The club selection and tryout process can be a very trying time for all involved- parents, players, as well as club personal. As a player and parent, there are many different club programs, with many different philosophies and goals. That is why it is important to you to do your “homework” prior to attend tryouts with a specific club.
Most USAV regions now have web sites listing the various clubs with links to each club, a great starting point for your investigation.
For both parent and player, it is important to sit down and discuss what factors will have the greatest impact on the choice of club programs. Following are some important questions players and parents should know about the club you are considering.
If possible, talk with players and parents that have had experience with the club.
1. What is my primary reason for trying out?
2. Each Club program has different levels of commitment and policies. What type of club program do I want to play for?
3. What type of coach do I want to play for?
4. What about travel?
5. What kind of financial commitment is required by the club?