Tryouts

TRYOUTS


Trying out for a competitive team, in any sport, can be an exhilarating, rewarding and sometimes nerve-wracking experience.  Whether you’re just starting to dip your toe into volleyball – or you’ve been in love with the game for as long as you can remember – it’s that competitive drive that will push you to want to be your best.

FCVC has been producing elite-level volleyball players for almost a quarter of a century, and our graduates have gone on to compete at the top level of the game: college, university, as well as Regional, Provincial and National teams.

It’s the goal of the volunteers who drive FCVC to give all the athletes as much information as possible, so that everyone can make the best decision for themselves.  So, below are some links to get you started:

Frequently Asked Questions about playing FCVC

Frequently Asked Questions about Tryouts

Click here to Register for Tryouts

 

Competitive Team Tryouts Schedule (2016-2017)

Below are the tryout sessions for this season.

Please attend the tryouts that correspond with your year of birth.

 

Tryouts are held at the following locations (click the link to see directions):

London

St. Thomas

 

Click here to download a printable version of the complete London tryout schedule.

(St. Thomas tryouts listed below)

GROUP DAY OF THE WEEK DATE TIME LOCATION
Boys 12U
(Born in 2005 or later)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fanshawe College
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Supreme Courts
Boys 13U
(Born in 2004)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fanshawe College
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Supreme Courts
Boys 14U
(Born in 2003)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fanshawe College
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Supreme Courts
Boys 15U
(Born in 2002)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fanshawe College
Monday Sep 12, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Supreme Courts
Boys 16U
(Born in 2001)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Fanshawe College
Tuesday Sep 13, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Medway High School
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Medway High School
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Supreme Courts
Boys 17U
(Born in 2000)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Fanshawe College
Monday Sep 12, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Oakridge Secondary School
 
Girls 12U
(Born in 2005 or later)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Fanshawe College
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Supreme Courts
Girls 13U
(Born in 2004)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Fanshawe College
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Supreme Courts
Girls 14U
(Born in 2003)
Saturday Sep 10, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fanshawe College
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Fanshawe College
Tuesday Sep 13, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Medway High School
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Supreme Courts
Girls 15U
(Born in 2002)
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fanshawe College
Monday Sep 12, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Medway High School
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Supreme Courts
Girls 16U
(Born in 2001)
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fanshawe College
Tuesday Sep 13, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Saturday Sep 17, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Supreme Courts
Girls 17U
(Born in 2000)
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fanshawe College
Monday Sep 12, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Oakridge Secondary School
Girls 18U
(Born in 1999)
Sunday Sep 11, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fanshawe College
Tuesday Sep 13, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Medway High School
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Medway High School

 

St. Thomas Tryouts

 

What is the OVA policy on club volleyball tryouts?

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) has implemented a Tryout Window Policy for all clubs competing in the OVA, which can be accessed here.   All athletes and parents are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy.

In brief, all clubs are permitted to run tryouts ONLY during the prescribed Tryout Windows.  Offers for an athlete to join a team must be made via the official OVA Offer Form, which can be hand-delivered to the athlete or emailed to the parents/guardian.  Lastly, Signing Periods have been implemented, before which no athlete may officially commit to a team.  Athletes commit to a club by signing the OVA Registration Form And Waiver.

As an exception, the OVA is allowing clubs to re-sign athletes that played for them the previous season, before the Tryout Window, during the Re-Signing Period, if they wish to do so.

Verbal commitments between clubs and athletes made at any time are informal.  Receipt of an OVA Offer Form is the only binding offer, and signing of the OVA Registration Form And Waiver is the only binding contract.

Once an athlete has signed with a team, they are committed to that club until the end of the season (May 31st of the following year).  During this committed period, no further communication or contact from other clubs can be made with the athlete.

 

How does FCVC approach tryouts?

FCVC strongly supports the policies developed by the OVA regarding tryouts, and wants the process to be as open and stress-free as possible.

FCVC will NOT be utilizing the Re-Signing Period to sign the previous season’s athletes before tryouts.  This decision reflects our commitment to running true and fair tryouts, and to treating all athletes who compete for spots on our teams equitably.

FCVC and its coaches will communicate honestly with all athletes who try out, so that each individual has all the information needed to make their decision.   We believe that athletes and teams must be confident that each is a good fit for the other, so the season can be a harmonious and productive one!

 

There are multiple tryout dates… what if I have to miss a tryout?

If you have to miss one or more of the posted tryout dates for your age group, please communicate that ahead of time to the head coach for your age group.  Tryouts with FCVC are fun, challenging and informative, as we incorporate teaching and technical feedback into the process.   You can also contact us ahead of time at tryouts@forestcityvolleyball.com to let us know.   Please remember to indicate what age group you are trying out for!

 

How do I register for tryouts?

You are asked to pre-register for tryouts by accessing our online registration and payment program.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your first tryout session to check in and receive your t-shirt.

 

How much does it cost to try out?

There is a fee of $25 to attend the FCVC tryouts.  You will receive a t-shirt as well as a lot of volleyball instruction and training during the process.

 

Do I need to bring anything to tryouts?

Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for a vigorous work-out, including proper court shoes.  Please also bring a water bottle and a willingness to have fun and work hard!

 

How will I know if I have made the team?

The Head Coach for each team will communicate directly with each athlete to let them know whether or not they have been chosen for the team.   All athletes chosen for a team will be given an official OVA Offer Form, and the athlete must return their signed OVA Registration Form And Waiver to the Head Coach to confirm acceptance of that offer.

 

What if I’m trying out for more than one club, and I make more than one team?

Athletes and teams must be sure that each is a good fit for the other.  All athletes and parents are encouraged to seek out as much information as they can to make the best decision for them.

No athlete may officially commit themselves to a club until the Signing Periods, at which time the OVA Registration Form And Waiver is signed and the commitment for that season becomes binding.

If an athlete wishes to communicate their decision to either accept or reject an offer to sign PRIOR to the Signing Periods they are free to do so, but decisions are not binding until the end of the Signing Period.

Again, athletes and parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OVA Tryout Window Policy.

 

I’m kind of nervous about tryouts… any advice?

It’s completely natural to be nervous during tryouts, but it is difficult to perform at your best if you become too anxious.  Work out your nervous energy on the court, both physically and verbally.   Be loud and assertive and you will definitely perform better!

Remember, all the coaches want to see you do well and succeed, and they are there to help and encourage you.   We look forward to seeing you on the court!

 

What if I think of another question?

If you have any further questions about trying out for an FCVC competitive volleyball team we would love to hear from you.   Please contact us at tryouts@forestcityvolleyball.com.

 

Ready to go?  Click here to register…