Individual clubs will determine their tryout schedule. Great Lakes Region encourages all prospective athletes to directly contact each club they will be trying out for to determine how the tryout processes will work on a club-to-club basis.

WHEN PURCHASING A GREAT LAKES REGION/USA VOLLEYBALL MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON, ATHLETES, COACHES AND DIRECTORS ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY ALL GREAT LAKES REGION POLICIES, INCLUDING THOSE FOR TRYOUTS, COMMITMENTS AND CLUB -SELECTION.

2022 – 2023 USAV CALENDAR YEAR

DO NOT CONTACT THE REGION FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE TRYOUTS-CONTACT THE CLUB DIRECTLY!

As in the past – clubs may re-sign their own players at any time during their previous club year. Renewal contracts must be in the same discipline of sport (indoor or outdoor) that the player participated in the previous club season (2021-2022).

For the 2023-2024 Season, the start dates for tryouts are as follows:
Girls – All Divisions – first legal date for tryouts is Saturday, July 15, 2023 (1st Allowable girls try-out date will be second Saturday after final date of USAV nationals (with impending possible dates i.e. Illinois dead date, etc.))
Tryouts, offers and payments may begin as soon as the 1st tryout date.
Be aware that there are the IHSA restrictions regarding High School Girls in August.
Club Practices for Girls ages 14 & Under may begin on or after September 1st, 2022.

Boys – All Divisions – first legal date for tryouts is TBD for 2023
Tryouts, offers and payments may begin as soon as the 1st tryout date.
Club Practices for Boys of all age groups may start on or after September 1st, 2023.

The GLR will not be responsible for financial losses to clubs as a result of players breaking contracts during the gap period.

Tryout Memberships will be available in SportsEngine for ANY NEW CLUB PLAYER. New Athletes can purchase a tryout membership (Valid from July 1st through December 31st, 2022) through SportsEngine.

All 2021-2022 memberships will expire September 1, 2022.

GIRLS 15’s, 16’s, 17’s and 18 and under Divisions PLEASE NOTE: ATHLETES who are STILL competing or practicing with their HIGH SCHOOL TEAM are NOT ALLOWED to partake in any athletic demonstrations, drills or athletic fitness testing at a tryout. You may attend and sign up for the tryout to let the Club know you are interested – and then arrange for a future tryout date AFTER you have completed your High School Season. Any Club who asks an athlete who is still in any phase of their High School season to physically tryout should be reported to the Region Commissioner immediately at 630-986-9000 or greatlakesvolleyball@glrvb.com

Great Lakes Region is committed to the athletes and the schools they attend.

PLAYER SELECTION:

Clubs may use a variety of methods to select their players. Some clubs may choose to hold tryouts; some clubs may accept everyone who chooses to be a part of their program; some clubs limit their membership to a certain school district or metro area; and, some clubs extend invitations to players who played with them in the previous USAV season.

Great Lakes Region and USA Volleyball do not get involved with financial disputes or contractual obligations between a club and a player/player’s family.

Please contact Great Lakes regional Board of Directors representative or Great Lakes Region Office at 630-986-9000 or email the office at greatlakesvolleyball@glrvb.com.