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Tryout Information

2020 Season Girls Tryout Information

Please complete the Tryout Registration prior to coming to the tryout, and OVR tryout membership.

Tryouts this season, cost will be $20 if you pre-register.

2019/2020 Tryout Dates

For our Tryout Dates  the tryout age groups and times are as follows:

October 27th, 2019
14's (8th Grade) (60 Spots)
12:30-2:30pm 13's (7th Grade) (60 Spots)

October 28th, 2019
13's (7th Grade) (60 Spots)

October 29th, 2019
14's (8th Grade) (60 Spots)

October 30th, 2019
11 and 12's (5 and 6th Grade)

November 10th, 2019
9:00-11:30 am
(15's All Divisions)
12:30-2:00 pm (16-18's All Divisions)

*Check in is always the half hour preceding tryouts, please pre-register to save time and money*

2020 Tryouts


Tryout Information

  • The tryout cost is $20 if you pre-register
  • Only one tryout is necessary.

The purpose of tryouts at ESO is to assess an individual player’s abilities to place the player on the appropriate level team so they may have fun, improve and excel during the upcoming volleyball season.

To accomplish this goal, our top-level coaches evaluate players as they participate in drills designed to test their basic volleyball skills. Players are evaluated by multiple coaches throughout the course of the tryout session, the coaches then work together on the team placement process.

After Tryouts

  • All tryout participants will receive a letter when leaving the tryout with the level of program  from their Age Group Coordinator.
  • To officially accept this position,  go online and fill out acceptance form and pay your Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable Deposit ($100 for all Programs)
  • After acceptance, athletes will take place in an official team placement with accepted athletes and pre-committed athletes.You always have the opportunity to move up program levels at team placements.

Overview of a Typical Tryout Day

  1. Arrive 30-45 minutes early to check in or complete the registration process if you did not do so online before. It is highly encouraged you complete this before arrival
  2. When registering,  all athletes will be eligible to be placed on the highest level of play by the Elite Staff (Elite, Premier, Select, and Regional) and coaches will evaluate based on ability. For a description of the different levels of play, click here.
  3. Check in at the registration table. All athletes will need to bring a copy of their OVR Tryout Membership Card,  and you will receive your tryout t-shirt and number here.
  4. Pay your $20 tryout fee  With this single payment, your child may participate in tryout session and will receive a tryout t-shirt. The tryout number should be worn at tryout session. 
  5. Players can then change into their volleyball gear, rack their bags, and report to the courts for positional placement. Players are invited to warm-up on their own prior to the start of the tryout.
  6. Next, the actual tryout takes place. The elite staff will circulate during the session to evaluate the skill level of the players.
  7. At the end of the session, the elite staff will address the players to discuss the team placement process, general Q&A, etc.
  8. Upon departing ALL Athletes will receive a letter with their placement information in the Elite Program.

Tips for Parents

  1. Register online before the tryout date.
  2. Register for OVR Tryout Membership.
  3. Arrive early.
  4. Tryouts are closed. There will be a informational meeting at the beginning of each session.

Which Age Group Will I Tryout For?

Age Definitions for the 2020 club season:

  • 18 and Under Division (Seniors)
  • 17 and Under Division (Juniors)
  • 16 and Under Division (Sophomores)
  • 15 and Under Division (Freshman)
  • 14 and Under Division (8th Grade)
  • 13 and Under Division (7th Grade)
  • 12 and Under Division (6th Grade)
  • 11 and Under Division (4th and 5th Grade)