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2022/2023 JO Season Tryouts

Please review this page carefully to prepare for tryouts! 

Important information What you need to know - Please Read

Our coaches love to train! We’re looking for players who: have a strong desire to get better; have a “team first” attitude; and want to compete and work for it! 

We offer 3 levels of teams - National, American, and Regional. Not all age groups have all 3 levels. Not sure what level or age group to tryout for? See below on this page for information about our different levels & also age groups. 

Tryouts are held (see dates below) and players must register and attend tryouts before they are placed on a team. Even if you signed an early offer to play for RockCity, you still have to attend and follow tryout procedures. 

Tryouts will be held at:

RockCity SportsCenter 

8001 Moving Way, Mentor, Ohio

Between 306 & 615, turn south onto Justin Way. About 1/4 of a mile down on the left, you’ll see a white building and signs for “Moving Solutions”. Pull in the drive and go all the way to the back of the building - entrance is the very last door you can see. 

Ready to register? Here’s what you’ll need to do:


1. Review the “Athlete’s Bill of Rights” 

2. Determine age level to tryout for - see chart below.

Some players may want to play their ‘grade’ instead of their age. Please call us to discuss this scenario. 440 915-3199 (speak with Dan or Rob). 

3. Before arriving for tryouts, purchase a USAV tryout membership for $10. OVR  is using SportsEngine for this process this year. Click here to create a SportsEngine account and/or purchase a tryout membership.

For more information about creating a sportsengine account - click here first. 

4. Register for Tryouts - 

5. Complete the player medical release form - 

You will also need to bring this form with you to tryouts. 

What to expect

1. When you arrive, you will check in at the registration desk (Make sure you’ve registered for our tryouts no later than 48 hours before the scheduled tryout time) Bring the USAV tryout membership card and player medical release form. Player will receive a t-shirt BUT SHOULD NOT WEAR IT FOR TRYOUTS. Player will be assigned a tryout number.

2. Player will run through a number of measurements and drills to help determine their potential level. Part of the assessment will be objective and part will be subjective. Effort level, communication, sport IQ,  will be evaluated in addition to their volleyball skills.

3. Some players may receive an offer “on the spot”. Others will receive an email within 24-48 hours. The email will include the level of team offered and other detailed information. 

Will parents be able to watch?

Due to the amount of players participating, we ask that parents for ages 13 & up leave the premises after the player has registered and return at the end of the tryout time period.  

What happens if player is offered a team?

If player is offered a “contract” for a team, it will state what level (National, American or Regional) and give you other specific details, including a deadline to accept the offer. You (the parent) and the player will be instructed on what to do to accept the offer. Parent and Player will be required to electronically accept and submit the contract and a $400 deposit will be required at the time of acceptance.

2022/2023 Girl’s Acceptance Signing Deadlines

USAV age 

10’s - 12’s

Wednesday, October 26th - 9 pm

Wednesday, Nov 2nd - 9 pm

13’s – 14’s                                                        

Wednesday Nov 2nd – 9 pm

Wednesday, Nov 9th - 9 pm

15’s – 18’s

Wednesday, Nov 16th  - 9 pm

Wednesday Nov 23rd – 9 pm

Tryout Schedule

Age Group Level Offered Date Time
10s Regional Friday, October 21st 7 -9 pm
11s National & Regional Friday, October 21st 7 -9 pm
12s National & American Friday, October 21st 7 -9 pm
10s - 12s Make Up National, American & Regional Sunday, October 23rd 8 - 9:30 am
13s National & American Saturday, October 29th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
14s National & American Friday, October 28th 6:00 - 8:30 pm
13s & 14s Make Up National & American Sunday, October 30th 8 - 9:30 am
15s National & American Sunday, November 13 9:00 - 11:30 am
16s National & American Sunday, November 13th 12:30 - 3:00 pm
17s & 18s National & American Sunday, November 13th 4:00 - 6:00 pm
15s - 18s Make up National & American Monday, November 14th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Info for levels of play