Boys Tryouts Info

Welcome to Sláinte Volleyball Club!  We are excited about the upcoming season and your development as a player.  The Boys 2017-2018 Power League begins with tryouts and team selection on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Sláinte will field teams from ages 12 through 18. We offer a variety of teams that fit the competitive player, as well as players learning the sport for the very first time.

Tryouts Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral – 1055 Ellis Street, San Francisco

DateSunday, August 13, 2017

For Ages 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Registration Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Tryout Time:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages: 17 to 18 years old

Registration Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tryout Time:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fee: $35.00

Register online by clicking on age group here

What you will need for tryouts:
USAV Tryout Pass*  
* Players must either have a tryout pass or last year’s USAV membership at the time of tryouts. Tryout passes are $15.00 and good for all other club tryouts. Please note that this fee is separate from Sláinte’s tryout fee.


What is the power league tournament calendar for 2017-18

What happens after tryouts on August 13, 2017?

The Boys 2017-18 team selection will happen in the next 48-72 hours after tryouts.  Team signing is on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Sacred Heart Cathedral from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  Thereafter, teams will start practice on Sunday, August 20, 2017.  The practice is at Sacred Heart Cathedral; times for each team is to be determined.

Boys Tryouts – Parent’s Information


Thank you for participating in today’s tryouts.  Please read below regarding questions you may have regarding joining Sláinte Boys’ Volleyball Club.


What happens after tryouts?

After tryouts, the coaches will choose players best suited for each team. Coaches will do their best to contact players by 10pm tonight or by 4pm on Monday.  Please note that each team can expect to have either 10 to 12 players on the official team roster.


How do I reach my coaches?

Sláinte 14-1:               Erica Cotton              (503) 779-3287

Sláinte 16-1:               Matt Tinio                 (650) 438-1775

Sláinte 16-2:     Nathan Leung          (415) 623-0207

Sláinte 17-1:               Nick Dailey               (415) 307-2644

Sláinte 18-1:     Nga Tran                   (415) 595-3039


If I am accepting a spot a team, what do I do next?

There is a mandatory parent and player’s signing meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Sacred Heart Cathedral – 1055 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA. Please meet in Dining Hall between 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  This meeting is to complete club paperwork, team gear form, submit the player’s payment agreement, etc…


If you are not able to make this meeting, please let us know in advance. Please note that if you are unable to make the meeting and there is no communication with the coaches or directors, it is assumed that you will not be taking a spot on a Sláinte team.


What is the financial commitment?

Sláinte 15-1, Sláinte 16-1, Sláinte 17-1, Sláinte 18-1                                             $1,500.00

Sláinte 16-2, Sláinte 18-2                                                                                          $1,300.00

Sláinte 14-1                                                                                                                $1,000.00


Please note that this does not include USAV’s $70 fee for membership.


When are the team fees due?

August 14, 2017                                                                                                        $800.00

September 15, 2017                                                                                      final balance


What does the team fee include?

Fees include: Sláinte team gear, team jerseys, team sports equipment, office supplies, Fall Tournament Schedule, gym rental fees, team practices, and coaches’ salaries.


Where are practices held?

Please note that the majority of the practices will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral

When are practices?

Team practice begins Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Generally, practices are:

  • Sundays and 2 weeknights thru the end of October
  • Sundays and 1 weeknight after October
  • There will be no practice during Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekend.
What is the time commitment for tournaments?

Power League Tournaments start at 8:00am and generally ends around 4pm. Playing sites are in various locations in northern California. Teams could go to San Francisco State University, San Jose State, or to Rocklin. Travel times vary from 30 minutes to potentially 3 hours.


What are my options if I do not make one of Sláinte’s Fall Power League Teams?

Sláinte will do its best to accommodate all players who want to learn the sport, however, competing on Power League may not be the best fit. We generally offer options that might be a better fit.

  • An Alternate/Practice Position on a Power League Team…the player will participate in all team practices, however, they will not travel and/or compete in Power League Tournaments.
  • Rising Youth Program…this program is mainly for beginners or intermediate players looking to advance their volleyball skills. This program practices on Sundays only. No tournament or travel is involved.
  • Sláinte Skills Clinic…these Skills Clinics are generally held from September thru October and meant for beginners &/or players who would like to work on their fundamentals.


Contact us

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