Slainte Girls Tryout Information 2017-18
For the 2017-18 season, tryouts are required for players interested in participating in power, premier, or our rising youth program. ALL players need to register online with Sláinte Volleyball Club to be placed on the tryout lists.
Welcome to Sláinte Volleyball Club! Sláinte is excited about the upcoming season and your potential development as a volleyball player. We are committed to providing a fun and competitive learning environment. Through this experience, we hope you will develop a love for the sport and the qualities of a team player.
The Girls Season begins with tryouts and team selection in early November. Sláinte offer a variety of teams that fit the competitive player, as well as players learning the sport for the very first time. We will field teams for Power League, Premier League, and Rising Youth. Ages range from 8 through 18.
All teams compete in Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and/or United States Volleyball (USAV) tournaments.
The Girls Power League teams’ season begins in November and runs until May or July depending upon whether a team qualifies for the Girls Junior National Championships. Tryouts are held in early November and the season. Depending upon the age and skill level of the team, practices will begin in late November or the beginning of December. Teams generally practice 2 to 3 times per week.
Teams will participate in 12 to 20 tournament dates depending on the team. Tournaments include Power League, California Kickoff and National Qualifier tournaments where teams compete to earn bids to the Girls Junior National Championships.
We categorize our Power teams into two types: Competitive/Travel Power Teams and regular Power teams. (Click here to see the slightly different standards regarding playing time.)
The Girls Premier League Program begins with tryouts in November; practices and tournaments run from December to early May. Teams practice twice per week and participate in the NCVA Premier League. The Premier League teams are ideal for players interested in playing competitive volleyball with a less extensive time and travel commitment.
All premier teams will play in the NCVA Premier League and may opt to do additional tournaments.
Slainte runs a developmental program for boys and girls called Rising Youth. Our Rising Youth program offers options in the fall (September – late November) and winter/spring (January – April). Rising Youth teams are ideal for beginning players who want to develop their skills and experience competition but who are not ready for the commitment of playing on a Premier or Power team.
We offer two types of Rising Youth Programs: Rising Youth with Practice only and Rising Youth with Competition. Please note that the Rising Youth with Competition program is only offered in the winter/spring season. Click here to see the differences between both programs.