Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between National, American and Regional Teams?
The biggest difference between National Team schedules compared to American and Regional is the amount of 2-day tournaments that they play in. While most National events are 2-day events, some may be 3 or 4 day events which include much more exposure. American and Regional events are normally 1-day events. Our club for the most part says in the Louisville, Indianapolis and Columbus areas. The biggest difference really comes when we attend Qualifiers and National Tournaments with our top National Teams.
What does the term "Age Waiver" mean? What is the birthday cutoff?
The cut off date for volleyball is September 1st. If you turn 13 before September 1st, you are officially a U13 player even if you are a 6th grader. If you are one of those with a bad birthday you will be referred to as a "grade level' or "age waiver" player. Age waiver players must "play up" if they want to play on a National Team. They are allowed to play "down" and play with their grade level on an American or Regional team. Therefore if that specific American or Regional team decides to play a Qualifier or any tournament that leads to Nationals, the team must play up an age group due to the age waiver player on the roster. Most CVA teams stay in our age group and play American level events including Regional's.
What paperwork do I need for tryouts?
Some clubs require you to register with USA Volleyball prior to tryouts, we require this after the teams are formed. The day of tryouts you are required to fill out and bring the Player Information Form, OHSAA Concussion Form and OVR Medical Release Forms. And because CVA has its own facility (Courts 4 Sports) and insurance all participants are required to fill out our Facility Release of Liability.
What happens after tryouts?
The evening after tryouts results will be posted on our website using the players tryout number given to them the first week of tryouts. Those accepting a position will click on their number and fill out the CVA Acceptance form, once processed their name will appear where their number was. Information regarding alternates and accepting your position will be posted on the age division results page.
Since we (CVA) choose to participate in the OVR (Ohio Valley Region) we are bound by their rules. The rules can be found on the Player Bill of Rights. The Player Bill of Rights allows eligible candidates the opportunity to consider all of your options. For National teams you're allowed 3 days from the start of the tryout period to sign a contract and American and Regional teams are allowed 10 days. Once you've accepted a position on a team you will be require to pay a deposit.