We are having additional tryouts for our teams! Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
Please read all the information on this page carefully to understand the age requirements, tryout costs associated with Apex Volleyball Club and the registration paperwork due at the time of tryouts. HOA has changed how players register for club tryouts this year - some forms must be filled out on the HOA website. Step-by-step directions are provided on the HOA website at hoavb.org.
Please email to let us know you are coming.
Tryouts are located at The Clubhouse. 4136 E. Kearney St. Springfield, MO 65803.
Nov. 3rd (Sunday)
1:00-3:00 pm - Ages 8's-12's
3:30-5:30 pm - Ages 13's-14's
*For ages from 8-12, we are trying to keep as many girls as possible if we are able to form teams.
Nov. 10th (Sunday)
2:00-4:30 pm - Ages 15's-18's
TRYOUTS ARE $15
FORMS NEEDED FOR TRYOUTS
You must have a current membership with USA Volleyball for the current season before you can attend tryouts. You can go online and purchase a membership and this will allow you to attend any HOA sanctioned tryout or open gym. If you are unsure of the age your daughter should try out for, you can click this link and determine the proper tryout age USAV Age Calculator (Needed for Tryout Registration Form).
BRING THE FOLLOWING TO TRYOUTS:
2) Player Information Form DOWNLOAD
(COMPLETE AND PRINT, MUST BRING THE PRINTED COPY TO TRYOUTS OR YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT ANOTHER ONE AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE DURING TRYOUTS)
3) A printed copy of the Player Medical Release Form
4) $15 fee for tryouts
HOA Parent Information Page
What HOA membership should I be getting my daughter?
HOA – F3 – Full Season Junior – $55
The full season junior membership is for girls ages 11-18. Becoming a full season junior member gives the member access to compete in any regionally or nationally sanctioned indoor/beach competition. It also provides the member with USAV insurance coverage during sanctioned tryouts, practices, and competition.
HOA – F5 – 10U Regional Competition – $15
The 10 and under membership is for boys and girls ages 9-10 who are playing in regionally sanctioned competition only. This membership provides access to compete in any regionally sanctioned indoor/beach events and provides USAV insurance coverage during regionally sanctioned tryouts, practices, and competition. These members are not eligible to compete in any nationally sanctioned events such as a bid division at the Show Me National Qualifier or USAV Junior National Championship. A member who is 9-10 years of age and will be participating in a nationally sanctioned event has to register with the F3-Full Season Junior Membership.
HOA – F6 – 8U Regional Competition – FREE
The 8 and under membership is for boys and girls ages 8 and under who are playing in regionally sanctioned competition only. This membership provides access to compete in any regionally sanctioned indoor/beach competition and provides USAV insurance coverage during regionally sanctioned tryouts, practices, and competition. These members are not eligible to compete in any nationally sanctioned events such as the bid division at the Show Me National Qualifier or USAV Junior National Championship. A member who is 8 years of age or younger and will be participating in a nationally sanctioned event has to register with the F3-Full Season Junior Membership.
HOA – S3 – Summer Season Junior – $15
(Valid only on or after May 1st of the current season)
The summer season junior membership is for boys and girls ages 18 and under who have not register with any other type of junior membership and will only be playing on or after May 1st through August 31st. This membership provides access to all regionally sanctioned competition and provides USAV insurance coverage during sanctioned events. A member who will be playing at the USAV Junior National Championship has to register with the F3-Full Season Junior Membership.
LEVEL OF TEAMS FORMED WITHIN APEX VOLLEYBALL CLUB
When your athlete comes to tryouts, she will have a choice of trying out for a regional team, a national team, or both. If you chose to try out for a national team and are placed on one, you will be expected to be at all practices and travel to all tournaments. If your family would rather not travel, then you should try out for a regional team only. See below for more details about the two levels of teams at Apex.
National Teams: National level teams will attend high-level competition tournaments, such as Heart of America power league, national qualifiers, and regionals in order to earn a bid to Nationals in the summer of 2020. Parents and players will be expected to travel more at this level. Please take this into account and make sure your schedules in school, whether it be other sports, dances (proms, etc.), and work schedules will allow for this travel. In addition to time, there will be extra expenses for your personal hotel and travel to these tournaments. Being placed on a national team, and then not attending these tournaments with your team, may disqualify you the next season for a national team.
Regional Teams: Regional level teams will have both local and non-local tournaments. The team, parents, and players will have some input into how much traveling they want to do outside of the local area. Non-local tournaments could include Kansas City area, Joplin, Lebanon, and others within an hour's drive of Springfield, Mo. These teams will practice twice a week until the tournament schedule starts. At that time, practices will be adjusted due to playing on the weekends. The fees for regional teams could vary slightly if your team decides to add additional tournaments. Our regional teams are designed for the players that don’t want to travel or that play other sports that make it difficult to commit to a national team. Players on regional teams may be of high skill level, but just not have the time needed to commit to a national traveling team. Our regional teams are very competitive and usually do very well locally.
Apex Volleyball Club will be training at The Clubhouse in addition to Henderson and Stalnaker Boys and Girls Club. All national teams will be formed to compete at the highest level. Our goal at Apex is to have several national teams within each age division that will compete in power league and regionals with the expectations of earning a bid to nationals. In addition, we want to push our athletes to the highest level to reach their full potential. There is great talent throughout Southwest Missouri. Our hope is to bring this talent together by using our five court training facilities and experienced coaches to improve your individual skills and form competitive teams that will compete nationally.
At Apex, our mission states, “As a club, we have a great passion for the game of volleyball and strive to consistently gain skills to play at a competitive level around the country. Our purpose is to have all youth enhance their skills with our program and to continue into the collegiate level.”