OPEN GYMS AND TRYOUTS
October 19th - 3rd to 6th grade 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
October 22nd - 7th and 8th grade 6:00 to 8:00 pm
October 29th - 7th and 8th grade 6:00 to 8:00 pm
November 2nd - 3rd to 6th grade 6:00 to 7:30 pm
*must pre-register for open gyms due to Covid-19
We are having open tryouts for our teams for the 20-21 season. We have a limited number of positions available for our teams if you have not already committed to Apex VBC. For those that are 14's division and under and have paid your deposit and committed to Apex VBC, you do need to attend this tryout! You will be placed on a team based on this tryout. Come prepared to work hard and have fun! Please read all the information on this page carefully to understand the age requirements, costs associated with Apex Volleyball Club, and the registration paperwork due at the time of tryouts. You must pre-register for the tryout by clicking on the link below. This is a HOA requirement. You will not be allowed to walk up and tryout this year due to Covid-19! Please make sure you have filled out the registration google doc prior to attending the tryouts!
Tryouts are located at The Clubhouse. 4136 E. Kearney St. Springfield, MO 65803.
NOVEMBER 1st, Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 14's
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 13's
NOVEMBER 8th, Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12 and under
3:30-6:00 Ages 15's-18's
TRYOUTS ARE $15
FORMS NEEDED FOR TRYOUTS
You must have a current membership with USA Volleyball for the 20-21 season before you can attend tryouts. Your membership from the 19-20 season expires on October 31st and therefore you will need to purchase a $15 membership that 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 Classification (Needed for Tryout Registration Form).
BRING THE FOLLOWING TO TRYOUTS:
1) A printed copy of your USAV Membership Card - Link for Membership Card
2) Tryout fee of $15
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 2021. 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. 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.”