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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Location of Tryouts?

YWCA - ALEXANDRIA
1831 TURNER STREET
ALEXANDRIA, LA

What should I bring to Tryouts?

YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR KNEEPADS, A WATER BOTTLE AND YOUR TRYOUT FEE  IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED ONLINE, WE WILL HAVE FORMS TO FILL OUT ON SITE.  ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH USAV.

How long are Tryouts?

WE HAVE ALLOTTED 1 AND 2 HOUR SESSIONS FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS.  TRYOUTS WILL ENCOMPASS DIFFERENT DRILLS TO EVALUATE SKILL AND CONTROLLED GAME PLAY.

Will there be a parent meeting at Tryouts?

NO. TRYOUTS ARE A VERY STRESSFUL TIME FOR OUR STAFF, PARENTS AND PLAYERS.  OUR STAFF WILL BE FOCUSING ON EVALUATING PLAYERS.  PLEASE EMAIL QUESTIONS TO ACADIANJUNIORS@COX.NET.  A SPECIFIC DATE WILL BE COORDIANTED FOR A PARENT MEETING.

What age group do I tryout for?

Can I "Play Up" an age group?

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PLAY AT YOUR GRADE LEVEL.  SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT OCCUR.  PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH THE CLUB DIRECTOR/COACHES ABOUT THE DESIRE TO PLAY OUT OF YOUR GRADE LEVEL.

Can I play another sport and participate with Acadian Juniors Volleyball Club.

THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS YES.  EVEN THOUGH WE EXPECT EACH PLAYER TO BE AT ALL PRACTICES/TOURNAMENTS, WE UNDERSTAND AND DO NOT DISCOURAGE PLAYING ARE PARTICIPATING IN OTHER SPORTS.  WE AS A CLUB WILL DO OUR BEST TO WORK AROUND ALL PLAYERS SCHEDULES, BUT SOMETIMES WE CANNOT.  THE EXPLANATION WILL BE FOUND ON THE CLUB GUIDELINES.

What if I cannot make the posted tryout for my age/level?

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE TRYOUT TIME/s, CONTACT THE DIRECTOR AT ACADIANJUNIORS@COX.NET.  WE WILL TRY AND SEEK THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION.

Can I watch my child tryout?

NO, WE PREFER PARENTS NOT TO BE AT TRYOUTS, IT IS A STRESSFUL TIME FOR THE GIRLS.

Where do teams practice?

YWCA - ALEXANDRIA GYM

MORE LOCATIONS MAY BE LISTED

Once I am selected to a team, when will I begin practices?

RED ELITE, BLUE CLUB, WHITE REGIONAL - DECEMBER - APRIL

YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAL - DECEMBER - MARCH

LIL' PEPPERS PROGRAM - JANUARY/FEBRUARY (1ST SESSION) AND MARCH/APRIL (2ND SESSION)

GROUP SPRING SKILLS SESSION - JANUARY - APRIL

How are travel arrangements coordinated?

FOR THE OUT OF TOWN 2 OR 3 DAY TOURANMENTS - AJ WILL BLOCKED OFF A GROUP OF ROOMS THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK FROM.  YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BOOK FROM THE BLOCK.  FOR THE TOURNAMENTS THAT ARE STAY TO PLAY TOURNAMENTS - A TOTAL OF 5 ROOMS MUST BE BOOKED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT TOURNAMENT.  WE ARE REQUIRED TO BLOCK FROM THEIR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE.  I WILL COORDINATE WHO WILL NEED ROOMS AND BLOCK FROM THERE.

FOR THE OUT OF TOWN 1 DAY TOURNAMENTS - NO BLOCKS HAVE BEEN BOOKED.  PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN BOOKING IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY OVERNIGHT.

What are the costs and what does it cover?

COST FOR TEAMS DIFFER FROM EACH CLASSIFICATION, TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE  AND/OR PRACTICE SCHEDULE.  COST WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN ASK FOR OR AT TEAM MEETING.  FEES INCLUDE ALL TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEES, EQUIPMENT, COACHING SALARIES, COURT RENTALS, COACHES TRAVEL, UNIFORMS, ADMINISTRATION FEES.  ADDITIONAL FEES WILL BE ACCESSED FOR THOSE TEAMS THAT QUALIFY AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT.

FEES NOT COVERED:  PERSONAL TRAVEL COST/HOTELS/DINING, ETC.


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