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Club Tryouts

2019 AJ Club Season Programs

Acadian Juniors offers Girls and Boys ages 10/under to 18's

‚ÄčLil' Peppers Program - Ages 4 - 9 year olds - 2 Sessions (Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr)

Registration is still needed - No tryouts, everyone participates - Practice once a week.

AJ "FURY" Boys Program - Ages 10/under, 12/under and 14/under.  Session runs from Dec - Feb.

Registration/USAV Membership/Tryout required - Practice starts in November.

AJ Youth Developmental Program - Ages 10/under and 12/under.  Session runs from Dec - Mar.

Registration/USAV Membership/Tryout required - Practice starts in December.

AJ Group Spring Training Program - Ages 12/under - 18/under.  Session runs from Dec - Mar.

Registration/USAV Membership required.  For players unable to commit to club volleyball.

Practice once a week - Practice starts in December.

AJ - RED/NAVY/WHITE Club Teams - Ages 12/under - 18/under.  Session runs from Dec - Apr (with optional Nationals in June for Red Teams

Registration/USAV Membership/Tryout Required - Practice starts in November/December.


Tryouts for 2019 Club Season

October 7th, 2018 (and October 8th if needed)

12's/under - 8:00am - 9:30am

13's - 10:00am - 12:00pm

14's  - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

‚ÄčNovember 11th, 2018 (all High School participants)

15's - 10:00am - 12:00pm

16's - 18's -1:00pm - 3:00pm

"FURY" Boys - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

 

David Thibodeaux STEM School

805 Teurlings Drive

Lafayette, LA  70501

PLEASE FILL OUT ALL FORMS BELOW AND PAY TRYOUT/REGISTRATION FEE BEFORE YOU COME TO TRYOUTS


CLUB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is the Location of Tryouts?

DAVID THIBODAUX STEM SCHOOL

805 TEURLINGS DRIVE

LAFAYETTE, LA  70501

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 MONICA@ACADIANJUNIORS.COM.  A SPECIFIC DATE WILL BE COORDIANTED FOR A PARENT MEETING.

What should I bring to Tryouts?

YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR VOLLEYBALL EQUIPMENT, 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 1-1/2 AND 2 HOUR SESSIONS FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS.  TRYOUTS WILL ENCOMPASS DIFFERENT DRILLS TO EVALUATE SKILL AND CONTROLLED GAME PLAY.

What age group do I tryout for?

You must tryout for the age group you will be as of 08/31/2019

18/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000

17/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

16/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

15/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

14/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

13/under -Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

12/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

11&10/under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007

If you are 13 or 14 years of age and play on a High School Volleyball Team, you must tryout on the November 11th tryout date with the 15's.

Please register and pay online for the October 7th tryout, so that we know you wish to be considered for the 13's/14's team.

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 MONICA@ACADIANJUNIORS.COM.  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?

WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE AT SOME SCHOOL GYMS.

DAVID THIBODAUX STEM SCHOOL

CARENCRO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC SCHOOL

EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF ACADIANA

CARENCRO HIGH SCHOOL

LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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)

AJ "FURY" BOYS PROGRAM - DECEMBER - FEBRUARY

GROUP SPRING SKILLS SESSION - JANUARY - APRIL

How are travel arrangements coordinated?

FOR THE OUT OF TOWN 2 OR 3 DAY TOURANMENTS - AJ HAS 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.

 

AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US

Monica Breaux

Director

Phone: 337-344-4001