FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ'S

WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF TRYOUTS?

  1. LAFAYETTE, LA​​

    • 14/UNDER - WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY / OPELOUSAS​​

    • 15/OVER - DAVID THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL GYM

  1. ALEXANDRIA, LA

    • YWCA / 1831 TURNER STREET / ALEXANDRIA, LA

  1. BERWICK, LA

    • BERWICK CIVIC CENTER / 300 PATTI DRIVE / BERWICK, LA

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO TRYOUTS?

  • YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR KNEEPADS, A WATER BOTTLE.  REGISTRATION SHOULD BE DONE AND PAID FOR ONLINE.  ALL PARTICIPANTS NEEDS TO HAVE MEMBERSHIP 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 SKILLS 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 COORDINATED FOR A PARENT MEETING.

WHAT GROUPS 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 AGE LEVEL.

CAN I PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AND PARTICIPATE WITH AJ's.

  • THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS YES.  EVEN THOUGH WE EXPECT EACH PLAYER TO BE AT ALL PRACTICES/TOURNAMENTS, WE UNDERSTAND AND DO NOT DISCOURAGE PLAYING AND 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 BE AT TRYOUTS, IT IS A STRESSFUL TIME FOR THE GIRLS.

WHAT LOCATIONS ARE TEAM PRACTICES?

  1. LAFAYETTE, LA

    • ACADIAN JUNIORS TRAINING FACILITY

    • WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    • DAVID THIBODAUX STEM SCHOOL GYM

  1. ALEXANDRIA, LA

    • YWCA - ALEXANDRIA

  1. BERWICK, LA

    • TBA

ONCE I AM SELECTED TO A TEAM, WHEN WILL I BEGIN PRACTICES?

  • RED NATIONAL / NAVY REGIONAL / WHITE STATE    - DECEMBER - MARCH/APRIL

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM                          - DECEMBER - MARCH

  • CLC PROGRAM                                                                 - DECEMBER - MARCH

  • AJ "FURY" BOYS PROGRAM                                           - DECEMBER - FEBRUARY

  • LIL' PEPPERS PROGRAM                                                  - JAN/FEB (1st SESSION) - MAR/APR (2nd SESSION)

  • GROUP SKILLS TRAINING                                                - DECEMBER - MARCH

  • ALEXANDRIA/BERWICK LOCATIONS                             - DECEMBER - MARCH

HOW ARE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS COORDINATED?

  • FOR THE OUT OF TOWN 2 or 3 DAY TOURNAMENTS - AJ WILL BLOCK OFF A GROUP OF ROOMS THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK FROM.  YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BOOK FROM THE BLOCK EXCEPT FOR THE TOURNAMENTS THAT ARE STAY TO PLAY TOURNAMENTS - A TOTAL OF 5 ROOMS MUST BE BOOKED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT TOURNAMENT.  AJ WILL HAVE HOTELS BLOCKED FOR THOSE.  FOR THE 1-DAY TOURNAMENTS I WILL NOT HAVE A BLOCK FOR TOURNAMENTS.

FEES DO NOT COVER PERSONAL TRAVEL COST/HOTELS/DINING, ETC.

AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT AJ'S.