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Atown VB Ambassador Travel

2020/2021 Season Tryout Information

Ambassador Travel Program: 12u-18u & Guys

TRYOUT DATES & TIMES!

12U-14U TRYOUTS: NOTE changes due to MS tournament!

**Save the Date for Monday October 26th

SITES:

Monday : Eureka Baptist Church - 1600 US-29 Anderson SC 29621 

Thursday/Friday: D1 - 100 Powers Blvd Piedmont Sc 29673

 

12U:  Monday October 26th - 5:30p-7:00p in Anderson

Make Up Friday October 30th - 6:30p to 8:30p in Piedmont

13U: Monday October 26th - 5:30p-7:00p in Anderson

Make Up Friday October 30th - 6:30p to 8:30p in Piedmont

14U: Monday October 26th - 6:30p-8:30p in Anderson

Make Up Thursday October 29th - 8p to 9p in Piedmont

& Friday October 30th 6:30p to 8:30p in Piedmont

**NOTE: Parent/Player "Next Step" Meeting & Info will follow the tryout for estimated 30mins. If selected for team offer, we ask players to return to the 2nd look "Team selection" play night. 

 

GUYS: Thursday November 5th 6:00p to 8:00p in Piedmont

 

15U-18U TRYOUTS: All at D1 in Piedmont

15U: Tuesday November 10th - 5:00p to 7:00p

16U: Tuesday November 10th - 6:30p to 8:30p

17U: Thursday November 12th - 5:00p to 7:00p

18U: Thursday November 12th - 6:30p to 8:30p

**NOTE: Parent/Player "Next Step" Meeting & Info will follow the tryout for estimated 30mins. If selected for team offer, we ask players to return to the 2nd look "Team selection" play night. 

MAKE-UP/CALL BACKS: Friday November 13th - 6:00p-8:00p

2nd LOOK "Team Selection" PLAY:  TBA  Saturday November 14th

Acceptance on Offer/Team Meeting & Play: 

15U Tuesday November 17th 5p-7p

16U Tuesday November 17th 6:30p-8:30p

17U Thursday November 19th 5p-7p

18U Thursday November 19th 6:30p-8:30p

 

LOCATION:  All Tryouts will be held at D1 @

100 Powers Boulevard Piedmont SC

NOTE: Monday October 26th in Anderson @ Eureka Baptist Church

 

2020-21 AGE CLASSIFICATION (NEW CUT-OFF MONTH)

Players now born on or after July 1st of birth year

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYOUTS:

*Pre register for ATown Tryout & Pay. 

*Register for Palmetto USAV. 

*Please bring a printed copy of a completed USAV Medical Release Form & USAV Membership verification. 

*Please bring your own water bottle & mask.  Arrive 15-20min early for check in process.

*If you cannot come to both tryouts please be sure to let Admin know at check in on your first day.

*Please bring a printed copy of a multiple club tryout form in the case that you tryout for 2 or more clubs.

We do allow players to tryout for multiple age groups, an additional $25 fee will apply for the second tryout.

 

TRYOUT RULES FOR 2020-21

Membership Information:

      NEW-Membership Requirement:  All players who plan to join a club or participate in a tryout of one or more clubs must initially purchase a “Tryout” membership ($15) BEFORE joining a club or participating in any club activity, including tryouts.  Once the player commits to a club, instructions will be provided to upgrade and join the club.

       AFTER the club(s) has made you an offer and after you have committed to the club of your choice, the club will email you a membership acceptance, where you will upgrade to a full membership and associate the club you choose with your membership so you can be added to a team roster.

 

Multiple Club Tryout Rules:

       Teams/clubs may extend offers to players at anytime during the tryout window, but can not require or pressure a commitment until the signing date deadline. Once an offer is made, it may not be rescinded by the club until the end of open tryout period or until the player has communicated in writing accepting or declining the offer.

       Players have until the “decision date” to make a decision, however, players may accept an offer at any time during the “open tryout window”. After your decision, you are required to notify ALL clubs that you tried out for within 1 hour of your decision.  Failure to do so can result in suspension and/or fine.   

       If you are trying out for multiple clubs and have finished all tryouts and received all offers, you are highly encouraged to make a decision within 48 hrs of your last offer in order to help move the process along for other families and assist Club Directors in managing team needs.

      If the Club offers tryouts AFTER the deadlines shown above these rules do not apply. Players can be added to teams at anytime during the season.  Clubs can not accept team commitments before beginning of tryout dates shown above and members may NOT sign commitments to a club prior to these dates.

       Clubs are required to make a players-parent contract available to both parties at time of tryouts or before for them to review.  This should be signed by all parties within 48 hrs of a commitment.  Both parties are responsible for keeping a copy of this in the event of dispute during the season.  Appeals will not be considered without signed contracts.

NEW: Due to Covid19, we encourage all to know the refund policy from the club in case the season is cut short.

       Club offers and communication of acceptance or decline from players must be dated and in writing, via verifiable electronic communication (e.g. email ,website database,etc).  This will be required in event of dispute or complaint.

      If a player does not provide a response to club(s) by the deadline dates above, the club is NOT required to hold a spot past the deadline.

      Clubs who extend a greater number of offers than there are open positions on a team, and subsequently indicating that those limited number of open positions will be filled on a first- come-first-serve basis, is not in the spirit of this rule and is therefore a violation.

      Upon conclusion of the “Open Tryout Period”, offers and commitments may take place with no expectation of a grace period or requirements of rules above.

Atown Ambassador Travel Programs

ATown offers its Ambassador Travel Program for players to experience application of the skills and knowledge gained with the Atown Academy training program.

This year we are teaming up again with Velocity Sports Lab to provide that extra punch for our athletes to move forward with their training. We are excited to enter into our third year in partnership with Velocity as they continue to provide our training, take care of all our medical needs, and open their doors for our volleyball family!

We believe in setting up each athlete for success at every level; from beginner to prospective college players (see our recruiting page). 

ATown Programs provides multiple coaches per team to make sure we

Advance Individual Athletes by Building Team Players for LIFE!

2020 Season Prep "SAVE THE DATE"

All Signed Ambassador Players & Parents required  to attend:

Orientation - Saturday November 21st

"In House" training - Saturday December 19th 

2020/2021 Team Information

Below read more about our two different team options players can tryout for at ATown.  Our Orange & Black team schedule example, dues and more will help you decide commitment level.  During tryouts we will evaluate players to build the strongest skill level team for each age group.

Tryout Step by Step

Tryout step-by-step to make sure you are ready!

1) Check "Age Chart" to be sure you sign up for the correct age group.

2) Select "Atown Tryout Registration" link to pre-register and pay.

3) Register for "USAV Palmetto membership". Print and bring proof of membership.

4) Print and bring additional forms: Atown Covid Release, USAV Medical release, & Multi-Club Tryout form if attending multiple club tryouts.

 

Payment Options for ATown Tryouts

Pre Payment options for ATown tryouts:

PayPal (select friends/family):  atownvolleybowl@yahoo.com

Venmo: @Angela_freeze (cartoon lady with vb looks like me)

CashApp: $atownvb

 

 

Check out Atown Academy program for players who are not quite ready for travel, but who still want to progress under skillful coaching and compete in local tournaments.


What Parents Say:  

My daughter has played in both the academy and the travel program that A-Town offers. I have seen her grow tremendously as a player which has allowed her to excel while playing for her high school.  A-Town has taught her not only how to be a better player but how to be a better teammate.  

"A-Town is more than just a place for volleyball.  It is a Christ centered family.  The trained staff goes far beyond what is required for their players.  They maintain contact with them in the off season by going "on the road" with attendance to their school games. They offer advice and encouragement to the players throughout the year.  Coaches invest time into the players even when they do not have to.  Their goal is to see your child reach their goals and that alone is priceless." Rick T.

Angela Freeze

Atown VB Director

Phone: 864-221-9244