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Tryouts are OPEN!

It's that time of year for Performance Youth Academy Tryouts! Things are a bit different this year so make sure to read all the details below. 

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2022-2023 Performance Youth Academy Club Season Tryouts

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Performance Youth Academy (PYA) Evaluations

-$25 Tryout Fee

-Two Options: National and Regional 

-Open to any 12U player interested in club volleyball

-All players will make a team

Performance Volleyball Center

5539 Parkwood Cir

Bessemer, AL 35022

Sept 16, 2022

Registration: 6:00p

Tryouts: 6:30p-8:00p

NEW Make-up Dates

We will also be having make-up tryouts on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 21

  • Monday, September 26

These make-ups will also take place at the Performance Volleyball Center with registration starting at 6:00pm and tryouts running from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.​

All PYA teams will be announced by 8:00am on Tuesday, September 27 with commitments being due by 8:00pm the same day.

National Team

This year, Alabama Performance has decided to hold a National team tryout. The 12 National team will consist of 9-11 elite 12U players who are committed to practicing three times per week, playing in 12U Open or 13U regional tournaments all season, and striving to make an AAU Premier or Open Championship Title Run. The 12 National team season will begin in the middle of November and finish after AAU Nationals in June. This team will be coached by Performance Youth Academy Program Coordinator, Dylynn Otte. 

Regional Team

The players who want to play for a PYA Regional team will commit to practicing twice a week and playing in regional tournaments. They will compete at the club level for their tournaments all season. There is some regional travel involved for these teams with a large majority of tournaments being in town. Athletes on the regional teams will have the opportunity to try out for an end of year All-Star team which will compete in Orlando, FL at AAU Nationals in June. 

Practice Players

These players will neither travel nor participate in tournaments. They will only practice with Regional teams the entirety of the season with their own coach. This will allow them to better themselves skill wise and learn to work as a team.

Practice players fees will be $600 for practices mid-November to April.

Additional Details

  • The season starts with tryouts in September; practices start mid November

  • Team options are National and Regional

  • 12 National team tournaments run January-June ending with AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL

  • 12 Regional team tournaments run January-April (Practices start mid-November)

  • Players on Regional teams will have the opportunity to tryout in April (after their regular season is over) for an All-Star team that will begin practice in May and attend Nationals in Orlando, FL in June.

  • Any player who tries out for the 12 National team and does not make it will be offered a place on a PYA Regional team.

  • 2023 PYA Schedule & Costs for both divisions will be posted on the website Sept 1 

PYA Lites

The players who want to play PYA Lites will commit to a two and a half month season with two tournaments. They will practice twice a week and compete at the club level. Athletes on PYA Lite teams will have the opportunity to try out for an end of year All-Star team which will compete in Orlando, FL at AAU Nationals in June. 

PYA Lites will be $750.

  • Practice 2x per week for 1 hour each practice

  • 1 tournament each in January and February

  • Start practices in mid-November

Orientation

 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Performance Volleyball Center

Details

  • Drop-in orientation - please come and go as best fits your schedule

  • At least one parent/guardian needs to be present with the player

  • Please bring $100 uniform deposit cash/check (returned/destroyed when all jerseys are returned without damage) and the Player/Parent Contract e-mailed to you in the Orientation e-mail

  • There will be sample sizes to try on for the clothing package/spirit pack order. We will have sheets for you to fill-out and take home with sizes to help you remember. You will make the order online at a later date so this is just to know your sizes. You will receive a Spirit Pack e-mail on Monday, October 10, 2022, which will include all details for purchasing. The spirit pack/clothing package is a separate fee and everyone has to order one even if you played last year. It's a new season with new players and the gear has changed brand.

  • You'll be able to pick-up additional information for things we offer, such as fundraising and evaluation schedule and verify the email address we have on file for you is correct