Players may play up one age division under the following circumstances:
- The player’s parent submits a written request to the club administration (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the player to try-out for the older team OR a coach may submit a request on behalf of the parent, with the parent’s full knowledge and consent, for the player to try-out for the older team.
- At no additional cost to the player, with respect to tryout fees, the player must attend both the tryout session of the older team as well as the tryout session for their own age group.
At each tryout session, the player will be evaluated by the coaching
staff and the Tryout Director.
- The player being considered must be evaluated by the Tryout Director as being one of the top players in their own age group over-all based on the players in attendance at the regularly scheduled try-out session.
The player being considered must be evaluated by the Tryout
Director as being one of the top six players over-all in the
older age group based on the players in attendance at the
regularly schedule try-out session.
- To clarify, this means that the player would likely be a starting member of the National team, not as compared to the top six on the lower American team.
- The player being considered must be accepted onto the team by the coaching staff of the older National team.
Provided the player’s parents, coaches and Tryout Director agree, the player will, at this point, be permitted to play for the older team.
The purpose of this policy is twofold. While the club does not want to hold players back who can absolutely play at the higher level, we also believe it does not benefit the the player to move a them up to an older team where they will sit on the bench during matches.
Note: A player is not considered to be playing up if the player’s
birth date is after the cut-off date of August 31st, meaning they
qualify, age-wise, to play at one level but the majority of players in
her school grade are playing at the higher age level.
Example, if you are a high school sophomore who age-wise can play USAV 15s, you may play on a USAV 16s team and NOT be considered to be playing up.
Also, if there is no team at the player’s age group (i.e. USAV 12s), a player may try-out and play for the 13s team without having the policy above apply to them.
Page Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2015