EVOLUTION VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT PROCESS
Evolution Volleyball is fielding 5 Travel teams (14-18) and 5 Regional teams (13-17). We have
a team of experienced coaches, as well as a recruiting coordinator who will help guide parents
and athletes in the recruiting process. Travel teams will be competing in 4-6 multi-day
tournaments, and 3-4 local tournaments. Regional teams will be competing in 6-8 local
tournaments, one local multi-day tournament, and one overnight multi-day tournament. The total
fee includes all tournament fees, uniform, coach’s stipends, hotel costs for the overnight travel
tournaments, practice facilities, equipment, and administrative costs. Payment schedule is as
Travel Team - $2000 Regional Team - $950 Payment #
$1000 $500 1) Initial fee due at the time of acceptance
$500 $200 2) Check postdated 1/1/2011
$300 $150 3) Check postdated 2/1/2011
$200 $100 4) Check postdated 3/1/2011
All payment checks will be collected in advance, with the dates being postdated to the due
dates. The checks will be deposited on or shortly after the due date. Nationals are not included in
the fees. If a team qualifies for National competition, the team will have to pay for the trip and
the cost will be determined at the time of qualification.
TRAVEL vs. REGIONAL:
Evolution’s travel teams are geared towards players who are aspiring to play at the collegiate
level, or players who desire to attend more multi-day tournaments and can compete at that level.
Most athletes accepted into one of the travel teams have chosen volleyball as her primary sport.
Evolution is committed to helping the travel athlete get the maximum exposure to College
recruiters and coaches. Playing on a travel team is a time and financial commitment for a travel
athlete and her family. Evolution travel teams have a rigorous schedule that includes as many as
6 multi-day tournaments and 4 local one-day tournaments between January and May. Travel
athletes are expected to attend ALL planned multi-day tournaments (posted on the website). If
you cannot attend all the planned tournaments, please consider playing for one of our regional
Evolution’s regional teams are geared towards players who desire to play at a higher level of
competition. We accept multi-sport athletes and we are a little bit more flexible with schedules.
Regional teams will compete in 6 to 8 local tournaments and 2 multi-day tournaments. Regional
teams will be competing at the club level regional championships and therefore will not be
competing for a bid at the National championship.
1. Register for tryouts with Evolution Volleyball online at
a. Register for a ONE EVENT CHRVA membership. Your parent/guardian must have
registered and paid for your one event membership with CHRVA before you can try
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out. This will cover you for all the tryouts that you attend, regardless of the club (all
tryouts for the 2010-2011 club season is considered one event). Enter the start date of
your earliest tryout that you will be attending (should be Nov. 1, 2010 for 13 and
under age group, Nov. 15, 2010 for 14-18 age group). Paying by credit card online is
the fastest way to get your membership. If you decide to pay by check, make sure
your check is received by the CHRVA office on time for tryouts. If you make a team
and decide to play for the season, you will be required to update your membership
and pay the remaining fee for the season.
b. Registration information: http://www.chrva.org/page/show/105964-chrva-member-
c. Registration website: http://www.chrva.org/page/show/108453-register-for-chrva
2. Fill out the PLAYER DATA FORM, available for download at the Evolution website.
3. Fill out the MEDICAL RELEASE FORM, also available for download at the same site.
ON THE DAY OF TRYOUTS:
Check the Evolution website for the latest information on tryout dates and time. Dress in
comfortable shorts and t-shirt, knee-pads and volleyball shoes, and also bring a water bottle.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before tryouts to check-in and turn in the following:
1. Proof of CHRVA one-event membership
2. Completed Player Data Form (make sure email address and phone number are accurate)
3. Completed Medical Release Form
4. $20 tryout fee - Travel and Regional tryouts are separate tryouts and incur separate charges.
If you try out for a Travel team, and then decide to also try out for a Regional Team, you will
pay the $20 for the Travel tryout and a reduced fee of $10 for the Regional tryout if you
show your receipt. If you do not show your receipt, you will be charged $20 for the Regional
tryout as well. There are no additional fees for callbacks.
You will be given a tryout number, and your picture will be taken, printed, and attached to your
Player Data Form.
1. Skills - serving, passing, digging, setting, hitting and blocking
2. Position skills and versatility – athletes will be evaluated against other athletes trying out for
the same position. Athletes will also be evaluated on their ability to play other positions.
3. Game knowledge and Court Sense – athletes will be evaluated based on their execution
during team play.
4. Attitude and coachability – we are seeking athletes who love to play volleyball, strive to get
better at it, and show it on the court.
1. The Coaches will notify you by phone and by email of your selection into the team. Please
make sure you provide the correct contact phone number and email on your Player Data
2. You will have 72 hours according to CHRVA rules to make a decision on whether to accept
your spot on the team or not. We encourage you to try out for other clubs so you can
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determine whether or not Evolution is a good fit for your needs. However, if the Coaches
have not heard from you after the commitment period is over, your spot on the team is no
3. If you are offered a position on a team and you decide to accept, you must confirm your
acceptance by responding to the email offering you a spot on a team, signing the commitment
letter, paying the initial club fee, and changing the club designation on your CHRVA
membership online to EVOLUTION VOLLEYBALL CLUB.
4. If you accept a spot on an Evolution team, we must receive the initial payment immediately
in order to secure your spot on the team. If we do not receive the initial payment, your spot
may be offered to someone else. Please make checks payable to: EVOLUTION
VOLLEYBALL CLUB and send the payment to:
Evolution Volleyball Club
P.O. Box 30926
Alexandria, VA 22310
IF YOU MAKE A TEAM:
1. There will be a MANDATORY parent & player organizational meeting (date and time will
be posted on the website). At least one parent for each player must attend. All players must
attend for uniform fitting. Please bring the following with you (all forms are available on the
website: http://www.evolutionvolleyball.net under Club Policies and Documents):
Player Contact Information Sheet
Signed Team Participation Policy (signed both by player and parent/guardian)
Parent Code of Conduct, signed by your parent/guardian
Copy of your birth certificate
2. Practice will begin in December. Practice schedule will be posted on the website.