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gotham league playGotham Tryouts

Tryouts are held for all levels of League Play and Power classes.  During summer, do not hold Division Play for Intermediate and Advanced Players.  Information about Summer League Tryouts for Beginner/Advanced Beginner Players (Divisions 7-10/Power D-E and PowerPlay) is located here.

How Division Play Tryouts Work

At Division Play tryouts, you are assigned to a tryout group.  For Divisions 1 through 3, you will try out by playing a short volleyball game with the rest of your volleyball group, using a 6-2 or 5-1 system of offense.  For Divisions 4 through 6, you will be doing some warmup drills, and then play on the court rotating in and out with the rest of your group.  For Divisions 7 through 10, your tryout group will play some easy and fun volleyball drills.  Then, teams are created by elected captains who watch all the tryouts using a draft system. Anyone who would like to be considered during the draft needs to register online during the tryout registration period.

You only need to try out one time for each tryout day.  For example, Division 7 and 8 try out on a Saturday and Divisions 9 and 10 on a Sunday.  If you are trying out for Divisions 7 through 10, you’ll only need to try out once during the tryouts for Divisions 7 and 8, and then if you don’t make a team in those divisions, once during the tryouts Divisions 9 and 10.

If you are new to Gotham and volleyball, and want to play in our new PowerPlay division for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals, just register for Division 10, come to Division 9 and 10 tryouts, and tell us you want to do PowerPlay.

If you are new to Gotham and want to know what level is right for you, click here.

How Power (Training) Tryouts Work

Power has two types of training classes — individual and team.  For individual Power classes (Power A-E, W, and PowerPlay), Players are selected by class coaches at tryouts.  For Team Power classes (Team Power BB, B1, and B2), you try out as a team and teams are selected by coaches at tryouts.  For both kinds of classes, tryouts consist of a mock Power Class, going through a series of skill-based drills.

Do I Have To Go To Tryouts To Participate In The Season

For Division Play:

  • If you never played in Division Play before or you last played more than 3 seasons ago, you have to come to tryouts in order to be selected for a Division Play team.
  • If you played in Division Play within the past 3 seasons and would like to move to the higher division, you have to come to tryouts in order to be selected for a higher division.
  • If you played in Division Play within the past 3 seasons and are interested in only being considered for your current division or lower, tryouts are optional but you still must register in order to be considered for a team.  As with every season, your name will be included on the list of eligible players we give to the captains, but we cannot guarantee anyone whether or not they will be picked.

For Power Classes:

  • In the Fall Season, everyone must attend Power tryouts in order to be considered for a class.
  • In the Spring Season, you must attend Power tryouts if you are new or looking to move to a higher class.  But, if you played in the Fall season and want to remain in your class, you do not need to attend unless your coach tells you otherwise.

Spring 2017 Tryouts for Divisions 1, 2 and 3 are on Saturday, January 21

Division 1 - Plays Thursday 7 PM-11 PM- Advanced Level of Play (NAGVA Level BB or Higher)

Division 2 - Plays Thursday 7 PM-11 PM- Advanced Level of Play (Mostly NAGVA Level BB, some B)

Division 3 - Plays Wednesday 7 PM-11 PM - High Intermediate Level of Play (NAGVA Level B, Some BB)

TRYOUT TIMES: If you are trying out for Division 1 and/or 2, please arrive by 10:00 AM. If you trying out for Division 3, arrive by 11:00 AM.

TRYOUT  LOCATION: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Important Note: You only try out once for any and all divisions that are selecting players on a particular day. Arrive at the time listed for the highest division you are trying out for. If you arrive late, you may not be able to try out for a particular division. If you arrive earlier, you may have to wait.

For example, if you are trying out for Divisions 2 only, arrive at 10:00 AM. If you are trying out for Division 3 only, arrive at 11:00 AM.

Spring 2017 Tryouts for Divisions 4, 5 and 6 are on Sunday, January 22

Division 4 - Plays Wednesdays from 7:00-11:00 PM - Intermediate Level of Play (NAGVA Level B)

Division 5 - Plays Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM - Mixed Intermediate Level of Play (NAGVA Level B, some BB)

Division 6 - Plays Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM - Low Intermediate Level of Play (NAGVA Level B)

TRYOUT TIMES: If you are trying out for Division 4, arrive by 10:00 AM; for Division 5, arrive by 11:00 AM; for Division 6, by 12:00 PM.

TRYOUT  LOCATION: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Important Note: You only try out once for any and all divisions that are selecting players on a particular night. Arrive by the time listed for the highest division you are trying out for. If you arrive later, you may not be able to try out for a particular division. If you arrive earlier, you may have to wait.

For example, if you are trying out for Divisions 4, 5 and 6, arrive by 10:00 AM; Divisions 5 and 6, arrive by 11:00 AM. If you are trying out for Divisions 6 only, arrive by 11:00 AM.

Spring 2017 Tryouts for Divisions 7 and 8 are on Saturday, January 28

Division 7 - Plays Saturdays from 5 :00 - 9:00 PM - Low Intermediate Level of Play

Division 8 - Plays Saturdays from 5:00 - 9:00 PM - Basic Level of Play

TRYOUT TIMES: If you are trying out for Division 7, arrive by 12:00 PM; for Division 8, by 1:00 PM.  (Please note revised times!)

TRYOUT  LOCATION: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Important Note: You only try out once for any and all divisions that are selecting players on a particular night. Arrive by the time listed for the highest division you are trying out for. If you arrive later, you may not be able to try out for a particular division. If you arrive earlier, you may have to wait.

For example, if you are trying out for Divisions 7 and 8, arrive by 10:00 AM. If you are trying out for Divisions 8, arrive by 12:00 PM.

Spring 2017 Division 9, 10 and PowerPlay tryouts will be on Sunday, January 29

Division 9 - Plays Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM - Novice Level of Play

Division 10 - Plays Saturdays from 5:00 - 9:00 PM - Beginner Level of Play

PowerPlay - Plays Sundays from 2:00 - 5:00 PM - Introduction to Volleyball and to Gotham

TRYOUT TIMES: Tryouts for Division 9, 10 and PowerPlay will start at 10:00 AM.

TRYOUT  LOCATION: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Important Note:  For more information about our new PowerPlay program, click here.  We encourage members to register for as many Divisions as possible to maximize their opportunity to be selected.

Spring 2017 Tryouts for Individual Power classes will be on Sunday, February 5 (All Classes A/B/C/D/E)

Power A and B - Trains on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Power C, D, and E - Trains on Sundays from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

TRYOUT TIMES: Tryouts for Power A, B, and C will be from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Power D and E tryouts will be from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

TRYOUT  LOCATION: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Important Note: You should attend the tryout for the highest Power class you will be trying out for, and you only need to try out once.

You will receive an email shortly before the tryout with specific instructions based on your registration criteria.

Spring 2017 Power W Tryouts are on Tuesday, January 24

Power W - Trains on Tuesday Nights from 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Power W is our Power class for intermediate and advanced women players and is the only Power class using the women’s height net.

TRYOUT TIMES: The tryout will take place at 7:30 PM

TRYOUT  LOCATION: O.Henry (333 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011)

Spring 2017 Team Power

Team Power B and BB - Trains on Monday Evenings

Team Power Team Tryouts

If you have a team that is interested in training in our Team Power program this season, please contact [email protected] for more information.

TRYOUT  TIME: TBA

TRYOUT  LOCATION: TBA

Contact [email protected] for more information about Team Power tryouts.

 
 
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