Tryouts

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Tryouts are held for all levels of Division Play and Power classes. Fall 2021 tryouts will begin the week of September 27, 2021.  THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION AND THE FALL 2021 TRYOUT SCHEDULE.

How Division Play Tryouts Work

At Division Play tryouts, you are assigned to a tryout group.  For Divisions 1 and 2, 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 3 through 11, you will be doing some warmup drills (with the drills changing depending on the skill level of tryouts), and then play on the court rotating in and out with the rest of your group.  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, Divisions 6, 7 and 8 try out on the same day and Divisions 9, 10 and 11 try out on a different day.  If you are trying out for Divisions 6 through 11, you’ll need to try out once during the tryouts for Divisions 6, 7 and 8, and then if you don’t make a team in those divisions, once again during the tryouts for Divisions 9, 10 and PowerPlay.

PowerPlay For Beginners: If you are new to Gotham and volleyball, and want to play in our PowerPlay division for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals, register for PowerPlay (you can also register for higher Divisions as well) you will have the opportunity to try out for higher Divisions and, if you do not make those Divisions, register for PowerPlay.  We also recommend that everyone considering PowerPlay also try out for Divisions 10, 11, and/or Power E as well, just to keep all options open.

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 and W), Players are selected by class coaches at tryouts.  For Team Power classes (Team Power A, 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.  You must attend on the date indicated.  There are no “make up” days for tryouts.
  • 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.  You must attend on the date indicated.  There are no “make up” days for tryouts.
  • 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:

  • Everyone must attend Power tryouts in order to be considered for a class unless you have played in that Power class sometime within the last two years.  Please note that Fall returners are no longer allowed to reserve their spot in the Spring class.  
  • Please see the PowerPlay class page for more information about PowerPlay.

 
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