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2017-2018 Club Season Tryout FAQ-  


Where can I find...

-Tryout Dates

-Online Tryout Registration for 12-18's

-Tryout Waiver Form for 12-18's

-Tryout day information for 15/16's

-Age Waiver Information

-Season fees/info- See Girls Program 

-Full Season Vs Partial Season Team Info


How can I prepare for tryouts...

-We offer Tryout Prep Lessons for all age groups on Sundays in August-October at Walker Athletics.
Great way to get some extra reps in and meet our staff. See Lesson Schedule

-We also offer Hitters Programs using our Solo Spike machines and Dartfish video analysis year round at Walker.
-Grade school-7th graders may also benefit from our Volleylites program. Work on your passing/hitting/serving skills and court movement with IPV coaches to prepare for tryouts.


What do I need for tryouts...


-USAV membership- ALL participants must show proof of USA Volleyball membership on day of tryout. Memberships from last season are good until 10/31. $12 Tryout memberships are available online. Players will then need to update to a full membership once they make a club.
-Online Tryout Registration- Pre-Register for your tryout up to the evening prior to Tryout date. This will speed up the check-in process on the day of the tryout.

-IPV Tryout Waiver- ALL participants that do not pre-register must turn in a signed waiver in order to tryout. Extra forms available at tryout.
-Tryout fee- 12U- $15, 13-18's $25. Tryout fee can be paid with cash or check made out to IPV.

-Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to start of tryout to allow for registration.

-Determine the season option your will tryout for- full season, winter season, spring season- see season option details

-Player Positions- 15U-18U players will tryout by position, please be ready to choose your position & a backup position at registration desk.

-Players should dress comfortably in t-shirt, shorts or spandex and knee pads if available. Recommend a water bottle for breaks.

Tryout Day Informal Parent Meeting

-Parents are invited to listen in and ask questions about season fees, dates, tournaments, etc usually during the final 15 minutes of tryout.



What if I want to play up an age division- eg. 8th grader playing in 15 & Under....
-Players should first tryout in proper age group, then may choose to also tryout in upper agegroup so we can determine the best fit for them. Note your intentions on Tryout Waiver form at first tryout.

Tryout fee is waived at 2nd tryout date.


Are Age Waivers available for players that don't meet the cut off date for an age group?

Yes, it is possible to get an age waiver to play with your school mates or under other special circumstances. Waivers must be approved by the Great Lakes Region office and some restrictions apply.

The completed Age Waiver form should be turned in with your registration paperwork. See more info on Age Waiver Requests



How will I know if I made the the club....

-Tryout results are posted the next day on www.ipvbc.com using player tryout# & initials. Club paperwork and Parent/Player meeting will be posted at this time.

What if I can't attend the tryout...

-Contact us to make other arrangements at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


How do you handle confilcts with Religious Ed in the 13/14's...

-The question of Religious Education on practice nights comes up frequently before tryouts.  As with other conflicting activities, we work with the players and their families to meet the expectations of all the programs.  We can arrange hitters practice on our” Solospike” machines or setters practice on non-practice nights.  We only ask that Volleyball is not missed 100% of the time when there is multiple events.


Who can I contact with questions about an age group...

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What is the difference between the Winter or Spring Season teams and the Full Season teams...
-Winter and Spring season teams are designed for multiple sport athletes or athletes that prefer not to commit to a longer season, athletes that do not wish to travel or athletes that are new to club volleyball.
-Athletes may choose to play both the Winter and Spring season or just one season.
-Winter & Spring season teams receive a smaller uniform package since they only attend one day events.
-Tryouts for the Winter & Spring season are both in October so we can secure the court time and coaches for the group. We may run a second Spring tryout prior to the start of the Spring season to fill open positions.

-Tournaments: Winter and Spring  season teams attend local one day tournaments that typically start at 8am with afternoon playoffs. Full season teams attend 8 Power League dates with an 8am or approx. 2pm start time (no playoffs), local one day tournaments and typically two to three 2or 3 day tournaments.
-Winter/Spring teams practice with full season teams and may be scheduled to attend some weekend position practices.

-See the Girls Program page for more info on teams.



What if I am unsure which season to tryout for. Would like Full season but would be willing to play Winter or Spring...
-We suggest attending the full season tryout and have the registration desk put a note on your form that you would also be willing to play Winter or Spring.


Why Choose IPV...

-Season options to meet your needs- Full Season, Winter Season, Spring Season teams.
-Team levels to match players skill & time comittment- Volleylites (instructional program), Club level (local competition + 1 possible travel tournament), HP level (extended practice time & strength training, local and 2-3 travel tournaments)
-Strength Training for all 13-18's club & HP teams.
-Solo Spike training for all teams. Additional levels of training available year round.
-Great facility: Walker Athletics in Lisle- teams practice on 7 wood courts, workout area and in-house training and sports photographer.
-Dedicated coaching staff- all IMPACT trained or higher and with previous coaching and playing experience + directors are very approachable.
-Head coaches for all teams and assistant coaches within each age group.
-Parents stay informed with IPV website, Facebook & Twitter.
-Season schedules available in October to help you coordinate your calendars & carpools.
-Year round training: Solo Spike Hitters Program- focused training using our stationary Solo Spike Machines and Dartfish Video analysis. Private/Group Lessons offered year round. Holiday & Summer camps open to all players.
-Volleyball is more than just a game- take pride in your accomplishments, learn from your mistakes and make friends & lasting memories.
Be a part of it all at IPV!

Last Updated on Monday, 02 October 2017 15:40