Club Season and Tryouts Information
15U - 18U
ST7 is truly excited to announce our 2022 - 2023 Club Season, our 9th season in Lake County Florida offering top-quality professional training to young athletes in a healthy and encouraging environment. Our professional coaching and administrative staff are dedicated to the success of each athlete both on and off the court. Your athlete's success is our greatest reward. Over the past 9 years, with the support of our ST7 family, our young athletes have accomplished their goals including 95-100% of our seniors committed to play volleyball at the collegiate level, numerous athletes named AAU Academic All Americans, 2 USAV Scholarship recipients, All-Tournament Award recipients, and High School MVP Award recipients to name a few. Come experience the ST7 difference!
Below you will find the available information for the 2022 - 2023 season. Over the past few months, we have also worked to finalize as many details as possible to release to each of you prior to tryouts and team commitments. While some details are finalized, some are still pending. We are doing our best to be as transparent and detailed with our plans as possible but given the variability of the past year, we know that we will need to continue to update as more dates and details become available to us. We will continue to keep you all updated in a timely manner through email and will look to finalize other details as soon as possible. If after reading through the information found below, you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST7 is dedicated to hiring a top professional coaching staff whose focus is helping your athlete be the best they can be on and off the court in a positive, healthy, and encouraging environment. After we have placed teams, we will place coaches, ensuring the coach is the best fit to take the team and its athletes to the next level. We will provide the name of each team's coach with the team placement information prior to the required athlete commitment. Click here for more information about our coaching staff.
With these dedicated, professional coaches returning to ST7 again this season, we can't wait to see the athletic and leadership growth in our athletes and teams!
2022 - 2023 Club Season Tryouts for 15U, 16U, 17U & 18U athletes.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022
What do I do if I can’t make it on the date of tryouts?
If you can not make it to tryouts on July 16th, you will need to schedule an evaluation BEFORE tryouts. Please email us at email@example.com to schedule a pre-tryout evaluation for your athlete(s).
15U & 16U
Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am
Tryouts: 10:00am - 12:00pm
17U & 18U
Registration: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tryouts: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
After July 1st : $100*
Location: Round Lake Charter School
Address: 31333 Round Lake Rd. Mount Dora, FL 32757
*Tryout Fee: To secure your spot and pay the lower tryout fee of $75, please register online by June 30, 2022. Beginning July 1st, the tryout fee will be $100. All registrations and payment of registration fees must be completed online.
* Club Season Tryout Fee and Cancellation Policy: This fee covers all expenses related to tryouts for one athlete for the 2022-2023 club volleyball season with ST7; including coaches fee, court rental, and administrative fees. The tryout fee will be collected online at the time of registration. To secure a space in tryouts and pay the reduced tryout fee of $75, athletes must complete all online registration requirements by June 30, 2022. Beginning July 1st, the tryout fee will be $100. Online registration will close at 12 pm (noon) on Friday, July 15, 2022. Payment of the tryout fee does not guarantee placement on a club team for the 2022-2023 club season nor will the fee be refunded if an athlete is not placed on a team.
General Club Season Information
Club volleyball is an excellent place for athletes to perfect their skills, increase their leadership capabilities, and improve their teamwork. Club volleyball is vital for young athletes to work towards college team placement and scholarships. Playing club volleyball and competing in tournaments, exposes young athletes to a greater number of college scouts and recruiting opportunities. Athletes on 15U – 18U teams at ST7 are provided with a state-of-the-art recruiting profile through SportsRecruits and personalized recruiting guidance.
ST7 club coaches are professionals with immense knowledge of the game from both a player’s and coach’s perspective. All ST7 coaches are IMPACT certified. IMPACT stands for increased mastery and professional application of coaching theory; this certification ensures that our coaches continue to grow in the knowledge and mastery of best coaching practices. Our coaches are also SafeSport certified ensuring their abilities to support their athletes both on and off the court. ST7 holds its coaches to high standards of ethical and professional behavior and every coach has undergone a full background check. Our coaching staff is committed to excellence and their greatest reward is the success of your athlete. Coaches will be assigned to teams after tryouts. Athletes and parents will be aware of the coaching assignment prior to their commitment deadline.
This season ST7 will rent court space at Faith Lutheran in Eustis for our club team practices. Practices days for each team will be either Monday/Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Based on last year's schedule, there may be a few months at the beginning of the season where teams will practice from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. When the gym at Faith Lutheran is unavailable, our back up location is the gym at Round Lake Charter School. The tentative/planned practice location and days will be communicated in the team placement information. Please note that these days and location(s) are subject to change this season based on gym availability. We will do our very best to provide a more definite calendar as soon as possible.
Choosing a club for your young athlete is an important decision. It is vital that you consider all aspects of a club including its philosophy, quality of coaching, dedication to its players, recruiting platform, and financial value. ST7 club fees are set at the most reasonable level possible to cover the cost of your athlete's training and tournaments and are all-inclusive. All fees are presented upfront before your commitment deadline. You will find no hidden costs with ST7 Volleyball. We have worked harder than ever this season to give each of you as much information as possible regarding what you are paying for each month. We have also started our club payment schedule earlier in order to split the fees into more manageable payments. It is our hope that this will help our families when budgeting for the season. We will continue to offer other discounts to our club team members such as discounted private lessons, camps, and clinics. Please note, that if for any unforeseen reason, the season is cut short as it was in 2020 due to COVID 19, ST7 Volleyball will once again refund any fees that were not already spent in the training of your athlete. It is our prayer and plans to complete another safe, robust, and full season of competitive volleyball and top-notch training for our athletes but we also want to be prepared and ensure that we are all on the same page when we commit to the season.
We stand committed to our mission to teach and serve through sports guided by God. For our coaches and staff, the ultimate reward is the success of each and every one of our athletes, both on and off the court. ST7 strives to work hand in hand with our athletes and their parents to help them achieve their goals; whether that is to make their high school volleyball team or to play at the college and professional levels. ST7 is blessed with a team of committed and passionate coaches who are top-level athletes and accomplished club and school coaches themselves. Success at ST7 is measured not only in tournament wins but in superior sportsmanship in both triumph and loss. Our athletes leave our program as models of athleticism, leadership, and teamwork.
Tryout Guidelines for Current ST7 Members
Current ST7 members must complete all of the tryout requirements found below with the exception of providing a copy of the birth certificate. We have retained a copy of any 2021 - 2022 club member's birth certificates on file. ST7 reserves the right to refuse tryout registration to any athletes with poor discipline, attendance records, or conduct detrimental to the team. Tryout registration may also be refused for athletes or parents/legal guardians who have demonstrated disharmony regarding the purpose, objectives, standards, policies, rules, or regulations of the club. In addition, athletes will not be allowed to register for tryouts until all financial obligations for the athlete or any immediate family member of the athlete are brought current. Any athlete who left a previous season without completing their financial obligations or the financial obligations of an immediate family member will have to pay any outstanding balance and pay at least half of the upcoming club season’s fees in order to be re-signed.
Club Fee Packages
ST7 Volleyball strives to give the best value to our club members. This season our 15U-18U teams will have two possible packages. The packages are not a choice. The package is assigned to the team by the director at tryouts based upon the needs of the team and its athletes. We work hard to match each team's needs with the correct package in order to see maximum growth in a season. The package assigned to the team will be communicated with athletes and their families on our website with the team placement information. This will be published 24 hours after the tryout and will allow the athlete and their family 24 hours to look over the team placement, coaching assignment, and assigned package before committing to the season. ST7 strives to be as upfront and transparent with our pricing as possible. ST7 club fees are set at the most reasonable level possible to cover the cost of your athlete's training and tournaments and are all-inclusive. All fees are presented upfront before your commitment deadline. You will find no hidden costs with ST7 Volleyball. The only costs that are not included in any of our packages are the athlete's AAU and USAV memberships and USAV Nationals. The athlete's annual AAU membership typically costs around $14 and USAV annual membership typically costs around $55. Completing the membership application and paying this fee will be the responsibility of the athlete. In order to compete in the USAV Nationals, teams must qualify and receive a bid from USAV. If an ST7 team qualifies, it will be up to the team and its members to decide whether to accept the bid and incur additional fees related to this tournament.
Based on last season, we are able to set our club fees and payment schedule up front again this year. We hope this helps you to determine if you are able to commit to the season for your athlete. Please note that the increase in club fees is due to the inflation we are all facing in expenses such as gym rental fees, gas, equipment, tournament fees, etc. We are dedicated to keeping the season as affordable as possible and have done our best to do so.
The two packages listed in the chart are for 15U - 18U ST7 club teams. Each team will be assigned either package S or package T. Each package is divided into monthly payments. The package assigned to the team will be published with team placement information prior to commitment.
Here are the differences between the packages:
Package S - Travel teams that play in both AAU and USAV tournaments (including national qualifiers for USAV Nationals Jr. Olympics)
Package T - Non-travel teams that play both AAU and USAV tournaments.
ST7 offers many other training opportunities to our club members at a special ST7 member price. Unfortunately, due to our desire to keep the costs of club volleyball as low as possible for all of our athletes, we simply do not have the funds to offer scholarships. We do try to help athletes fundraise by offering fundraising letters. We hope that this guide to our packages offers a glimpse at the fantastic experience awaiting you and your athlete at ST7 Volleyball. If you have any further questions regarding ST7 club fees, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Tryouts Requirement
In order to participate in ST7 Tryouts, please complete all the forms listed below and bring them to turn in on the day of tryouts.
1. Download the athlete registration packet. Download Now
2. AAU Medical Release Form - Fill out the Florida AAU Volleyball Program Medical History and Release Form. This form needs to be notarized before the tryout day. You will find this document inside the "athlete registration packet".
3. Age Definition - It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and athlete to check and know their athlete's age division. We ask that all athletes try out with their true age division as defined by AAU and USAV.
4. Mandatory Online Waiver - All athletes must complete the online waiver prior to arrival for tryouts. Click here to sign the waiver
5. Bring a copy of the Athlete's Birth Certificate. We will need to keep this copy. *2021-2022 ST7 Club Members may disregard this requirement.
New Age Definition Guideline
New Age Divisions for both AAU Volleyball and USA Volleyball
15 & Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
16 & Under - Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
17 & Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005, OR players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 and are in the 11th grade during the current academic year.
18 & Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004, OR players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 and be high school students during some part of the current academic year.
Once a player participates in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college or junior college, he or she is ineligible to play in the National Championships.
If experiencing any COVID symptoms please do not attend the tryout. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Before an athlete may be permitted to try out, they must submit the completed Athlete Registration Packet. This packet MUST be printed and completed in ADVANCE and simply handed in at registration. There will NOT be extra packets available at registration and athletes can NOT try out with an incomplete registration packet. Please note we will need a copy of the athlete's birth certificate and the medical release will need to be notarized therefore you will need to complete this packet in the days prior to the tryout.
Athletes must submit a copy of their birth certificate that we may keep. *Unless athletes are a current ST7 member from the 2021 - 2022 season.
All athletes who are placed on a team for the 2022 - 2023 season will need to try on sample uniform pieces on July 18, 19, or 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran in Eustis. These sizes will be used to order their uniform once all commitment steps have been completed.
ST7 coaching staff will be evaluating skills, fundamentals, teamwork, communication, attitude, discipline, leadership, positions, and other skills and attributes. All of these factors will be taken into consideration in the placement of an athlete on a team.
What will Happen after Tryouts
ST7 will be posting the names of the athletes who were placed on an ST7 club team 24 hours after the tryout ends. You must visit our website www.st7volleyball.com to verify if your athlete was placed.
If your athlete has been placed on a team and you wish to confirm your commitment to that team, you must complete reading the handbook and sign the letter of commitment electronically within 24 hours of the posting in order to confirm your commitment to ST7 and your team for the 2022-2023 season. By signing the letter of commitment, you are acknowledging that you have read the handbook and are agreeing to abide by the policies found within. Please be aware, if we do not receive the signed letter of commitment within 24 hours of placement, we will assume that you are not committing for the season and may offer your spot to another athlete. Click here to read the Handbook
If you have chosen to not commit to ST7 and your team for the 2022-2023 season, please email us at email@example.com to let us know that you will not be committing to the season.
First Steps: Commitment and First Payment
In order to accept an athlete's commitment the first payment of $550, must be paid by Monday, July 18th. This commitment payment will cover the cost of the athlete’s uniform package. ST7 will email an electronic Quickbooks invoice for the commitment payment. This invoice can be paid with an electronic bank transfer for free. You may also pay the commitment payment through the Quickbooks invoice with a credit card. If paying with a credit card, there is a credit card service fee of $18 for this payment.
On Tuesday, July 19th, ST7 will publish the names of the committed athletes for each team. A committed athlete is defined as an athlete who has both signed their letter of commitment within 24 hours after the team posting and paid their commitment payment by Monday, July 18th.
Upon commitment, athletes will need to complete more documents and obtain the appropriate memberships for their team. We will provide a list of documents and memberships necessary for each team and athlete. AAU memberships are approximately $14 and USAV memberships are approximately $55. * All committed athletes will need the AAU membership and USAV membership, as well.
Mandatory Parent and Athlete Meeting
We are working on the plan for the most effective way to meet with all of our parents and athletes regarding our club's policies and rules this season. This will be mandatory. Please be on the lookout for more information to come about this meeting.
Practices are planned to begin at the beginning of November. The season is planned to run from November through June.
Practices will typically be held at Faith Lutheran Church & School in Eustis (2727 S. Grove St. Eustis, FL 32726).
Practices are currently planned to be on Monday/Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Based on last year's schedule, there may be a few months at the beginning of the season where teams will practice from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. When the gym at Faith Lutheran is unavailable, our back up location is the gym at Round Lake Charter School. The tentative/planned practice location and days will be communicated in the team placement information. Please note that these days and location(s) are subject to change this season based on gym availability. We will do our very best to provide a more definite calendar as soon as possible.