Club Season and Tryouts Information

We are delighted that you are considering ST7 Club Season. We understand that deciding on the best club for your athlete is an important decision. It is our goal to provide as much information as possible so that you can make the most informed decision possible before tryouts. We ask that you read carefully through all of the included information before registering for tryouts. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at st7volleyball@gmail.com. Thanks again and we hope to see you at tryouts! 

2019 - 2020 Club Season Tryouts for 12U - 14U athletes. 

When: Sunday, October 13th

Ages: 12U, 13U and 14U

Registration: 8:00am - 9:00am

Tryouts: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Fee: $50*

Walk-in fee : $55*

Location: The Big House

Address: 1544 Lane Park Cutoff Rd. Tavares, FL 32778

* Club Season Tryout Fee and Cancellation Policy: This fee covers all expenses related to tryouts for one athlete for the 2019-2020 club volleyball season with ST7; including coaches fee, court rental, and administrative fees. The tryout fee may be refunded if tryout is cancelled in writing to st7volleyball@gmail.com by athlete up to 24 hours before the tryout date. After 9:00 am on Saturday, October 12, 2019, no tryout fee will be refunded. Tryout fee does not guarantee placement on a club team for the 2019-2020 club season nor will the fee be refunded if an athlete is not placed on a team.

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 2018 - 2019 club member's birth certificate on file. ST7 reserves the right to refuse re-enrollment to athletes with poor discipline, attendance records or conduct detrimental to the team. Re-enrollment may also be refused to 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 re-enrolled 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.




Complete Tryout Requirements


In order to participate in ST7 Tryouts, please complete all the forms listed below and turn in at the tryouts day. 1. Download 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 of the "athlete registration packet". 3. Age Definition Please see Age Definition Guidelines below to determine athlete's playing age. Playing age is defined as the athlete’s age as of September 1, 2020. You are responsible for verifying your child’s playing age. 4. Bring a Copy of the Athlete's birth of Certificate. *2018-2019 ST7 Club Members may disregard this requirement.




Age Definition Guidelines


2019 - 2020 Age Definitions 18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002 16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003 15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005​ 13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006​ 12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007​ 11 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008​ 10 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009 CONFUSED about what age division to register for? Then ask this question: How old will my child be on September 1, 2020? Remember this is next year 2020. The answer is the age group you should register for. Example: Amanda is 14 years old right now but her birthday is in January. So, by September 1st of 2020 she will have turned 15. Therefore she will need to register and play in the 15U team.




Tryouts Format


Registration

  • Upon arrival you will register at the registration table.
  • In order to register each participant of the tryouts must submit the completed Athlete Registration Packet. A participant will NOT be able to tryout if the Registration Packet is incomplete.
  • Submit a copy of the athlete's birth certificate.
Evaluation
  • ST7 coaching staff will be evaluating skills, fundamentals, teamwork, communication, attitude, discipline, leadership, positions, and other skills and attributes.




What will happen after tryouts?


Team Assignments

  • ST7 will be posting the athletes names that were selected to participate in the club teams 24 hours after the last tryouts. You must visit our website www.st7volleyball.com to verify if your athlete was placed. All parents/legal guardians of athletes who have been placed must contact ST7 by email at st7volleyball@gmail.com within 24 hours of the posting in order to confirm their commitment to ST7.
First Steps: Commitment, First Payment, and Uniform Fitting
  • In order to accept an athlete's commitment the first payment of $500, must be paid by Wednesday, October 16th. ST7 will offer two options for making the first payment. Option #1: ST7 will email an electronic quickbooks invoice that will allow you to make a secure payment electronically by bank transfer by Wednesday, October 16th. Option #2: We will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15th and 16th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Big House to take payments by check, cash, or credit card. The first payment is collected to cover the cost of the uniform package.
  • Mandatory Uniform Fitting will be offered on two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15th and 16th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Big House. Athletes must arrive at some time before 8:00PM on either night to be fitted for their uniform package. Uniform fitting should take between 15 - 30 minutes. Uniforms will be ordered by Thursday, October 17th.
  • Athletes and parents/legal guardians must read the Parent/Athlete Handbook before commitment. Click here to view handbook.
  • On Wednesday, October 16th, ST7 will publish the names of the committed athletes for each team. Committed athletes is defined as athletes who have both emailed 24 hours after the team posting and paid their first payment.
  • ​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, only some teams will require the USAV membership, as well.
Mandatory Parent and Athlete Meeting
  • There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting in October. Exact time and date for each team will be sent with the team assignments email.
Practices
  • Practices will begin Tuesday, November 5th.




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 their 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.

ST7 Volleyball rents court space at the Big House in Tavares for our club team practices. The Big House is a state-of-the-art indoor complex which has 16 beautiful hardwood volleyball courts located conveniently 20 miles north of Orlando between Clermont and the Mount Dora/Eustis area. The Big House address is 1544 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares, FL 32778.

Choosing a club for your young athlete is an important decision. It is vital that you consider all aspects of a club including their philosophy, quality of coaching, dedication to their 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 up front before commitment. You will find no hidden costs with ST7 Volleyball.

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 level. 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.





Club Fee Packages


ST7 Volleyball strives to give the best value to our club members. We currently offer four packages for our club volleyball teams. These packages will include all club fees, a payment schedule, and a list of package included items. Our club fees are inclusive. You will find no hidden costs. USAV Nationals are not included in the club fees because teams must qualify and receive a bid from USAV to participate. 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. We have four basic packages. Each package ranges in price from $1,700.00 to $3,000.00. The package for each team/athlete will be determined based upon three factors: age, skill level, and positions. Teams (typically age 10U - 16U) who will compete on a regional level only will be at the lower price points. Teams (usually 14U - 16U) who compete on a more competitive level but do not travel will fall in between the low and high price point. Teams (typically 14U - 18U) who willcompete on a travel level will be at the higher price point. Your athlete/team’s competitive level and package will be determined based upon try-outs and communicated to athletes and parents prior commitment. Here are the difference 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. Package 7 - Non-travel teams that play AAU tournaments. Package ST7 - Non-travel teams that play only one day AAU tournament ST7 offers many other training opportunities to our club members at a special ST7 member price. ST7 Volleyball is committed to finding ways to help our athletes raise funds towards their club fees. We offer fundraising opportunities throughout the season. We hope that this package 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 st7volleyball@gmail.com Please click here to see all details about these packages.​​





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