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Areté Teams & Descriptions

2019 NTR Tryout Policy & Process

Please view our Tryouts page for additional information regarding upcoming evaluations, clinics and the new process.  It is against the policy to sign any kind of paper work that may be provided to you by a club prior to the official region signing dates (July 20, 2019 for 15s-18s and July 27, 2019 for 9s-14s).  Tryouts will continue post signing dates until all teams are completed! 

We have positions OPEN...including our top National teams! Please do not feel pressured into making a quick, pressured decision elsewhere.  We encourage you to check us out first before making this important decision for your athlete.

2019-2020 Areté Teams

We offer 3 competitive levels of club programs & teams: Telos, Ethos & Pathos. Our goal is to truly work with and take great care of each of our athletes to find the best fit for them, how a team's overall chemistry comes together with purpose and positive intent, position-based and where each athlete can achieve her highest potential and success.  Team specific information is provided below.  

TELOS

meaning "end", "purpose", or "goal" - the study of purposiveness & intentions, accomplishing a goal or objective

ARETÉ TEAMS COMMITMENT LEVEL & TRAVEL # OF TOURNAMENTS DIVISION # OF PLAYERS
Navy Telos

National travel (2-3 out of state qualifiers & option of Tour of Texas)

Goal = qualify for GJNC, play thru June & expected to meet agreement terms

10-12 USA, National or Open 10-12
Navy

National travel (2 out of state qualifiers & option of Tour of Texas)

Goal = qualify for GJNC, play thru June & expected to meet agreement terms

10-12 American, National or USA 10-12

*exceptions provided for our 10's & 11's Telos/Navy teams. Our 10's & 11's teams may have different travel commitments and level of division played.  11's & 12's will compete in either American or National Division.  **There may not be a Navy Telos team in every age division. Please review projected teams below. Subject to change. 

NAVY TEAMS

Coaches

Season

Dues

Tournament Schedule

Division 

2019-20 Team Status Link to Team Page

9 NAVY

 

$1300 + league dues

ASA or PSA Spring League + 1-2 NTR Tournaments

(+ Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club

National:

Club

All Positions Promised

 

10 NAVY

  $2550

7-8 NTR Tournaments

(+ Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club

All Positions Promised  
11 NAVY   $3850

8 NTR Tournaments

(+ 1 National Qualifier & Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

National

All Positions Promised

 
12 NAVY TELOS   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

National

All Positions Promised

 
12 NAVY   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American-National

All Positions Promised

 
13 NAVY TELOS   $4850

4 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic + Tour of Texas)

NTR:

Open

National:

USA - Open

All Positions Promised

 
13 NAVY   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American - Open

Seeking:

1-2 Impact Pin Hitters

 
14 NAVY TELOS   $4850 - $5050

4 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic + Tour of Texas + option of Showcase)

NTR:

Open

National:

USA - Open

All Positions Promised  
14 NAVY   $4650 - $4850

4-7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic, + option of the Tour)

NTR:

Open

National:

American - USA

All Positions Promised

 
15 NAVY TELOS   $5050

4 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic + Tour of Texas + option of Showcase)

NTR:

Open

National:

USA - OPEN

Seeking:

open level DS/Libero

 
15 NAVY   $4650 - $4850

4-7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic, + option of the Tour)

NTR:

Open

National:

USA

Seeking:

1 Middle Blocker & 1 Impact Pin Hitter

 
16 NAVY TELOS   $5050

4 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic + Tour of Texas + Showcase)

NTR:

Open

National:

Open

All Positions Promised

 
16 NAVY   $4650 - $4850

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic, + option of the Tour)

NTR:

Open

National:

USA

All Positions Promised

 

 

ETHOS

meaning "moral, character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. Denotes the disposition, character, or fundamental values particular to a specific person, people, corporation, culture, or movement.

ARETÉ TEAMS COMMITMENT LEVEL & TRAVEL # OF TOURNAMENTS DIVISION # OF PLAYERS
Steel Ethos

National travel (2 out of state qualifiers)

Goal = qualify for GJNC, play thru June & expected to meet agreement terms

10 -11 American or USA 10-12
Steel

National travel (1-2 out of state qualifiers)

Goal = qualify for GJNC, play thru June & expected to meet agreement terms

10 - 11 American or USA 10-12

*exceptions provided for our 10's & 11's Ethos/Steel teams. Our 10's & 11's teams may have different travel commitments and level of division played.

STEEL TEAMS

Coaches

Season

Dues

Tournament Schedule

Division 

2019-20 Team Status Link to Team Page

10 STEEL

  $2150

5 NTR Tournaments

(+ Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club

ALL POSITIONS OPEN!  
11 STEEL   $3500

9 NTR Tournaments

(+ Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

ALL POSITIONS OPEN!  
12 STEEL ETHOS   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American 

Seeking:

2 Pin Hitters

1 Defensive Specialist

 
12 STEEL   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

ALL POSITIONS OPEN!  
13 STEEL ETHOS   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

All Positions Promised

 
13 STEEL   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

ALL POSITIONS OPEN!

Seeking:

Setters, Middle Blockers, Pin Hitters & DS/Libero

 
14 STEEL ETHOS   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American - USA

All Positions Promised

 
14 STEEL   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American 

All Positions Promised

 
15 STEEL ETHOS   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American - USA

Seeking:

1 Middle Blocker

& 1 Impact Pin Hitter

 
15 STEEL   $3650 - $4650

7-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 -2 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

Seeking:

1 Defensive Specialist

 
16 STEEL ETHOS   $4650

7 NTR Tournaments

(+ 2 out of state National Qualifiers, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American - USA

Seeking:

2 Middle Blockers & 1-2 Impact Pin Hitters

 
16 STEEL   $3650 - $4650

7-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 -2 out of state National Qualifier + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Open

National:

American

ALL POSITIONS OPEN!  

 

PATHOS

meaning passion & experience, "awakening emotion” in the audience so as to encourage them to make the positive judgment desired

ARETÉ TEAMS COMMITMENT LEVEL & TRAVEL # OF TOURNAMENTS DIVISION  # OF PLAYERS
Jade

Regional - National travel (+ Lone Star National Qualifier)

*work with school commitments, expected to meet agreement terms

10 American  10-12
White

Regional travel (+ Lone Star National Qualifier)

*work with school commitments, expected to meet agreement terms

10 American or Club 10-12
Blue

Regional travel (+ Lone Star National Qualifier)

*work with school commitments, expected to meet agreement terms

10 American or Club 10-12

*exceptions provided for our 10's & 11's Pathos teams. Our 10's & 11's teams may have  a different # of tournaments and level of division played.  **Regional Travel = option for travel to 1 within Texas and/or Oklahoma tournaments. To be determined once team comes together and approved by Director and Head Coach. 

JADE TEAMS

Coaches

Season

Dues 

Tournament Schedule

Division 

2019-20 Team Status Link to Team Page

11 JADE

  $1500

5 NTR Tournaments

+ Lone Star Classic

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club - American

POSITIONS OPEN!  
12 JADE   $1800

6 NTR Tournaments + Lone Star Classic

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club - American

All Positions Promised  
13 JADE   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

American

POSITIONS OPEN!  
14 JADE   $3650 - $4250

8-9 NTR Tournaments

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

American

POSITIONS OPEN!  
15 JADE   $3650 - $4250

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

American

All Positions Promised  
16 JADE   $3650 - $4250

(+ option of 1 out of state National Qualifier, + Lone Star Classic)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

American

Seeking 1 Impact Player (Pin Hitter/MB)

 

 

Boys

BOYS TEAMS

Coaches

Season

Dues 

Tournament Schedule

Division 

2019-20 Team Status Link to Team Page

12u BOYS

  TBD

up to 3 NTR Tournaments + NTR League + Lone Star Classic/Southwest Boys Tour & option of Boys Jr.National Championships)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club - American

POSITIONS OPEN!  
14u BOYS   TBD

up to 3 NTR Tournaments + NTR League + Lone Star Classic/Southwest Boys Tour & option of Boys Jr.National Championships)

NTR:

Club - Open

National:

Club - American

POSITIONS OPEN!  

 

2019-2020 Team Information

Please be sure to register for official signing day!

July 20, 2019 (15s-18s) | July 27, 2019 (10s-14s)

2019-2020 TEAMS AND SEASON DUES

  • Club Season Dues Include: Uniforms / Tournament Entry Fees / Coaches / Coach’s Travel (where applicable) / Practice Facility / Equipment / Administration / Recruiting Services, etc.  Dues may also include Strength & Conditioning and Positional Training, but not guaranteed.  Additional training opportunities may be offered and be optional at an additional cost. 
  • Club Season Dues are subject to change should the number of tournaments be revised and/or if travel is added or subtracted.  Some flexibility in proposed tournament schedules for each team may be accepted.  Specific team dues will be included in each player’s club agreement/contract.
  • Payment Schedule: $500 (for 9s, 10s and modified 11s) or $1000 (11s-18s) is due at signing on the respective Offer Date. The balance of Club Season Dues can be paid in 8 installments after the initial deposit (Due Sept 15th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 15th, Dec. 15th, Jan 15th, Feb 15th, Mar 15th & Apr 15th).  Post season payments would be due May 15th & June 15th.  Please see your team’s specific fee schedule.  Payments accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.  Please note that if paying via credit card, there is up to a 4% service fee added to the total. 

Information Regarding 2019-2020 Season

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of activity and buzz about the unexpected early pressures in our region’s tryout process, which has caused some confusion, stress and panic about what is and isn't acceptable. And even more so this year with the newest changes.  

Please know that there is always time prior to the official region signing date each season to find the right club home for your athlete and family.  Please do not feel pressured into making a quick, rash decision – especially too early.  We encourage you to ensure that all your questions are answered, information is transparently and proactively shared with you, and you understand the plan for your daughter and the team she is trying out for and being offered.   

Q: When were the official 2019-2020 Tryout Dates?

A: 15s-18s = July 20, 2019, 10s-14s = July 27, 2019.  Any offers made during the summer prior to the official region signing dates are non-binding as the North Texas Region does not recognize any verbal offers or club contracts made prior to these official dates.  It is against the new policy (released in 2018) to sign anything!  Organizations may pull their offers and athletes may also change their mind. 

Organizations may offer clinics and various training sessions leading up to the official tryout dates, however participation in these offerings does not lock you into any club until the prescribed dates. We highly recommend exploring various options prior to signing with any club.  We highly encourage you to check out Areté and experience for yourself a positive, high energy and inviting culture that provides a solid and challenging training ground led by experienced coaches.  

Q: How many teams does Areté have for the 2019-20 season?  

Being that we had a very successful inaugural 2015-2016 season, 2nd season and 3rd season, it is very important to us that we continue to provide excellence, quality coaching and an amazing, unique experience – for our athletes, families, coaches and staff.  We started with 9 teams and grew successfully to 22, and we have a long-term vision of growing at a steady pace.  For the 2018-2019 season, we had 23 teams and are continuing to build additional Areté Jrs. teams and enhancing our Academy program further.  For the 2019-20 Season, we plan to have 24+ teams!  We’d love for you to come check us out and be a part of Areté! 

We want your volleyball club process and experience to be positive, motivating and exciting for you and your family.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or additional information you may need regarding our organization, program offerings, the tryout process, etc. 

2019-2020 USAV Age Definitions

18 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 or are high school students in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during the current academic year and are 19 years of age or younger (born on or after September 1, 2001).
17 and UnderPlayers who were born on or after September 1, 2002
16 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
15 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
14 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
13 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006
12 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007
11 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008
10 and Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009

Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.

Not sure what age division you should try out for?  Just figure out how old you will be next year on August 31, 2020.  You are eligible to play in that age group or an older age group.  Players are allowed to play up in an older age division, but are not allowed to play down in age.  The birth date cut-off set by USA Volleyball is September 1.  See the age division chart for official date guidelines.

*Team status will be updated upon the start of the 2019-20 Tryout Evaluation Period on or after July 7, 2019. Information provided will be  based on player interest in Areté.