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Areté Tryouts & Information - Making the 'A' Team

2019-2020 Tryout & Evaluation Clinics

Please see schedule below for our 2019-2020 Tryout Evaluation Clinics for all age groups. We highly encourage athletes to attend as many tryout evaluation clinics as possible with an emphasis on attending the first sessions offered starting July 7th.

We truly look forward to seeing your athlete(s) on the court!  Please note that we may schedule additional clinics leading up to the official signing/commitment day in July for each age group.  

Please note that we may schedule additional clinics leading up to the official signing/commitment day in July for each age group.  All other skills clinics being offered during the month of July (starting July 7th) may also serve as an evaluation opportunity if desired. 

REQUIRED: We really want to know about all athletes who walk through our doors at the Areté Athletics Center (AAC) and participate in our camps, clinics, tryout evaluations, and more! The Areté Athlete Profile is required to be completed only one time per year. If you have not completed it yet for the 2019-2020 season, please do so. Thank you so much!  

This form will be placed in each player's secured profile which will be attached to all registrations, including but not limited to: all clinics, camps, Academy,  tryout evaluations, 2019-2020 club season once teams are formed starting July 7th.

2019-2020 Tryout Evaluations: Ages 9s - 12s

2019 DATES TIME AGE COST Registration
Sunday, July 7 9:30 - 11:00 AM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Sunday July 7 1:30 - 3:00 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 8 3:00 - 4:30 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Tuesday, July 9

5:30 - 7:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 9:30 - 11:00 AM

9s-12s

$25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 1:30 - 3:30 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 15 3:00 - 4:30 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Tuesday, July 16

5:30 - 7:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 20 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 21 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Tuesday, July 23

5:30 - 7:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Friday, July 26 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM 9s-12s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 27 - Official Signing Day TBD by team & offers to be sent via OCS 9s-12s ---  

 

2019-2020 Tryout Evaluations: Ages 13s - 14s

2019 DATES TIME AGE COST Registration

Sunday, July 7

9:30 - 11:00 AM 13s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 1:30 - 3:00 PM 13s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 7:30 - 9:00 AM 14s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 3:30 - 5:00 PM 14s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 8 5:00 - 7:00 PM

13s-14s

$25 Register Here!
Thursday, July 11

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

13s-14s $45 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 9:30 - 11:00 AM 13s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 1:30 - 3:00 PM 13s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 7:30 - 9:00 AM 14s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 3:30 - 5:00 PM 14s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 14 1:00 - 3:00 PM 13s-14s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 15 5:00 - 7:00 PM 13s-14s $25 Register Here!
Thursday, July 18

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

13s-14s $45 Register Here!
Saturday, July 20 1:00 - 3:00 PM 13s-14s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 21 1:00 - 3:00 PM 13s-14s $25 Register Here!
Thursday, July 25

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

13s-14s $45 Register Here!
Friday, July 26 1:00 - 3:00 PM 13s-14s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 27 - Official Signing Day TBD by team & offers to be sent via OCS 13s-14s ---  

 

2019-2020 Tryout Evaluations: Ages 15s - 16s

2019 DATES TIME AGE COST Registration

Sunday, July 7

7:30 - 9:00 AM 15s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 3:30 - 5:00 PM 15s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 16s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 5:30 - 7:00 PM 16s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 8 7:30 - 9:30 PM

15s-16s

$25 Register Here!
Wednesday, July 10

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

15s-16s $45 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 7:30 - 9:00 AM 15s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 3:30 - 5:00 PM 15s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 16s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 5:30 - 7:00 PM 16s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 14 4:00 - 6:00 PM 15s-16s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 15 7:30 - 9:30 PM 15s-16s $25 Register Here!
Wednesday, July 17

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

15s-16s $45 Register Here!
Friday, July 19 4:00 - 6:00 PM 15s-16s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 20 - Official Signing Day TBD by team & offers to be sent via OCS 15s-16s ---  

Sunday, July 21

(if needed for open positions)

4:00 - 6:00 PM 15s-16s $25 Register Here!

 

2019-2020 Tryout Evaluations: Ages 17s - 18s

2019 DATES TIME AGE COST Registration
Sunday, July 7 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 7 5:30 - 7:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 8 7:30 - 9:30 PM

17s-18s

$25 Register Here!
Wednesday, July 10

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

17s-18s $45 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 13 5:30 - 7:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Sunday, July 14 4:00 - 6:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Monday, July 15 7:30 - 9:30 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Wednesday, July 17

5:30 - 8:30 PM

[w/ All Skills Clinic]

17s-18s $45 Register Here!
Friday, July 19 4:00 - 6:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!
Saturday, July 20 - Official Signing Day TBD by team & offers to be sent via OCS 17s-18s ---  

Sunday, July 21

(if needed for open positions)

4:00 - 6:00 PM 17s-18s $25 Register Here!

 

2019-2020 Tryout Information & Evaluation Clinics 

Key Points – 2019-2020 Tryout & Evaluation Process to make a club team per the North Texas Region:

Please note that some of this information may change based on any new information received from the North Texas Region regarding the 2019-2020 season and if there are any updates to the tryout process.

  • The Tryout Evaluation period for all Club Teams in the North Texas Region (NTR) begins July 7, 2019
  • Attend Tryout/Evaluation Clinics & Camps on or after July 7th and get to know coaches in your age group.
  • Areté Tryout/Evaluation Clinics are provided below.
  • Evaluation Window ends Saturday, July 20, 2019 (Acceptance Date) for 15s - 18s age groups
  • Evaluation Window ends Saturday, July 27, 2019 (Acceptance Date) for 10s - 14s age groups
  • Clubs/Coaches may NOT discuss a specific team with a player outside of their club before July 7, 2019
  • Areté and non-Areté Athletes may attend our camps, clinics, lessons, 4x4 tournaments/games and performance training sessions prior to the evaluation window, however club-initiated discussions about a specific team or joining an organization are prohibited if the athlete is outside of her current club
  • In order for the club to be aware of your interest and to help answer any questions you may have, please let the Areté Director and/or Coaches know you are interested in being a part of the Areté organization and making a team

When are the NTR Player/Team Tryouts & Evaluations?

  • The 2019 Tryout & Evaluation period is:  
    • 15s - 18sJuly 7 - 20, 2019
    • 10s - 14sJuly 7 - 27, 2019
  • Areté may offer extended tryout evaluation opportunities for athletes who haven’t committed yet after each signing date for remaining open positions

How to be evaluated for a 2019-20 Areté Team:

  • Attend as many Areté Evaluation Clinics & Camps as possible starting July 7th to be evaluated for teams. Areté will offer specific tryout evaluation dates/times for each age group, as well as provide opportunities to be evaluated during regular occurring July & August clinics and camps.
  • Please view our Calendar of Events Programs pages for all the latest information and to register! 
  • We encourage you to connect with our Areté Head Coaches in your age group!
  • Please do not assume or rely on hearsay that any Areté team is “full”
    • Please connect directly with Krista Gibson or any of our Areté Coaches to inquire about the actual status of each team prior to making any decisions as Areté could be the best club home for you!
    • 2019-20 Coaching alignments will be announced starting after NTR 2019 Regionals, which occurs May 4-5, 2018.
  • The Areté website (under Teams) will be updated often showing the status of each team based on player interest in Areté, providing team descriptions, coaching alignments, etc. 

Areté Athletics – Player/Team Evaluation Timelines

(please see our website for more specific information regarding days & times for all clinics, camps, etc. being held at the AAC)

Areté Tryout Evaluation Weeks - Overview
Tryout Week 1 Tryout Week 2 Tryout Week 3 Tryout Week 4 Tryout Week 5
July 7 - 13, 2019 July 14 - 20, 2019 July 21 - 27, 2019 July 28 - August 3, 2019 August 4 - 11, 2019

 

  • Acceptance/Signing Day for 15s - 18s – Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 14s – Saturday, July 27, 2019

For Areté Team descriptions, please click here.  Additional information regarding our Areté 2019-2020 teams will be released soon.  Our website will reflect updates accordingly.

Tryout Week 1 = July 7 – 13, 2019Evaluations for ALL Areté National traveling (Telos & Ethos) and Regional traveling (Pathos) Teams. 

  • National traveling Team Evaluations by Age Groups. Transparent feedback and guidance will be provided to players regarding the most appropriate team/position “fit”.  
  • National traveling Team Evaluations by Age Groups, Positions & Teams
  • Finalize non-binding offers to Telos & Ethos teams on July 13 and before July 20 (for ALL ages: 10s-18s)

Tryout Week 2 = July 14 – 20, 2019Evaluations for ALL Regional traveling to non-travel (Pathos) Teams and continue evaluations for National Teams for any remaining open positions. 

  • Finalize evaluations by Age Groups and/or Positions for remaining openings for Telos & Ethos Teams
  • Finalize Pathos Teams by Age Groups, Positions & Teams. Transparent feedback and guidance will be provided to players regarding the most appropriate team/position “fit”.  
  • Finalize majority of ALL non-binding offers to 15s - 18s, prepare for official acceptance/signing day on Saturday, July 20 @ 8:00 AM. 

**Acceptance/Signing Day for 15s - 18s = Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Official tryout/signing for ALL Areté teams (complete any remaining team positions for 15s - 18s)
  • Official offers & acceptance will be formally communicated the morning of July 20 for 15s - 18s via the Online Commitment System (OCS)

Tryout Week 3 = July 21 – 27, 2019: Continued evaluations by age groups for any remaining positions for 15s-18s and continue focusing on finalizing ALL teams for 10s-14s. 

  • Finalize evaluations by Age Groups and/or Positions for remaining openings for Telos & Ethos Teams
  • Finalize Pathos Teams by Age Groups, Positions & Teams. Transparent feedback and guidance will be provided to players regarding the most appropriate team/position “fit”.  
  • Finalize majority of ALL non-binding offers to 10s - 14s, prepare for official acceptance/signing day on Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00 AM. 

**Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 14s = Saturday, July 27, 2019

  • 8:00 - 11:00 AM tryout/signing for ALL Areté teams (complete any remaining team positions) for 10s - 14s
  • Official offers & acceptance will be formally communicated the morning of July 27 for 10s - 14s via the Online Commitment System (OCS)

Tryout Week 4 = July 28-August 3, 2019: Continued evaluations & offers for any remaining positions that still need to be filled on an Areté team. *Subject to change. Will not hold additional tryout evaluations if all teams are fulfilled. Normal summer programming will continue. 

Tryout Week 5 = August 4 – 11, 2019: Continued evaluations & offers for any remaining positions that still need to be filled on an Areté team. *Subject to change. Will not hold additional tryout evaluations if all teams are fulfilled. Normal summer programming will continue. 

Should you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to email us at info@areteathletics.com.

* Clubs, Coaches or Staff may NOT discuss a specific team with any non-Areté players before July 7, 2019.  As a currently affiliated Areté Athlete, if anyone contacts you outside of the Areté organization about joining their organization and/or a specific team at another club, please inform the Areté Director immediately and report it to the North Texas Region Office as this is against the new region tryout policy.

** Please see our Areté Calendar for times and schedule updates to any camps, clinics, evaluations, etc. held at the AAC.  

*** Registration for all camps, clinics, evaluations, etc. will be posted on the Programs page of our website: Areté Programs & Registration

All Clinics, Camps & Evaluations will be held at the
Areté Athletics Center (AAC) | 1720 Bray Central Dr. | McKinney, TX | 75069 | info@areteathletics.com | (469) 712-4980

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 Tryout Evaluation Period on or after July 7, 2019. Information provided will be  based on player interest in Areté.