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2021-2022 TRYOUT EVALUATION CLINICS + PROCESS

Please visit this page often for information regarding upcoming evaluations, clinics and process.  

We will have positions OPEN for the upcoming 2021-2022 season...including on our top National teams! Please do not feel pressured into making a quick and rushed decision elsewhere.  We encourage you to check us out first before making this important decision for your athlete.  Please note that the North Texas Region's policy does not allow or acknowledge the signing of any kind of paper work (if provided to you) by a club prior to the official North Texas Region signing/acceptance day (Sunday, July 18, 2021 for 10s-18s).  

Tryouts will continue post the official signing date until all teams are completed! 

The Areté tryout schedule for our 2021-2022 Season Tryout Evaluations for all age groups can be found below. We may also add more tryout evaluations as deemed necessary.  We highly encourage athletes to attend as many tryout evaluation clinics as possible with an emphasis on attending the first sessions offered starting on July 10, 2021 for ALL AGES 10s - 18s.

Evaluation Window - Age Groups: 10s - 18s:   July 10 - 18, 2021 (Acceptance Day: July 18, 2021)

We truly look forward to seeing your athlete(s) on the court this summer!

*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 10th for all respective age groups) and August may also serve as an evaluation opportunity if desired. 

Athlete Profile

REQUIRED: We 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, as well as complete our annual waiver! The Areté Athlete Profile is required to be completed only one time per year. If you have not completed it yet for the 2021-2022 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, completion of annual waiver, 2021-2022 club season once teams are formed starting at the beginning of the evaluation period, which begins on July 10, 2021.  

View Team Status Here

*Actual Team Projections and Coaches for the upcoming 2021-2022 Season will be announced soon. Team status for all teams will be updated upon the start of the 2021-2022 Season Tryout Evaluation Period on or after July 10, 2021 per respective age group. Information provided will be based on player interest in Areté.

The USAV Age Definition for the upcoming 2021-2022 Season will be updated here as soon as it is made available by USAV.

Should the North Texas Region (NTR) update this document for the upcoming 2021-2022 Season, those updates will be posted here upon any communication received by the region.

Should the North Texas Region (NTR) update this document for the upcoming 2021-2022 Season, those updates will be posted here upon any communication received by the region.

2021-2022 Tryout Information & Evaluation Clinics Process

Key Points – 2021-2022 Tryout & Evaluation Process to make a club team per the North Texas Region:

We do not anticipate any changes, however please note that some of this information may change based on any new or additional information received from the North Texas Region regarding the 2021-2022 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 10, 2021.
  • Attend Tryout/Evaluation Clinics & Camps during the evaluation window: July 10 - July 18 for 10s-18s to get to know coaches in your age group.
  • Acceptance/Signing Day: Sunday, July 18, 2021 for all ages 10s - 18s 
  • Clubs/Coaches may NOT discuss a specific team with a player outside of their club before the evaluation windows for each age group.
  • 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 for the upcoming season.

When are the NTR Player/Team Tryouts & Evaluations?

  • The 2021 Tryout & Evaluation period is:  
    • 10s - 18sJuly 10 - July 18, 2021 (Acceptance Day: July 18th)
    • Areté may offer extended tryout evaluation opportunities post July 18, 2021 for athletes who haven’t committed yet after the official NTR signing/acceptance date for all remaining open positions until every Areté team is full. Ideally, all of our teams carry 12 players on the roster.

How to be evaluated for a 2021-2022 Areté Team:

  • Attend as many Areté Clinics & Camps as possible prior to the evaluation window and then specifically during the official evaluation window per respective age group to be evaluated for one of our 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 that take place during and after each evaluation window.
  • Please view the latest clinics and camps schedule under Training & Programs 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”. We encourage you to be active and proactive in this process...to fully understand first-hand the situation for your athlete and opportunities at Areté. We promise to always be transparent and honestly help guide your athlete and family every step of the way! 
    • 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!
  • 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 visit here for more specific information regarding days & times for all clinics, camps, etc. being held at the AAC.

Areté Tryout Evaluation Weeks - Overview for 10s-18s
Tryout Evaluation Week 1 Tryout Evaluation Week 2 Tryout Evaluation Week 3 Tryout Evaluation Week 4

Tryout Evaluation

Week 5

July 10 - July 18, 2021 Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings

Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 18s – Sunday, July 18, 2021

For Areté Team descriptions, please click here.  Additional information regarding our Areté 2021-2022 teams will be released at the appropriate time.  Our website and social media outlets will reflect updates accordingly.

Tryout Week 1 = July 10 – July 18, 2021Evaluations 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 & Pathos teams by July 18, 2021 (for ALL ages: 10s-18s).
    • Athletes will fully understand what team they have been offered by July 17, 2021. The official offer for all athletes will be released and provided via the NTR Online Commitment System (OCS) on the morning of Sunday, July 18, 2021. 
    • **Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 18s = Sunday, July 18, 2021 and any day afterwards

Tryout Week 2 - 5+ = as neededEvaluations for ALL Regional traveling to non-travel (Pathos) Teams and continue evaluations for National Teams for any remaining open positions. 

  • Finalize evaluations and offers by Age Groups, Positions and Teams for remaining openings for all Areté Teams.
  • Transparent feedback and guidance will be provided to players regarding the most appropriate team/position “fit”.  
  • Provide official offers via the Online Commitment System (OCS) on the respective acceptance day and subsequent days as needed until all Areté teams are considered complete/full. 

Subsequent days following July 18, 2021 until ALL Areté teams are complete:

  • Provide athletes an official evaluation by either the Director of Areté or Head Coaches.
  • Official offers & acceptances* will be formally communicated between Areté and Athlete via the Online Commitment System (OCS) immediately if the evaluation is on or after July 18, 2021.
    • Continue evaluations & provide offers for any remaining positions that still need to be filled to complete an Areté team. *Subject to change. We will not hold additional tryout evaluations if all teams are fulfilled. 

Should you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to email us.

NOTE: Clubs, Coaches or Staff may NOT discuss a specific team with any non-Areté player before the start of each evaluation window.  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 region tryout policy.

  • Please see our Clinic/Camp Schedule or Tryout Schedule above for times and 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:
Areté Athletics Center (AAC) | 1720 Bray Central Dr. | McKinney, TX | 75069 | email | (469) 712-4980