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Areté Tryouts & Information - Making the 'A' Team

2020-2021 Tryout Clinics + Process

The tryout schedule for our 2020-2021 Tryout Evaluations for all age groups will be announced soon*. We highly encourage athletes to attend as many tryout evaluation clinics as possible with an emphasis on attending the first sessions offered starting July 25th for ages 15-18 and August 8th for ages 10-14.

Evaluation Window - Age Group: 15 - 18July 25 - August 1 (Acceptance Day: August 2)

Evaluation Window - Age Group: 10-14August 8 - 15 (Acceptance Day: August 16)

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 and August (starting July 25th & August 8th per respective age groups) may also serve as an evaluation opportunities 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, annual waiver 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 2020-2021 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, annual waiver, 2020-2021 club season once teams are formed starting July 25th & August 8th.  

Please click on the age tab below (ages 10-12, 13-14 or 15-18) for your respective age group to see our tryout schedule and registration links.

Athletes are asked to attend Tryout Evaluation Clinics to be considered for a club team at Areté for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.  Registration is required to attend Evaluation Clinics and to receive the official offer within the NTR Online Commitment System (OCS).  Athletes only need to register once, pay the one-time $60 tryout evaluation fee and choose to attend an unlimited number of clinics (listed below) that are offered during the Evaluation Window.  

We highly encourage athletes who are interested in playing at Areté to attend the first tryout sessions offered during the evaluation window, as well as additional clinics until the team offered for is complete and/or at the direction and guidance of the respective Areté Head Coach. 

2020-2021 Tryout Information & Evaluation Clinics Process

Key Points – 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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 25, 2020
  • Attend Tryout/Evaluation Clinics & Camps during the evaluation window: July 25 - August 1 for 15-18 and August 8 - 15 for 10-14 to get to know coaches in your age group.
  • Acceptance/Signing Day: Sunday, August 2, 2020 for 15s - 18s age groups
  • Acceptance/Signing Day: Sunday, August 16, 2020 for 10s - 14s age groups
  • 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

When are the NTR Player/Team Tryouts & Evaluations?

  • The 2020 Tryout & Evaluation period is:  
    • 15s - 18sJuly 25 - August 1, 2020 (Acceptance: August 2)
    • 10s - 14sAugust 8 - 15, 2020 (Acceptance: August 16)
  • Areté may offer extended tryout evaluation opportunities for athletes who haven’t committed yet after each signing/acceptance date for remaining open positions until all teams are full

How to be evaluated for a 2020-2021 Areté Team:

  • Attend as many Areté Clinics & Camps as possible prior to the evaluation window and then specifically during the 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 each evaluation window.
  • 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!
  • 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 for 15s-18s
Tryout Evaluation Week 1 Tryout Evaluation Week 2 Tryout Evaluation Week 3 Tryout Evaluation Week 4

Tryout Evaluation

Week 5

July 25 - August 1, 2020 Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings

Acceptance/Signing Day for 15s - 18s – Sunday, August 2, 2020

Areté Tryout Evaluation Weeks - Overview for 10s-14s

Tryout Evaluation Week 1 Tryout Evaluation Week 2 Tryout Evaluation Week 3 Tryout Evaluation Week 4

Tryout Evaluation

Week 5

August 8 - 15, 2020 Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings Based on Team Openings

Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 14s – Sunday, August 16, 2020

For Areté Team descriptions, please click here.  Additional information regarding our Areté 2020-2021 teams will be released soon.  Our website will reflect updates accordingly.

Tryout Week 1 = July 25 – August 1 & August 8 - 15, 2020Evaluations 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 August 1, 2020 (for ALL ages: 15s-18s) & by August 15, 2020 (for ALL ages: 10s-15s and to complete any additional openings we may have)

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 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 and binding offers to 15s - 18s & 10s - 14s, respectively. Provide official offers via the Online Commitment System (OCS) per age group on each respective acceptance day on and subsequent days as needed. 

**Acceptance/Signing Day for 15s - 18s = Sunday, August 2, 2020 and any day afterwards

**Acceptance/Signing Day for 10s - 14s = Sunday, August 16, 2020 and any day afterwards

  • Official tryout/signing for ALL Areté teams (complete any remaining team positions)
  • Official offers & acceptance will be formally communicated the morning of August 2 for 15s - 18s and August 16 for 10s - 14s via the Online Commitment System (OCS)

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. 

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

* Clubs, Coaches or Staff may NOT discuss a specific team with any non-Areté players 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 new region tryout policy.

** Please see our Clinc/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 the
Areté Athletics Center (AAC) | 1720 Bray Central Dr. | McKinney, TX | 75069 | email | (469) 712-4980