Ohio Premier Club Teams  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens after tryouts?
 

After tryouts, we will post the results on our website using the player's number that she was given at tryouts.  Parents and players will be directed to our website to see if their daughter has been chosen for one of our teams.  If she was not chosen on the main roster, her number might be listed as an alternate. Families then have a set amount of time (10 days in some cases) to decide whether or not they will accept or deny the position. The amount of time is different if your daughter is chosen for a National team.  Detailed instructions will be on our website about the exact deadline for your daughter to accept or deny the spot on a team. Once she is offered a spot on a team at tryouts, we can not rescinded until the acceptance period has ended.  If she accepts the offer, then she is bound to the club for the year. If your daughter is chosen for the main roster, there will be detailed instructions on how to either accept or deny her position on the team.  If she is chosen as an alternate there is still an opportunity for her to move up to be placed on the team.  If we chose a player for a spot on the main roster and they deny the spot then we will move a player up from the alternate list to a main roster spot.  We will notify parents if we move their daughter up from the alternate list.

 

What forms will I need to tryout for Ohio Premier?

 

Every club will have a different system for tryouts and have different requirements.  Since Ohio Premier Volleyball Club has it’s own facility and insurance, we do not need players to register with the OVR before trying out at our club.  Many clubs will require that you register with USA Volleyball in order to attend their tryouts but we do not.  Once you are accepted on a team you will have to register with the OVR for a full membership.  We do require some paperwork for our tryouts.  For a complete list of tryout instructions and what paperwork is needed please click here.

 

Do I have to make a decision or pay money to a team immediately after tryouts end?

 

Not if you are trying out for an Ohio Valley Region Club which is a member of USA Volleyball.  Ohio Premier is a registered club in the OVR and we have to abide by their rules.  I encourage you to read what the rules are in the Ohio Athlete's Bill of Rights.  The OVR has a set amount of time after tryouts begin to sign a contract and the exact dates are included in the Athlete's Bill of Rights.

 

What is the payment structure for the team?

 

The team fee will be broken into 2 equal payments.  You can pay in full. The first payment is due when you accept the position on the team and sign the contract.  The second payment and final payemt is due by January 31st.  Payment can be made through our secure online payment system that you used for tryout registration.  You can also pay by cash or check.  Make checks payable to OPVC.  We always strive to have 10 players on a team and the fee is based on 10 players.  If there is nine players on a team the cost per player will be more. 

What is a National, American, or Regional team?
 

The Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball has 3 divisions of teams.  National teams are the most highly competitive and typically play in more two and/or three day tournaments, but there are enough National competitive tournaments in our area that our National teams can travel to Indianapolis, Louisville, and Columbus and not have to travel a far distance.  One of the main differences is the National teams will compete in AAU Nationals in Orlando or USA Nationals (the site changes every year), National teams schedule is usually longer (starting in December and ending with Nationals sometime late June or early July).  National teams are the most expensive teams. There is more travel with National teams.  American teams are in the middle of National and Regional.  American teams are competitive but typically play in fewer tournaments, less travel and the season is shorter (January – May) The majority of teams registered in the OVR are Regional which is competitive/recreational.  Regional teams will be the least expensive team.  The Regional teams play in more one day local tournaments and the season is January- May.

 

What does age waiver mean and what are the age definitions?

 

The age cut off date for the sport of volleyball is September 1st.  That means that if you turn 14 before September 1st, you are officially a U14 player even if you are a 7th grader.  A player with a bad birthday is known as a grade level or age waiver player.  Age waiver players must play up if they want to play on a National team.  They are allowed to play down and play with their grade level on an American or Regional team.  Click here for USA volleyball age definitions.

Is there a rule that clubs can only have 3 players from the same school on a team?

 

Yes – In Ohio the rule of 3 exists.  This means that a 15U age group and up cannot have more than 3 players from one school on a roster.  Ohio is one of only 3 states to have this rule still in place.  In Junior high it only affects the schools that are under OHSAA and some private grade schools are not members.  For teams 12U, 11U and 10U the “rule of 3” does not apply to elementary schools.