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Middle School Girls

2022-2023 SEASON INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an outstanding balance from the previous season, you will not be able to participate until balance is paid.

ALL ATHLETES MUST PURCHASE AN AAU MEMBERSHIP FOR TRYOUTS & SEASON (aauvolleyball.org)

MIDDLE SCHOOL FULL SEASON (September - Mid-March)
12U-14U (6th-8th grade)

12U-14U (Middle School 6th-8th Grades) Tryout I: 7/16 9:30-11:30 AM REGISTER HERE

Middle School Make-Up Tryout 1: 7/21 7:00-8:30 PM (limited to 20 athletes) REGISTER HERE

12U-14U (Middle School 6th-8th Grades) Tryout II: 8/31 5:30-7:30 PM REGISTER HERE

PRACTICE DAYS: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 PM
SEASON FEES:
12U: $2000
13U: $2000
14U: $2200


Holidays - no practice
:

- 11/22 (observance of Thanksgiving)
- 12/21-1/2 (Winter Break - returning to practice on 1/2/2023)
- Possibly cancelling practice during the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival in December. Awaiting finalized dates from The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING SEASON (April - June)
12U-14U (6th-8th grade)


Tryouts:
Monday, March 28, 2022 5:00-7:00 PM
REGISTER HERE: https://edgevolleyball.leaguea...

OR

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:00-7:00 PM
REGISTER HERE: https://edgevolleyball.leaguea...


FIRST PRACTICE: Monday, April 4, 2022
Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 (local) & 7:00-9:00 (national) - conditioning before practice for national teams

Season goes from April 4, 2022 - Asics Navy Pier Junior Nationals (mid-June)
3 tournaments

SPRING SEASON FEES: $850
NATIONAL TEAMS: $1100
  

Since middle school athletes are normally involved in several different sports and lots of activities, we split our season in 2. In 2021, we started taking 1 middle school team to a National tournament. Traditionally, we have not taken middle school teams on big travel trips because the cost is high and it's a big commitment and even though this is a competitive program, sometimes interest wanes as the season progresses. We will again be participating in the Phoenix Volleyball Festival in June (June 19-22 for 13U & June 23-26 for 14U). . http://www.volleyball-festival.com/
At the spring tryouts, we will be selecting:
  • 1 National 14U team - to attend AZ tournament
  • 1 National 13U team - to attend AZ tournament
  • 2 12U teams - local tournaments only
  • 1 13U team - local tournaments only
  • 2 14U teams - local tournaments only
At tryouts, we will ask the athletes if they are interested in trying out for a national team so we know which athletes want to be considered for those spots. 
All athletes who accept a position in our program must get AAU memberships to participate and be added to a roster. This will serve as our insurance for the season. Insurance can be purchased at aausports.org/membership. Youth memberships are $14.00

Please associate yourself with The Edge Volleyball Club (IL). Club Code: W3Y73D


WHY THE TRYOUTS?
As you know, there is a TON of learning and growth at the middle school level. Athletes who may have come into the program in September with very little knowledge or experience may have grown leaps and bounds during the course of the season. On the contrary, some athletes may not be working as hard at practice. These tryouts allow everyone to reset and compete for a spot on a team. This means:
  • some athletes may "move up" teams
  • some athletes may "move down" teams
  • some athletes may not be able to participate in the spring season because of travel softball or lacrosse or other commitments.
  • we also may have new athletes join our program.
    • Some of our neighboring clubs also end their seasons in March.
    • We also have been running our short season program since September, and some of those athletes have been working hard to earn a spot on one of our teams
Tryout results will be posted immediately following the March 30th tryout.

PRACTICES
Local teams: Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 
National teams: Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:15-9:00 - conditioning & lifting before practice

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MIDDLE SCHOOL HELP LINKS

There is a lot to learn during the middle school club season. If you need some extra help or want to practice, check out these worksheets and videos!
Great references for parents too!

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an outstanding balance from the previous season, you will not be able to participate until balance is paid.

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