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Tryout Information

2023 Season Tryout Information

Be sure to bring Mandatory forms below to check in

*If you paid for early evaluations you will not be charged for final tryouts.

Our Goal
Our goal is to put players in the best situation to be successful. We evaluate honestly and consider the skill, athletic ability, coachability, player demeanor, team needs by position, and experience needed to play at each level and we place players accordingly. Our staff takes this process seriously and make decisions based on our years of experience. We understand that not everyone will agree with our recommendation on team placement and we don’t always get it right. The tryout process is difficult and stressful on coaches, players, and families. We hope to make it as stress free as possible. Please understand we cannot base our decisions on past teammates, friends, etc. We do consider practice locations closest to the athletes when it is appropriate.

You must be registered to tryout.

Click below to register for the 2023 Season
2023 Registration

*A tryout is not required for our Development League

Understanding Tryouts at GSJ

Tryouts are a stressful but necessary process for any club program. GSJ/CU Coaches understand and take seriously our job to place kids on a team that is best suited for them. We are looking at individuals and making the best decisions possible to place them with like minded players on a team. We have to look at a variety of factors including ability, athleticism, age, skill set, and being coachable.

Team placement is based on our years of experience and each level will create challenges for players. Club volleyball should not be compared to High School. It is inherently more competitive and most players will play within their own age group.

GSJ/CU Teams are not predetermined based on the previous year. Yes, a core group of players will typically stay together, but we approach each season independently and players should be open minded if placed with new players. 

We understand that each family and player has a team in mind they want to be selected for. Unfortunately it is impossible to make that happen in every situation. It is important that players and parents respect the decisions of the club. Previous team placement does not insure players will be selected for the same team or level. Some movement can and should be anticipated. Once offers are made there is a waiting period to accept or decline. Some players may move up if an offer is declined by someone on a higher level team. Being critical of your team offer will only hinder your progress in making your team better and growing as a player. Playing sports will help develop character in a number of ways. It is not just about making the “top team”. There is so much to be gained from playing at any level and we ask everyone to trust the process.

Once teams are selected the staff will determine what level of tournament play is best suited for the team. It may vary even among teams of the same level (ie. Coast or National). The level of team is based on the number of practice days and tournament days, not the level played at the tournament. We believe in challenging our teams and our tournament schedule and division placement will reflect that.

GSJ fields multiple teams in various age groups and levels and we try to place as many players as possible. There are occasions where we must make cuts. 

2023 Age Definitions (Click)

Parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts.

Final Tryouts

Our final tryouts will fill all remaining roster spots. We currently have open positions on each of our teams. If you plan to tryout and have not registered for the season please do so. We are looking forward to a great 2023 club season.

Conway, Florence, and Myrtle Beach Teams

Tryouts held at the GSJ Facility
4475 Privetts Road, Conway

Florence Tryout (all teams) will take place on
Tuesday, November 8,

13's & 14's from 5:30-7pm &

15's & 16's+ from 7-8:30pm at First Baptist at

300 S Irby Street.

Please confirm age & time period with birthday chart.

Please bring Mandatory Forms to tryouts.

See GSJ West Page for more information.

 

Boys Tryout - Sunday, October 30 from 2-4pm in Conway. Practice for boys will be  at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.

14 and Under tryout Information

Conway and Myrtle Beach Teams 12U, 13U, and 14U

Age Definitions (Click)

Saturday, October 22
8:30am – 10:30am = 12/13s
11:00am – 1pm = 14s

Monday, October 24
5:00pm - 6:30pm = 12/13s
7:00pm - 8:30pm = 14s

15 and Up Tryout Dates and Times

Myrtle Beach and Conway Teams 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s

Sunday, November 6
1-3pm = 15s
3:30-5:30pm = 16s
6 – 8pm = 17/18s

Tuesday, November 8
6:00pm - 7:30pm = 15s

Wednesday, November 9
5:30pm - 7:00pm = 16s
7:30pm – 9:00pm = 17/18s

Age Definitions (Click)

*If you want to tryout but are unable to make a date you must contact Coach Sing and we'll arrange a meeting.

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