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Tryout Information

2023 Season Tryout Information

Our early evaluations were very helpful in preparing for the 2023 season.  
Our final tryouts will be in Oct. (14 and under) and Nov. (15 and up)

Tryout Cost: $30
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 play is best suited for the team. 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.

Early Evaluations

Early evaluations are a first look at players for the 2023 season and are very helpful in our process. We encourage everyone to attend if possible. GSJ will make offers for various teams at the early evaluation but can also hold some spots open for the final tryouts in October and November. It will be at the clubs discretion to keep spots open. 

Conway and Myrtle Beach Teams

Tryouts held at the GSJ Facility
4475 Privetts Road, Conway

Florence Tryout (all teams) will take place on
Tuesday, November 9 from 6-8pm at First Baptist on Irby.

14 and Under tryout Information

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

Age Definitions (Click)

Saturday, August 6
11:30 – 1pm = 12/13s
1:30 – 3pm = 14s

Final tryouts:
14 and under will be late October
15 and up will be early November

15 and Up Tryout Dates and Times

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

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

Sunday, July 31
2-4pm = 15s
4:30-6:30pm = 16s
7 – 9pm = 17/18s

Age Definitions (Click)

*Make-up date for 15 and up. Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9-11am (all ages 15 and up)

Final tryouts:
14 and under will be late October
15 and up will be early November

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