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Tryout Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for the tryout day?
A USAV Membership (Tryout or Full Season) is required.   A current 2020-2021 Season Membership is acceptable.  Wear appropriate volleyball gear and bring a water bottle for the on-court tryout.

Is Adversity having a re-sign period for current athletes?
We will not re-sign current athletes and everyone will need to tryout to make the club. Cuts will be made at all age divisions, every athlete has to prove themselves each year to make the club.

How long do I have to commit to Adversity after being offered a spot?
Registration must be completed within 24 hours or receiving the registration link.

When are team practices?
Girls-Team practices for Vernon Hills are generally Sun/Mon/Wed. Team practices for Lombard are Sun/Tues/Thurs. Practices are two hours of on-court training three times a week.  For 14U-18U an additional hour will be added to practice for strength and conditioning to two of the week’s practices.  This hour will be immediately prior to or following the on-court practice.

Boys-Practices are on Tues/Thurs/Sun, each session is two hours and for 14u-18u an additional hour of plyometrics/weight-lifting is added either before or after their practice.

Boys-12 & 13u will only practice twice a week for two hours each on Tues/Thurs.

What does the tournament schedule look like for Girls' 14U-18U?
Each team will attend 2-3 National Qualifiers, Windy City Power League or Great Lakes Regional Qualifier (depending on what the Region decides) and one National Championship event (USAV or AAU).  Local tournaments or additional Qualifiers may be added based on team.

How many players will be on a team?
We are looking to field 10-12 athletes per team.

Can I choose which location to try out for the Girls Programs?
Yes.  At tryouts you will be asked which location you are trying out for.  If an open spot at   the other location from your initial choice arises, a conversation with you will be had first.

Will Adversity have Regional teams?
Our girls youth program (13U & 12U) is tailored more towards a regional schedule.  They may have only 1 out of state tournament.  They will have the potential option of attending nationals.  

When will I know what team I make after tryouts?
HS Girls:

Team placement will take place after the high school season in late November/early December.  Players will only be offered a spot with Adversity at tryouts in July.  There will be a 3-5 week evaluation for team placement for all players.
Middle school Girls:
The season will begin in October.  There will also be an evaluation period for what team they will make.  

What divisions do the teams participate in?
Adversity’s philosophy is that each team will compete in the highest division possible per each team's ability and our discretion.  If there are 2-3 teams in an age group that are highly competitive we will put them all in the Open division.  

Adversity is an Adidas sponsored club and all of our athletes must be in head to toe Adidas gear. Players keep their uniforms from the previous year and may be able re-use them for the current season. Each year we try to recycle as many pieces as possible but there is no guarantee that Adidas will continue to make all items and you may have to order new pieces as a returning athlete.