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Circle City Tryout Information and Procedures

New for the 2020-2021 season, tryouts for Circle City Volleyball Club will be held in July. 


The tryout process for each age group will last between 2-4 dates. It is not required to be at all tryout dates but it is recommended.  Please bring to tryouts a copy of your birth certificate, shirt with school and name on it, and patience.

There are many reasons we have chosen to move our tryouts; a few include allowing players to focus on their school seasons without club coaches trying to recruit them, allowing parents more flexibility with payment plans, and clearing up issues with entering events and being able to get a set tournament schedule out sooner so that families can plan around breaks and such much farther in advance. If you have any questions about the new tryout plan or are wondering if Circle City is right for you please contact Lance Keating and

Tryout, pre-tryout evaluations, open gyms, and parent meeting info is posted below.

Tryout Registration

Please register online before the first day of tryouts. 

Register Online

Additional forms needed when you arrive on the first day can be found below. Please fill these out entirely and bring them with you to check-in. 

Please plan to arrive 10-20mins early to check in before tryouts begin on the first day. You will need to turn in all paperwork and collect tryout cards.

Pre-Tryout Open Gyms

Circle City Volleyball offers FREE open gyms before tryouts each year. This is a great way to get some extra reps before tryouts begin. Anyone from any school or with any club affiliation is welcome!

You must register online before attending an open gym session. Register online here.

2020 DATES:

Age Group Date Time
Monday, July 6 14s 5:30-7pm
  15s 7:30-9pm
Tuesday, July 7 16s 5:30-7pm
  17-18s, Alumni 7:30-9pm
Wednesday, July 8 14s 5:30-7pm
  15s 7:30-9pm
Thursday, July 9 16s 5:30-7pm
  17-18s, Alumni 7:30-9pm
Sunday, July 12 15-16s 9-10:30am
  17-18s, Alumni 11-12:30pm
Tuesday, July 14 13-14s 5:30-7pm
  15s 7:30-9pm
Thursday, July 16 16s 5:30-7pm
  17-18s, Alumni 7:30-9pm


Please note:

  • Only one parent per player allowed in the gym. Parents must also sign a waiver and wear a mask. (Masks will not be supplied)
  • Athletes must register before they attend.
  • There will be temperature checks at the door.
  • All athletes must have a waiver signed by their parents for each open gym they attend. Waiver must be turned in when you arrive at the facility.
  • Backpacks will not be allowed inside the facility. Athletes will only be allowed to bring in their shoes, water, and phone. 
  • Water fountains will not be available so please bring your own water. Vending machines will be available to purchase drinks.

Parent Information Meetings

Looking for more information about Circle City Volleyball or just club volleyball in general? Attend one of our pre-tryout parent meetings. Ran by our club/assistant club directors, these meetings are a great way to get answers for any questions you may have. It is also a great chance to visit our facility and get a feel for what we have to offer!

2020 DATES:

Sunday, July 12th 10:00am

Tuesday, July 14th 6:30pm

Thursday, July 16th 6:30pm


All meetings will be held at Capitol Sports Center in the conference room between courts 1 and 4.

Pre-Tryout Evaluations

Interested in playing club at Circle City? This will be our second year hosting pre-tryout evaluations for our 15s and 16s age groups. We are fortunate to have many players interested in playing for Circle City each year which is intimidating for some. These early sessions will alleviate the stress or fear of not making a team. NO specific team placement will take place, but this will help determine if Circle is the place for you. All are welcome and the sessions are completely free!

2020 DATES:

15-16s - Sunday, July 12th 1:00-3:00pm


You must pre-register to attend. Email Lance Keating at to secure your spot. 

2020-21 Tryout Dates and Times

Age First Tryout Date/Time Second Tryout Date/Time Third Tryout Date/Time
8-12 & Under Sunday, July 26 8:30-10:30am Monday, July 27 5:30-7pm Wednesday, July 29 6-7:30pm
13 & Under Sunday, July 26 1:30-3:30pm Sunday, July 26 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday, July 28 6:30-8:30pm
14 & Under Sunday, July 26 11-1pm Sunday, July 26 4-6pm Monday, July 27 7-9pm
15 & Under Sunday, July 19 9-11am Sunday, July 19 2-4pm Monday, July 20 6:30-9pm
16 & Under Sunday, July 19 11:30-1:30pm Sunday, July 19 4:30-6:30pm Tuesday, July 21 7:30-9:30pm
17-18 & Under Sunday, July 19 7-9:30pm Wednesday, July 22 6:30-9pm NA

**Please note beginning this year, Juniors will be able to play 17s even if they are 18 years old**

Age Group Classifications

The following age groups shall be in effect for athletes for the 2020-21 season.

  • 18 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2002 or were high school students in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year and are 19 years of age or younger (born on or after September 1, 2001)
  • 17 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2003.
  • 16 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2004.
  • 15 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2005.
  • 14 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2006.
  • 13 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2007.
  • 12 & Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2008.

Age group definitions above are binding for the entire season immediately preceding the USAV Junior National Championships, and there shall be no appeal. Players may play “up” in an age group but never down.

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