TRYOUT REGISTRATION 2022/23

Niagara Rapids is committed to providing a place to play for both elite and developing athletes. Most age divisions have multiple teams which provides opportunities for players with a wide range of skill and experience. The purpose of the tryouts is to place each player on the appropriate team in order to maximize growth and enjoyment during the upcoming volleyball season.


Tryouts are held as a means of assessing the abilities of each player. Coaches observe as players participate in drills designed to test their basic volleyball skills. Throughout the course of the tryout session, players are evaluated by multiple coaches who then collaborate on the team placement process to ensure the right fit for each athlete.

In the 12U-14U age divisions, tryouts are conducted in a clinic atmosphere to foster an environment that feels more like a training session than an evaluation. We believe this helps minimize the stress of tryouts for young players, and ensures our newest athletes have an enjoyable experience and introduction to the sport that will lead to a lifelong love of volleyball. Rapids coaches will provide technical instruction to complement the drills and give feedback during the game play.

Not sure about playing on a Rapids Club team? Tryouts are a great opportunity to give the Club experience a try, as well as a great warm-up for school tryouts. To review the OVA’s Tryout Window Policies, click here.


CLUB VOLLEYBALL AGE DIVISIONS


12U ~ 2011 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2010)
13U ~ 2010 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2009)
14U ~ 2009 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2008)
15U ~ 2008 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2007)
16U ~ 2007 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2006)
17U ~ 2006 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2005)
18U ~ 2005 (and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2004)

Tryout fee: $30, includes a Rapids t-shirt