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2019-2020 Tryout Info

All NYC Juniors teams are formed through an annual competitive tryout process

12U, 17U & 18U Tryouts are open to everyone

13U-16U Tryouts will be by INVITATION ONLY

*Due to a limited amount of gym space, the elite-level of our teams, and the large number of interested athletes in some age-groups, we believe narrowing the tryout pool will allow for better evaluation, and help alleviate families' excess time and money spent during tryout season.

We do still want all athletes to have the opportunity to be considered for a team, so we have come up with the system below to do so...

How do I get an invitation to Tryouts?

1. Returning NYC Juniors athletes: All 2018-2019 NYC Juniors athletes will receive an automatic invite via email.

2. Come to an Open Call: Any 13U-16U athletes who did NOT play on an NYC Juniors team last season are invited to attend a pre-tryout "Open Call" (dates below).  Email invitations will be sent to standout athletes following each session. 

3. Personal Invitation: Standout athletes who have attended NYC Juniors camps, Skills Academy, or other events may be issued personal invitations via email.

4. Special Request: If you are unable to attend an Open Call, and would like to request an invitation to NYC Juniors Tryouts, you may do so via email to You will be asked to provide information about your experience, references, and/or video.

5. 12U: For all athletes born on or AFTER Sept. 1, 2007 you DO NOT need an invitation to tryout. NYC Juniors will be fielding 12U teams through OPEN TRYOUTS.  Click here to register for tryouts

6. 17U & 18U: For all athletes born BEFORE Sept. 1, 2003 you DO NOT need an invitation to tryout. NYC Juniors will be fielding teams at the 17U & 18U age groups through OPEN TRYOUTS.  Click here to register for tryouts

USAV Age Groups

*These age divisions are established by USA Volleyball.  Athletes may tryout for an age group OLDER but not younger. No exceptions.


Athlete Date of Birth Age Group Open Call Date Time Location
9/1/06-8/31/07 13U Saturday, Sep. 7th 9:00-10:30am UNIS (24-50 FDR Drive)
9/1/05-8/31/06 14U Saturday, Sep. 7th 10:30am-12:00 UNIS (24-50 FDR Drive)
9/1/04-8/31/05 15U Friday, Sep. 6th 7:30-9:00pm Trevor Day School (312 E 95th St.)
9/1/03-8/31/04 16U Thursday, Sep. 5th 7:30-9:00pm Trevor Day School (312 E 95th St.)

Open Call is for new 13U-16U athletes interested in trying out for NYC Juniors travel teams. 

**The following athletes should NOT attend Open Call...
  • born on or AFTER 9/1/2007 (12U)
  • born BEFORE 9/1/2003 (17U & 18U)
  • members of 2018-2019 NYC Juniors teams
  • anyone who has already received a tryout invitation

Open Call Fee: $40 per athlete

If an athlete receives a tryout invite after Open Call, remaining fee for tryouts will be $60 additional (to equal $100 standard tryout fee).