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

11U, 12U & 13U Tryouts are open to everyone

14U-18U Tryouts are 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 to get an invitation to Tryouts...

1. Come to Open Call: NEW and RETURNING 14U-18U athletes should sign-up to attend Open Call sessions (dates below).  Tryout invitations will be extended to standout athletes.

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

3. 11U - 13U: For all athletes born on or AFTER July 1, 2007 you DO NOT need an invitation to tryout. NYC Juniors will be fielding 11U, 12U & 13U teams through a series of OPEN TRYOUTS.  

USAV Age Groups

*Note that the NEW age cutoff is now July 1st

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

Open Call is for all 14U-18U athletes interested in trying out for Manhattan or Brooklyn-based teams. 

  • Open Call will consist of approximately 60 min.  of skill evaluation and physical testing
  • Maximum of 10 athletes per call time, per court 
  • Athletes should attend Open Call sessions for their age group on Sat. Aug. 29th
  • If you are unable to attend on Aug. 29th, limited midweek make-up sessions are available 
  • Due to space limitations, athletes should only attend ONE Open Call session.

Open Call Fee: $50 

If an athlete receives a Tryout invitation after Open Call, additional tryout fee will be $50

Open Call Schedule

Age Group Date Time (approx. 1 hour) Location
14U Saturday, Aug. 29th 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, or 11:45am The Post BK (Greenpoint)
15U Saturday, Aug. 29th 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, or 11:45am The Post BK (Greenpoint)
16U Saturday, Aug. 29th 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, or 2:30pm The Post BK (Greenpoint)
17U Saturday, Aug. 29th 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, or 2:30pm The Post BK (Greenpoint)
18U Saturday, Aug. 29th 3:00pm The Post BK (Greenpoint)

Make-up Sessions

Age Group Make-up #2 Time (approx. 1 hour) Location
16U, 17U & 18U Monday, Aug. 31st 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00pm The Field House at Chelsea Piers
14U & 15U Wednesday, Sep. 2nd 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00pm The Field House at Chelsea Piers

See full Tryout Schedule HERE