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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: 14U-18U athletes NEW to NYC Juniors 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 You will be asked to provide information about your playing experience, references, and/or video.

3. 11U* - 13U: For all athletes born on or AFTER July 1, 2008 you DO NOT need an invitation to tryout. NYC Juniors will be fielding 12U & 13U teams through a series of tryouts. 
*The decision to field a 11U team will be made after tryouts based on turnout (11U athletes will join 12U tryouts)

USAV Age Groups

*Age cutoff is July 1st, which means athletes in the same grade may fall in different age groups

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 who have not received an early invite to Tryouts

  • Open Call will consist of 90 min.  of skill evaluation and physical testing
  • Athletes should attend Open Call sessions for their age group 
  • If you are unable to attend Open Call, email to request a tryout invitation. Please send athlete's name, experience, height, and preferred position

**14U/15U Open Call at UNIS requires proof of FULL VACCINATION to attend.**

Unvaccinated athletes scheduled to attend a tryout at UNIS should email for an alternative tryout date. 

Open Call Schedule

Age Group Date Time Location
14U Tuesday, Aug. 31st 7:30-9:00pm UNIS (24-50 FDR Drive)
15U Tuesday, Aug. 31st 7:30-9:00pm UNIS (24-50 FDR Drive)
16U Monday, Aug. 30th 7:30-9:00pm Trevor Day (312 E 95th St.)
17U Monday, Aug. 30th 7:30-9:00pm Trevor Day (312 E 95th St.)
18U Monday, Aug. 30th 7:30-9:00pm Trevor Day (312 E 95th St.)

Open Call Fee: $50 

If an athlete receives a Tryout invitation after Open Call, additional tryout fee will be $50 ($100 total)

See full Tryout Schedule HERE