FAQs – SYA Volleyball Club
When/where will practices be?
For the 2016-17 season, we have practice space at Liberty MS in Clifton, Cassel’s in Herndon, and NZone in Chantilly. Specific scheduling for each team will be included with offers.
How do I tryout for a team?
Tryouts for the 2016-17 season are now over. Thank you so much to everyone who attended!
How much does it cost to play on an SYA Volleyball Club team?
Our fees and payment schedule web page can be found in the Program Information menu or by clicking this link FEES. An explanation is included on what is included in our fees.
What happens if I am offered a place on the team?
You will be given directions on how to affiliate with SYA Sports, and additional tasks and forms. You will be required to read, agree to terms, and sign and return a contract along with the first payment to lock in your offer. You will then start receiving various emails regarding club information, as well as team-specific information, such as practice and tournament details. From this point forward both players and parents should carefully read all emails from both the club director and coach in a timely manner, as some may be time-sensitive.
If I accept a place on the team and then later change my mind or can’t come to practices, can I get my money back?
No. Remember, for every player we offer, several others were turned down. Once you accept an offer for one of our teams, you will be required to register with SYA and make an initial payment within a designated period of time. If you fail to do this you risk forfeiting your offer. Once you have registered and made the initial payment, you will be responsible for submitting all subsequent payments by the deadlines. Failure to do so may result in legal consequences.
Do I have to come to all the practices and tournaments?
Yes. When a player and her parents accept an offer to join a team, they are making a commitment not only to the club and the coach, but also to the other players on the team. Players should view this responsibility seriously and make every effort to attend all practices and tournaments. They will be asked to sign a contract and return with their first payment reflecting their commitment. For a player to develop individually, and for a team to develop as a unit, all players should come to practices and tournaments with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and give their best effort. If a player has committed to a tournament and then does not attend, the withdrawing player(s)/parent(s) will be responsible for any lost entry fees.
Do I really have to become a referee and scorekeeper? I just don’t want that pressure or responsibility.
Every team is required to provide work teams throughout the day during tournaments. Viewing these tasks in a positive manner, and taking note of the benefits from them, can make a big difference in the time spent performing the duties. As a referee, scorekeeper, or line judge, you have a close-up view of the teams against which you will be competing. You will also be reinforcing your knowledge of the game and, by extension, improving your own skills by observation of both the good and the bad. Players will be assigned to rotate through the duties as long as they have the required certification. Therefore, all players are expected to attend the required one-day referee/scorekeeping clinic, receive the required ratings, and obtain certification. Failure to do so will result in being assigned line judge duties throughout the season.
What tournaments will my team play in?
Coaches will determine which tournaments they would like to attend. That decision will also be based upon player availability. In addition to sanctioned tournaments, some teams in the past have opted to play in local leagues, such as the area travel leagues and adult leagues, depending on team ages – this is also determined by the coaches.
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