Open Gym & Tryouts

Welcome to the 2021-2022 indoor club season!  As we get ready to approach our 6th season in this fantastic community – many thanks to all of you for your commitment to us. We look forward to seeing you all at open gym and try-outs, good luck to everyone!

OPEN GYMS:

Sunday October 10th, 5PM-8PM @City Church upper soccer field

Sunday October 17th, 5PM-8PM @City Church upper soccer field

These will be outside on 5, 30×60 grass nets. We will group players according to tryout age groups and play 6v6 with a coach(es) working each net. We will move players up accordingly. If you are planning on trying out for Galaxy indoor we highly recommend you make the open nets.

Our cost for all open gyms is $5. No registration required.

3100 City Church St. GastoniaNC 28056

Open Gyms are available for anyone to attend who is interested in trying out for the club – a coach (or coaches) will be there to answer parent questions, set up the nets, provide balls etc. for the girls to play. Open gyms are a great way to check the club out, meet new friends, play with friends (AND COACHES!!), and see where your junior is – skill wise alongside other peers her age, before any sort of commitment.

By now we are sure that you have heard that some other clubs in Carolina Region are having August tryouts for the 2021-2022 season. While that may be the direction the region is ultimately headed in the future, I am proud to say that Galaxy volleyball along with a few other Western NC-area clubs have worked TOGETHER to pledge that we will not hold tryouts in August. Instead we will hold tryouts in late October/early November to allow for most of the NCHSAA season to be completed. Our players, coaches, and their families are PASSIONATE about their high school programs in Gaston county, and DESERVE the chance to enjoy those seasons without the stress, time and financial obligation of club volleyball running in parallel.

So enjoy the high school season.

GALAXY TRYOUT DATES POSTED:

First Baptist Church of Lowell

400 W 1st Street

Lowell NC 28098

YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE TRYOUTS (YOU WILL NEED A SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT IT IS FREE).

Tryouts U12/13, Friday October 22nd 7-9PM

*UPDATED* U12 GROUP WILL GO 6:30-8PM, U13 GROUP WILL GO 8:00-9:30PM*

Tryouts U14, Saturday October 23rd 9AM-11AM

Tryouts U15, Saturday October 23rd 12-2PM

Tryouts U16, Saturday October 23rd 3-5PM

Tryouts U17, Sunday October 24th 2-5PM

Tryouts U18, Sunday October 24th 6-8PM

COST: $10

COST COVERS gym rental and coaches

AGE Definitions:
Playing Ages are based on the USAV established Playing Ages. Players should try out for their age group; players will be allowed to try out with their peer group (an age up but with players in their grade) upon request. Coaches may move players and combine age groups as needed. For a chart to help check your age division, view this provided by USAV:  Age Definition Chart

Check-in:
Please have players checked in at least 15 minutes prior to their tryout session starting.

Water: 
Please be sure to send water/Gatorade with your player.

1.) You MUST register online for tryouts (YOU WILL NEED A SPORTSENGINE ACCOUNT IT IS FREE).

2.) Please print and complete the Player Medical Release Form and Gaston Galaxy Player Information sheet below. The forms must be turned in when you arrive to open gym/tryouts.

USAV Junior Player 2021-2022 Player Medical Release Form

Gaston Galaxy Player Information sheet (this information will be used by the club to facilitate communication with players and parents)