CVA Tryouts 2024-2025: Mason, Ohio

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Cincinnati Volleyball Academy (CVA) in Mason, Ohio is a Premier Volleyball Club, the choice of local Cincinnati and Dayton families for over 15+ years. We build champions from within by igniting passion and purpose. We transform lives by cultivating grit, nurturing self-belief, and redefining excellence as realizing one’s purpose to impact the world. Hardship makes us stronger and fuels our resolve to raise the bar through progress and empowering others.
At CVA, victory comes from facing any challenge without limits. We build unbreakable spirit and inspire athletes to achieve the impossible. True success is empowering yourself and others to be their best. Together, we forge unstoppable resolve and reimagine victory through contribution that makes a difference.

CVA Tryout Information

Come experience the CVA difference and unleash your strength within. Step onto the court and begin your journey to becoming more, championing your game and winning life.

Tryout Dates/Times:

10U

10U Tryouts

October 18, 19, 20th, 2024

Date & Times TBA

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

11U

11U Tryouts

October 18, 19, 20th, 2024

Date & Times TBA

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

12U

12U Tryouts

October 18, 19, 20th, 2024

Date & Times TBA

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

13U

13U Tryouts

October 25, 26, 27th 2024

Date & Time TBA

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

14U

14U Tryouts

July 13th

3:00PM – 6:00PM

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

15U

15U Tryouts

July 13th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

16U

16U Tryouts

July 13th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

17U

17U Tryouts

July 13th

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

18U

18U Tryouts

July 13th

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in

15-18U

Incoming 15-18U Please fill out the New Player Inquiry form here. Any questions should be sent to CVA@Courts4Sports.com

PLEASE NOTE:

Pre-Registration is required. At the time of registration please fill out our Online Tryout Register Form. All tryout fees are non refundable.

If you are 15-18U and interested in playing for CVA for the 2024-2025 Season, please fill out the New Player Inquiry Form here. We will be holding tryouts/evaluations for 15U-18U to supplement any open positions.
Please Note: Arrive early on the first day to turn in tryout paperwork, get assigned a number, and log athletic measurements and stats with our Explosion Fitness Team.
Required Forms:

OVR Waiver

Online Registration Form

USA Vball Code of Conduct

Click here for updated 2025 Season Tryout Policy

Additional Information

Age Definition

Come unlock your potential and experience the thrill of progress and teamwork. Reimagine excellence through contribution that makes a difference. Join CVA and forge your unstoppable resolve – tryouts are in October.

CVA: Strength, Empower, Resilient, Visionary, Excel

Our mission is to unleash the champion within through passion, teamwork, and excellence. We pursue lifelong empowerment through cultivating grit, progress, and nurturing self-belief. Join CVA and unleash your strength within!

Open House @ Courts 4 Sports

*Attend our Open House @ Courts 4 Sports home to our CVA and Cincy Elite Volleyball teams.

June 26th 6-8PM
or
July 10th 6-8PM

Our Open House is a great way to get to know our staff, trainers, club directors, and coaches before tryouts. Check out our 53,000 sq ft facility that includes 11 Volleyball Courts and our Explosion Athletics player workout area.

All Open House families will receive a complimentary player workout assessment and complimentary volleyball skill session to be scheduled at a later date.

FAQ for CVA Tryouts 2024-2025

General Information

  • 10U-13U: Tryouts will be held in the Fall. Specific dates will be announced soon.
  • 14U:
    • July 13th, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in
    • REGISTER NOW
  • 15U:
    • July 13th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Please arrive 20 minutes early to sign in
    • REGISTER NOW
  • 15-18U: Please fill out the New Player Inquiry form. Tryouts/evaluations will be scheduled to supplement any open positions.
Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please complete our Online Tryout Registration Form. Note that all tryout fees are non-refundable.
Please ensure you bring the following forms to the tryouts:
  • OVR Waiver
  • USA Volleyball Code of Conduct
  • Signed waiver forms
  • Proper volleyball attire (knee pads, athletic shoes)
  • Water bottle
  • Any required medical information

Tryouts will take place at Courts 4 Sports in Mason, Ohio, home to our CVA and Cincy Elite Volleyball teams.

Age definitions are based on the USA Volleyball guidelines. Please refer to the Age Definition Chart to determine the appropriate age group for your child.

During tryouts, players will:

  • Warm up with our Explosion Fitness Team
  • Perform various drills to assess skills in serving, passing, setting, hitting, and blocking
  • Participate in scrimmages to evaluate game play and teamwork
Team placements will be determined after a thorough evaluation by our coaching staff, including Nick Toth, Adrienne Green and Yoon Ha. You will be notified of the team placement via email shortly after the tryouts.
If you cannot attend the scheduled tryout date, please contact us at CVA@Courts4Sports.com to arrange an alternative evaluation.

We invite you to attend our Open House at Courts 4 Sports:

  • June 26th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • July 10th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This is a great opportunity to meet our staff, trainers, club directors, and coaches, and to tour our 53,000 sq ft facility, including 11 volleyball courts and our Explosion Athletics workout area. All Open House attendees will receive a complimentary player workout assessment and volleyball skill session for a later session.

For any additional questions, please reach out to us at CVA@Courts4Sports.com or call us at 513-770-0667.

Specific Questions

The tryout process includes:

  • Warm-up and stretching
  • Skill drills for serving, passing, setting, hitting, and blocking
  • Game-like scenarios and scrimmages
  • Athletic measurements and stat logging with our Explosion Fitness Team
  • Evaluation of teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship

Players are evaluated based on:

  • Technical skills (serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking)
  • Athleticism (speed, agility, strength)
  • Game intelligence (decision-making, positioning)
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Attitude and coachability

CVA fields multiple teams per age group, including national, american & regional teams, to accommodate various skill levels and competitive aspirations.

The tryout fee is $40, which covers the cost of the evaluation process. Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

Rosters will be announced within a week after the tryout sessions but may not be finalized if Evaluations are being held for open positions on that team.

Participants should wear comfortable athletic wear, including:

  • T-shirt or tank top
  • Shorts or spandex
  • Knee pads
  • Athletic shoes suitable for volleyball
  • Hair tied back and minimal jewelry

Tryouts are closed to parents. Parents are welcome to accompany their player during check-in, but once tryouts begin, we ask that they leave the facility. Parents will not be permitted to re-enter until tryouts are complete.

We welcome players of all skill levels. Our coaching staff is experienced in developing both beginners and advanced players. Please let us know if your child is new to the sport, so we can provide appropriate support and guidance.

Joining CVA offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Access to experienced and highly qualified coaches
  • Comprehensive training programs designed to improve skills and athletic performance
  • Participation in local, regional, and national tournaments
  • Development of teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship
  • Opportunities for college recruitment and scholarships

CVA offers additional support through:

  • Explosion Athletics strength and conditioning programs
  • Video analysis and feedback sessions
  • Mentorship from experienced coaches
  • Access to specialized clinics and camps

CVA expects players to:

  • Attend all practices, games, and tournaments
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work ethic
  • Show respect to coaches, teammates, and opponents
  • Balance academics and athletics

We also encourage families to:

  • Support their child’s commitment to the team
  • Communicate openly with coaches and staff
  • Volunteer and participate in club activities

Our goal is to place each player on a team where they can develop and contribute effectively. If your child is selected for a different team than expected, we encourage you to discuss any concerns with the coaching staff to understand the rationale behind the decision.

CVA takes player safety seriously. We have protocols in place to manage injuries, including access to medical professionals, injury prevention programs, and support for rehabilitation. Players are encouraged to communicate any injuries to their coaches promptly.

CVA teams have varying levels of commitment based on the competitive level:

  • National teams typically practice 2 times per week and participate in tournaments that will require travel and hotel stays.
  • American teams typically practice 2 times per week and participate in fewer tournaments including local and travel tournaments.
  • Regional teams practice 2 times per week and participate in local and regional tournaments only.

CVA partners with Explosion Athletics to provide a comprehensive strength and conditioning program. This includes:

  • Regular fitness assessments
  • Tailored workout plans to enhance athletic performance
  • Injury prevention strategies
  • Nutrition and wellness guidance

CVA provides robust support for college recruitment, including:

  • Exposure at high-level tournaments and showcases
  • Guidance on the recruitment process
  • Assistance with creating recruiting profiles and highlight video
  • Connections with college coaches and programs

CVA emphasizes a culture of:

  • Respect and inclusivity
  • Hard work and dedication
  • Teamwork and support
  • Continuous improvement and excellence

National teams may travel for regional and national tournaments, requiring overnight stays. Regional teams primarily compete locally, with minimal travel. Detailed travel schedules will be provided at the start of the season.

Stay connected with CVA through:

  • Our official website and blog
  • Social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Email newsletters and announcements

Discover More About CVA:

About Us

Our Coaches

Training Programs

Contact Us

We look forward to welcoming you to the Cincinnati Volleyball Academy family and helping you achieve your volleyball goals!

Register Now and Be Part of the CVA Family!

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