We are looking forward to this year's Club season! Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 5th. Your tryout time will depend on the players age that they will be during the season. Please check below for the appropriate age groups.
Golden Bear holds open tryouts. No invitation or past experience is necessary. No spots are reserved for players from prior Golden Bear teams. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions concerning tryouts. Also, check our Recruiting Policy page for answers to more questions. Golden Bear tryouts are self-insured. An NCVA tryout pass is not required.
Locations: Tryouts will be at Berkeley High School, in the Jacket Gym.
Parent Meeting: A mandatory parent meeting will follow registration and take about an hour.
Signing Night: is a second required meeting for players and parents offered a position is scheduled for Monday, November 13th. Our signing meeting will be held at the Piedmont High Student Center. Parents must attend both tryouts and meetings.
12s/ 17s/ 18s 8:30-11am
13s 11:30- 2pm
15s/ 16s 2:30-5pm
We will be fielding two teams per age group. One Power Team (Nike) and One Premier Team (Gold).
Power and Premier are two different leagues operated through the NCVA. Our power teams will play the NCVA power league schedule and attend national qualifiers. They are expected up-most commitment and will compete at a higher level. Premier teams will play in the NCVA premier league. There is no travel beyond league qualifier and the regional championship.
Age Group Definitions: What division would your daughter play? USA Volleyball specifies the requirements. In order to simplify the age definition information, this chart "Age Definition Chart" has been provided. To use this chart, find the column for the month that the player was born and follow it down to the year that the player was born. This will tell you which division the player is eligible. Please check the NCVA website for the official information about eligibility and age definitions.