WELCOME TO OJVA
2015 TRYOUT MESSAGE
As always, we want to thank everyone that attended our tryouts because without all of you, we would not be as successful as we are. For those of you that made a team, congratulations and welcome. As many of you know, and for those that don't, the teams will be formed after 2 to 3 weeks of combined practice. This gives the coaching staff the time needed to properly evaluate each player so that they can be placed on the best team for their skill level and continued growth.
For those of you that did not make a team, we truly wish we could keep every player that shows up for tryouts but there is no way we can create enough teams to do that. Everyone at OJVA is passionate about Volleyball, so it is hard for us to turn away players, at any level, that are as passionate as we are. Keep us in mind throughout the club season and into the summer months as we routinely offer various camps, clinics and private lessons.
ADDED 12's & 14's PRACTICES
Because of so many early tournaments for the 12’s and 14’s, we have added a few practices. We know that this is during the Christmas break when traditionally we don't have practices, so if you already have plans to be out of town don't worry. Lets just hope we have enough coaches. The practices will be semi formal, meaning we will try to stick to our regular practice plan but, if nothing else, it will give those that attend the opportunity to touch a ball and play. We won't be adding anything new or strategic during this time.
12’s: Tue., Dec. 30th and Thur., Jan. 1st from 4:30 - 6 pm
14’s: Sat., Dec. 27th, 3 - 6 pm on 6 courts
Tue., Dec. 30th, 6 - 8 pm Thur., Jan. 1st, 6 - 8 on 6 courts
16's: Undecided but, stay tuned as we may add some
12’s have a friendship tourney at Beaverton Courts on Saturday, Jan 3
14’s have a friendship tourney at Beaverton Courts on Sunday, Dec. 28
and have 14U Power League Qualifier on Sunday, Jan 4 at TBA
The Holiday break is a perfect time to take an hour or two and get your scorekeepers test out of the way!! Every team must have at least 3 scorekeepers on it. WE would love to have all members certified in scorekeeping, so the burden doesn’t fall on only a few to always do it at tournaments.
So please have the girls take the time and get this taken care of in the next few days. It is all online and fairly simple to follow for returning players. We know that it can be overwhelming for the younger players, so we encourage parents to sit with them as they take the class and test. Then, know that the girls will get a chance to practice it at our OJVA intrasquad scrimmage day on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Here are the instructions on how to take the class and test:
UPDATE YOUR CEVA REGISTRATION
If you signed up for a Membership Deposit in order to tryout, make sure to go back to cevaregion.org to update your registration to "Regular Junior Girls". This is mandatory in order to play in the 2015 season.
We have made a few changes to the team pages. We've added a calendar that has Monthly, Weekly, Daily and Agenda views for each event that can be printed off. You should also be able to get a map to the venue from each event. Also, we will be putting any team photos we get on each page so it will be easier to find them.
MORE CLUB INFO
If you are new to our club, please take a look at the "About Us" page. OJVA is the only club in the area to train using a true academy format and one of the only clubs to have such an extensive staff of collegiate level coaches, at all age groups. We are also one of the only clubs to qualify three teams out of the four age groups for either the USA Junior National Championships or AAU Volleyball Championships.