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Tryouts/Travel Teams

2021-22 Tryout Details

Location

All Tryouts will be hosted at The Barr Road Sportsplex

Barr Road Sportsplex

213 Barr Road, Lexington, 29072

 

15U-18U Tryouts

16U-  Sunday, November 7 4-6pm **New time and day**

17U/18U-  Sunday, November 7 4-6pm **New time and day**

Make-up for ALL high school ages:  Saturday, November  13 11am-12:30pm.

Cost for Columbia tryouts:  $40


 

Questions?

For specific questions about tryouts and/or travel teams email us at UpwardStarsQuestions@gmail.com. 

2021-22 Age Classification

12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
13 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
15 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
17 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004
18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003

 

*If an athlete wants to tryout for an age group above their age classification, they will need permission from club director. 

Important things to know before tryouts

  • Please come to ALL of the tryouts for your age group 
  • If you cannot come to both tryouts (if you have 2) please be sure to let our coaching staff know. 
  • Please bring a printed copy of a multiple club tryout form in the case that you tryout for 2 or more clubs.
  • This year we will have a video parent meeting. We will email details out the first night of tryouts.
  • Parents are encouraged (due to Covid, etc) to not stay in the gym during tryouts. After the athletes are checked in we ask that parents come back at the end of tryouts. If appropriate, the second night of tryouts parents can come in for the last 30 minutes of tryouts where we will have a time to talk through next steps, etc. 

 

21-22 Fees

Our fees cover everything (outside of uniforms and travel).  All Columbia area  teams will have MySportsFolio as their recruiting service.  

Open and Premier level teams will be scheduled to go all the way through AAUs.  Our tournament schedule will be comparable to the best tournament schedules in the southeast (and still be sensitive to the costs of travel).

Power level teams will go through the South Carolina Grand Prix May 14/15.

Regional teams will finish with the SAVL Club Championships in early April.

Tentative tourney schedules will be available at tryouts.

Columbia area athletes will be welcomed to come to additional training in Spartanburg at The Luke.  

Club Team Fees

Level/Fees Open Premier Power Regional Local (Youth Academy)
Acceptance Fee $200 $200 $200 $200 $150
7 payments $360 $260
6 payments $260
4 payments $260 $125

*If paying on a payment plan there will be a 3% transaction fee

**Paying by check is an option

***Tournament Schedules will be given out at tryouts for each level

 

STARS Volleyball 101

Some common questions: 

How many practices each week?  2 practices each week with all our teams.  

What time/which days are practices?  We practice either 4-5:30pm (Youth Academy), 5:30-7pm or 7-9pm Monday thru Friday.  Saturday and Sunday times vary.

Do you provide specialty clinics during the club season?  Yes, we offer setting, attacking, passing clinics throughout the club season and the rest of the year, too.   Want extra touches?  We are the club for you.

Where are practices located?  We use a few different gyms in the Lexington/Columbia area.  We are looking for a permanent home.  

How many tournaments each month?  2 or 3 tournaments each month with all our teams.  Historically, we compete in more, higher level tournaments than the clubs around us.

Where are the tournaments?  The tournament schedule varies from age to age and level.  We make sure we compete as close to home as often as possible.  

How much does it cost?  There is a wide range based on age and experience level.  Fees run from $700 for our youth academy teams to close to $3000 for our open teams.  

Who are the coaches?  We have a terrific staff comprised of college, former college, high school and middle school coaches and have current college volleyball athletes who are wanting to give back to the sport they love.  Some of the best coaches in South Carolina are found in the Columbia area - and we have a bunch of them.

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