Information Meeting -
The annual information meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday October 10th, at 8pm, at Scarsdale High School. As soon as it is available we will post the information packet that will be sent out here, for easy access.
Tryouts (information subject to change)-
The middle school players (those trying out for 13s or 14s teams) will have tryouts on Tuesday and Wednesday November 7th and 8th at 8pm at Scarsdale High School. Practices will start the week of November 27th.
The high school players (those trying out for 15s, 16s, or 17s teams) and boys (all ages) tryouts will be on Monday and Wednesday November 13th and 15th from 8-10pm at Scarsdale High School. Practices will start the week of November 27th.
*We have had some requests for players who are younger than the U13s age. If you fall under that category, register as normal (inputting your birthday provides the correct age group automatically), and we can review if there is enough interest to run this program.
This post is to inform everyone about some issues that have arisen regarding the tryout process for this year. The Westchester clubs are aware that Downstate has decided to hold tryouts in early October. This decision is creating animosity and non conformity throughout our area, and we have discussed it with GEVA, the local governing section of USAVolleyball. The early tryouts are not sanctioned or insured by GEVA. We have raised the points that it is disruptive and potentially harmful to the players, who are in the middle of high school season. However, the tryouts are allowed to occur, as they are not technically against any regulations.
If you have an interest in trying out for Downstate, please be aware of the following information:
As per GEVA regulations, any offers made by Downstate and any commitments made TO them will not be considered binding until November 7th, which is true for all the clubs in our area. This means that you will continue to have the option to tryout for and accept offers from other clubs, regardless of any commitment made before November 7th.
If you feel that the tryouts have been harmful, or that the club is pursuing the relationship aggressively (e.g. contact that is pushing for a commitment etc.) before the November 7th commitment date, GEVA requests that you get in contact with them to let them know, so they can respond appropriately. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to tryout for our club (in place of or in addition to Downstate tryouts), SVBC tryouts will be in early-mid November. Our website will be updated with our tryout dates and times, in addition to an email going out with the information for an info meeting in advance of the tryouts. Our board is meeting shortly to best determine dates and how to move forward in light of the current situation.
Looking forward to seeing you in November, and hoping the rest of the high school season is a success!
13s practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5-6:30, at New York Sports Club in White Plains.
14s practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8, at New York Sports Club in White Plains.
15, 16s, 17s, and Boys will practice Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8-10pm, at Scarsdale
Click on the SCHEDULE tab above and you will find all dates that there is practice or competitions for your specific team. Tournament Schedules are not available until December, as registration for tournaments doesn't open until December.