Rev Volleyball Academy is understanding of the new environment and climate in the Indianapolis area, especially as the landscape changes seemingly every day. Rev is dedicated to our families and finding what the best solution is for each of them.
Rev Volleyball Academy will be hosting tryouts in the fall after the IHSAA season has ended. We feel this is the best route for all families right now.
Why fall tryouts?
First, we believe that summer tryouts can be detrimental to the athletes and their families. It forces families to make a decision that may not be for their athletes’ benefit, but it is made out of fear that they may not have a spot or that they may lose their opportunity. Motivating people through fear and intimidation is not what Rev is built on. Instead of being able to decompress from club season and refocus on their school volleyball, they are forced to try and balance these emotions and continue to perform.
Second, we believe that athletes can improve during their school seasons and having a summer tryout does not take that into account. If an athlete improves and could have a better tryout, why wouldn’t we want them to have that opportunity? It feels backwards.
Third, high school coaches want to prepare their athletes for school season and struggle with the idea that they don’t get their athletes looking forward to school, but instead looking back at their clubs. We want to BUILD relationships with the community, not fragment them.
Lastly, we want to better prepare ourselves and our club for the next season. Rushing tryouts puts us in a position of potentially not having provided due diligence to our coaching staff, finding the right fit, planning and running our summer programming, and frankly not providing the best club experience. Our goal at Rev has been and will continue to be to provide a competitive advantage for our athletes and a unique offering unlike any other in town. We have to progress, and we want to have the time to be able to do so.
WHEN CAN I REGISTER?
We will be opening tryout registration in the fall, so check back!
WHAT AGE GROUPS WILL REV HAVE?
Rev Volleyball Academy will have teams for ages 11-18.
HOW MANY TEAMS WILL THERE BE?
Rev Volleyball Academy intends to grow, in the right way. We are looking to expand our offering this season to 12-14 teams in total. We want to maintain the quality of our coaching and our staff, while keeping our teams as competitive as we can. Our goal is to start Rev the right way, so we want to be conscious of all of our athletes and families to provide appropriate training and schedules for all.
WHAT ARE THE NEW AGE DIVISION CLASSIFICATIONS FROM USAV?
The new cutoff date for USAV athletes is July 1. This could change your athlete’s classification for the upcoming season, so when you register, make sure you have the most accurate information! You can view the new age definition information here.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?
Rev will be hosting some informational nights for both parents and players as well as hosting a series of FREE open gyms before the season. You can attend any of these and ask as many questions as you’d like to find out more about Rev! Stay tuned for future dates!