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2021-2022 Club Volleyball Tryouts

2021 - 2022 TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the upcoming 2022 season will be in the fall of 2021. (14/Under will be in October and 15/Over will be in November.  Exact dates and times are posted below.)

Although we understand a few other clubs will be conducting tryouts in the summer, we do not feel this is best for our club, nor our athletes, at this time.  As Excell Sports is a part of the USAV Palmetto Region of volleyball, we respect and support the primary goals and visions of this governing body of USA Volleyball (USAV) which believes and strives for:

  • the well-being of players and families
  • the support of tryouts at the conclusion of the school season
  • multi-club tryouts that include opportunities to evaluate other club options without pressure
  • a good working relationship with school programs
  • non-interference of club tryouts with school tryouts, practices or matches
  • prioritizing school sports over club sports

Due to the USAV Palmetto Region Governing Board's decision to not recognize a USAV club commitment or membership to a specific club until November 2021, and with the goal of allowing volleyball athletes to compete in their school volleyball programs without conflict, we will stay the course with fall tryouts for the 2021 - 2022 season.  

Additionally, we will continue discussions with other USAV Directors of clubs in our area (as well as with the USAV Palmetto Region BOD and high school communities)  to continuously evaluate the desires and benefits to/drawbacks of any future changes to the timing of club volleyball tryouts.


The Excell STORM Difference

There are many different volleyball clubs in our area for players to choose from.  We understand the importance, and challenges,  of selecting the correct club for your athlete's needs.  So, why consider Excell Sports?  

  • Excell Sports is locally owned and operated by Shane LeCroy and his dedicated and decorated staff.  Shane has over 23 years of successful coaching in volleyball as well as a background in playing competitively.  (For a full bio on Shane - and all of the other amazing Coaches - please see tab for Coaches).  
  • Our Coaching Staff are ALL college graduates.  We do not hire high school students or students currently in college (undergraduate level) to coach Club Volleyball, as we believe their focus (during the time of club volleyball season) needs to be on their own school success.  We do allow for college-level Coaches to coach with us over the summer months.
  • We aim to keep teams to no more than10 players.  We understand the financial commitment required for club volleyball and feel that those paying club fees should all have playing time.  
  • We hold practices in multiple facilities in an effort to allow players to practice near their homes/schools. 
  • We purposefully remain a smaller club so that the Directors/Staff/Coaches get to know all of the players and their families on a more personal level.  
  • We believe in not only helping athletes grow their skills, but strive to help them grow in character both on and off the courts. 

The Excell Sports Philosophy

Club.  Character.  Competition.

CLUB

Excell Sports strives to provide the greatest club experience for the individualized athlete.  Our club training is group centered, yet focused on helping the individual athlete reach their fullest potential and goals through positive coaching, exposure to tough competition and fundamental training.

CHARACTER

The Excell Staff believes in motivating and driving athletes to be their best by helping build the complete athlete.  For the Excell Sports staff, this means we build and teach practices around the essential and vital core of the sport –the fundamentals.  The Excell staff places great importance on the fundamentals as they are the essential components that make up the working system of the sport.

Both on and off the court and field, The Excell Staff works to help coach athletes to be balanced, respectful and successful – keeping all aspects of relationships, school, sports and life balanced.

COMPETITION

Excell aims to celebrate the love of competition by providing an atmosphere for our clubs practices, leagues, and tournaments where we can be spirited, yet play against some of the top-rival competitors  - all while keeping our character in place.  The Excell Staff understands competition…welcomes it…challenges it…and uses it… to make our players the best that they can be.

CLUB. CHARACTER. COMPETITION.

It’s what we’re all about.

EXCELL SPORTS, LLC


2021 - 2022 Excell Storm Club Volleyball Tryout Dates/Registration

Registration for the 2022 Club Volleyball Season is open.  Please use the link below to register.  Players that are registered for tryouts will receive an email prior to tryouts with additional detail (times, location, important information, reminders, etc).   Additional forms such as the USAV Medical Release and Multi-Club Tryout Disclosure Form will also be available online upon registering your player for tryouts with Excell Sports.

Each year, there are multiple volleyball clubs holding tryouts during the same window of time.  We work hard to select our tryout schedule dates so that players have flexibility to be seen by multiple clubs, however, we understand there are conflicts.  Your player will NOT be penalized for only being able to attend one tryout with Excell Sports.   We ask that if you player will not be able to attend both tryout dates that you please just let us know.  

Once your player is registered for tryouts with Excell, you will receive a courtesy email with updates, changes and important details.  

  • 12's and 13's Tryout Information

When:  Saturday October 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Relentless Life Center (635 Haywood Road, Greenville 29607)

  • 14's Tryout Information

When:  Saturday October 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Relentless Life Center (635 Haywood Road, Greenville 29607)

  • 15's - 16's  Tryout Information:

When: Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Monday, November 8, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:  Relentless Life Center  (635 Haywood Road, Greenville 29607)

  • 17's - 18's  Tryout Information:

When:  Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:  Relentless Life Center (635 Haywood Road, Greenville 29607)


IMPORTANT: What to bring for tryouts

It is important that all athletes participating in tryouts with Excell Sports (or any club in our Region that abide by USAV Rules/Regulations) have (or complete) the following:

  1. REGION RULES state:  ALL players for this upcoming season will need to initially purchase a $15 TRYOUT membership. (This tryout membership provides your player with the insurance needed for tryouts). Even if you know the club/team you are joining, you will still need to purchase the tryout membership first and later upgrade after a commitment is made to a specific club.   Players MUST bring proof of this registration to show upon check in at tryoutsCLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION LINK
  2. Make sure you understand and abide by the Palmetto Region tryout rules.   CLICK HERE FOR RULES
  3. Players who are doing multiple tryouts with more than one club must complete a multi-club tryout form and bring it with you to tryouts. CLICK HERE FOR LINK


Team Signing Day

We allow players the opportunity to be fitted for their individual gear/uniform packages at Team Signing evening.  We do not ask that players be fitted for their uniforms at tryouts, because we feel the focus of tryouts should be to properly evaluate the player's skill level.   Uniform sizing is done after positions have been accepted and the teams come together to have team signing and team pictures.

Team Signing evening will be announced after teams are formed.


USAV Junior Player Age Definition for 2021 - 2022

Please use the dates below to assist you in determining which division your child will need to register for when registering for club volleyball tryouts for 2021 - 2022 season. 

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


Questions:

FOR EXCELL SPORTS Tryout Questions and Information

Stephanie LeCroy

Phone: (864) 630 - 6221

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please use this link to be routed to the Palmetto Region website where you can find additional information to assist you in the 2021 - 2022 club season.