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2018 - 2019 Club Volleyball Tryout Information

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 20 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 10 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.  For the 2018 - 2019 club season, we will use Bridgeway Christian Academy (Garlington Road),  as well as Greenville High School - both centrally located to families coming from surrounding areas.
  • 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


2018 - 2019 Excell Storm Club Volleyball Tryout Dates

Excell Sports understands that 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.  The dates below are divided by ages. If your player can not attend tryouts or the make-up dates, please contact us to make alternate arrangements for player evaluation. If you have questions about what age group your player should tryout for, please see the illustration at the bottom of this webpage that provides age clarification.  

The following dates and locations are tentative, based on working around most other club's tryout dates and times.  Please make sure to check back for any modifications.  Once registered for our tryouts, you will receive a courtesy email if there are any changes to the tryout schedule

  • 14/Under Tryout Information:

When:   Monday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 24th 

Where:  Greenville High School Gymnasium (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC)

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Make-Up Tryouts are Friday, October 26th from 6:00 - 8:00  at Greenville High School (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC).

  • 15/16's Tryout Information:

When:  Sunday,  November 4th and Monday, November 5th

Where:  Greenville High School Gymnasium (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC)

Time:  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Make-Up Tryouts are Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00 - 8:00  at Greenville High School (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC).  

  • 17/18's Tryout Information:

When:  Sunday,  November 4th and Monday, November 5th

Where:  Greenville High School Gymnasium (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC)

Time:  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Make-Up Tryouts are Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 at Greenville High School (1 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC)  


Team Signing Day

Players will have 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 is November 15th at Bridgeway Christian Academy.  Teams will come in waves ~ exact team times have been emailed.


WANT TO TRYOUT FOR THE 2018 -2019 CLUB SEASON?

If so, then select the link below.  You will be able to submit your online registration fee of $35.  EVERY PLAYER WILL NEED A USAV MEMBERSHIP prior to tryouts.  You will not need one to complete the registration link, but you will need to print out your USAV MEMBERSHIP CARD and bring with you to ALL PALMETTO REGION USAV VOLLEYBALL REGION tryouts.  Also, please continue to scroll and read what is required for all Palmetto Region Club Volleyball Tryouts.  We have posted links to required forms and memberships so as to make this as easy as possible for both new and returning parties.  


2018 - 2019 USAV Required Information

CLUBS DO NOT PAY FOR their players USAV MEMBERSHIPS. Parent/Guardians must register their Junior's Membership and pay. This must be done for participating in any club event - INCLUDING TRYOUTS and PRACTICE.  Once registered and paid, members will print their active membership cards and take to tryouts.  For Junior player memberships, please use the parent's email address.  

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A COPY OF their USAV Medical Release form with them at tryouts.  

For your convenience, the links for the USAV Medical Release, as well as the links for the USAV Membership RENEWAL or NEW Memberships are below.  (Please select link accordingly ~ all players will need the USAV Medical Release but choose either the "renewal"  or "new" member link.)

USAV Medical Release Waiver

Athletes participating in Palmetto Region tryouts (Excell Sports is part of the Palmetto Region) must have this USAV Medical Release waiver with them at all sanctioned events. This includes volleyball tryouts. Please use link to access medical release and bring with you to tryouts.

LINK TO RENEW USAV MEMBERSHIP

Use this link to RENEW your USAV Membership. Membership renewal opens up September 1, 2018.

LINK FOR NEW USAV MEMBERS

Please use this link to become a NEW USAV member. Membership opens up September 1, 2018.


MULTI-CLUB Tryout Rules and Regulations

Please use the link below for information on the proper way to tryout for multiple clubs.  This tryout "etiquette" is passed along to all clubs that participate in the Palmetto Region by our governing body and the Palmetto Region Volleyball President, Jimmy Peden.  The link below is a link to the Palmetto Region website, where specific rules must be followed for players trying out at multiple clubs.  Additionally, the forms and guidelines for multi-club tryouts are outlined on their website. 

Multi-Club Tryout Rules, Regulations, and Forms

Please use this link to be routed to the Palmetto Region website where you will be able to read instructions on how to tryout for multiple volleyball clubs.

USAV Junior Player Age Definition for 2018 - 2019

Please use the guide below to assist you in determining which division your child will need to register for when registering for club volleyball tryouts for 2018 - 2019.

USAV Junior Player Age Definition for 2018 - 2019 Season

Questions:

FOR EXCELL SPORTS Tryout Questions and Information

Stephanie LeCroy

Phone: (864) 630 - 6221

USAV Membership Questions

For Membership Questions