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2019 - 2020 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


2019 - 2020 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, 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. 

  • Boys and Girls 14/Under Tryout Information:

When:   October 21st and 23rd, 2019

Make-Up Tryout:  October 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

  • Boys and Girls 15's - 18's  Tryout Information:

When:  November 12th and 13th, 2019

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

Time:  8:00 - 10:00 PM


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 11/19/2019.  Teams will come in waves ~ exact team times will be emailed.


TRYOUT DETAILS FOR 2019 - 2020

Does your player wish to tryout for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Season? If so, the steps below should help those new to club volleyball and/or those returning for the current season.

  1. Determine which age group your child would need to tryout for by using the age chart below.  If you have an experienced 14 year old, they may wish to tryout for both 14's and 15's.  We do not require that you pay for tryouts twice, but do let us know if your 14 year old wishes to tryout for 15's also as the tryout dates for the two ages are different.  WE CAN NOT OFFER YOUR 14 YEAR OLD A POSITION ON A 15's TEAM UNTIL OFFERS GO OUT FOR THE 15's.  This is per Region rules.
  2. Obtain your USAV Membership by selecting the correct USAV link below.  All players MUST have this USAV Membership to participate in club volleyball tryouts.  The fee is $50 and is refundable should your player decide NOT to play club volleyball for the 2019 - 2020  season.  Important:  Select "Undecided" if you do not know which volleyball club you will be joining for the 2019 - 2020 season.  You can come back and update this after your player is offered a position on a club.  Also important:  Take a picture of your child's USAV Membership number as you will need this numerous times over the club season as well as for their future USAV renewals.
  3. Complete the link for Club Volleyball Tryouts with Excell Sports (below).  Once registered, you will receive an email closer to tryouts with details (ie:  what to bring to tryouts, what time to arrive, where to go, what to expect, etc.)
  4. Print the Multi-Club Tryout paperwork as well as Medical Release form (these forms will populate while registering for Excell Sports Club Volleyball tryouts) and bring with you to tryouts.  There is an option to upload these with registration but we request you bring these forms with you.
  5. Print (or snapshot) your PAID registration  receipt for your records. 

USAV MEMBERSHIP LINKS

Please select one of the two links below to obtain your current USAV Membership information for your player.  Select "Obtain New Membership" or "Renew Existing Membership".  Also, don't forget to select "Undecided" if trying out for multiple clubs.  You can come back and edit this information after your player accepts an offer from their club.  

LINK TO RENEW USAV MEMBERSHIP

Use this link to RENEW your existing USAV Membership.

LINK FOR NEW USAV MEMBERS

Please use this link to become a NEW USAV member.


2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball Tryout Link

Is your athlete planning on trying out with Excell Sports for the 2019 - 2020 club volleyball season?   Please make sure to read over the USAV Age Definitions for the 2019 - 2020 Club Volleyball season and to obtain (or renew) your 2019 - 2020 USAV membership.  Please use the link below to register your player for 2019 -2020 club volleyball tryouts with Excell Sports.  


USAV Junior Player Age Definition for 2019 - 2020

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 2019 - 2020.

USAV Junior Player Age Definition for 2018 - 2019 Season

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.


Questions:

FOR EXCELL SPORTS Tryout Questions and Information

Stephanie LeCroy

Phone: (864) 630 - 6221

USAV Membership Questions

For Membership Questions