Multiple Club Tryouts

Tryout Policy
...as posted on the Palmetto Region Website

The new Tryout Policy was implemented to reduce the stress on all involved. Parents and players are encouraged to do your research in advance on the clubs you plan to tryout with and narrow your decision down to 2-3 clubs. 

“Open Tryout Period” is defined as the block of days that players may tryout with no expectations of having to make a commitment to a team/club, nor can a team/club require a commitment from a player.

During this period:

  • If the Club offers tryouts after the deadlines below these rules do not apply.
  • Teams/clubs may extend offers to players, but can not require commitment until signing date deadline. Once offer is made, may not be rescinded by the club until end of open tryout period or until player has communicated in writing acceptance or declined offer.
  • Players  have until signing date to make a decision, however, players may accept an offer at anytime during the “open tryout period”. After your decision, you are required to notify all clubs that you participated in a tryout within 6 hrs of your decision.  Failure to do so can result in suspension and/or fine. If you’ve received team offers from all clubs after all your tryouts, your decision should be made within 48 hours of your last offer (if 48 hours falls before the end of the “open tryout period”) to help move the process on for other families and assist Club Directors on managing team needs.
  • Clubs are required to make a players-parent contract available to both parties at time of tryouts for them to review.  This should be signed by all parties within 48 hrs of a commitment.  Both parties are responsible for keeping a copy of this in the event of dispute during the season.  Appeals will not be considered without signed contracts.
  • Club offers and communication of acceptance or decline from players must be dated and in writing, via verifiable electronic communication (e.g. email ,website database,etc).  This will be required in event of dispute or complaint. 
  • If a player does not provide response to clubs by the deadline dates below, the club is not required to hold spot and these rules will not apply.
  • If player is registered in USAV Webpoint as “undecided”, must change your club from undecided to the club you accepted offer. If you choose a club during registration and decided to change clubs, you must contact the region to change.  members@palmettovb.com
  • Clubs who extend a greater number of offers than there are open positions on a team, and subsequently indicating that those limited number of open positions will be filled on a first- come-first-serve basis, is not in the spirit of this rule and is therefore a violation.
  • Upon conclusion of the “Open Tryout Period”, offers and commitments may take place with no expectation of a grace period or requirements of rules above.
  • Clubs who are found to be in violation may be subject to fines and/or sanction.
  • Clubs within a 60 mile radius are requested to work with each other to avoid head to head conflicts on tryouts within the same age group.  Players who find conflicts should contact the respective club directors for more information/alternative tryout options.

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