We are continuing to monitor air quality and how it might affect tryouts tomorrow. UPDATE: Together with other clubs in the area, we are postponing tryouts one week to Saturday, Sept.19th. Times and locations will remain the same. See everyone there!
For tryouts, bring the following: $15 tryout fee ($5 for returning Columbia players), mask (spectators need masks as well), Columbia Profile form, Oregon players must bring a copy of their out of region registration agreement. Players must show proof of USAV Evergreen Region Membership registration at the tryout.
There is a lot on uncertainty about how the Evergreen Region of USA Volleyball intends to put together the upcoming season. Columbia JVBC is waiting to find out many details just like everyone else. Here are a few things we CAN say about what will happen:
Columbia won't participate in practice or tournaments for High School age players during a Spring High School volleyball season. We won't create a conflict for players with their high school teams.
Columbia won't participate in practices or tournaments that we don't feel are safe for our players and families.
Columbia WILL endeavour to make this season instructive and fun for our players, no matter how the season is structured.
Columbia is a college-prep program and will continue to expect student athletes to demonstrate 3.0 or higher gpa during our season.
We will continue to post updates as we get more information.
Returning Columbia players from last season can fill out this short form: https://forms.gle/pTHY4CwdVqLtimWT9 to pre-register with Columbia to return this season. Players will still need to do a new USAV Evergreen Region membership online. We will be offering returning players (as many as we are able) spots on the new teams by mid-day on Friday. CORRECTION: we'd like players who are offered spots as returning players to participate in tryouts to help as well. (Tryouts will be conducted outdoors on Saturday.)
The Evergreen Region has announced they will allow clubs to resume operations for the 2020-21 season. While we don't know what that season will look like, Columbia plans to resume operations. Columbia plans to offer positions to returning players from last season without requiring a new tryout. We'll offer as many returning players positions as we are able to place on a roster.
In addition, we'll be conducting supplemental tryouts to fill any open roster positions. Watch for additional information shortly. Online Registration is expected to start on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd.