Pre-Tryouts Parents and Players Meeting

Columbia JVBC will host a question and answer session for parents and prospective players on Monday, October 29th at 6pm. The session will be held in the gym at Tri-City Prep HS, located at 9612 St Thomas Drive in Pasco, WA. Players (and parents) do not have to attend the meeting to tryout for the 2019 season, but this is a great chance to get answers to any questions you may have.

Watch for more information on our tryout schedule shortly. Elementary and Middle School students (U-14 and younger) will have tryouts on Nov. 4th. Older players will have tryouts on Nov. 11th. Watch for more information posted this week.

How to accept a spot on a Columbia team

If you have received a Offer and Acceptance Agreement offering you a spot on a Columbia team for the 2017-2018 season, here are the steps for accepting your offer:

1) A reminder that you have 72 hours from the time of the offer to make your decision. (This is true for every club.)

2) Once you have decided, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know.

3) Print, Sign, and Date the back (2nd page) of the agreement (both player and a parent must sign) and then scan or photograph both pages and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well. (Also, make any corrections needed to the name on the agreement.)

4) Go into your webpoint (USAV) membership account and upgrade your membership to Full, and select Columbia Jrs as your club. At this point, you are a club member for the coming season! Congratulations!

5) All Columbia players will have initial practices on Nov. 19th. Team rosters will be posted later this week, along with lots of additional information, check our website often.

If you have questions, you can contact Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (best), or 509.851.2068 (slightly less great, text for faster response)

Columbia's Tryout Schedule

In 2018, Columbia plans to offer teams at every age group from U-12 to U-18. Our tryouts will happen on the following schedule:

November 12th, 2017:

  • U-15U-16 age groups will tryout from 8am-10am (registration begins at 7am) - Southridge High School, Kennewick
  • U-17U-18 age groups will tryout from 11am-1pm (registration begins at 10am) - Southridge High School, Kennewick

There will be parent information sessions during the first 30 minutes of each tryout session.

November 5th, 2017: U-12, U-13, U-14 age groups were completed on 11/5/17.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Age Level Chart (.pdf)

Thank you to all our volunteers, and everyone who has attended one of our tryouts!

Columbia's 2018 season is coming!

Columbia's new season will be here soon! Many of our coaches are busy with their high school or college seasons. If you have questions in the meantime, please email Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll be posting tryout and season information rapidly over the next few weeks. Keep checking back. Go Columbia!

Columbia's 2017-18 Tryout Process

for reference:

Before tryouts:

To register for a USA Volleyball Membership please click on the appropriate link below.                  

Registration Tutorials Click Here

Previous Member Registration New Member Registration 

What to bring to tryouts:

  • Bring a copy of your USA Volleyball Membership card or tryout membership receipt to tryouts (Columbia will keep this copy) - Players must register for a yearly USA Volleyball Membership (see above, and we recommend using the tutorial. You can choose to do the tryout only membership at this time.) - (Note: Columbia won't be collecting the USAV fee as part of club fees this year. Players will need to pay this online.)
  • Bring a completed USAV Medical/Concussion packet to tryouts (Columbia will keep these forms)
  • Bring your $10 Tryout Fee - Check or Money Order (payable to Columbia Juniors) for Columbia's Tryout Fee (exact amount please if paying by cash)
  • Bring a completed copy of the Columbia JVBC 2017-18 Player Profile Form
  • (For High School age players only) - Bring a copy of your most recent grade report showing your GPA. Columbia players are required to maintain a 3.0gpa or better. YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT WITH OUT A COPY OF YOUR CUMULATIVE GPA. (Columbia will keep this copy)

Also:

  • Come dressed to work out. You'll be working hard for the better part of two hours, but having fun as well.
  • Be on time (or early) for your tryout. We often have a line at check-in that can take a few minutes to clear. Check-in opens at least 30 minutes before each tryout!

Paperwork reminder: COPY of USAV Membership; Concussion Form; Medical Release Form; $10 Tryout Fee; Player Profile Form; Grade/gpa Report (High School only)

During Tryouts -

  • Each player will receive a player evaluation form during their Check-In for the tryout for their age-level. Columbia's coaching staff will collect these forms at the start of the tryout to use while evaluating players.
  • Parent Information Meeting - Parents are welcome to participate in an information meeting with our Club Director that starts shortly after the tryout begins. (We have a parent information meeting for each tryout.)
  • Parents are welcome to watch tryouts. (All Columbia practices and activities are always open to parents and guardians.) Seating isn't available, but you can bring chairs as long as they don't have metal legs which might damage the gym floor.
  • Players may wish to bring water bottles, since water breaks at tryouts release all players at once to the four drinking fountains.
  • Tryouts will end on time.

After Tryouts -

Columbia will provide written offers to players invited to join teams. Procedures for accepting offers will be posted on the front of our website. Good luck everyone!

If you are offered a spot, watch our website for commitment details, uniform sizing, team meetings, and practice schedules.

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2015 Commits

  • Cassandra Brownell - signed (track), Northwest Christian University
  • Anna Grigsby - signed, Colorado College
  • Hannah Hulse - signed, Pacific University
  • Taylor Little - signed, College of Idaho
  • Megan Steach - signed, Montana Tech

2016 Commits

  • Morgan Kline - signed, University of California Riverside
  • Maloree Kupp - signed, University of Redlands
  • Bethane Nelson - signed, Evergreen State College
  • Ashlin Orosco - signed, Walla Walla Community College

2017 Commits

  • Tasha Hungate - signed, Evergreen State College
  • Catelyn Linke - signed, Eastern Washington University
  • McKaidan Moore - signed, University of West Alabama
  • Ashtin Olin - signed, California State University, Sacramento
  • Leanna Shymanski - signed, Eastern Washington University
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