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Tryout Policy

Tryout and Signing Period

 The Palmetto Region has instituted a "Decision Day" for each age group. NO tryouts, callbacks, or other activities are permitted on these dates. The "Decision Day" is the EARLIEST date a club can require a commitment from a player.

ALL players must purchase a PVA "Tryout" Membership PRIOR to attending a tryout and take proof of this to the tryout.  Click here to register. Please note that you must still register with each club you plan to tryout for.

Age Division Beginning Date End Date Decision Day
14U or Younger Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2020 Monday, Nov. 2nd, 2020 Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 4pm
15U or Older Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2020 Monday, Nov. 16th, 4pm

2020 Tryout Policy

The 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. We recommend you also read the How to Compare a Club resource on the PVA website.

“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.

“Multi-club Tryouts”

 Any player who desires to try out for multiple clubs is required to notify each club by completing and remitting the PVA Multi Club Tryout Disclosure form PRIOR to attending ANY tryouts. Click on the blue bar below to complete the form. 

Upon making a decision, you must email or text the club director of the clubs you did not choose and notify them within 1 hour of your notification to the club of your choice.  

During the Tryout Period:

  • Teams/clubs may extend offers to players at anytime during the tryout window, but can not require or pressure a commitment until the signing date deadline. Once an offer is made, it may not be rescinded by the club until the end of open tryout period or until the player has communicated in writing declining the offer.

  • Players have until the “decision date” to make a decision, however, players may accept an offer at any time during the “open tryout window”. After your decision, you are required to notify ALL clubs that you tried out for within 1 hour of your decision.  Failure to do so can result in suspension and/or fine.   

    If you are trying out for multiple clubs and have finished all tryouts and received all offers, you are highly encouraged to make a decision within 48 hrs of your last offer in order to help move the process along for other families and assist Club Directors in managing team needs.

  • If the Club offers tryouts AFTER the deadlines shown above these rules do not apply. Players can be added to teams at anytime during the season.  Clubs can not accept team commitments before beginning of tryout dates shown above and members may NOT sign commitments to a club prior to these dates.

  • Clubs are required to make a players-parent contract available to both parties at time of tryouts or before 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. 
    NEW: Due to Covid19, we encourage all to know the refund policy from the club in case the season is cut short.

  • 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 a response to club(s) by the deadline dates above, the club is NOT required to hold a spot past the deadline.

  • 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.

FAQ: 

What if I want to tryout for both 14u and under and 15U and above?

Clubs who have players who are trying out in both 14 & under and 15 & above age divisions are not required to hold a spot in the younger age division if the 15> older age division tryout dates is past the 14< signing date.

What constitutes a player commitment to a club? 

A player & parent are considered committed to a club once they sign region commitment agreement, a club player-parent contract, or pay a initial fee payment (not tryout fee).  Once one of the above is done, then the player is committed to that club for the season, unless the club releases them.  Click here for entire rule.