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Dunes Tryouts and Team Placements
If you missed tryouts and still wish to play
Contact Rick Ashmore at email@example.com
and we can arrange one for you
There is a one time tryout fee of $40.00. The $40.00 is applied to your participation fee and is non-refundable.
Click here to register your player for Dunes Volleyball Club.
Become an AAU Member
**REQUIRED - ALL PLAYERS MUST BECOME AAU MEMBERS!!!
Below are the steps of becoming an AAU Member
1. Go online to AAU sports - http://aausports.org
2. Click on red Join AAU
3. Sign-in to your AAU account or ‘Continue as a Guest User’
4. Select ‘Athlete Membership’
5. Enter athletes' General Information.
6. Enter Membership Details: Program: Youth Program, Sport: Volleyball, Membership term: Extended Coverage $16
7. Enter Club Association: Club: Dunes Volleyball Club, Club Code: WW3W67
8. ‘Save and Continue’ to enter billing information and complete registration
9. Print and save the receipt and membership card. Bring a copy of your membership card to the Dunes Operation Center office as verification of membership.
10. If you do not want to pay by credit card online, e-mail Rick Ashmore at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a manual AAU form. Fee for manual submission will be $17.
General Club Information
Elite/Local Teams | Age Definition | Participation Fees | Practice Locations | Who do they play | Who participates | School activity conflicts |
What is the Dunes Volleyball Club?
Dunes Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization founded to improve youth volleyball players. Dunes Volleyball Club has established itself as a strong junior volleyball club. To maintain this reputation we will need continued hard work and innovation from athletes, coaches, parents and friends of the program. Athletes are expected to be committed to their team.
What is the difference between Elite and Local teams?
The Elite travel season is established to cater to the athlete that wants to train, develop and play a committed season with athletes around them that share these similar goals. They practice 2 days during week with their team, with an additional practice or tournament on the weekend, and also train in a position specific training environment once a week. Coaches at this level take their commitment very seriously and players at this level are expected to as well.
The Elite travel teams sets their goal to attend AAU Nationals
Local teams are for athletes that are not ready to make a 6 month commitment to volleyball, and often play other sports that keep them from this commitment. We offer two local seasons, January - March and April - May. Players may sign up for both sessions. Local teams will practice once during the week and then either practice or play on Sunday. They will participate in 5 Sunday play dates. After tryouts girls will be placed onto teams and those teams will begin practicing the first week in January.
We do not make cuts in our program and do our best to place friends on the same teams at the local level.
2014 Age Definitions
18 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 1994
were high school students in the 12th grade or below.
17 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 1996
16 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 1997
15 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 1998
14 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 1999
13 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2000
12 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2001
11 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2002
10 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 2003
2014 Dunes Participation Fees
10, 12, 13, 14's - $275.00
15, 16, 17, 18's - $400.00
Participation fees include your Dunes jersey, all practices, Dunes Power League tournaments (approximately 5), club's insurance, coaching expenses, gym rental fees, and custodial fees.
Elite team members have an additional fee of $200.00, plus their share of their Elite teams tournament fees and charges.
Participation fees do not cover fees for those teams who decide to enter out of town tournaments. Many teams try to fund raise any additional fees.
When and where do you practice?
Dunes teams practice in the DOC Volleyball Center, The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, Merrillville Pierce, Argos, Indiana University South Bend, and Lowell School. Teams' practices are scheduled so teams practice at one location. Players can request to be on teams at one location or another. Most practices range from 90 minutes to 2 hours. The times are set by are access to gyms. Weekday practices range from 5:15pm to 9:15pm.
Who does your daughter play?
We play teams within our club and other volleyball clubs. We will play in a tournament like situation and play several matches in a day on Sunday. Later on in the season some teams may look to go to out of town weekend tournaments.
Who can participates?
Girls from 1st grade through 12th grade participates in a variety of age groups. Last year, we had 70 teams playing in 8 age groups.
What if a Club activity conflicts with a school activity?
We feel that school activities should come first. For instance, there is no penalty for missing a practice for a track meet. However, a player that gets out of track then attends her volleyball practice will get much more out of the program than one that doesn't practice at all. The higher the level of play an athlete wishes to achieve is directly related to the dedication, effort and commitment that athlete makes to the program.
Players leaving the program are not entitled to any form of refund.
Send an e-mail to Rick Ashmore, email@example.com
You may attend as many tryouts as you like. Elite players usually attend at least two tryouts.
If you try out for an elite team and are not selected on one of those teams, you will automatically be placed on to a local team. It is our policy to place everyone on a team.
Local team players may go to any tryout location for their tryout. Players will be placed on a team where requested, when possible, according to IHSAA regulations and team numbers.
Preregistration is recommended. However, we will accept same day registration.
Your tryout fee may be mailed to:
Dunes Volleyball Club
P.O. Box 684
Michigan City, IN 46361