Tryout Info

2019 Tryout Registration

Ducks Beach holds tryouts for all age groups. Tryouts are used to identify athletes and place them into an appropriate program based on their skill level and experience. A selection committee observes and identifies athletes, then places them into programs. Male and female athletes tryout at the same time, and must attend the tryout to be identified to a program. 

*Athletes from other clubs are welcome to join, Athlete Release Forms are NOT required

*Boys and Girls attend the same tryout

*Athletes wanting to participate on Junior Ducks Beach, Ducks Beach Club, Ducks Beach Academy and Ducks Beach Elite must attend tryouts

*For Tryout Registration, PLEASE HAVE READY:

   – Visa or Mastercard #

   – Athlete’s Carecard #

   – We will be doing gear try-on at Tryouts this year

   – Information for Medical Release Form – You will need to fill out the linked form and upload it during the registration process

* Accurate contact information (email addresses and cell phone numbers) must be inputted into the Team Snap registration form to ensure effective communication takes place between the club, coaches, athletes and teams.

If you have not pre-registered for Tryouts, you can register onsite. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to register.

Location: Town Centre Beach Volleyball Courts in Coquitlam. Click here for the location.

Cost: $20

Age Groups:

11U (born in 2008) *Online registration closed

12U (born in 2007) *Online registration closed

13U (born in 2006) *Online registration closed

14U (born in 2005) *Online registration closed

15U (born in 2004) *Online registration closed

15U boys (born in 2004)  *Online registration closed

16U (born in 2003) *Online registration closed

17U (born in 2002) *Online registration closed

18U (born in 2001) *Online registration closed

Times and Dates: 

11U/12U | Boys and Girls

May 14th 4:00 – 6:00 pm

13U | Boys and Girls

May 14th 6:00 – 8:00 pm

14U | Boys and Girls 

May 15th 4:00 – 6:00 pm

15U | Girls Only 

May 15th 6:00 – 8:00 pm

15U | Boys only

May 22nd 4:00 – 6:00 pm

U16-U18 | Girls and Boys

May 22 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Tryouts and Identification Process

The goal of the tryout process is to produce an accurate assessment and ranking of all eligible athletes in each age group, and place them into an appropriate Ducks Beach programs based on their skill and ability levels. The process is as follows:

  1. The Selection Committee will oversee the tryout procedures and determine at its sole discretion, the recipient(s) who will be offered a position in each of the programs. Members of the Selection Committee are required to remove themselves from any discussions, rankings and voting if there exists a conflict of interest. The Selection Committee will consist of the Lead Coach for each age group, the tryout Lead Coach, and the Director of Beach, input from other supporting coaches will be taken into consideration. Ducks Beach Volleyball Club has delegated the Selection Committee the authority for all decisions regarding athlete identification and program placement.

  2. Identified Athletes will be contacted via email (Team Snap) regarding their placement within 72 hours from the end of their tryout.  The email will have information about the program that the athlete has been identified to, as well as a link to provide online payment. Athletes who have not been identified to a program will also be contacted via email (Team Snap) within 72 hours from the end of their tryout.  

  3. Athletes are asked to immediately respond to the email to either accept or decline their position. It is absolutely critical that athletes accept or decline their positions within 24 hours in order to ensure that all athletes receive effective communication regarding their placement in our programs. In the event that an athlete decides not to accept a spot in the program, the Selection Committee will select the next athlete on the waitlist.

  4. Attendance in tryouts is mandatory to ensure athlete placement – in rare cases when it is not possible to attend a tryout, an exemption can be requested by emailing beach@ducksvolleyball.ca. In many cases athletes will be able to attend a tryout of a different age group if necessary, however if this is not possible, supporting material regarding the athlete’s athletic ability and volleyball experience will be required either in the form of an athletic resume, reference letter from a previous coach, or game footage.

Important Information

*There are no refunds for athletes that do not attend tryouts, or for athletes that are not identified to a team. Tryout fees are non-refundable. 

*Walk-ins are welcome. Walk in Tryout fee will be $25 on site. Online registration will be closed within 24 hours of your tryout date and time.

*Athletes attending tryouts from different clubs do not need to provide an Athlete Release Form.

*Athletes must arrive 30 minutes prior to tryouts to complete the registration and check in.