We’re delighted you are interested in Norcross Jr. Blue Devils Volleyball!

Tryouts dates for the 2021 Pinckneyville Middle School Volleyball teams are: TBD

Please plan to arrive 30- 45 minutes early to allow time for paperwork and tryout fee payment processing. Tryouts are held in the PMS gym.  All required forms are located on this page. 

IMPORTANT: Your student must have a current physical plus all required forms completed in order to tryout. Only players and coaches are allowed in the gym during practice and tryout times. No siblings, friends, parents, etc.  are allowed to remain in the gym during tryouts. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tryout Cost: There will be a $25 fee to tryout. This fee pays for insurance, gym use, and administrative costs. Please provide the fee in cash or with a check.

Tryout Criteria: Your child will be assigned a random number at tryouts. This number will follow them through the tryout process. The coaching staff will be looking for coach-able athletes who have a great work ethic and want to learn to be better players and teammates. Prior volleyball experience or skill helps, but is not required. Prospective student-athletes will be evaluated for their overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skill. Coaches will apply the following criteria: 

  • Currently enrolled & rising 6th grade Pinckneyville students

  • Attitude: Players who are positive, competitive, team players and eager to learn

  • Athletic Ability: Players with the ability to learn and perform skills

  • Final team selections will be posted by tryout numbers on the homepage of the NJBD website by 6pm on the final day of tryouts

  • Team sizes are typically capped at a maximum 12 players for both the A and B team; No additional players can be accepted beyond 12.  C  team requires 6 or more players.

 

What to expect if you make the NJBD Volleyball Team - The volleyball season kicks off the first week of school. A mandatory parent orientation meeting will be Sunday, August 2nd, 4-5:30pm in the PMS Cafeteria. At this meeting you will:

  • Meet the NJBD Coaching Staff 

  • Go over game & practice schedule

  • Parent Volunteer assignments will be distributed. It is mandatory to fulfill your volunteer assignments. If you fail to fulfill your assignment your daughter will not be eligible to play in the next match or tournament.  There are a wide variety of ways to volunteer that can accommodate work schedules, etc. 

  • Order Spirit Wear & Pay Season Dues

  • Finalize Player & Financial Commitment Forms (see orange buttons to the left).

Club dues are $350 ~ $400 per player - The dues cover tournament entry fees, referee fees, practice equipment and a jersey. The total number of girls participating in our program determines the final amount.  Note:  C Team has prorated dues in consideration of fewer practices and matches.  The final amount is determined based on the number of participants. 

Student Conduct – All players must conduct themselves in a professional manner both on and off the court. The school will inform the coaching staff of any disciplinary issues and they reserve the right to suspend or remove a player if deemed necessary.