NORCROSS JR. BLUE DEVILS
We’re delighted you are interested in Norcross Jr. Blue Devils Volleyball!
Tryouts dates for the 2023 Pinckneyville Middle School Volleyball teams are:
Friday, May 12, 2023 6pm-8pm (registration begins at 5pm)
Saturday, May 13, 2023 9am-11am
Pinckneyville Middle School Gym
All required forms are located on this page. PLEASE try your best to print these forms in advance and have them ready to turn in at tryouts. If you'd like to fill them out electronically and email them to us, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your athlete's name as the subject line. Physicals must be done prior to arriving at tryouts so please plan to do that well in advance! Norcross High School will be hosting a day of physicals on April 22nd for $20 and this would be the perfect opportunity to get it done early! Please visit this link:
IMPORTANT: Your student must have all required forms completed in order to begin tryouts. Only players and coaches are allowed in the gym during practice and tryout times. No siblings, friends, parents, board members, etc. are allowed in the gym during tryouts. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Tryout Cost: There will be a $30 fee to tryout. This fee pays for insurance, gym use, and administrative costs. Please click the buy now button below to pay for tryout fee.
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 coachable 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 week before the start of school. A mandatory parent orientation meeting will be held on Tuesday evening May 16th at 6:30 in the PMS cafeteria.
At this meeting you will:
Go over game & practice schedule
Learn about Parent Volunteer obligations. 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
2023 Club dues are $355 per A/B player and $180 per C player- The dues cover tournament entry fees, referee fees, practice equipment, coaches salaries 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.