2021-2022 Tryout Process Information

*Dear Parents,

After check in, please leave the facility and remain outside until tryouts are over.
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Dallas Starlings Volleyball Club was founded in 1998 by Laurie Bruscato to establish and develop a year-round club volleyball program that focuses on training and building elite volleyball athletes of all ages. We are conveniently located in the east Dallas area.

The North Texas Region adopted a new tryout process last season that will continue take effect this year. Please review the FAQ section for an explanation of the new rules as well as clarification of frequently asked questions.

Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding our club teams and the tryout process for the 2021-2022 club season.

*Parent's Introduction to Dallas Starlings Volleyball Club 

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When are Tryouts?

EVALUATION WINDOW
The Evaluation Window for the upcoming USAV season shall start on:

          Age           EvaluationWindow       Time        Acceptance Date   
10-13s July 12 - July 15th 5-6:30pm July 18th
14-16s
*based on interest
July 12 - July 15th 6:30-8pm July 18th


What Are Tryout Clinics?

These are events held during the official evaluation window set by North Texas Region Volleyball. These events serve the purpose of evaluating athletes for next seasons teams.

Non-binding verbal offers for specific teams can be extended to ALL players and parents during these events regardless of last season’s club affiliation.

 

When Can I Officially Sign With Dallas Starlings?

Club directors may make binding offers on the official acceptance dates

  • 10-14’s on or after July 18th
  • 15-16's on or after July 18th

 

What Types Of Teams Do We Offer?

We offer two types of teams for the 2020-2021 Club season. Team Classifications:

  • (BL/WHT) Blue/White: Blue teams are a scaled down version of our Black/Elite Teams.  Teams will practice once a week with only local tournaments around the DFW Metroplex. The time and financial commitment is lower with 5-6 tournaments in the metroplex and a smaller uniform package
  • (BLK/ELT) Black/Elite: Black teams will focus heavily on continued skills development and cohesive team play.  Teams will practice twice a week with only local tournaments around the DFW Metroplex.
  • (N) National: National teams are designed for the more committed and competitive athletes.  They will have the same practice schedule as regional teams but will have 1-3 out of state travel tournaments.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs please reach out to Laurie Bruscato at Lauriedallasstarlings@gmail.com or 214.641.8811.

 

What Is My Age Group?

2021-2022 Season Age Definitions

*Updated 5/22/2021
18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year
17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004
16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
11 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010
10 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2011
9 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2012
8 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2012

What Are The Club Season Dues?

  • Club Fees will begin August upon the Acceptance Fee; then members will have options to pay in full or monthly payments. 
  • Rest assured with Dallas Starlings VBC, you will be repaid your fees if we do not have a season due to the pandemic; fees will be paid to coaches for time worked, for leadership directors time worked and if uniforms have been screen printed.
  • These member fees will be very similar to our upcoming season.  
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What Is Included In The Club Dues?

Included in all teams’ dues:

  • Uniform package: 2-3 jerseys, tights, warm-up suit, warm-up shirt, shoes, sock, player equipment bag
  • Court fees
  • Coaches fees
  • Tournament entry fees
  • Referee and scorekeeper clinics
  • Administration fees
  • Recruiting profile **
  • Coaches travel expenses**

** not included for all teams

 

What Is NOT Included In The Club Dues?

Parent and Player understand that the following are NOT INCLUDED in their Dallas Starlings Volleyball Club fees:

  • Player and Parent travel expenses associated with tournaments (hotel lodging, airfare, fuel, food)
  • Travel to and from practices and tournaments
  • USAV and/or AAU player membership fees
  • Post-season tournaments

 

What are Payment Options?

At the time of signing a $700 deposit will be collected. The remaining balance will be divided into equal monthly payments due on the following dates; parents can choose the number of months to pay. 

  • July 18th Acceptance Fee
  • Aug 1
  • Sept 1
  • Oct 1
  • Nov 1
  • Dec 1
  • Jan 1
  • Feb 1

Player and Parent understand that all payments must be received by Dallas Starlings Volleyball Club on the agreed upon date for the payment to be considered on time.

  • *Player and Parent understand there is a $25.00 late fee for any and all monies collected after the agreed upon date.
  • *Please note that if paying via credit card, there is a 3% service fee added to the total.

 

What If I Make Payment In Full at Signing?

Payment in Full. If club dues are paid upfront in cash or check, Dallas Starlings will provide 2 free adult Spirit T’s for the player’s parents.