360VBA understands how stressful and difficult the tryout process is for players and parents. To that end, here is how we run tryouts:
To help ease that stress we offer 4 hours of tryout time over two days in hopes of helping families accommodate various other club tryout times. It is certainly acceptable and understandable for kids to arrive late or leave early to attend other tryouts.
The club director will be on hand for all tryouts to answer any questions and discuss our club’s philosophy of working with the whole person.
Coaches will be available to talk with parents and players after each tryout period.
We have listened to parents and players about the negatives of making offers during the actual tryout. We will continue our policy of not handing out “offer cards” during the tryout time or making any offers in front of other players or families. All offers are made by phone after each tryout.
While we understand that players will have conflicts and might only be able to attend one tryout, we ask that players and parents understand that the coaches can only evaluate the players when they actually see them play. If a player can only attend one of the tryouts we do recommend attending the first day of tryouts as coaches typically make at least 50% of their offers after the first tryout.
If a player is injured and cannot try out please contact the club director, Dann Jacobson, as far in advance of tryouts as you can.
We encourage all families to pre-register online to avoid waiting in line. We will have one line for those who have pre-registered and a line for those registering in-person.