Over the last several years, there has been a lot of activity and buzz about the early pressures in our region’s tryout process, which has caused some confusion, stress and panic about what is and isn't acceptable.
Please know that there is always time prior to the official region signing/acceptance date each season to find the right club home for your athlete(s) and family. Please do not feel pressured into making a quick, rushed decision – especially too early. We encourage you to ensure that all your questions are answered, information is transparently and proactively shared with you, and you understand the plan for your daughter and the team she is trying out for and being offered.
10s-18s = Evaluation Window = July 8 - 10, 2023 (Acceptance Date: July 11, 2023). Any offers made during the summer prior to the official region signing dates are non-binding as the North Texas Region does not recognize any verbal offers or club contracts made prior to these official dates. It is against the NTR policy (released in 2018) to sign anything prior to the official signing/acceptance dates! Organizations may pull their verbal offers during the evaluation window and athletes may also change their mind.
Organizations may offer clinics and various training sessions leading up to the official evaluation/tryout dates, however participation in these offerings does not lock you into any club until the prescribed dates. We highly recommend exploring various options prior to signing with any club. We encourage you to check out Areté and experience for yourself our differentiating positive energy & inviting culture that also provides your athlete(s) a high level and challenging training ground led by experienced coaches.
Being that we had a very successful inaugural 2015-2016 season, and subsequent seasons since our launch, it is very important to us that we continue to provide a level of excellence, quality coaching and training, an amazing, unique experience and more like no other organization – for our athletes, families, coaches and staff. We started with 9 teams and grew successfully to 22 teams in our 2nd year. Since, we've consistently had 23-30 teams and we have a long-term vision of growing at a steady pace and are continuing to build additional Areté Jrs. teams, launch our Boys club teams, and enhance our Academy program further as well. For the 2023-2024 season, we plan to have at least 30+ teams (girls and boys teams). We’d love for you to come check us out and be a part of Areté!
We want your volleyball club process and experience to be positive, motivating, exciting and results-oriented for you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or additional information you may need regarding our organization, program offerings, the tryout process, etc.