There will be three evaluation periods prior to each tryout per AZ Region guidelines. The dates and times are listed below for your age group
*Dates and Times are subject to change. Please check the website frequently for updates.
There will be one tryout time for each age group. Please double check your age definition to assure you attend the proper tryouts. Click Here to Determine Your Age Definition
The Barney Family Sports Complex
22050 E. Queen Creek Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
*Per USA Volleyball regulations, each participant must register with Arizona Region Volleyball in order to be eligible to tryout for any AZ Region Club Volleyball Team. When youJoin the Regionmake sure you select East Side Blaze for your club and not Blaze.You will pay the Region directly for that registration. Print off the membership card and bring it to tryouts for proof of registration. We cannot allow anyone to tryout without proof of registration.
**Please have all forms signed and filled out properly with blue or black ink. All forms can be found by clicking the links above.
Our plan is to have 7 Regional Teams and 7 National Teams. These numbers may be altered at tryouts depending on the number of athletes we have at tryouts. Take the time before tryouts to discuss with your family and daughter which option is best suited for your family.
Regional Teams will participate in all of the Arizona Region power tournaments in the division that they qualify for. The goal of Regional Teams is to improve every athletes' individual and team volleyball skills, work ethic, character and ultimately win the region division they are in. They will practice for 4 hours each week, and have 1 - 2 Saturday tournaments per month January - May.
Our National Teams are our most elite teams. We strive to find additional tournaments outside of the Arizona Region so our National Teams can compete against the greatest competition in the country and receive a high amount of exposure to college recruiters. The goal of National Teams are to qualify for the USA Volleyball Girls' National Championships, elevate your daughter to her fullest potential and ultimately help your daughter to succeed in pursuing her volleyball career at the next level. National Teams will require your daughter to travel out of the state (except for 12 National), play on Sundays, higher club fees and have a more rigorous training and tournament schedule. They will practice 3 times a week for a total of 7 hours which includes position and strength & agility training (12 National will practice 6 hours/week). The National Teams require a high level of commitment from your daughter and family. Take the time before tryouts to discuss with your daughter and family if this is what is best for your daughter.
We plan to have 14 teams this season as listed below. *Coaches and teams are subject to change.
|Team||Head Coach||Asst. Coach|
|11 Regional||Rachel Stones||Autumn Ethington|
|12 National||Stefany Pew||Dave Mahaffey|
|12 Regional||Rebecca Madrid||Jessica Martin|
|13 National||Sarah Gagliardi||Valerie Sherrill|
|13 Regional||Curtis Stones||Joleen Martin|
|14 National||Lindsay Simkins||Kennedy Erickson|
|14 Regional 1||Roy Bryant||Tyler Kraemer|
|14 Regional 2||Buck Pear||Tracy Miller|
|15 National||Brookelyn Hall||Daniel Arrington|
|15 Regional 1||Matti Tygret||Rebecca Madrid|
|15 Regional 2||Luisa Niu||Inga|
|16 National||Ryan Given||Madi McBeath|
|16 Regional||Heather Newman||Elizabeth "Bizz "Evans|
|17 National||Kari Campbell||Leah Crist|
|18 National||Jen Wilson||Madison Morgan|
Practices will be held at the Barney Family Sports Complex in Queen Creek. Practice times will vary depending on the team your daughter makes. Planned Times (subject to change):
Contact Daniel Arrington or Mareen Hunzeker at email@example.com