Girls Open House Periods are:

Tryouts may begin on:

No binding commitments to the club may happen before the tryout dates!


Click Here to Determine Your Age Definition

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.

14 & Younger

  • Saturday, November 4th: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, November 7th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 9th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

15 & Older

  • Saturday, November 11th: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 14th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 16th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tryout details

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

14 & Younger

  • Saturday, November 11th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Check-In at 8:30 am
  • Cost: $20

15 & Older

  • Saturday, November 18th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Check-In at 8:30 am
  • Cost: $20


The Barney Family Sports Complex

22050 E. Queen Creek Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona 85142

What To Bring:

*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 6 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

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.

Fee Schedule for the 2017-18 season - Updated November 16

National Teams

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.

Fee Schedule for the 2017-18 season - Updated November 16

Prospective Teams

We plan to have 13 teams this season as listed below. *Coaches and teams are subject to change.

TeamHead CoachAsst. Coach
12 National
Stefany Pew
Dave Mahaffey
12 Regional 1
Rachel Stones
Autum Ethington
12 Regional 2Joleen MartinTracy Miller
12 Regional 3Elizabeth "Biz" EvansMaddie McBeath
13 National
Wade Tanner
Jorge  Rivera
13 Regional
Rebecca Madrid
Megan White
14 National
Tyler Kraemer
Jessica Martin
14 Regional 1
Curtis Stones
Sherrie Mowers
14 Regional 2Hillary RogersDesmond
15 National
Erica Crismon
Sam Garvin
15 Regional
Roy Bryant
16 National
Ryan Given
Buck Pear
16 Regional
Kari Campbell
Tom Colvin
17 National
Daniel Arrington
Fred Mann
18 National
Chris Bradshaw
Rebecca Madrid


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):

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Contact Daniel Arrington at

Girls' Tryouts 2017-2018