East Side blaze Tryout information 2018-19


                All Open Gyms, Evaluations, and Try-Outs will be held at the Barney Family Sports Complex - 22050 E. Queen                        Creek Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona 85142 

  • Girls Open Gyms:

Open Gyms are designed for coach initiated game-play. The purpose of Open Gym is to allow players to prepare for the upcoming club volleyball season. 

  • Cost of Open Gym
    • $10 per evening
  • 12 and Under (Starts October 8th)
    • ​Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. 

  • 13s and 14s (Starts September 25th)
    • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m.

  • 15s and Older (Only on November 5th and 7th)
    • ​6-8 p.m.
  • For Information on How to Determine your Age for Club Volleyball Click Here

Club Evaluations:

This is an opportunity for club coaches to see you and for you to get a feel for East Side Blaze to see if it is the right fit for you. Players can seek feedback from coaches on strengths and weaknesses going into the try-out period. 

  • Cost for Evaluation 
    • $10 per session
  • 12 and Under
    • November 3, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • November 6, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • November 8, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • 14s and 13s
    • ​November 3, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • November 6, 2018 - 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • November 8, 2018 - 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 15s and Older
    • November 10, 2018 - 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • November 13, 2018 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • November 15, 2018 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • For Information on How to Determine your Age for Club Volleyball Click Here

Try Outs

Teams will be selected for East Side Blaze's National and Regional teams on the dates below. Team designations are subject to change. National teams will carry between 10-12 players per team. Regional teams will carry 12 players per team. Throughout the try-out period, teams will be selected for National and Regional teams. See the National and Regional team descriptions below for more information. 

A commitment fee of $400-$600 is required of all players who are selected for a team. That commitment fee is due before you leave the gym. If you leave the gym without paying the commitment fee, you may lose your spot on the team. See below for the costs of East Side Blaze Volleyball for the 2018-2019 season.

  • Cost for Try-Out

    • ​$20 per session

  • 12 and Under

    • ​November 10, 2018 - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

      • ​Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. 

  • 13s and 14s

    • ​November 10, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

      • ​Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 15s and Older

    • ​November 17, 2018 - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

      • ​Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. 

  • For Information on How to Determine your Age for Club Volleyball Click Here

No binding commitments will be offered before the tryout dates per Arizona Region Policy!

What To Bring to try-outs:

*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.

Cost of East Side Blaze Club Volleyball

The following club costs include all regional tournament fees, uniforms, coaching, gym space, and other costs associated with competitive club volleyball. The costs for all National teams does not include airfare and hotels for tournaments outside of the normal region schedule.

Paying for club volleyball does not guarantee playing time in any tournament. All playing time is determined by the coach of the team with consideration for the team's needs and the individual player's skills, attitude, and work ethic. Please make sure you are comfortable with the commitment prior to try-outs. Immediately following team selections all players will be required to pay a commitment fee. If you leave the gym without paying the commitment fee, you risk losing a spot on a team. 

12-Regional: $1650

12-National: $2850

13/14-Regional: $1650

13/14-National: $3650

15/16/17/18-Regional: $1650

15/16/17/18-National: $3650

Fees for all teams include court fees, coaches pay, administrative fees, Arizona region fees, and uniforms.

In addition to the above expenses, the 12 National fee includes one out-of-state National qualifier, the in-state National qualifier, the Volleyball Fiesta Festival, and the Cactus Classic. Hotel and airfare/travel are not included in the cost. 

The 13/14/15/16/17/18 National fee includes two out-of-state National qualifiers, the in-state National qualifier, the Volleyball Fiesta Festival, and the Cactus Classic or the Fiesta Classic. Hotels for out-of-state National qualifiers are included in the cost. The fee does not include airfare or travel costs for players. 


East Side Blaze Volleyball Club plans to have national and regional teams in each age group this season. The amount of national and regional teams is subject to change.

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 goals of National Teams are to qualify for the USA Volleyball Girls' National Championships, provide opportunities for each player to be seen by college recruiters, and improve each players overall skill and level of play. All National Teams will travel out of state, play in Sunday tournaments, pay higher club fees and have a more rigorous training and tournament schedule. In addition, each National Team will participate in USAV Junior Nations or AAU Junior National in the summer of 2019. National Teams practice at least twice a week  in normal practices. In addition to those practices, National Teams will participate in extra strength and agility training and position specific training. 

National Teams require a high level of commitment from your daughter and family. Take the time before try outs to discuss if this is what is best for your daughter. 

Regional Teams

Regional Teams will participate in all of the Arizona Region power tournaments in their respective divisions. 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.


All teams will begin practices starting on the week of December 2, 2018. 

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 esblazevb@gmail.com