Indoor 2023-2024 Tryout Details2023-08-24T14:22:02-07:00

Tryouts for the 2023-24 Club Season

14 & Younger

Saturday, October 28

U14 tryouts at 9am

U13 tryouts at 12pm

U12 tryouts at 3pm

15 & Older

Saturday, July 15

U16 tryouts at 9am & 6:30pm

U15 tryouts at 12pm & 2pm

U17 & U18 tryouts at 4pm

JUST ADDED: Sunday, July 16 Ages 15-18 tryouts at 9am

FAQ for Indoor Club Season

DaKine’s National Travel Teams are named Surf One & Surf Two. Surf teams practice at DaKine Sports Center; these teams compete in the local power league, with many of the Surf teams competing in national qualifiers across the country, training through late June, early July when USAV National Championships take place.

DaKine’s Regional Teams are Shaka, Tiki & Aloha. The Aloha & Tiki Teams participate in regional tournaments (all driving distance, along the I5 corridor) and practice at DaKine Sports Center. U12 Shaka team is introductory club programs, built for first time club players. U12 Shaka teams have only one practice a week, and only participate in the local power league tournaments.

Indoor club season practices for ages 14 & younger begin the first week in November and for ages 15-18, practices begin the first week of December.

Competition season officially starts in January for all the teams. Competition season runs through the end of May for most teams, with the exception of the U12  Shaka Teams and Tiki Teams, which will wrap up the end of April.

The Surf Travel teams that earn bids to Nationals will continue to train and compete until Nationals the end of June, early July.

Be sure to review the AGE DEFINITIONS, to ensure you’re registering your athlete for the appropriate age group. At DaKine, we encourage athletes to play in their age groups (exception are up to coaches discretion).

Players will run through a variety of drills and some scrimmage play to evaluate their current skill set. These will be very common drills, with straight forward objectives. Players should arrive wearing athletic attire, with appropriate court, gym shoes. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to get checked in.

The USAV Puget Sound Region determines the dates we are allowed to have tryouts; no tryouts can be held prior to the date given, and no offers or letters of commitment can be made until that specific date.

If you are unable to attend our tryouts, but would like to be considered for the team, you’ll still want to register and complete the necessary paperwork to be eligible to be selected. Registering will ensure you’re on our list of possible candidates; be sure to leave a registration note indicating you will not be in physical attendance. You may be contacted later in the week with an offer.

In order for us to consider your athlete for the team, we need to get some court time with them to evaluate them. Please consider attending one of our open gym scrimmages or club prep clinics so we can get to know you, and you can meet some of our coaching staff.

Following the tryout assessments, we will contact every player via email with placements. We will also contact you if you did not make a team, and communicate alternative training options for the winter. Some offers will be sent the day of tryouts, as soon as we can get them out; we ask for your patience as we understand this can be stressful for the athletes, so we want to take our time to make sure no errors are made in communication. But we will work hard to get this information out as soon as possible, the day of tryouts.

DaKine tuition includes all practice & coaching costs, the cost of team registration for tournaments and a full uniform package.

Tuition does not include travel expenses: airfare, hotels, dining, etc.

See Season Information Document for more details

Tuition for each team will vary based on the number of tournaments and length of season. Tuition can be broken down into month payments, but requires having a credit card on file for monthly billing. Uniform packages will not be issued until deposits are processed.

We would love to have a roster spot for every athlete that comes through our gym, but unfortunately we are limited to how many athletes we can have join our teams this season. If your athlete does not make the team they hoped to, we do have a wonderful alternative for the winter- hit the beach!

Check out our Winter Beach Academy– there is no better way to develop your volleyball skills than training on the beach! With less players on the court, each athlete gets more reps per practice, allowing them to develop and improve their skills faster. Don’t get bogged down learning rotations, or stuck in one role or position on the team- learn how to do every skill with proficiency.

There are no cuts to join our Beach Academy, but rather a seeding day to evaluate your athlete’s current skill set and place them in the perfect training group for their optimal development and improvement.

U12 – U14 University Place Teams

Team Coaches Tryout Schedule
U11 Surf National Christie Plaksy October 28 at 3pm
U12 Surf National Kathleen Brown October 28 at 3pm
U12 Shaka Regional TBD October 28 at 3pm
U13 Surf National Joe Holland October 28 at 12pm
U14 Aloha Regional TBD October 28 at 9am
U14 Surf-1 National Robert Higashi October 28 at 9am
U14 Surf-2 National TBD October 28 at 9am
U13 Surf-2 National TBD October 28 at 12pm

U15 – U18 University Place Teams

Team Coaches Team Status
U15 Surf-1 National Roger Afalava FULL
U15 Surf-2 National Kim Lok FULL
U16 Surf-1 National Michael Miller FULL
U16 Surf-2 National Tina Brooks FULL
U17 Surf-1 National Jon Killingbeck FULL
U17/18 Surf National Cindy Cavanaugh FULL
U18 Surf National Ariana Hannemann FULL

Kahunas Boys Teams

Team Coaches Team Status
U14 Kahunas Steen Copeland Still Accepting Athletes
U16 Kahunas Savanna Rayos Still Accepting Athletes
U18 Kahunas Avery Shaw Still Accepting Athletes

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