The Hutchinson JO Board wanted to give everyone an update on tryouts for our 14's program.
First off, we wanted to let everyone know that we are still planning on having a JO Volleyball season for our 14's program. With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, and with youth sports currently being shut down, some parents have asked us about whether or not the season will still take place.
At this point, we are planning to begin our season as expected at the end of January. With the ever changing situation of COVID, we are prepared to be flexible in the upcoming season. While we are still not 100% certain what our season will look like yet, we are working hard to provide a volleyball opportunity for those that are interested. If there is a need to delay the season we will do that. In the unfortunate event the season would have to be cancelled or cut short, the JO Board wants to let families know that full or prorated refunds would be issued.
Prior to having to push back our tryouts, we had 17 girls registered to take part in them. With the expectation that we will likely have a couple more registered with our program, that should give us enough girls to have two teams (ideally we would like to have a minimum of 18 for two teams). With that in mind, the Hutchinson JO Board has made the decision to have tryouts similar to what we do with our 12's program. This means that we will use the first couple of practices of the season to determine skill level and will select our teams after the first week or two of practices. At this point, practices are tentatively scheduled to begin on Sunday, January 24.
So what should parents do now? For those of you that are still interested in your daughters playing, the Hutchinson JO Board is asking that you officially register your daughter(s) with our 14's program. Registration can take place here and should be done by the end of the day on Friday, December 4. For those of you who registered for tryouts and paid the $30 tryout fee, that $30 fee will be credited towards your team deposit of $150. Team deposits will be due at the end of January/beginning of February. Please note that the team deposit fee is not included in the online registration. You will have the option to pay the remaining amount all at once or set up a payment plan for that balance.
Thank you for your flexibility during these interesting times. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you again for your interest in Hutchinson JO Volleyball
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