Tryouts and Preparation

What can you do to prepare for volleyball tryouts? Here are some tips that will get


you noticed in a positive way during tryouts. These are tips on things that you can control.  You cannot control how good or bad the other players are. You can control your attitude, effort, and reactions.

Do your best and have fun:

Preparation starts prior to the day of tryouts. You should be getting as many touches on the ball as you can. Get to bed early the night before, you don’t want to be sluggish the day of. Get plenty of good nutrition and stay hydrated the day before and the day of. Start thinking your way through all the skills, get your mind ready and focused.


Putnam Volleyball Clubs Tryout Information

Get Registered on the OVR Website

Know your Athletes Bill of Rights

Now on the day of tryouts:
1. Be on time. Arrive early enough to get ready before tryouts begin. Give yourself 15-20 minutes of preparation time.
2. Be vocal during drills and communicate with the players around you. Coaches love players that communicate purposefully during practice and games.
3. Pay attention to the coaches’ instructions. You will impress by knowing what you are supposed to be doing during the drill. Make eye contact with the coaches.
4. Hustle, give maximum effort and never quit on a ball.
5. Exude a positive vibe. Show that you love to play the game and care about your teammates.
6. Put your cellphone away during tryouts. Don’t even get it out at water breaks.
7. Never give another player a hard time. If you don’t get a good set, don’t berate the setter. Let her know you will be ready for the next one.
8. Leave distractions at home. Allow yourself to focus on tryouts solely during the time that you are being evaluated.
9. Don’t wear a rival club’s T-shirt. That is just bad form. Show respect for the club that you are trying out for. Wearing a rival club’s t-shirt hints that you don’t really want to make a team.
10. Touch the ball before you go to tryouts. If you haven’t touched the volleyball since the season ended, make sure you get back into the game before tryouts start. If your team offers open gyms or workouts, take time to participate.

Most Importantly, Have Fun!


OVR, Athlete’s Bill of Rights

As tryouts approach parents and players should read over and understand their rights as a player and receiving invitations to play for a club. Many players tryout for multiple clubs but how long do you have to think it over before they reply to the director? Are you bond once you except to that club? What should be done if you feel pressured to give a reply sooner than the 10 day acceptance/refusal period? Don’t feel pressured as a player or parent to except before the 10 day period.

View The Full OVR Athlete’s Bill of Rights: Click Here

For the 2017-2018 USAV Season the OVR designates a National Level Player Signing Day which will be the Wednesday following the first day of approved tryouts in November for girls. Girl’s Tryouts are approved to begin on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Clubs will be able to host tryouts beginning this day and National Level Players will need to decide whether to accept or decline their invitation to play by Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9 PM.
American and Regional Level players will have the full 10 days to decide whether or not to accept the invitation.

National team tryouts have been granted a “shorter acceptance/refusal” time period; that time period is now – 3 DAYS / 72hrs.
American/Regional team tryouts are still required to use the 10 DAY acceptance/refusal time period.

View The Full OVR Athlete’s Bill of Rights: Click Here



Putnam Volleyball Tryout Dates & Times

Putnam Volleyball Club is happy to announce our upcoming 2017-2018 season travel volleyball tryout dates and schedules. We are excited to be going into our 10th season as an OVR travel club. We can’t wait to get this season started and we hope you will allow our coaching staff to work with and further your volleyball skills. The flyer is attached, so please share with all that you can.

Each team will consist of 10 traveling players and 2 practice players


$850 plus registration fees (Includes Regional’s & Super Regional at VT) Payment plan will be available

$600 plus registration fees (12R Team Only, includes 4 tourneys plus Regional’s) Payment plan will be available

Tryout Dates:

12R – Saturday and Sunday November 11th and 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Winfield Middle School

13R – Wednesday and Thursday November 15th and 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Action Sports Complex

14R – Saturday and Sunday November 11th and 12th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Winfield Middle School

15R- Monday and Tuesday November 13th and 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Action Sports Complex

16R – Wednesday and Thursday November 15th and 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Action Sports Complex

17R – Monday and Tuesday November 13th and 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Action Sports Complex



Time To Register for OVR Volleyball



Parents and Players,

Its time to start your registrations for this upcoming travel season with the Ohio Valley Region. Putnam Volleyball Club will be posting all tryout dates and location in the next few days. Before you can go to any tryout, you must go to the OVR website Online Registration and follow the directions to become registered and qualified to attend tryouts. Anyone attending a tryout that is listed on this web site must be a member (with at least our $10 Tryout Membership). The clubs will probably charge their own Tryout Fee to cover the expenses of running the tryout. This is different from the Tryout Membership.

We at Putnam Volleyball Club want you to be as prepared as possible, so that the athlete only has to focus on performing their best at tryouts. There’s enough stress during that time and we do not want any added to it. Get registered early! Again, Putnam’s tryouts will be posted shortly so be looking for them to come.


Katie, Spread Your Wings and Fly

Putnam is a family, when one is happy we all are happy, when one fights we all fight  when one hurts we all hurt, KC2when one cry’s we all cry, when one fight is lost we all pull together, thats what family does. With sad and sorrowed heart we let each of our Putnam Family know that Katie finished her long hard race today. Katie we will always love and remember you. You will find rest at the feet of Jesus as you spread your wings to fly! You are and will always be a hero to our community!

We send our Prayers and condolences to all of the family and friends of Katie. Always remember her fight! Rest In Peace!

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”


Read here journey here.