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NIVA TRAVEL TEAMS AND INFORMATION

NIVA TRAVEL INFORMATION MEETING

If you missed the NIVA travel information virtual meeting, CLICK HERE for the video.

Or you can read up on everything we covered by CLICKING HERE


TRYOUT INFORMATION

Once you decide if you want to play full or limited travel, see below for your time slot.  Players should attend BOTH tryouts for their age group!  If you are going to miss one tryout, let your court coaches know so they can properly evaluate you in the time you are there.  Please email nivajrs@gmail.com with any questions!

CLICK HERE to see the new age group rules for this season

All tryouts will be at Elkhart Health & Aquatics
200 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516

FULL TRAVEL TRYOUTS ARE COMPLETE!
Teams will be posted Friday, November 13th by 10:00PM
All team meetings/uniform fittings will be Sunday, November 22nd (between 9am-5pm, specific time TBA and will be posted with the roster)

 

LIMITED TRAVEL TRYOUTS

Sunday, November 15th
10U, 11U, 12U, 13U: registration 10:15-11:00, tryouts 11:00-1:00
 14U &15U: registration 12:15-1:00, tryouts 1:00-3:00
16U & 17U: registration 2:15-3:00, tryouts 3:00-5:00

Monday, November 16th
10U, 11U, 12U: registration 4:30-5:00, tryouts 5:00-7:00
16U & 17U: registration 6:30-7:00, tryouts 7:00-9:00

Wednesday, November 18th
13U & 14U: registration 4:30-5:00, tryouts 5:00-7:00 
15U: registration 6:30-7:00, tryouts 7:00-9:00 

Teams will be posted Friday, November 20th by 10:00PM
All team meetings/uniform fittings will be Sunday, November 22nd (between 9am-5pm, specific time TBA and will be posted with the roster)

 

WHAT TO DO FOR TRYOUTS;
1.  Complete the Tryout Registration Online

CLICK HERE
-includes your COVID waiver, Beacon waiver & payment

-you will need to print your Beacon waiver and bring to tryouts

2.  Complete your AAU membership, CLICK HERE
-when it asks for the club code, please enter WY7E5D
-You will pay for the $14 membership directly to AAU this year
-Your AAU card will be emailed to you, print and bring to tryouts

3.  Complete your JVA membership, CLICK HERE
-you will not pay for this online as NIVA bulk pays for these out of your tryout fees

4.  Bring 2 copies of your birth certificate

 


NIVA TRAVEL TEAM GENERAL INFORMATION

Interested in trying out for a limited or full travel team?

Here is some information on our program:

Our travel and limited travel programs are for girls and families that want to compete at an elite level and dedicate more time (and money) to the sport.  Players looking to play in college usually choose this division for the level of coaching and competition as well as the exposure to college coaches.

Girls on these teams practice 3x a week at various schools (usually in Penn and Elkhart district schools).  You get a monthly calendar with days and times for practices.  We try to stay consistent for teams throughout the season but are at the mercy of the schools at times and also want to be flexible around our players' schedules for school sports and events.  Coaches will try to adjust the practice calendar monthly around what girls can make and what's available for the schools.

Each team picks their own tournament schedule at their first team meeting (November 24th) but you can plan on 2 out of town tournaments a month.  These usually require hotel stays Friday and Saturday evening.  We do have group blocks for hotels but families are allowed to stay wherever they want at these tournaments...with family, other hotels, etc.  We do NOT require the girls stay together.  Families are responsible for the cost of getting there, hotel and food at the tournament on their own.

Limited travel teams start in December and run through the week before spring break.  Limited travel teams play a more local and regional travel schedule (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio).  They will not play in any national qualifiers or bids.  Girls in limited travel still get the same access to recruiting services and training.

Full travel teams start in December and run through the end of June, with the final tournament being nationals.  These teams are for the best players in each age group with the goal of competing for a national championship in Indianapolis in late June/early July.  These teams will compete in national qualifiers and bid tournaments with the goal being the most exposure to college coaches and the best competition available.

 


ALSO CHECK OUT OUR ALUMNI PAGE TO SEE WHERE ALL OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE GONE!!