Keystone Regional Volleyball Association (KRVA) has added a "summer tryout" for 15u through 18u Teams in late July, this in addition to the "traditional Fall tryout".
Lehigh Valley Force Volleyball had a meeting over the weekend with the Commissioner of KRVA , Michelle Carlton regarding this change.
Her explanation: "Since the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) and the Chesapeake Regional Volleyball Association (CHRVA)
have in the past had summer tryouts and together cover the State of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania,
KRVA was forced to protect its borders and establish Summer tryouts to compete with OVR and CHRVA.
In the past, OVR and CHRVA have been tapping into western and southern Pennsylvania to recruit KRVA athletes."
KRVA is giving Pennsylvania clubs (over 50 VB Clubs) the option to hold Summer and/or Fall Tryouts for the 15u through 18u Teams only.
LV Force VB has been trying to figure out the best way to compete in the Lehigh Valley area without harming our athletes as they also prepare for High School tryouts.
We have spoken to Parents, and Force coaches, in order to come up with the best plan going forward for our athletes and our Club.
The conclusion is if one local club held summer tryouts, we would have to compete and hold our summer tryouts. Leaving the Fall Tryouts as a fall back option.
Force has decided on the following plan:
Registrations and KRVA Membership