Youth volleyball club tryouts are Sunday

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Out to grow the sport of volleyball here in Iola and the surrounding area, Iola High head volleyball coach Jodi Grover and others have formed the Allen County Aces Volleyball Club.
The club is holding open tryouts for four age divisions Sunday. There is a $5 tryout fee per person.
Club tryouts are at Iola High School. There are four age-division teams — 13-and-under, 14-and-under, 15-and-under and 17-and-under.
Tryouts for the 13-and-under and 14-and-under teams are from noon to 2 p.m. Tryouts for the 15-and-under and 17-and-under teams are 2-4 p.m.
“Club volleyball is a way to teach fundamentals and teamwork,” Grover said. “Club volleyball’s mission is to support and guide all athletes to become the best volleyball player they can be.”
Grover said she and Allen County Community College volleyball coach Jessica Peters along with college players and several parents will be coaching teams. Following the tryouts nine or 10 players will be offered a position on each team.
The Allen County Aces teams will play in Heart of America volleyball tournaments. Play begins January and can run through April.
Grover said she will meet with parents while tryouts are going on. She will explain the cost of being on a team, which includes an HOA membership, tournament, club and uniform fees.
Tryout registration forms were distributed to Iola and area schools. Registration can be done the day of the tryouts. Forms have to be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian plus the tryout fee.
For more information contact Grover at 620-365-4727 or 620-228-4400.