Frequently asked questions
what are tryouts?
13U, 14U, and 15U athletes will have to make a decision on their offer that night. 10U, 11U, and 12U athletes will have 48 hours to make a decision, but most will make a decision that night.
How are club teams chosen?
For 13U, 14U, and 15U players, teams are selected on the day of tryouts. Players are evaluated on general skills first (all players will do all skills), they will then participate in position specific evaluations, and end with live play competition/drills. A combination of all three evaluations and intangibles (effort, attitude, etc.) are all factors in team placement/receiving an offer for a team.
For 10U, 11U, and 12U athletes, players are invited to be a part of the club at the conclusion of tryouts. They will be evaluated on general skills first and then participate in live play competition/drills. During the Fall, they will participate in a 6 week league and at the conclusion of the league will be placed on teams. A combination of all of these evaluations and intangibles (effort, attitude, etc.) are all factors in team placement.
what age group should my player try out for?
The age group that an athlete tries out for is determined by USAV (the governing body for most clubs in the country). Houston Skyline does recommend that players play with their grade if eligible to play for two age groups (ex: It is recommended that a 13U player in 8th grade plays with 14U).
what are this year's fees?
Last Updated 10/1/22:
10U, 11U, 12U – $2,275 for the season ($350 deposit, $275 per month from October-April)
13U, 14U, and 15U – $2,675 for the season ($400 deposit, $325 per month from October-April)
Season fees include:
- Uniform package (2 practice shirts, backpack, 2 jerseys, spandex, warm up jacket and pants, knee pads)
- Everything needed to compete except shoes!
- 2 practices a week (2 hours per week)
- 3-4 Position/Skill Practices over the season
- 1 Growth Plan Meeting with a Staff Member
- Tournament Fees
- 1 Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach
- Fees do not include travel-related expenses or any food.
how do fees work?
The $350 (for 10U, 11U, and 12U) or $400 (for 13U, 14U, 15U) initial non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance of a position either for a team or to be a part of the club. This deposit (along with the offer and acceptance agreement) secures your spot. The remaining balance is to be paid in 7 equal payments beginning in October and ending in April.
When and how long is the season?
The club season will begin November and runs through the end of April/early May. Teams will have time off for Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, and Spring Break.
when are practices?
Teams will practice twice a week for two hours a week. The exact practice days will be emailed mid-September if not sooner.
when are tournaments
Tournaments will start in January. The exact season schedule will be communicated by the staff once the region releases all tournament dates and teams are finalized.