Welcome to the 2019-2020 Marion Magic season. We are very excited for the upcoming year and hope you are as well!
Please have the registration form completed before you come to try-outs. If you are unable to do so, there will be a computer available to complete the form at try-outs.
Every person trying out for a club team, as well as all staff working at a tryout, must have a current USA Volleyball Membership. For membership options and to sign up for a membership, please visit the USAV registration page by clicking on the button below.
2018-2019 memberships expire on October 31, 2019. In order to participate in this year's try outs, returning members need to use the Renew Membership link on the Registration page. New members to USA Volleyball need to use the New Member link. If transferring from another region contact the Region Office to get affiliation changed PRIOR to renewing.
When signing up to attend tryouts, you can choose:
- Oct/Nov Tryout Membership at $15
- One Day Membership at $10
Check the 2020-2021 Membership Fees for additional membership options explanations. Both the Oct/Nov Tryout and One Day memberships are upgradeable to a full membership by paying the remaining fee. If the $10 one day membership is used multiple times, only $10 goes towards upgrade to full member.
Once logged into the USAV membership site:
- Review the 2020-21 Iowa Region Membership Fees
- Select to Renew Membership
- You can choose "Undecided" as your club prior to tryouts, and then update that to your current club after you are accepted on to a team. The club you will select is Marion Magic VBC.
- Be sure to print out your membership card or confirmation page showing membership is Pending (one day members' card won't be printable until date of participation) and bring a copy to your tryouts to show that you have a current membership. Take a copy of your Medical Release to each tryout also.
Still have questions?
Click on any of the links below for additional documentation from the Iowa Region Office for this year's memberships.
There is a $15 flat fee for attending tryouts when that is paid in advance, or it will be $20 at the door. The tryout fee can be paid online when you register or when you come to try outs. Cash or check only will be accepted at the door.
**Please note that the try out fee is separate from the USAV membership fee.
1.) Complete the registration above. This registration is for Marion Magic Volleyball Club and will be used to maintain our records and assist with scheduling information when creating practice and tournament schedules for teams.
2.) Register with Iowa Region of USA Volleyball. This is done by clicking on one of the links below. USA Volleyball sanctions all of our tournaments, provides scoring training, referee training, club staff background checks, and insurance to all events. Most volleyball clubs in the area are affiliated with USA Volleyball and an annual membership is required.
3.) Complete a Medical Waiver for the try out. This form is kept on file throughout the entire season in case of emergency. If the player is not offered a spot on a team, then the form is destroyed.
What Needs To Be Done For Try Outs?
An annual medical waiver will need to be completed by you before your child will be allowed to participate in try outs. This is for the safety of your child, the club, and for insurance reasons.
Parents are more than welcome to stay and observe during try outs, or can come back at the end to pick up your child.
What to Expect the Day of Tryouts?
When both the parent and player arrive on the day of tryouts there will be many things going on at once. When you arrive at tryouts and check in at the Registration Table we will be looking to ensure that:
1.) The player has registered with Marion Magic (by completing an online registration form).
2.) The player has a current USA Volleyball Membership.
3.) The player has a picture on file (a picture is taken of all players for record keeping purposes only).
4.) The player has paid (or pays) the tryout fee of $15.
5.) The player has a completed Medical Waiver form (parents can stay to complete).
Once the player has successfully signed in, they will put a name tag on and then head into the gym to warm up.
If any of the steps are not completed, we will ask that the parents assist the player in completing the steps before the player will be allowed to enter the gym. We will have a few laptop computers available to assist with completing the online registration form and/or updating the USA Volleyball membership.
Due to limited space, no seating will be available for parents during tryouts.
Coaches will run a series of various drills and exercises to see the player's skills and abilities. Some coaches may participate more than others and some may just observe. Decisions will be made regarding teams after all tryouts have been completed. Every player that attends tryouts will be notified via phone or email if an offer is extended or not.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Club Director, Jeff Kost, via email at MarionMagicVBC@gmail.com or via phone/text at 319.521.3504.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow for check-in and to begin warming up so that tryouts can start on time.
There will be a mandatory Player/Parent Informational Meeting for all players that accept a spot on a team on Sunday, November 17.
All teams will meet from 4:00-6:00pm at Marion High School.
We will meet in the auditorium as a full group, and then break into teams and meet with your coaches.
Sunday, November 3
Longfellow Elementary School
4th/5th/6th Grade -- 12:00-1:30pm
7th/8th Grade -- 2:30-4:00pm
Tuesday, November 5
Starry Elementary School
4th/5th/6th Grade -- 6:15-7:15pm
7th/8th -- 7:15-8:15pm