Laurel and Andrew's Osborne teams - which team do we try out for?
Utopia will have teams practicing out of Laurel School (LS) and Andrew's Osborne Academy (AOA), depending on the age group and athletes that try out. Players/families should designate which location they would like to practice out of. These preferences will be taken under consideration by coaches at tryouts.
When will we find out the tryout results?
Grades 4th - 8th will be notified with a club Offer, or Wait List by midnight November 1.
Grades 9th - 11th will be notified by email with a club Offer, or Wait List by midnight November 15.
Players have 10 days to “Accept” or “Decline” club offers.
Will Utopia have American Division teams?
Utopia will have 3-4 teams at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels, and each grade will have 1-2 American or Elite division teams, and 1-2 Regional division teams. Players will be notified after tryouts if they have been selected for an Elite, American or Regional team. Some players may be moved up to a higher division once the final teams are decided, or after the first few weeks of practice.
When does practice start?
Grades 6th - 11th (12's-17's), practices will start after December 1st. Grades 4th - 5th (10's-11's) will begin practice the first week of January 2018.
UBV teams are designated by grades, not age?
Within the USAV and the Ohio Valley Region (OVR teams are classified as National (12’s-17’s), American (12s-17s), and Regional. National teams consist of highly skilled athletes that compete at the highest levels of competition within and outside of the Ohio Valley Region, and their teams are designated by age.
UBV has Elite, American, and Regional teams that consist of athletes from the beginner to the highly skilled and compete at various levels of competition based on their teams' composition, these teams will not travel outside of the Ohio Valley Region. The UBV teams are designated by grade.
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