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Tryout Info


Geared for those athletes that are serious about excelling in volleyball. Players in the National program may have aspirations to play volleyball at the collegiate level and/or may want train and compete at the highest level possible. The season runs from late November to late June. Practice will be 3 days per week. Teams will travel to multiple National level tournaments and will compete at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL in June. See the Informational Meeting packet for more details.


Geared towards those multi-sport athletes that still want to maintain their volleyball skills and compete in the club volleyball environment. Season will run from December to late March. Practices will be 2 days per week. Teams will compete in the Central Division Tournaments in Bloomington and possibly other local tournaments. See the Informational Meeting packet for more details.

This is the informational packet from LAST SEASON to give you a general idea of what to expect! The new informational packet for the upcoming season will be posted here as we get closer to the informational meeting.

Open Gyms

Please read through the registration carefully. 

Open Gyms - $5 per session.

Tryout Registration Changes

Tryout registration once again requires two steps to complete.

1) You must complete the Illini Elite Tryout Registration through SportsEngine.

2) You must also complete the JVA Insurance Waiver from the link below:

That link will also be sent in a confirmation e-mail once your Tryout Registration is completed.

Tryout Registration Reminders

We are continuing to work with SportsEngine for our registration needs. If you have completed any registrations within the past year you should already have an account. If you are brand new to Illini Elite and SportsEngine, you will need to create a SportsEngine account before you can register. If you click “Sign In” in the top right corner of this page and enter your e-mail address, it will either prompt you to sign in or to create an account. 

The e-mail that is associated with your account will be the primary address that we use for billing. All billing (dues, uniform, travel payments, etc) will be completed through SportsEngine this year. If you will be splitting payments with another adult, you will need to add them as an additional guardian to your player’s profile. After you have added them as an additional guardian, please e-mail so that he can split up the invoices. To add a secondary guardian, please follow the instructions from the following help article

If you have any questions about the registration process OR if you need to edit any information after you have submitted the registration, please reach out to

Kyle Caldwell

For those who have not played at Illini Elite in the past - we will once again be a JVA (Junior Volleyball Association) and AAU club so you will NOT have to register and pay for a USA Volleyball membership in order to tryout and participate at Illini Elite. Again this year, all tryout registration and JVA Insurance Waiver must be completed online. Please be sure to read the instructions in order to complete your registration.