Tryout Overview

Carolina Region has recommended to North Carolina clubs that tryouts occur between October 3rd and October 26th with the official signing date of October 26th. It is important to note that these dates are simply a recommendation and represent a departure from tradition. FC Firecrackers has always supported the region signing date guidance and will do so again this year. However, as a smaller club with limited facility space and competing against very large clubs with multi-court capability, we believe it is in the best interests of players, parents and the club to begin tryouts early to allow the athletes to formalize club commitments and focus attention on club team preparation and training prior to participation in any middle or high school season. For more information from the Carolina Region on tryouts, visit

Here at FC Firecrackers we are growing as a club and we anticipate increasing the number of teams we offer this season. The final number, age and level of play will be determined based on court availability and number of players. We anticipate offering up to nine (9) teams this season ranging in age from 13U to 18U. At this time, we are planning to field the following teams:

National Teams – 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U

Regional Plus Teams – 14U and 17U

Regional Teams – 13U, 15U and 16U

TEAM GUIDES will be published soon and will contain information on practice and tournament schedules, coaching assignments and pricing. We do not know the effect COVID-19 will have on our season with tournament or possibly even season cancellation. Rest assured that we will refund the unused portion of player dues if that should occur.

USA Volleyball, AAU and JVA have all adopted revised age eligibility guidelines beginning in the 2020-2021 season. For the USAV Age Eligibility Definitions visit

Tryouts will be handled safely and responsibility at our home gym located at 583 Flat Rock Church Road, Louisburg, NC 27549. We will follow our COVID-19 Tryout Protocol that is outlined HERE

Tryout Registration is required prior to attending. Space is limited due to COVID-19 protocol so walk-ins will only be allowed if space is available. Register HERE

Three waivers are required to participate in tryouts. These are: USAV Youth & Junior Player Medical Release Form; Participation Release – FC Firecrackers; COVID-19 Participation Release – FC Firecrackers. Download, complete and submit via email to or bring to the tryout.