Verify your Registration at the check-in table. Please arrive at least ½ hour before your scheduled tryout time. Get your tryout number and testing sheet.
If you did not register in advance (for $30), you will need to complete the Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryout form – 2014, the USAV Medical Release Form, the Concussion Form, and write a check for $40 to "Wisconsin Ice VBC" (includes $10 late fee). If you did not register with the Badger Region/USAV, you will need to register online on "Webpoint" and charge on your credit card either the full $50 fee ($15 for Shavings) or the $10 tryout fee. You will also need to print out your membership card as proof that you are registered with the USAV/Badger Region.
Get your picture taken holding your number in front of you.
Pin your tryout number on your back with 4 pins before you enter the gym.
Fill in your testing sheet info & then go into the gym to complete the vertical jump & shuttle run testing stations.
Return your completed testing sheet to the gym monitor or the computer input person.
When your age group is called, go into the gym for the drills and game-like situations for skills assessment.
Listen carefully at the conclusion of your tryout session to the Directors. You may get an offer for a spot on a team in the gym and if so, you will get a card stating your offer or you may be told that you need to wait for a telephone call or an e-mail message as to where you fall in the tryout hierarchy.
After Your Tryout or "All Call" Session:
After you are dismissed from the gym, return your tryout number and your pins to the registration desk for the next age group to use!!!!
Sign up for your uniform and warm-up shirt sizes even if you don't know if you made a team yet.
Take the fundraiser information if you don't have it already. Fundraiser forms and payments are due to your team parent on December 8, 2013.
Look at the Spirit Wear & mark your order form with the items that you would like to purchase and take the form home with you. This is the only place where Ice spirit wear will be displayed. Spirit wear order forms and your check are due to your team parent on December 8, 2013. Hottie Warm-ups can be purchased at the Tryouts.
After You Leave the Tryout & "All Call" Facility:
Wait for a telephone call or an e-mail message for an "offer" if you were not given an offer at the tryouts. Please be patient as teams are formed. The top performers at tryouts are offered first and they have until Thursday, November 21, 2013 (Tuesday, November 19, if you were a member of Wisconsin Ice last season), at 9:01 pm to accept the offer. If everyone above you accepts or declines their offer right away, then you will get an offer sooner. This does not apply to Ice Chips & Ice Shavings players.
After the first deadline for offers expires, another offer may be given to some players and if so, their new deadline is Monday, November 25, 2013, at 6:00 pm. So you see that there is a window of about a week and a half after the tryouts before everyone is contacted about playing on a team.
The first practice for all teams is on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Your membership fee check written to "Wisconsin Ice VBC" is due before the first practice along with your Handbook agreement form (page 15 of the Handbook) signed by both you and your parents. Both of these should be mailed to Wisconsin Ice VBC, Jay Johnson, 2501 Springville Drive, Plover, WI 54467. Please contact the Directors if your financial situation requires a payment plan.
The 13s & 14s age groups will practice together at each age level for a few practices before the teams are divided into Purple, Black and White. At these younger age levels we choose to evaluate the players further in practice situations to view them in a more relaxed environment than the tryouts and to gauge their attitude and hustle. The 15s through 18s players will be assigned to teams before their first practice. White teams will only be offered if there are enough players to complete a team and if there are enough coaches to staff these teams. In rare cases this may apply to Black teams as well.
Please be patient (and as cool as "Ice") throughout the tryouts and offering period. We assure you that we move the process as fast as we can based on the timing of the answers that we receive from the players that are offered a spot on a team. If you are offered a spot on a team, please respond to this offer as quickly as possible because other players are waiting for their offer based on your response to your offer.
Thank you for trying out for Wisconsin Ice VBC. We wish you a fun and educational season with Ice!