Here is the breakdown for age groups. See where your birth month and year fall and that is your "official" age group.
Scroll down the page for all other tryout and pre-tryout clinic information.
River City will have three options of competition. Read about each level and what will meet the needs of the participant.
Also, please remember at River City each and every year at tryouts, each player will tryout for a team. NO ONE has or will be granted a position on a team prior to a tryout. For more on Our Philosophy, click here.
For anyone questioning what level their daughter would be best participating in, give Deb a call. 402-213-4644. For any player we have never worked with, Deb will be glad to do an evaluation through a private lesson to give you the best advice possible. If you have played for RC or have done TVA camps or leagues Deb or Krista can give you advice as to the level of your child.
2021 Pre-Tryout Clinics
Come Join us for our 15-18s 2021 Pre-Tryout Clinics
Oct 28 7:00-9:00pm
Oct 30 8:00am-10:00am
Nov 1 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nov 4 7:00pm-9:00pm
River City will host tryouts for a variety of levels for players this 2021-2022 season. Select the level you feel you want to commit to.
National level players are required to go to Nationals in Orlando. These teams will register for three major tournaments plus nationals. The remainder of their schedule will be mainly Omaha, Lincoln, KC or Des Moines. For more information Click Here
Regional level players will play in Omaha, Lincoln, and other cities within a 2-4 hour range of Omaha. Regional teams can vote to go to any major tournament. For more information Click Here.
Local level teams were created for the HS multi-sport athlete and the MS & Elem players wanting a club experience without the full commitment and more expensive cost of a full season. There will be two seasons, a Winter Season (Dec-Feb) and a Spring Season (Mar-mid-May). For more information Click Here.
The age group you tryout for regardless of level:
NEW AGE CUTOFF DATE FOR ALL AFFILIATIONS (AAU, USAV, JVA) What age will you be on July 1, 2022???
That is the true age group you should register for. You may play up an age, but please register for your real age group first. You may select more than one age group to try out for.
The following is usually the grade and corresponding age group:
11u = 5th grade (many 4th graders will tryout for this age group)
12u = 6th grade
13 = 7th grade
14u = 8th grade
15u = 9th grade
16u = 10th grade
17u = 11th grade
18u = 12th grade
Players may try out for an older age group at anytime, never younger. Examples of players in different age groups than their age:
1) Player is in the 8th grade (usually a 14s player) but does not turn 14 until after July 1, they technically can play in the 13s as an 8th grader. My question to the player and the parents "why would you want your 8th grade child playing with 7th graders?" At RC if you are in 8th grade, but only going to be 13 during the season we will STILL HAVE YOU PLAY 14s. Our philosophy is you should be getting prepared for HS and we believe, playing with a year younger group does not help you.
2) A player who is 13 and in 7th grade, but plays up in the 14s. At RC you will only play up one or more age divisions if YOUR SKILL SET is at the same level or above that age group. Players do not get to play up just because they want to. They have to earn the right to play up. If the player is not skilled enough to play on the top team in the upper age division (Navy is the top team for RC in all ages) This question will be asked of you at tryouts: 1) Do you still want to play up on another team (Red or White depending on where you have been selected) or do you want to play on the Navy team in your age division? That choice will have to made at tryouts.