Three Austin Junior Volleyball teams will compete against the nation’s top teams June 25-July 4 at the Girls Junior National Championships (GJNC) in Minneapolis. AJV 17 Mizuno, AJV 16 Mizuno, and AJV 15 Mizuno have all secured bids to GJNC in the Open division, an honor that only 36 teams per age group can earn.
16 Mizuno and 15 Mizuno both had stellar showings at the Disney Classic National Qualifier in Orlando. 16 Mizuno finished in second place, losing only to a team from their own region. 15 Mizuno won the Disney Classic’s USA division, setting them up for an Open bid the following weekend in Dallas, Texas. 17 Mizuno secured their bid in Dallas at the Lone Star Classic as well, finishing third in the largest qualifier in the nation.
All three teams will compete for Austin Juniors’ third Open National Championship. The club last won the division in 2011.
Several other Austin Junior squads have earned top-10 finishes in other out-of-state national qualifiers and will compete for more GJNC bids at the Lone Star Regional Championships in late spring.
Austin Junior Volleyball 2017-2018 tryout dates
Want to be a part of the tradition of excellence at Austin Juniors? They’ll be holding tryouts for the 2017-2018 season this summer! Tryouts begin on July 6 and wrap up August 13. Visit www.austinjuniors.com/tryouts for more information.
Those who want a taste of the Austin Juniors environment before attending a tryout can register for summer camps and clinics. Camps offer several days of individual and group training that cover every volleyball skill, while clinics are usually only a few hours long and focus on fine-tuning a single skill. Athletes aged 8 to 18 at any level can find a camp or clinic that will suit their needs. Visit www.austinsportscenter.com/programs for dates and prices. Don’t wait to register — prices will rise seven days before each program!
|Age Group||Day 1 Tryout||Day 2 Tryout|
|10s||Aug 7||Aug 13|
|11s||Aug 7||Aug 13|
|12s||Aug 8||Aug 13|
|13s||Aug 9||Aug 12|
|14s||Aug 10||Aug 12|
|15s||July 26||July 29|
|16s||July 27||July 29|
|17s||July 6||July 8|
|18s||July 6||July 8|