Tryout information for the UPCOMING 2022/2023 season is listed below.  

We do NOT have summer Tryouts.
We believe that having tryouts AFTER your school season gives you a chance to improve and change.
Plus we’ll have another round of clinics in the Fall – for all ages.
There are at least 2 tryouts for each age group.  Our tryouts only cost $30; and it’s worth the wait!
Enjoy your summer, take a vacation, have a life, and
come back in the Fall with renewed excitement for Volleyball!

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TRYOUTS will be held at both facilities; take note of WHERE your tryout is located – see addresses below. 
Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse (just off I-80 at exit #242) – 200 East 9th St. in Coralville.
Scanlon gym (Mercer Aquatic Center) 2701 Bradford Dr. Iowa City. With new age guidelines, we encourage you to tryout in both your “USAV age group” and your “grade level age group” if they are different.
Only those with a July or August birthday are affected.  If you’re unsure of which age to tryout in, check the age definition chart – here.
Or you may text Kyla at (319) 330-9499 and she will call or text you back. Tryout fee of $30 covers both tryouts. ($45 tryout fee if you do not pre-register online at least 24 hours before tryout.)

Online Registration is now open.

All girls should complete online (and pay for) their membership with USA Volleyball prior to trying out.
To see the Tryout Schedule in Calendar form, click on ‘Team Info’ and ‘Calendar’ above, to the left.
Once you have successfully registered online for tryouts, (not till September) please send a check for $30 to:
Iowa Rockets     3 Rapid Creek Dr. NE     Iowa City, IA 52240
Please indicate athlete’s name and tryout AGE group (e.g. Amy Adams, 15s) in the memo section of your check.

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10s, 11s, & 12s will be Sun Oct 9 from 1 to 3pm at Scanlon;  and Sun Oct 16 from 2:30 to 4:30pm at Xtream

13s  will be Sat Oct 22 from 10am to noon at Xtream;  and Sun Oct 30 from 3 to 5pm at Scanlon

14s  will be Sat Oct 22  from 12 to 2pm at Xtream;  and Sun Oct 30 from 5 to 7pm at Scanlon

15s * will be Sun Oct 23 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Xtream;  and Sun Oct 30 from 10am to noon at Xtream

16s * will be Sun Oct 23 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Xtream;  and Sat Oct 29 10am to noon at Scanlon

17s & 18s  will be Sat Oct 29 from 12-2pm at Scanlon;  and Sat Nov 5 from 9 to 11am at Xtream
*For 15s participating in State VB – Sat Nov 5 from 9 to 11am at Xtream
*For 16s participating in State VB – Sat Nov 5 from 9 to 11am at Xtream

Be sure to check out Before You Attend info and In a Nutshell for more information about Iowa Rockets!

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We prefer to have you tryout in the youngest age group that you’re eligible for. That way we can field strong teams in every age group. If you are unsure of the age group you should tryout in, just give us a call at (319) 337-3613 or 330-9499, and we’ll help you figure it out. Or check with the Iowa Region regarding NEW age definitions. The clinics that we run are totally separate from Rockets and you do not have to get into a clinic to tryout for Rockets. ALL are welcome to tryout! The fee of $30 covers both tryouts. You can mail or deliver a check in advance, or pay cash at the door. (The tryout fee is $45 if you do not pre-register online at least 24 hours before the tryout.)