Howell, Michigan


ELITE TEAM TRYOUTS will be held July 26 and 27, 2018.


Tryouts for Top Gun ELITE teams ONLY will be held as follows (all traditional team tryouts will be held in late October/early November):


14U and 15U ELITE Tryouts will be held THURSDAY, JULY 26 AND FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2108

5:30 – 7:30pm


16U/17U/18U Tryouts will be held THURSDAY, JULY 26 AND FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2108

7:30 – 9:30pm


Registration / Check-in begins ½ hour prior to tryout start time.


ELITE TEAM tryouts will be held in the Brighton High School Field House, 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116.


What is needed for tryouts:

1)  Tryout Registration Form – Available Here: TopGunELITETeamTryoutForm19


2)  Current AAU Membership (after September 1, 2017) – necessary for each and every athlete!

3)  $25.00 tryout fee


Every athlete will need a current AAU membership (all memberships expire August 31, 2018).  Only one membership is needed, so if you have attended a tryout for another club after September 1, 2017, the same AAU membership is acceptable.  For instructions see below.


USA Junior Player Age Definitions for the 2018 – 2019 season are as follows:

18U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2000

17U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2001

16U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2002

15U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2003

14U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2004


What is an ELITE team?

Elite teams are high-level teams that play a more competitive and extensive schedule throughout the year, culminating with AAU Nationals in Orlando in June.  Many of the tournaments are two-day events, with most, if not all, within the state of Michigan.  Hotel stays may be preferred, but are not mandatory.  The team will stay together from December through June.  An extremely high-level of commitment is required for these teams.


What age should my daughter tryout for?  Should I just use her age?

Current age DOES NOT always coincide with USA age divisions.  The Top Gun Volleyball program and the AAU organization abide by the age definitions created by USA Volleyball.  Please refer to the age divisions listed above.


How do I know if I need a new AAU membership??

If you have not updated your membership since September 1, 2017 then YES, you probably need one.
If you have updated your membership since September 1, 2017, that AAU membership will be good until August 31, 2018.  You must reprint membership card and bring it to Top Gun tryouts.  A valid AAU membership number ends in ‘A8’ or ‘A9’.


To reprint your current membership card (applied for since September 1, 2017):

1) Go to
2) In Quick Links on the right, select Membership Lookup
3) Enter appropriate information. If membership is current you will be able to print. If the membership
has expired, you will need to get a new one.


To register for a new AAU membership: (this membership will be valid only through August 31, 2018)

1) Go to
2) Click on link to ‘Join AAU’. (Red)
3) Click on ‘Get a Membership’ (Green)
4) Select ‘Youth Athlete Membership’ (Green)
5) Enter Sport: Volleyball
Coverage: Regular $14
Term: Your choice – one, two or three years
Member of a Club?  Top Gun code isWYYT98 or select Top Gun VBC from the drop down menu.  You may also opt for no club at this time.  If you do not select Top Gun VBC but make a team, you will just need to go in and make this selection at a later date.
6) Enter person information as requested.  Parent email is recommended.
7) Be Recruited question – this is optional – entirely up to your choice
8) Agree to terms, add name
9) Checkout
10) Choose to buy a t-shirt or click here to ‘checkout’
11) You do not need to create an account, but the option is yours
12) Enter billing information
13) Opt for view and print.  You may also print from email that the AAU will send you.


An actual copy to leave at tryouts will be required for all athletes.