Howell, Michigan


Updated 10/10/19

2019 Tryouts for the Top Gun VBC Winter (and ELITE) teams will be as follows:

13U Tryouts will be held Friday, November 85:30 – 7:30p and Saturday, November 9, 201911:00a – 1:00p

14U Tryouts will be held Friday, November 8: 7:30 – 9:30p and Saturday, November 9, 2019:  1:00 – 3:00p

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

13U/14U Tryouts will be held in the Brighton HS Field House, 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

15U Tryouts will be Thursday, November 146:00 – 8:00p and Saturday, November 16, 201911:00a – 1:00p

16U/17U/18U Tryouts will be Thursday, November 148:00 – 10:00p and Saturday, November 16, 20191:00 – 3:00p

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

15U – 18U Tryouts will be held at Scranton Middle School, 8415 Maltby Rd., Brighton, MI 48116.

Needed for tryouts:
1)  Tryout Registration Form –available at
2) $25.00 tryout fee

The tryout fee covers both days and all athletes are encouraged to attend both days of tryouts.  If an athlete attends only one day of tryouts, she will be evaluated on that tryout alone.

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.  The USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definitions for the 2019 – 2020 season are as follows:

18U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2001

17U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2002

16U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2003

15U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2004

14U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2005

13U – Athletes born on or after September 1, 2006

Please attend the appropriate tryout for your daughter’s age classification as determined by USA Volleyball listed above, with the limited exceptions listed as follows:

What if my daughter is young, but in a higher grade?

A very small number of athletes fall under the category of being in a higher grade academically, yet qualifying for a younger age group.  For example, an athlete attends 9th grade but falls under the 14U age group. In these situations, she will be permitted to try out with 15U age group, if she chooses.   Any other movement of athletes into different age groups will be performed solely at the discretion of the Top Gun VBC staff.  Requests will not be considered.   Because we gather athletes from many different areas and school districts onto one team, we are able to create a challenging environment for each age level.  Top Gun believes that most athletes gain the greatest growth and advantages participating with their current age level.