Howell, Michigan


Updated 6/22/21
Traditional team tryouts will be held in November. Please check back closer to then.
Elite team tryouts will be held July 28 and 29, 2021. Please see the Elite page for all information regarding the Elite tryouts and teams.

USA Junior Player Age Definitions for the 2021 season are as follows:


18U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2003

17U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2004

16U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2005

15U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2006

14U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2007

13U – Athletes born on or after July 1, 2008


There will be no tryout for 12U athletes. Registration forms will be available for the 12U program (athletes born on or after July 1, 2009) at starting December 1, 2021


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. USA Volleyball and the AAU have changed the age cut off date to JULY 1.  

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.