Here is open gym information and tryout information for any kids who want to play volleyball.

Randy Watson is the contact person at 241-2335 (evenings only).

Some particulars:

1) You must register before you come to the gym for open gym or tryouts. Kids can not practice unless this is done. This year you will pay for your own registration.

2) The cost to attend open gym and tryouts are $5 each session. You can pay at the door.

3) Here are the directions to register prior to coming to open gyms:

If you want to attend a tryout or an open gym, you will need to be a registered and paid member of HOA. Go to http://www.hoavb.org/FN/FnN_JR.php. From there, go under "Hot Topics," "Indiv Registration" and follow the steps to complete your registration.

Once you have paid your membership fee (either online with a creditcard or by mailing a check to the HOA office), you will be able to print your membership card. Without the membership card you cannot participate in tryouts or open gyms.

If you do not make it on a team/club, you can request a refund of your membership fee. You can submit your request before Dec. 31, 2011, by email to registrar@hoavb.org.

Open Gyms
• 12s -- Oct. 23, 1 to 2 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 13s -- Oct. 23, 2 to 3 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 14s -- Oct. 23, 3 to 4 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 12s -- Oct. 30, 1 to 2 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 13s -- Oct. 30, 2 to 3 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 14s -- Oct. 30, 3 to 4 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
Tryouts
• 12s -- Nov. 5, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 13s -- Nov. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 14s -- Nov. 5, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
• 15s, 16s, 17s -- Nov. 13, 2 to 5 p.m., Washington School, McPherson
Open Gyms
• 15-16s -- Nov. 6, 8 to 10 a.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene
• 17s-18s -- Nov. 6, 3 to 5 p.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene
Tryouts
• 18s -- Nov. 12, 8 to 10 a.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene
• 17s -- Nov. 12, 8 to 10 a.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene
• 16s -- Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene
• 15s -- Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Abilene Community Building, Abilene