2024 Access Tryouts

Ready to join a vibrant team of student-athletes looking to achieve their dreams? Well, here's your chance! Access Youth Academy is recruiting students in 4th-7th grade for the 2024-2025 school year and will be hosting 3-weeks of tryouts during the month of May.

Tryouts will be held at the Access facility on May 4th, May 11th and May 18th from 8:30-11:00 AM.

Interested students can access the registration form by clicking the button or scanning the QR code below. Please note, students must register using a personal email address – we cannot send emails to or other school email addresses.

We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming tryouts! For questions, please contact Siarah Reed (Program Director): | 619-795-8606

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