Girls Varsity Volleyball
There will be a parent meeting at 5pm this Friday, August 25th for all volleyball teams! Very important information to address, please make sure to attend!
Hello All and Welcome to Saints Volleyball:
Welcome to a new season of Saints Volleyball. Preseason tryouts begin Monday August 14th.
Volleyball Tryout Schedule:
Due to the number of players signed up this year, we have scheduled three different tryout “ sessions”. If you are a freshmen who has played organized volleyball (e.g. school team, club volleyball) previously, you will attend tryouts at the Freshmen (with experience) session. If you are a freshmen who has not played organized volleyball before, you will attend the Freshmen Skills Clinic where you will be introduced to the basic skills and rules needed to play. All freshmen will make a team. If you are an upperclassman, you will attend the Sophomores, Juniors and Senior Session.
You should attend every tryout, unless you have made other arrangements (preferably in advance).
Volleyball players should always arrive early and be dressed and ready to play by the start time. Therefore, you should plan on arriving 15 minutes in advance.
Teams should be announced on Thursday by the end of practice. (all schedules and information will be under "Varsity" until the teams are split)
What to wear/bring to tryouts/practice:
Knee pads (NO KNEE PADS, NO PRACTICE)
Sneakers (Volleyball sneakers should not be worn outdoors)
What NOT to wear/bring to tryouts/practice:
No tank tops allowed
The coaching staff will be looking for coachable athletes who have a great work ethic and want to learn to be better players. Prior volleyball experience and skills help, but are not required. Prospective players will be selected based on the following criteria:
Athletic Ability – Players with the ability to learn and perform complex skills.
Attitude – Players who are positive, competitive, and eager to learn.
Position – Players who have the skills that fit a specific need for the teams overall balance.
What to expect at tryouts:
Expect to work hard. Players will be asked to perform all physical testing and drills at full speed. You should run while shagging balls, when moving from drill to drill, and to and from water breaks.
Perspective players will be put through a series of volleyball related physical testing.
Perspective players should be willing to try hard, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and keep trying. Coaches will take note of those players who listen, follow directions, and ask questions when necessary.
Perspective players will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of basic volleyball skills (serving, setting, passing, hitting, blocking) individually and in competitive situations. Coaches will take note of players who demonstrate progress while learning a new skill.
First day of practices start on Monday August 14th! Further details to come.
Also, an important Fall Athletics Meeting will be held on Tuesday August 8th at 6:30 in the gym.