Girls JV Volleyball
2017 Practice Schedule
Practice will begin for all teams on Friday, August 4th and continue through the end of October and will include occasional Saturdays from 10 – 12 pm. Attendance at all practices is mandatory. DO NOT PLAN ON TAKING ANY VACATIONS IN AUGUST.
The schedule will be updated after the fall match schedule is posted.
Varsity (schedule will be updated when match schedule comes out)
9 – 11 am practice
11 – 12 pm lunch
12 – 2 pm practice & conditioning
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 or 12:00 pm. Saturdays will be primarily game play.
JV: 6 - 9 pm
Freshmen: 2 - 5 pm
PRACTICES AFTER SCHOOL STARTS
3:15 - 5:30 pm
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WEST POTOMAC VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION
REGISTRATION: July 31, 7 - 9 pm (during Physical Turn In Night)
We will collect paperwork, assign tryout numbers, and take headshots. Make-up registration will be August 1st: 4:00 for Freshmen, 6:00 for upperclassmen. Please use the makeup session only if you are out of town on July 31.
REQUIREMENTS: The following steps must be completed before a player may attend tryouts:
Obtain a “Yellow Card” by:
Submitting a Sports Physical dated on or after May 1, 2017. Make sure to use the most recent form (it is available for download under Files and Links on http://www.westpotomacsports.org). You can turn in the physical at the Activities Office before June 30, to Coach Nancy during summer sessions, or at registration.
Submitting an Emergency Care Form (available at www.westpotomacsports.org). You can turn in the physical at the Activities Office, to Coach Nancy during summer sessions, or at registration.
going to http://www.westpotomacsports.org/main/filesLinks for “Everything You Need to Know to Try Out.”
The athlete and one parent must complete an Online Concussion Tutorial: https://www.fcps.edu/activities/concussion-education. This is an annual requirement. Once completed, the Athletic Trainer is automatically notified and provides the current list to the coaches daily. Please complete this training at least a week before tryouts so you will be on the list when tryouts start.
Turn in a Volleyball Registration and Evaluation Form: http://www.westpotomacsports.org/main/teamfiles/id/4300/seasonid/4190279.
Turn in the Player/Parent Contract found on the last page of our Team Policies: http://www.westpotomacsports.org/main/teamfiles/id/4300/seasonid/4190279. Both the athlete and one parent must read and sign our Team Policies and submit the signed agreement page.
Read our Tryout Packet for what to expect at tryouts: http://www.westpotomacsports.org/main/teamfiles/id/4300/seasonid/4190279.
Have your headshot taken and tryout number assigned.
TRYOUT DATES/TIMES: You must attend all three days of tryouts. Please discuss any potential conflicts with Coach Nancy.
DATE FRESHMEN* UPPERCLASSMEN
Tue. August 1 4:30 – 6:30 PM 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Wed. August 2 4:30 – 6:30 PM 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Thur. August 3** 4:30 – 6:30 PM 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Fri. August 4 (optional)** 4:30 – 6:30 PM 6:30 – 8:30 PM
* Some Freshmen may be invited to attend the upperclassmen tryouts. This does not determine final placement on a particular team.
** Final roster selections will be made on Thursday unless we determine an additional day is needed.
All players are eligible to be on the Varsity roster if selected. Only Freshmen can be on the Freshman roster. Only Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors can be on the Junior Varsity roster.
Green (Pre-season Training) Days/Conditioning:
Click the following link for our April - July conditioning and green day schedule: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ab0f3knvsm1c145euf3t3t184o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York
Rising freshmen are invited to attend starting the last day of school. Outdoor conditioning is held in the grassy area between Springbank and Quander buildings. Bring outdoor sneakers, sunscreen, and lots of water.
In order to to participate, students must have the following paperwork on file in the Student Activities Office:
- VHSL Sports Physical dated May 1, 2017 or later w/insurance information. (Returning players' physicals from previous year expire on June 30.)
- Emergency Care Card
- Online concussion education by student and parent/guardian
- Weight room permission slip form
Forms may be found on the main West Potomac Athletics page under "Files & Links."
A great way to prepare for fall tryouts is to attend individual camps or clinics, condition, and to simply play as much as you can during the summer…so grab a few friends and play ball! The options vary from overnight camp to drop-in games at a local court.
Here’s where you can find great information:
- westpotomacsports.org. Go to Girls Varsity Volleyball, News or Headlines, to find out about WP Volleyball Youth FUNdamentals Camp
- Google “NoVA Volleyball Stuff” (http://sites.google.com/site/novavolleyballstuff)
- Coach Tom Houser’s Volleyball Website (http://www.coachhouser.com/SummerCamps.html)