North Hills Prep Lady PANTHERS Volleyball Packet Information
Pre-season tryouts for 2016-17 seasons for Junior Varsity and Varsity teams will be on Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd (if necessary).
On Monday, players and parents will have the time to meet the coaching staff and learn more about their philosophy and requirements of the Volleyball program.
You may attend tryouts ONLY after completing all paperwork required by Uplift North Hills Prep. (ALL ATHLETES)
The required forms can be found in the North Hills Athletic page:
You must visit your health care provider and have him/her complete the PHYSICAL
Complete the Athletic Authorization Form.
Complete the Waiver Form (if applicable).
Complete the signature page of this packet.
Bring all paperwork to the tryout. Athletes will not be allowed to tryout without the appropriate paerpwork.
You must attend every tryout, and unless you have made specific arrangements—in advance—with the coaching staff.
BE ON TIME AND DO NOT SCHEDULE CONFLICTING APPOINTMENTS.WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO WEAR
Wear comfortable clothes: t-shirt, court tennis shoes, shorts or volleyball spandex. DO NOT wear spaghetti- strap. Do not bring jewelry (no earrings) to the gym. Kneepads are a MUST.
Water bottle if needed
The coaching staff will be looking for coachable athletes who have a great work ethic, love to compete and want to learn to become a better player and teammates.
Prior volleyball experience or skill helps. Prospective student-athletes will be tested and evaluated for their overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skill. Coaches will look for the following criteria:
ATTITUDE- Players who are positive and eager to learn. Players must demonstrate strong leadership skills, ability to work and communicate as a team and willing to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
ATHLETIC ABILITY- Player with ability to learn and perform complex skills.
POSITION- Players who fit specific needs of the team and willing to be a team player for the needs of the team.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRYOUTS
Expect to work hard. Give a 100% EFFORT and ALWAYS try your BEST.
Expect to improve your volleyball skills. There is always room for improvement. Every day is a learning experience. Be open to new things.
Expect to enjoy yourself. Just BE YOU!!!! Have fun doing what you like!!!!
HOW TO IMPRESS THE COACHES
Be among the first to arrive in the gym and among the first to help set up nets and equipment. Discipline and collaboration!!!
Be among the first to line up for drills. Be a Risk taker!!!
Be loud!!! Communication is the key
Be confident!!! Believe in you.
Learn from mistakes. Perfect practice makes perfect!!!!
Tryouts can be a difficult experience. One of the toughest jobs for any coach is the final
decision about which players make the team, and those who do not. The Volleyball
coaching staff strives to make all decisions fairly, without bias, and after extended deliberation
and evaluation of each prospective student-athlete. During the tryout process, it is not unusual for some girls to decide they would rather not continue trying out. If you think you’d like to
withdraw from consideration for a spot on the team, please talk it over first with one of the
coaches; it is possible you may be underestimating your chances.
Options for you:
Join a recreation league
Join a volleyball club
Take one on one lesson or even group lessons.
Michael Jordan (great basketball player) didn’t make the basketball team at his school on freshmen or sophomore year but his passion and dedication help him to stay focus to achieve his goal.
Never give up on your passion or/ and your goal!!!
GO LADY PANTHERS!!!!
Mireida I. Rubayo
Head of Volleyball
Uplift North Hills Preparatory