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Volleyball Season News

LBVB Coaches have finalized the tryout schedule for 2020 Lady Bulldog Volleyball season! In an effort to provide a safe workout enviornment, coaches will host tryouts over a series of days in the next week.

Carefully review the dates and times below:

Students interested in trying out for the team must attend a mandatory practice on Monday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Girls must plan to attend the full day of tryouts. Check in is at 7:30 a.m. followed by a morning workout from 8- 11 a.m. Students will break for lunch 

Monday, Sept. 7 - we understand this is labor day but we need girls to be present for tryouts. Our first official game is the following week on the 15th!

  • Freshman Check in 7:30am (must have new physical, and completed medical packet - attached) 
  • Freshman Tryout 8am-11am 
  • Break
  • Freshman Tryout 1-3pm 
  • This is the only full day we will get with the girls so please be present for the FULL day. 
  • Older Girl Tryouts 3:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • Freshman Tryouts 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Older Girl Tryouts 6:15-8:15pm

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • Freshman Tryouts 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Older Girl Tryouts 6:15-8:15pm

Thursday, Sept. 10

Freshman Team practice 6:00-7:45am (We will start morning practices, so that JV and Varsity aren't practicing until 8:15 at night. If your child makes JV or Varsity they will practice in the afternoons from 4-6pm after the tryout period.)

Friday, Sept. 11

  • Freshman Team Practice 6:00-7:45am 

Saturday, Sept. 12

  • Scrimmage @ Cedar Hill HS Time TBD 

Freshman morning practices will be from 6:00am-7:45am for the rest of season.  Girls will need to be picked up at 7:45 to make it home for the start of school by 8:15am. Parents, please wait in car when picking up your athlete.

FAQs

How will Check in Work?

Please arrive at 7:30am and send your child into the gym with their physical form and medical packet. Parents please wait in car until your child give you a thumbs that they are good. Too often parents will miss a signature and we must have the whole medical packet completed correctly before allowing your child to participate. 

What do I need to bring for Tryouts/Practices??

  • Completed physical dated May 2020 or later
  • Completed medical packet
  • Mask
  • Must have their own water bottle
  • Lunch for tryouts
  • Should wear proper workout attire- if they have knee pads, they should wear them 
  • Proper running or volleyball shoes (do not feel like you must go out and by volleyball gear. Please wait to see if your child makes the team before purchasing anything)

What are the coaches looking for when it comes to making the team? 

  • Volleyball Skills:
    • Can overhand serve
    • Can pass to a target consistently
    • Can overhand set
    • Picks up hitting footwork and can consistently hit over the net
    • Good ball control
  • Personal Skills:
    • Coachable
    • Positive
    • Hardworking
    • Wants to learn
    • Good student (must pass classes to play)
    • Respectful to other players and coaches

If a player lacks some of the volleyball skills but has great work ethic and picks up on coaching points quickly that may help them make the team. This also works the other way, if a player is an outstanding volleyball player but lacks the personal skills or is disrespectful that could hinder them from making the team.

What if I don't make the team?

Unfortunately, we can't keep everyone. We must limit the number of players we have for safety reasons and we also only have so many uniforms. If you do not make the team you can always tryout again next year or if you would like you can be a manager. Managers are always needed- they assist with home games by calling lines, keeping score, or working the scoreboard. If you were enrolled in the athletics period, we will ask the counselors to move you into the PE class for that same class period. 

Email all questions to: Coach Rudolf

Click here to view the 2020-21 Lady Bulldog Volleyball Schedule.