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WINTER SPORTS START DATE:
November 11th is the first day of winter sports.
Check individual sports web page for more information.

 


2019 Concussion Ed for Athlete & Parent

New this year for concussion ed for Athlete’s and parent’s!

Open the power point above to complete your concussion ed for all sports! 
Read through the power point on the last page both athlete and parent need to sign and date, then return it to the activities office.

You no longer will be able to do it online through the county.



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TRYOUT INFORMATION - DATES:
 

 

8/5/19

8/6/19

8/7/19

8/8/19

8/9/19

8/10/19

Varsity

10am-12pm

8-10am

10am-12pm

8-10am

8-10am

*10:30am-12:30pm

JV

8-10am

6-8pm (Lan)

8-10am

6-8:15pm

6-8:15pm

n/a

Freshman

12-2pm

10am-12pm

6:30-8:30pm

6-8pm (Lan)

6-8:15pm

n/a

 

Lan.-Lanier MS Gym

All tryouts will take place in FHS Auxiliary gym unless otherwise noted.
*Extended tryouts

 
All of the following forms must be completed before you can tryout:
VHSL Physical
Emergency Care Form
Concussion Ed for Athlete & Parent
 

New this year for concussion ed for Athlete’s and parent’s!

Open the power point above to complete your concussion ed for all sports! 
Read through the power point on the last page both athlete and parent need to sign and date,

then return it to the activities office.

You no longer will be able to do it online through the county.
 



Tryout Criteria:

The Fairfax coaching staff is looking for athletes who are coachable competitors, who also have a great work ethic, love to compete, and want to learn to become better players and teammates. Prior volleyball experience or skill helps, but is not required. Prospective student-athletes will be tested and evaluated for their overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skill. The coaches will apply the following base criteria:

  1. ATTITUDE: Players who are positive, competitive and eager to learn. More consideration will be given to those who demonstrate strong leadership skills, ability work/communicate as a team (volleyball teams succeed with strong communication with each other) and to those who are willing to take risks and are unafraid to learn from mistakes. Athletes must be willing to promote the teams’ philosophy of togetherness and make others around them better – called “encouragement”.
  2. ATHLETIC ABILITY: Players with the ability to learn and perform necessary skills. Volleyball is one of those sports with focus on speed, and rewards the teams that are unafraid to attack the ball.
  3. POSITION: Players whose skills fit the needs for the team’s overall balance. 

What to expect at tryouts: All Freshman should attend the first day of the freshman tryouts. The Varsity and JV coaches will be observing and will determine on a case by case basis players who should attend JV or Varsity tryouts for the rest of the week. The Varsity coach has final discretion for these decisions.

  • Expect to work hard. You will be asked to perform all physical testing and drills at full speed. You should run when shagging balls, when moving from drill to drill and when going to and from water breaks. You will not sit down during tryouts, unless instructed by the coaches.
  • Expect to improve your volleyball skills. At tryouts, coaches will both teach and evaluate. Even if you are not selected to the team, you will become a better volleyball player by being at the tryouts.
  • Expect to enjoy yourself: Tryouts are for the players to show their skills and shine. The coaches will try to provide plenty of opportunities to show yourself and try your best. We suggest you stay loose, make new friends, and decide that you will have a good time, no matter what the end result.

Skill / Competition Evaluation:

Prospective student-athletes will be taught the basics of the Fairfax Volleyball system, including passing, serving, attacking, setting, blocking and defense. Evaluators/coaches will be situated and players rotated through drills such that the evaluators get a chance to see all the girls participate. Players’ skills will be rated on the numerical scale through various drills, competitive activities, and games.  The following are examples of skills that may be evaluated during the tryouts:

  • Hitting (consistency/power/placement)
  • Setting (placement/movement)
  • Serving (consistency/accuracy/strategy)
  • Passing (consistency/serve receive)
  • Knowledge (system/blocks/positional)

 

Attitude Evaluation:

Prospective 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. Athletes who are COACHABLE COMPETITORS may have the best chance of making the team. We will be looking for individuals who are willing to go the extra mile, and be a team player while staying positive.

Positive Characteristics of a Fairfax Volleyball Player:

  1. Be among the first to arrive in the gym and among the first to help set up nets and equipment.
  2. Be among the first to line up for drills.
  3. Look the coach in the eye when she/he speaks to you or to the team.
  4. Be loud.
  5. Be a champion ball shagger.
  6. Be among the first to help take down the nets and put away equipment.

Evaluators

The FHS coaches will be evaluating all of the athletes trying out for one of the teams. They will use a rubric to score each individual. The goal is to have feedback from multiple coaches for determining a player’s tangible and intangible skills.

Team Selection Process

  1. Players will prepare and complete all necessary forms and paperwork (VHSL Physical, Emergency Care Form, Concussion Education.) The links to the forms are also posted on the website.
  2. Players will be assigned a random number during the tryouts to identify them 
  3. As stated above, the players will be evaluated in the following areas:
    1. Acceptance of coaching philosophy: coachable
    2. Game skills: passing, setting, hitting, serving, digging, blocking & game knowledge.
    3. Athletic ability: quickness, endurance, strength, jumping ability. D. Attitude: reliable, energetic, never gives up, and a team player.
  4. Once the tryout is complete, the evaluators/coaches will meet to discuss each player individually and provide a brief feedback
  5. Players will know if they have acquired a position on the team by being notified by their coaches. 

 


Contact: Head Coach Reggie Cruz