Skip to main content
img
Powered by rSchoolToday
Advertise With Us
""
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.
 

Boys Tennis Tryout Guidelines

Tryouts run for five days.  Tryouts begin Monday, February 24 and conclude Friday, February 28.  Players or candidates must meet all VHSL and Fairfax High School eligibility requirements to participate in the tryouts.  This includes meeting all enrollment, academic and age requirements as defined by Virginia High School League (VHSL) bona fide student, grade, scholarship, age, semester and enrollment rules as well as submission of the following forms.

  1. VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form and Fairfax County Public Schools Parent/Guardian
  2. Student-Athlete Sports Education Program (Sports and Concussion Education)
  3. Parent Sports Education Program (Sports and Concussion Education)
  4. Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Care Information

The tryouts will include assessments on fitness, agility and complex coordination, stroke technique and execution, court presence and awareness, match play performance, sportsmanship, emotional control, enthusiasm, self-belief and confidence, respect for the game and work ethic.  The process will include both on and off court drills, points and point situations and competitive match play.  The expectation will be to select 12 to 18 players.

At a minimum, selected players will be expected to meet competency level 5 and preferably competency level 4 proficiencies as outlined below:

Competency Level 5

Player…

  1. Can (with moderate success) maintain a full-court rally with groundstrokes and volleys.
  2. Can (with moderate success) serve from baseline to deuce and ad service boxes.
  3. Can (with moderate success) execute shots from backcourt, mid-court and net with reasonably sound technique (e.g. acceptable grips and swing patterns).
  4. Demonstrates understanding of basic positioning and tactics.
  5. Can play full-court points from baseline.

Competency Level 4

Player…

  1. Executes shots from backcourt, mid-court and net with reasonably sound technique.
  2. Can control and vary direction, net clearance, depth, spin and pace of shots (with moderate success).
  3. Demonstrates understanding of basic positioning for singles and doubles.
  4. Has ability to execute basic patterns of play from backcourt, mid-court and net.
  5. Maintains consistency in response to progressively more difficult shots (as defined by direction, depth, net clearance, spin and pace).
  6. Can execute basic game plan.
  7. Maintains focus and intensity in practice and match play.

(Note: A complete description of all eight junior competency levels is included in this Fairfax High School Boys Tennis Team Handbook).

To be considered for selection, all candidates must make a 100% commitment to the team.  Prior to final team selection, all potential candidates must commit to attend all weekday practices, matches and scrimmages and extra weekend (and holiday) practice sessions scheduled as necessary and available.

Formal practices begin Monday, March 2 and extend through the conclusion of the season (which could be extended past the last scheduled match due to participation in playoffs and tournament play).

The match and tournament schedule is as follows:

Date

Start

Away Team

Home Team

Wednesday, March 11

4:00 PM

Westfield

Fairfax

Friday, March 13

4:00 PM

Fairfax

West Potomac

Monday, March 16

4:00 PM

Fairfax

Annandale

Wednesday, March 18

4:00 PM

Hayfield

Fairfax

Thursday, March 19

4:00 PM

Washington Liberty

Fairfax

Monday, March 23

4:00 PM

Fairfax

Mt. Vernon

Tuesday, March 31

4:00 PM

Fairfax

W.T. Woodson

Thursday, April 2

4:00 PM

West Springfield

Fairfax

Tuesday, April 14

4:00 PM

Fairfax

Robinson

Thursday, April 16

4:00 PM

Fairfax

Lake Braddock

Tuesday, April 21

4:00 PM

South County

Fairfax

Thursday, April 23

4:00 PM

W.T. Woodson

Fairfax

Monday, April 27

4:00 PM

Fairfax

West Springfield

Thursday, April 30

4:00 PM

Robinson

Fairfax

Tuesday, May 5

4:00 PM

Lake Braddock

Fairfax

Thursday, May 7

4:00 PM

Fairfax

South County

Monday, May 11

3:30 PM

Start of District Singles and Doubles Tournament

Monday, May 18

TBD

Start of Regional Team Tournamen

 

Players will be notified no later than Monday, March 2 of their selection or non-selection to the team.

Players not selected will be given a prescription of things they need to do to improve their skills to be better positioned to make the team in subsequent years.

Questions should be addressed to Coach Steve Gallagher ( )

(Please note: Accommodations may be made for candidates who are unable to attend some or all the scheduled tryouts due to illness, extended VHSL sport commitments or other compelling reasons.  Coach Gallagher must be notified in advance of the start of the tryouts of conflicts or potential conflicts to receive consideration for accommodation.)

Coach Steve Gallagher

339-793-0317 (cell)


Contact: Steve Gallagher