IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID-19 ALL FALL SPORTS HAVE BEEN
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 21.Volleyball will NOT begin on August 24, as previously announced.The new tentative tryout date is SEPTEMBER 21.The NYSPHAA will announce whether further delays are warranted.Should fall sports NOT occur by September 21, volleyball will be begin March 1.Please contact Coach Nee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested intrying out for the team and would like to be placed on an email list to receive updates, zoom meetings and workouts.Welcome to Raider Girls' VolleyballWe have four girls volleyball teams at Scarsdale High School as follows:
- Varsity A is for the top volleyball players, regardless of grade-level.
- Varsity B is primarily for juniors and seniors who have a playing background on JV and are competitive, but do not make Varsity A. As space allows, freshmen and sophomores are also considered.
- JV A and JV B are for freshmen and sophomores. Some years these teams were evenly mixed between freshman and sophomores and other years we have had one team predominately from one grade, and the other team from the other grade.
TryoutsAll players must have their gold card from the nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found atTryouts are on Monday, August 24, 2020 POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 21 for players who wish to be considered for varsity (A or B). This will be a higher-level tryout for players who have played competitive volleyball in the past.On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, tryouts continue and are open to all players. We will be playing on 4-5 courts based on ability, but there will be times when varsity and JV will be mixed for some athletic assessments and activities.All four teams will be finalized by Wednesday, August 26 at noon. Practices commence Thursday and continue through the beginning of school. Some teams will have scrimmages beginning the following Monday. Players are expected to be at all tryouts and pre-season practices, scrimmages, and tournaments.The tryout schedule is: (note that times may be adjusted earlier or later due to heat index)
Tryouts consist of assessments of individual volleyball skills such as forearm passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking. Court play, communication, and positivity are also critical considerations.The coaching staff tests the athletes for general athleticism in speed, agility, endurance, and quickness through jump rope, shuttle runs, timed mile, sprints, vertical and horizontal jumping measurements, etc.Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff to improve.
- Monday, August 24, from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm (Varsity level)
- Tuesday, August 25, from 9:00am-12 noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm (all levels)
- Wednesday, August 26, from 9:00am-12:00pm (all levels)
Preseason Practice: CANCELLED
For Varsity A, there will be practice on Wednesday afternoon, August 26. For all other teams, pre-season practices will begin on August 27. The times depend on the team. Varsity A and B practice twice a day during the summer pre-season, but JV teams practice once a day, either in the morning or late afternoon. The first scrimmages and games will occur before school starts. Typically, JV games follow Varsity games.
Regular Season (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Volleyball is a commitment of about 2.5 hours per day, 6 days a week and a few Saturday tournaments. Saturday morning practices are mandatory for varsity A. It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, scrimmages, practices, games, and tournaments.
For 2020, Varsity A and B will host ONE home tournament on Saturday, October 24. JV players are expected to help at the varsity tournament. Parent volunteers are also needed. Sign up sheets with be emailed once teams are established. These are two of the biggest athletic events offered at the school and everyone's help is appreciated in making them successful.
The regular season ends on Monday, October 26 for Varsity B, JVA, and JVB.
Varsity A is then eligible for post-season play, which we hope concludes with the state tournament in mid-November.
For additional information please contact:
Ann Marie Nee, Head Coach, email@example.com