Head Coach: Ann Marie Nee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity A Assistant: Doug Zani, email@example.com
Varsity B Coach: Josh Molina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls VolleyballWELCOME TO 2023 SCARSDALE RAIDER VOLLEYBALL!
We 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 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. Juniors and seniors are not eligible for JV. 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.
Tryouts (may be adjusted later or earlier due to heat index as the gyms are not air conditioned)
Varsity and JV Tryouts: Tryouts will take place at SHS as indicated on the girls' volleyball calendar.
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.
In order to tryout, players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found at
All four teams will be finalized by Wednesday, August 23. Practices commence Thursday and continue weekdays and some Saturdays through October. Some teams will have scrimmages beginning the following Monday, and games on Tuesday. Players are expected to be at all tryouts and pre-season practices, scrimmages, and tournaments.
Tryouts consist of assessments of individual volleyball skills such as forearm passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking. Court play is also a very important consideration.
The coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism in speed, agility, endurance, and quickness through jump rope, shuttle runs, timed mile, sprints, etc.
Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff and improve.
What is not considered at tryouts: participation on club teams, clinics, or performance on teams last year. Players are not guaranteed a spot on a team even if they played last year.
The times depend on the team. Varsity A and B will 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 occur before school starts this year. For Varsity A only, there will be practice on Saturday, August 26.
Labor Day Tournament in Florida
This year, Varsity A is expected to travel to Orlando, FL for a national tournament over Labor Day weekend. Coach Nee will be in contact with returning varsity A players for more information. The trip is from August 30-September 3.
Volleyball is a commitment of about 2-2.5 hours per day, 6 days a week. Many Saturdays are game days or tournament days. It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, scrimmages, practices, games, and tournaments.
Typically JV A games are paired with Varsity A games, and JVB games are paired with Varsity B games in most cases. JV home games will take place at 4:30, while Varsity home games will begin immediately after JVA. The schedule is still under construction and will be available when teams are selected.
For 2023, Varsity A and B will host a home tournament on Saturday, September 30 and JV A and B will host a Halloween-themed tournament on Saturday, October 21. JV players are expected to help at the varsity tournament and varsity players are expected to help at the JV tournament. Both tournaments will be smaller than years past, with a limited number of teams participating. If there is a concession stand allowed, parent volunteers will be needed.
The regular season ends on Saturday, October 21 for Varsity B, JVA, and JVB.
Varsity A is then eligible for postseason 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
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