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 begin on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:30am 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 20, 2019, 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 21 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 19, from 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm (Varsity level)
- Tuesday, August 20, from 9:00am-12 noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm (all levels)
- Wednesday, August 21, from 9:00am-12:00pm (all levels)
For Varsity A, there will be practice on Wednesday afternoon, August 21. For all other teams, pre-season practices will begin on August 22. 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.
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 2019, Varsity A and B will host a home tournament on Saturday, September 14 and JV A and B will host a Halloween-themed tournament on Saturday, October 19. JV players are expected to help at the varsity tournament and varsity players are expected to help at the JV 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 21 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, firstname.lastname@example.org