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2019 Volleyball Tryouts

You must have a physical dated after 4/15/19pdf to enter the gym.

On April 17, sports physicals will be conducted at GOHS for only $20. Click here for more information on this easy way to take care your physical.

Tryout Dates and Times

Note: We do not have make-up days for volleyball tryouts.

  • Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22
  • 7th grade
    • Student drop off time: 7:00 AM
    • Tryouts start promptly
    • 7th grade only: you may play volleyball and be in drill team or cheer
  • 8th grade
    • Begins after school
    • Student pick up time: 5:00 PM
  • Must attend all days

Tryout FAQ

Q: What should I do if I am not in the 7th or 8th grade Girls’ Athletics class and want to play volleyball?

A: Anyone wanting to play volleyball at York must attend every day of the tryout dates. If you make the team, we will move you to Girls’ Athletics.

Q: What should I do if I am in the 7th or 8th grade Girls’ Athletics class and want to play volleyball?

A: Anyone wanting to play volleyball at York must attend every day of the tryout dates.

Q. What should I wear to tryouts?

A. You should wear the following:

  • Solid color athletic t-shirt
    • any color
    • no writing
  • Finger-tip length gym shorts
    • appropriate length
    • no Spandex
  • Tennis shoes

Q. What can’t I wear to tryouts?

A. We cannot allow any earrings or jewelry. It is against U.I.L. rules to wear earrings in a game.

Q. How do you pick who makes the team?

A. Each person will be scored individually on various volleyball skills. Coaches score for both the ability to do the skill and the form level it is performed. The coaches will evaluate as follows:

  • 10 overhand serves: ___ out of 10
  • 10 passes to the setter position: ___ out of 10
  • 10 sets to the outside position: ___ of out 10
  • Volleyball drills/Scrimmaging: Coaches observe each individual on skill performance during volleyball drills and a volleyball game.

Other Information

  • We will have a 1st cut on Tuesday after tryouts and a 2nd cut on Thursday.
  • We will post the 2019 Volleyball team on Thursday night.
  • We will have two teams per grade level

What to expect if you make the York Volleyball team

  • 7th grade: every morning, arrive at 7:15 AM; practice continues until the end of 1st period
  • 8th grade: every day, begins in 7th period; practice continues until 5:00 PM
  • Volleyball games on Thursdays
  • 2 Volleyball tournaments
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting – during the first week of Volleyball practice
  • York will supply –
    • practice clothing
    • team backpack
    • black knee pads
    • uniform