Olympia Girls Tryouts 2020
Tryout date: August 31, 2020.
Dear Prospective Players & Parents,
Thank you for your interest in the Olympia Girls Volleyball program. We are excited about the season ahead as we have some great competition lined up for this fall. Playing volleyball in Central Florida offers the opportunity to play against nationally recognized players and programs. Playing volleyball at Olympia will be exciting but will also require a significant commitment.
WHAT YOU COMMIT TO :
July: returning players required to help at the Fundraising Camp
July: Player open gyms and team camp
Pre-Season: two-a-day practices and training
Season Play: Practice required daily, and occasional Saturday practice for Varsity.
Matches may occur 2-3 nights per week with 1-2 tournaments.
Other: Chalk talks, team bonding, fundraising, community service
Agree to follow the rules and guidelines of the program
If selected, you are expected to invest 100% of yourself (which also means an investment from your family)
**PLEASE KNOW, DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS, NO BUSESS WILL BE PROIDED TO GAMES** PARENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING THEIR PLAYER TO THE MATCHES. THAT MEANS A 4:30 ARRIVAL TIME AT MOST OF OUR MATCHES
**must have physical clearance to participate. See registration link below. If you are not cleared you cannot participate
Posting Results: Results posted by end of day Monday
Results will be posted on the Olympia website using your tryout number. If your number is listed you should plan on showing up the next day for practice. If it is not, regrettably you did not make this years squads.
f you have extenuating circumstances and can't be at the tryouts please email me as soon as possible. You will be given the opportunity to tryout during one of our practice times.
Thursday 6:30pm Virtual meeting, log-in information to come.
Parent meeting. This is a mandatory meeting.
We will be going over schedules, policies, dues and more.
Program dues will be required for the season. Amounts and payment process will be shared.
Payment will be required prior to receiving a uniform.
Practices Week of 9/7 to be announced. Please plan on a 3:00-5:30 timeframe
Players will check-in at the front desk to gym. All registration paperwork is REQUIRED to be complete in order to participate. Upon checking in they will receive a tryout number which they should wear all 3 days. If you lose it is your responsibility to make sure your shirt is numbered, this is the number we use for evaluating and posting player cuts. We recommend Checking in on time to avoid lines. We will start tryouts promptly and this allows players to dress and warm-up time on their own prior to start.
Athleticism: Athletes will be tested on the following:
Height and Standing Reach
3 step approach and Block jump height
Timed mile run (due to shortened season we won't be testing this)
The six fundamental volleyball skills (passing, digging, setting, hitting, serving, blocking) will be evaluated throughout tryouts through basic drills and competition
Movement and technique will be reviewed
Prior volleyball experience/knowledge helpful, but not required. We do consider potential
Attitude: positive energy, encouraging
Communication: Assertive, calling ball, communicates in drills and during play
Effort: always working, hustle, shags ball, helps with carts, set-up and tear down
Competitive: Drive is evident and apparent
Coachable: listens, focuses, acknowledges, and tries to implement change. No drama
Mentally tough: Handles disappointment, set-backs, resilient during adversity
WHAT TO BRING:
Court shoes (also running shoes on first day). Street shoes not allowed on courts
Large water bottle (2) (electrolyte drink also helpful). Due to safety measures water fountains will not be available.
Practice shorts, knee pads and t-shirt (former players should wear Olympia practice shirt)
Personal items: ponytail, glasses, medications, braces etc.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Have read Olympia High School Code of Conduct:
Have read the Orange County School Athletic Handbook http://www.orangecountyfirst.com/sites/default/files/department_files/OCS%20Athletic%20Handbook%20_0.pdf
For more parent information visit the “more” section on the Olympia athletic website: https://olympiahighschoolathletics.com/
If any questions or concerns you can contact Coach Bodway at:
HOW TO PREPARE:
To help each player prepare for tryouts, we offer a few open gyms in the month of June (open gyms have been cancelled due to COVID-19). Open gym provides an opportunity for the girls to play volleyball in the off season and stay in shape. It is completely optional and does not have a direct impact on whether a player makes a team. Summer strength and conditioning workouts will start in July. Information on workout times will be posted to the website.
Each player can prepare on their own by regularly running and working on your vertical jump. Touching a ball and playing in the off-season is ideal for growing your skills or staying sharp. Contact Coach Bodway if you need some at-home volleyball drill or workout ideas. Please come in shape. The Fall season goes very fast and we need players to come in ready to compete.
Head Coach – Sheila Bodway,
Athletic Director – Kevin Mcelveen,