“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference between volleyball success and volleyball failure.” – Felicity Luckey
Be there physically and mentally. You may see friends at tryouts, and it’s fun to catch up, but do so before or after tryouts. The coaches are there to evaluate your abilities, so stay focused!
Show them you’re a well-rounded player. If they ask you to block middle, block middle. If they ask you to play opposite, play opposite. Show the coaches you’re capable of anything!
Be positive. If you mess up, that’s ok – nobody’s perfect. A coach is more interested in someone who can bounce back quickly from a mistake than someone who beats themselves up — and drags down the attitude on the court. To quote our founding coach, “NEW BALL!”
Follow directions. Be present, listen for instruction and follow it quickly.
Be coachable! Listen to what the coach says and act on it, rather than argue that your way is best.
Give 100%. This is your opportunity to earn a spot on the team – give it your all!
Be prepared! Come with water, appropriate footwear and knee pads.
Be early. Show up at least 15 minutes early so you can be warmed up and ready to go.
Get involved. If the coach is looking for a volunteer, step up!
Communicate! Call the ball – loudly!
Be in your best shape. There is a lot of summer conditioning information specific to volleyball online – find one you like and follow it if you haven’t already.
Be confident…not arrogant. Don’t aspire to be the best ON the team – be the best FOR the team. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” — Philippians 2:3
Be respectful. Respect the coaches, parents, administrators and other athletes. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and you should as well. You’re worth it!