At "Rio Rancho Volleyball" we can recognize a girl's strengths. We then build up upon that strength. Once she becomes very skilled at that strength she either plays for "District 12" or goes back into the world to play for her school team.
Are You Going To Be Trying Out For Your School Team?: We will train you strictly on the same drills used at High School Tryouts. As I stated before, 60% of our girls made their school teams from Middle School to High School.
We Turn Misfits Into Great Players: Last year I took a team of 10-12 year old girls and got 3rd place in a tournament of 9 teams. During that tournament we beat a great team and put them out of the elimination round. We we clearly the underdogs. I have turned many misfits into good players.
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HOW TO MAKE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Learn the rules. Obviously, the coach isn't going to pick someone who always double touches and runs into the net. Search for the "rules of volleyball" online to see if any good websites that have the rules listed come up. Focus on sites that have rules relevant to your part of the world; variations may exist elsewhere.
Start practicing about two months or so before tryouts. Practice about 60 minutes daily.Practice all the basic volleyball moves before the try-outs. Practice setting, spiking, bumping, blocking, and serving.
Practice by yourself as well as with others. Set/bump against the wall, practice your serves, and jump rope. Jog daily, but not for too long, because long distance running damages your vertical jump.
Do arm strengthening exercises like push-ups. These will help your serves and hits. If you are strong, the coach will probably accept you on the team.
Consider attending a volleyball summer camp the summer before trying out. This will give you a lot skills without the pressured level of expectation. Plus, you'll have a ton of fun.
Get to know the coach's expectations. If the coach is expecting everyone to get their serves over, you had better work on serving. Almost all coaches will want to see how good you are at the fundamental skills. Try to show the coach these fundamentals in try-outs.
Arrive 10 minutes before the tryouts. This will give you time to check out the atmosphere, watch players and feel relaxed.
Try out and think positive. If you think you can hit it, you are more likely to follow through on your internal confidence.
* Always go for the ball in try-outs, otherwise, how will the coach know how good you are at passing? Also, remember to call the ball.
* Overhand serves are more preferred, but if you have the right fundamentals the coach might work with you.
* Don't talk about how bad you are at hitting, etc. Such negativity is a total downer and a coach will likely avoid someone who shows such a lack of confidence from the outset.
Get noticed during tryouts. Volunteer when the coach asks for volunteers, wear brightly colored clothes. Act overall peppy and the coach will definitely notice you.
* When the coach calls for you to shag up the balls, be the first to be out on the court running and shag the balls.
* When the ball is coming toward you yell "Mine!" or "Got it!" to let other members know that you have the ball and they won't go after it. Your coach might even be impressed.
Don't be disappointed if you don't make it. Just remember, there's always next year, and practice makes perfect!
Being On the Team
If there's a problem, be open with your coach. Coaches like to know whats going on and they'll appreciate your honesty. If you have a minor injury but are still going to play, then tell them before tryouts start so that she'll understand if you need to take a break instead of thinking that you're not trying your hardest.
Maintain a good attitude. Coaches look for upbeat and can-do attitudes in sport. And listen to what the coach says. They appreciate it when you listen. If the coach says to change something the next time you do it, your main focus should be on changing what the coach told you. It shows the coaches that you are willing to listen and learn.
Be team-spirited. Encourage others around you to do their best. Be prepared to talk to your teammates. It's very important in volleyball to communicate with your team and the sooner you are known as someone willing to do this, the sooner people will rely on you. A team player who is reliable and relied upon is valuable and will be kept as part of the te