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HTH Volleyball Interest/Tryout Form - 2014

2014 Season Information

Information (Updated June 19, 2014)


I will be out this summer for a teaching fellowship in South Africa. I will be out of the country from July 1 to August 13. Although I will have access to e-mail, there may be days where I'll be away from internet for days at a time. Please be patient with the timeliness of my responses.

Please refer to calendar for open indoor volleyball and open beach volleyball. The summer open courts are not mandatory, but are great ways to get ready for the upcoming season. There are also a lot of summer camps and clinics put on by universities and groups. Again, these are not mandatory, but very helpful. I will post up all information as I get it below. Please make sure you are on the e-mail list by filling out the form above.

Remember, “playing the game, teaches the game.”

Tryouts and Placements

This year's tryout period will be different from years past. Please read carefully to avoid confusion. All tryouts will be held from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at:

Pacific Beach Recreation Center
1405 Diamond Street
San Diego, CA 92109

The first week of tryouts will be on held on Monday, Aug. 18, Tuesday, Aug.19 & Thursday, Aug. 21. There will be no formal evaluations during this time, rather we will be going over all the skills that will be evaluated in the following week. If you cannot make these sessions (because of pre-planned vacations or other events) you will not miss out on the opportunity to try out. Coming to these sessions will allow the coaches to show you the skills you'll need for tryouts as well as give the coaches an opportunity to see you play before the evaluation period.

The second week of tryouts will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, Tuesday, Aug.26 & Thursday, Aug. 28. Please realize that this is the first week of school. Tryouts and evaluations will go as follows:

Monday, August 25, 2014
ALL FRESHMAN (regardless of experience) and ALL FIRST YEAR PLAYERS.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
ALL RETURNERS and players invited from Monday's tryout.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
All players invited from Monday and Tuesday's Tryouts.

This is the only evaluation period that we have. You must attend the evaluation week to be considered for one of the competitive teams. Placements will be sent out the night of Friday, August 29, 2014. 

All athletes will be trying out for one of three competitive teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity or Novice. The Varsity team will carry between 10-12 players and is our most competitive team. The Varsity team will be the best 10-12 players at tryouts. These players should have the discipline, determination, skill and desire to compete at the highest level of their ability, while being humble to learn and be coachable while putting the team first before self. Player’s match participation will be limited to the starting 6 or 7. Playing time is earned not guaranteed. 

The Junior Varsity will carry 10-12 players and is the next competitive team after varsity. The JV team will be the next 10-12 players who have the same resolve to perform at a high level but lack the skills or experience as the varsity players. These players should have the discipline, determination and desire to compete, while being humble to learn and be coachable while putting the team first before self. They will be taught the same defensive and offensive systems which are being used by the varsity team, at the same time they will get additional skills coaching to provide each player success in the program. 

The Novice team will carry 10-12 players and will only carry freshman and sophomores. The Novice team will be 10-12 players who are the future of our program. These players will be taught the skills to become an all-around solid player. These players will be taught how to be disciplined, understand what determination can provide and experience the desire to compete, while learning to be humble and coachable. They will understand what it means and how important it is to put the team first before their self. Players will be taught the same defensive and offensive systems which will be used throughout the program. 

Everyone must tryout during the tryout period to be placed on one of the competitive teams. Placement on a competitive team last season does not guarantee a spot for this season. 

All others who are not placed on a competitive team will be placed on the Red Shirt team. Red shirts will receive letters and will practice, however they will not be issued a uniform or play in matches during the season. There are opportunities for red shirt players to be called up to one of the competitive teams. 

Furthermore, placement on any of the team rosters does not guarantee that an athlete will play in any scrimmage or matches during the season.


In order to run the volleyball program for next season (gym rental, tournament fees, insurance, referee fees, equipment), costs come out to $250 per player. Although this donation is not required to participate on the team, we strongly encourage you to donate to ensure that the program will continue in the future. Donations may be made payable to “HTH Girls Volleyball” 

Game Schedule & X-Block

The official complete season and practice schedules will be handed out once placements are determined. The calendar here is still subject to change. Most matches will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however there are some Wednesday and Friday matches. Please keep this in mind when choosing your X-block for Fall Semester as you will have some early dismissals prior to matches. 

HTH Girls Volleyball 2014


We have vacancies in the following coaching positions: 
JV Head Coach
JV Assistant Coach
Novice Head Coach
Novice Assistant Coach
Red Shirt Coach

If you know of any volunteers who would like to help coach these positions, please let me know. Without coaches, we will not be able to field these teams. 

There is an ALL TEAM (EVERYONE) meeting at Coach Law's classroom (HTMMA) on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 @ 4pm.