Santana Girls Volleyball

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CIF Playoffs

Great news, Varsity Girls' Volleyball made playoffs! The first round of CIF is scheduled for Wednesday 10/24 at 7:00 pm. We are the higher seeded team so we have a home game at Santana High School against Palo Verde Valley High School. I'm still waiting to hear back from ASB but I'm almost positive they are in charge of running the gate and snack bar. (If not we will need some volunteers but I will get back to you all on this). Admission prices are set by CIF and are as follows:

Adults Student/Senior

Pre-Semifinals $9 $6

Semifinals $11 $7

Finals $12 $8

Hope to see you there!


End of the Season Banquet

Our end of the season banquet will be held on 11/15/18 at 6:00 pm at the Elk’s Lodge. The Elk's Lodge is located at 1400 E Washington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019. The program will pay for the players however any additional tickets will need to purchased at the cost of $15 each from the finance office.

All players must complete the rsvp form whether they are attending or not. I will send home copies this week or you can print here. Please return the rsvp form, along with payment if applicable, in an envelope to the finance office before Friday 10/26/18. Please note, no tickets will be available after 10/26/18 and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Also, if you have any photographs that you have taken throughout the season please send them my way, or post to our facebook page, so that we can include them in the slideshow at the banquet.


Wings N Things Fundraiser

  • When: Wednesday 10/10
  • Where: Wings N Things 9331 Mission Gorge Road Santee, CA
  • Time: show up anytime between the hours of 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • ** Mention SHS Girl's Volleyball at checkout and 20% of all proceeds will be donated to our program!**


Senior Night

Friendly reminder that we have senior night coming up on Monday 10/8. As per CIF rules, it will be held after the Varsity game. All players are required to stay and attend senior night so please plan accordingly. We look forward to making this a special evening and honoring our 4 seniors!


Picture Day

We have picture day coming up on Monday 9/24 from 4:00-5:00 pm at Santee Lakes (9200 Lake Canyon Road) for all three levels. A few things to note about picture day:

  • Our photographer this year is Andrea Cook, Coach Tim's wife. She is going to follow similar format from previous years where we will do individual teams and then buddy pictures.
  • Andrea is going to do our photographs for free so there will be no photo order form required. They also have editing software, so they can adjust lighting and remove blemishes if necessary.
  • All photos taken that day will be sent out and player/families who will have the ability to download and print as many as they would like.
  • Santee Lakes is very large. To find the specific picture location please follow the above address and see the attached map below.
  • You have two options for parking: 1. You can park in the residential area adjacent to the above address and walk into Santee to the picture location. Or 2. If you would like to park inside Santee Lakes you can, but please note there is a charge of $3 with cash or $4 when using a card.


Chipotle Fundraiser

When: Tuesday 9/11/18

Where: Chipotle located at 9828 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Time: 5:00- 9:00 pm

** Mention SHS Girl's Volleyball at checkout and 33% of all proceeds will be donated to our program!!**



We are going to do a bbq/beach/volleyball day on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Coronado beach (2000 Trident Way San Diego CA 92155) for all players and their families, so please mark your calendars!


Team Bonding

We have a team bonding event this Friday 8/24 at the San Diego State volleyball game. Please see the information below for more details.

Location: The game is at Peterson Gym which is located on 55th Street, north of the Aztec Athletics Center on the west side of the SDSU campus.

Cost: The players are on pass list so they do not need to pay to attend the game. Parents and family members, if you would like to join you are more than welcome but you will need to pay the entry fee of $5, cash only.

Parking: Parking is $2 per hour in any of the parking structures. Please display the receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle as any vehicles without a valid receipt displayed are subject to citation by SDSU Campus Police.

ID: Players, you will need to bring some form of ID to be let in for free as they will be referencing the list I provided of our athletes. Please do not forget your ID's!

Time:If you could all meet in front of Peterson gym at 6:30 pm that would be great. Once everyone is there, we will check in as a group and sit together. If you have any questions please let me know.


Team Bonding and Souplantation Fundraiser Thursday

I wanted to remind you that we have a combined team bonding event for ALL levels on Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 in the SHS gym. Players, you do not need athletic clothing but please wear comfortable clothing/shoes to run around in.

After the team bonding activities, we have a team dinner/fundraiser at Souplantation in La Mesa. (9158 Fletcher Pkwy., 619-462-4232). Families and friends are encouraged to join! Here is the flyer needed for the fundraiser. I will also pass out some copies on Thursday before we head over there around 5:00 pm. Please note, you have to bring the flyer AND have to purchase a drink with your meal for us to get the credit. Also, the back room is reserved for the players and coaches. Hope to see you there!


Snack Bar

We are in need of volunteers to work and donate to our snack bar for our home non-league games. (ASB does our home league games). I have attached a schedule below if you could please sign up to work our snack bar we would really appreciate it. Varsity parents typically work freshman/JV games while freshman/JV parents work the Varsity games so you can watch your student play.

You can access the snack bar sign-up sheet here.

If donating we would like the items by Friday, August 17th so we can have the items in time for our first home game on August 22nd. Items needed are as follows:

Nacho Cheese , Tortilla chips, Large Gatorade, Small Gatorade, Water, Soda, Candy Bars, Sour Punch, Skittles, Starbursts, Red vine, Ring pops, apple caramel pops, rice crispy treats, individual bags of popcorn, Individual Bags of chips, Paper bowls for nachos, Napkins

Thank you for supporting our program!


Tryouts for 2018 are complete. See the team roster page showing teams. Congratulations to the players who were selected, we are very excited to have you all as a part of our program!

1. You can access our team store here. It is not mandatory to purchase anything but it is available for players, parents, and fans that would like to buy any girls volleyball spirit wear for our upcoming season. Please note the store will be open today through 8/12/18. It will close at 12:01am on 8/13/18 so we can get the spirit wear in a timely manner.

2. We have our first team bonding event on Sunday, August 5 from 8:00-10:00 am at Cowels Mountain Trail (San Diego, 92119). Please be there by 8:00 am sharp, we will meet near the restroom building at the base of Cowels Mountain. Wear athletic clothing, sunscreen, and bring plenty of water as it is 3 miles round trip.

3. Practice starts Monday 8/6. Freshman/JV will be in the gym from 3:00-5:00 PM and Varsity will follow from 5:00-7:00 PM. Both teams will practice Monday-Friday this week. Bring plenty of water as we will start conditioning.

4. Please note our practices are going to be closed to allow players focus on what the coaches would like them to learn. Parents, thank you for your understanding.

5. There is a mandatory player and parent meeting on Monday, August 6th at 7:00 PM in the gym. We will go over our expectations and philosophies for the season to ensure we are all on the same page. We will also provide important information on the upcoming season such as calendars, fundraisers, team store, and volunteering options.

Again congratulations, we are very excited about the upcoming season!


Tryout Dates: August 1-3

  • Wednesday August 1 - Freshman/JV: 3:00-5:00 PM; Varsity 5:00-7:00 PM

**Freshman/JV should plan to arrive by 2:30 PM, Varsity by 4:30PM **

  • Thursday August 2 - Freshman/JV: 3:00-5:00 PM; Varsity 5:00-7:00 PM

** Freshman/JV should plan to arrive by 2:40 PM, Varsity by 4:40PM **

  • Friday August 3 -Freshman/JV: 3:00-5:00 PM; Varsity 5:00-7:00 PM

** Freshman/JV should plan to arrive by 2:40 PM, Varsity by 4:40PM **

Other Notes:

  • Players MUST have a physical and athletic clearance to tryout. No make up tryouts.
  • Please see the information below or visit the Physical and Athletic Clearance tab.
  • Cuts will be made daily. You MUST attend all 3 days of tryouts at designated times above if asked to come back.
  • Review tryout rubric below to understand what skills are expected at each level of play.
  • To encourage focus and lessen the pressure, our tryouts are “closed” - Only players may attend. Parents and fans, thank you for your support and understanding.


Reminder: No Contact Period

Mandatory 14 day “No Contact Period” as per CIF rules

→ Dates of No Contact Period: July 1 - July 14


Summer Scrimmages

For those who signed up for our summer league, we are going to turn three of the practices into scrimmages which will be Monday June 18th, Wednesday June 20th, and Monday June 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in Santana’s gym. We have two schools participating which are Serra and Maranatha High School. Serra will have an advanced team, Maranatha will have an intermediate and advanced team, and Santana will have an intermediate and advanced team participating in the scrimmages. Unfortunately, neither school has a freshman team but we will have our freshman still practice and scrimmage each other during this time on one of the courts. My plan is to give time for the five teams to warm up and then we’ll start our scrimmages. We are going to do a round robin type format between all of the teams with no score kept. Each team will need to sit out one time due to the odd number of teams. Attached below is the schedule of what I am thinking but it is subject to change. Any parents or family members are welcome to come and watch if they would like!


Returning Players Meeting

There is a mandatory meeting for all returning players who are interested in girls volleyball. The meeting is for players only and will be held on Friday, May 25th during lunch in my classroom, 308. Important information regarding our summer league and tryouts will be distributed.


Summer League/Camp/Tryouts

Santana is going to be hosting some activities this summer during the month of June. Ideally, these actives would take place in July prior to tryouts however our gym is closed the entire month due to a major floor refinishing project. Please carefully look over the google slide below as it has all the necessary information. It also includes other very important details for physicals, athletic clearance, and tryouts. After looking at the slides, please let me know if you have any further questions. We hope to see you there!

2018 SHS Girls Volleyball


No Contact Period

Mandatory 14 day “No Contact Period” as per CIF rules

→ Dates of No Contact Period: July 1 - July 14


Freshman Showcase

Thank you to all the incoming freshman who expressed interest in girls volleyball at the freshman showcase. If you missed the opportunity to sign up please fill out the form here. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at