8/21 UPDATE 2020 NEWSOME VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION 8/21 UPDATE

In an effort to reduce the number of person-to-person contacts in our gym - and as an attempt to reclaim the limited days of practice, tryouts will be conducted in the gym beginning Monday,
August 24th and will conclude on Wednesday, August 26th.  Each day’s session is conducted from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

Monday & Tuesday’s sessions will test athletic ability & various volleyball skills (with some instruction to evaluate coachability).  Attitude is always observed.  First round of cuts will be posted by player number on the website no later than 10pm on Tuesday.

Wednesday will focus more on volleyball skills, attitude, and teamwork.  Final team rosters will be posted by player number on the website no later than 11:00pm on Wednesday.  The assignment to Reserve and Varsity teams will be indicated at that time.


The final teams (with the unlikely possibility of a few held over for further evaluation) will meet for practice beginning on
Thursday, August 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the gym.

Selected players and their parents are expected to attend a Zoom meeting with the coaches at
9:00pm on Thursday, August 27th.

As was the case last year, athletic packets must be submitted electronically well in advance of participating in tryouts.

See step-by-step instructions at newsome.rocks/forms to prepare, upload, and submit for student-athlete clearance prior to the first day of tryouts.

If you have difficulty scanning or submitting online, the coaching staff will be in
room 532 from 12noon until 3:00pm on Friday, August 21st to assist with completion of those requirements.  The coaching staff will also be in the gym from 3:40pm until 5:00pm on the first day of tryouts (August 24th) to assist with packet submission.

Packets must be approved by the Athletic Director prior to participation, so the earlier you submit your packet – the less likely you are to have your tryout attempt postponed.

Any athlete wishing to tryout that misses the regular tryout week may request the minimum of two days of tryouts by contacting the coach.

Athletes are reminded to bring and wear proper clothing (including knee pads, ankle supports, etc.). 
Masks are required to be worn while on campus and not in the gym conducting physical activity.

No jewelry should be worn.

Cellphones should NOT be used while inside the gym and should stay inside your bag until you’ve exited. This is observable and coaches will record their observations concerning phones.

Athletes should be well hydrated before & during tryouts and are expected to bring their own
non-sharable bottle of water.