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WT Woodson High School

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WT Woodson High School

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Team News

2 years ago @ 10:47PM

VERY IMPORTANT: Interest Meeting on April 10 for Current Students (2019)

The WTW Volleyball program will have a very important interest meeting for any current student who is interested in trying out for a volleyball team next season on Wednesday, April 10, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM in C108A (the driver's ed room).  Both students and parents are invited, as we will be covering important information concerning activities for the volleyball program for the rest of this year, the summer, and the tryout schedule for the 2019 Fall Season.


We will have 1 make-up session on Wednesday, April 24 (the first Wednesday after Spring Break).  The meeting will also take place in C108A from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.


Please make sure to attend at least 1 of the meetings if you are interested in volleyball for the 2019 Fall Season.

Team News

1 year ago @ 3:40PM

2019 Green Day Schedule

We have scheduled green days for the remainder of the school year.  Green days will take place every Monday and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, starting on Friday, April 5.

No Green days will take place on Federal Holidays or during spring break.

So, we will not have a Green Day on 15 or 19 April, but will have one every other Monday and Friday between now and June 14, 2019.

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:04PM

Off-Season Conditioning for 2018-2019 School Year

Off-season conditioning for the 2018-2019 School Year will take place in the WTW Weight Room.

We will have conditioning sessions on:

Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

We hope to see many of you there.

Team News

4 weeks ago @ 10:10PM

WTW Volleyball Clinics

WTW Athletic Boosters have sponsored volleyball tactics clinics for current 7th and 8th graders at Woodson in the Main Gym from 9:00 AM to Noon on the following Saturdays:

April 6

April 20

May 4

May 18

June 1

June 15

Please contact Coach Sam at if you are interested in attending.


Team News

2 years ago @ 11:14PM


TRYOUTS run from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9.  Please make sure that you are available for EVERY day of tryouts, if you want to play volleyball for Woodson this coming season.
  • Concussion Education Training (FCPS Athletic Training Program Site - click on Concussion Education in the Parents and Students Section)
  • VHSL Physical Requirements, and
  • Paperwork requirements.
  • Tryouts
*Players must be present at tryouts to make the team. No exceptions.
Players will be expected to be wearing proper volleyball attire when in the gym:
- T-shirts (short or long sleeve) -- NOTE: NO tank tops or sleeveless shirts
- Spandex shorts (gym shorts are acceptable)
   - If you make a team, you will be required to purchase spandex shorts as that is part of the uniform (exceptions will be made to this requirement if, for religious reasons, you cannot wear spandex shorts)
- Volleyball or gym shoes (non-marking soles) -- NOTE: do NOT wear running shoes, as they do not provide the lateral stability required for volleyball activities
- Hair must be kept off the face, so recommend hair ties: metal hair pins or clips are NOT permitted
- Knee pads are strongly recommended (NOTE: if you make a team, you will need white knee pads without  large logos on them)
Do NOT wear the following items:
    Tank tops
    Cut-off shirts
    Cut-off shorts
Practices start immediately after tryouts and run from August to November.
Before school starts practices will be as follows:
Varsity: 6 days a week
JV: 5-6 days a week
Freshman: 5 days a week (no weekend practices)
When school starts, practice occurs every day after school (varsity will occasionally have Saturday practices). There are no practices on game days.  Practice times will change for inclement weather, and/or school events as designated by the DSA office. On days of inclement weather or school events, the DSA office will contact coaches, who will notify the team captains to tell the players for their respective teams. Varsity is usually the only team that will practice during inclement weather.
TRYOUTS:  5 August to 9 August
Tryouts are subject to change due to school maintenance and inclement weather. Please check the website regularly for updates.
TRYOUTS include:
  • Athletic Testing: F, SO, JR, SR
  • 3-4 days of tryouts for V
  • 4-5 days of tryout for JV and F (dependent on coaches)

Day 1: August 5, 2019



9:00–10:00 AM

Athletic Testing for rising 11 & 12

10:00–11:00 AM

Athletic Testing for rising 9 & 10

1:00–4:00 PM

Rising 10 -12 Tryouts Begin

4:00–5:00 PM

Makeup Athletic Testing Rising 9- 12

6:30–9:30 PM

Rising 9 Tryouts Begin (selected Freshmen will be moved to JV/V tryouts)


Day 2: August 6, 2019



8:00–10:00 AM

Serve/Serve-Receive testing - V/JV tryouts

1:00–4:00 PM

JV/V Tryouts

Competition 3x3, 4x4, 3x6  

(Invite players to V tryouts)

6:30–9:30 PM

Rising 9 Tryouts


Day 3: August 7, 2019



8:00–10:00 AM

Varsity Tryouts – selected personnel

10:00 AM–Noon

JV Tryouts

1:00–3:00 PM

JV Tryouts - First Cuts

3:00–6:00 PM

V Tryouts (First and Final Varsity Cuts)

Rising 12th graders that are not selected are cut from the program. Players not selected for Varsity and who are not rising 12th graders, will either be cut from the program or sent to JV tryouts.  The Varsity roster will be finalized on this day.

6:30–9:30 PM

F Tryouts (First Cuts F)


Day 4: August 8, 2019



9:00 AM–Noon

V Practice

1:00–3:00 PM

V Practice

3:00–6:00 PM

JV Tryouts – Final Cuts

Freshmen not being considered for JV are sent back to F tryouts; those freshmen kept at JV tryouts are guaranteed a position on either the F or the JV team.

7:00–9:30 PM

F Tryouts (Second Cuts)


Day 5: August 9, 2019



1:30–4:00 PM

JV Team Practice

4:00–6:00 PM

V Practice

7:00–9:30 PM

F Team Selected (final cuts)

Tryouts are very competitive and it is not an easy experience for coaches, players, or parents. It is very stressful and demanding.  We ask that if your child does not make a team - please be supportive and aware that there are many opportunities to participate in other sports, clubs, and organizations at Woodson.
All communication is done by email or through the Team Captains once teams are selected. Important announcements will also go out over the website. The schedule is also available at this site along with the practice schedule for the year. Any changes to standard schedule will be sent by email or in handouts to players – we ask that you remain flexible, as there will be changes.
Any questions please contact the head coach, Len Palaschak at: or 703-969-9399 (cell).  If emailing Coach Palaschak, please make sure to CC the assistant coach, Sam Mackin at
1. VHSL Physical (fillable PDF form can be found in the team files tab)
  1. A player must have a physical in order to tryout or play.
  2. You must use the current VHSL Physical Form. No other forms will be accepted! Go to the Files tab (above) to get the current form (NOTE: You might need to click on the More link, then Team Files link).
  3. Physical must occur after May 1, 2019 (dates prior to May 1, will not be accepted).
  4. Physicals must be turned in to the DSA office or Athletic Training office. It is best to turn the form in two weeks before tryouts begin.  Keep a copy of the form for your records and bring a copy with you to tryouts.
  5. W.T. Woodson Sports Physicals are offered! (Pre- register at LINK TBD)
    1. TBD
    2. Cost per student is $TBD if registration is done online, $TBD if paying at the door.
    3. Athletes will need to bring their VHSL physical forms with pages 1, 2, and 4 completed and signed by a parent/guardian. These forms can be downloaded from the Files tab (above), picked up in the Activities Office, or found online at
    4. Walk-ins will be accepted at WTW ATC Office
    5. If not available on DATE_TBD, you can use other FCPS schools that offer physicals. Please check out their dates on the website listed above.
2. Emergency Care Form (fillable PDF form can be found in the team files tab)
  1. Players must bring 1 copy of the Emergency Care Form to tryouts and hand it in at the check-in table (be sure to keep an additional copy for your own records).
  2. The form is available at the DSA office or online. The form can be found at
3. Concussion Education Training (see link above to get to training site)
  1. Must take test after June 1, 2019
  2. Both the player and one parent must take the test before tryouts start.
  3. To take this test you need your student I.D. (You must be registered for the academic year.)
  4. A list of names are printed out and given to the coach before tryouts begin. If your name is not on the list, you cannot begin tryouts until signed off from the athletic trainer or DSA office.
  5. Presentation can be watched at: FCPS Athletic Training Program Site
  6. For more information on concussions, parents may also visit the Center for Disease Control’s website: or talk to the athletic trainer.
4. Health Insurance
  1. Health Insurance is mandatory in order to participate in any sport.
  2. If you don’t have coverage, it can be purchased through the school. See the DSA office or the Athletic Trainer for more information regarding health insurance.

Team News

8 months ago @ 5:27PM

Important Dates to Remember for the 2018 Season

Please update your schedules with the following important dates for the 2018 volleyball season:

11/15 - Fall Awards Night (see additional information for that event below)


Team News

1 year ago @ 10:49PM

Fall Awards Banquet on Thursday, 11/15 (2018 Season)

The Fall Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 15

The event will start in the auditorium at 7:00 PM (make sure you are in the auditorium by 6:45 at the latest, as seating can be tight).

After the auditorium portion is done, we will move to Cafeteria B for the volleyball-specific portion of the evening (we will be having dinner -- look for a Sign-Up Genius from Beth Guerra).

Please come and celebrate a great volleyball season for all 3 teams on Thursday.

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:23PM

Practice Once School Starts (2018 Season)

The practice schedule for varsity once school starts will be as follows:

M-F: 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 to Noon

NOTE: no practice on match days

Team News

1 year ago @ 2:10PM

Post-Season Schedule for Varsity (2017 Season)

Everyone, following are the dates for post-season for the Varsity team.  Freshman and JV teams are not required to come to these games (unless we have a home match, then we'll need girls to come serve as the work team at the table - to be determined), but we would like to encourage everyone to come cheer us on.

Location for all matches is still TBD (it's based on seeding during the regular season and such):

Conference Tournament:

10/30/2017 through 11/2/2017

Regional Tournament:

11/4/2017 through 11/9/2017

State Tournament:

11/11/2017 through 11/16/2017

Team News

1 year ago @ 6:09AM

Practice/Scrimmage/Match Schedule - Before School Starts (2018 Season)

Please see the updated summer practice schedule (NOTE: the schedule changes once school starts).

Any date that is specifically listed will supersede the "base" schedule at the top of the list.


Date Day Activity Time 1 Time 2 Notes
Every Mon to Sat Practice 9:00 to Noon    
Every Tu, Th Practice 1:00 to 3:00 PM    
Every M, W, F Tech Training 1:00 to 1:30 PM   Setters Only
Every M, W, F Tech Training 1:30 to 2:30 PM   Setters and Middle Hitters Only
Every M, W, F Conditioning 4:00 to 5:30 PM   OH, RS, DS, & L Only
8/17/2018 Fri Practice 1:00 to 4:00 PM    
8/17/2018 Fri Concussion Baseline 5:00 to 6:00 PM   Selected People from email
8/17/2018 Fri Score Keeper Training 6:30 to 8:30 PM    
8/22/2018 Wed Match 4:15 PM Arrive 7:15 PM Match Start At Yorktown HS
8/23/2018 Thurs Cav Kickoff All Day    
8/23/2018 Thurs Match 4:45 Arrive 7:15 PM Match Start At Home against Madison
8/25/2018 Sat Tournament 7:30 AM Arrive 8:00 AM Start At NVVA in Sterling (Arrive at Virginia Volleyball Center at 7:30 AM, NOT Woodson)

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:01AM

WTW Athletic Training Staff offering sports physicals for the 2017-2018 school year

The WTW athletic training staff will be offering sports physicals, a.k.a. the pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), at WTW on Monday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The cost for the PPE is $50 if you register ahead of time (online) or $60 if you register at the door.

Please go to: to register.



Team News

1 year ago @ 12:07PM

VERY IMPORTANT Interest Meeting on May 9 for New Students (2018-19 School Year)

The WTW Volleyball program will have a very important interest meeting for any new student who is interested in trying out for a volleyball team next season on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Cafeteria B.  Both students and parents are invited, as we will be covering important information concerning activities for the volleyball program for the rest of this year, the summer, and the tryout schedule for the 2018 Fall Season.
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