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1 year ago @ 9:23PM

2019 Practice Schedule

NOTE: ALL Teams will need to practice on Saturday, August 10, 2019, as we have a scrimmage on Monday, August 12, 2019.

Practice Times on August 10 follow:
Freshman: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Varsity: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
JV: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The practice schedule for varsity before school starts will be as follows:
Mon thru Fri:
   - 9:00 AM to Noon
   - 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Sat:
   - 9:00 AM to Noon

The practice schedule for varsity once school starts will be as follows:
Mon thru Fri:
   - 3:30 to 6:00 PM
Sat:
   - 9:00 to Noon

NOTE: no practice on match days

Team News

1 year ago @ 5:27PM

2019 Season - Important Dates to Remember

Please update your schedules with the following important dates for the 2019 volleyball season:

Monday, 8/5: Fall Tryouts Begin (see Tryout News Entry for More Info)

Tuesday, August 13th: Team Photos & Spirit Photo
   - V: 8:45 AM (in the gym by 8:00 AM)
   - JV: 9:15 AM (in the gym by 8:30 AM)
   - F: 9:45 AM (in the gym by 9:00 AM)

Tuesday, 8/13, 7:00 PM, Auditorium: Meet the Coach Night

Tuesday, 8/20, Noon to 1:00 PM, Main Gym: Faculty Picture

Thursday, 8/22: Cav Kick Off, Band Picture Day, Home Football Game

Thursday, 9/19: Back to School Night

Friday, 10/4: Homecoming Game

Saturday, 10/5: Homecoming Dance

Thursday, 11/21, 7:00 PM: Fall Awards Night (see additional information for that event below)

 

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:49PM

2019 Fall Awards Banquet on Thursday, 11/21

The Fall Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 21

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 [LOCATION TBD] for the volleyball-specific portion of the evening (we will be having a potluck dinner -- look for a Sign-Up Genius from the varsity team parent).

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

Team News

2 months ago @ 10:10PM

2019 - VERY IMPORTANT - NEW CONCUSSION EDUCATION PROCEDURE

***We have received updated information on Concussion Ed and the process in which it will need to be completed. For the time being, since the online system is continuing to have issues. The County is switching to a paper method. The process will be completed as follows:

A PDF version of the Concussion Education presentation has been released/available to the community.

The Student AND at least One Parent must review the PDF, print and sign the last slide (both the parent and the student must sign it). You will only need to print the last page, NOT the entire 48 page packet.

Once you have signed the last page of the presentation, please turn it in to Christopher Hogge, who is our Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).  

You can also put the signed page into the ATC mailbox, which is just outside the DSA office (turn left immediately after entering Door 3 -- it will be one of the wooden boxes outside the first door on your left).

Ideally, you will turn in the form with your physical, but it can be turned in separately. 
Mr. Hogge will enter confirmation that you completed the education into the compliance list and the FCPS medical records system.

The PDF can be found on our Team Files tab (click HERE or use the URL below):
https://wtwoodsonsports.org/main/teamfiles/id/3405/seasonId/4437265

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our ATC:
Christopher Hogge: chogge@fcps.edu

Team News

2 years ago @ 11:14PM

2019 FALL VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS (All Teams)

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.
 
MANDATORY (click HERE to find the forms)
  • Concussion Education Training - See the Message above about the updated concussion education requirements and procedures
  • VHSL Physical Requirements, and
  • Paperwork requirements
  • Tryouts
*Players must be present at tryouts to make the team. No exceptions.
 
ATTIRE
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
 
PRACTICE
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

Time

Activity

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

6:00–9:00 PM

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

 

Day 2: August 6, 2019

Time

Activity

8:00–10:00 AM

Serve/Serve-Receive testing - V/JV tryouts

1:00–4:00 PM

JV/V Tryouts

Competition 3x3, 4x4, 3x6, 6x6  

(Invite players to V tryouts)

6:00–9:00 PM

Rising 9 Tryouts

 

Day 3: August 7, 2019

Time

Activity

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.

6:00–9:00 PM

F Tryouts & First Cuts

 

Day 4: August 8, 2019

Time

Activity

9:00 AM–Noon

V Practice

1:00–3:00 PM

V Practice

3:00–5:00 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.

6:00–8:00 PM

F Tryouts (Second Cuts)

 

Day 5: August 9, 2019

Time

Activity

9:00AM–Noon

V Team Practice

1:00–3:00 PM

V Team Practice

3:00–5:00 PM

JV Practice

6:00–8:00 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 wtwoodsonsports.org 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: v-ballcoach@hotmail.com or 703-969-9399 (cell).  If emailing Coach Palaschak, please make sure to CC the assistant coach, Sam Mackin at smackin@fcps.edu.
 
MANDATORY ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS:
1. VHSL Physical (fillable PDF form can be found in the team files tab - click HERE)
  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 FCPS ATC Website)
    1. June 10, 2019
    2. Cost per student is $50 if registration is done online, $75 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 www.vhsl.org
    4. Walk-ins will be accepted at WTW ATC Office
    5. If you are not available on June 10, 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 on the Files tab of our website (click HERE to get to it).
3. Concussion Education Training (see news entry above for updated procedure)
  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: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html 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.


https://wtwoodsonsports.org
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