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5 days ago @ 10:48PM

2021 Season Info - Update

Updated: September 24, 2020

Volleyball is scheduled to start on February 15, 2021.

NOTE: We WILL have matches during Spring Break (March 29 through April 2)

We are slated to have 12 matches during the regular season.  A rough schedule follows:

2/15: First Practice (first day of tryouts)

3/1: First Official Match (I believe we will be able to scrimmage prior to our first official match)

4/12: Region Start

4/17: Region Deadline

4/20: VHSL Semi-Finals

4/23-24: VHSL Finals

We do not have any additional information regarding whether or not spectators will be allowed in the gym during matches.  We will update the website as soon as we have additional information.

 

Team News

3 years ago @ 11:14PM

2021 VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS (All Teams)

UPDATED: September 24, 2020
 
TRYOUTS run from February 15-19, 2021.  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
    Running Shoes
 
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:  TBD to TBD
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, and new players to the program
  • 3-4 days of tryouts for V
  • 4-5 days of tryout for JV and F (dependent on coaches)

Day 1: Feb 15(2021)

Time

Activity

9:00–10:00 AM

Athletic Testing for all RETURNING Woodson 10th, 11th & 12th grade students

10:00–11:00 AM

Athletic Testing for all rising 9th graders and ALL new students (students who are new to Woodson regardless of grade)

1:00–4:00 PM

Rising 10 -12 Tryouts Begin

4:00–5:00 PM

Makeup Athletic Testing Rising 9- 12

6:00–8:00 PM

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

 

Day 2: Feb 16 (2021)

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)

6:00–8:00 PM

Rising 9 Tryouts

 

Day 3: Feb 17 (2021)

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.

6:00–8:00 PM

F Tryouts & First Cuts

 

Day 4: Feb 18 (2021)

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

6:00–8:00 PM

F Tryouts (Second Cuts)

 

Day 5: Feb 19 (2021)

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, 2020 (dates prior to May 1, will not be accepted).
  4. Physicals must be turned in to the 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 TBD)
    1. TBD
    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 the WTW ATC Office
    5. If you are not available on 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 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, 2020
  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 a registered Woodson student for the academic year, prior to taking the test.)
  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. The presentation can be found at: 2020 Concussion Education
  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.

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:10PM

2020 - VERY IMPORTANT - NEW CONCUSSION EDUCATION PROCEDURE

UPDATED: June 29, 2020

***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 to access the file directly):
https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/Concussion%20Education%202020-21.pdf

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

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:45AM

VHSL Announcement - No Sports in the Fall

Updated: September 21, 2020

Volleyball Tryouts will NOT take place in August.  Based on the VHSL notice below, we should have them in February.

---------------- ANNOUNCEMENT ----------------

VHSL announces sports/activities plan for 2020-21

 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session today voted (34-1-0) to move forward with Model 3 in its re-opening of sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year. Model 3 delays all VHSL sports and activities until December 14 and adopts the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.  This model leaves all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

 Model 3 – Condensed Interscholastic Plan.

  • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
    • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball

Team News

3 years 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

2 years ago @ 5:27PM

2019 Season - Important Dates to Remember

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

Thursday, 11/21, 6:00 PM: Fall Awards Night (see additional information for that event below)

 

Team News

2 years 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 6:00 PM (make sure you are in the auditorium by 5:45 at the latest, as seating can be tight).

After the auditorium portion is done, we will move to Cafeteria A 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.


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