Pearce Tryout Information 2021

Monday, August 2nd

8am - 9am: Conditioning on the track/football field or MAC

9am - 11am: Skills Evaluation

11am - 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm - 3pm: Skills Evaluation

Tuesday, August 3rd

8am - 9am: Conditioning on the track/football field or MAC

9am - 11am: Skills Evaluation

11am - 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm - 3pm: Skills Evaluation

Wednesday, August 4th

8am - 9am: Conditioning on the track/football field or MAC

9am - 11am: Skills Evaluation

11am - 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm - 2:30pm: Skills Evaluation

2:30 - 3pm: Team Selection & Equipment Handout

** Varsity Team Dinner

Thursday, August 5th

9am: Team & Individual Photos

12:30pm - 3pm: Team Practice

Friday, August 6th

Scrimmage at Coppell HS - ALL Teams vs. Coppell, Sachse & Frisco Reedy

Saturday, August 7th

9am - 10:30am: Practice

11am - Varsity vs Alumni Scrimmage

12pm = Kickoff Lunch & Mt

What are the coaches looking for?

Tryouts will consist of drills and exercises that will test a players overall athletic ability and level of skill. Staff will be evaluating each athlete using the following criteria to make their decisions:

▪ ATTITUDE: Players who are positive, competitive and eager to learn

▪ ATHLETIC ABILITY: Players with the ability to learn complex skills

▪ POSITION: Players whose skill fit a specific need for a team’s overall balance

▪ WORK ETHIC: Players who are always working hard, no matter the exercise or drill

What to Expect?

▪ WORK HARD: You will be asked to perform all physical testing and drills at full speed.

▪ SKILL INSTRUCTION: Tryouts are for evaluation of current skill level. There will be some instruction given but drills, but this is a time for us to see what raw skills you have.

▪ ATTITUDE EVALUATION: All potential Pearce volleyball players should be willing to try hard, make mistakes, learn from mistakes and keep trying.

▪ SKILL/COMPETITION EVALUATION: Prospective players will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of basic volleyball skills (passing, setting, hitting, serving, blocking and defense) in competitive situations. As with most team sports the coaches will evaluate players on their ability and potential to fill specific positional needs (setter, outside, middle, opposite, defensive specialist and/or libero).

▪ ATHLETIC ABILITY EVALUATION: Prospective players will participate in conditioning drills that will test overall athletic ability and physical endurance.

▪ TRYOUTS ARE TOUGH: One of the toughest jobs for any coach is deciding what team a player should play on or cutting players from the program. The Pearce Volleyball coaching staff strives to make all decisions fairly, without bias, and after extended evaluation of each prospective student-athlete. We know this a tough time for you as well and all we ask is that you give your best and work hard