Volleyball Tips

10 Things You Should NEVER Do at Volleyball Tryouts

1. Don’t give your setter a hard time. Got blocked? Hit out? Move on.
2. Don't bring your cell phone into the gym. Coaches don’t want to see you
texting when you should be concentrating on volleyball.
3. Don’t form cliques. Be sure to rotate who your partner is for drills and invite
new people into your group.
4. Don't ever quit on a ball, even if you know it’s unlikely that you’ll get to it. Even
in pepper! Coaches want players who give their all on every ball.
5. Don’t talk when the coach is talking. It’s disrespectful and sends a bad
message to the coach.
6. Don’t do anything halfway. Lazy footwork on free balls, not covering the
hitter, walking to shag balls, etc. Give your all whenever you’re in the gym.
7. Don’t pay attention to your parents on the sidelines. No conversations or
gestures. Coaches want to focus on the player, not the parent.
8. Don’t carry a mistake with you into the next play. A coach can tell by your
body language if you’re not over being blocked on the previous point.
9. Don’t be resistant to stepping into another position, even if it’s not the one
you’re trying out for. Coaches want players who can adjust and are willing to be
versatile if that’s what’s needed to make a drill work or help the team.
10. Don’t give off a negative vibe. Look like you’re having fun playing the game.
Smile, be upbeat, support your teammates, and enjoy yourself. Coaches like
players who bring positive energy to the court.

Bonus: Don’t show up for a tryout wearing a t-shirt from a rival school or club!