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IRVB 2019: Pre-Season Information

The volleyball Pre-Season will be the first three weeks of the official high school season (before competition) and will include the Player Evaluations and Team Selections in Week 1; followed by individual skill technique introduction and reinforcement in Week 2 and team systems and preparation in Week 3. The official start date for high school volleyball this season is August 12, 2019 and the first competition will be September 3, 2019 when the Nighthawks host perennial power Horizon High School from Scottsdale.

 

Pre-Season Expectations

Pre-season volleyball begins on the official volleyball start date, August 12, 2019.

The AIA Fall Season will start after school begins this year. The expectation is that all prospective student-athletes report on time, fit, and ready to work. In order to prepare for the pre-season, there are off-season expectations that include strength/conditioning sessions, volleyball camps, and fundraising.


ATHLETIC CLEARANCE

All prospective student-athletes must be cleared through the Ironwood Ridge Athletic Office before being permitted to tryout for any sport on campus.  Once all paperwork and parent signatures are correctly turned in, the Athletic Office will issue a clearance slip.  Please bring this slip to check-in at tryouts.

Athletes without proper clearance will not be allowed to participate - no exceptions.

Please be cleared by August 1, 2019 to avoid any unforeseen delays with the paperwork or requirements. Missing a significant number of sessions could adversely effect a student-athletes placement on a team...

 

Player Evaluations | Tentative Schedule (as of May 1, 2019)

VARSITY TEAM CANDIDATES: All current Seniors and Juniors; along with select Sophomores (by invitation only) will attend the following sessions.

  • Session I: August 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Session II: August 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Session III:August 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

SOPHOMORES: All prospective Sophomore players will attend the following sessions.

  • Session I: August 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Session II: August 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

FRESHMAN: All prospective Freshman players will attend the following sessions.

  • Session I: August 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Session II: August 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Team Selections | Schedule (as of May 1, 2019)

VARSITY TEAM SESSIONS:

  • Wednesday: August 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday (If needed): August 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

JUNIOR VARSITY AND FRESHMAN TEAM SESSIONS:

  • Wednesday: August 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday (if needed): August 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday (if needed): August 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All players are expected to attend all Evaluation sessions until otherwise directed by the coaching staff..

 

Player Evaluation Criteria

VARSITY CANDIDATES: Participating athletes must possess a working knowledge of offensive/defensive systems and terminology that is consistent with that of the Nighthawk Volleyball system. Athletes must also possess a level of athleticism, fitness, and technical ability consistent with that of a high level varsity players.

Team selections for the top players will be based on results from a Competitive Matrix that will score and rank each varsity candidate’s athletic ability and level of competitiveness. Further criteria will include the positional needs of the team as well as a Player Interview to discuss each candidate's character—meaning their conduct on and off the court, citizenship, commitment, and the candidate’s academic performance.

Academically ineligible players will not be considered for the Varsity team.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY AND FRESHMAN CANDIDATES: Selection will be based mainly on the potential for improvement.  The main criteria for each prospective player (in this order) will be:

  1. Attitude (it must be positive and competitive)
  2. Athletic Ability (including quantitative athletic testing)
  3. Positional skill and/or Potential

The main criteria for our Freshman Team will be coachable players that have a great work ethic and possess the ability to learn offensive/defensive systems. Prior volleyball experience may help, but is not required.

 

Junior Varsity athletes must possess a working knowledge of offensive/defensive systems consistent with that of a typical varsity program. Athletes must also possess a level of fitness and technical ability consistent with of a mid-level varsity player. Other criteria may include the candidate’s academic performance and conduct on and off the court on campus. Academically ineligible players may not be selected in most cases.

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IRVB TRYOUT INFO

PDF 2019 Player Evaluation Information

PDF 2019 Player Evaluation Schedule
PDF Doing Your Best at Tryouts
PDF 2019 Pre-Season Calendar (August)

PDF Pre-Tryout Information PowerPoint



CLEARANCE FORMS

PDF Athletic Clearance Packet
PDF AIA Physical Questionnaire Form
PDF
AIA Physical Examination Form


CONCUSSION

AIA Brainbook Concussion (New Players)

 

 

 

IRVB EXPECTATIONS

Please review some of the expectations once a player makes the Ironwood Ridge Volleyball Team. These are obligations that are consistent with most high level high school teams.
If you do not believe that you can fully participate in the Volleyball Program, please discuss your concerns with the coaching staff or reconsider trying out for the team.

 

PDF IRVB Player Expectations
PDF IRVB Financial Expectations
PDF IRVB Player/Parent Handbook
PDF IRVB 2019 Complete Calendar

PDF 2019 Volleyball Schedule

PDF IRVB Player Agreement

 

 


Welcome to Ironwood Ridge High School — home of Nighthawk Volleyball! The great thing about being a Nighthawk Volleyball player is that you get to be a part of a program and a school that thrive on building tradition and excellence.  It means that you are committed to hard work and dedication on and off the court...  It means playing in front of some of the loudest and most supportive fans in the city...  It means playing against the best teams in the state...  It means wearing the school colors with pride...  It means doing your best in athletics and academics...

Volleyball is a team sport where everyone works hard together. The goal of the coaching staff is to place players in the best situation for the success of the program first, then each team, and finally, the players’ individual development. Competition for a team uniform, playing time, and/or a starting position will be intense. We believe that selection to a high school team is an honor and privilege.

If you’re at our level, then we would love to see you at the 2019 Volleyball Player Evaluations!

 

 



The Ironwood Ridge Volleyball coaching staff will conduct all evaluations.  Questions regarding the Player Evaluations or Team Selections should be directed to Head Coach Bill Lang at bill.lang@nighthawkvolleyball.com