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Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV), and C Team 

What the Coaches Are Looking For 

Prior volleyball experience or skills help, but is not required. Prospective student-athletes will be tested and evaluated for their overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skill. Coaches will apply the following criteria: 

  1. Athleticism - Coordination and physical strength while also having stamina and intelligence. Players with the ability to learn and perform complex skills. Volleyball puts a premium on explosiveness and rewards those who are unafraid to attack the ball. The coaching staff will be looking for coachable athletes who have a great work ethic and want to learn to be better players and teammates. 

  2. Attitude – Positive, competitive, focused on teamwork, and eager to learn. Extra points will be given to those who demonstrate strong leadership skills, ability to work/communicate as a team, and those who are willing to take risks and are unafraid to learn from mistakes. 

  3. Commitment – Be committed to your team with the goal of working together to win and have fun. 

  4. Position – Players whose skills fit a specific need for the team’s overall balance 

  5. For Varsity - Volleyball Skills – Knowledge of correct playing form and ability to do such, including court positioning and variations of basic principles. For JV and C, we will continue to teach you to play.  

Get Ready for Tryouts 

Practice Your Skills 

If you already know how to play, then pepper with someone or have someone toss you balls to pass, set or hit. It doesn’t take long to lose the feel for the game. Don’t let this happen to you. Especially for varsity, come to the gym ready. There are many volleyball camp opportunities in the local area AND Pine Creek will host a camp and at least a month's worth of open gyms. Most important--Go out and play volleyball! 

Attend Open Gyms 

Open gyms are a chance to get touches on a volleyball before try-outs. Camp and open gyms are not required, yet highly recommended for those players wishing to improve their skills and participate in our volleyball program. If athletes have previously scheduled engagements (vacation, work, etc.) please make sure to let the coaching staff know when you will be absent head of time. 

Participating in open gyms is is free. The gym will be opened 15 minutes prior to the start time for court set-up. 


Appropriate attire, water bottle, knee pads, and ankle braces recommended.  

Stay In Shape 

Be sure that you are staying in shape and come to try-outs ready to give it your all! Ideas to maintain/improve your physical fitness level during the summer are: 

  • Plyometrics (jump training) 

  • Jumping rope 

  • Sprint training 

  • Weight lifting 

  • Body weight exercises 

You do not need a gym to exercise! No matter where you are during the off-season, we encourage YOU to ensure YOU maintain YOUR level of fitness. If you would like personalized suggestions, please contact Coach Stowers

Youth Volleyball Camp 

Pine Creek hosts a Youth Volleyball Camp each summer for inbound fourth through ninth grade students. Our youth volleyball camp is a great opportunity for campers to continue to develop their skill and get pointers on what a player could improve on prior to try-outs.  

The camp is led by Pine Creek Coaches and assisted by current Pine Creek volleyball players. There is a fee associated with participating. Please contact Coach Stowers for more information about summer camp!