Here are some frequently asked questions that can provide some answers for you!  If you have any questions outside of these, please feel free to Contact Us!

Why boys volleyball? 

Boys' volleyball is becoming more and more popular in the United States. Indoor volleyball has been an Olympic sport for several decades now. Wisconsin has 54 boys' volleyball programs, and is increasing each year. Volleyball is a sport highly focused on court awareness, strength, stamina, vertical agility, reaction time, and making quick decisions. Athletes looking to improve in other sports such as Basketball and Track and Field are highly encouraged to participate in volleyball. The sport will greatly increase your athletic capabilities. Everyone is encouraged to tryout for the sport!

When is the season for boys volleyball?

The WIAA boys volleyball season is included in the Fall sports offerings. The season will generally begin at the end of August and lead up to the state tournament in the beginning of November. Actual dates will vary from year to year.

How do you handle academics and practice/games?

Playing high school sports is a privilege and should not be taken for granted.  Academics is the highest priority for any student athlete.  If for some reason your son needs to be excused from a practice or a game for academic reasons, please have your son let the coaching staff know so we can make appropriate accommodations for him.  Academics come first!

How will practices be ran?

Practice how you want to play. The harder you work at practice and the more you put into it, the better you will perform in a match. We are strong believers in conditioning as well as team building. Practices will vary from day to day but will always focus on basic skills, advanced skills, positional training, and conditioning and stamina building.

When will practices take place?

Practices will take place Monday through Friday during the season, unless it is a match day.  Announcements of cancelled practices will be made as soon as possible and will be posted on our Facebook site, and our Twitter feed.  Students can also check announcements for cancelled practices.

Practice Times will be from 3:30pm to 5:30pm unless otherwise noted.  Practice locations may vary depending on gym availability (Fieldhouse or Middle School Gym)

What are some key training techniques to do in the off-season?

Working hard during the off-season will not only make you a better player, but will help you gain an edge over the competition. The biggest challenge of the volleyball season is it comes right at the end of summer vacation. Making sure you keep up with your training and conditioning routines are two of the key parts of staying in volleyball shape. Playing outdoor volleyball in the summer is a great way to stay in good shape for the season. Additionally, there are club volleyball options which play almost year round to help fine tune your skills. Tryouts are in November and the season runs from January into July.  

Plyometrics is one of the best workouts you can do, not only during the season, but in the off-season as well.  For more information on Plyometrics and what it can do for you, check out this site  http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=Plyometrics

How are away matches handled?

Away matches are handled just like any other sport at the high school level. We will have a team bus take us from the high school to the away site of the match and back. This also includes tournament matches on Saturdays. At least one coach will be on board the bus when traveling to an away match.

Is there a dress code for match days?

Yes. For home games, your son is encouraged to wear their jersey and warm-ups.  For away games, dress clothes are to be worn until we arrive at the away destination (except for Saturday invitational tournaments). Dress clothes include a collared shirt or shirt and tie, dress pants and shoes.

Can I take my son home right from the away match location?

To keep a team atmosphere, we would like to have all student athletes take the bus to and from the away event site. If you need to take your son directly from an away match a Transportation Release Form must be filled out and submitted to the athletics department or head coach prior to the match.

What if my son misses/will miss the bus time for an away match?

Our buses need to leave on time for matches. If your son will not be able to make the bus time or they miss the bus after the scheduled depart time, please call one of the coaches immediately and let us know how the student will be able to get to the match. If they are to miss the bus time, but make it to the game, the student can ride back on the bus. We take roll call on the bus to make sure we have all of the students before returning from an away match. If you need to take your son directly from an away match a Transportation Release Form must be filled out and submitted to the athletics department or head coach. 

How are home matches handled?

All students are required to be at the gym 1 hour PRIOR to the start of the JV match. This time allows for assistance in setting up the nets, team benches, scorers table, and for players to get changed for the start of the match. Varsity players will help score keep, line judge, libero track, and scoreboard operate for the JV game. The JV players will do the same for the Varsity match.  We will need to make sure that all team members participate in helping on game days so that the responsibilities are fairly distributed among the students.

How do warm-ups work before a match?

Warm-ups for all games are typically a total of 20 minutes and will start 20 minutes before the start of the match. The first 6 minutes of warm-ups are shared court times for both teams, the next 7 minutes the home team is on the court, and the last 7 minutes the away team is on the court. Volleyballs cannot be touched before the 20 minute warm-up time begins. Stretching and use of the court is allowed before the 20 minute warm-up as long as there is no volleyball play.

How many students can be on a team?

The amount of student athletes that can be on the team depends on the numbers at tryouts. Ideally we would like to have 12 players on each team.

Can my son practice if he is ill during the school day?

Unfortunately, no.  In order to participate in practices, they must attend at least one half of the school day.  

Can my son play in a match if he is ill during the school day?

Same thing applies here as it does for practices.  If your son is reported as ill or not in school for at least half a day the day of a match, your son may not participate in the match.

What is your policy on cell phones and mobile devices?

We understand most students today have at least one mobile device. However, during practices and matches cell phones and mobile devices (including ipods and other mp3 players) will not be allowed, and should be locked away in a locker or put in a gym bag. We want everyone to have the same focus during practices and mobile devices are distractions. If your son needs to have their cell phone on them at all time for a family reason, etc, we are more than happy to accommodate. Additionally, cell phones and mobile devices must all be turned off and stored before warm-ups on match days until the end of the match.