Volleyball

General Information

 Updated on 8/13/2018 at 3:00pm:

Click here to access the team volleyball gear store.  The store will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 15th.

Updated on 7/23/2018 at 12:15 pm:

Following the try-out days on Monday & Tuesday (August 6th & 7th), daily weekday practices will begin the next day (Wednesday, August 8th) from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Updated on 5/22/2018 at 9:05 am:

Thank you for attending the call-out meeting held on Tuesday, May 22nd.  If you weren't able to make it to the meeting, the information sheet is attached and can downloaded by clicking here.  Try-outs will be on Monday and Tuesday, August 6th-7th, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on each of those days and all players must have all forms & other requirements completed BEFORE being eligible to try out.  Lastly, those interested in trying out need to complete a try-out profile for the coaches by clicking the link below.

Try-out Profile: Click Here


What are the coaches looking for?

We believe that "drive" is more important than "skill."  The drive and love for the game can never be replaced and players do not play based on skills alone.  Players that demonstrate a strong desire to learn, grow, improve, and posses a team mentality are always appreciated and valued on the team.

In regards to the various skills in volleyball, the following are the areas of focus coaches will be looking for: 1) Serving, 2) Passing, and 3) Setting

1.  Each point begins with a serve, which is the only moment of the game when you can advantageously take total control of the ball.  Proper discipline and technique in serving are key.

2.  Passing, also known as ball control, is the most important defensive skill in volleyball.  Proper footwork, body positioning, and angling the platform to target are key to maximize the chances of scoring each point and minimizing chances of long-term back injuries.  

3.  Setters need to possess great footwork, to have good ball control with their hands, and the intelligence and athleticism to utilize both of the mentioned characteristics to provide the team with the highest chance of scoring the point.  Great setters possess excellent court awareness, are competitive, are natural leaders, and believe in the team.

 

Program Priorities: Health, Academia, Team


1.  The student-athlete's health is the highest priority.  Injuries must be reported imediately to the coach and athletic trainer and all play for the student-athlete will cease until cleared for play in writing by either the doctor or athletic trainer.

2.  Student-athletes are expected to set their academics as a priority and to be leaders by setting examples in the classroom.  Playing in the school's extracurricular program is a privilege and the Athletic Director/Coaches reserve the right to suspend that privelege until the student-athlete once again meets the set expectations.  Suspension could be a result of 1) poor grades, 2) poor behavior/attitude in school, 3) other.  If necessary, the student-athlete may be asked to attend after-school study hall to complete make-up work as needed until expectations are met.

3.  The team is prioritized above the individual.  Volleyball is a sport that cannot be won by individual efforts.  Therefore, all players are expected to positively contribute to the team to the best of their ability both on and off the court and support/encourage one another through constructive feedback.  Whether large or small, each player on the team has a role that ultimately serves the team.

4.  Additional information can be obtained in the Athletic Handbook.

Coaching Staff

8th Grade Head Coach:

Kaylee Houlihan
khouliha@ccs.k12.in.us

 

7th Grade Head Coach:

Jeff Chou
jchou@ccs.k12.in.us