Rogers Jr High Volleyball Website
7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Try-out Info 2017
Girls entering 7th & 8th Grade at Will Rogers Jr. High for the 2017-2018
school year are welcome to come to open gyms & try-outs for Jr. High.
The schedule is below.
1. Girls MUST come to at least ONE try-out to be considered for the Jr.
High school VB team(s). Both try-outs are highly encouraged.
2. Open gym days are open to any Jr. High students wishing to learn the
game of volleyball. Open gyms are not mandatory but highly encouraged.
3. Those participating in Open Gym days & Try-outs MUST wear tennis
shoes. Comfortable clothing (shorts/spandex/t-shirts) & knee pads
4. Questions? Contact Coach Jankowski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. High Try-out & Open Gym Schedule 2017
APRIL 25th & 27th * Open Gym / Skills & Drills 4:00-6:00 / RAC
* Open Gym is open to all 6th & 7th grade students who have been accepted to
Rogers Jr. High for the 2017-2018 school year.
May 2nd & 4th Incoming 7th & 8th Graders VB TRY-OUTS
4:00-6:00 / RAC
May 8th Jr. High Teams Announced
* Teams will be posted outside Room 125 & on this Website.
May 11th Jr. High Open Gym / Skills 4:00-5:30 RAC
May 11th Mandatory Jr. High Parent Meeting @ 5:30 / Lecture Hall A
Girls entering 7th Grade next year: Did you miss tryouts??
Contact Coach Jankowski to get info on our VB teams.
The Following are some questions you may have going into the season!
Answers to these questions are below.
Feel free to contact Coach Jankowski if you have any other questions!
Do Practices / Try-outs Cost anything?
Try-outs & Practices do NOT Cost anything!
Just know that if you are placed on a team, you will be required to purchase good Volleyball
shoes, Black Spandex, Black Knee Pads & possibly a Team Shirt!
Where do I go for try-outs & who do I ask for when I get there?
You will go to the back of the school to a large building named: Field House.
We call this the RAC (Recreational Activity Center). You may enter though the front doors
of the RAC or go to the back doors. You may ask for Coach Jankowski or
Coach Blackburn when you arrive.
What happens once I get to the RAC for try-outs? What do you do at try-outs?
When you arrive for try-outs, you will be asked to give us your info such as your name,
grade level, e-mail, phone #'s, etc. You will also be given a try-out number to safety-pin to your back.
When we select players for teams, we use your try-out number so, don't forget it!
Try-outs last approx. 2 hours. We will give you instructions with our expectations & then we will begin.
Try-outs will be similar to a practice. We will teach you a skill or drill & then players will execute it to the
best of their ability. Don't worry if you have never played before, we are here to teach you
and are looking for someone who listens well, who is athletic, coach-able & able to learn quickly.
We ask you to leave your try-out number when you leave.
Try-out results will be put on this website & on the classroom door of Coach Jankowski (Rm #125).
What should I wear/bring to Practices & Try-outs?
1. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Spandex or shorts are great!
Sports-bra's must have a shirt worn over them. No Exceptions.
2. Bring Knee Pads - If you need to buy them, buy black.
3. You MUST wear TENNIS SHOES on the court. Sandals, just socks, etc. are not allowed to
practice in. No Exceptions. No Shoes = No Practice
4. Bring Water for Practice; Bring a healthy snack for after school.
5. Bring a good attitude & come ready to work!
Can my Parent/Guardian come watch?
Yes. As long as they don't distract you or try to coach you.
Parents also need to know that the WHOLE TEAM takes the net down & put the balls up
BEFORE anyone leaves practice. So, don't leave practice until ALL equipment is
taken care of. It's a TEAM EFFORT!
How many teams are there for Jr. High & how many players are on each team?
We may be able to have 2 Jr. High Teams this year. If we have 2 teams, one will be an A team &
one will be a B team. Teams will have approx. 10 girls on each team. I may put more on a team
to ensure that we have enough to play during the season. If we can't have two teams, there will be approx. 16 girls
on one team so that when we travel to other districts, we can split our team into two & have
more playing time for all the girls. Girls MUST have passing grades in-order to play!
If you cannot keep your grades up, you will be replaced during the season.
How do you select your Jr. High Volleyball Teams?
There are many factors that go into selecting a volleyball team for Jr. High.
One being Grades (yes, I check before selecting ANY Player for a team).
Another one is, are you Coachable? Do you listen to your coaches instructions and adjust
accordingly during practices? Are you athletic? ... meaning, can you jump, move, anticipate, etc.
Do you get along with others around you? Are you going to be a TEAM Player?
Do you use positive body lanquage & talk in a positive manner around your teammates?
Would you be someone who would commit to ALL practices? Do you have a Good Attitude on & off
the court toward your teammates, coaches, etc?
These are only a few things we look at when selecting team!
What happens if my student needs to stop being on the team due to family issues, grades, etc?
Parents & Player should have a meeting with your coach and explain the circumstances.
Once a player is off the team, she may not be allowed back on that team - THAT YEAR until approved
by the coach of that team & Coach Jankowski. Players are normally NOT let back onto a team
once they drop or let go from it. Players may try-out next year for the next season.
Once I make a team, then what?
After May 10th, you will be required to get a Physical and fill-out forms on www.rankonesport.com.
Coach Jankowski will give you more instructions as we move forward.
Girls are expected to come to all team camps & scrimmages in the summer. Our official
season starts on July 20th but team camps, scrimmages & other things start in June/July.
Equipment needs: You will also need to get black knee pads, black spandex (no less than a 2" inseam)
and good court shoes. Brand does not matter but please buy good Volleyball shoes & not Basketball shoes.
Ask Coach Jankowski or Coach Blackburn if you have any questions on equipment needs.
If you should have any other questions or concerns, please contact Coach Jankowski at:
- Students MUST have passing grades to play any sport.
- Students may wear comfortable clothes to practices.
- NO Sports Bras without shirts during practices. Spandex are okay.
- No tight or revealing clothing during practices. Modest is Hottest!!
- Bring knee pads if you have them. If you don't & want to buy them, buy BLACK!
- Students MUST be coachable & have a good attitude ...
willing to learn & work hard!
- We will have 2 Jr High Teams this year so plan to come out for Volleyball!!
WE NEED YOU!
For more information contact: