Arabia Mountain High School Volleyball 2018
Varsity Coach: Bruce Pfleger
JV Coach: Nicole (Nikki) Wilson
Assistant Coach: Bailey Kirk
This page last updated May 21st, 2019. Dates subject to change.
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Varsity Tryout Results
We are pleased to announce the following outstanding 2019 Varsity Team:
Here’s the upcoming schedule at this point.
There could be some changes to maximize development but I will try to keep you
Weeks of June 3-10-17:
Tues, Thur practice for experienced players
(those who have played on a high school or club team) 10-12:30 PM
Weds practice for new players 10-12:30 PM.
Coach’s Camp: June 25-26-27 10 AM to 1 PM . Open to all players - new and experienced. College player/coaches will join the AMHS coaches for a camp that will combine instruction in the main volleyball skills (serve, pass, set, spike, block, defense) with competitive situations. $100 for three days (t-shirt included). Register through the link below. Pay through CashApp using code $AMHSVB. If you are later unable to attend the camp, all but $25 will be returned.
Team Camp at Emory University July 19-20-21 (Varsity players or by invitation of AMHS Coach)
Team Camp Info
AMHS JV will hold tryouts week of July 29th
to August 2nd
Tryout Reginstration Link
Volleyball Managers: In addition to helping during practices, managers attend home
and road matches with essential jobs: scorekeeper, libero tracker, score
flipper, line judge, and stat keepers. If you are willing to learn multiple
jobs, apply here There is a manager's meeting after school early in the school year
Volleyball Manager Link
You must have a DEKALB COUNTY ATHLETIC
PARTICIPATION CONSENT FORM on file with the coach for each sport to participate
in Dekalb sports. You will not be able to participate in the AMHS camp without
and it’s a good idea to get it done now. Forms are valid for one year. Turn in
to Coach Pfleger. Here’s the link:
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION CONSENT FORM
General Volleyball Information
Volleyball is huge in this region of the
country. Every high school and many middle schools have teams. It’s an
affordable sport for schools so most colleges and universities have teams
meaning there will be opportunities to play after high school and yes,
many college scholarship chances as well. Here’s the general
flow of volleyball.
School Season – High school seasons are in the Fall running from August to
the end of September or later depending on post-season tournaments. Arabia has
Varsity and JV, and some schools carry a 9th grade team.
Practice is Monday through Friday after school. See below for match
schedules. Players are expected to be at every practice and every match.
As you probably know, youth sports are not
inexpensive. For most every sport, Dekalb County pays for one varsity and one
JV coach and little else. As such, parents must bear the other costs associated
with competitive sports. Parents also comprise an integral part of the sports
community. AMHS has a volleyball Booster Club and all parents are members.
Besides attending matches, parents help out with a number of tasks
including arranging for/delivering food and beverages, organizing functions
such as senior night and the banquet, helping collect and distribute funds,
uniform ordering, concessions, check-in for camps, fundraising, calling lines
during matches, and others as necessary. All parents are expected to
The cost of playing volleyball at AMHS is
$250-$400 depending on JV/V and uniform pieces needed. This includes uniform,
additional coaching, equipment, extra tournaments, pre-game meals, senior
night, and the end of year banquet.
Club Season – As soon as school season is over various volleyball clubs
start open gyms and then tryouts. Club volleyball (travel vball) is huge in
this region. As an example, there were about 200 age 14 teams last year, with
large numbers for each age from 12 to 18. Arabia players are encouraged but not
required to play club volleyball. However, the strength of a program correlates
well with how many players play volleyball year-round. It is also understood
that families have limited resources and difficult decisions to make. There are
many options for clubs/teams from playing only local tournaments to national
teams that travel the country. Costs vary considerably. Club volleyball
practices are typically 2-3 days a week starting end of November and run
through end of April. Tournaments are weekends.
Summer Opportunities There is an abundance of camps and clinics
in the Atlanta area – volleyball is hot! Try googling Atlanta Volleyball.
Local Colleges such as Emory, Ga Tech, UGA, Kennesaw St, Agnes Scott etc run camps and clinics throughout the summer.
= YMCA has programs, see also volleyperformance.com (A5
= Volleyball Clubs including Tsunami, A5, Atlanta
Extreme, NAVC, Crush, Rio run programs
= Recreational leagues including indoor and outdoor grass
and sand (beach) doubles, triples etc