Arabia Mountain High School Volleyball 2018
Varsity Coach: Bruce Pfleger (AMHS Math Teacher)
JV Coach: Dedrick Whiting (AMHS Exceptional Education Teacher)
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Here’s the upcoming schedule at this point. There could be some changes to maximize development but I will try to keep you informed.
weeks of June:
June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21: practice for experienced players (those who have
played on a high school or club team) 10-12:30 PM
Weds June 6,
13, 20: practice for new players 10-12:30 PM
Coach’s Camp: June 26-27-28, 10-1 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). Please sign up using form below. Cash, check or money order collected first day of camp.
Camp Registration Link
at Emory University July 13-14-15 (by invitation of AMHS Coach)
Tryouts: AMHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Tryouts July 30 - July 31 - August 1 (at AMHS gym) 4-6 PM.
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:
DEKALB COUNTY 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.
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 contribute.
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.
Colleges include Emory, Georgia Tech, UGA, Agnes
Scott, Kennesaw State, Oglethorpe
YMCA has programs, see also
volleyperformance.com (A5 run program)
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