Girls Volleyball

Volleyball Varsity 2019-2020

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Getting Ready for Tryouts


Interested in playing volleyball? There's no better way to make friends and get a jump on the school year than to play NCHS Jaguar Volleyball. Here are some key steps to get ready: 
Complete your Sports Registration to Tryout 
· Registration for sports in Northshore is now being done with a new system called Final Forms. You must be registered before you can tryout. · For more details on how to register, visit the Register for Athletics website. 
· You must also have a current physical on file before tryouts. So, don't wait until the last minute! 
Practice and Play! 
There are lots of opportunities to work on your volleyball skills in the months leading up to tryouts. Note: the links below are not sponsored by or affiliated with North Creek High School or the Northshore School District. Check this info section often for any updates! They are no-pressure, no-evaluation workouts.
Open Gym
Jul 31 (Wed) 5:00pm-7:00pm
Weight Room 
Weight Room workouts are monitored. Coaches provide guidance on safety and proper technique. Specific Workouts are as follows:
Dates/times are:
Aug 8 (Thu), 430-600pm
Aug 13 (Tue), 430-600pm
Aug 15 (Thu), 430-600pm
Aug 20 (Tue), 430-600pm
Aug 22 (Thu), 430-600pm
Club clinics 
Several volleyball clubs in the area offer summer clinics and workshops. For a list of local clubs, visit Puget Sound Region Volleyball. 
University and college volleyball camps 
Virtually every major university and college volleyball program has some kind of summer camp. The University of Washington, Seattle University, Washington State, and Western Washington University all hold clinics for individuals and high school teams (most of these camps are staffed by the school's coaches and players). If you want to travel or see an out-of-town campus, many programs offer meals and accommodations for overnight campers. 
Indoor and Beach VB Camps 
Sudden Impact Volleyball Club ▪ Cascade Volleyball Club ▪ Dakine Volleyball Club (beach & indoor) ▪ Northwest Juniors ▪ Uprising Volleyball (beach) ▪ Washington Volleyball Academy

Tryout Details

2019 North Creek Volleyball Tryout Information 

August 26 & 27: Tryouts 3:30-7:30 p.m. (5:30-6:30 break) 
There are no make-up tryout sessions. Bring the following to tryouts: 
· knee pads 
· athletic shoes (preferably volleyball shoes) 
· water bottle 
· snacks 
· effort and energy (BRING IT!). 
You must be registered for sports on Final Forms and have a valid physical on file to tryout. Fall registration opened on May 7th. For more information on how to register, visit the Register for Athletics page. 
Tips for Tryouts 
· Be at the gym 30 minutes early to sign in and help set up. 
· Wear appropriate gear for volleyball. We do not provide shoes, laces, ankle guards, kneepads, or other personal equipment. 
· Bring a water bottle (and water only—no sports drinks in the gym). 
· Expect a rigorous four-hour tryout each day with a short break in the middle. Pack some food to eat during the break. 
· Have fun! We value players who show enthusiasm, passion, leadership, and who can be great teammates. Bring your energy! 
When do we Find Out the Results? 
Varsity, Junior Varsity, and C-Team rosters will be determined at the end of the last day of tryouts. Once tryouts are over, you'll receive a letter from the coaches indicating whether or not you made a team. 

Varsity / Junior Varsity / C-Team

Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV) and C-Team: What's the Difference?

For most, the C-Team is an introduction to high school volleyball. The focus is on developing your skills and playing experience as well as juggling the demands of a team sport and school.  At JV, the emphasis is on refining skills, adjusting to a faster pace of play, coming together as a team, and gaining the match experience you'll need to compete at the varsity level in the future.  Our Varsity team is built to compete at the highest possible level every year. It’s about putting out the best team to win volleyball matches.

Not everyone makes a team and not everyone makes the team they expect. When you tryout for volleyball, we presume you're committed to practicing and competing all season no matter which team you're on.

Practices start the day after tryouts, run most weekday afternoons, and some Saturday mornings through the end of October (Varsity players practice more frequently and should expect to play in the post-season through Nov. 11). All players are expected to be present and available for each practice and match. That means being on time, mentally alert, and physically ready.  Players must have 10 practices attended prior to competing in a match.

Practices and Games


Daily Practices 
August 28 and on: Daily practices begin (Aug 26 & 27 count as practice days) 
Varsity and JV practice in the Main Gym and the C-Team practices in the Aux Gym. Practices start 3:00pm or 3:30 p.m. and end anywhere from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. depending on the team made. Practices are generally 5 days a week and may include Saturdays, with Saturday being the 5th day. Varsity players practice on most Saturdays with the previous Friday off. More detailed practice information will be provided to players and parents once the teams are finalized. 
Matches take place once or twice a week through the end of October, with KingCo 4A and state tournament matches happening through mid-November. Varsity matches usually start at 7 p.m., and C-Team and JV matches at 5:15/5:30p.m. For away games, we travel by bus and expect all of our teams to ride together to and from. Our bus leaves NCHS after school and returns when the Varsity match is over. 
The official game schedule, scores and standings are all posted on the KingCo Athletic website. This is not part of the Northshore School District website. If any changes are made to the schedule, it will be posted there. The button near the top of this NCHS Volleyball page will take you to the KingCo Girls Volleyball page with our schedule on it.
Our volleyball players are among the best students at NCHS, and one of the most important lessons they learn is how to balance the demands of school and volleyball. When they're not playing or warming up, players can use their downtime during matches and before practices to study.
If you have any questions, email Varsity Coach Richard Abiador at or JV Coach Gail Cornelius at

Important Dates

Check KingCo Athletics for up-to-date scores at the Volleyball State Tournament.



Varsity Coach

Richard Abiador

Junior Varsity Coach

Karyssa Leon


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