Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will there be a summer program?
A: For details on summer activities, please obtain information off the
Desert Vista web site:
You can go to "Calendar" and see the schedule for summer.
Q: Do I need experience to tryout or have played club?
A: No. Every year we have kids selected to a team that haven't played
Q: When do I have to have my school physical done?
A: You may not participate in summer training activities without the
clearance of your physical form/paperwork through the front office,
nor can you tryout in August. You must be a registered Desert Vista
student to be eligible to train in the summer and tryout in the fall.
All physicals must be renewed annually after March of each year.
Q: How will I know if something changes in the program or schedule?
A: It is your responsibility to visit the Thunder web site,
to check for changes.
Q: When are the volleyball tryouts this year?
A: Team tryouts begin the first or second week of school.
See the "Calendar" page for specific tryout dates.
Q: How does the Fall Break in October affect volleyball?
A: All players are expected to attend practices and matches during fall break.
See the "Calendar" page for practices or matches during fall break.
Q: What kind of fund raising activity can we expect for the season?
A: State law allows Arizonans to contribute up to $400.00 to public schools
for extra curricular activities and then deduct that amount directly from
your state income taxes through a tax credit. All players
selected to the Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams are encouraged to make
a contribution or up to the full amount allowed of $400.00 into the
State Tax Credit Program earmarked for DV Girls Volleyball.
Significant tax donations are paid at the DV bookstore and need to be
earmarked for "Women's Volleyball". If your daughter is selected to a team
or if you have family/friends interested in making a donation, please
see the home page of the
web site to print out the needed forms. These monies
go directly back to the players and the program in the form of practice
t-shirts, bags, balls, carts, nets, replace worn equipment, banquet meals,
awards, senior gifts and tournament entry fees, etc.
Q: Is there an activity fee and if so, how much?
A: There is an additional $50.00 participation fee required by the
Tempe Union High School District prior to tryouts and also payable
at the Desert Vista bookstore. Tax credit may be used to pay this fee.
Q: Is there a way my Mom and Dad can support the team besides
just attending matches?
A: Yes, Desert Vista Girls Volleyball has a great Booster Club.
The Booster Club meets throughout the season to assist the teams and to
prepare for the season end banquet. Have your parents contact
Molly West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more details. Your parents may have an opportunity to volunteer for committees or
multiple activities. See the "Boosters" page for more information.
Q: Does the Booster Club do a seasonal Girls Volleyball Program?
A: Yes, it is an all out summer effort. Each player is responsible
for selling (or buying) a minimum of one $35.00 ad. Please contact
Molly West (email@example.com)
for more details. Monies raised through the booster program ads support
the Desert Vista end of season banquet, photo albums for the players,
season DVD's for each player, awards, equipment, practice t-shirts
or other needs requested by the program.
Q: Are there other ways to help the girls program?
A: Yes. eScrip. What is eScrip? Go to www.escrip.com
for more information and sign up with the Desert Vista Girls Volleyball Boosters
and our group ID is: #153787354. Anyone can sign up for this too!
Q: Are there high school tournaments during the season?
A: Yes, Varsity participates in 3 tournaments during the season. The JV
and Freshman teams do not participate in tournaments according to AIA rules.
These tournaments can be a combination of Friday/Saturday or Saturday only.
Q: Besides tournaments, are there other Saturday commitments?
A: Yes, all teams practice on Saturdays throughout the season.
Generally Saturday practices are from 7-9 AM and no later than 9:30 AM.
Q: What can a player expect from the Desert Vista Volleyball program?
A: You can expect success that is measured beyond the win-loss record.
Success is within the journey as much as it is about reaching the destination.
Our success is about uniting a group of individuals to pursue a common goal.
Overcoming individual differences in order for the team to achieve its
potential. Success of the athlete excelling on a personal level on the court
as well as off the court by being a part of something bigger that the
individual. Our success is about teaching through sports the life skills
necessary to be a winner. The expectations are high for the Desert Vista
volleyball players. Being on the Desert Vista Volleyball team is hard work
and requires the selection of athletes who "bring something special to the
court and their team".
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