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2022 Woodson Sports Physical Night
Wednesday June 8, 2022

Check out the Athletic Training tab to see more info and how to register for a time slot!

Purchase Woodson Athletic Home Event Tickets HERE! 

Updated: May 3, 2022



Run from August 1-5, 2022. Please make sure that you are available for EVERY day of tryouts, if you want to play volleyball for Woodson this coming season.

Students need to bring enough water for the entire time they will be at tryouts (minimum recommended amount is 32 ounces -- we strongly encourage each student to bring more).

MANDATORY (click HERE to find the forms)

  • Concussion Education Training - See the Message below about the updated concussion education requirements and procedures
  • VHSL Physical Requirements, and
  • Paperwork requirements
  • Tryouts

*Players must be present at tryouts to make the team. No exceptions.


Players will be expected to be wearing proper volleyball attire when in the gym:
- T-shirts (short or long sleeve) -- NOTE: NO tank tops, crop top/cut-off shirts, or sleeveless shirts
- Spandex shorts (gym shorts are acceptable)
- If you make a team, you will be required to purchase spandex shorts as that is part of the uniform (exceptions will be made to this requirement if, for religious reasons, you cannot wear spandex shorts)
- Volleyball or gym shoes (non-marking soles) -- NOTE: do NOT wear running shoes, as they do not provide the lateral stability required for volleyball activities
- Hair must be kept off the face, so recommend hair ties: metal hair pins or clips are NOT permitted
- Knee pads are strongly recommended (NOTE: if you make a team, you will need white knee pads without large logos on them)

Do NOT wear the following items:
Tank tops
Crop top/Cut-off shirts
Sleeveless shirts
Cut-off shorts
Running Shoes
Metal Hair Pins
Hair Clips


Practices start immediately after tryouts and run from August to late-October/mid-November.

Practice occurs every day after school (varsity and JV will occasionally have Saturday practices). There are no practices on match days. Practice times will change for inclement weather, and/or school events as designated by the DSA office. On days of inclement weather or school events, the DSA office will contact coaches, who will notify the team captains to tell the players for their respective teams. Varsity is usually the only team that will practice during inclement weather.

TRYOUTS: August 1, 2022 to August 5, 2022

Tryouts times are subject to change due to school maintenance and inclement weather. Please check the website regularly for updates.

TRYOUTS include:

  • Athletic Testing: F, SO, JR, SR, and new players to the program
  • 3-4 days of tryouts for V
  • 4-5 days of tryout for JV and F (dependent on coaches)

Day 1: Monday, August 1, 2022



9:00 – 10:00 AM

Athletic Testing for rising 10-12

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Rising 10 -12 Tryouts Begin

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Rising 10 -12 Tryouts

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Makeup Athletic Testing Rising 10-12

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Athletic Testing for Rising 9 (Freshman)

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Rising 9 Tryouts Begin (selected Freshmen will be moved to JV/V tryouts)


Day 2: Tuesday, August 2, 2022



9:00 – 11:00 AM

S/SR testing V/JV tryouts

1:00 – 4:00 PM

JV/V Tryouts

Competition 3x3, 4x4, 3x6

(Invite players to V tryouts)

6:00 – 6:30 PM Makeup Athletic Testing for Freshman

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Freshman (F) Tryouts


Day 3: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

NOTE: Start time for Day 3 is different from other days.



3:30 – 6:30 PM

V Tryouts for selected personnel (First and Final Varsity Cuts)

Rising 12th graders that are not selected are cut from the program. Players not selected for Varsity and who are not rising 12th graders, will either be cut from the program or sent to JV tryouts. The Varsity roster will be finalized on this day.

6:30 – 8:30 PM

JV Tryouts (First Cuts - JV)

6:30 – 8:30 PM

F Tryouts (First Cuts - F)


Day 4: Thursday, August 4, 2022



9:00 AM - Noon

V Practice

1:00 – 3:00 PM

V Practice

3:00 – 6:00 PM

JV Tryouts – Final Cuts

6:30 – 8:00 PM

F Tryouts (Final Cuts)


Day 5: Friday, August 5, 2022 (will most likely be a practice day, not a tryout day)



9:00 AM – Noon

V Team Practice

1:00 – 3:00 PM

V Practice

3:00 - 6:00 PM

JV Practice

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Freshman Practice


Day 6: Saturday, August 6, 2022



9:00 AM – Noon

V Practice

1:00 – 3:00 PM

JV Practice

Tryouts are very competitive and it is not an easy experience for coaches, players, or parents. It is very stressful and demanding. We ask that if your child does not make a team - please be supportive and aware that there are many opportunities to participate in other sports, clubs, and organizations at Woodson.

All communication is done by email or through the Team Captains once teams are selected. Important announcements will also go out over the website. The schedule is also available at this site along with the practice schedule for the year. Any changes to the standard schedule will be sent by email or in handouts to players – we ask that you remain flexible, as there will be changes.

Any questions please contact the head coach, Len Palaschak at: or 703-969-9399 (cell). If emailing Coach Palaschak, please make sure to CC the assistant coach, Sam Mackin at and .


1. VHSL Physical (fillable PDF form - click HERE to get the current form)

  1. A player must have a physical in order to tryout or play.
  2. You must use the current VHSL Physical Form (revised January 2021). No other forms will be accepted!
  3. Physical must occur after May 1, 2022 (dates prior to May 1, will not be accepted).
  4. Physicals must be turned in to the Athletic Training office. It is best to turn the form in at least two weeks before tryouts begin. Keep a copy of the form for your records and bring a copy with you to tryouts.

2. Emergency Care Form (fillable PDF form - click HERE to get the current form)

  1. Players must bring 1 copy of the Emergency Care Form to tryouts and hand it in at the check-in table.

3. Concussion Education Training (see news entry above for updated procedure)

  1. This training is part of the Activity Registration submission you complete online.
  2. For more information on concussions, parents may also visit the Center for Disease Control’s website: or talk to the athletic trainer.

4. Health Insurance

  1. Health Insurance is mandatory in order to participate in any sport.
  2. If you don’t have coverage, it can be purchased through the school. See the DSA office or the Athletic Trainer for more information regarding health insurance.

5. Woodson Sports Physical Night

  1. The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School.
  2. As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2022-23 School Year.
  3. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years.
  4. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies.
  5. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes.
  6. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm.
  7. Click Here To Register for an Appointment

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our ATC:
Christopher Hogge:

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