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Frequently Asked Questions

For what grades does PVB have training or teams?

3rd through 12th grade girls 


When do PVB try-outs take place?

  1. High School try-outs are in early May

  2. Evaluations for 3rd through 8th graders are in May as well with the final Evaluation and team placement the first week of school. We currently do not make cuts at this level and aim to accommodate all interested players and place them on teams that match and will extend their competitive level.


Who is eligible to try-out for the PVB High School teams?

  1. Any current Pope student who is academically eligible and has a current physical on file can try-out for the Varsity or Junior Varsity teams.

  2. Any 8th grader attending a Pope feeder middle school and who has a physical completed by a doctor on or after April 1 of the try-out year (2023 for our next tryout) effectively uploaded into ParentVue is also eligible to try-out for the V or JV teams.


I do not attend a Pope feeder school or have moved into the area and will be attending Pope High School for the next school year. When can I try-out?

We hold a final try-out for students in this situation on the first day of school. Please contact us as early as possible if you will be attending Pope and want to tryout, and we can work together toward your eligibility to participate in this tryout.


Who is eligible to play on the PVB Juniors or Pups teams?

  1. Students who live in the Pope district are eligible to play on our 6th-8th grade teams.

  2. Students from any district can play in our Pups program for 3rd through 5th grade girls.

  3. A physical is not required for these teams.


How do I register for try-outs?

You will complete the form on this website to register. We will open the registration in mid-March. You can check in to find the website or subscribe to our newsletter in which we will announce such information.


How do I get more detailed information about the program/season?

The coaches will host a Parent & Player Zoom call a few weeks before try-outs (mid to late April)  to share details of the upcoming season. Everyone registered for the try-out will be invited to this video call. If you are on the fence about playing, you are welcome to register for the try-out, listen in on the call, then decide to attend the try-out or not.


Are there fees to play PVB?

Yes. Our fees depend on the schedule planned for each team, number of practices, coaches hired, gear provided, program equipment purchased, etc. For the 2022 season, our fees range from $200-600 depending on the team a player makes. We determine the final cost for the upcoming fall season and share that amount on the Zoom call.


Does PVB offer additional volleyball training?

We host youth camps in the summer for rising 3rd through 9th graders usually the first week of June and the first week of July. The registration links will post to this website and be shared via the newsletter.


What experience and equipment does my daughter need for try-outs or camp?

  1. Our High School program is rather competitive and is not usually a starting point for someone to begin playing volleyball. However, all are welcome at try-outs, and we look for what a player can become, not just where she is currently. 

  2. Our Juniors and Pups programs are a great place to both grow and improve a player’s current game as well as to learn to play volleyball. We have multiple teams with a variety of skill levels. Summer camps include a wide range of experienced and new players as well.

  3. The most important volleyball equipment needed is a pair of kneepads. After that, volleyball/basketball shoes can be helpful as can be arms sleeves.


How do I contact a PVB Coach?

  1. Katie Kirian – Pope High School Varsity Head Coach

  2. Erica Miller – Community Head Coach & PVB Program Lead

  3. LA O’Sullivan – Juniors & Pups Director

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