Depends on the numbers and experience of the participants, tryouts can be a bit intimidating. Everyone is trying to make the best team possible and showcase their skills in front of the coaches making difficult decisions. Our tryouts will do basic agility, height, vertical and serve testing to begin with. We then run the athletes through a series of drills to determine playing abilities. We rate our athletes on the following skills, serve receive, hitting, setting, serving, blocking and digging. We then ask our athletes to play in a series of games to determine the following cognitive areas; court sense, competition, leadership and team player. There may be periods of standing around while an athlete waits for their turn. There might also be periods of intense activity. Generally the athletes who are alert and pay attention to the coach’s instructions appear much calmer during the drills than others.