Info for Incoming Freshmen

San Dieguito Academy High School Volleyball is a Division I sport.  In 2020, our schedule will include teams from the following schools:

  • Mission Vista High School
  • Fallbrook High School
  • Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Valley Center High School
  • University City High School
  • Eastlake High School
  • El Camino High School
  • Carlsbad High School
  • Oceanside High School
  • Mt. Carmel High School
  • Kearny High School
  • Westview High School

SDA fields both varsity and two junior varsity boys volleyball teams.


Volleyball is a spring season sport.  In order to try out for volleyball at SDA, players must first obtain a sports physical and be issued an Athletic Clearance Card by submitting a completed San Dieguito Union High School District Athletic Package to the Athletic Director’s office.  The Athletic Package can be found on the SDA Athletics website.

All student athletes must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the previous grading period in order to be eligible to participate on a team.  Any player who is absent from school cannot participate in any team activities that same day.


Practice attendance is vital to the development of the player and the success of the team. Players are expected to attend all practices. Players are responsible for contacting their coach prior to any missed practices. Unexcused absences could affect a player’s game participation.

Game Transportation

All players are required to ride the team bus to and from games, including games that are played on the weekends.  The bus will pick up and drop off at SDA.  Families who need to make other transportation arrangements for their player must notify the coach and receive approval prior to the game.

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers are vital to the growth of the team and the overall volleyball program.  Every team has a volunteer team parent or co-parents.  The team parent assists the coach by organizing the parent volunteers, team activities/social events and by distributing information from the coach to the families, when required.  Additional parent volunteers are needed for the serv-a-thon and for shooting game video footage, if requested by the coaches.

Varsity Game Duty

JV parents are responsible for overseeing the operation of the gate and snack bar in the SDA gym during CIF playoffs.  A volunteer parent leader will organize the JV players to ensure that the gate and snack bar are adequately staffed.  Proceeds from the gate and snack bar help pay for the cost of hiring game officials.