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5 months ago @ 8:49PM

tryout letter

I have read and understood the tryout information for the 2017 Herndon High School Girls Basketball Tryouts.


Student/Athlete’s Name (PRINT)

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Team News

5 months ago @ 8:47PM

Girls basket tryout

Herndon High School Basketball Tryouts


Prospective Student/Athlete and Family,

I would like to personally thank you for your interest in competing for the Herndon Girls Basketball Program.  In this letter I hope to address some questions you may have about tryouts. Below is the schedule for the 2017 Herndon Girls Basketball Try Outs. Unless a coach from the Herndon HS staff has told you otherwise, all 9th Graders will try out for Freshman, all 10th Graders will try out for JV and all 11th and 12th Graders will try out for Varsity unless told otherwise.

For those student/athletes who are still participating in a Fall Sport, your three day tryout period begins when your fall sport season concludes.  All that we ask is that you inform the coaching staff that you plan on trying out by November 6th, so we can make the necessary arrangements/adjustments.





November 6, 2017

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

5-7 PM

November 7, 2017

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

5-7 PM

November 8, 2017*

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

5-7 PM

November 9, 2017**

3pm - 5pm

3pm - 5pm

5-7 PM


*-First Cuts

**-Final Cuts

You will not be allowed to tryout unless you have submitted by November 6, 2017:




Tryout Format

Players will be evaluated in all aspects of the game of basketball.  Varsity tryouts will be set-up like an in season practice.  Freshman and Junior Varsity tryouts will follow a more traditional tryout plan.   The gym will be closed during tryouts.  Only players, managers and staff will be allowed entry. Teams will be limited to 10-15 players. 


Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used during player evaluation and team selection process:

  • Academic Status
  • Skill Level (Ball Handling, Scoring, Defense, Rebounding, Athleticism)
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Team Work
  • Attitude and Conduct


As with every competitive tryout, there will be cuts.  No player likes to be cut, and no coach likes to cut players.  However, it must be done when there are a limited number of roster spots.  During cuts, a coach will explain to you what you did well, what you need to work on and whether or not you made the team. There are plenty of other opportunities within the Herndon High School Athletic Department that student/athletes can compete.  If you have any questions, please email me. 

Thank You,


Cornelius Snead

Girls Basketball Coach

Herndon High School


Team News

5 months ago @ 10:03AM

Tryout Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q – What should I bring with me to tryouts?
  • Bring required paper work to the first day of tryouts.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Players should bring a water bottle and any required inhalers.


  1. Q- What should I wear to tryouts.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, T- shirt, shorts, basketball shoes, and no jewelry.


  1. Q- What is considered when deciding who makes the team.
  • The coaching staff will be looking for coachable athletes who have a good work ethic and want to become a better player. Prior basketball experience is not required.


  1. Q- Prospective student athletes will be evaluated on their athletic ability and basketball skills. Coaches will apply the following criteria.

Team News

5 months ago @ 9:55AM

Tryouts Nov 6 thru 8


Lady Hornets Basketball

Tryout Criteria

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Lady Hornets Basketball Program.

Tryouts will start Nov 6

Freshman tryouts will be 3 to 5 in the Aux gym

JV tryouts will be 3 to 5 in the main gym

Varsity Tryouts will be 5 to 7 in the main gym


Players Must Haves:

  1. Completed and current physical form on file with the athletic trainer.
  2. Emergency Care Card
  3. Concussion Education Completed by: Student and Parent (information available at Herndon High School athletic website.)

Basketball Attire: Basketball shoes, shorts, T-shirts no jewelry.

All players will be assessed based on the following criteria:

1. Academics

2. Defensive ability

3. Offensive Ability

4. Speed

5. Court awareness

6. Coachable
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