2017 – 2018 Fall & Year-Round Athletic Tryout Information

All new and returning athletes must have an athletic physical and all required paperwork on file with an athletic trainer before the tryout. Forms can be found on the athletics site under “athletic forms.” They won’t be updated until May 1st. Any questions, see or

 Make sure you have your athletic physical done and LISD paperwork (SEE LINK BELOW) completed and turned in to Chris Shiver or Linda Bowman, Vandegrift Athletic Trainers. It must be done on the LISD form. You must have this done prior to the first day of practice. You CANNOT practice or play without it. You can find the form at

 It is suggested that you sign up for Camp V.I.P.E.R. (strength and conditioning camp) for the remainder of the summer. Go to and click on the blue link called “Summer School and Camp registration.” The camp costs $150 and you may register and pay on-line. This will allow you to be in shape and ready to go the first day of practice. Call Coach Sanders for details (512) 570-2370 or

 Fall Sports news:

 Cross Country:

Viper Cross country is a no-cut sport. The first week of practice for returning athletes begins Monday, July 31st, 2017 6:15 am at Monroe Stadium (voluntary for freshmen). Freshmen First Day/Tryouts (mandatory for all incoming freshmen) Monday, August 14th 6:15 am at Monroe Stadium. For more details please contact Head Coach Colin Sully at


Viper Football begins the 2017 Football season on Monday, August 14th, 2017. Email Head Coach Drew Sanders for practice details at Don’t forget to sign up for Football Camp (week of July 31st) and Camp Viper (Begins June 12th).


Viper Golf tryout information can be found at under the 2017-2018 tryout tab. For questions please contact Head Coach Matt Wernecke at


Viper Swimming tryouts will be held Friday July 21st Bella Mar Pool in Steiner Ranch from 8:00-10:00 am. Please ensure you have turned in your physical prior. Any questions, email Head Swim Coach, Ginny Walsh at


Viper Tennis tryouts will be divided among girls and boys and be held at Vandegrift HS tennis courts. Players will need to attend both days of tryouts. Any questions, please email

Girl’s Tennis tryouts will be held on August 3rd and 4th from 9:00-11:30 am each day.

Boy’s Tennis tryouts will be held on August 3rd and 4th from 1:00-3:30 pm each day.

Announcement on team results will be held in Athletic meeting room at VHS on August 5th. Girls from 12:00-1:00 pm

Volleyball: Tryouts will be held on Tuesday August 1st and Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 at VHS. On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Volleyball will meet in the competition gym at VHS at 8 am. Practice starts at 8 am, so please make arrangements to be there before 8 am. The first hour we will head out to the track to complete a fitness test.

The first two days will consist of physical fitness testing, skills testing, and competition. There will be an afternoon tryout session for incoming 9th graders and a separate session for incoming 10th-12th graders. There will be at least a two hour lunch break each day of tryouts. The girls are allowed to bring a sack lunch and stay at school, or they may leave and come back for their afternoon session. Please come prepared with running shoes, volleyball shoes, kneepads, and water.

Team decisions and cuts will be made on August 2nd, at the end of the afternoon session. Any questions, please email Girls athletic coordinator, Jen Hardy. Once a Head volleyball coach is named, we will post their email address on this page.


All other sports (Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Track, Swimming, Soccer) won’t begin until the 1st day of school. You will still need a physical prior to participation! 

 Feel free to call Athletic Coordinator, Drew Sanders at (512) 570-2370 or email at if you have any questions. 

• Go Vipers!

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Athletics Coordinator
Drew Sanders
Phone: 512-570-2370

Information for all VHS sports can be located through the

Athletic Booster Club Web Site

Viper Wrestling

Viper Wrestling Booster Club Web Site

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the athletic sites are volunteer-created and maintained sites, and are NOT official Leander ISD or Vandegrift High School sites. Neither LISD or VHS are responsible for content.

VHS Athletic Games Schedules