Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Thank you to everyone that came to try-outs this year. It was fast and a little bit crazy, but I think we have a great team, and I can't wait to get started. (Those girls that borrowed shorts and/or t-shirts during try-outs, please return them to the gym after school. Thanks.)

First, to those of you that did not make the team:
Thank you for trying out. We know that sometimes it's hard putting yourself out there, especially when you are trying new things. We encourage you to stay involved with the volleyball program. When we have open gym at the end of the season, please come. We are disappointed that we are unable to offer a JV team this year, so if you are in 6th or 7th grade, we hope that you will try out again next year. If you have any questions about things that are going on that you can participate in, you are welcome to contact us. Coach Love is a teacher on campus, and he would be happy to help out any way he can. Thanks again for coming out! We hope to see you soon!

For those of you that did make the team:
Congratulations! We are excited to get to know all of you a little better and have a fun, successful season.
Tomorrow we will have a lot of details and paperwork and specifics to go over, so practice will be pretty casual. We will be fitted for shoes, sock, kneepads, picking out game-day shirts, talking about team rules and responsibilities, going over all the things that are expected of you now that you are on the team, and getting to know each other. We will throw in some fun volleyball drills, so you will need to dress out and be ready to play!
At 5:00 pm we are having a parent meeting in the gym that everyone on the team is required to attend. We will be going over lots of items that are important for you and your parents to know. We will also be collecting money and placing our final order with the sporting goods store, so please bring a blank check that you can hand in during the meeting.

To give you an idea of the costs, here is what we know:
Shoes - $65.00 (same as last year)
Kneepads - $15.00 (same as last year)
Socks - $5.00 (same as last year)
Gameday Shirts - ?? (We are picking these out tomorrow with the team)
Concession start-up - $10.00 (required)
Duffle Bags - $25.00 (optional)
Extra spandex shorts - $20.00 (optional)

If you have any questions you can leave a message at the end of this post, or bring them up tomorrow at the meeting. We look forward to a great season, and congratulations to all of you.

Go Pirates!

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