Tryout & Schedule Reminder

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Aug 112018
 

The 2018 volleyball season begins!! All Student Athletes should report on Monday, August 13th , 2018 to the Exeter High School gymnasium (registration times are below).  If you have not already turned the appropriate forms in to the athletic office (links to forms below), please bring a completed physical examination (signed by your doctor), your signed player’s contract, signed insurance form, and completed release and indemnity form to the athletic office before August 13th.   You will not be allowed to participate unless all the forms are complete and executed properly!  If you have any questions regarding your status, need to pick up any forms, or have decided not to play this year, please contact Kristen Morissette at 775-8406 or khodsdon@sau16.org.  Forms are also available online here.

 

In addition, we have also published a tentative practice schedule once tryouts conclude please find that information here on the schedule page.

Tryouts:

Monday,  August 13

  • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS
    • 8:00 AM – Registration & Warm-up
    • 8:15 AM – Tryouts Begin
    • 11:00 AM – Day 1 concludes (parent pick up if needed).
  • FRESHMEN ONLY
    • 5:00 PM- Registration & Warm-up
    • 5:15 – Tryouts Begin
    • 7:00 – 7:15 PM – Parent Pick up (Please be on Time, Thanks!)

Tuesday, August 14

    • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS 
      • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • FRESHMEN CLINIC 
      • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, August 15

    • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS
      • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
    • FRESHMEN CLINIC
      • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (could go slightly longer)

Thursday,  August 16

  •  Practices begin (times TBA) or…
  •  Last day of tryouts if needed

Paperwork:  Below you will find a list of any paperwork that you owe and the date for sports physicals at Access Sports Medicine.

[forms may be downloaded here]

VideoYou may watch the “Know the Risk” video after the first session on August 14th with a parent or online by Clicking Here Now.


A Note from Coach McDonnell:

“While we wish we had the resources to take all players, volleyball is very well attended at Exeter and unfortunately there may be cuts.  We ask all parents to prepare their children for that possibility and let them know that giving their best effort should never be looked upon as failure.  We like to remind players that many a great player was initially cut from their high school team (Michael Jordan comes to mind).  Try hard and regret nothing!

Often times we have players come out for volleyball because they have been encouraged that it is, or they perceive it to be, the “easiest” of the fall sports.  It is my experience that those players are shocked at what is required of them when they arrive.  Tryouts will be rigorous and volleyball is a demanding sport that requires physicality, stamina and a particular set of motor skills, .  We strongly recommend players come to tryouts fit and having practiced over the summer to reduce the risk of injury and improve their chances of a successful tryout.  Good luck to all!”

Additional Information:

Up to date information can be found on this site and the official athletic site for EHS is here.

Please check to make sure all forms are filled out completely and
signed by parents and students where indicated.

 Thanks and good luck to all,

2018 Coaching Staff:

Coach McDonnell
Coach Morissette
Coach Simmons
Coach Taylor – (Program Assistant – Interim leave of absence)

Reminders

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Aug 062018
 

Hello Hawks!

Just a reminder that there is no open gym tonight (Monday, August 6th). 

We will continue conditioning this week on Wednesday and Friday, 10-11 at Access.

Make sure you have all your paperwork ready and into the athletic department before the first day of tryouts (August 13th)  please.  If you are unsure if your paperwork is all set, please call the athletic department at the high school to double check.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!

Tonight’s Open Gym

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Jul 302018
 

Hello Hawks!

Just a reminder that tonight’s open gym (Monday, July 30th) is going to be held at The Rim in Hampton.

We could only book one court from 6-8 so we will not be holding the middle school and incoming freshman session from 4:30-6.

Also, since we only have one court available from 6-8 we would like to limit players to Exeter players only.  

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is as excited as we are about the season beginning!

Coach Kate 

Camp – Tryouts – Summer Gym

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Jul 232018
 

Hello Hawks,

<<—— We wanted to thank all the campers who attended the camp last week!  Coach Kate and I had a blast and assistant coaches Hanna and Dana were awesome!!  Good luck to all of you in the fall!

Also, The Tryouts Page has been updated with the Tentative Schedule Please note we will confirm the times with the school and update the page as needed.

Tonight’s Summer Gym is scheduled at EHS (4:30 – 6:00 Middle School and incoming freshmen & 6:00 – 8:00 pm High School).  We will meet in the small gym.  With only one court available, we are trying to limit the High School session to EXETER only players please.  Thanks!

Coach Mike

Middle School/Incoming Freshmen Open Gym

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Jul 162018
 

Hello Hawks!

Just wanted to let everyone know, that because we are running the middle school/incoming freshmen camp this week we will be cancelling the 4:30-6pm open gym (Monday, July 16th)

 

The High School open gym from 6-8pm will still be on tonight.

Sorry for the late notice!

A Few Reminders: Camp and Conditioning

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Jul 132018
 

Hello Hawks!

Just a few reminders:

-Next week (Monday, July 16th) we will be running the middle school/incoming freshman camp.  So if you haven’t signed up yet, or know someone that would like to attend that hasn’t signed up, there is still time!

-Also, we are running conditioning sessions at Access every Wednesday and Friday from 10am-11am.  It is a great way to increase strength, speed and mobility before the season starts.  These sessions will also help to reduce the chances of injury during the season.  It is a great opportunity to get in shape this summer!

-Lastly, open gyms are on Monday nights at the High School

  • Middle School/Incoming Freshman-4:30pm-6pm
  • Returning high school players- 6pm-8pm

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

See you all soon!

Fourth of July – No Summer Gym

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Jul 012018
 

Hello Hawks,

Just a reminder there is no Summer gym this week (Monday, July 2) as many people are traveling on vacation (including yours truly!).

See you all next week for July 9th (4:30 – 6:00 Middle School and Incoming Freshmen —  6:00 – 8:00 High School).   Conditioning will resume this Friday, July 6th at 10:00 am.  Details will be announced here soon.

Have a great Fourth!

Coach Mike

First Summer Gym of 2018!

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Jun 232018
 

Hello Hawks!!!

Summer gym begins this Monday, June 25th.  We meet in the main gym of Exeter High School.  This is a great opportunity to start working on your game for August Tryouts.

  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM All middle school players including incoming freshmen.
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM All High School Players.

Hope to see everyone there!

Also, Access Sports will be having their annual Sports Physicals.  in year’s past, a donation of $5.00 is all that is required and we assume it is the same this year.

  • Thursday, July 26th  5-7pm
    • 19 Webb Place, Dover, NH
  • Tuesday, July 31   5-7pm
    • 155 Borthwick Ave #102, Portsmouth, NH
  • Tuesday, August 7  5-7pm
    • 6 Freetown Rd. Raymond, NH
  • Thursday, August 9  5-7pm
    • 1 Hampton Rd. Exeter, NH

Coach Mike

Dig Pink, Raffle Calendar, JV Announcements

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Oct 102017
 

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

Hello Hawks,

This week we have a few exciting events.

  • DIG PINK  night will be celebrated this Thursday, October 12th.
    • October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and volleyball programs across the nation celebrate DIG PINK to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention.
    •  There will be raffles and donation collections during both JV and Varsity games, and all of the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society in support of Dig Pink.  So let’s get as many fans to the games as we can to do our part in supporting the fight against cancer!
  • Also on October 12th we will recognize the JV team by announcing players before their game, which is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM.
  • Raffle calendars must be turned in by Friday, October 13th and all winners will be selected on Tuesday, October 17th.

 

Game schedule for the week:

Tuesday October 10th

  • 2:15pm Freshman Bus Departs
  • 3:30pm Freshman Away Winnacunnet
  • 4:30pm JV Home- Keene
  • 6:00pm Varsity Home- Keene

 

Thursday, October 12 DIG PINK NIGHT!!

  • 3:30pm Freshman Home- Saint Thomas
  • 5:00pm JV Home- Memorial (JV team recognized and announced before game)
  • 6:15pm Varsity Home- Memorial

 

*Practice schedules are posted to the schedules tab of the website

 

 

 

Have a great week! Let’s go Blue Hawks!

Week of September 25th

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Sep 252017
 

This week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

 

Hello Hawks,

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams on the sweep of the Warriors!  

  • Thank you to all teams, parents, and families for participating in the car wash fundraiser.  It was a great success and the money raised will be very helpful in supporting our program.
  • We have just begun our Raffle Calendar Fundraiser.
    • We will be selling raffle calendars, $5.00 for one ticket entry, or $10.00 for 3 tickets.
    • Prizes for the raffle calendar are very exciting this year and we thank you again for your incredible donations.
    • All winners for the raffles will be drawn on Tuesday, October 17th, so please make sure all your tickets are sold and turned in before that date.
  • Also, on Thursday, September 28th, we will have the Margarita’s Fundraiser.
    • All you have to do is, go to Margarita’s in Exeter, eat, and mention Exeter High School Volleyball, and a portion of what you spend will be donated to our program!

 

Game Schedule for the week:

Monday, September 25

  • 2:10pm -Freshman Bus Departs
    3:30pm -JV and Varsity Bus Departs
  • 3:30pm -Freshman Away- Timberlane
    5:00pm -JV Away-Timberlane
    6:15pm -Varsity Away- Timberlane

Wednesday, September 27

  • 2:00pm -Freshman Bus Departs
    3:15pm -JV and Varsity Bus Departs
  • 3:30pm -Freshman Away- Bedford
    4:45pm -JV Away-Bedford
    6:00pm -Varsity Away- Bedford

*Practice schedules are posted on the Schedules Tab 

 

Thank you all again for your continued support, and Good Luck to all teams this week!

 

GO HAWKS!