Coach Mike

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)

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

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

Schedule Change

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Sep 122017
 

Hello Hawks!

See Below for an important change to the schedule on Thursday & Friday of this week.

Thursday, September 14

  • NO FRESHMEN PRACTICE
  • JV Practice – 2:45pm – 4:45pm
  • Varsity Practice – 2:45pm – 4:45pm
Friday, September 15
  • 2:10pm JV and Varsity Bus Departs
  • Freshmen Game Canceled – Practice 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • 3:45pm JV Away- Merrimack
  • 5:00pm Varsity Away-Merrimack

Go Hawks!

Boosters Meeting – Schedule Update

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Aug 282017
 

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball!

Hello Hawks!

Here’s hoping everyone’s first day of school is a great one!  With the new year comes afternoon practices and matches.   The Boosters have requested we meet on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00 pm in the Morissette Room (just inside the front entrance of the high school and to the left of the cafeteria).  A copy of the agenda will be available soon but some of the general things we will discuss are:

  • Food & Drink for away games
  • Concession for Home Games
  • Fundraising
  • Apparel for the players/coaches
  • Senior Night
  • Dig Pink Night (Cancer Awareness)
  • Program development
  • Team Parents

On Tuesday, the Varsity will travel to Oyster River for a Jamboree.  The schedule of play is as follows:

We play (in order):

  • 4:00: Portsmouth
  • 4:25: Winnacunnet
  • 4:55 Farmington
  • Off
  • 5:25: Oyster River

All practices this week are posted on the SCHEDULE PAGE.  There will be no practices on Saturday or Sunday.  Varsity will practice on Friday Morning at 8:00am and Monday evening at 6:00pm (our home opener is the following Tuesday).  Freshmen and JV are still TBD.  Please monitor closely for any changes (check before each practice).  Thanks!

Have a Great first Week!

Coach Mike

Pre-Season Continued

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Aug 192017
 

Hello Hawks,

Just wanted to let everyone know we have updated the calendar to include all of next weeks events (practices and scrimmages) for all three teams.  Remember to subscribe to the email list if you want email notifications when we post to this site (see box to the right of this post).

The best way to stay up to date is to check the “Schedule” Page on this website!  That is the only way you can assure you have the latest changes and updates.  I have included a link to the current schedule if you would like to print it with the explicit warning that things can, and likely will, change!  Aug 21 – 26 Schedule for Printing.

Special Dates and Times (other than practices):

Thursday, August 24th – 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – JV and Varsity Home Tri-Scrimmage with Epping and St. Thomas

Saturday August 26th – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Varsity Jamboree Away at Spaulding High School

Tuesday August 29th – 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Varsity Jamboree Away at Oyster River High School.

A special note to parents:  We know pre-season is difficult to fit into your busy schedule, especially for incoming freshmen.  We are asking that you make EVERY EFFORT to please be on time to pick up your daughters at the end of a practice, scrimmage or game.   Coaches must remain with players until they are picked up so your help with this would be greatly appreciated.  Please also note that when there is an event or happening at EHS (such as a home football game), players will often stay after a practice or game to attend.  On these days we will release the players provided they are staying on school grounds.  Please talk to your daughters about making good decisions and staying safe at all such events.

Finally we will be announcing a boosters meeting soon so please stay tuned.  We can use all the help we can get so if you would like to be involved please contact our Head Boosters: Deirdre Johnson or Russ Peirce for details.

Looking forward to an awesome season for all!

Coach Mike

Monday July 31st! 14 days and Counting…

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Jul 312017
 

Hello Hawks and Future Hawks!

Today being the last day of July marks the count down to this year’s tryouts.  The schedule for Tryouts and IMPORTANT INFORMATION about requirements to attend and participate can be found here.  Any changes or updates to the schedule will be announced on this website (this is a great time to add your email to the “Subscribe to Bluehawk Volleyball via Email”  list in the box to the right!).

!!! Also PLEASE NOTE: The Monday night Open Gym for upperclassmen scheduled for tonight (Monday, July 31st) will take place at “The Rim” in Hampton, NH (311 Winnacunnet Road) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  There is no Middle School and Incoming Freshmen Session as the 4:30 – 6:00 sessions are completed for the summer season.  !!!

Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Coach Mike

Reminders for Monday (July 24)

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Jul 222017
 

Hello Hawks!

Reminder that there is NO Incoming freshmen or middle school session on Monday, July 24th.  Also on Monday, the Middle School Camp begins at 9:00 am.  If you are interested in attending (or know someone who is), you can still sign up by filling out the parent consent form and the Registration.  Please bring them with you when you come along with a check for $75.00.

Thanks!

Coach Mike