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

Open Gym – Conditioning

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Aug 072016

Hello Hawks,

Blue HawkIt’s a very exciting time of year!  Tryouts begin a week from tomorrow!! Unfortunately there will be no open Gym tomorrow (Monday, August 8th) as the floors are not quite ready so make sure you have your paperwork in and rest up for tryouts!  We will have conditioning on Wednesday only (August 10th) this week in an effort to give everyone a full weekend off before tryouts.

Regarding tryouts, we just want to remind everyone to come with their best effort and attitude (both of which will be included in evaluations).  Regardless of the outcome at this or any tryout, audition, test or evaluation of any kind, you should always walk away knowing you gave your very best attempt!

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!

cropped-Hawk-Ball.jpgOften 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,

Coach Mike

Conditioning and Open Gym

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Aug 032016

Hello Hawks!

Vector Group of Six Volleyball Ball Illustrations

There will be NO CONDITIONING this Friday August 5th.

Also, there is a slight possibility the Gym floors may be ready for Next Monday’s open Gym (August 8th).  Please stay tuned to the website for further details.  If it is not ready, we will not have open gym on Monday.

A Reminder to all that paperwork required for tryouts should be turned into the Athletic office by now.  PLEASE do not wait until Monday and risk not being able to tryout!


Coach Mike

Open Gym and Conditioning Reminder

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Jul 252016

Hello Hawks!

Blue-Hawk-Header-2015-954-1- take 2 Open Gym will continue tonight, (Monday 7/25).   Middle School players and Incoming freshmen will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 (please arrive 15 minutes early to set up).  High School and Alumnae will meet from 6-8 pm.

Also, conditioning will continue for all players interested  on Wednesday (7/27) and Friday(7/29) from 9am-10am at the high school, bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.  We hope to see you all this week!




Coach Kate

Summer Open Gym and Conditioning This Week

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Jul 112016

Hello Hawks!



Summer Open Gym will resume tonight, Monday 7/11.   Middle School players and Incoming freshmen will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 (please arrive 15 minutes early to set up).  High School and Alumnae will meet from 6-8 pm.  Also, conditioning will continue this week on Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am at the high school.




Coach Kate


Conditioning Begins Tomorrow

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Jul 052016

Hello Hawks,

cropped-Blue-Hawk.jpgConditioning begins tomorrow at 9 am.  Bring LOTS of water, a hand towel if you have one, indoor and outdoor sneakers and be ready to work hard and have fun.  We will meet at Exeter High School.  Try to be a few minutes early so we can start conditioning all together.  We’re excited to see you all again and start another great season!


Coach Kate

Summer Gyms – Tonight!

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Jun 272016

Hello Hawks!

Blue-Hawk-Header-2015-954-1- take 2Just a quick reminder to all that Summer Gyms begin tonight; 4:30 – 6:00 for Middle School and Incoming Freshmen, 6-8 pm for High School.

Also, Summer conditioning will begin next week.  Details will be discussed tonight at the High School Session.  Tentatively we are scheduling conditioning Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 am.

Coach Mike

Last Summer Gym

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Aug 092015


hawkThe most likely scenario for Monday, August 10th is that the Gym Floors will not be ready.  I will head over to the school today (Sunday) to Verify.

If we find that to be the case;

  • There will be no Middle School Session offered this week.
  • The High School Session will be held at the RIM in Hampton from 6-8 ON ONE COURT so space will be limited.

If the floors by some miracle, happen to be ready, I will post on this site later tonight.

Also, I will be traveling this week out of town so I am not able to run conditioning on Tuesday and Thursday.  It will be up to you to get your personal conditioning in before the season starts.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Coach Mike

Gym Floors Refinished

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Jul 312015

Hello Hawks,

Blue HawkWe discovered last Thursday at conditioning that they have begun the process of refinishing the floors.  Unfortunately this means there will be NO VOLLEYBALL on Monday, August 3, at the High School.  If there are opportunities elsewhere we will post them here.

Also, Because the Gold Medal Squared Clinic is taking place next week, we are going to cancel conditioning on Tuesday and all conditioning from this point forward will be weather dependent.

Enjoy the weekend,

Coach Mike