This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 162018
 

Hello All,

Congratulations to all on a successful week culminating in taking 2 of our 3 matches in Portsmouth last Friday!  It was some very exciting volleyball!

Here is the schedule for the coming week:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Mike

This Week In Blue Hawk Volleyball

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Sep 012018
 

Hello Hawk Family!

Yesterday’s home opener was a great start to the season for all three teams.  Our very large freshmen team opened with a win! While the JV played one of the most exciting games I’ve seen for an opener taking Merrimack into the 3rd set!  Varsity finished the evening with a solid 3-0 win over the Tomahawks to close out the night!

As a reminder, the Boosters met last Wednesday night and Deirdre Johnson has followed up with a summary of the meeting via email.  If you have not received the email, please contact me directly and I will pass on your information.  Thanks!

Here is the schedule for the coming week! (please check directly with coaches for any changes and watch the schedule/calendar for updates).

Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
  • Freshman – No Practice
  • 4:30pm JV Practice
  • 4:30pm Varsity Practice
Tuesday, September 4
  • 2:45pm Varsity Practice
  • 4:45pm JV Practice
  • 6:15pm Freshman Practice
Wednesday, September 5
  • 4:00pm Freshman Away at Hollis-Brookline
  • 5:00pm JV Away Hollis Brookline
  • 6:15pm Varsity Away – Hollis Brookline
Thursday, September 6
  • 3:00pm JV Practice
  • 3:15pm Freshman Practice
  • 4:45pm Varsity Practice
Friday, September 7
  • 3:30pm Freshman Home vs. Keene
  • 4:30pm JV Home Keene
  • 6:15pm Varsity Home Vs. Keene

Have a great Weekend!

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

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!

Triple Headers, Car Wash Information and Reminders

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Sep 112017
 

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball!

Hello Hawks,

Welcome to the second week of competition!

A few reminders for this week:

  • Our Boosters’ Club is trying to finalize the calendar fundraiser, so any donations that you would like to submit must be in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Thank you in advance for all your generosity and support to the program and this fundraiser.
  • Also, money for spandex and sub orders should be given to coaches
  • The car wash will be held this Saturday (9/16) from 10am-2pm.

Time slots for the car wash are:

  • Freshman  8am-10am
  • JV  10am-12pm
  •  Varsity from 12pm-2pm.

 

We have three triple headers this week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) so a lot of exciting volleyball.

 

Game Schedule for the week of 9/11 to 9/15:

 

Monday, September 11

  • 3:30pm Freshman Home- Alvirne
  • 5:00pm JV- Home Alvirne
  •  6:15pm Varsity Home- Alvirne
 
Wednesday, September 13
Bus Departs 2:10pm Freshman, JV and Varsity 
  • 4:15pm Freshman Away Londonderry
  • 4:15pm JV Away-Londonderry 
  • 5:30pm Varsity Away-Londonderry 
  
 
Friday, September 15
2:00pm Freshman Bus Departs
 3:15pm JV and Varsity Bus Departs
  • 3:30pm Freshman Away- Merrimack
  • 5:00pm JV Away- Merrimack
  • 6:15pm Varsity Away-Merrimack
*Practices are posted to the schedules page 
Good luck to all teams this week! Go Blue 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

FINAL FOUR!

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Oct 302016
 

cropped-Blue-Hawk.jpgThe Blue Hawks are moving on!  

Congratulations ladies! That win came from hard work, dedication to the plan and PURE HEART!!!!  A huge thanks to all the Blue Hawks who came out last night in support.  We packed our side of the stands with Blue Hawk Fans and IT MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!  Thank you!

We play next at Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM in the Final Four against Hollis Brookline.
LET’S DO IT AGAIN!  PACK THE STANDS WITH BLUE HAWK FANS!
GO HAWKS!

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