Practice Squad Training

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Aug 282019
 

Hello Hawks,

We recently got approval from the athletic office to conduct a Practice Squad. It is our hope that this will, at some point in the future, turn into JV Blue. It is our understanding that most, if not all fall sports have a 4th Team (i.e. JV Blue) so we are confident this will eventually happen. While we don’t think we will have official matches this season (a scrimmage only potential) perhaps it is something that could be considered next season.

Those players who were informed of this opportunity at tryouts should meet in the Small Gym Tomorrow after school (Thursday, August 29) at 2:45 (or as close as possible).

See you all there,

Coach Mike

TRYOUT SCHEDULE (CHANGE)

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Aug 182019
 

Hello Hawks and Future Hawks!

We have had an additional Schedule change for Wednesday. Due to multiple upperclassmen working the Freshmen Orientation, we have moved Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to a new time:

  • OLD TIME: 8:00 – 10:30 AM
  • NEW TIME: 2:30 – 4:30/5:00 PM

Additionally, Our Athletic Trainer, Heidi Kirby, has scheduled concussion testing at 7:00 am on Thursday Morning. All players must be evaluated every two years (likely Freshmen and Juniors will make up the majority of the testing this year).

Very Excited to see everyone tomorrow!!!

Coach Mike

Schedule Change – Freshmen Tryouts

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Aug 072019
 

Hello Hawks

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • FRESHMEN TRYOUT SCHEDULE CHANGE
    • We were just made aware that Freshmen Orientation is Wednesday August 21st from 7:30 to 11:30. Therefore we are moving the Freshmen Session to 12:30 pm (leaving time to get some lunch if needed). It is scheduled for 1.5 hours but will likely run a little long depending on the number of athletes attending.
  • LAST OPEN GYM
    • On Monday August 12th we hope to be back at the High School for the last Open Gym. It will be dependent on the floors being completely ready for competition. If so, we will hold the final middle school and incoming freshmen session from 4:30 – 6:00 pm followed by the High School Session from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If not, we will hold the high school session only at The Rim in Hampton from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This will be limited to Exeter Athletes only. Thanks!
  • FINAL NOTICE:
    • All Athletes must be registered on FamilyID and have the required paperwork before tryouts begin (August 9th is the official last date for FamilyID). Please see our Tryout Page for details. Thanks!

Tryout Schedule & Registration

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Aug 012019
 

Fall 2019- To all Student Athletes Interested in Volleyball:

Exeter Big E Logo

The 2019 volleyball season is just around the corner. All Student Athletes should report on Monday, August 19th , 2019 to the Exeter High School gymnasium (registration times are below).  If you have not already turned the appropriate forms in to the athletic office (link to Registration Site below), if required, 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 9th.   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.  

Tryout Schedule (also found here):

Monday,  August 19

  • 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 20

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

Wednesday, August 21

  • SOPHOMORES – JUNIORS – SENIORS
    • 8:00 – 10:30 AM
  • FRESHMEN CLINIC
    • 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (could go slightly longer)

Thursday,  August 22

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

Paperwork: Below you will find a link to the registration for fall sports at EHS.  All athletes must complete the “FamilyID” Registration by August 9th, 2019.   

**FALL SIGN UPS HAVE BEGUN – SIGN UP ON FAMILY ID**

https://www.familyid.com/exeter-high-school

FALL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 9TH

Sport Physicals (Offered by Access Sports Medicine)Cost: $5.00 Donation – Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm – Contact: 603-775-7575

  • August 5th – at Exeter Access Sports Medicine
  • August 12th – Access Sports Medicine Dover

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,

2019 Coaching Staff:

Coach McDonnell
Coach Morissette
Coach Simmons

Open Gym Info – Tryout Info

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Jul 292019
 

Hello Hawks!

There will be no Middle School/Incoming Freshmen session this evening (July 29th) as they have started the re-finishing of the gym floors at the high school.

The High School Session will be from 6-8 PM at The Rim in Hampton. Reminder that we have a scrimmage tonight so play may be limited.

Also, If you have not done so already, all players will need a current physical signed by a doctor. For those of you that still need it, please see the below information:

  • August 5th – 5:00pm-7:00pm at Exeter Access Sports Medicine 775-7575
  • August 12th – Access Sports Medicine Dover
    • Sports Physicals:  Cost $5.00

Finally, All Athletes will need to be registered through the following link to be eligible for tryouts in any sport.

https://www.familyid.com/exeter-high-school

Thanks!

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

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

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!

Thanks!

Coach Mike