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

Tryouts Announced

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Jul 272016
 

Hello all,

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Please visit the Tryout Page and the Schedule for valuable and important information about tryouts.  Also, please note that this year, incoming freshmen should report to the gym for registration on Monday, August 15th no later than 7:45 AM.  All upperclassmen (Sophomores – Juniors – Seniors) should arrive no later than 9:45 AM.

Good luck to all!

 

Coach Mike

2015 Tryouts!!

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Aug 162015
 

Hello Hawks,

hawk2015-16 Tryouts and Preseason begin tomorrow afternoon.  All players (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors) should report to the gym for registration at 2:45 tomorrow.  General information can be found on the “Tryout” page above or by clicking here.   Also, the tentative schedule for practices, scrimmages and matches can be found on the schedule page.  We have done our best to represent the schedule as accurately as possible but schedules can and will change so check back daily!  Remember all players should Continue reading »

Summer Gym & Conditioning

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Jul 222015
 

Hello Hawks,

Middle School Camp was a great success!  Thanks to all who came.  We had a blast getting to know you better.  Big thanks to Coach Kate for all her help and all the Blue Hawk Girls who volunteered (Paige, Jenna, Val, Hanna, Jess, Sammie… I hope I didn’t forget anyone).

Summer Gym will continue next week as usual (Middle School from 4:30 – 6:00, Upperclassmen from 6:00 – 8:00 on Mondays).

Also, we are conditioning on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:30 am (meet at the gym, location to be determined based on weather and availability).

A reminder that Tryouts begin on Monday August 17th for ALL PLAYERS INCLUDING INCOMING FRESHMEN.  Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for 3:15 pm (registration at 2:45) on the first day and will continue through Wednesday or Thursday (please check the schedule for times as there will be multiple sessions taking place in the afternoon on those days).

Directly after tryouts conclude, we are in pre-season and practices for all teams begin.  The schedule will be posted soon (click here).  Remember that you need all forms completed (they can be accessed here).

Finally, if you still need a physical (and you WILL NEED to have a current physical), Access Sports is offering physical exams for a donation of $5.00 (or whatever you want to donate). Following are the dates and locations (all from 5-7 pm):

  • August 11th at Exeter Access Sports Medicine 775-7575
  • July 29th in Portsmouth
  • August 4th in Raymond
  • August 6th in Plaistow
  • August 10th in Rochester

See you all soon!

Coach Mike

Tryouts Tomorrow!

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Aug 172014
 

Hello Hawks,

hawkTryouts and Preseason begin tomorrow afternoon.  All players (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors) should report to the gym for registration at 2:45 tomorrow. General information can be found on the “Tryout” page above or by clicking here.   Remember all players should have turned their paperwork into the athletic office and all players must have proof of a current physical exam.

We are expecting a large turnout as usual so please be reminded of the following:

A Note from Coach McDonnell:

 “While we wish we had the resources to take all players, volleyball is very popular at Exeter and unfortunately there may be cuts.  We ask all parents to prepare their daughters for that possibility and let them know that giving their best effort should never be looked upon as a 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 parents and players come out for volleyball because 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 fine motor skills, physicality and stamina.  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!

Coach Mike

Looking Forward

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Aug 102014
 

Hello Hawks,

abstract player sillouttesWe had hoped the gym floors would be ready but I am informed they are not.  There will be no open gym on Monday the 11th.  We will see you Next Monday the 18th for tryouts (all information can be found here).

I will not be available on Tuesday for conditioning due to a family commitment so unless I can get Tuesday covered, the last session will be this Thursday at 9:00 am on the Football Field (Weather Permitting).  If anything changes, I will post it here.  Enjoy the last week of summer before the season begins.

Coach Mike