Tryouts Announcement

July 31, 2014

To all Student Athletes interested in Volleyball:

[An open letter is going out to all players with the following information.  Please read this post thoroughly, watching for important links and information to assist in your preparation for tryouts.]:

Exeter Big E LogoThe 2014 volleyball season is just around the corner.  All of us involved in the Blue Hawk Volleyball Program are excited for the start of pre-season.  All Student Athletes should report on Monday, August 18th to the Exeter High School gymnasium with registration beginning at 2:45 pm.  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 players’ contract, signed insurance form, and completed release and indemnity form to the athletic office before August 18th.   You will not be allowed to participate unless all the forms are in order!  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  Forms are also available online here.

Tryout Schedule (also found here):

Monday,  August 18

  •  2:45 Registration & Warm-up
  •  3:15 Start All players – All Grades (Freshmen – Seniors)
  •  Concludes between 7:00 and 7:30

Tuesday, August 19

  •  3:00 – 5:00 Freshmen Evaluation & Clinic
  •  5:00 – 8:00 Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors (plus potential freshmen)

Wednesday, August 20

  •  3:00 – 5:00 Freshmen Evaluation & Clinic continued
  •  5:00 – 7:30 Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors (plus potential freshmen)
  • Conclude at ~8pm

Thursday,  August 21

  •  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.

 [letter will contain information on paperwork or forms owed by the individual]

[forms may be downloaded here]

Video: You may watch the “Know the Risk” video after the first session on August 18th with a parent or online by Clicking Here Now.

Sport Physicals:

Cost: $5.00 – Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm – Contact: 603-775-7575

  • August 5th in Raymond
  • August 7th in Plaistow
  • August 12th in Exeter

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.”

Additional Information:

Up to date information and the coach’s blog 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 both the parents and the students.

 Thanks and good luck to all,

Coach McDonnell – Varsity
Coach Morissette – JV
Coach Taylor- Freshmen
Coach Simmons (Program Assistant – 2006)
Coach deRochemont (Program Assistant – 2012)