Tomorrow (Thursday 9/1) and Friday (9/2) there will be no early morning practice due to the Shirley Atkins Varsity Tournament. We will meet in the gym at 7:45 and sit in the stands. Please do not dress out as all the locker rooms will be in use.
We are ordering volleyball shirts for the season. I will need all sizes for your order by Tuesday morning. You can email me or tell me at the game and I will write those down. The money will be due by the end of the week and the shirts will be $15.
Also, we are ordering volleyball shirts for the season. I will need all sizes for your order by Tuesday morning. You can email me or tell me at the game and I will write those down. The money will be due by the end of next week and the shorts will be around $15. I will know for sure on Monday.
Please understand that these are not the final teams and know that it was extremely difficult to make a decision on 3 days of practice. With that being said, these teams will change for the Monday game against New Diana. If you/your child did not make the team, please DO NOT be discouraged, just work hard every day in practice and I promise you will play in a game!
Our B team game will start at 4:30pm followed by the A team game around 5:15-5:30pm.
A team – Khloe Berry, Daphne Bogenschutz, Katelyn Eason, Alysa Hall, Makenzie Hawthorne, Bailey Owens, Payton Palmer, Emma Purcell, Brooklyn Schroeder, Kailyn Terry, and Macy Weeks.
B team – Allison Batson, Kayleigh Campbell, Abby Chain, McKenna Fleming, Katelyn Gale, Maddie McKinney, Mikayla Narvaez, Reagan Reeves, Gracie Shellhorse, Audrey Smith, Destinee Williams, Kelsi Wingo, Kadee Y’Barbo
The following girls will be practicing after school tomorrow and playing Thursday against Beckville. I will decide tomorrow night whose playing A team and B team.
Remember that 7th grade girls MUST have their physical on file before they can practice. I need these turned in to me tomorrow morning. If you turned them into to office please email me so that I can make a note to pick it up from them!
I am still missing the following physicals for 7th grade. Remember, that they can NOT work out until I have these on file. If you have an extra copy at home please send it with your daughter tomorrow morning.
Dear MS Volleyball Parents,
We will be having a meeting of all middle school volleyball players on Tuesday, August 23rd at 5:00pm in the Middle school gym. We will be asking each middle school parent to sign up to work the concession stand during a high school game. These games are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to sign up for a shift. We will also talk about the Shirley Atkins tournament on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Becky Patak & Staci Barham
Those of you who will be playing volleyball this year, we will practice no later than 5pm each day. There will be certain days we are done before that time, so I will do my best to let you know before-hand.
Those of you who are not playing volleyball will be in offseason basketball with Coach Hutchins-Boyett. She will have you done each day in time to catch the bus.
Those of you who are not playing volleyball or basketball will need to make sure you are not enrolled in 8th period athletics; this includes those that will be running track.
I look forward to a great year, and if you need to contact me my email is [email protected] or cell (608) 548-4272.
Hello Parents and Athletes,
My name is Coach Thiel and I can not tell you how excited I am to be the 7th grade coach this year. I think we are going to have a great year. The girls will be playing volleyball this fall, basketball from about November – January, and track from February – end of year. I have always had the belief that in 7th grade, every athlete needs to TRY every sport because you never know what you might end up liking. If for some reason an athlete does not want to continue playing the current sport, they will have the option of just showing up for the athletic period and going through an offseason program. This will be a lot of running and fitness and if this is something that you don’t think you can handle, then the question would be raised if athletics is right for you or your child. Furthermore, IF you child ends up quitting every sport, athletics is probably not the right spot for them.
7th Grade Athletic Basics:
Volleyball and Basketball practices will begin at 7:00 in the morning (or later if the calendar says). This means they will need to be ready to practice at 7:00, not arriving, dressing out, putting up hair, using the bathroom, etc.Track practice will begin after school but that will be addressed in February when it starts.
I will arrive at the gym no earlier than 6:45 every morning (or 15 minutes before start time). Please don’t plan on being here earlier as the kids will be left unattended. ***Please be patient as I have a toddler that requires getting ready and dropped off at daycare…I will try to be there by 6:45 but some days it may be later***
Practice will be held EVERY morning at the time that is assigned to the day on the calendar. I have the right to change practice on short notice if an emergency comes up which you would then be notified via REMIND (Please see instructions to join below) or through your child.
I will give the students 8-10 minutes to get dressed for 2nd period. This is plenty of time to get presentable and is non-negotiable. Tardies to second period WILL NOT be tolerated. If this is a problem, athletics may not be right for you or your child.
Please be aware that parent notes excusing your child from workouts will only be honored ONE day. If they require sitting out longer than that, I will need a Dr’s note to excuse them. Also, while I understand there are injuries that can keep kids from working out, please encourage your child to “keep trying” to work out because that is something we will ask of them throughout their athletic career. If parent notes become extremely frequent I will email or call you to see what is going on.
Parents NEED to be subscribed to my blog because that is where I will announce teams for the week’s game.
First Day of School, Volleyball:
We will have practice the first of day of school at 7:00. We do not have much time until
the first game. On the first day please bring tennis shoes, knee pads,
ankle braces, etc. I will give the girls workout shirt and shorts.
Please bring a lock for the gym locker.
Paperwork for the athlete should already be turned in but we MUST have a physical on file before they can practice. Therefore, you MUST have a physical completed BEFORE the first day of school.
We have our first game the first week of school so I will assign 10-12 per team (A and B team). The teams are subject to change each game, no one has a secured spot.
Playing time will NOT be negotiable between player and coach, or between coach and parent. If the girls have a question about their playing time they need to come talk to me about what they can do to improve, not the parents.
I will do my best to get everyone in at least one game BUT that may not happen.
Basketball has different parameters but I will address those in October/November
If you have a concern I would be more than happy to set up a meeting with you and the rest of the volleyball coaching staff to address the matter. (Coaches will not meet individually with parents)
If there are any other questions please feel free to email me.
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With the amount of girls and parents that are involved in 7th grade athletics, I ask that the girls, parents, guardians, etc. sign up for a texting service that allows me to directly text the whole group without actually having a group message. You will not be able to message me back but there is a feature that allows you to start a chat with me and you also have access to my email (that I check frequently throughout the day).
How to sign up: On you cell phone, text @thielcoach to the number 81010