Girls Varsity Volleyball
I will share with you everything that I know, so we can be as prepared as possible. Unfortunately we don't have anything concrete YET, we need to get everything done that we can so when it is delay, delay, GO! we are ready!! PLEASE READ TO THE END!!
The state athletic association (FHSAA) is having an emergency board meeting tonight (7/20) at 5 pm to vote on pushing back the official start date of the fall season. Then, on Wednesday (7/22) the school board is meeting to vote on pushing back the official start date of our virtual school. The outcome of these two meetings will have an affect on our season start date, games we have currently scheduled, and plan of attack, and I will pass along that info as quickly as I receive it. We will have varsity team tryouts first, and then we will have freshmen and JV tryouts at a later date.
With that being said, there is plenty for us to do to get ready. Here are some of the current return to play protocols passed down by the state and by our district, for indoor volleyball this fall. The following procedures will be the same, the only things that could/will change are the dates and times.
*We will be able to have tryouts, in groups of 18 athletes and 2 coaches per session. So it is VERY important that you register using the link I will provide you, so that we can divide you into groups for tryouts. Make sure you type your answers carefully, as we will be sending out an email with the list of players who will be trying out together, and the time for your tryout.
*Tryout times will be staggered by 15 minutes, to allow the cleaning and disinfecting of the equipment. You must leave campus within 15 minutes of the completion of your tryout/practice. There will be no parents allowed in the gym, or in the registration line.
* You must have a mask or face covering on at all times. This means upon entrance, getting dressed and ready, warming up, during tryouts/practice, when getting changed to leave the gym, and upon exiting the gym. So use this time to find a face mask or covering that is comfortable, that won't fall off, and get used to moving and sweating in it. If you don't have a mask, you won't be allowed in the gym. No exceptions.
* You will not have access to the lockerrooms. You will have access to the bathrooms, however it must be disinfected/cleaned after every group that uses it, prior to the next group being allowed in. Keep that in mind!
* Prior to coming to tryouts, you must have your athletic packet filled out, signed a liability release, paid the $10 tryout fee on school cash online (should go live as of 8/3), and completed three NFHS Learn courses. Please bring the completion certificates with you. The three courses are:
NFHS Concussion for students: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-for-students
NFHS Heat Illness Prevention: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/heat-illness-prevention-2
NFHS Sudden cardiac Arrest: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/sudden-cardiac-arrest
Please fill out the tryout registration link, so that we can group you for tryouts!!
Please pass this along to your friends and teammates, and I will be giving you an update on dates and times, once I know more!!
Happy July Bobcats!!
Hopefully this notice finds you well, healthy, safe, and working hard to get ready for our upcoming volleyball season!! While we don't have any official details on when we will be starting our practices, and when we will be allowed for our first game (there are several options that have been proposed by the FHSAA, several of which include a delayed start, but none have been accepted and adopted yet), so right now we are proceeding as scheduled which means a July 27 start of tryouts, but I will updated more when I know more details.
It's now July, which means that it is time to get your athletic packets completed!! You can find them on the bocabobcats.com website under the "Athletic forms/links" page, or by downloading it here - 2020-2021 Athletic packet .
Please make sure that you are taking your time to complete it fully, don't let it be a last minute thing., because if it's not completed correctly, you won't get to try out. Some helpful hints for you:
-Make sure you and your parents sign all the lines that are supposed to be signed, dated all the lines that need to ge dated (all dates on the same page must be the same date), you have a current athletic physical included (EL2), and pages 4 and 12 of the packet are notarized (again, all dates on the page must match the date of the notary).
-Make sure you pay the $10 tryout fee on School cash online. It will most likely be found under athletics, not girl's volleyball. Print the receipt, and include it in your packet. If you think you will make the team, or plan on playing other sports throughout the year, you can pay the $65 athletic insurance fee at the same time ($75 total). If you do not pay this before tryouts, that is fine. But it must be paid by the first practice date, which is usually the very next day. The $10 tryout fee only needs to be paid once, for volleyball. Even if you are sophomore or junior trying out for varsity, but don't make it and are asked to tryout for the JV team, you only need to pay it once.
-Once you have the athletic packet completed, HOLD ON TO IT!!! You will bring it with you to the first day of tryouts, and that will be a part of the check-in process. You can't turn it in early, can't turn it in to the office, we will need it at tryouts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you soon!! Go Bobcats!!
Happy July 27, what would normally be the first day of Fall sports. Unfortunately, at this time the school district has not given fall sports the green light to begin practices and tryouts yet. They have not cancelled fall sports at this time, but also have not given a predicted date for possible start. So at this time, our tryouts are on a future date TBD, at time TBA. Please take this time to make sure you have all of your paperwork complete. This means your athletic packet complete, liability waiver filled out, and three NFHS videos (concussion, heat illness, sudden cardiac arrest) completed and certificates printed, and please make sure you fill out the tryout registration form (see previous posting). Please stay tuned to this page for future announcements as to when we could hopefully begin our season! Also, use this time to double down on our workouts. You probably have at least one month to continue the work you have put in so far. Don’t let up now, work harder knowing that you have been given a gift of time, and use it to put inches on your vertical jump, increase your core and upper body strength, and come out of the delay a much better athlete than you were before! If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Stay strong, stay healthy, Go Bobcats!!