Girls Varsity Volleyball
UPDATE: Open Gyms will begin after Spring Break. Coach Stillman will run them Mon/Thurs 2:00-3:30 (starting 4/9/18) and Coach Leonhardt will run them Mon/Thurs 3:30-5:00 (starting 4/9/18). These Thursdays are a change from the original schedule. This way, rising 8th-9th graders at Bailey Bridge can attend as well. There won't be any open gym Thurs 4/19 because of Lancer Dancer tryouts in the gym. If you are playing a spring sport, you cannot participate in open gyms until after your spring season is over. Otherwise, please come as often as possible so we have enough players to play! We will do a combination of skill work, conditioning, and playing. If you have not already participated in a sport this school year, you need to complete and turn in the five forms here starting with the VHSL Physical form (under that are Concussion, Insurance, Sportsmanship, HCA Medical forms) before you can participate.
The Manchester Girls Volleyball team goes to Liberty University for five days every summer for camp. It is always one of the highlights of our season. We take both varsity and JV teams, so anyone interested in playing volleyball (particularly rising 8th or 9th graders) is welcome to join us. It is not mandatory but highly encouraged that prospective players attend if at all possible. Our varsity team gets a chance to play together for the first time, and girls looking to try out for JV can get a feel for the game, participate in valuable skills clinics, and see what really high-level volleyball looks like.
The dates this years are Sunday July 15, 2018 to Thursday July 19, 2018. I am still waiting to hear from Liberty what the final cost will be.
The team will meet at Manchester at noon on Sunday and then caravan/carpool to Liberty together. The girls play a warm-up match on Sunday evening after we check in that parents are welcome to attend. The teams then play ten matches across Monday-Wednesday that will determine seeding for the elimination tournament on Thursday. Wednesday evening there are 3v3 tournaments for JV, varsity, and coaches that are fun as well. When we finish up on Thursday depends on how deep we go in our respective tournaments (JV and varsity), but parents can come Thursday to watch as well. We will need parents to help carpool students back to Manchester.
New JV/assistant coaches Kelly Leonhardt and Sam Morton will be going with us as well.
Girls Volleyball tryouts will be held in the gym Monday July 30 - Wednesday August 1, 2018, 9:00am - 12noon. There will be regular practice for the team on Thursday and Friday that week at the same time. Practices will be 9am-11:30am after that until teacher work week the last week of August.
Remember, all forms here (VHSL Physical, Concussion, Insurance, Sportsmanship, HCA Medical) must be filled out and turned in BEFORE an athlete can participate in tryouts. Athletes can bring the forms with them to the first day of tryouts, but until I have all the forms, the athlete can not participate.