Volleyball Updates

Updates for the Week: 09/06-09/12

Last Week's Games Recap

The first week of games has proved to be exciting and exhausting! Mrs. Nielsen, the new 7th grade coach, made a great change in the 7th grade's defense. The 7th grade now runs a 5-1 defense instead of a 6-2 defense. Mrs. Nielsen's adjustment was definitely noticeable at the home game against Bay Minette; the seventh grade girls' played more fluidly and competitively!

The 8th grade girls came out of the week 2-1, defeating Foley and Fairhope, but unable to finish the week's winning streak with Bay Minette. While the 8th grade girls fought hard against Bay Minette, our physical weaknesses were consecutive serves, setting touches, and rotation errors. We will work to improve those weaknesses at Wednesday's practice by practicing the following drills: Drill of 15, Mental Toughness Drills, and Drill of 11.

I'm very proud of the 7th and 8th grade girls; it was a mentally and emotionally exhausting week for all the girls.

Our Game and Practice Schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday: Perdido (Home-Purple Jerseys)
  • *Wednesday: Practice until 4:30 (7th and 8th grade)
  • Thursday: Central Baldwin (Away-White Jerseys) - leave at 4:10 p.m.
  • *Friday: No practice
  • Saturday: 8th grade Tournament at SFMS @8:00

**From now on, we will practice every Wednesday until 4:30, and will have no practices on Friday. This change was made because of the addition of the new, 7th grade coach. Now, each girl can receive the quality of practice they need; thus lowering quantity of practices per week.

September 12th: 8th Grade Spanish Fort Tournament

Time: Please arrive at SFMS no later than by 7:15 a.m. Tournament begins at 8am.

What to Wear
: Girls should wear their purple jersey for the tournament. Bring your white jersey, as we will change into it after 3 matches. We don't want to smell funky, so bring mucho deodorant!!

What to Bring: Tylenol (headaches), braces (for ankles, knees, etc.), lunch box with additional sports drinks, and $5-$10 for optional concession stand purchases.

Snack Table: We need 8th grade parent volunteers to bring drinks, two large drink coolers, and snacks. Check your email for more details.

Special Thanks

PreGame Meals: Thank you to the women who helped prepare and serve the meals for us last week! Email Kim Weed for any information about the meals. To get reimbursed, make sure all receipts are given to Kim.

Bus Driver: Special thanks to Betsy Duke for being our bus driver last week!

Team Flickr Account: Special thanks to Amanda Calkins for making a team Flickr account. Check out the pictures using the link below.

Tshirt orders have been sent in!

We are hopeful the shirts will be in by next Wednesday, 09/16/15. Unfortunately, it will be half way through the season. Thank you for your patience!