AHS Volleyball News

It's Spirit Week ya'll!!! Wear white tomorrow. Pretend it's one of those swanky All White parties the celebrities are always hosting over the summer....just at school instead

Pink Shirts

The pink shirts for October have been ordered. They should be here in time for our first games in October. The cost of the shirts will be $23 each. It's a long sleeve tee in the warm-up type material. These shirts are subtle, but pretty cute, and there's your name, and number, and glitter, so hooray! The design had to change a little bit from the original concept due to space for printing, but I believe the finished product will be a lovable one.

Fundraisers

Currently there are several fundraisers on the near horizon for Volleyball and also some coming up in the far away-ish future.
  • The NASCAR event occurs the weekend of Sept 30-October 2nd for a 5-6 hour shift. If you're interested, email Anthony Modica. You can either work the ticket booth or the merchandise stand, and parking is FREE.
  • We are signed up to work the UD Football Game Smoker on October 22nd. We need 8-10 student volunteers to work this event aged 16 and up and 2 parent volunteers. Please contact me or Anthony Modica if you are interested. This is about a 6 hour time commitment that can count towards hours for those seeking induction into the National Honors Society.
  • The Boosters will need some volunteers for the Craft Fair on December 10th. Volunteering for this event usually occurs over 2 days and happens in shifts after school and the morning of the event. You can either help with the setup, help vendors find their booths, or lay out spaces for vendors in the gym along with other various tasks, none of which are hard.
  • The Black Light Volleyball Tournament (AKA Diggin in the Dark) is tentatively scheduled for the last Friday in Feb again. There is a possibility this may get moved up to sometime in December due to possible conflicts with the AHS Basketball programs. I'll let you know as things get more solidified.

Each of the events above brings in money directly to Appo Volleyball so we can pay for things like new uniforms, equipment purchases when our net cart breaks, and other randomness the girls may enjoy (like free t-shirts this year at the beginning of the season and other awesome things I have yet to imagine)

Sports Boosters

I'm gong to strongly urge all of you to join the Sports Boosters at AHS. They provide a lot to the sports programs and kick money and equipment purchases back to our program on a regular basis. The cost is $10 per family and the application form is located on the AHS website, but it's easier to click this link instead. They also have a Facebook page here

Eat at Jakes any Wednesday 4p-8p between now and October 5th and directly contribute to the Sports Boosters. No coupon needed. Just show up and eat. Like maybe after our first triple header of the season this year. Hint hint.

Games this week

We will have our first triple header of the season this coming Wednesday. The freshmen have their first game against Early College High School out of Dover, while JV and Varsity play Charter at 4:30 and 5:45 respectively. Freshmen are expected to stay and watch games until 5:15p before they leave to catch the activity bus, unless they can stay longer. The games we play with Charter tend to be competitive and a lot can be learned from watching.

The Freshmen also have their first away game this Friday at Newark High School, while JV and Varsity are scheduled to play away at William Penn. We have asked to have this game moved, but have not heard back from William Penn yet. There is a strong possibility they will not move the game or the time, only because we asked them to make some changes last year and they accommodated. If things change I'll let you know.

Be sure to get your silly pictures and videos of you and your volleyball friends to me for the slide show at the end of the season.

Contact Me

Well that's all for now. Follow me on Instagram @the_branderson. Follow 100 Claws as well too. It's a student spirit group for Appo that's pretty cool and loud and awesome. You can also follow Appo volleyball on Twitter. Let me know if you have any questions. Have fun!