Girls Varsity Volleyball
Good evening everyone,
I hope that you have all had a good couple weeks off and are getting ready for club tryouts which are next weekend (Nov 10/11). In closing this season we need to wrap up some loose ends and set some things up in the offseason to ensure a stronger season next year.
First on the agenda is uniform and equipment return. I will be at school on Tuesday from 230-330 to collect jerseys and backpacks. These need to be turned in in order to receive your awards at the banquet. Which leads us into the end of the season banquet.
The End of Season Volleyball Banquet will be Friday, Nov 9th, at 6-8pm. Parents/families and athletes are encouraged to attend. This is a formal event so please dress appropriately. The dinner will be a Potluck so please FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR WHAT YOU ARE BRINGING.
Next thing on the agenda, as we are looking toward the future, building our athletes and this program I will need some help from parents as I will have a lot more on my plate over the summer and during the year next year between grad school and other major commitments. So I am looking for two parents per grade (not team) to volunteer to help support the program in things such as helping with setting up fundraising events, finding sponsors, making sure concessions are signed up for, helping me with going over play footage and checking stats, and setting up and possibly chaperoning team bonding events. It would also be expected that you would attend a few planning meetings throughout the year with me, the jv1 and 2 coaches, strength and conditioning coach, the district athletic directors, middle school coaches, and middle school parent volunteers. ( I already have the majority of the schedule set for the next year and a half so that planning around important days will be fairly easy) If you would like to commit to supporting the growth of this program please sign up using the link below. I and all the coaches thank you in advance.
Lastly, I discussed with the varsity and a few sophomores that I will need some coaches and possibly volunteers to help out with the middle school volleyball program. I need 3 ladies to take on coaching (paid small stipend) roles to help me run the 8th grade A and B teams and possibly two volunteers to assist the 7th grade A and B teams. I apologize for not getting this info out sooner but it took a little while to get all the details confirmed. Amaya gets one of the coaching spots if she still wants it. The other two are up for grabs, I would prefer the other two coaches to be juniors but its flexible, and then the two volunteers I would prefer to be sophomores or freshman. Please reach out to me if you are interested and committed to working with the middle school program this winter. The season starts Jan 21 and goes through March. Practices are Monday through Thursday 230/3ish to 445/5 with games scattered throughout the season which would take us to 6 pm.
In review, club tryouts are nov 10th and 11th. All jerseys need to be turned in Monday between 230 and 330 in the gym. The end of the year banquette is Nov 9th from 6-8pm and everyone needs to sign up to bring a dish to pass here
I am looking for two parents per grade to assist me in the development of this program, if you would like to be a part of this leadership please sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/qP6yUXhUb6qciCV22 Lastly, we are looking for three paid coaches and two volunteer assistants for the middle school program. if you are interested in this please text me so I can get your name and email to the middle school athletic director so we can get the paperwork completed.
For questions, comments, and concerns please text me at 715-305-0259 if urgent or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good afternoon Volleyball Family,
We have two home games this week one of which is the last home game of the season. I know the season has been flying by! This Thursday we will be thanking our seniors and parents for everything they have dedicated to this program, so please help us get a good turn out of support for our ladies this Thursday! If anyone has photos of our seniors Jordyn, Hannah, Jane, and Avery please send them our as we are collecting some memories from years past.
Thanks for all that you do and help us finish this year strong!
Please note that the last two days, someone has been going into the girls locker room during practices/games, moving things around and stealing things. A pair of shoes was moved to possibly be taken later, while money was stolen from somebodies wallet.
The issue has been brought to the attention of the administration, but we ask that all girls PLEASE GET A LOCK FOR YOUR GYM LOCKER, AND KEEP YOUR STUFF INSIDE YOUR LOCKER WHEN NOT IN THE ROOM.
Hopefully we are able to get to the bottom of this issue, but the safest, surest way to keep your belongings safe is to lock them inside your lockers.
We regret to inform you that the concession stand will NOT be open on Saturday for the JV Volleyball Invitational here at Port Washington High School. The concession stand is the primary means of raising funds for the Volleyball program when hosting an invitational and is essential in providing food to all of the participants and staff involved. Unfortunately NO JV2 Parents have stepped forward to volunteer their services on behalf of the program. If we are to continue hosting Volleyball Invitationals in the future, we need our parents to step forward to provide these services.
The Schools and all staff participating in Saturday's JV Invitational will be notified that they will need to bring their own food and drink. Please spread the word to those that are coming to cheer on our team that concessions will not be available.
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope your week is going well! Contact days have been great and I am excited for the season start! Just a few reminders before we get to try out times.
1.) We still have 1 more contact day, Tuesday the 31st 430-730pm. It is important for you to be in attendance as these are very basically extra practice days prior to season start.
2.) Parents Meeting is Monday, August 6th, 630-730 pm in the library (both parents and athletes need to be in attendance unless I am consulted prior to the meeting)
3.) All paperwork (except for the athletic fee) must be turned in prior to the first day of tryouts in order to participate!!!!! and athletic fees must be paid once your daughter makes a team.
4.) From Aug 1st-12th us coaches can't work with our athletes do to WIAA rules but I highly suggest attending Adversity WI Volleyball camps in that time, especially ones working on defensive skills. If you are not able to make contact days I would highly suggest attending these as well as I will get a report from Dave in regards to performance and coachability.
Now for the good stuff TRYOUTS!!! Tryouts will be August 13th-15th make sure you get there 1530 mins early to help set up nets and warm up, times are as follows
Monday, August 13th JV1&2 8am-10am and Varsity 6:30pm-830pm
Tuesday, August 14th all teams 4pm-7pm
Wednesday, August 15th JV1&2 8am-10am and Varsity 6:30pm-830pm
Practices following that will be 430pm-730pm daily until the start of school.
When school starts jv2 will practice 3-5pm, jv1 5-7 (athletes are expected to stay on site and do homework / watch tape with varsity prior to practice unless they have an excused absence, ie doctors appointment, which must be cleared with the coach prior to absence, so it will be important that you pack a snack) and finally, varsity will practice from 3-6pm. Varsity will be watching tape during that first hour of practice so make sure that you bring a snack.
Finally, if you are not receiving this information via email/text blast please sign up for alerts in the quick links at the bottom of this page!!!
Looking forward to a great year!
Good afternoon and hello,
I am Mikala your new head varsity coach and I am looking forward to meeting you all and to having a great season. A little about me, I played volleyball from the time I was in second grade till my freshman year of college when an injury took me out of the game and led me to coach. I have been coaching for the last 3 years and have 7 seasons under my belt between high school ball and club. I grew up in central Wisconsin but have been living on the east side of Milwaukee the last three years going to college. Currently, I am in a gap year before I start my master's degree at UWM for sustainable peacebuilding.
Now that you know a little bit about me lets get down to the important stuff. I met with the JV1 and JV2 coaches this morning and we set up some times that work for us to hold contact days this week.
Tentatively (we are waiting for gym availability confirmation) they are as follows
Tomorrow Tuesday, July 24th 4:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, July 26th 4:30-7:30 pm
Friday, July 27th 3-6pm
Tuesday, July 31st, 4:30-7:30 pm
Parents meeting Monday, August 6th 6:30-7:30 pm
Finally a reminder that all physical paperwork MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE TRYOUTS ON AUGUST 13th in order to participate in tryouts.
If you are looking for additional prep for tryouts please look at Adversity WI Volleyball Club as they have some great programs, I coach for them and Dave knows his stuff.
I will see you all at the open gym tonight.
We are excited to announce that Port Washington High School has secured a new Varsity Head coach for the 2018-19 season. Welcome to Mikala Sebastian, a Marshfield High School Standout, who has been coaching High School and Club volleyball over the last the last 3 years. Mikala will be reaching out to everyone soon through the Volleyball website to introduce herself and provide you with information related to the upcoming season. Please continue to check our Volleyball website under the news tab for new information.
We are also very excited to inform you that we have hired a new JV Volleyball coach. Please welcome former Port Washington graduate and former team captain of the Volleyball team, Taylor Miller. Taylor will be working together with Head coach Mikala Sebastian and JV2 coach Geena Worm to help provide your daughter with a great Volleyball experience.
Welcome Mikala and Taylor...It's great to have you Aboard...Go Pirates!!!
The remaining dates for open gym for the month of JULY have been posted below. We would also like to thank Kendra Strohm for offering her services to supervise open gym throughout the month of June. Now that Kendra has headed back to college, we would like to thank Kayla McIlree for helping out to keep the open gyms going thru the month of July. The July schedule is consistent with the dates that have been previously published, however the weight room and fitness dates have been deleted from the schedule. As we get closer to August, please continue to check our Volleyball websites for updates and our August Open Gym Schedule. Also...Exciting news regarding a new head coach may be coming soon!!! Thank you.
Volleyball Open Gym
July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
*All times: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
ATTENTION All 9-12th grade girls interested in participating in Volleyball this Fall.
Volleyball Open Gym
June 6 , 7, 18, 20, 25, 27
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
Fitness Center Open Work Out
June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 30
*All times: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
At this current time PWHS is searching for a new Varsity and JV Head coach. Typically open gyms would have begun by now but due to the untimely resignation of our former head coach, opportunities have not been available to our Volleyball student athletes. Please continue to visit our Athletics Website under the volleyball news tab to ensure that you are up to date with news regarding Open Gyms, Summer opportunities, pre-season meetings, and all information related to the start of the season.
More Summer Volleyball opportunities for you to take advantage of. Please visit the "Camps" tab on our volleyball website and explore the many possibilities you have to improve your game over the summer. The 2018 Volleyball season is just around the corner!!!
Hey Hey Everyone,
Starting to think about summer I have a few camps for you! There are so many others, but here are some I liked. I know its April, but August will come up FAST! I can't wait to see you, and start up again! Have a great day!