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Port Washington high school

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Port Washington high school

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Team News

1 month ago @ 11:01AM

End of season Banquet Nov 12th 6-8pm

Good morning parents athletes and families,

What a whirlwind of a season!!! I hope you all have enjoyed some time to decompress in the last couple of weeks off. To close out our season and celebrate our athletes' work this season we will have an end of season banquet next week Nov 12th from 6-8pm.

We will be doing a pot luck style again so we ask

-JV2 athletes to bring drinks, chips and plates/utensils

-JV1 athletes to bring pasta dishes

-Varsity athletes to bring veggies, salads and desserts

We will be catering our main dish so no need to worry about that!!! (but willing to take suggestions)

Some end of season housekeeping items!!!!! Please make sure that jerseys and raffle ticket money and stubs are either turned into Coach Worm prior to the banquet or at the banquet to me. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please reach out to me or any of the other coaches. Please be patient with me if you contact me over the weekend as I will be out of state for work.

I look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the season with you all next week.

Coach Mikala

Team News

1 month ago @ 11:01AM

End of season Banquet Nov 12th 6-8pm

Good morning parents athletes and families,

What a whirlwind of a season!!! I hope you all have enjoyed some time to decompress in the last couple of weeks off. To close out our season and celebrate our athletes' work this season we will have an end of season banquet next week Nov 12th from 6-8pm.

We will be doing a pot luck style again so we ask

-JV2 athletes to bring drinks, chips and plates/utensils

-JV1 athletes to bring pasta dishes

-Varsity athletes to bring veggies, salads and desserts

We will be catering our main dish so no need to worry about that!!! (but willing to take suggestions)

Some end of season housekeeping items!!!!! Please make sure that jerseys and raffle ticket money and stubs are either turned into Coach Worm prior to the banquet or at the banquet to me. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please reach out to me or any of the other coaches. Please be patient with me if you contact me over the weekend as I will be out of state for work.

I look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the season with you all next week.

Coach Mikala

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:35AM

Concessions needed 10/3

Hello!

We were notified that we need people to sign up for concessions for tonight’s volleyball game - if you are able to help, please use the link below!

https://portwashingtonathletics.org/main/volunteerjobs

Thank you so much for all you do to help our teams!

Team News

3 months ago @ 11:43AM

Concessions Stand Sign Up

As the school year starts up and athletic seasons begin, we are asking for parents to sign up and help work concessions at games! All of the volleyball games and tournaments are on the website linked here:

https://portwashingtonathletics.org/main/volunteerjobs 

And, if you are feeling overly ambitious, you can also sign up to work concessions for other sporting events - we get an additional $15 per adult worker towards the volleyball program! ;)

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Please help out and sign up for at least the volleyball games and tournaments!

All of your help is greatly appreciated!!!

Team News

3 months ago @ 11:10PM

Before School Practice Schedule

Girls are expected to attend at least one of the following days for practice before school:

  • Mondays from 5:30am-6:45am - hitters and setters focused
  • Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45am - all positions

These morning practices will occur each week. If you are a hitter or setter, obviously Monday's practice would be the one that you would want to attend. If you are unable to attend Monday's practice, Wednesday is open to all positions. (Of course, if you are not a hitter or setter, but cannot attend Wednesday's practice, you can come to Monday's practice). The goal of these practices is to get more one on one time with the coaches and other girls in your position to help fine tune your skills. 

Friday practices, the girls have one of two options for practices. They could:

  1. Come in at 5:30am and do a morning practice and have Friday afternoon off, or
  2. Skip the morning practice and come in after school for practice from 3-4:15

The girls would need to attend one of two of those options, attendance will be taken. 

 

This practice schedule would not begin until the first day of school! There is no morning or afternoon practice on Monday, September 2nd because of the holiday. Because of this, that first week of school, ONLY FRIDAY the girls are required to be at a morning OR afternoon practice.

Please contact the coaches at PortVolleyballCoaches@gmail.com with any questions about this schedule!(:

Team News

3 months ago @ 9:46PM

"Pre-season" Schedule

Tryouts are complete - congratulations to everyone that made the team! 

The summer schedule (pre-season) is as follows:

  • Thursday 8/22 and Friday 8/23, practices are from 10am-12:30
  • Saturday 8/24, all three teams have a scrimmage at the University School of Milwaukee. JV1 and Varsity start at 9am, JV2 starts at 1pm. All three teams take the same bus, which leaves the high school at 7:15am. All teams need to stay until the JV2 team is done playing! 
  • Practices starting 8/26 are 3pm-5pm
  • Pictures are Thursday, 8/29 during practice

Team News

4 months ago @ 9:25PM by Coach Mikala

Contact Days and Tryouts!!!!!

Hello future volleyball families,

 

Hopefully, you are having a great summer! It is crazy how fast it is going. We wanted to inform you of some important things coming up. We have our first contact day a week away now. So exciting! I and the rest of the coaching staff are ready to get started. =) 

 

By the way, thanks for allowing your daughters to attend the open gyms on Wednesday nights. We are hoping to see that this help give some of them an edge preparing for tryouts. I have already seen the athletes starting to build relationships, especially with the incoming Freshman. It's been fun to watch. 

 

Please note the dates and times below, we can't wait to see your daughters in the next week and all of you in August!! 

 

5 Contact Days

#1 July 19th

#2 July 22nd

#3 July 26th

#4 July 29th

#5 July 31st

 

#1 July 19th will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

 

#2 July 22nd will be as follows:

All Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors together from 630pm-830pm

 

#3 July 26th will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

 

#4 July 29th will be as follows:

All Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors together from 630pm-830pm

 

#5 July 31st will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

(If you can't make your age group time slot lt us know and we will work with you to get into another time slot)

TRYOUTS!!!

August 19th, Day #1 of tryouts 

Position Specific

Defensive Players 100pm-230pm

(Back row or if you don't know what position to tryout for, consider starting here)

Setters 200pm-330pm

Hitters 300pm-430pm

 

 

August 20th, Day #2 of tryouts 

Position Specific

Defensive Players 100pm-230pm

(Back row or if you don't know what position to tryout for, consider starting here)

Setters 200pm-330pm

Hitters 300pm-430pm

 

August 21st,  Final Day of tryouts

1115am Athletes arrive

1130am-1230pm Tryouts start (3 vs 3 style)

1230pm-100pm   Break

100-300pm  Final Tryout, (6 vs 6 style)

 

Coaches collaborate and form teams!!

 

400-430pm  Athletes will get callbacks

 

6pm  Parent/Athlete Meeting & Celebratory Gathering (place TBD)

 

Please let us know if you have any questions. If you're unsure as to what position you want to try out for, let us know and we'll do our best to help guide you based on contact days.  ;) 

 

Thank you,

 

Team News

4 months ago @ 9:25PM by Coach Mikala

Contact Days and Tryouts!!!!!

Hello future volleyball families,

 

Hopefully, you are having a great summer! It is crazy how fast it is going. We wanted to inform you of some important things coming up. We have our first contact day a week away now. So exciting! I and the rest of the coaching staff are ready to get started. =) 

 

By the way, thanks for allowing your daughters to attend the open gyms on Wednesday nights. We are hoping to see that this help give some of them an edge preparing for tryouts. I have already seen the athletes starting to build relationships, especially with the incoming Freshman. It's been fun to watch. 

 

Please note the dates and times below, we can't wait to see your daughters in the next week and all of you in August!! 

 

5 Contact Days

#1 July 19th

#2 July 22nd

#3 July 26th

#4 July 29th

#5 July 31st

 

#1 July 19th will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

 

#2 July 22nd will be as follows:

All Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors together from 630pm-830pm

 

#3 July 26th will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

 

#4 July 29th will be as follows:

All Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors together from 630pm-830pm

 

#5 July 31st will be as follows:

Incoming Freshmen to be there from 3-5pm

Incoming Sophomores to be there from 5-7pm

Incoming Juniors and Seniors to be there from 7-9pm

(If you can't make your age group time slot lt us know and we will work with you to get into another time slot)

TRYOUTS!!!

August 19th, Day #1 of tryouts 

Position Specific

Defensive Players 100pm-230pm

(Back row or if you don't know what position to tryout for, consider starting here)

Setters 200pm-330pm

Hitters 300pm-430pm

 

 

August 20th, Day #2 of tryouts 

Position Specific

Defensive Players 100pm-230pm

(Back row or if you don't know what position to tryout for, consider starting here)

Setters 200pm-330pm

Hitters 300pm-430pm

 

August 21st,  Final Day of tryouts

1115am Athletes arrive

1130am-1230pm Tryouts start (3 vs 3 style)

1230pm-100pm   Break

100-300pm  Final Tryout, (6 vs 6 style)

 

Coaches collaborate and form teams!!

 

400-430pm  Athletes will get callbacks

 

6pm  Parent/Athlete Meeting & Celebratory Gathering (place TBD)

 

Please let us know if you have any questions. If you're unsure as to what position you want to try out for, let us know and we'll do our best to help guide you based on contact days.  ;) 

 

Thank you,

 

Team News

5 months ago @ 3:51PM by Mikala Sebastian

Summer Opportunities!!!

Good evening Port Washington volleyball parent and athletes,

 
(IMMEDIATE MEMO FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T RECEIVED THE PORT ATHLETICS EMAIL, OPEN GYMS HAVE MOVED UP TO 630-830PM ON WEDNESDAYS, PLEASE GO ON TO THE PORT HS VOLLEYBALL WEBSITE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE SIGN UP TO GET ALERTS)
 

On behalf of the Port Washington High School volleyball coaching staff and myself, I would like to welcome you to the start of an amazing year of change and successes!  The 2019 season is right around the corner and as I look back on where we’ve been and where I believe we deserve to be. I am wanting to send you this email to share some thoughts. It is true, there has been significant turnover in coaching staff here at Port High and that is probably part of what we can look at to work on first. Be assured we have a plan in motion already taking that into consideration. We are setting up youth development programs, team building camps, and events that build school pride around the program while also setting up a team of parents, athletic directors, and community partners that will help add stability to the program no matter who steps in next or how often the role of the head coach may switch hands in the future.

The next part of growing a solid program would include creating a culture that will bring positive change. The coaching staff and I are in support of creating a culture in the volleyball program of commitment, dedication, hard work, and discipline. We could go on and on about these character traits and the many benefits that will come from having them. Some athletes already shine in some of these areas, some could and have a desire to grow stronger in some of the areas and some are trying to figure it all out. It’s high school and we’ve all been there. We are here to help them continue to build their character and help support what you as the parents already started.

We also understand the importance of being clear with the standards the athletes will be held to. I know we started to touch on that at our first meeting. This will be vital to the success of this program. This includes but isn't limited to being in attendance at contact days, fundraising and team bonding events, tryouts, practices and games; coming into practice with a "give it my all" attitude, respecting coaches and other athletes, and putting the work in both in and out of season to grow your skills as both a teammate and as an athlete. This year our motto is "There's you, there's us, and there's the team” you referring to opponents or opposing schools, us being the volleyball program, and the team, being the team you work to be a part of. The focus here is to protect ourselves from any negative outside influences, whether that be opposing teams, drama at school or the range of things in between. Our goal will be to start growing from the inside out as an individual and as a member of the volleyball team. Throughout all the teams this season and moving forward we will continue working on building coach-athlete trust, trust between teammates and building team comradery. We will also work on having positive attitudes on and off the court and realizing the payoff of dedication to something bigger than ourselves. 

 

Come try out time, we will be building the team and program around individuals who have put in the time and effort to better themselves for the betterment of the team and those of whom display commitment, hard work, and positive leadership in any of its various forms. We can train a team to win and we can build a successful program that will last generations. Now we need coachable athletes and willing parents to put in the time, effort and humility into that vision so that we can reach a shared goal!

 

With all that being said, we would like to make you aware of a plethora of different opportunities out there this summer to continue skill building and preparing for the 2019 season. Although participation in these programs/training are not required, we do highly encourage any extra practice this summer and know it will help in preparation for our tryouts on August 19th-21st. 

 

First off, did you all know that we have a brand new training facility at Port ?!?!? They offer a wide variety of strength and conditioning/speed and agility summer classes, please check them out here! https://pws.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/home

 

Here is a link to all the summer volleyball camps in the Badger Region: http://badgervolleyball.org/summer-volleyball-camps/

 

Finally, some things that are required include our two summer fundraisers, (July 27th in the old gym, and August 3rd at the car wash near Culvers (specific time slots by grade are tbd)), and Contact Days (we are looking at long Fridays and Monday nights the last three weeks in July for contact days).

 

Last note, Labor day is Monday, September 2nd; we will have off both Friday, August 31st, and Monday, September 2nd as I know that family time is hard to find so please take a break from the summer hassle and spend some time together before the school year gets rolling.

 

Please stay tuned for more details on contact days/times, tryouts, and season practice times as we are finalizing all of those schedules this week.

 

Thanks in advance for your time and cooperation,

Coach Mikala and staff, Coach Jamie, Taylor, and Worm

Team News

2 months ago @ 2:27PM

Grafton Game Date Change

Hello all, We wanted to give you a heads up that our game vs Grafton that was originally scheduled for Thursday 9/26 has now been moved to Wednesday 9/25 due to scheduling issues with their homecoming. Make sure you update your calendars!

Team News

3 months ago @ 11:01AM

Labor Day Weekend

There will not be any practice Friday, 8/30 or Monday, 9/2. Enjoy Labor Day and your last weekend of summer! Practices will begin after school on Tuesday, 9/3 from 2:45-5pm. Monday and Wednesday morning practices will not begin until 9/9.

Team News

6 months ago @ 1:04PM

Open gym cleanliness and basic expectations

Good afternoon, 

I apologize for all the message blasts today, but here is the last one I promise (at least for today). It was brought to my attention that prior to an open gym the other week there was a group of 4-5 girls that had walked into open gym were sitting in the carpeted upper deck eating subway and left all of their trash on the table for the custodians to clean up. This is completely unacceptable! Three points.

1) You are not only representing yourself but the entire volleyball program. 

2) The Custodians do so much for us and the school as it is they shouldn't have to clean up after you.

3) You are High Schoolers, I hope you don't expect your parents to clean up after you like that. If I or any of the coaches ever have to that will be laps run at practice.

In general food and drinks are not allowed on the carpeted areas. If I am informed of this happening again we will be taking part of the open gym to help the custodians clean up the school. If this was you, I hope you have the humility to take responsibility and apologize to the custodians for your actions, see if there is anything you can DO to apologize (help them with a task) and make it clear that it will never happen again. 

Coach Mikala

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:25AM

Volleyball Open Gym!!!

Good Morning Parents and Athletes,

Open gym is canceled May 29th as they are doing maintenance on the gym floor. Instead please make sure you are in attendance for the mandatory pre-season meeting in the library from 545-7pm. Open gym will resume the following week but as the gym availability has increased we will be moving it up to Wednesdays from 6-8pm for the remainder of the summer. 

Hope to see you all there!

Coach Mikala Sebastian

 

 

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:25AM

Volleyball Open Gym!!!

Good Morning Parents and Athletes,

Open gym is canceled May 29th as they are doing maintenance on the gym floor. Instead please make sure you are in attendance for the mandatory pre-season meeting in the library from 545-7pm. Open gym will resume the following week but as the gym availability has increased we will be moving it up to Wednesdays from 6-8pm for the remainder of the summer. 

Hope to see you all there!

Coach Mikala Sebastian

 

 

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:10AM

Mandatory District Wide Volleyball Pre-Season Meeting May 29th!!!!

Good Morning Volleyball Parents and Athletes,

It is getting close to that time of year again! To make sure we are setting the summer expectations early and setting ourselves up for a successful season (and future program) we are having a district-wide volleyball meeting Wednesday, May 29th from 5:45-7pm at Port Washington High School Library. This is a mandatory meeting for all high school and incoming high school parents and athletes and is highly encouraged for all elementary and middle school athletes interested in the sport. (That includes both Male and Female athletes that are interested)

At the meeting we will be going over summer expectations and opportunities (including a mini volleyball fair with a lot of the local colleges and clubs that have summer opportunities for athletes of all ages.), changes coming to our program, next years schedule, and program fundraising. This is also a great opportunity to start building rapport with coaches. 

We will be sending this out to the middle and elementary schools, but we ask that you also share the information with friends, families, colleagues, other athletes, etc so we can get as large of turn out as possible.

I am looking forward to seeing you all there and am excited to see what this season has in store.

Coach Mikala Sebastian


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