Open gyms will be on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm
for the remainder of the summer until tryouts in mid Aug. These will be
run by summer captains Adele Huie and Lucy Cranley. They have some fun
plans for the team including a mini tournament with the Boys Volleyball
team. This is open to incoming freshmen as well! The COVID screener must
be filled out to participate every day (same for coach contact days): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7EEjoUO_SGqhVg4hyndM2IpcGjG5A4lCtvWzvbE-DIR7sMA/viewform
Masks are still mandatory!
Coach Contact Days:
contact days will be on the remainder of the Thursdays in July (7/15,
7/22, 7/29). These will be held in the Stevens Gym from 7:30-9:30.
During these the coaches including myself will be running the
practices. I highly encourage everyone to attend these if possible. This
is open to incoming freshmen as well!
have been offered a chance to participate in an MMSD summer camp held
at LaFollette in August. This camp will be run by Scott Blackmon who is a
high profile coach out of Milwaukee. The camp is run Aug 2-4 9am-12pm
for 9th and 10th graders and then Aug 9-11 for 11th and 12th graders.
The cost is $25 (includes camp t-shirt) or $15 (does not include camp
t-shirt). I highly encourage everyone to sign up as this is a great
opportunity to get some quality coaching and reps before tryouts! The
registration link is here: https://forms.gle/bFdp5vw68eVfhhY17
*Sign up deadline is July 22nd so don't wait!
will be Monday and Tuesday (August 16th and 17th). Freshman tryouts
will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm both days. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm both days. Athletes must attend both days.
The tryouts will be held in the Stevens Gym at West. Please use the Tech
door entrances or the Regent St. doors.
Please arrive at least 15-20
minutes before your session to get checked in and ready to go.
streamline signing up we have created an online signup and questionnaire
Please fill this out before coming
to tryouts as it will make the process much easier. If you have any
conflicts with tryouts please reach out to me as soon as possible to
work out an alternative.
*Note: There is a possibility a few
freshmen may be asked to attend the later session on Tuesday. This is
not an indication they will make a higher team but an attempt to
evaluate at a different level.
requirements: Mask, water bottle, athletic apparel (fitted shirt, shorts
or spandex, athletic socks, court shoes). Knee pads are highly
encouraged. Absolutely no exposed sports bras, spaghetti straps, jeans,
or leggings. If you are not in proper attire you will not be able to
participate. If you have any questions on attire feel free to reach out.
Additionally, no club gear is to be worn during tryouts.
1) Athletes arrive at West and get checked in and ready to play. A pin on number will be given to the athletes to wear.
2) Coaches will do an introduction.
3) Athletes will warm up
Athletes will be evaluated in different volleyball skills through
drills and gameplay (passing, serving, blocking, hitting, setting, etc).
They will also be evaluated on attitude, hustle, and sportsmanship.
Additionally, a vertical jump test and a speed test will be done.
Coaches and independent evaluators will be cross-evaluating athletes
and grades will be averaged. This method allows us to have multiple
scores and comments per athlete to ensure each athlete is fairly
5) Following Tuesday's tryout, emails will be sent
to all athletes individually giving them information on what team they
have made or if they unfortunately did not make a spot on the team. If
there are any issues with results I am happy to discuss them further
just reach out.
6) Practices begin Wednesday (Aug 18th). Practice times will be 5-7 for Freshman, 7-9 for JV and Varsity.
can be a scary thing for athletes. The coaches and I will try to make
it as enjoyable as possible. My advice to all the athletes is to come
out and leave it all on the court. That way no matter what the outcome
is you know you gave it everything you had, and that is something to be
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Coach Ben Sperstad