Friday, July 31, 2009

Practice Times for Tryouts/1st Week

The practice times for the first week (including tryouts and "normal" practice) are listed below. Practice has to be scheduled around Coach Behren's "in-service days".

Monday Aug 24th: 3:00 - 5:30pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm
Tuesday Aug 25th: 3:00 - 5:30pm
Wednesday Aug 26th: 3:00 - 5:30pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm
Thursday Aug 27th: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Friday Aug 28th: 9:00 - 11:30am & 1:00 - 3:00pm
Saturday Aug 29th: 9:00 - 11:00am

Tryouts are through Wednesday or Thursday. The rest of the practices are for those that make one of the three teams.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Calling All Photographers

Anyone interested in taking pictures of Kentlake Volleyball events and sharing them with the rest of us, please contact us at kentlakevb "at" You can simply upload your pictures to an online system like Flickr and then send a link to us. We will quickly verify the pictures and then post the link on the blog or twitter. We really want all sorts of pictures, not just action shots but especially "candid" shots. In lots of ways those are the more important ones. Don't worry if you are not a professional photographer, neither are we.

Kentlake Volleyball on Twitter

Kentlake Volleyball is now on Twitter. You can see the most recent Twitter posts at the top of the lower section on the right side of this blog. The three sources of information will be used for different things.

Twitter will be used for small bits of information of a short term nature. A tweet can only be 140 characters long, so you won't get large amounts of information. They may be reminders or game scores or schedule changes. Things that are more immediate in both speed of distribution and duration.

This blog will be used for things of more lasting interest, but not permanent interest. For instance, game summaries, announcements of events, etc. The blog will also list the five most recent "tweets" from Twitter.

We will be looking for volunteers to post game scores (to Twitter) and summaries (to the blog) for each of the teams this fall, so keep that in mind if you are willing to volunteer for that. We especially need that for the Freshmen and JV teams as they don't get the coverage that Varsity does.

The website ( will be used for things of a more permanent nature. For instance, important announcements (both on the website and the blog), rosters, schedule, etc. These will largely be for things that affect the entire season, while the blog may affect a week and Twitter a day or two.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Will There Be Cuts At Tryouts?

In the past we have had the good fortune to have four teams at Kentlake: Varsity, JV, "C" and Freshmen. Unfortunately all "C" teams in the Kent School District were cut this year due to the budget shortfalls. As a result there will be 1/4 fewer spots available for players. Expanding rosters to accommodate more players just puts more stress on the coaches and players and makes playing time that much harder to come by. So, for the first time in many years there will be large cuts at tryouts this year. It is not something the coaching staff likes to do, but there is no alternative this year.

When Are Tryouts?

Tryouts start Monday, August 24th. Coach Behrens does not run tryouts by age group so there is no separate “freshman tryouts”, etc. When they will start on the 24th has not been determined as that depends on Coach Behrens teaching schedule (typically they have “in service” days that week) but they are usually “two a days” for Monday to Wednesday at least, maybe Thursday. Check back for more details or look for more information at Falcon Days.

Remember, all Freshmen and most Juniors (and a few others) will need new physicals as school sports physicals are only good for two years. All incoming Freshmen are required to have a new physical even if they had one in 8th grade.