Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spirit Pack

The Kentlake Volleyball Spirit Pack website is at Click on "School Spirit Pack Store" and then use the access code "KENLHSVB" (all upper case). You can order your sweats, t-shirts, knee pads and socks at good prices. The order deadline is September 6th.

Friday, August 28, 2009

More On The Strike Effects

Coach Behrens and Coach Moore are not allowed in the building during the "contract day" so that means practice cannot begin before 3pm except on Saturday. This means today's practice was moved, I assume to 3pm.

Also, the district may shut off the teachers email accounts. If so then Coach Behrens will make alternate arrangements so she can still get volleyball related emails.

There is a picture of Coach Behrens in the Covington Reporter's article on the strike.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Strike and Volleyball

As you know, the teachers of the Kent School District voted last night to go on strike. While coaches are on a different contract than teachers, Coach Behrens and Coach Moore are teachers at Kentlake and therefore they are effected by the strike. They will have only one hour before and after any event (practice, game, etc) in the building to deal with pressing matters. Practice and games will go on as normal.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tryouts Start Tomorrow

Don't forget that tryouts start tomorrow at 3pm. Be ready to start practicing with all paperwork turned in (this should have been done last week during Falcon Day) and dress ready to play volleyball. Remember "15 minutes early is On-Time and On-Time is Late".

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dont Forget the Free Physicals

Don't forget the free sports physicals at K-M tomorrow. Any KSD student can get the free physical between 9am and noon.

Turn in Paperwork to Coach

All paperwork (including any required physical) should be turned into Coach Behrens or to Athletic Director Bruce Rick in the Athletics Office on Falcon Day (August 20th for Freshmen and Seniors, August 21st for Sophomores and Juniors).

You should not wait until the first day of tryouts to turn in the paperwork as this will delay your start of practice and will not reflect well on you. Remember, all Freshmen and most Juniors must have a sports physical prior to being allowed to participate. There are no waivers allowed. All Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors that have not had a sports physical in the last two years must get a new one. All Freshmen have to have a sports physical even if they had one in 8th grade.

Change in Tryout Times

There will be a Kentlake Teachers Union meeting in the gym on Wednesday night, the 26th, during tryouts week. As a result we can't have tryouts that night (they get really picky about balls flying in front of the podium) so we are switching the night session from Wednesday to Tuesday. The revised schedule for tryouts is:

Monday Aug 24th: 3:00 - 5:30pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm
Tuesday Aug 25th: 3:00 - 5:30pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesday Aug 26th: 3:00 - 5:30pm
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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rules Summary

I found a good volleyball rules summary on the Overlake School volleyball website. It is a couple of years old, but still a good summary. It does not talk about things like Liberos. So, if any parents need a quick overview, check it out (you will need MS Word or Word Viewer). Hopefully all the players already know these things. ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free Sports Physicals

All Freshmen, most Juniors and anyone else that has not had a sports physical in the last two years has to have one prior to being allowed to practice. If you have not yet gotten your physical you can get one at most any doctor, or you can attend the KSD Sports Physical Clinic at Kent-Meridian on August 15th, from 9:00-12:00. It is a FREE sport physical.