Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sumner JV Tournament Cancelled

The JV Tournament in Sumner has been canceled.

Cardinal Team Tournament Changed

The Cardinal Team's tournament in Sumner will be on the 11th, not the 18th. Sorry about the confusion. This means all Cardinal Team players must pay the Athletic Participation Fee prior to that date, not the 14th.

Athletic Participation Fee

Remember that this year there is an Athletic Participation Fee of $100/sport that must be paid before your daughter can participate in the first contest. No player that has not paid the fee will be allowed to participate in games. Please pay the fee ASAP so it is taken care of before the first contest on the 14th (or the 11th for the Cardinal team).
  1. Log on to www.kent.k12.wa.us
  2. Click “For Families”
  3. Click “Online Tools”
  4. Click “Online School Fee Payments”

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jamboree? No

There will be no jamboree this year. So the first match will be September 14th at home against Kent-Meridian.

Parent Meeting Changed

The Parent Meeting scheduled for tonight has been changed to tomorrow night, August 31st, at 6pm in Cascade Hall. 

Sorry about the short notice.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Parent Meeting

Don't forget the mandatory Parent Meeting at 6:30pm on Monday. At least one parent for every player needs to be there.

Help Needed

As always we are looking for parents to help with game day activities. This includes concessions, lines, scorebook, scoreboard and libero tracker for each of the three teams. Don't worry if you have never done something before - we will gladly train you to do any of the jobs.

Please go to Volunteer Spot to sign up for Game Day activities.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yep, We're Pretty Young

Just for "kicks and grins" I figured out the grade distribution for Kentlake Volleyball this year. Including all three teams:

All Varsity JV Cardinal
Seniors 3 3 0 0
Juniors 8 4 4 0
Sophomores 15 5 7 3
Freshmen 7 1 1 5

That may be a very long Senior Night in two years. ;)

Numbers for volleyball turnouts at all four Kent schools are reported to be down this year. While part of that may be cyclical, there is most likely a direct correlation with the implementation of the "Athletic Participation Fee" (aka "Pay-to-Play") this year.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rosters Are Up

The rosters for each of the three teams are now listed on their respective page. Congratulations to everyone who made the team.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tryouts Finally Start

The 2010 volleyball season is finally here. Tryouts will be "Two-A-Days" for Monday to Wednesday, 9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm. Practice will start on Thursday, 8:00-10:00am and Noon-2pm.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!

You may notice that the website URLs (www.kentlakevb.com and www.kentlakevolleyball.com) now point to this blog. So the website is no more and we will only have the blog in the future.

With the ability to have multiple pages (like the new pages for each team that will have team specific stuff on them this year) and to have slideshows, there is no reason to have the seperate website. The website was always harder to maintain than the blog and was just used for items of a "permanent" nature like rosters and schedules. The seperate pages on the blog can now do that job and it is easier to have everything in one place.

We will continue to use Twitter (www.twitter.com/kentlakevb) for game results and items of an immediate nature (like schedule changes at the last minute). I would suggest joining the Twitter feed just for the schedule changes if nothing else.

Tryout Information Updated

The final schedule for Tryouts is now posted on the Tryouts page. Important additions include a team brunch on Wednesday, first cuts on Tuesday and a Varsity Campout on Friday.

Schedule Updates

The final JV/Varsity Schedule is now posted on the Schedule page. Non-league matches against Puyallup and Central Kitsap have been added. An additional match against the club team from Norway that is coming for the Kent Classic may still be added.

You can now download the September and October calendars.

Mandatory Parent Meeting

There will be a mandatory parent meeting (at least one parent, but both can, of course, attend) at 6:30pm on Monday, August 30th.

Athletic Registration Is Now Late

If you have not already turned in your Athletic Registration forms (KSD Registration Form, Physical Form, Emergency Card), you will NOT be allowed to participate in tryouts on Monday.

From Mr. Rick: "I will be done checking paperwork at 7:00am Monday for that morning. If all three pieces of necessary paperwork are not turned in by that time (KSD Registration Form, Physical Form, Emergency Card), those students will not be able to participate in your practice."

So, if you have not turned in your paperwork yet, you need to get it in by 7AM on Monday, or you will miss the first day of tryouts. Hopefully lots of people turned their paperwork in on Friday as only 12 players had turned their paperwork in by 6am on Friday.

Here are the links for the required paperwork:

Spirit Items Now Available

You can order Kentlake Volleyball spirit items (sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc) online.
  1. Go to www.brandteamstore.com
  2. Click at the bottom of the page on ‘Spirit Store’
  3. Spirit Code: 3VKENTVB (Code is case sensitive)
  4. Closing on Aug 27th
It’s a good idea to go ahead and order now because Coach Behren's has the closing date for Aug 27th (NOT the 30th as given online!); meaning the earlier you order the sooner you get your gear.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lutes Named to All-Decade Team

Kristen Lutes, a member of Kentlake's three State Championship volleyball teams and an All-Conference libero at Sacramento State, was recently named to Sacramento State's All-Decade Volleyball Team.

Seattle Times Article

Sacramento State Website Article

** New ** Covington Reporter Interview

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Get Your Forms In

Remember that you need to have your Athletic Registration, Emergency Contact and Physical forms in before you will be allowed to try out for volleyball. All Freshmen and most Juniors (unless they got a physical as a sophomore) require an Athletic Physical dated AFTER June 1, 2010. No one will be allowed to try out without a valid physical.

Links to the forms are available on the Tryouts page. Most people will turn in the forms during Falcon Day but you can drop them off in the Athletic Office if you cannot make Falcon Day. Unfortunately, I don't know the schedule for when someone will be in the Athletic Office but you can call and ask.

This year the Kent School District has instituted a Pay-For-Play policy. Everyone that makes a team will have to pay a $100/season Athletic Fee. This will be due after the teams are chosen and before the first contest. No one will be allowed to play without having first paid the fee. According to School District policy, using a player that has not paid the fee yet will result in forfeiture of the contest.