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Girls Volleyball

WIAA 2021-22 Season Dates

Volleyball - Boys & Girls (Aug. 16 - Nov. 6)

Summer 2021 Information

Open Gym:

Open gym will continue to be held every Tuesday (6-8pm) and Thursday (7:30-9:30pm) for the next 2 weeks until tryouts. These will be captain run practices. If you are able to join please do so. Masks are still required but the COVID screener does not need to be filled out. 

 

Tryouts:

Athletes need Online permissions completed before tryouts.

Athletes must have a physical on file to try out.

WIAA physical forms are available here
Physicals will be available at no charge through Pivotal Health on the following dates:
-La Follette — Aug. 3rd 9-11am and Aug. 17th 9-11am
-Memorial — Aug. 2nd 9-11am and Aug. 16th 9-11am
-West — Aug. 3rd 1-3pm and Aug. 17th 1-3pm
-East — Aug. 2nd 4pm-6pm and Aug. 16th 1pm-3pm

*Pivotal Health will also arrange for physicals at homes or at their clinic in Middleton. To schedule a convenient time for a physical, call 888-688-4746 or to learn more at pitvotalhealth.care

Physicals must be turned into the athletic office.

 

Tryouts 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. To streamline signing up we have created an online signup and questionnaire found here. 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. 

 

Tryout requirements:

1) Mask (required at all times indoors, we have extras if you do not have one)

2) water bottle

3) court shoes to change into

4) Knee pads are highly recommended but not required.

Tryout process: 

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

4) 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.

*Note: 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 evaluated.

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.

 

Tryouts 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 proud of. 

 

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

Go Regents!

 

Thank you,

Coach Ben Sperstad

bensperstad@gmail.com

Summer 2021 Information

Open Gym:

Open gym will continue to be held every Tuesday (6-8pm) and Thursday (7:30-9:30pm) for the next 2 weeks until tryouts. These will be captain run practices. If you are able to join please do so. Masks are still required but the COVID screener does not need to be filled out. 

 

Tryouts:

Athletes need Online permissions completed before tryouts.

Athletes must have a physical on file to try out.

WIAA physical forms are available here
Physicals will be available at no charge through Pivotal Health on the following dates:
-La Follette — Aug. 3rd 9-11am and Aug. 17th 9-11am
-Memorial — Aug. 2nd 9-11am and Aug. 16th 9-11am
-West — Aug. 3rd 1-3pm and Aug. 17th 1-3pm
-East — Aug. 2nd 4pm-6pm and Aug. 16th 1pm-3pm

*Pivotal Health will also arrange for physicals at homes or at their clinic in Middleton. To schedule a convenient time for a physical, call 888-688-4746 or to learn more at pitvotalhealth.care

Physicals must be turned into the athletic office.

 

Tryouts 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. To streamline signing up we have created an online signup and questionnaire found here. 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. 

 

Tryout requirements:

1) Mask (required at all times indoors, we have extras if you do not have one)

2) water bottle

3) court shoes to change into

4) Knee pads are highly recommended but not required.

Tryout process: 

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

4) 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.

*Note: 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 evaluated.

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.

 

Tryouts 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 proud of. 

 

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

Go Regents!

 

Thank you,

Coach Ben Sperstad

bensperstad@gmail.com

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Coaching Staff

Ben Sperstad - Head Coach (bensperstad@gmail.com)

Lisa Paasch - JV Coach (paaschlm@yahoo.com)

Katelyn Brengosz - Freshman Coach (breng010@umn.edu)

Jeannine Washkuhn - Freshman Coach (washkuhn@uwalumni.com)