July 20, 2022
Dear Cokeville Junior High Volleyball Team Member,
We are so looking forward to this coming volleyball season. We play for basically two months, beginning with the first practice on Monday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym at the high school. Practices will be Monday-Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. all season long, unless otherwise specified. We hope that you will all come out and be ready to have fun and compete. We don’t expect you to come knowing everything. This is a time for learning and working hard as individuals, and as a team. Through hard work and determination, we become successful, and that is when it really becomes fun, so please come with positive attitudes and a desire to work hard and learn.
Please come to the first practice with your athletic physical completed by a doctor, you, and a parent. If you completed yours through the Star Valley Medical Clinic in the school, then we will already have it on file. If not, then your physical will need to be turned in before you are allowed to start practicing. Mrs. Pope has forms at the high school if you need one. Remember, you have to have your physical turned in by the first day of practice or we CANNOT allow you to practice until it is completed and turned in.
You will need shorts and a t-shirt to practice in, and a pair of gym shoes that have never been worn outside. We like having a sharp team look for our games, so we want everyone to have black socks and black kneepads. You are required to have kneepads for all games and practices – these are for safety reasons. You will change into your practice clothes in a locker room provided by the high school. If you would like to lock your locker, you will need to bring your own lock. Make sure that you have your hair up and out of your face during practice and no jewelry of any kind on. (i.e., earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair barrettes, hard headbands or bobby pins.) We would also like you to bring your own full water bottle to practice every day. Hydration is very important to stay healthy and strong. It is much quicker and more effective to get a drink from your own water bottle than to stand in line waiting for a quick drink from the drinking fountain.
We will be holding a parent/athlete meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. following practice. Please have one parent attend that meeting with you.
We notice your hard work and determination. Please be dressed and warming up everyday before practice is set to start. Being absent or late for practice will require extra volleyball skills reps after practice. Until then, start playing volleyball at home or with your friends. We look forward to having a great season!
See you soon,
Coach Hoffman and Coach Pond