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2017 FALL TRYOUTS INFORMATION
Page Created By: Celeste Gorman Date : 4/30/2013

Fall Tryouts for All Teams: August 14-18

**TRYOUT CHECK IN TIME INFO** For Monday only, to make sure all players are cleared to tryout and to help setup, 9th graders should arrive 30 minutes before the start of tryouts and 10th-12th graders need to arrive 45 minutes before the start of tryouts. 

General Information

All athletes trying out must attend each tryout session ALL FOUR DAYS in order to be considered for a Blaine High School team. Should any hours or minutes be missed, it is within the coaches' discretion to keep or cut any athlete missing. In simple terms, if you miss any amount of time during tryouts it will hurt your chances of making a team. There are commitments for team members not listed here. Before making plans during the week or weekends consult your daughter's coach. 

Mandatory Registration & Current Physical BEFORE August 14th

The Activities Office must clear players before tryouts begin. This needs to be done BEFORE August 14th. You can register online or in person. You need to have paid the fee, have a current physical (within the last 3 years), emergency care card, and the MSHSL and district eligibility bulletin signed by a parent/guardian AND athlete. The link to register online can be found here: Click for online registration. 

Team Rosters & Mandatory Parent Meeting: August 17, 2016

Teams will be announced at the end of the last day of tryouts. A mandatory parent meeting will be held that evening at 7pm. 

Agenda

6:15 - B Squad/JV/Varsity: order apparel, buy/pick-up raffle tickets, turn in sheets

7:00 - All teams Meeting (information from Boosters & Coach Gorman)

7:45 - Team break-out (meet player's coach/get team specific information)

8:00 - 9A & 9B: order apparel, buy/pick-up raffle tickets, turn in sheets

PLEASE PRINT OFF AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE MEETING: 2017 Players Packet   AVAILABLE SOON (click on the link under important documents at the bottom of this page) has important season information. 


Tryout session times: Must attend all sessions listed to be considered for a team.

9th grade tryouts:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:30pm - 7:30pm. 
Thursday 4pm - 6:30pm.

10th-12th grade tryouts

Monday - Wednesday: 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm


What you will need:

1. Water bottle - refillable, reuseable with your name on it. This is something you will use all season long. We do not allow sharing of water bottles for illness prevention purposes.

2. Good court shoes with non marking soles that never been worn outside that you have worn before so that you can prevent blisters or unnecessary soreness or fatigue due to the fact that your body is adjusting to new shoes. Shoe laces will be the same as the rest of the team once we begin competing in matches. NO OUTSIDE SHOES!!

3. Kneepads. 

4. A great attitude, a willingness to do anything and the ability to push yourself to new limits. 

5. Snacks or lunch (if you don't get to go home between tryout sessions). Keep it healthy!!! Raw almonds, veggies, low fat cheese sticks for snacks. Instead of ranch dip use hummus or guacamole with your veggies. You will want to consume at least 350 calories every 3-4 hours. Stay away from so called healthy granola bars or other energy bars that load you up on sugar. You want carbs but the right kind. We will talk more about this during tryouts too. 

6. Tshirts only. No tanks, cut offs or other tops that reveal undergarments. Blaine tshirts or Blaine Volleyball tshirts are the best. Plain dark spandex. No prints, wild or bright colors. We practice like a team and play like a team. No jewelry. We practice how we play our matches. 

7. Check back. There may be more.


2017 Player Packet with all important dates and information will be available soon at the bottom of this page by clicking under "important documents". 




Important Documents:

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