The 2016 OHS volleyball season will begin on Monday, August 22nd with three days of tryouts. Count on having “two-a-days” during these three days. Our team retreat is currently set for Friday, August 26th to Saturday, August 27th.
The season kicks off with the Varsity Jamboree on September 3rd. Click here to view the 2016 schedule.
Starting with the 2016 season, Olympia High School will be in a new version of the South Puget Sound League (read more). This new league consists of the following nine teams:
- Bellarmine Prep
- Emerald Ridge
- Graham Kapowsin
- South Kitsap
Hard to believe it’s JUNE already!! It’s that time of year to start planning, if you can believe it, for next season! As always, our amazing volleyball program counts on as many parent volunteers as possible to help it run smoothly and lend support to our coaches. I understand how truly busy people are this time of year, but please make every effort to attend so we can quickly go over important opportunities and information.
In years past, the meeting has been at 6pm to try to allow for people to get off work, so we’ll still go with that time on Wednesday June 8th. We will meet at OHS, either in the commons or in the music room.
For more information about the Volleyball Booster Club and the volunteer opportunities click here.
On Wednesday, June 29th from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, in the auxiliary gym/weight room, we will introduce our summer workout program and invite high school players including next year’s 9th graders to join us. Summer workouts will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am – 10:00 am through August 19th. Each of the workouts will start in the auxiliary gym and move to the weight room at 9:00 am.
If a student athlete misses the introduction, they should attend the next available session and a coach, supervisor or experienced lifter will help get them started. Consistency and proper technique are the keys to improvement! We have a “vacation” workout to send home when players need to miss.
Strength training and conditioning is an integral part of preparation for all players, especially for returning varsity players and those with aspirations of playing at the varsity level. Our weight room is one of the best high school facilities in the state. Consistent attendance AND hard work brings improved strength, quickness and jumping ability, plus – injury prevention, increased confidence, and ultimately…team bonding.
Open gyms will be held on most Fridays after workout for some on court volleyball time.
SUMMER CLEARANCE PACKETS
Any high school student participating in summer activities (practices, weight room, open gyms, camps, etc.) will need to complete a summer clearance packet found on the OHS Athletic website. Clearance packets include a current physical examination (physicals are valid for 13 months).
Packets must be completed and submitted to the OHS Athletics office prior to being cleared to participate. They will be accepted during lunch or after school (until 3:00pm).
There are typically a number of possibilities for outdoor doubles play, plus a 4 on 4 outdoor league through Lacey Parks and Recreation. Doubles play is a great way to improve your court awareness and all around skill level. The most prominent of the local tournaments is during Lakefair.
Tumwater High School Outdoor Doubles Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, June 11
Lakefair Volleyball Tournament
July 16 and 17 (Juniors under 17 is on Saturday, July 16)
Puget Sound Junior Beach Series