Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Kids Clinic - Spring 2024

Kids Clinic - Spring 2024

Who: Kindergarten-6th grade boys and girls

Where: Central High School Main Gym

Check In: Payment and check in will take place at 5:30 pm each night in main lobby of Central High  

When: April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

How Much: $25 per session, $60 for all three

REGISTER HERE

8th Grade Info for 2024

Current 8th grade girls interested in joining the 2024 Warriors will be able to attend open gym on May 2nd. This will be an introductory night and chance to play volleyball. Open gym starts at 6:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm the team normally arrives at 5:45 to get gym setup and ready to go.

Parents, on May 7th, there will be a parent meeting for the upcoming season and summer activities at 6:00 pm. This will be a brief overview of expectations and introduction to our staff. 

Please complete our INFORMATION FORM!

Monday, October 23, 2023

REGULAR SEASON LAST WEEK, PUEBLO TOURNEY, FUNDRAISER

Last week of the regular season. What a ride it has been and so much to be grateful for. 

C-TEAM
We are asking the C-Team to come to practice again today for our connection meetings and guest speaker. These have been beneficial and we want to keep everyone engaged. The team will practice with varsity and JV one last time.

WEEK OF 10/23
Setup starts daily as soon as school is over. The goal would be to have all three courts setup, your journal, and position preparation complete by 3:50 pm. 

Responsibilities for the week:
Sophomores with Logan providing leadership: Floors - We will plan to wash the towels on Friday this week. 
Freshmen with Rhyan providing leadership: Training aids and Nets - scoreboard, cones, speaker, boxes, pool noodles, and other items as they are added this week. 
Update - Putting things away after practice is a concern. Please make sure we have a plan for this week. 
Juniors with Tiyala providing leadership: Balls and carts (assist with nets) - six carts - two on each court. 

SCHEDULE
Our schedule for the week:
Monday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Timeline:
2:50-3:15 Setup
3:15-3:25 Journal
3:30 - Connections Meeting
3:45 - Guest Speaker
4:00 - Practice - TWO NETS IN MAIN GYM
Tuesday - 4:00-6:00 pm - Practice - Setup starts 3:15 pm
Wednesday - 4:00-6:00 pm - Practice - Setup starts 3:15 pm
Thursday - 4:00-6:00 pm - Practice - Setup starts at 3:15 pm
Friday - TRAVEL DAY TO PUEBLO TOURNEY - 
Meet at 11:33 am, Leave at 11:45 am. Eat on the bus. Arrive at 6:00 pm. 

Saturday - GAME DAY AT PUEBLO TOURNEY - Arrive at 7:00 am
4 MATCHES - SCHEDULE NOT YET RELEASED

FUNDRAISING
Our team fundraiser has been set up. Here is the link - PLEASE SHARE. Our goal is to raise $10,000. WE ARE AT $430. We need to pay for our practice gear, travel, equipment, banquet, etc. The athletes received a text at practice last week they were asked to share with family and friends. We will send an email to each of you separate from this one to share with family and friends. 

PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK - WE RECOGNIZE THIS IS LATE. IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE NEED. 

BANQUET
We are aiming for a November 13th banquet. We have reserved the Warehouse 2565 for this event. More details to come! Several of you mentioned you would be willing to help with this event. We will be sending out an email to those who offered to help get some plans finalized for decorating and such. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO DECORATE AND HELP SETUP. 

Thanks to each of you for your support! 

Sunday, October 15, 2023

DAKOTA RIDGE TOURNEY, FUNDRAISER

Quite an emotional week! It was the last home game for four seniors; it was the last scheduled matches for our C Team. Thanks to everyone that made Senior Night special!

Monday, there is no school. We are keeping our schedule the same so the expectation is the team will be there around 2:50 to get things setup. We do not expect C Team players to be at this practice. 

We would like our C Team to plan to come to practice on Wednesday. We will have a schedule for them for the rest of the year at this time. 

Our fundraiser is set up. We would love your support. More information is below. 

WEEK OF 10/14
Setup starts daily as soon as school is over. The goal would be to have all three courts setup, your journal, and position preparation complete by 3:50 pm. 

Responsibilities for the week:
Freshmen with Logan providing leadership: Floors - We will plan to wash the towels on Friday this week. 
Juniors with Rhyan and Tiyala providing leadership: Training aids and Nets - scoreboard, cones, speaker, boxes, pool noodles, and other items as they are added this week. 
Update - Putting things away after practice is a concern. Please make sure we have a plan for this week. 
Sophomores with Emily providing leadership: Balls and carts (assist with nets) - six carts - two on each court. 

SCHEDULE
Our schedule for the week:
Monday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Timeline:
2:50-3:15 Setup
3:15-3:25 Journal
3:30 - Connections Meeting
3:45 - Guest Speaker
4:00 - Practice - TWO NETS IN MAIN GYM
Tuesday - GAME DAY AT THE ORANGE SCHOOL - Earley Release - 2:45 pm, Arrive at 3:30 pm, JV at 4:30 pm, Varsity at 5:30 pm - WEAR RED - LET'S PAINT THEIR GYM RED!
We would love for the C Team to come to this match in RED. 
Wednesday - 4:00-6:00 pm - Practice - Setup starts 3:15 pm
Thursday - 4:00-6:00 pm - Practice - Setup starts at 3:15 pm
Friday - GAME DAY AT DAKOTA RIDGE TOURNEY - 
Meet at 7:15 am, Leave at 7:30 am. Eat at 11:30 am. Arrive at 1:00 pm. 
Match vs Dakota Ridge at 2:00 pm
Match vs Rocky Mountain at 6:30 pm
Saturday - GAME DAY AT DAKOTA RIDGE TOURNEY - Arrive at 7:00 am
Match vs Thunder Ridge at 8:00 am
Match vs TBD at 9:30 am
Match vs TBD at 11:00 am
Match vs TBD at 12:30 pm

FUNDRAISING
Our team fundraiser has been set up. Here is the link - PLEASE SHARE. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We need to pay for our practice gear, travel, equipment, banquet, etc. The athletes will receive a text and email they can share with family and friends. We will include the parents in the email also so you can share with family and friends. 

BANQUET
We will have senior night festivities on October 13th versus 

THANKS
Thanks to each of you for your support!

Sunday, October 1, 2023

SCHEDULE, C-TEAM TOURNEY, FUNDRAISING

This may be the most important week of our season! I got the impression after Thursday, some were ready to take their foot off the gas and coast. Please know this is a rare opportunity to evaluate, identify our strengths and grow them, recognize areas of growth and develop a path forward, and maximize what got us here. 

Our program sent a message to the rest of the Valley we are coming. It is a great time to be a Warrior!

WEEK OF 10/2
Setup starts daily as soon as school is over. The goal would be to have all three courts setup, your journal, and position preparation complete by 3:50 pm. 

Responsibilities for the week:
Sophomores with Logan providing leadership: Floors - We will plan to wash the towels on Friday this week. 
Freshmen with Rhyan and Tiyala providing leadership: Training aids and Nets - scoreboard, cones, speaker, boxes, pool noodles, and other items as they are added this week. 
Update - Putting things away after practice is a concern. Please make sure we have a plan for this week. 
Juniors with Emily providing leadership: Balls and carts (assist with nets) - six carts - two on each court. 

SCHEDULE
Our schedule for the week:
Monday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Timeline:
2:50-3:15 Setup
3:15-3:25 Journal
3:30 - Connections Meeting
3:45 - Guest Speaker
4:00 - Practice - TWO NETS IN MAIN GYM; ONE IN OLD GYM
Tuesday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Wednesday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Thursday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Friday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 3:15-3:30 pm.  
Saturday - C TEAM TOURNAMENT - Everyone is expected to be there. At this time, we are requesting everyone to be there at 7:00 am. If this changes, we will let you know. 

To run this tournament effectively, we will need all players and a few additional parents who do not have athletes on C Team. If you are interested, please let me know. This is a fundraiser for our program.

FUNDRAISING
Expect information to go out on Wednesday about fundraising for this year. 

TEACHER APPRECIATION
We plan to honor our favorite teachers on October 10th versus Montrose. The plan is to invite them with letters hand delivered by our students to the teachers. We will work to make sure we recognize our tremendous faculty for all they do to support our personal, academic, and athletic goals. 

SENIOR NIGHT
We will have senior night festivities on October 13th versus Steamboat. More information to come.

PICTURES
Team and individual pictures were taken on September 7th. You can order them from MJ Thomas. www.mymjthomas.com  





Sunday, September 24, 2023

GJ WIN, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, HOMECOMING

Another amazing week of watching our women achieve some awesome feats! 

Great win and atmosphere on Thursday for Homecoming! What a great event on Saturday with the Special Olympics - we laid the foundation for a future for volleyball in Mesa County with the Special Olympics to compete at the state level.  

We continue to challenge our students to take a proactive role with their educational pursuits. Our teachers are hungry for students who are engaged and want to be their best. We see examples weekly of our teachers working hard with our students to help them achieve their bests. 

APOLOGY
I owe you an apology. On Monday, we decided we would help with the Homecoming carnival. This was last minute and my communication was not the best. I apologize for that. Your daughters were rock stars and thrived. They stepped up and engaged with the students and community there to help create a great event. 

SURPRISE AGAIN
JV and Varsity will be playing Caprock on Thursday at Caprock at 5:00 and 6:00 pm. We would like for the teams to be there at 4:00 pm. 

WEEK OF 9/25
Setup starts daily as soon as school is over. The goal would be to have all three courts setup, your journal, and position preparation complete by 3:50 pm. 

Responsibilities for the week:
Freshmen with Logan providing leadership: Floors - We will plan to wash the towels on Friday this week. 
Juniors with Rhyan and Tiyala providing leadership: Training aids and Nets - scoreboard, cones, speaker, boxes, pool noodles, and other items as they are added this week. 
Update - Putting things away after practice is a concern. Please make sure we have a plan for this week. 
Sophomores with Emily providing leadership: Balls and carts (assist with nets) - six carts - two on each court. 

SCHEDULE
Our schedule for the week:
Monday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
Timeline:
2:50-3:15 Setup
3:15-3:25 Journal
3:30 - Quick Academic and Announcements Meeting
3:45 - Guest Speaker
4:00 - Practice - TWO NETS IN MAIN GYM; ONE IN OLD GYM
Tuesday - GAME DAY - JV and Varsity compete against the BLUE School. Setup at 3:30 pm; Game times 4:30 and 5:30 pm. 
Wednesday - TEAM ACTIVITY - 3:30-5:25 PM - Athletes will leave school with teammates and drive to a location within 1 mile of campus. We will release the athletes from this location at 5:25 pm. Parents who give their athletes a ride will be notified where to pick them up at 3:30 pm. Come ready to have fun!
Academic Awards - 6:00 pm at Central
Thursday - GAME DAY - JV and Varsity compete against Caprock. Teams need to be at Caprock at 4:00 pm. Game times are 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
C TEAM - Day off - Encouraged to come to Caprock. 
Friday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 3:15-3:30 pm.  
Saturday - Varsity Practice - Setup at 7:30 am, Practice 8:00-10:00 am. 

FUNDRAISING
First fundraising event - October 7th. Since we will have all the girls helping all day, we have decided to run a concession stand with hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. If I could get a couple of organizers for this, that would be awesome! The girls will run the concession stand. We will need help getting food and things setup. Please let me know if you are interested. 

We should have our outreach fundraising start the first week of October. 

TEACHER APPRECIATION
We plan to honor our favorite teachers on October 10th versus Montrose. The plan is to invite them with letters hand delivered by our students to the teachers. We will work to make sure we recognize our tremendous faculty for all they do to support our personal, academic, and athletic goals. 

SENIOR NIGHT
We will have senior night festivities on October 13th versus Steamboat. More information to come.

PICTURES
Team and individual pictures were taken on September 7th. You can order them from MJ Thomas. www.mymjthomas.com  




Sunday, September 17, 2023

AMAZING, 9/18

How awesome are our young women?! So many good things are happening - the support for each other (connection) and for the other programs (community), the quality of character (pride) - they are such an influence on our campus, and their hunger for more as people, students, and athletes (powerful). 

SURPRISE
C TEAM - You have a match on Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Orange School. You will receive early release at 2:45 and are expected to be at The Orange School at 3:15 pm. 

WEEK OF 9/18
Setup starts daily as soon as school is over. The goal would be to have all three courts setup, your journal, and position preparation complete by 3:50 pm. 

Responsibilities for the week:
Juniors with Logan providing leadership: Floors - We will plan to wash the towels on Friday this week. 
Sophomores with Rhyan and Tiyala providing leadership: Training aids and Nets - scoreboard, cones, speaker, boxes, pool noodles, and other items as they are added this week. 
Update - Putting things away after practice is a concern. Please make sure we have a plan for this week. 
Freshmen with Emily providing leadership: Balls and carts (assist with nets) - six carts - two on each court. 

SCHEDULE
Our schedule for the week:
Monday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 2:50-3:20 pm
UPDATE - THIS MONDAY, PLEASE GET THINGS SET UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN - WE HAVE A CONNECTION MEETING THIS MONDAY. 
Timeline:
2:50-3:15 Setup
3:15-3:25 Journal
3:30 - Connection Meeting
3:55 - Announcements
4:00 - Practice - THREE NETS IN MAIN GYM

Tuesday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 3:15-3:30 pm.  

Wednesday - 4:00-6:30 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 3:15-3:30 pm.  
C TEAM - GAME DAY AT the Orange School - Early release at 2:45, be at the Orange School at 3:15 pm, Match at 4:00 pm. 

Thursday - GAME DAY - JV and Varsity compete against the Orange School AT CENTRAL. SETUP IS AT 3:15 PM. 
C TEAM - Day off - Expected to be at Central for both matches.  

Friday - 4:00-5:15 pm - Practice - Setup starts between 3:15-3:30 pm. 
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL at 6:00 pm

Saturday - Varsity Practice - Setup at 7:30 am, Practice 8:00-10:00 am. 
COMMUNITY SERVICE - 10:30-12:30 pm for the INCLUSIVE VOLLEYBALL CAMP for the Special Olympics Western Region at United Volleyball Building at Ordinary Fellow Winery in Palisade, CO. This is the same group we have with the Special Olympics during the summer. 

FUNDRAISING
Look for more information later this week or in our next newsletter. 

PICTURES
Team and individual pictures were taken on September 7th. You can order them from MJ Thomas. www.mymjthomas.com 





Kids Clinic - Spring 2024

Kids Clinic - Spring 2024 Who: Kindergarten-6th grade boys and girls Where: Central High School Main Gym Check In: Payment and check in will...