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June 21, 2016

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Dear Anderson Volleyball Parents & Players,

If you have any questions about the information below, please do not hesitate to contact Narda Fisher at narda@austin.rr.com or Coach Byers at shalanda.byers@austinisd.org.  If you know of someone planning to play Lady Trojan Volleyball in the Fall that may not have received this email, please forward it to them!  Tell them to let Narda know so that she can add them to our email distribution 

Also, if you know of rising 3rd – 9th graders that would be interested in attending our volleyball summer camp this summer, please forward this to them.

There is A LOT of information in this update – please be sure to read to the bottom.


ANDERSON VOLLEYBALL SUMMER CAMP – July 25-28

Anderson Volleyball summer camp is open to all athletes entering 3rd through 9th grades; hosted by Head Volleyball Coach Shalanda Byers and the outstanding Anderson High School Lady Trojans Volleyball Coaching Staff.

Dates:   July 25 – 28, 2016
Cost:      $100 Registration Fee

Camp Times:
Session 1:  9:00 – 11:00 am – 3rd thru 6th graders (incoming grade in the fall)
Session 2:  11:30 am – 1:30 pm – 7th and 8th graders (incoming grade in the fall)
Session 3:  2:30 – 4:30 pm – Incoming 9th graders

Click here for the registration form:  Anderson Volleyball Summer Camp 


LADY TROJANS VOLLEYBALL TEAM CAMP – July 25-27

If you are a returning player and planning to try out for the 2016 season, you will need to attend team camp.  This is a valuable opportunity to prepare for tryouts and get ready for upcoming season.  

Dates:   July 25 – 27, 2016 (3 days only)
Cost:      $125 Registration Fee
Camp Times:  9 am – Noon

Click here for the registration form:  AHS_Volleyball_2016_Team_Camp_Form

Note!  For those of you who have already paid for this, checks have not yet been turned into Amy.    


VOLLEBYALL TRYOUTS – August 1 – 3

Tryouts will be Monday – August 1, Tuesday – August 2 and conclude on Wednesday – August 3 with team announcements. All tryouts begin in the Anderson High School gym.  All athletes should meet in the main gym for check-in.  Tryouts will begin promptly at 8 am for incoming Freshmen, 10 am for incoming Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 

Very Important!  Please click here for details on tryouts

ATHLETIC PAPERWORK – due August 1

You must have a completed AISD Athletic Participation and Physical Evaluation Form to participate in tryouts.  Forms are available on Austin ISD’s website at:  http://austinisdathletics.com/home-2/important-forms/. You must also be on the trainers’ “cleared” list to be eligible for tryouts.  All information & physical forms must be completed, signed and submitted to our athletic trainers no later than Monday, August 1 to participate in tryouts for the 2016 season. 

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS – August 3

Teams will be announced in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 3.  Freshmen should arrive at 1:00 pm.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors should arrive at 3:00 pm.  All team members must stay after team announcements for baseline testing with the trainers.  

TEAM PRACTICE

Practice for all teams begins on Thursday, August 4.  All teams will play in scrimmages on Friday and Saturday.  Click here for 2016 Anderson Lady Trojan Volleyball Season Schedule. 


EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION & 1st BOOSTER CLUB MEETING – August 6

We will be distributing equipment and holding our first parent / Booster Club meeting on Saturday, August 6th.   During this time you will purchase your player’s equipment, pack it up in a brand new back pack, learn about (and JOIN!) the Booster Club and find out how you can get involved.  We will be selling yard signs at this time.  This will also be the time when we introduce our 2016 Season Program and opportunities for how our parents, community and local businesses can support the Anderson Volleyball Program.  There will be plenty of time for questions and chit chat.  PLEASE BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK!  The meeting will start at 3 pm, place to be determined More information will be headed your way –  make sure this important date is on your calendar. 


SPIRIT WEAR

As was done last year, we will be selling Spirit Wear items from FanCloth.com. The updated catalog is coming to the web site soon.
Team Shirts (all players – item #8) and Warm Up shirts (Varsity – item #1) which will be a part of the girl’s equipment, are included in the catalog (same as last year), as well as other fun and exciting (and useful!) spirit wear gear.  Hard copies of the catalog will be available at our first Booster Club Meeting on August 6th.


TOURNAMENTS

Austin ISD Tournament – August 11 – 13Varsity only – location to be determined and will be announced with other details.
Note!  We will need JV and Freshmen players and parents to work this tournament. 

New Braunfels Volleyfest Tourney – August 17 (Wed) – 20 (Sat)This is the only “travel tournament” for our Varsity team.  More information will be headed your way regarding times and lodging.
Note!  We are planning a fun-filled event for our volleyball family on Wednesday.  Details are pending but as soon as we have them we will send them to you and post them on the tournament page

Volleypalooza in Leander – August 25 – 27:  Varsity only – details coming as date nears.

Bowie Tourney at Bowie – September 1 & 3:  Freshmen and JV teams play – details coming as date nears.

Cedar Creek Tourney – September 10:  This is a JV tournament – details coming as date nears.

Cedar Creek Tourney – September 24:  This is a Freshmen tournament – details coming as date nears. 


TROJAN SPIRIT FEST (TSF)

Trojan Spirit Fest is set for Saturday, September 17 from 4 – 7 pm.  This is a fun-filled community oriented afternoon meant to celebrate our Trojan Spirit and share it with our friends and families in the Anderson Vertical Team.  Lady Trojans will be serving volleyball themed cookies and will be promoting their Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.   


CALENDARS

The Coaches Calendar can be found here: 2016_AHS_Volleyball_Coaches_Calendar1

The Season Schedules are linked on the website, or you can download a pdf version here: volleyball_trojan_head_schedule_2016 


VOLUNTEERS!

If you are interested in becoming involved with the Volleyball Booster Club, please check out the Booster Club page  for available positions.  Note that this page is still under construction, and we will not fill all of these positions until after the teams are announced.  Interested or have questions?  Please email Narda at narda@austin.rr.com.


WEBSITE

Please check our website regularly at http://trojanpride.net/volleyball for the most up to date information on Lady Trojan Volleyball.

Thank you,
Coach Byers
GO LADY TROJANS!

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