I hope this finds everyone well and staying warm! It has been an
exciting winter in the Wilson household. As most of you probably know by now,
Zach and I are expecting baby Wilson this July and we couldn't be happier. The
volleyball schedule is coming together quite nicely and I've had some
conversations with a few parents regarding fundraisers and other volleyball
booster ideas. I thought I would just check in and give you all a few updates
and reminders as we head into spring:
1. Mrs. Parrott worked really hard to put together our first (and
hopefully annual) mulch fundraiser. We are selling gift cards to Ohio Mulch and
our volleyball boosters will earn 20% of our sales. We ask that you reach out
to your friends and family and sell as many gift cards as you can! This
requires almost no work for us and we think we can reach a lot of people since
Ohio Mulch has locations across central and southwestern Ohio. Many of us buy
mulch as we do some spring cleanup, so please contact as many people as you
can. This might just be one of the easiest fundraisers we'll ever do! I passed
out paperwork to the girls, but if you need additional information, please
contact me or have your daughter stop by my classroom. The sale ends March 9,
so we still have plenty of time to sell, sell, sell!
2. I have been doing a lot of thinking regarding summer strength
and conditioning. I strongly believe that participation in conditioning not
only prepares us for our sport, but it also serves as an opportunity for team
bonding. In the past, our summer schedule did not mesh very well with the
Scioto strength coach, who was really only available for football. This pushed
us to look outside of our school for professional training which meant a cost
to each of you. We are very fortunate to have a new coach, Coach Arby Jones,
who wants to work with us and support all of the female athletes at Scioto. I
met with him in early February to discuss his plans and availability and he is
on board to get us in the weight room regularly starting March 1. He is a
certified strength coach and its clearly his passion. Since this comes with no
cost to you, I hope that this will increase participation and we get every
single one of our volleyball girls training together this summer. Coach Jones
wants to start his off-season program with our girls starting March 1. His goal
is to utilize the months of March and April to do a lot of teaching
(techniques, introducing new lifts, injury prevention, etc.) and then May,
June, and July will be a little more intense since these months serve as our
pre-season. Coach Jones is offering a female only weight room time, 4 days a
week (M,T, Th, F) for volleyball and field hockey from 4:00-5:15. This will be
the scheduled time from March 1 until school is out and then we will switch to
mornings (time TBD) for the summer. For those of you involved in a SCHOOL
spring sport, you do not need to attend during this time as your teams will
have their own in-season weight room schedule. For the rest of you, who are
either playing club volleyball or not involved in another sport, you are
expected to attend. I realize there may be some conflicts with your practice
schedules, but you should attend whenever your schedule allows it. I will be
following up with the girls in another meeting at school to discuss this in
3. Other than our weight room schedule, we have little set in
stone for our summer calendar. We will utilize our 10 coaching days and we will
have some open gym times scheduled with our conditioning but exact dates and
times are TBD. Completing this schedule is a top priority right now and will be
communicated to you as soon as possible. I continue to add confirmed dates to
the calendar, which automatically updates to our team website (www.dublinsciotovolleyball.com).
Please check there regularly.
4. We are also looking for parents who wish to get involved in our
booster program. This could be as an officer or perhaps as a committee leader.
If you are interested in becoming more involved, please let me know! The more
help we have, the more we can do for your kids!
I think that is all for now. Please let me know if you have any
e-mail addresses that need added or deleted to this group. I will do my best to
keep it updated. Contact me with any questions.
I hope everyone is enjoying a little down time, but it won't be
long before you are busy again with another sport or club season. For those of
you trying out for club teams this weekend, best of luck!
We will be doing our uniform turn-in and locker room clean up on
Monday, November 10 immediately after school. You are expected to turn in both
jerseys and your bag. Please make sure that your jerseys have been washed and
that your bags have been thoroughly cleaned. Anyone who still has items in a
locker will need to remove those items and take down any locker decorations.
Please make it a point to bring all materials on Monday and do NOT turn items
into me in my classroom or to Mrs. White in the athletic office. If you have a
conflict, you can give your bag and jerseys to a teammate and have them turn in
for you. Any items not accounted for will be submitted to the athletic office
and they will either charge a fine or hold your grade cards until they have been
Hard to believe, but our match schedule is already set for next
season! Over the next couple of months, I will also be working on the spring
and summer schedules, so stay tuned.
If you haven't made plans for the weekend, support our Irish
football team as they compete in the state playoffs!
The #Irish played host to the first game of the District Tournament on Monday night, taking on the Presidents of Marion-Harding High School. With high hopes for this tournament run, the team didn't disappoint. They swept the Presidents in three games, winning 25-12, 25-21 and 25-12.
The #Irish will be back in action on Wednesday at home, taking on the Wolves of Worthington Kilbourne at Scioto High School at 6pm. Come out to support the team!