GVMS VOLLEYBALL 2016

Thank you players and parents for a great season of Suns Volleyball! We were very proud of our athletes.  You grew as individuals, as a team, and we had a of fun learning the game of volleyball.  We look forward to seeing our 8th graders as they play next year in high school, and we can’t wait to see our 7th graders back next year.  Remember, you only improve with practice!  Below are some links to the different clubs around town, and laster in the year we will have the various camp information.  Check back here in March!  Thanks again, and GO SUNS!

   

Congratulations to the Varsity for making it to the City Championship Final!

Congratulations to JV1 for winning the City Championship!

Congratulations to all of our teams for a successful season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 12/12/2016

Welcome to another year of Volleyball at Goldenview Middle School!  Since Goldenview has opened we have had a tradition of excellence in Academics, Music, Arts, and Athletics.  One of our most accomplished programs has been our volleyball program.  We have won nine City Championships, several JV1/2/3 Championships, trained countless players who have moved on to play for their respective high school, and even had some future collegiate stars. Our current former players and current collegiate stars include: Morgan Hooe - UAA, Makenna Hurd - UAA, Holly Moorehouse – Carroll College, Shelby Stoner - Adelphi, Kayla Sims – Master’s College, Heather Green – Cornerstone University and Tatum Upchurch - UAF. Since our school began we have had over 3000 players who have made the commitment to join our team and represent their school.  We hope that you will join us for another amazing season.  Below you will see a list of common questions about our program.  Most questions about the upcoming season will be answered there.  Please check back to this website often as teams and game schedules will be listed here!  Go Suns!

 

 

Do we play against other schools?

Yes!  Each team participates in one jamboree and three head-to-head games.  The format has changed once again this year!  While the schedule may not be final yet, the (once the 2016 schedule is posted, it will be available here.)  There are eight games days/jamborees listed here, but remember that your team will only play in four of these.  In the head-to-head games, we will play Hanshew, Mears, Wendler, and Mirror Lake.  On the jamboree days, which are held on Saturday’s and spread throughout Anchorage; you will play a set against each school represented.  More information will be coming about this once the season starts.

 What equipment do I need to play?

We wear the Goldenview Athletic Shirt that is used in all sports at Goldenview.  They cost $20 and can be purchased from the office.  If you already have the yellow athletic shirt from last year or a different sport, you do not need to purchase another one.  You will also need to have black shorts (black GVMS gym shorts are ideal, no spandex at middle school volleyball), good volleyball or cross-training shoes, and knee pads.  Many inexperienced players attempt to wear running shoes.  Running shoes have wonderful grip, but zero ankle support.  It is not a matter of if, but more like “when” will the injury happen?  Players really need good volleyball shoes or cross-trainers that provide ankle support.  Many experienced players use “Active Ankles”, but these should only be worn with a doctor’s recommendation.  Knee pads are required.  Volleyball shoes and knee pads can be found at Sports Authority or Eastbay at some reasonable prices. 

What team will I be on?

Just like in all areas of life, we all have a skill level.  Some players are more advanced, some are in the middle, and some are beginners.  We want all of our ladies to participate with GVMS Volleyball regardless of your current skills.  Whatever skills you possess now, we will make you better!  That being said, we have several teams in which you could be placed.  We have a Varsity/JV 1 for our more advanced players, JV2/JV3 for our intermediates and C-Teams for our beginning or developing players.  On Monday, October 24, and Tuesday, October 25, we will have tryouts for sorting you into teams.  EVERYONE who chooses to participate will be placed on a team! 

*7th Grade Tryouts are on Monday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m.

*8th Grade Tryouts are on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. 

When do we practice?

If you are invited to play with the Varsity or JV1, JV2, or JV3, you will practice in the morning from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m.  If you have made our C-Team program, you will practice most days from 3:00 – 4:20 p.m.  Please have a ride by 4:30 p.m.  Your coaches have other responsibilities and do not have the time or patience to wait around after school for students to be picked up late.  If you can’t get a ride by 4:30, you should not participate with volleyball.  If you are invited to the morning practice, but can’t be there in the AM for any reason, you will still play, but on the C-Team program.  Participating with the Varsity/JV programs is a privilege, but there is a sacrifice for our students, parents, and coaches.  The reason our practices are split between morning and afternoon is we regularly have 160+ students participate with volleyball.  If we didn’t split our practices we would have 40+ students per volleyball court.  We feel this would not be safe or appropriate to learning or teaching volleyball.  Our program is generally double what other schools have in the District. 

If you are a 7th or 8th grade girl and you want to play volleyball, here is what you must do now:

 

1)  Take the Alaska Concussion Base Line Test through the office.

2)  Complete a Student Health/Review Exam Click Here!

3)  Fill out an Activity Participation Form Click Here!

4)  Pay your activity fee at the office or through Zangle.  Click Here!

Do you need help in paying to participate?  Click here for help!

5)  Purchase a Goldenview Athletic Shirt from the office ($20)

If you already have the athletic shirt form another sport or last year, you do not need to purchase another one.

 

Your physical/medical exam forms and fee must be completed and returned to the office prior to the first day of practice!

Need more information?

See Mr. Thompson in room 106.

Thompson_steve@asdk12.org