Kingston Volleyball will again host our Youth Skills Development Camp this summer. The camp will be an all day format for 4 days of maximum reps and skill development. Athletes will have two three hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There is a one hour lunchbreak for athletes and staff, so don't forget to pack your lunch. The tempo of the camp is designed to be high to maximize reps and to jumpstart your body back into volleyball mode. Some may not have been playing since last season. Others may be on a short break from club select seasons. Now is the time to knock the rust off, get the reps in, up the energy level and make sure you are on track for impressing your coaches at tryouts. Camp will be $100 and is projected to be held July 20-23, 2020 to prep the student athletes as close to their middle school tryouts as possible. We hope you will save these dates and join the KHS Staff and Players for a great growth opportunity camp.
Our friends from Thunder Mountain HS in Juneau, AK are interested in hosting us at their school again in the summer of 2020. We are hopeful to go earlier in the summer (than we did in 2018) so that we can not only be housed in their school, but also run the camp in their gym.
Projected dates are as of yet to be determined, but it should be approximately June 24th to 30th. The gym at TMHS gets locked down for refinishing on July 1 each year and we hope to be there and gone by that date.
There may be limitations to how many athletes we can bring based on space at THMS for us, the number of coaches who will attend and the number of chaperones we take. If there are limits, the coaching staff will make selections from those interested based on positions of need and grade (we hope that all players will have the opporutnity to make this trip at least once in their high school career, so when we have to decide between an older player and a younger one the older player may get preferential selection).
Finally, the critical determining factor will be cost. Fundraising will be used to ensure we have coaches and chaperones traveling at NO or LOW cost. Funds raised can then be distributed to all academically and athletically eligible players wishing to attend and being selected. This hopefully will make the trip affordable for those interested.
CWU Team VB Camp
Sep 8, 2019 3:24 PM
CWU will be our projected TEAM CAMP for the Summer of 2020. We are hopeful that the dates will be set early in 2020 by CWU. We should anticipate and block off dates for camp to happen right after the 4th of July. This is the norm for CWU but they have to work it out between their VB and BB teams for camp time, dates and court space. Check back for more. All prospective athletes for the 2020-2021 school season, returning and new, are welcome to attend. Attendance at this team camp does not influence coaches selections for fall teams, but athletes attending will get trained in similar systems as are used at KHS and will get valuable reps and training from CWU Coaches and Players.
Kingston HS Level VB Skills Camp 7/27-30/2020
Jan 7, 2020 11:19 AM
4 full days July 27-30, 2020
This camp is open to any high school player from any school. Come to our KHS Volleyball Skills Camp and we will help improve your skills and confidence for making your high school team or making the next level up from last year. This is a skills focused camp, but of course there will be time to compete. Athletes will have two three hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There is a one hour lunch break for athletes and staff, so don't forget to pack your lunch. The tempo of the camp is designed to be high to maximize reps and to jumpstart your body back into volleyball mode. Some may not have been playing since last season. Others may be on a short break from club select seasons. Now is the time to knock the rust off, get the reps in, up the energy level and make sure you are on track for impressing your coaches at tryouts.
League and District Playoffs
Jan 7, 2020 11:26 AM
Our Olympic League is awaiting WIAA Classification Realignment. This could alter our league membership and schedule. We may not know those impacts until mid-February to early March.
The Olympic League Tournament is also under discussion. It may go away. It may be stretched over a few days at multiple venues. Those details are also not expected to be known until after the WIAA Classification Realignment happens.
Once we know more we will update what we know here. Our best projectsions at this time can be found in the attached file in the note for 2020 Off Season Opportunities.
The attached file lists some of the off season opportunities. Some of these are open and unlimited. Some may require a selections process. Some are no cost. Some have variable cost from HIGH to low depending on family organized fund raising efforts. Coaches cannot be the only ones investing time and energy into these opportunities, it takes a village and we have an amazing Volleyball Village. Planning partners, fundraising organizers and chaperones needed!
Changes in Volleyball Communication
Nov 19, 2019 11:38 AM
For 6 years our volleyball commuincation has been upbeat, growth mindset oriented, accountabily encouraging, program standards focused and done via a team social media page. For the past 2 or 3 years we have also had a page where our parents can discuss things out of sight of our players. This has allowed some robust discussions about philosophies, methodologies, fund raising and the like. It seems that both pages have run their course. Based on recommendations by my evaluator and administrator, I and my coaching staff will no longer manage, facilitate or participate on these pages. We will shift our communication to this KHS Olympic League page: http://www.olympicleague.com/index.php?pid=0.21.174.10.320
Coaches will be available during after school hours, often from just before volleyball practices and games until just after volleyball practices and games. We will observe the 24 hour rule, allowing any possible tense discussions to rest for a day before discussing. Coaches must be permitted to focus on their day jobs during their normal working hours. Coaches will meet, as requested by players and/or parents, before or after our day's volleyball window of activity. Coaches may be reached by their preferred email and that eamil request should include the details or expectations of the requested meeting and the player must be present to advocate for themselves. After these meetings, should there be further meetings necessary, please inform the coaching staff and we will coordinate the next level meeting with the Athletic Director. Thank you for respecting this process.
Ed Call - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Eaton - email@example.com
Bart Lesco - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for the many years of support, growth and deep program establishment. Building this program took the blood, sweat and tears of many over the past nine (9) seasons. We have reached a point where all of our current athletes only know the success of being in the top of the Oympic League and Districts bound with a shot at being a State Qualifier. As we move forward, it will take the efforts of coaches, players, parents and those who support us to advance from that playoff expectation standard to one of a championship mindset. Our focus must no longer be on ourselves or what is best for the one. Our focus must now shift to, and continually remain on the team and what is best for the team in all aspects. Championship caliber teams weather all storms, team first mindset, expect to not only compete but compete with a focus on winning titles like League, District and State. These are lofty goals, each never before accomplished by our program. We owe those that got us to the playoffs every year mindset to advance our program. It is time for us to galvanize, all in, team first, team always and support everyone in every role at all times. Have a great off season of personal growth in strength, conditioning, agility, technique, skill, accelleration, attitude and coachability. We look forward to our off season opportunities and family organized fund raising activities to we can afford some of these opportunities.
This team creed is the product of our student athletes through a collaborative process to establish covenants, goals and standards during the 2018 season. This creed must be something that each member of our team must uphold.
The team goals were done in spring of 2018 when KHS Athletics invested in our overall sports culture improvement and brought in the Be and Eleven program from Bigger Faster Stronger. These Goals and Expectations can be adjusted annually, but those that are in place are used to guide our conduct and actions.