The calendar has been updated with TENTATIVE dates and times for practices and a couple scrimmages and tournaments. Please note this is all subject to change, but we have added information for planning purposes. Check back often!
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GET Registered through the school link HERE - by Monday, March 8.
1. Fees – Payments: 1. Fees – Payments:
Player fees are $125 – payable at the first practice (send with your daughter). This fee allows the club to break even for the year. As always, if the fee is an issue for you, we have some scholarship dollars available. Reach out to Mark Traeger (contact info below) if we can help.
2. Follow COVID and school rules/guidelines.
Masks must be worn at all times. Parents are NOT allowed inside the school or at practices. Girls will social distance as much as possible. Girls who are not feeling well should stay home. No gathering before or after practices.
3. Be prepared for sudden changes.
If girls are in quarantine or if there's a COVID breakout with us or another team we are supposed to play, we will cancel things (maybe very sudden) for the time necessary and inform affected teams.
The most accurate calendar going forward is right here on our site. Check back often as things may change or adjusted – but we will also do our best to communicate to teams when circumstances dictate.
5. Volleyballs at Practices/Games.
Girls 14 and up should bring their JO volleyball (given last year) to EVERY practice and scrimmage/tourney.
The 13's players will get their volleyball at their first practice and they will follow the same procedure.
We are not planning to use the school’s volleyballs - so please refrain from using them for practices.
The 12's will use the Volley-Lite's and these are supplied by the JO program and at the school.
Please watch the practice schedule carefully. Teams 12-15s will start on Sunday, March 14. Teams 16 and 17 are TBD, but possibly as early as March 22. Gym space was limited, especially for March, so we took what we could get and some practices are from 8-9 p.m. (sorry). Some practices are 90 minutes and others 60 based on what gym times were open.
Jerseys will be handed out the first practice for 12-15s teams on Sunday, March 14. Amy Van Beck will be there to help distribute. Once we confirm the first date of practice for 16 and 17s, we'll do the same thing (note - 16 and 17s may start on March 22 or 24 - dependent on finalization of winter activities).
8. Apparel Store.
We hope to open an apparel store soon. Watch for more information if you would like to order something for the season.
12s – Jen Froderman
13s – Emily Reller
14s – Melissa Boros
15s – Renee Bauer
16s – Briana Schmiesing
17s – Colleen Schmiesing
10. Scrimmages/Tournaments – Spectators.
Review the calendar carefully. In March, we have scrimmages/play dates with Sauk Centre and Morris. We are allowed one spectator per player (no fees). Plan accordingly and respect this rule as these clubs are opening their doors for us to play together. In April, we are playing in two MSF tournaments (Albany and Becker). More will soon be shared about spectators at these events, but we anticipate one per player. Due to restrictions, we are unable to host any events at the school.
Another bounce back, proud of these girls. Always hard to win @ BOLD. 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21
As with anything during this time period, everything we plan going forward is TENTATIVE, and simply what we are HOPING to do. The number one priority for Melrose Dutchmen Volleyball is going to be giving players opportunities to be active in our program in SAFE ways that follow CDC and MDH guidelines. Virtual or in person, we are excited to see you!