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13U - Joel

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Roster

# Name Position
15 Harini Atluri Right Side
02 Ava Bradley Setter
07 Abigail Byers Setter
14 Avery Duphily Setter
01 Alexis Jacobs Setter
08 Addison Kennedy Libero
12 Amelia Maguire Unknown
11 Vesna Novakovic Unknown
09 Katja Pils Unknown
13 Blakely Stawicki Setter
03 Lily Worden Unknown

Schedule

GAME ID #
Sat Feb 9 12:00AM 13U - Joel Brandywine Heights High School Metztown,PA
 
GAME ID #
Sat Feb 16 12:00AM 13U - Joel Wilmington PAL Wilmington,DE
 
GAME ID #
Sat Mar 2 12:00AM 13U - Joel McCaskey East High School Lancaster,PA
 
GAME ID #
Sat Mar 16 12:00AM 13U - Joel Baldwin School Athletic Center Bryn Mawr,PA
 

Announcements

March 26th, 2019

4v4 sign up today!

Good afternoon!

Please be sure to sign up today for the 4v4 league!

Best,
Joel
March 19th, 2019

Thank You!

Hi Monica and Jim,

Thanks for the Cheesecake Factory gift card! I appreciated all your support and encouragement during the season. Thanks too for all the help setting up nets!

Best,
Joel
March 19th, 2019

Thank You!

Hi Kristin,

Thanks so much for all the time you gave to help me with practices and keep score and stats for me during our tournaments. It was incredibly helpful.

Best,
Joel
March 19th, 2019

4v4

Good afternoon!

A few of you have asked questions about payment, lineups, etc. for the 4v4 league. Niki told me that she is working out final details among her staff. It seems that information should be out shortly.

Best,
Joel
March 15th, 2019

Tournament address

Just making sure you all have the address:

701 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
March 13th, 2019

Take two, Tournament details (link included)

Good afternoon!

Below is the content of an email I received from our tournament host for Saturday. Clicking the link takes you to the schedule, and the menu in the top left corner of the website will allow you to view the tournament from different angles. It appears that this site will be updated through the day of our tournament so that we can reference it for our standings. You'll also notice that the format for this tournament is a bit different in that only the top two teams from each pool advance; there is no crossover match.

Note that we are working the first game, which begins at 8am. I have emailed the organizers to ask how early the doors open, but I haven't gotten a response. I'm requesting that players arrive by 7:30, just to be sure we are ready to do our part.

Best,
Coach Joel


Baldwin 13
Good Morning,

The schedule is up and can be found here: https://results.advancedeventsystems.com/event/PTAwMDAwMTY2ODM90/court-schedule.

A couple of things to know---please pass this information onto your parents

1. Please do not bring volleyballs, they will be provided
2. Please only water in the gymnasium
3. There will be NO athletic trainer-- please prepare accordingly with ice packs ect.
4. The camp area is in the multipurpose room on the ground floor and the gym is upstairs
5. There will be a $5 spectator fee
6. There is seating but chairs are permitted
7.There is no concession stand


Thanks for your support,

Kelsey Stave

We Build You Play
Project Manager
AES - Orchestrate. Participate. Evaluate.

March 13th, 2019

Saturday tournament details

Good afternoon!

Below is the content of an email I received from our tournament host for Saturday. Clicking the "here" takes you to the schedule, and the menu in the top left corner of the website will allow you to view the tournament from different angles. It appears that this site will be updated through the day of our tournament so that we can reference it for our standings. You'll also notice that the format for this tournament is a bit different in that only the top two teams from each pool advance; there is no crossover match.

Note that we are working the first game, which begins at 8am. I have emailed the organizers to ask how early the doors open, but I haven't gotten a response. I'm requesting that players arrive by 7:30, just to be sure we are ready to do our part.

Best,
Coach Joel
March 11th, 2019

Team Party

Good morning!

It's hard to believe that our season is coming to an end! This week marks our last week of practices (Tue,BF 7:30-9 and Wed, LC 6-7:30), and this weekend marks our last tournament (https://www.advancedeventsystems.com/events/16683/divisions).

That means it's time to plan our team party! We'll hold the party at Bible Fellowship on Tue, 19 March, from 6-7:30. I just put it on the team schedule on Team Connect, so you can mark attendance there. I'll need players to bring drinks, snacks/sides, and desserts, and Upward will provide the main dinner. Please respond and let me know specifically what you'd like to bring. If there are a lot of volunteers for one category, I'll email you back and let you know which categories are still open.

Best,
Coach Joel
March 5th, 2019

Wed night practices

Good afternoon!

Our next two Wed night practices (6 & 13 March) will be at our standard place and time: Life Community, 6-7:30. (It was on our schedule for Caravel, but that has changed.)

Best,
Coach Joel
February 18th, 2019

Practice reminder

Good evening!

Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and support on Saturday—it was an exciting tournament! I'm so proud of the team!

I just wanted to remind you that Wednesday's practice will be at Caravel, from 7:30-9. I will be out of town, so Steve Morton will be filling in for me.

Tomorrow's practice is the normal Tues time and place.

Best,
Coach Joel

February 13th, 2019

Saturday tournament details

Good evening,

Our tournament schedule is up for this Saturday: https://volleyballeast.com/2_16_wp_13u.

As you'll see on the schedule, we work the first game, so we need to be there by 8am, when the doors open. Please note that the tournament is at the PAL on Market St—3707 N Market St.

Be sure to get lots of rest and eat a good meal on Friday night, and then bring lots of healthy food on Saturday. The website says there will be a food stand available.

I'm looking forward to a great tournament!

Best,
Coach Joel
February 11th, 2019

Scrimmage follow up note

Let's wear our blue practice t-shirts for Wednesday's scrimmage—just so we don't have to wash all our uniform stuff before Saturday.

Best,
Coach Joel
February 8th, 2019

Libero tracking and scorekeeping

Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to do scorekeeping when our team is working. I realized I never sent the Libero tracking video out, so here are the two links from Niki Morton:

Libero Tracking -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiqJU-qcG3g

Scorekeeping -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkvSsomTDRU

See you all tomorrow at 9:15!

Best,
Joel
February 6th, 2019

Tournament schedule!

Good evening,

The tournament schedule was just posted this evening, and you can check it out here: https://volleyballeast.com/bh_2_9_19.

Since we don't play or work until 10am, we can arrive as late as 9:15. We should be there by 9:15 so we can allow plenty of time to get set up and ready for our first game.

Please remember to check the two documents Niki Morton posted that describe ways to prepare for the day. Pack lots of healthy food and water, a blanket to sit on (or chairs for adults), something to occupy your down time, and some comfy footwear. Eat and sleep well the night before.

Our team is ready—I'm looking forward to a great day!

Best,
Coach Joel
January 31st, 2019

Tournament prep

Good morning!

Niki Morton just added two important documents to our Team Connect page. You can find them under the Forms tab. Please take some time to read both of them, as they will give you a lot of insight about what to expect at our tournaments.

Also, if you haven't downloaded the Team Connect app yet, I'd highly recommend it. It makes keeping up with team details much easier.

Best,
Coach Joel
January 31st, 2019

Tournament prep

Good morning!

Niki Morton just added two important documents to our Team Connect page. You can find them under the Forms tab. Please take some time to read both of them, as they will give you a lot of insight about what to expect at our tournaments.

Also, if you haven't downloaded the Team Connect app yet, I'd highly recommend it. It makes keeping up with team details much easier.

Best,
Coach Joel
January 29th, 2019

Practice cancelled

Hi all,

I've been watching the weather and counting players, and I'm going to cancel practice because I'm concerned that the drive home will be icy. With temperatures hovering above freezing right now, I'm afraid that by the time we all head home, conditions will have gone downhill.

Sorry for any inconvenience. We'll have our second scrimmage tomorrow night, so that'll be exciting!

Best,
Coach Joel
January 25th, 2019

Scrimmage #2!

Good morning!

We'll have another scrimmage on Wednesday, 30 Jan, this time against Coach Liz's 14U team. It will be the same time as our usual Wed practices at Life Community: 6-7:30. Be sure to wear your uniforms!

Best,
Coach Joel
January 20th, 2019

Scorekeeping/Libero tracking

Hi Parents,

With our first tournament a few weeks away, we have some things to think about. During the games we aren't playing, the team will sometimes need to work, which will mean having line refs, scorekeepers, and Libero trackers (if needed). I'm usually called upon to be the down ref.

The main thing we need preparation for is scorekeeping and Libero tracking. If any of you have experience with either of these things, would you shoot me an email and let me know if you'll be able to do this during our tournaments?

We have a great opportunity coming up. At our Wednesday scrimmage this week, we will have an experienced parent teaching scorekeeping. The best thing we could do is get parents trained on Wednesday so they can train players during our tournament. Would you let me know if you're willing and able to get training and help out during our tournaments?

Best,
Coach Joel
January 16th, 2019

One more reminder :)

Practice at Caravel!

Bring applesauce/fruit cups & donation $!

Thanks,
Coach Joel
January 15th, 2019

Service Project Reminder!

Good afternoon!

Please remember to bring your service project donations tonight and tomorrow night. As a team, we need to collect 100 fruit cups/applesauce packets and $20. Please also indicate if you can come Monday (21 Jan) on Team Connect.

Best,
Coach Joel
January 14th, 2019

Player numbers

Good evening,

Would you please take a quick moment to email me your daughter's jersey number? Niki Morton had some jersey mixups and needs to make sure she knows who has which number.

Thank you!
Coach Joel
January 13th, 2019

Wed practice at Caravel

Good morning!

Sorry for any confusion about the timing for Wed's practice. Anytime we're scheduled at Caravel, the practice will be 7:30-9. Whenever we're at Life Community, it's 6-7:30.

Best,
Coach Joel
January 11th, 2019

Service Project, New Practice Locale, and Scrimmage

Good afternoon!

I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas season and had a fun New Years. I wanted to quickly let you know about three things that are coming up.

First, we'll have our first practice at Caravel Academy this coming Wednesday. Same time as usual, but at Caravel.

Next Monday, we'll be participating in the club's annual service project. I've just added it to our schedule on Team Connect, so please indicate your attendance. As a team, we need to collect $20 to buy bags, which will hold all the items we collect for homeless people. We also need to collect 100 fruit cups or applesauce packets. You can bring money and these items to practice on Tues and Weds of this week, or you can bring them directly to the service project on 21 January.

Finally, I've arranged a scrimmage with Judy's 13U team on Weds, 23 Jan., during normal practice time. This will be good preparation for our first tournament, which is rapidly approaching.

Best,
Coach Joel
December 18th, 2018

Wed night practice

Good evening!

Just a reminder that tomorrow night's practice is at a different location and time:

6-7:30 at Life Community Church
750 Otts Chapel Rd, Newark, DE

See you there!

Coach Joel
December 11th, 2018

Reminder

Hi Everyone!

We had a great first practice, and I just wanted to remind everyone that there's no practice tomorrow night (12 Dec). Our next practice will be Tues 18 Dec at Bible Fellowship.

Best,
Joel
December 7th, 2018

Upward Volleyball Practice

Good afternoon, parents!

It was great to meet your daughters last weekend and watch them begin to bond with each other. I'm excited about our upcoming season and can tell I have a great group of girls. They're a lot of fun.

My goals for the season are simple: encourage the players to love Jesus, each other, and volleyball.

If you've looked at the practice schedule, you'll already know this: for now, the practices that were going to be at Caravel will be at Life Community Church on Otts Chapel Rd.

We'll only have three practices before Christmas (12/11, 12/18, & 12/19). Then we will start back up on 8 Jan.

If you ha e any questions or concerns, feel free to email me.

Best,
Coach Joel