9/4/20 Hello Hawk Volleyball Parents and Guardians!
The coaching staff would like to thank you for your patience, adherence to protocols and guidelines and for your continued support!
Below is as much information as I can gather regarding the upcoming season happenings so far! Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions!
It is important to us that you be aware of the safety measures taken during picture day as there will be traditional team pictures dispersed. ALL athletes and coaches were screened for symptoms and temperature checks prior to pictures. They were also required to sanitize. Masks were required to stay on until the pictures were completely staged and only came off for 10-15 seconds. They also stayed in their team pods (which is a little more fluid at the JV/V level). This strategy was approved by the Athletic Admin and was the guidance given to the Photographer. Also, if you didn’t send the form to picture day, please mail payment (do not add late fee) and completed form to Matt Long Photography 1313 W Park St. Livingston, MT 59047
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 LIVE STREAM
Mr. Ator has requested that we live stream practice on Friday! This will be to check for issues with the system and camera's, but if all goes well, you will be able to watch the JV/V practice. I will plan some entertaining scrimmage rotations for the afternoon and we will practice with the new warm up parameters www.bozemanhawkvolleyball.com/Live-Stream.php
Someone will be reaching out in the coming days regarding our Annual Poster Fundraiser with information. Please keep an eye out for that email.
I have heard that Pack the Place in Pink is not happening this year. The Varsity athletes and staff have landed on supporting The Help Center in 2020. This will be a program wide fundraiser. Details on that will be sent in a separate email soon. The Help Center is the local 24-hour crisis and suicide line. They serve G
I am working with Universal to create a Fan Store for this season. If you can think of any desired items (beyond short and long sleeve shirts, hats, masks and possibly flags!?) please email me and we can see what might be possible.
Athletes will receive 2 practice shirts and 2 masks. Schedule is as follows (also on the Policies page of our program website). The schedule allows for cleaning of masks and shirts on Wednesdays.
BLACK PRACTICE SHIRTS AND BLACK MASKS ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY WITH BLACK SPANDEX.
RED PRACTICE SHIRTS AND WHITE MASKS ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY WITH BLACK SPANDEX.
APPRPRIATE T-SHIRT AND YOUR FAVORITE MASK ON WEDNESDAYS WITH WHATEVER COLOR SPANDEX YOU WANT!
Varsity and JV plan to use white knee pads and white socks this season due to the new jerseys at that level. Frosh and Soph may wear black. Individual Team levels must match. If you use ankle braces, color does not matter. If you are struggling to afford any of the needed equipment, please reach out to me!
I will be working with Universal in the coming days to figure out a warm up uniform plan for JV/Varsity.
OUR USE OF COVID PROTOCOLS
Athletes are required to wear their masks on campus all the way up to active play and immediately after active play is complete. They check in at each practice, are screened for Covid symptoms, have their temperatures checked, are required to sanitize their hands and then they may prepare for practice. Volleyballs are disinfected after each practice in both gyms. Rags are thoroughly washed each weekend. The coaching staff provides prompts for use of sanitizer several times throughout practices and reminders not to touch faces or hands. Coaches/staff keep masks on throughout practices except when giving quick instruction from 6+ feet away.
Hypervigilance- Athletes need to assume that others do not understand the sport of volleyball. Though an athlete may be in the same cohort on the court with another athlete and so believe it is ok to chat together without masks on, that is not the case where the general public is concerned. Please encourage vigilance in following Covid guidelines!
Our program calendar is up to date on www.bozemanhawkvolleyball.com/schedule.php There is a program google calendar link on the page. Updates and adjustments will be made there as they happen.
You can find the link to NFHS Live Streaming for Matches by clicking the "Live Stream" tab on our program site www.bozemanhawkvolleyball.com
TEAM COACHING PHILOSOPHY
This coaching staff was selected largely due to the range of expertise as well as passion for the game. In the coming weeks, coaches will be doing breakout sessions by position. The highest COVID precautions will be taken here as well.
COMMUNICATION WITH COACHING STAFF
All coach email addresses are on the “Coaches” page of our website. You can also find us on Remind app.
ALL PROGRAM REMIND
Please sign up for the All Program Remind group. This will only be used in case of emergency or last minute schedule changes that effect the program as a whole. Otherwise, individual teams will be notified via their team remind groups athletes are already signed up for.
To sign up:
Team Dinners: As of now we are NOT cleared to do team dinners. I will discuss this subject again in the coming days with the Athletic Administration.
Red/Black Scrimmage: There will be NO Red/Black scrimmage this year, unfortunately.
LETTERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Bozeman School District 7 would love to hear from you! The athlete's feedback to the coaching staff is that they feel safe in the gym and trust we are taking every precaution available to us for COVID safety. If you want to send positive feedback about the volleyball season so far, please email to email@example.com. Let them know how excited we are to be in the gym and have a season!!!
Your BHS Volleyball coaching staff is thrilled to work with your athletes this season! Thank you for trusting us with them!
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THAT DISCOMFORT YOU ARE FEELING IS GRIEF
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