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4 weeks until Tryouts!!! Are you ready?

Tryout info: Look at the Tryouts tab on the website for details! Times and dates are listed.  The Evaluation form is on there so there are no surprises... read it so you know exactly what we are looking for!

How to prepare for tryouts: 

1. Conditioning & Physicality: 6-3   "6 in 3" is 1 set of lines "suicides" in 30 seconds, 6 times continuously, must touch the lines. Evaluates speed, endurance, dynamic movement, mental toughness.  Do a time trial asap so you know where you are in relation to the goal. Practice it. 

T-drill -How To video on "Workouts Tab". Evaluates speed, dynamic movement and transition. Practice it.

Star Drill -How to video on "Workouts Tab". Evaluates speed, dynamic movement and transition. Practice it.

2. Reps: Attend open gyms and workouts whenever possible (or find a way to get good reps if you are not in town). If you cannot make it, follow the workouts on the "Workout" tab. 

3. Mental Prep: Do some of the recommended reading on the website and set personal goals. 

4. Buy in: Know the program philosophy and values, more on this below. 

5. ASK- Your coaching staff only gets until July 31 to work with you so ask questions at open gyms. If you’re unsure of what to focus on just ask! We are here to help!

Program Philosophy

Who we are:

We are a AA State Championship school. We compete at the highest high school level possible. We train to be champions and along the way, we learn to be better athletes, teammates and people. We maintain HIGH STANDARDS and set BIG GOALS. We represent our team, program, school and community. No one person is more important than the program and everyone in the program has a role in our success. 

Who we want: 

We want athletes in the program who are hungry to get better, hungry to be part of something special and bigger than themselves, hungry to make those around them better and hungry for success. 

What we value: 

Self-discipline, hard work, positive attitude, growth mindset, TEAMWORK, humble confidence (not ego), mental toughness, enthusiasm, tenacity, competitiveness, dedication, respect, SELFLESSNESS

Tryouts are a chance to showcase your skill, attitude and preparedness! We are excited to see it!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will not be participating in the Team portion of The Jensen Camp. We will resume open gym and lifting on Friday, July 30 for all levels. The calendar is updated. Thank you!


Hello Hawks Campers!

Many of the athletes have not added their names to the shirt size of their choice for camp. I am sending in the order Wednesday 7AM. Please complete if you haven't already.

*If you have not yet paid for camp registration:   Venmo to @Jeni-Anderson1

Freshman Camp -  July 13 & 15 @BHS Hawk Gym  8:30am-3:30pm both days. Cost $140 - Check in begins at 8:30am

HS Camp Dates- July 20 & July 22  9am to 6pm both days Soph-Senior @ Hawk Gym Cost $140 - Check in begins at 9am

Freshman Camp (those unable to attend July 13/15) - July 20 from 12-6pm & 22 from 2-6pm @ North Gym  Cost $120  - Check in begins at noon and 2 respectively.

We will have snacks, sports drinks and prizes. Please be prepared with a water bottle, bag lunch, additional snacks as needed for the longer sessions.

Please wear your camp T-Shirts the second day of camp. 

Your coaching staff is looking forward to these days in the gym!



Hello Hawks! A HUGE shout out to our Volleyball Dad's, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

I did my best to answer the usual questions on the Camp Details Page (direct link below)- Are we signed up? Did we pay? When, where? Etc. What to bring? If I missed anything (its likely;) please send me an email with your question and I'll update the info on the webpage.

I included details for the Scrimmage v Helena Cap on June 24, you'll find the rosters on there. Unfortunately, Cap could only bring 2 teams so not all who signed up will be able to play this round. Freshman Open Gym will still happen prior to the scrimmage, 8-9:45! 

I also included all I know for the MSU Team Camp coming up, more details to come soon. 

​OUTDOOR DAYS Registration is open! You'll find the sign ups on the link below as well.

​I have updated the July Calendar! We will have ALL athletes in the gym together as of July 1!


If you have a boy that wants some preliminary volleyball training, my husband John-Henry Anderson (Coach Manderson;) will be running a short Boys Clinic on July 8 at Hawk Gym from 8-9:45am. NO COST! Sign up your athlete here!

​Covid notice: The School Board has lifted all Covid restrictions. We will continue to sanitize before and after practices and lifting, but masks and distancing are no longer necessary. I will no longer be taking temperatures, but please, be responsible. If you don't feel well, stay home! ​

​Athletes, we hope you are spoiling your Dad's today!!! See you in the gym!​

​Dad's, thanks for all you do

Warmly, ​

Jeni Anderson, Head Coach


Dear Hawk Families! 


I want to thank you for your patience as we get this program moving ahead! We officially have a full staff roster and will get them in the gym as soon as possible! Allison Moldan, our new Freshman Coach will be moving to Bozeman next week to pursue her Graduate Studies in School Counseling and coach with us! Reeve Kluempke, our Volunteer Assistant from last season, will be taking over the Sophomore Team. Coach Schmidt and I will be in the South Gym with JV/V. We will also have several more awesome volunteer assistants this year ;) !!! I will update the coaching bios soon. 


A spreadsheet will be added to the website under the "Payments" tab by Sunday June 7. This will let you know if I have received payment for your athlete's registration, if they are waitlisted, etc. The High School Camp is full with a waitlist, there is still some room in the incoming Frosh Camp as well as the youth camp. 


If you have not, but want to attend, incoming 9-12 graders may register for team camp individually. MSU would like all registrations in by June 15. Directions on our website:


When I am not in the gym with your athletes, I am in my office working as a trauma psychotherapist. During a 'normal year'  I would be graduating many of my patients from therapy to free up time for the upcoming season. However, as you may know, we have a major mental health crisis on our hands and the shift is going the opposite direction. This means I will likely be a day or two between email responses and there may be shifts in the preseason schedule later this week (shouldn't be many shifts after June 14 as we will have almost our full staff here). If you need a quicker response to a question, please text me at 406-529-9733 or message me through the remind app. I will send a remind with confirmation of Thursday's open gym as soon as possible. 


If you have not joined our preseason REMIND group, please do! Best way to get a hold of everyone for any last minute changes

I need ALL athletes (parent's may join as well if desired) to follow these instructions on the athlete's cell phone (parent if athlete does not have a cell;) to join the Preseason Remind group. This tool comes in handy for last minute adjustments or changes!  

  Here is how: text to number 81010 with the message @bhsvbp

FYI: The Anderson's are headed to visit my family in Northern CA from June 6-13.  Coach Schmidt and Coach Moldan will be at the open gyms that week. 

5/18/21    Due to high demand, gym construction leading to minimal space and inflexible dates, and continued covid safety measures, we are splitting up the freshman camp from the "high school" camp! Details below and attached via pdf. 

*If you are a sophomore thru senior, no change to your schedule. There is now a bit more room in the High School camp so registration is re-opened. 

*If you are an incoming freshman, your camp will be 1 week earlier- July 13 & 15. If you are unable to attend those dates, every effort will be made to accommodate you on July 20 & 22. 


There are some really fantastic benefits to having a Frosh only camp, the learning curve is STEEP and this gives these athletes an excellent foundation moving into preseason events and tryouts in August! 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Info is being updated on our website daily as well!


Bozeman High School - Hawk Volleyball Program

You can get to the registration links for all 2021 BHS Camps by going to:

Youth Volleyball Camp 

*incoming 6-8th graders

June 24 & 25 @BHS Hawk Gym

5:30-7:30 both evenings. $60

Includes Camp T-Shirt.

Cap of 24 athletes!

Freshman Volleyball Camp

*incoming Freshman

July 13 & 15 @BHS Hawk Gym

8am-3:30pm both days. $140

Includes T-shirts & snacks- 

Bring your own lunch & water bottle.

Cap of 24 athletes!

High School Volleyball Camp

*incoming Sophomores through Seniors

July 20 & 22 @BHS Hawk Gym

9am-6pm both days. $140

Includes T-shirts & snacks- 

Bring your own lunch & water bottle.

Cap of 24 athletes!

MSU Team Camp (incoming 9-12th graders welcome)

If you want to participate in MSU Team Camp July 8-10


Use the instructions & Link on the Camp Registrations Page.

5/1/21 News!

We have a new logo, so we will be rebranding the program. That means NEW JERSEYS for all levels! Awesome, considering how rough some of those old jerseys were starting to look!  This will be costly so we will be doing a few fun fundraisers this summer and I am open to any fundraising ideas you may have. 

We will have awesome fan gear for sale in our Universal Store. It will go live soon and I will let you know when it is up! A percentage of the proceeds will go to rebranding our program. 

I am working with Hands On in Four Corners and toying around with a few other ideas and will get that info out when I have more solidified plans.

As far as I know, we will continue to do the poster fundraiser and I will need a parent volunteer to help us with that. 

Gear: Uniforms are supposed to be UNIFORM- As of this year the program will be requiring: Black Under Armour Spandex with white logo for game days. Black knee pads and black socks program wide. You will be responsible for these items. 

The program will provide 1-2 jerseys per athlete, a warm up shirt and 2 practice shirts. For JV/Varsity, there will be a travel gear set (I am only allowed to spend a certain amount on each athlete, so this may require family contribution). For all teams there will be options to purchase additional gear from the fan store if desired. 

Tryouts: Tryout plans are being formed as we speak, details will be available on the bsd7 site as well as our site once complete. I hope to have a firm Tryout plan by June 1. They will begin Aug 13.  We plan to have 12 athletes per sub varsity team, Varsity will have 8-10 depending on positional needs, etc. 

Open gyms: May- Wednesday evenings in North Gym from 6-8pm. If you are not playing Spring Sports currently, the expectation is that you are also lifting/working out a minimum of two additional days during the week. If you aren't sure what to do, I will be putting together workouts on the Workouts Page of the website with a Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist and Physical Therapist. 

June-July- we will be in Hawk Gym Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30-9am, weight lifting directly after (done by 10am at the latest). 

We will not be able to have open gyms in August, so the expectation is that you will continue the workouts 3 times a week until tryouts and find every opportunity to get volleyball reps.

If you are playing the beach program, we will be in communication throughout the summer as there will be conflicts, but I believe participation in the beach program will make athletes stronger, smarter and faster at the indoor game. 

Coaching Staff: Coach Schmidt and Coach Reeve will be joining us again this year. We are interviewing for our fourth coach and have some great applicants. 

We will have 4 manager positions open this year! The commitment is similar to that of an athlete in the program. Keep this in mind if the outcome of tryouts isn’t as you had hoped. 

College Recruiting Talk: JoJo Radick is offering a talk about College Recruiting on date TBA via google meet. Link below and will be up on our website home page as well.

Questions: I am certain there will be things I missed here- Please feel free to email me at and I will start a Q & A tab on the website. 

OPEN GYMS: MAY, Wednesdays 6-8pm  -   June/July Mon/Wed/Fri 7:30-9am, weights 9-10am.

2020 Emails


Dear Hawk Families, 

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your adherence to our safety protocols this whole season! You have been amazing at communicating with us when there might potentially be a health issue, with supporting your athletes in following our mask and hand hygiene rules, distancing in the stands and not abusing the ticketing system, and keeping us all safe in the gym!  I have never been more proud to be a Hawk! 

You are models of integrity, thank you!

Coach Anderson



October 27, Tuesday- home vs Gallatin CAUSE NIGHT, wear green if you have it!

Pizza dinner sponsored by Robert and Tia Rhoades! Thank you!

Sophomores play in south gym at 4 PM, freshman work (report to your court by 3:40). Freshman take turns reffing and eating Pizza in the south cafeteria!

Junior varsity plays 530 in south gym, freshman play at 5:30 in North Gym. 

Sophomore’s ref freshman and take turns eating. 

Varsity eat at 5 and ref JV. Other half of sophomores relieve the Varsity at 6 to get ready.

We need a parent supervisor to dish food wearing gloves and masks (I have masks, latex gloves, plates and plastic utensils). Ideally a parent from each team for the time periods below. This parent is also requested to enforce social distancing while masks are off, only a couple players per table.

*Freshman will start eating at 4 to 430. JV will eat after their match 6:30ish.. Sophomores will eat after your game around 5 to 530 alternating with refs. Varsity will eat at 5:00. It is highly unlikely that this timetable will work out exactly as planned 🤪 We’ll use it loosely!

Parents, if anyone from the teams is willing to send bottled waters or healthy drinks or individually wrapped veges or snacks, that would be wonderful! PLEASE EMAIL ME BY NOON TOMORROW IF YOU DO PLAN TO SEND SOMETHING! IF WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH, I CAN GET EXTRA SUPPLIES!


Thursday, Oct 29 AT GALLATIN

  • All athletes will be dismissed at 2:30 and will need to have their own rides to Gallatin high, we do not have a bus. 
  • Frosh play 4:15 
  • Soph play 4 
  • JV plays 5:30 
  • Varsity plays 7pm


BILLINGS SENIOR RESCHEDULED- Dismissal 12:05, Depart 12:30

All teams will be traveling to Billings Senior Friday Oct 30, matches at 4/4, 5:30/5:30 and 7! Double header for Freshman team!


*We will celebrate our costume contest and fundraising efforts VIRTUALLY on Halloween, details to come!


This has been some season, eh!?! I cannot believe there is only one more week of Sub-Varsity play! The coaching staff has seen so much growth from all Hawk athletes, we are proud of your daughters! Psyched to see what they do with these last few competitions!

Here are some updates-

Mental Health Awareness-Cause Night is coming up!!! Oct 27 Home vs Gallatin- ALL ATHLETES PLEASE STAY THRU VARSITY AND CHEER!!! 

Senior Karly Stromberg is making green ribbons for the entire program to wear on Oct 27. Athletes will also be given a special mask for the night. Our program is supporting the HELP CENTER of Gallatin Valley and has pledged to raise $2500 or more by Oct 30!

  • The Help Center is our community’s local suicide, crisis, and resource line, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Support 13 counties in SW Montana
  • The crisis lines are available to anyone in crisis, suicidal, needing resource referrals, concerned about a loved one, or just needs someone to talk to.
  • We are one of the two crisis centers in Montana that answer the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK).
  • If you need help, the Help Center is there 24/7 at 406-586-3333
  • Increase in Need:
    • Since COVID began in Montana, the Help Center shifted quickly to meet the growing needs in our community. We have seen a 52% increase in the need for our services.
    • Help Center was activated as the Bridger Foothills Fire call center for those in need of information, resources and emotional support. They took 567 calls.

Thank you for helping our program support this incredible organization!

To donate (or share this link for donations), click here 

For those of you who have already donated, THANK YOU! Your donations make a huge difference- As a mental health counselor, I see the need for the Help Center daily. THANK YOU!

Mask Reminder- we have done an amazing job, we can't stop now! We are one of the few programs that hasn't been shut down, let's keep it that way! Sub-Varsity has only one week left, none of us want to miss a single moment of it! Please keep reminding your athletes to keep those masks on and over their nose and mouth and keep it up with good hand hygiene! 


Saturday, Oct 24 at Billings Senior- Saturday check in at BHS loop at 8:45, depart at 9am- due to weather we are leaving for Billings Senior a bit earlier. Plan for enough food for a LONG day! 

  1. Frosh/Soph play at 1
  2. Frosh/JV play at 2:30
  3. Varsity plays at 4 

Tuesday, Oct 27 Home vs Gallatin- CAUSE NIGHT!!!

  1. Frosh through JV will be dismissed at 3pm
  2. Frosh play 4:15 North Gym- Tear down directly after
  3. Soph play 4 South Gym- JV arrive at 3:40 to work both gyms, Varsity will relieve at 4:45
  4. JV plays 5:30 South Gym - Soph work
  5. Varsity plays 7pm

Thursday, Oct 29 AT GALLATIN

  • All athletes will be dismissed at 2:30 and will need to have their own rides to Gallatin high, we do not have a bus. 
  • Frosh play 4:15 

  • Soph play 4 
  • JV plays 5:30 
  • Varsity plays 7pm

FROSH THRU JV- Sub-Varsity's final get together is Oct 30 3:35-4:30. This event will include a costume contest, awards for the athlete who raised the most money for the Help Center and awards for the team who raised the most! Varsity will practice directly after the costume and awards ceremony in South Gym. 

  • Tuesday Nov 3
  • Within Division
  • 1 vs 8
  • 2 vs 7 
  • 3 vs 6 
  • 4 vs 5
  • Saturday Nov 7
  • Reseed remaining 4 east teams and 4 west teams
  • 1W vs 4E
  • 2E vs 3W
  • 1E vs 4W
  • 2W vs 3E
  • Semi Finals Tue Nov 10
  • State Championship Sat Nov 14
  • Higher Seed Hosts

​As always Hawk families, we could not do this without you!


MTAAP Guidance for Adolescent Athletes and COVID-19

The Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Committee on Child Health and COVID-19 consulted with Montana Cardiologists as well as referencing current National Guidance from AAP and ACC to develop the following guidance on Adolescent Athletes diagnosed with COVID-19 and return to play:

  • Asymptomatic: The athlete should not return to sports until 14 days after receiving their test results and be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
  • Mild illness (no fever and symptoms lasting <3 days): The athlete should not return to sports until 14 days after their COVID-19 symptoms have resolved AND have a normal EKG before return.
  • Moderate illness(prolonged fevers lasting >3 days, bedrest, but no hospitalization or abnormal cardiac testing): The athlete should not return to sports until 14 days after their COVID-19 symptoms have resolved AND a referral to a pediatric cardiologist for further evaluation should be done before return.  
  • Severe illness(hospitalization, abnormal cardiac testing, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)): The athlete should not return to sports until they have complete cardiac testing done and be cleared by a pediatric cardiologist. Some of these patients may require a 3-6 month restriction from sports due to concern for heart inflammation (myocarditis).

The full Guidance can be found here.

CONTACT TRACING- Athletes who were contact traced, but never showed symptoms and were not told to be tested, do not need a note to return after 14 days as long as all Health Dept. policies were followed for quarantine and they continue to show zero symptoms at the end of the 14 days.


Dear Hawk families, 

I am instating a new program policy that may seem a bit harsh, but I feel it is necessary as we are now in the seventh week of competition with volleyball and this really should not be an issue at this point. Any athlete who is disregarding the mask mandate (MHSA, School Dist. and State) during season and is seen by a coach will lose their playing privileges the next match. I believe it is time that the coaching staff get to coach and teach and spend less time reminding athletes what to do with their masks.  

Masks must be up over the nose. I understand that sometimes they stretch out. If funds are an issue we have disposable masks in the cage to be used as needed. The safety of each athlete, program staff and all of the families involved is very important to us, as well as the longevity of the program during this pandemic. We are in this together and any of our individual actions could affect the whole program. We appreciate your support in this matter and hope it will provide another opportunity for the young leaders in the program to keep an eye on each other and help hold all athletes accountable.


Thursday Oct 8 Home vs Billings West

Fosh 4:15 North Gym- Freshman arrive at 3:15pm for setup 

-6 JV athletes to ref North Gym please be in the gym by 3:50, you will be relieved by Varsity at 4:45

Soph 4:00 South Gym- Sophomores arrive at gym 3pm for setup 

6 JV athletes to ref South Gym please be in the gym by 3:40, you will be relieved by Varsity at 4:45

* each gym needs 2 line judges, 1 book keeper, 1 Lib tracker, 1 ball cleaner, 1 scoreboard operator

JV 5:30 South Gym- Sophomores will work JV game immediately after your match in South gym. 

Varsity 7pm South Gym- Varsity relieve JV of ref duties at 4:45 and tear down and clean balls after match. 

Saturday October 10 AT Billings Skyview

Check in time at the Loop is 10:00, bus departs 10:15 sharp for Billings on Saturday.

Frosh play at 1 and 2:30

Soph plays at 2:30

JV plays at 2:30

Varsity plays at 4


Remember the fundraiser for the Help Center! Deadline for donations is Oct 31.

Fan Store closes tonight!!!

And finally, a HUGE thank you to all who made senior night so very special!!!

Go Hawks!


Fan store is open!!! I'll add a link to the website soon.  

Gallatin Matches on Oct 1 will be rescheduled, we will have practice Thursday instead of games. 

Saturday Oct 3 is SENIOR NIGHT! All athletes in the Hawk program are encouraged to stay through Varsity, Sophomores, attend as soon as you can after your match. Remember, Hawk gear, masks and distancing in the stands! Be ready to cheer and make this extra special for our seniors!


Frosh (North Gym) and JV (South Gym) play at 4:30pm- Sophomores and non-senior varsity will work both gyms.  Frosh, Soph, JV please be at the gym for setup at 3:30.

Soph (North Gym) and Varsity (South Gym) play at 6pm - Frosh will work Soph game, Varsity will be staffed. All non-seniors will tear down after.


Message from Laurie Larson: 

Here are the details for the upcoming Booster Buttons and Player Action Photos:

Booster Buttons (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Varsity, Varsity)

To support our Hawk Booster Club, Karsen and I have made 2 buttons for each player who had their player photo taken by Matt Long.  The buttons are $5 each OR 2 for $10 (This is a fundraiser for the Boosters). A table will be set up in front of the South Gym at 4:00 - 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 3, for you or your player to purchase your player buttons if you would like to have them.   Please --cash only. If you are interested in volunteering to work the table, please let me know.

Varsity Player Action Photos

On October 3, Shellenberg Professional Photography is scheduled to take player action photos during the Varsity game.  The cost is $85 per player.  A minimum of 3 players must sign up prior to Saturday's game for photos to be taken.  Attached is the Order Photo Form which includes Shellenberg contact, payment, and order instruction info. If you are interested in having photos of your player taken, please contact them right away.  Shellenbergs do a wonderful job of capturing the players in action and the photos are a nice addition to a player's VB album collection.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Laurie Larson


THANK YOU FAMILIES! We are grateful for you! Please continue to encourage the highest COVID safety precautions as we enter mid-season! 

Go Hawks!

9/24/20Bozeman High School 



Mental Health Awareness & Support of The Help Center

Did you know the Help Center has experienced a 52% increase in the need for their services since COVID began? Their services are free to everyone.


The Help Center is the local 24-hour crisis and suicide line. They serve Gallatin and the surrounding 12 counties. Their line is open 24/7/365 for those in crisis, suicidal, needing resource referrals, concerned about a loved one or someone to talk to.  They are also one of two crisis centers in the state of Montana that answers the National Suicide Lifeline (1/800-273-TALK).  

At our match at Gallatin on Oct 29, we will wear green ribbons to support Mental Health Awareness. 

We will run the race (weather and distance pending;) as a program on October 30. It will also be a COSTUME CONTEST!


Our sincerest gratitude, 



All you have to do is share this message below via email, social media, etc! The program will engage in the mental health challenge activities weekly and costume contest on 10/30. 

The Bozeman Hawk Volleyball Program Supports The Help Center!

The Bozeman Hawk Volleyball Program has set a goal of raising $2500 for local suicide prevention and the Help Center's 24/7 crisis and suicide lines.  We are running AND participating in the mental health challenge to support the Help Center!

The Help Center is the local 24-hour crisis and suicide line. They serve Gallatin and the surrounding 12 counties. Their line is open 24/7/365 for those in crisis, suicidal, needing resource referrals, concerned about a loved one or someone to talk to.  They are also one of two crisis centers in the state of Montana that answers the National Suicide Lifeline (1/800-273-TALK).  Did you know they have experienced a 52% increase in the need for their services since COVID began? Their services are free to everyone. 

You can easily help us reach our goal by donating just $20, on our fundraising page. Here is the link: 

Thank you for helping us reach our goal in supporting this important cause!

Bozeman Hawk Volleyball



The SWX is broadcasting 2 football games from Van Winkle Stadium this fall as well as Volleyball match at Bozeman and a Volleyball Match at Gallatin high.

CMR @ Bozeman FB                 Oct 2

Bozeman @ Gallatin FB             Oct 15

Belgrade @ Bozeman VB           Oct 20

Bozeman @ Gallatin VB             Oct 29

Bozeman @ Gallatin FB             Oct 15

Bozeman @ Gallatin VB             Oct 29


9/3/20  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 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


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


Poster Fundraiser-

Someone will be reaching out in the coming days regarding our Annual Poster Fundraiser with information. Please keep an eye out for that email. 

Program Cause-

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 Gallatin and the surrounding 12 counties. Their line is open 24/7/365 for those in crisis, suicidal, needing resource referrals, concerned about a loved one or someone to talk to.  They are also one of two crisis centers in the state of Montana that answers the National Suicide Lifeline (1K). 

Fan Store-

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.




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. 



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 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


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. 


All coach email addresses are on the “Coaches” page of our website. You can also find us on Remind app.


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.

See Documents attached for your information.


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 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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