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2021 Volleyball

Updated 9/16/21

*****Subject to Change******

 

COVID-19 Protocols: As Volleyball is an indoor sport, participants, families and spectators must reference COVID-19 Updates for Meridian Athletics.

 

Dates for Volleyball Families To Keep In Mind

8/18 - Registration opens

8/29 - Registration ends at 10:00 PM

8/30 - Physical forms due

9/1 - Tryouts (required)

9/2, 5:30 pm - Teams announced

9/2. 6:30 pm - Invoices sent via MySchoolBucks

9/6 - Invoices due via MySchoolBucks

9/7 - Practices start this week

9/20 - League (TCSAAL) games start (tentative)

10/1 - Halfway point

10/2 - Girls Volleyball Mini Tourney hosted at Meridian

11/1-6 - Regionals (tentative)

11/13 - State (tentative)

  
Anticipated Teams
Teams offered will be determined based on registration, tryouts and the situation with COVID-19. The following teams are anticipated:
  • Boys High School
    • Coaches: Mike Mack and Alexia Thex
    • For 8th-12th grade students.
    • Will participate in the Boys Varsity division of the Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL).
    • Will supplement league schedule with non-league games, likely against Boys JV teams.
    • Practice schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 am.
    • League games are scheduled for double-headers on Saturdays, with 60% of them being in San Antonio.
    • Lettering possible for students who play in at least 50% of the Varsity games (against Varsity teams) and meet all other requirements.
    • Fees:
      • $35 Registration Fee +
      • $325 Participation Fee
  • Girls Varsity
    • For 9th-12th grade students. 8th grade students could be asked to play up depending on registration, tryouts and positions needed on Varsity.
    • Coaches: Ashley Fowler 
    • Will participate in Girls Varsity division of the Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL) with the opportunity to advance to playoffs, including the State Tournament.
    • Will participate in Meridian's Mini Tourney on Saturday, October 2nd.
    • Practice schedule: Mondays and Fridays 6:00 - 8:00 am and Wednesdays from 1:40 - 3:40 pm.
    • Lettering possible for students who play in at least 50% of the Varsity games and meet all other requirements.
    • Fees:
      • $35 Registration Fee +
      • $325 Participation Fee
  • Girls JV
    • For 9th-12th grade students.
    • Coaches: Sharee Lawson and Joe Ternus
    • Will participate in Girls JV division of the Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL) with the opportunity to advance to playoffs, including the Regional Tournament.
    • Will participate in Meridian's Mini Tourney on Saturday, October 2nd.
    • Practice schedule: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:10 - 5:40 pm.
    • Fees:
      • $35 Registration Fee +
      • $275 Participation Fee
  • Girls MS
    • For 7th-8th grade students.
    • Coaches:
      • MS Beast - Marc Kruse
      • MS Bold - Taylor Bradley
    • Anticipating two teams to participate in the Premiere division of of the Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL) with the opportunity to advance to playoffs, including the State Tournament. (If both teams advance to playoffs, only one of our teams will be able to advance past the Sub-Regional Championship as both teams are expected to participate in the same division of the same sub-region.)
    • Will participate in Meridian's Mini Tourney on Saturday, October 2nd.
    • Practice schedules:
      • Girls MS A team, "MS Beast" - Tuesdays 4:10 - 5:40 pm and Wednesdays 4:10 - 5:40 pm
      • Girls MS B team, "MS Bold" - Mondays 5:40 - 7:10 pm and Wednesdays 5:40 - 7:10 pm
      • Fees:
        • $35 Registration Fee +
        • $225 Participation Fee
 
Minimum Skills
To help prepare student athletes for tryouts, the coaches have offered the following minimum skill criteria for each team level. 
 
Boys High School
  • Serve overhand (successful 7 out of 10)
  • Has general passing technique and form
  • Can pass to target (6 out of 10)
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
 
Girls Varsity
  • Can jump serve
  • Can spot serve (overhand)
  • Understanding and ability to execute positional play
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass a free ball to target (successful 8 out of 10)
 
Girls Junior Varsity
  • Serve overhand (successful 7 out of 10)
  • Has general passing technique and form
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass to target (successful 6 out of 10)
 
Girls MS A "Beast"
  • Serve overhand (successful 8 out of 10). Ability to jump serve recommended.
  • Can spot serve (overhand)
  • Understanding and ability to execute positional play
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass a free ball to target (successful 8 out of 10) 
 
Girls MS B "Bold"
  • Serve overhand (successful 7 out of 10)
  • Has general passing technique and form
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass a free ball to target (successful 6 out of 10) 
 

Tryouts

Wednesday, September 1st (Students must be registered for 2021 Volleyball and physically eligible to try out, Tryouts are required for Meridian Volleyball.)

1:30-2:00 - Boys HS check-in (8th-12th)
2-3:30- Boys HS Tryouts
3:30-4:00 - Girls HS check-in
4:00-5:30 - Girls HS Tryouts
5:30-6:00 - 7th grade girls check in
6:00-7:00 - 7th grade girls tryouts
6:45-7:00 - 8th grade girls check in
7:00-8:00 - 8th grade girls tryouts
All teams will be announced on at 5:30 PM Thursday, 9/2
Learn more about Volleyball Tryouts here.

 

Practice Schedule

The tentative Practice Schedule is now available here. Please note that this is the "regular" practice schedule, and practices will be changed based on team and gym availability due to games.

 

Game/Match Schedule

The tentative Game Schedule is now available here. Please note that all games are subject to change. 

Spectator participation for 2021 Volleyball is unknown at this time. (8/17/2021)

Learn more about Meridian Girls' Volleyball Mini Tournament here.

 

Lettering Requirements

Find the 2021-2022 Lettering Requirements here.

 

2021 Labor Day Classic Volleyball Tournament Cancelled Due to COVID-19

For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to coordinate the 2022 Labor Day Classic, please contact the Athletics Coordinator, Coach Shuler.

 

Questions: Please send questions to Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org.