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General Information

 

 

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Volleyball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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Meridian Volleyball holds three State Championship titles!

Varsity Volleyball and JV Red 9/10 Volleyball won the 2016 TCSAAL State Championships

and Middle School Red won the 2017 State Championship!

About Meridian Volleyball 

Our 2018 Volleyball program consists of Varsity, JV, Middle School Red, Middle School Gray and Middle School Black. Sixty girls represent Meridian through Volleyball.

The season consists of four non-league games and eight league games (10 for Varsity) and tournaments. The post-season is offered through our league - Texas Charter Academy and Athletic League (TCSAAL).

JV and MS Black are in divisions that can advance in the post-season as far as Regionals. Varsity, MS Red and MS Gray are in divisions that can advance as far as State, although only MS Red or MS Gray could come out of sub-regionals as they are in the same division.

Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, concessions, line judge, home game admissions sales, etc. Participation on the volleyball team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season. 

 Meridian anticipates offering five competitive volleyball teams.

Team/

Group

Grades Eligible

Min.

Players

Max. 

Players

Participation

Fees

First

Practice

Season End

Varsity

9th –12th

9

12

$350

(due Aug 11)

8/13/18

State,

Nov. 10

JV

9th –12th

9

12

$300

(due Aug 11)

week of 8/13/18

Regionals, 

Nov. 3

MS Red

7th – 8th

9

14

$250

(due Aug 11)

week of 8/13/18

State,

Nov. 10

MS Gray

7th – 8th

9

14

$250

(due Aug 11)

week of 8/13/18

State,

Nov. 10

 

MS Black

7th – 8th

9

14

$250

(due Aug 11)

week of 8/13/18

Regionals

Nov. 3

 

 

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, April 24 - Registration opens
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Registration closes. 
  • Saturday, May 19 - Free Physicals Event. Must register by April 24, 2018. Learn more here.
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Physical forms due. Email a PDF to Physicals@mwschool.org. Physicals must be valid until November 10, 2018.
  • Wednesday, June 6 - Last chance to submit a valid physical form to be physically eligible for Summer Training. (Eligibility would begin on June 9, 2018 assuming physical form is complete, valid through the summer and volleyball season and "cleared" as-is by the examining physician.
  • Friday, August 3 - Last chance to submit valid physical form to be physically eligible for tryouts. (Assumes student is not participating in Summer Training or Pre-Tryout Clinics
  • Saturday, August 4 - Pre-Tryout Clinics
  • Wednesday, August 8 – Tryouts part 1: Skills Assessment (See Tryouts for more details.)
  • Saturday, August 11 - Tryouts part 2: Team Tryouts (See Tryouts for more details.)
  • Saturday, August 11 – Participation fees due ($250* Middle School; $300* Junior Varsity; $350* Varsity)
  • Week of August 13 - First practices
  • Saturday, September 1 - Meridian Labor Day Classic Volleyball Tournament
  • October 29 - November 3 - Regionals
  • Saturday, November 10 - State
 
How to Register - Now Closed
  • Registration was open April 24-May 8, 2018.
  • A Late Registration Exemption window was open May 22 - May 29, 2018.
  • Sport registration for newly enrolled Meridian students was open June 5 - August 3, 2018.
 
Practices, Game Schedules, & Tournaments
  • The volleyball season is August through November
  • Volleyball Practice Schedule
  • Volleyball Game Schedule will be updated throughout the season. The league schedule will be available in late August.
  • Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, concessions, line judge, entry sales, etc. Participation on the volleyball team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.
 
Participation Fees
  • Varsity - $350
  • Junior Varsity 9/10 - $300
  • Middle School Red - $250
  • Middle School Gray - $250
  • Middle School Black - $250
 
How Do I Pay?
Please bring a check to tryouts. At the end of tryouts, each student athlete will know if they made a team and which team they made. The participation fee depends on the team level.  Participation fees must be paid the day of tryouts to secure your spot on the team. Only payments in cash and check made out to Meridian School can be accepted for Volleyball.
 
Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact financialaid@mwschool.org to request a payment plan or a sport's participation fee reduction.
 
About Volleyball Competitions
Meridian's regular volleyball season consists of league (TCSAAL) games, non-league games and tournaments. Due to resource capacity, there will be a limit of non-league games and tournaments in which each team participates. 
 
JV teams and Middle School teams - The maximum number of non-league games and tournaments for Junior Varsity and Middle School teams are as follows:
  • Up to two home non-league games
  • Up to two away non-league games
  • Up to one tournament (plus Labor Day Classic hosted by Meridian)
 
Varsity teams - The maximum number of non-league games and tournaments for Varsity teams are as follows:
  • Up to three home non-league games
  • Up to three away non-league games
  • Up to two tournaments (plus Labor Day Classic hosted by Meridian)
 
Non-league schedules are typically available and posted well before the league schedule. Ultimately, the Game Schedule will show all competitions for all volleyball teams. Non-league games are marked with an asterisk in the Game Schedule. A team's advancement to the league's post-season depends on its performance during league games. Not all teams are guaranteed to advance to the post-season. Junior varsity teams do not advance beyond Regionals. (Middle School and Varsity may earn the privilege to advance as far as State.) A team's practices end when their competition season ends. 
 
Tryout Information
Please see Tryouts  
 
Minimum Skills
To help prepare your player, the coaches have offered the following minimum skill criteria for each team level. 
 
Varsity
  • Can jump serve
  • Can spot serve (overhand)
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass a free ball to target (8 out of 10)
 Junior Varsity
  • Serve overhand (7 out of 10)
  • Has general passing technique and form
  • Can pass to target (6 out of 10)
 Middle School Red
  • Serve overhand (7 out of 10). Ability to jump serve recommended.
  • Has understanding and can execute the 3-step approach
  • Can pass a free ball to target (6 out of 10) 
Middle School Gray
  • Ability to serve over the net either overhand or underhand from the end line (7 out of 10)
  • Ability to pass the ball
Middle School Black
  • Ability to serve over the net either overhand or underhand from the end line
  • Understanding of volleyball basics
  • Passion for playing volleyball and demonstrates assertiveness on the court, good sportsmanship and coachability
 
Meridian Volleyball Clinics
See Volleyball Clinics (page under construction) 
 
 

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Volleyball details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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VOLLEYBALL COMMUNITY
To connect with the Meridian Volleyball community, consider joining the Facebook group created and managed by Meridian parents. (This is not a school-sponsored or maintained group.)
Lions Volleyball
Watch the video from the 2018 Meridian Volleyball End of Season Social here.
 
Dowload it from Dropbox here.
 
by John Griswell 
On Friday, September 22nd, Meridian honored its five seniors on the Varsity Volleyball team. Here's a clip of them running through their banner: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gh9H4uoqEHxHQUma2