Girls Varsity Volleyball
The team spirtwear store with Cheers Sports has been extended through tomorrow morning (2/23) at 10:00am if you didn't get a chance to put an order in. Here is the link to the store:
If you put an order in, but forgot a mask or anything else, please email email@example.com to have him add an item to your existing order. This must also be done by 10:00am tomorrow (2/23), so he can submit the order.
Please let Coach Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any other questions about this.
Just a final reminder to get those spiritwear orders in by tonight at Midnight!
Don't forget to order a mask for your athlete (only mandatory item) and add anything else they may want like some practice t-shirts or a hoodie to stay warm or a backpack for school! Then while you are at it, add some items for yourself! Almost all of the items in store can be customized with a name.
Here is the link to the store:
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
Congratulations to all those who a part of the Freedom Volleyball program this season!
All spiritwear orders need to be in by Sunday, 2/21 at midnight.
We are asking each player to purchase the mask ($10) and we are recommending that they also purchase a couple t-shirts for practices.
While your at it, you can pick up some sweet swag for yourself to support the program!
Here is a link to the store:
If you already sent in your order and need to add a mask or anything else, please email Greg Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can work with you to make any adjustments.
All tryout participants will arrive at the same today - 4:15pm
DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLES UNTIL 4:15
PLEASE WEAR SWEATPANTS AND A SWEATSHIRT OR HEAVY JACKET
WE ALSO RECOMMEND A WARM HAT TO COVER YOUR FOREHEAD WHILE WAITING IN LINE TO GET YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED
PLEASE FILL OUT THE ATS PRIOR TO GETTING OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE (IF YOU NEED TO SCAN THE QR CODE, PLEASE DO SO AND THEN GO BACK TO YOUR CAR TO FILL OUT THE FORM
Final decisions on team placement will be made at 6:00. We can only meet with one athlete at a time, so it may take a while to get through all participants. We will keep these meetings brief by just letting the player know our decision. If a player wishes to find out more information about the decision we make, they will need to schedule a virtual meeting with one of the coaches on another day. We will have your athlete text you about 5-10 minutes before we meet with them. Please be ready to pick them up as they will be leaving the building as soon as they hear our decision and we don't want them waiting outside in the cold for too long.
This is a very difficult process for the coaches and some tough decisions will have to be made. We have A LOT of talent in our program this year and are excited about the future of Freedom Volleyball!
For tomorrow's Day 2 tryout:
Group 1 (all new players to the freedom program) **Please wear a similar color shirt as the one your wore on Day 1.
Start time: 4:30
End time: 5:45
**The following tryout numbers from the first group on day 1 will be asked to stay until about 6:45pm on Tuesday if you can (please check with your rides and see if this is possible):
901, 902, 904, 920, 922, 923, 925, 1005
Group 2 (all players who have previously been on a Freedom team):
Arrival time: 5:45
Start time: 6:00
End time: 7:30
Please remember to wait in your cars until it is time to start checking in. Then line up, 6 feet apart, alphabetically according to last name. Make sure you have filled out your ATS form before noon.
Also, don't forget your number and pins. You will turn in your number and pins after day 3 of tryouts.
All registrations should now be completed and all physicals should be turned in. If you haven't registered yet, you can still do it, but you may not be able to try out on Monday. If you haven't submitted your physical yet, please email a completed copy to Thomas.Bauder@lcps.org and the athletic department will enter in the information, but you may not be able to tryout on Monday.
If you have a tournament this weekend and cannot be there on Monday, 2/15, it is okay. Please arrive on Day 2 and email Coach Davis (email@example.com) to find out which time you should arrive on Day 2.
If inclement weather prevents or delays our tryouts from happening according to the current schedule, I will post an update on Monday regarding any changes.
Remember, tryouts begin at 12:00pm (for all freshman and anyone who has not been on a freedom volleyball team yet), but please arrive at the school at 11:45am for check in. Athletes who have been on a freedom volleyball team will asked to arrive between 1:30-1:45pm.
Please wait outside the building AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE (not the side door) for your last name group to be called. Do not gather in groups (even though you will be excited to see your friends, you MUST maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times). Anyone unable to follow our protocols will be asked to leave tryouts early. Make sure your ride does not leave before you get fully checked in (just in case there is a problem or you have a temperature above 100.3).
Please remember to bring AT LEAST 32oz of water.
General tryout/roster information:
A maximum of 12 players will be selected per team. We could take less players, but we will not take more.
We will consider athletes for all positions, but if after selecting teams and considering the future of the program, we do not have a spot for you on a team, then you will not have an opportunity to play for Freedom this spring. But there are still other opportunities for you (club volleyball, recreation leagues, open gyms through the community center). You can also request to be considered as a manager for our program if you would like.
It is possible that juniors may be offered a spot on JV if there are seniors currently playing in their position on Varsity and we believe that the junior will start on Varsity as a senior. Otherwise, a junior may not make a team this season but is welcome to come back in the fall and try out as a senior. Juniors offered a spot on JV have every right to turn down the offer, but that means they are choosing not to play for us this season. We will be having all juniors fill out a separate questionnaire during tryouts to let us know if they would accept a position on JV or not.
One more note: The practice schedule is up (found in the links section) and is subject to change. Please view the schedule to see if there are any more conflicts. The spring break games have been moved to the week after spring break.
ATS - All registered athletes should be receiving daily emails for COVID-19 symptom screening. This must be filled out on any day the ahlete will be reporting to the building for athletics. Please let us know (send an email to Coach Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are unable to log in after viewing and following the instructions in the guide below. Please practice filling it out over the weekend, so that way you can make sure it works and you are familiar with the process.
ATS COVID Screening instructions and protocol for LCPS Athletic Training
THE LCPS COVID SCREENING will need to be filled out on days you have conditioning, practices, tryouts, or games. You will get an email daily around 6am to remind you to log in and fill out this form, forms need to be filled out by NOON on the day of practices, games, and conditionings. For the first time you log in you will need to access the website. The link is: www.atsusers.com/ATSWeb/login.aspx?db=atslcps
Athlete Portal QR Code
Your log in is: your student ID (just the numbers not the @lcps.org part)
Your password is: LCPS (it needs to be in all caps)
Database should be: atslcps
After logging into the website for the first time you will be prompted to fill out the covid form, please fill out the form honestly.
If you answer “YES” to any of the questions please make sure you still submit the form and then contact your coach. You will not be allowed on campus until you are given the clearance to do so from your Athletic Trainer.
We ask that you go in and update your information in the ATS system to include an email address to an account you have access to so that you can receive instructions to fill out the form daily. Also, please update a phone number so that if something arises we can reach out to you. Again if you have any questions please reach out to your Athletics Department.
Information and Updates regarding tryouts for the 2021 season starting on 2/15/21:
**Please note the different starting times on Day 1 depending on if you are new to the volleyball program (arrive at 12 at front doors) or not (arrive at 1:45 at front doors) - See schedule below for details. When waiting to enter the building, please remain 6 feet apart and wear your mask.
General Tryout Information
- In order to participate in tryouts you must have the online registration completed and your completed physical form must either be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or turned in to the main office by 2/10/2021. We are still missing many registrations and/or physical forms.
- Each morning of the tryouts, you will fill out an online questionnaire (daily health screening) and must be registered in the system in order to receive this email. You will also have your temperature taken as you enter the building through the main (front) doors. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, you will not be admitted and will be asked to go home.
- You must have at least 32oz of water with you for tryouts. Water cannot be shared and will not be provided. If you do not bring enough water, you will not be able to participate.
- You will not have access to locker rooms, so you must come dressed and ready to go (you can change shoes once inside the building). Please wash and sanitize your equipment after each day of tryouts.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES COVERING BOTH THE MOUTH AND NOSE (unless drinking water 10 feet from the nearest person). Make sure you bring/wear a mask that will stay in place securely during physical activity. Athletes who violate mask rules may be asked to leave early. You can wear any cloth face covering (ear loops, neck gaiter, or tied on).
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to be used between drills, before and after water breaks, and any other time a player wishes to use it.
Tryout dates and details:
- Day 1 - 2/15/2021 (President’s Day Holiday)
- 12:00-1:45 - All 9-12th graders who have not been on a Freedom Volleyball team in the past (new to the program). This group will receive a number and pins to be worn during tryouts. They will return the number and pins on Day 3.
- 1:45-3:30 - Any returning member of a Freshman, JV, or Varsity team.
**Players will be organized into 4 different pods for Day 2… if you are not there on Day 1, please contact Coach Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out what pod you will be in on Day 2.
- Day 2 - 2/16/2021
- 4:15-5:45 Pods 1 and 2
- 6:00-7:30 Pods 3 and 4
**Players may be moved into different pod for Day 3 (or they may stay in the same pod)**
- Day 3 - 2/17/2021
- 4:15-5:45 Pods 3 and 4 (players may be kept past 5:45 in order to inform them of our decision)
- 6:00-7:30 Pods 1 and 2 (players may be kept past 7:30 in order to inform them of our decision)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GAMES SCHEDULED DURING SPRING BREAK HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE FOLLOWING WEEK. See game schedule for details.
Thank you to those who have reached out about the upcoming season. Below you find information concerning the upcoming season.
First of all, we would like anyone who is interested in trying out this season or has already been a part of the program in the past to fill out the following questionnaire before tryouts: QUESTIONNAIRE
Tryouts are scheduled for February 15th-17th. 2/15/21 is President's Day so we will most likely schedule the tryout for that day to begin earlier (around 12:00pm) and go until about 3:30pm. Tryouts will begin after school (around 4:30pm) on 2/16 and 2/17 and go until about 7:30pm each evening. Masks are required to be worn at all times during tryouts. More details about tryouts will be posted as we get closer to 2/15. You are not required to attend all 3 tryouts, but you must attend at least one day of tryouts in order to be considered for a team. We encourage all athletes to attend as many days of tryouts as they can. We will select teams at the end of the 3rd day of tryouts. There are 3 teams:
1. Freshman team (only freshman are eligible to participate on this team)
2. JV team (only freshman, sophomores, and certain juniors are eligible to participate on this team)
3. Varsity team (all athletes are eligible to participate on this team)
Please remember to turn in your physical paperwork to the office (completed and signed Freedom Physical Form) and complete your online registration by 2/8/21. You will not be allowed to tryout without these items being completed.
One more note, off-season practices are not permitted at this time. Please continue to condition and work out on your own so that you will be ready (physically) to tryout on the 15th.
Please email Coach Davis at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Parents and Freedom High School Athletes!
The Freedom High School Athletic Boosters Club is sponsoring the 1st Annual Thanksgiving Virtual Eagle Trot 5K to support Teenage Wellness.
The proceeds of the Eagle Trot 5K will go to funding the new Athletic Weight Room, which will be used by athletes for decades, and the Ryan Bartel Foundation. The Ryan Bartel Foundation’s mission is to prevent youth suicide through awareness, upstream educational programs and activities that support and empower youth, families and the community at-large through acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope.
This is a great opportunity to get the whole extended family involved in starting out Thanksgiving with a healthy Run, Trot or Walk. Participation is totally optional!! Receive a T-Shirt for participating.
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Go Freedom Eagles!