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Athletic Clearance Hours

Mr. Peterson will be available next week at Beamer for Athletic Clearances!  Here is the schedule:

Monday (8/18) through Thursday (8/21) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

and Tuesday (8/19) and Wednesday (8/20) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Go in early to get cleared for Tryouts!

Tryouts Reminder – Email #2

Here is your 2 week reminder that tryouts are coming!  Make sure you are working toward being in shape for the season. 

1.  Have you run your mile today?  – Reporting to tryouts in good condition is important!  You have to be able to show the coaching staff your volleyball skill at tryouts but you don’t want to be out of breath (huffing an puffing) because you aren’t conditioned to get through drills.  Take time to run the mile – would recommend you do this 3 times a week so you report to tryouts well conditioned!
2. Core. Core!  Core!! – work those abs and establish a strong core!  Having strong core is crucial to being an elite athlete…especially in volleyball!  I’d recommend 100 crunches, 50 push-ups daily from now until tryouts for the younger players!  For you more experienced athletes… would recommend a 20 minute abdominal/core daily routine!
3. Work on those skills!  – Make time to touch a volleyball once a day!  Play outdoor grass, sand or indoor volleyball.  Get some training, play with friends, get into a tournament!  Whatever you can do to get touches and reps will help get you more prepared!  BTW, PSVBA is holding a 4-day skills camp from August 18-21 for anyone that is interested!  Check out their website for more information http://psvba.com/4d_camp/.
4.  Get your forms completed!  Reminder that you all need to be cleared by the athletic department to be able to participate in tryouts!  That means, you need to have a valid physical, medical form, eligibility form and athletic participation form all turned into the athletic director (Mr. Jerry Peterson).  You can get these forms at the school office whenever they are open.
Tryouts start before the 1st day of school!  So get all this done within the next 2 weeks!   My plan is give you 2 more email reminders to check up on you!  Feel free to pass this along to anyone interested in trying out for Beamer Volleyball!

-Coach Pat

Tryouts Email #1

Hey All. Hope you’re all enjoying summer!  If you were able to make it out to the open gym work-outs at Beamer over the last few months – “Great!”!   If not, now is the time for you to get yourself into shape to be ready for tryouts!  Train, condition, get reps and work on your skills!  You have 3 weeks!  

We will hold tryouts for the Beamer Volleyball program from Monday, August 25th and Tuesday, August 26th.  Times will be posted soon, but please plan to attend both days!
Make sure you check with the school office to get your athletic clearance before tryouts!  If you don’t have a valid physical – you will need to get that done before participating in any drills!
More to come soon, but make sure to save the dates – August 25th & 26th – tryouts for the Beamer Volleyball team!  See you then!

-Coach Pat



Tryouts can be a little nerve-racking from both a coaching and player perspective.  Big “Thank You” to all the students that participated.  As a coach, I couldn’t wait until tryouts got here and now I’m just glad it’s over and our teams have been selected.  We have been impressed by the athleticism we have in the gym at the Varsity level and equally so by the potential talent we have with players that were selected at the JV level.  There are many players we feel will be very good volleyball players in a year or two down the road.  We are excited to get to work with our teams and hope to see team chemistry take its course and are looking forward to some exciting times for Beamer volleyball!

Congratulations are in Order!

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the 2012 Beamer Volleyball Team!

Chloe Mensching (12), Gwen Foisey (12), Kelsey Milholland (12), Sophie Miller (12), Tatiana Dixon (12), Aliya Ranis (11), Megan Huff (11), Zhaquea Martinez (11), Catherine Miller (10), Daiza Vann (10), Janet Vasega (10), Liesa Young (10), Miranda Mortensen (10), Titi Jenkins (10), Zella Hanson (10), Camryn Skari (9), Jordan Willingham (9), Leena McKinzie (9), McKenna Milholland (9), Nia Alexander (9), Selena Krivoruchko (10).

A big “Thank You” to everyone that tried out for the team, we were very pleased with the level of talent on the floor and the effort everybody made – you all did your part in helping make this year’s team better by trying out.  It was definitely a challenging selection process for the coaching staff!

Again, Congratulations to the 2012 Beamer Volleyball Team!  We are very excited about this year’s squad.

Reminder! Tryouts Today!

Just the reminder.  See you all at tryouts today 4:30-7:30pm in the Gymnasium.  If you haven’t received your clearance card to tryout for Fall sports you will need to see Mr. Peterson in the Athletic Department asap!  Remember you will not be allowed to tryout unless you have completed all the necessary paperwork (including having a valid physical on file).  – Coach Pat

Beamer Volleyball Tryouts!

WHAT? Tryouts for Fall 2012 Volleyball Team (Varsity/JV)
WHEN? August 20th – August 22nd (4:30 pm – 7:30pm)
WHERE? Todd Beamer HS Gymnasium
ATTIRE? Athletic Volleyball Attire (T-Shirt, Spandex or Shorts, Kneepads, Socks and Athletic Shoes) Please no tank tops!
FORMS? Must be cleared by Athletic Director to participate (physical form, elegibility form, parent consent, emergency medical form, etc.)

Please meet in the gymnasium and be ready to go at 4:30pm. We will have a short meeting regarding the tryout process, followed be about 45 mins of volleyball specific conditioning prior to our skill evaluation on day 1. Reminder: You will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts without getting athletic clearance from our Athletic Director (Mr. Jerry Peterson). He will be available Monday morning from 9am in his office for anyone that needs to get last minute clearance to participate. Please contact Mr. Peterson at 253-945-2980 with any questions regarding this. Expect to go to 7:30pm on Monday and Tuesday. We will make our selection for the Varsity and JV teams on Wednesday, August 22nd. If you have any questions about tryouts, please contact me at 206-730-3348 or email me at (pat.taitano@comcast.net). See you Monday!

Tryouts Start – August 20th!

Tryouts are quickinly approaching for the 2012 Fall Season.  We will start tryouts from Monday, August 20th  through Wednesday, August 22nd.  We will select players to fill both a Varsity and Junior Varsity squad.  Tryouts times on Monday will be from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  Check back soon for more detailed information about tryouts!