Signal Mountain Middle High School

MS Volleyball

2023 Volleyball Teams
Developmental Team
Rylan Yeager
Ellie Robinson
Savannah Cummins
Zoie Denman
Maddie Selby
Riley Westbrook
Lucianne Burns
Avery Hemstreet
Wren Hurst
Eliana Wilke
Norah Davis
Annalyn Ward
Libby Lyon
Rowan Ogle

JV Team
Brylie Rains
Carly Stone
Olivia Trotter
Kayden Westbrook
Faye Johnson
Kat Norman
Berkley Roddy
Evelyn Nelson
Elle Greenfield
Taylor Warren
Ivy Jones
Gabby Minton
Sydney Gordon

Varsity Team
Mallie Brown
Hannah Gill
Madison Shelton
Willa Provonsha
Elle Butterfield
Ireland Preslar
Colette Lynch
Rebecca Hodgson
Kate Lowe
Autumn Reagan
Tessa Benton
Abney Harwood
Callie Cooper

Wednesday, January 5 Practice
Developmental Team - 3 - 4:15
JV Team 3 - 4:45 pm
Varsity Team 4 - 5:45
Parent Meeting in Middle School Gym 6 pm

January 4, 2023
6th Grade: 3 - 5 pm
7th & 8th Grade: 5 - 7 pm 

Middle School Volleyball 2022-23 Information
UPDATED January 1, 2023:
Winter Break Open Gym Schedule

Court 1 - Tuesday, January 3, 2023: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ALL 6th & 7th Graders - Open Gym is Optional; all girls trying out may participate.

Court 2 - All 8th Graders will practice on Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Required

Final Team Selections for Varsity, JV, and Developmental Team will be made on January 4.
*Students competing on the VARSITY MS Basketball Team are excused from tryouts on December 15 provided their team is still competing in the HCAC Tournament.

Tryouts, Open Gym Schedule & Parent Meeting

7th and 8th Grade
Thursday, December 15, 2022
3:30 - 5:45 pm
Middle School Gym

Call-backs; If Necessary
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
5 - 7 p.m.

**MS Varsity Team will practice on January 2 and January 3, 2023**

6th Grade 
January 4, 2023
3 – 5 p.m.
Middle School Gym

Winter Break Open Gym Schedule
Wednesday, December 28, 2022: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Thursday, December 29, 2022: 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

**MS Varsity will practice on Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Final Team Selections will be made by January 4.

Parent Meeting
January 5, 2023  - 6 p.m.

Team Placement - Updated for 2023

The MS Volleyball program sponsors three teams; a Middle School Varsity Team, a Middle School Junior Varsity Team, and a Developmental Team. There are 10 – 12 roster spots available on each team. Team selections will be made no later than Wednesday, January 4. MS Varsity team selections may be determined on December 15. 

The Developmental Team practices 2 -3 times per week immediately after school (3 – 4:15 p.m.) and participates in 3 inter-squad scrimmage dates. We seek playdays with other teams, but this does not always develop. 

The JV and Varsity teams practice or compete every day, Monday through Friday, as well as some Saturday tournaments. JV standard practice runs 3 - 4:45 and Varsity practice runs 4 – 5:45 p.m. Athletes may stay after school, but must remain in the gym area until practice.

Volleyball season is the only HCDE girls’ school sport in this season; however, club Lacrosse conflicts, so athletes will need to choose between lacrosse and volleyball in middle school. 

Season Calendar Regular Season – January 2 – March 5, including some Saturdays

Prepare for Tryouts

Athletes interested in trying out for volleyball may sharpen their skills at open gyms and pre-season clinics. There is no charge for any of these events. Participation is not mandatory, nor is attendance required in order to try out.

Open gym sessions are available December 28 and 29 from 9 – 10:45 a.m., and January 3 from 3 - 5 in the Middle School Gym. Coaching instruction is provided through a structured practice program but these events are not mandatory.

Athletes should complete all items from the tryout checklist before participating in any of these events or tryouts.

Tryout Checklist

Dragonfly Instructions

Athletes must be cleared to participate through Dragonfly including a physical and all required clearance forms. Keep in mind, our Athletic Trainer must have time to approve all forms. Unsure if your athlete is up to date? Log-in to Dragonfly - if your athlete’s dashboard displays a complete green circle, she is eligible to try out; an incomplete circle indicates a missing or unapproved form. Please contact Coach Kim Rackel with questions. [email protected]


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