2023 Fall Volleyball Information Packet
Minnetonka Volleyball tryouts will be open to all students attending MHS in 2023 and for 7th and 8th graders by invitation only.
FALL SPORTS ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS THE WEEK OF JULY 10th
Register online now at: https://1976a.cf.wordwareinc.com . Once there, you will need to “click on” a link directing you to our “NEW” mobile friendly log-in home page. If you have previously registered your student for middle school or MHS athletics or activities, your family log-in is still the same. If you are new to the district or you have never registered your student online for activities or athletics, you will need to create a NEW family log-in.
IMPORTANT FOR TRANSFER & FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS: You cannot register online until you complete the forms located under the Catalog Tab on the registration home page. You must also have a sport qualifying physical on file with the MHS activities office before you can register online. (Note: Any freshman starting on the first day of school is NOT considered a transfer student.)
REGISTRATION FORMS & FEES & SPORTS PHYSICALS
Due one-week prior to the start of the fall season, which begins on Mon. Aug. 14!
Required Online Forms. Complete the annual MSHSL eligibility status form, which includes the annual Healthcare Questionnaire and Emergency contact form.
Important: If you are stopped in the registration process due to a sports physical date issue, please refer to the Sports Physical section below.
Required Fees. Pay an annual (one time per school year) participation fee of $75 first, and then the sport/activity fee. To pay via check, please do so please bring it in to the MHS activities office or pay in person at the MHS Bursar’s Office window.
Scholarships. Partial and full scholarships are also available for students qualifying for free and reduce-priced meals and need based. Prior to registering, click on the Scholarship Tab for information on how to register.
Sports Physicals: ALL Students participating in MSHSL sanctioned sports must have a sport qualifying physical form on file with MHS in order to register. Exam date must be current (dated within 3 years), and remain current throughout the entirety of the sport season. Check your student’s SSO/Student Skyward Health Info for their sport physical clearance.
If your student needs a new one, you can access the 2022 sports qualifying physical .pdf form under the Sports Physical tab at the top of the registration home page and email it to both: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or, FAX it to (952) 401-5905, or drop it off in person to the Activities Office, hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00am–4:30pm, most days during the summer.
Tryouts and Team Placement
Tryouts will begin on August 14th and team decision will be made on August 16th, 17th or 18th depending on circumstance. Tryouts will take place from 10am to 4pm in the Minnetonka High School Gymnasiums.
Players should all bring appropriate volleyball equipment (gym shoes, shorts, a t-shirt long enough to tuck in and their own water bottle.) Teams are selected as such:
Varsity: The best possible volleyball team regardless of grade.
Junior Varsity: The next best possible team regardless of grade. (Seniors will not be placed on the Junior Varsity)
Sophomore/B-team: The best possible team of remaining 10th grade students. (Ideally, this team will comprise of girls entering 10th grade only. Certain extenuating circumstances would alter the composition of this team.)
9th Grade A: The best possible volleyball team of remaining 9th grade students.
9th Grade B: The next best possible volleyball team of remaining 9th grade students.
All teams play a schedule of 12-14 single matches and up to 3 Saturday tournaments.
Hard copy schedules will be given to all players selected for a team, match schedules are available online. Addendums to the schedule i.e.: scrimmages, photo day, etc… will be given to players as they are scheduled. It is always the player’s responsibility to be aware of their commitments to the MHS volleyball program as to when they need to be where.
The time commitment for Minnetonka High School volleyball is as such – tryouts run 8/14-18th 10am-4pm, preseason for teams 8/21-25th 10am- 4pm. Beginning Monday 8/30 we will revert to regular practice times of 3pm-5:30pm or 5-7pm for all teams on non-match nights. Varsity players should expect to practice on all Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Members of the Junior Varsity and Sophomore teams are required to attend all varsity matches unless there is an extenuating circumstance that requires your absence. All instances of this must be communicated with your team coach prior to the date in question.
Our high school staff is looking forward to meeting and working with you beginning this summer. If you have any further questions regarding tryouts, or Minnetonka Volleyball in general – I invite you to check minnetonkavb.org or contact me directly.
Looking forward to an outstanding Fall 2023 season at MHS.
Head Volleyball Coach
Minnetonka High School