October 10, 2012

Varsity vs Colony

Outsides have a few pictures tonight.   I try to take pictures of everyone each night, but sometimes it's just luck if you have a picture that turned out good. - :)

August 28, 2012

Trust the blog, you shall. (Yoda Voice)

Ok, I admit it, I have not done a very good job keeping the blog updated. That changes now!! :)  I'm all moved and settled with a bit more time on my hands.  You can expect the blog to be current and informative.

The right hand side of the page will have the current weeks schedule on it.  Anything that requires a bit more explanation or additional information will also receive its own post.

Have a happy season!

July 23, 2012

Tryout Info 2012

Tryouts will be held August 6th, 7th and 8th at Palmer High School.
Freshman:  3:00-5:00
Soph-Senior:  5:00-7:00
Be sure to get there early so you can turn in paperwork and warm up.   Here is a list of paperwork you need to bring:

You need to fill out and bring the Athletic Participation Form.
    **Don't forget to sign and have your parents sign.
You need to go get a current physical.
You & your parents need to watch the video at this link: TAD Video
You & your parents need to sign the waiver that says you watched the video: TAD Acknowledgement Form

I think that is it.  Please continue to check back for more information! :) See you all very soon!

July 1, 2012

Remember, we are off for the 4th of July! No camp this week. (7/4/12)

We will resume the following week (7/11/12)

June 19, 2012

Hello Everyone! 
  We will be at AT&T, just like always this week.  See you there! :) (6/20)

June 4, 2012


Remember: No camp this week (6/6/2012).   We will be back in action same time same place next week, 6-13-12.

 3:30-5:15 younger group (including setters)
5:15-5:30 all setters
5:45-7:30 older group (including setters)

*Older group (entering 10-12 grade)  If you could show up at 5:30 and start to get yourselves warmed up before, that would be great!  There are plenty of balls around to go warm up against a wall or with a partner.  Not a requirement, but it would benefit all involved! :)

See you

May 29, 2012

Camp Update!!

Camp update! 5/30/2012, we will be using the AT&T sports center this week, and throughout the summer!  Same times. 

Younger players (entering 9th grade and lower) 3:30-5:15
Setters of every age   5:15-5:45
Older players (entering 10th grade and higher) 5:45-7:30

Setters, play with your age group, plus the extra 30 minutes of setting time.  See you tomorrow at AT&T!

April 16, 2012

Alaska Beach Volleyball 2012

If you don't know, sand volleyball is played a few times a summer in Anchorage every year. It's a lot of fun, a good workout, and an all around good experience. $10 per person, and the top 2 teams in each division get prizes! :) So grab a friend and get out in the sand!

June 16 - Women, Men, Doubles
June 30 - Women, Men, Doubles
July 14 - VB Party, Women & Coed Draw
July 28 - Women, Men, Doubles
August 4 - State Championships, Women, Men, Coed

You will likely need to pre-register with a quick email to the guy in charge. Visit this website for more info: http://fufodabo.com/volleyball.html

February 27, 2012

Palmer High standout to play college volleyball in Kansas - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Sports

Palmer High standout to play college volleyball in Kansas - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: Sports:

PALMER — John Harding spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Cordova Wolverines before taking over the volleyball program at Sterling College in Kansas.

Heading into his third season as the Warriors’ head coach, Harding has lured one of Alaska’s top talents to Sterling.

Palmer senior Jenna Arlow signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Warriors next season.

“We actually knew him when we lived in Cordova,” Arlow said.

Arlow, a three-year varsity player and 2011 Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year who helped lead Palmer to three straight Northern Lights Conference titles, said knowing the head coach was not the primary reason she chose Sterling, but it’s an added bonus.

“I really like the small size. I’ve never really lived in a big city before,” Arlow said. “It was really nice having the small campus, a really nice atmosphere.”

Arlow said she considered both Sterling — which is located in central Kansas, west of Kansas City and northwest of Wichita — and UAA. But Sterling proved to be a better overall fit. She liked the atmosphere and opportunity to pursue her academic goals, including a degree in athletic training.

Palmer head coach Steve Reynolds agreed.

“I think it will be good for her,” Reynolds said. “I think it’ll be good.”

Reynolds said he believes Arlow has the ability to have success for the NAIA program, which finished 19-14 overall and 11-7 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference last season.

“She’s got all the skills she needs, I think,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said Arlow possesses a number of attributes that allow her to have success.

“The first thing that comes to me, we’ve commented on her court awareness since she was in junior high,” Reynolds said. “She’s always had a good sense of the game, good feel for the game. She knew where the ball was going to be or where it was going to end up. In volleyball, that’s just a big part of it.”

Reynolds said coaches saw her talent early.

“Her setting and serving were probably the two things that stood out early on,” Reynolds said. “Setting is one of those things that gets overlooked a lot. I think a lot of people focus on the big hitters.”

The Warriors have an incoming senior at setter, but Arlow hopes to see time on the floor.

“Right now, I’m open to anything as long as I can play,” Arlow said.

In addition to playing for the Moose, Arlow is also a member of the Midnight Sun Volleyball Club.

During his nine years at Cordova High, Harding led the Wolverines to the state tournament eight times. Cordova won three state titles and finished second three times.

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman sports editor Jeremiah Bartz at sports@frontiersman.com and follow him at twitter.com/matsu_sports.

February 20, 2012

Summer Camp Information

This summer we will, once again, be offering an opportunity for local players to work on their volleyball skills in a setting similar to Midnight Sun's Skill School.

We will be focused on improving players specifically in the positions they play, as well as refining, and advancing individual skill. Practices will consist of drills and skill work with video taping and plenty of technical feedback.

This camp meets once a week starting in may and lasting through June and July. Camp sessions are held in the Palmer High Gym, and occasionally at the AT&T Center. We plan to meet Wednesdays for 1.5-2 hours in the evening, a total of 9 times throughout the summer, however we are still working on finalizing the exact dates and times so there may be changes made later. A more accurate calendar will be available later this spring.

Coaches will include: Steve Reynolds, Jayme Dehart, and a wide variety of others with first hand knowledge of the skills needed to take your game to the next level.

The cost is $125. Payment details will follow - no payment is necessary right now.

If you are entering 9th-12th grade and would like to enroll in the Summer Session, email or mail the requested information to one of the addresses below. (email preferred)


Steve Reynolds PO Box 1851 Palmer, AK 99645


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