Apple Valley Volleyball

Welcome to the Apple Valley Volleyball Homepage!

This is the homepage for the Apple Valley Junior Volleyball Club and the Apple Valley High School Girls Volleyball Boosters. Together we refer to ourselves as Apple Valley Volleyball, or AVVB.

St. Olaf Coach, Emily Foster, to Run Clinics as Part of Captains' Practice

June 8, 2016

Every year the high school captains hold preseason practice in the week or two prior to tryouts. This year the Boosters have arranged for Emily Foster to run clinics for three of the captains' practices. Coach Foster was recently named the head coach at St. Olaf College.

Coach Foster and a member of her coaching staff will hold clinics on August 9, 10, and 11th at the Apple Valley Community Center from 2:30 &endash; 4:30 pm. All girls who plan to tryout for volleyball for the 2016 season at AVHS will be welcome to participate. There is no fee.

Additional information about captains' practices and informal get-togethers to play or sand or grass volleyball will be posted as it becomes available.

Changes to the Website

June 8, 2016

The only constant in life is change, right?

We have decided to migrate our website to what is known as a "managed WordPress site." You can see an experimental verion of the new site at www.applevalleyvolleyball.com/news. There are two reasons for the change.

First of all, just over half of our visitors are using smart phones and tablets to view it. The current design dates from 2010 and was not built to handle smart phones. Migration to WordPress will make our website responsive.

The second reason is that we will need a new webmaster sooner or later. If there is anyone who knows WordPress and is ready to start tomorrow, send email! Sooner will be better than later. However, if you are not a WordPress expert, don't wory! Neither am I, but I am finding it to be fairly easy and intuitive.

The WordPress software lives on the hosting service's servers; so you don't even have to install any software on your own computer. An authorized user can log into an administrator/editor page and make changes to the website. In fact, in addition to an editor, you can have multiple contributors who can post items either directly to the website or their draft posts can be submitted for approval by the editor before going live.

For the time being we're pretty excited about this new type of website. We think that the ease of use of WordPress will make it easy for a new webmaster to step up and take over.

Apple Valley Eagle Volleyball Camp (grades 3-12)

March 6, 2016

Refine your volleyball skills! Join Apple Valley High School head coach Heather LaChapelle and her staff for a dynamic camp that will enhance your love of the sport. Focus on fundamental individual skills and enhance your team play. Participants receive a camp t-shirt.

All camps run Monday through Thursday, July 11-14, 2016. Meeting time and fees vary by age group as indicated below.

Register through District 196 Community Education. Also, look for info regarding Speed and Strength (Grades 6-8, nothing announced for Grades 9-12 as yet).