• HMS Volleyball Tryout Information


    Attention all incoming 7th and 8th graders trying out for the 2021 HMS volleyball teams:


    Tryouts: 8/4-8/5 at Hudson Middle School Gym! (note changes in the times since first posted)

    Please make every effort to be at both days of tryouts.  If you have any issues with this, please contact one of the coaches asap.


             Wednesday, August 4:  7th Grade 3:30-5:30pm

                                                 8th Grade 4:30-6:30pm


             Thursday, August 5:  7th Grade 3:30-5:30pm

                                                 8th Grade 4:30-6:30pm


    Cuts will be made Thursday afternoon.  Emails will be sent via Final Forms.



    Open Gyms: 8/2 and 8/3 at Hudson Middle School Gym!

    This time can be used to practice the basic skills and get some time on the court.  We will warm up and do some fundamental drills together and then split into a 7th grade and 8th grade court.

    Both days from 3:30-5pm  Open to incoming 7th-8th graders.



    Camps/Clinics-We recommend attending at least one camp or clinic this summer:

    Camp attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged.  The Hudson camp (HCER) is a good opportunity to work with the High School coaching staff and is also a low cost alternative to the college camps.


    See infomation below.



    Please note:  You must have all forms completed on Final Forms no later than

                         August 2 at 9:00 am or you will not be able to participate in tryouts.



    If you have any questions you can contact us at the following emails:


                         Coach Craven (7th):  cravenm@hudson.k12.oh.us

                         Coach Montecalvo (8th):  montecaj@hudson.k12.oh.us


    Summer 2021 Info: 

    As of now (5/19/21) there are no camps listed at Kent State or The University of Akron.  You can search for tryout clinics or camps being held this summer.  I have included a few below.


    HCER Volleyball Camp

    Run by our assistant varsity coach, Lee Stoffl

    June 28-July 1. See HCER website or catalog for registration.


    Volleyball Clinics at CVCA!

    CVCA volleyball clinics


    Summer clinic opportunities through Ignite Volleyball Club.

    There is a lot of information and opportunities listed on this page if you are looking for a chance to prepare for the coming tryouts.



    Tryout Clinic at The Academy for Volleyball!



    Youth Beach Volleyball League Flyer

    Youth Beach Volleyball League











    As October approaches, so does the tryout season for Club teams.  If you daughter wants to play you need to visit the attached site to see what is required.  It looks like October 23rd is the earliest tryouts will happen.  Let us know if you have any questions.

    Junior Olympic (JO) Tryout information and websites:

    The Ohio Valley Region Volleyball Page



    Congratulations to the 2020 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Teams

    We will continue to update information here as the season progresses and as we get information.

    I will add a link to spiritwear once I have it.

    Parent Meeting Tuesday, August 25 at 5:15 in the gym.  Please wear a mask and parents only.  Thank you!


    Contacts:  Coach Bronwyn Craven (7th)cravenm@hudson.k12.oh.us

                      Coach Judy Montecalvo (8th)  montacaj@hudson.k12.oh.us


    Hudson Middle School Volleyball 2020



    * Great attitude, willing to learn and improve, team work, good sportsmanship.   At all times you are representing Hudson Middle School and our volleyball program.

    * Any use of social media regarding the team, all teammates, coaches, and opposing players will always be positive.  Any negative comments made could be grounds for dismissal from the team.



    • Practices are for players and coaches only.
    • Cell phones are to be turned on silent during practice
    • All players will report to the gym to check in by 3:00pm and then go change and ALL players help set up the net when needed (8th grade front gym, 7th grade back gym).
    • Appropriate dress apparel should be worn at every practice.  Masks, proper shoes, shorts, shirts and knee pads are expected.  You must bring your own water bottle!
    • Practice will end at 5:00 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 4:30pm on Fridays.  
    • ALL players help take the nets down and put away equipment.


    Game Day

    • For away games players need to be in the commons fully dressed in their uniform by 3:10.  Each player is responsible for bringing a healthy snack which will be eaten in the commons and all players will ensure that they have cleaned up after themselves.
    • Each player will bring their own water bottle.
    • Players are required to wear masks at all times except playing in a game.  
    • Appropriate behavior is expected on the bus and at other schools.  
    • For home games players need to check in with the coaches at 3:00pm for a Covid assessment and then be in the gym fully dressed in their uniform by 3:15.  
    • On Monday and Tuesday games, 8th grade players will help to set up the nets, chairs, scorer’s table, etc. before going into the commons to eat their snack. 7th grade players will take down the nets following the 8th grade game.  The reverse will be true for Wednesday and Thursday games, 7th grade players will set up the gym and 8th grade players will take down.
    • Monday and Tuesday games, 7th grade plays first (4:00pm), followed by 8th(5:00pm approx.).
    • Wednesday and Thursday games, 8th grade plays first (4:00pm), followed by 7th(5:00pm approx.).
    • All players are required to ride the bus to and from away games.  If there is a special circumstance a request must be made 24 hours in advance in writing to the athletic director.

    Excused absences

    • Excused absences include only those that are absolutely necessary and are cleared by a coach before the game or practice is missed.  If an athlete is sick the day of practice or game, a coach needs to be contacted by email.  Due to the possibility of players missing practice or games due to Covid-19 related reasons we will discuss each situation as it comes and determine the best way to proceed upon player return.  
    • All doctor, dentist, hair appointments, etc. need to be taken care of outside of volleyball practice times.  Necessary medical appointments are okay as long as the coaches are notified the day before.
    • Players must attend school for a half-day in order to participate in practice or a game.


    Unexcused absences

    • If the coaches are not notified before the practice or game specifically by the athlete or parent themselves, it is unexcused.  
    • 1st time – make up conditioning
    • 2nd time – sit out the next match
    • 3rd time – sit out matches for one week following the absence
    • 4th time - meeting with parents and player to determine if staying on the team is in the player’s best interest
    • Chronic tardiness to practice could be considered an unexcused absence.

    Playing time

    • All players will play in every match, unless injured, ill or being disciplined due to unexcused absences.  However, playing time will not be divided out equally.  Playing time is determined through hard work, being a good teammate, and what player’s skill sets will benefit the team the most.
    • An athlete’s playing time will only be discussed with the athlete and their own parents with the athlete present.  At no time will other players be discussed.
    • 24-hour rule – parents are asked to wait 24 hours after a game before approaching a coach.  If after 24 hours, you wish to visit with the coach, contact one of us to set up a face-to-face meeting.





    Tryouts begin today!

    Please register in Final Forms and see the requirements below!!!


    Coach Craven



    Welcome to 2020!  


    Updated (8/7/2020): New dates for tryouts. (you did see what is in red right above this line...right?)


    We want to make sure we start the season in our own space and we found out today (8/7) that our gym won't be ready until the 14th.  So we will have tryouts Monday and Tuesday of the following week.  Cuts will happen Tuesday evening and we will be informing students via school emails.

    Thank you for your continued patience.  We will send this information out through Final Forms and any additional updates as well.  Keep practicing and we will see you all in a week.

    HMS 2020 Volleyball Tryout Information

    Tryouts: 8/17-8/18 at the new Hudson Middle School Gym!

    Please make every effort to be at both days of tryouts.  If you have any issues with this, please contact one of the coaches asap.


             Monday, August 17:       7th Grade 3:00-4:30pm

                                                 8th Grade 5:00-6:30pm


             Tuesday,   August 18:  7th Grade 3:00-4:30pm

                                              8th Grade 5:00-6:30pm


    Please note:  We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tryout time so that we can get everyone checked in according to procedure and can start tryouts on time.


    Please bring the following with you:

    • Mask - due to the number of girls trying out (COMMA) FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY we are requiring that players wear their masks the entire time. They will be given mask breaks as needed.
    • Court shoes - they do not need to be volleyball shoes but should have some traction and should NOT be worn to the gym.  The girls need to carry them in and change them for tryouts and as they leave.
    • Water Bottle - there are no working water fountains so it is important that they bring their own water.  Absolutely NO sharing of water bottles will be allowed.
    • Completed physical on day 1 if it has not been turned in yet.  No physical = no tryout.
    • Information form - we are asking that you print and fill out the form attached to this email and bring it with you.  This will save us time on tryout day.
    • No congregating entering or leaving the gym.
    • No locker rooms or bathrooms will be available for changing.

    What to wear:

    • A shirt with your name on it.  If you don't have a t-shirt with your name please use duct tape to put your name on your back.  We also ask that you wear the SAME SHIRT both days.  Plan on washing your tryout clothes so you can wear them back the next day.  This will help us identify you better since we are all going to have masks on.
    • Knee pads are optional
    • Court shoes are preferable.  Running shoes are fine as well but may be slippery.

    If you have any questions you can contact us at the following emails:

                         Coach Craven (7th):  cravenm@hudson.k12.oh.us

                         Coach Montecalvo (8th):  montecaj@hudson.k12.oh.us


    You MUST have a physical before the tryouts. Be sure to bring proof of physical with you.





    As we start to approach summer I will be updating this page with opportunities for summer play:


    Ignite Summer Volleyball League
    A great summer opportunity for girls with experience who are serious about trying out in the fall!
    Parent Sharon Kaye is organizing a team for the Ignite Summer League.
    Please contact her at skaye@jcu.edu if you would like to join.
    For more information see the Ignite web page at: http://www.ignitevolleyball.org/Summer-Options.html




    Junior Olympic (JO) Tryout information and websites:

    The Ohio Valley Region Volleyball Page


    Volleyfreak Webpage (run by Coach Montecalvo)