September Smash Tournament Saturday, September 25

It was so much fun to watch our team compete at our first tournament. I look forward to seeing how we’ve progressed for our second tournament this Saturday, September 25. It will be held at Sport City at 757 W 11400 S, Draper, UT 84020 (where Club GSL volleyball practices). This is a different facility than where we played last time. Our team is currently scheduled to play first at 9:00 AM in the 16s division. All the players should be in the gym and warming up on court 3 by 8:25 AM at the latest. More tournament details can be found at

Thank you to the Straw family who has signed up to provide food for the boys on Saturday. Please expect a long day in the gym with 20 teams in our division again. The players should have eaten a healthy and fulfilling breakfast before coming to the tournament. Players should pack extra snacks. No players should leave the venue for food. Please ensure the athletes always have the following: both uniform tops, black athletic shorts, water bottle, athletic shoes, and player folder with a pen or pencil. (Optional items to bring are a chair, kneepads, hoodie, sweats, and/or blanket.) Each venue where we play will likely charge an entry fee. It is typically $5 per spectator. Athletes and coaches on the roster may enter for free. All players should expect to help with officiating responsibilities and stay until the end of the day unless they are released to their parents by the coach.

I will be checking the progress each individual has made with their player folders at practice today. All of their journal entries should be filled-in for every practice day (whether they attended or not), game day notes from our last tournament, AND every assignment must be completed including last week’s Ten Things That Require Zero Talent and this week’s SMART Goals Template which will help them write a more specific and measurable goal for today’s practice.

The Player Medical Release Form is also due by Saturday. Please download, complete, and email or print to give in-person.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.