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Thunder VB: COVID-19 Reminder
by posted 04/14/2021

Hi Parents & Players,

First of all I want to continue to thank everyone for all you've done to make this a GOOD season despite all of the challenges with Covid protocols, lack of spectators at tournaments, lack of team and parent bonding opportunities, etc.  It has certainly been a difficult season for everyone in the Thunder family.  We are so thankful though that we've been able to coach and play in tournaments this year!

Last night I did hear from a player that 60-70 student's had been sent home from school because they were exposed to someone at school (who went to school after being tested, but hand not received results - unfortunately the results came back positive).  Unfortunately Thunder has been indirectly impacted on 2 different teams.  On one team there were 2 players who tested negative but were exposed, and 1 player on a different team.  Both of these players are now in quarantine for 14 days, and will be missed at the upcoming tournaments!

PLEASE continue to do all you can to limit/reduce your exposure (masks, distancing, etc.).  And as always if you have been exposed or have symptoms stay home. We know that it has been a LONG road, and hopefully we are close to getting back to "normal".

Thanks,
Jim

 

 


 
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April 12th-16th Practice Info
by posted 04/12/2021

Hello Everyone!

What a fun weekend we had! Great job to all the players who worked hard at practice this week and were able to show it off at the tournament! Please read the information below about our practices this week!

TUESDAY (4/13)Players need to be ready to start practice at 7:00 PM. We will do the tournament debrief and mental training at that time before the court time starts. Please drop them off 10-15 minutes earlier so they can be ready to go on time. There are no private lessons on Tuesday, so everyone should be picked up at 9:45 PM.

FRIDAY (4/16)Players need to be ready to start practice at 6:00 PM. Please drop them off 10-15 minutes earlier so they can be ready to go on time. There is an opportunity to have private lessons after this practice. If you/your player is interested, please text Coach Whitney to set that up. Everyone who does NOT do a private lesson should be picked up at 8:45 PM. Anyone who does do a private lesson should be picked up at 9:15 PM.

See you tomorrow!
Coach Whitney & Coach Jim


 
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NL Challenge - Day 2
by posted 04/11/2021

Parents & Players,

Today we will be playing 2 matches in the Gold Division.  We can enter the building at 3:00 pm. We would like all the girls to be there at 2:55 pm so that we can get on the court and warm up as soon as possible.

Our first match will be on Court 2 starting at 3:30 pm and then depending upon our results we will either play on Court 1 or 2 for our second match.

Click here to see the schedule on TM2Sign.

Thanks,
Jim

 

 


 
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Northern Lights Challenge Info!
by posted 04/09/2021

Hi Everyone!

We’re excited to get back into playing this weekend & we're grateful for another tournament! There is a lot of information to know (as per usual this season), so please read all the information carefully!

Tournament Policies & ProceduresClick here to read the tournament information. Important notes:

ScheduleClick here to view the tournament schedule. On Saturday, we will play at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse (Address: 14050 Judicial Road, Burnsville MN 55337) on Court 5. We will PLAY, PLAY, PLAY at 4:00, 5:00, & 6:30 PM. Players need to be at the building at 3:25 PM as we are able to enter the building as soon as the court is open. Our Sunday, we will start our first match at either 2:30 PM or 3:30 PM depending on how we finish on Saturday.

Player Information: We will wear BLACK jerseys on Saturday & WHITE jerseys on Sunday, but players should always have both at the tournament. Lydia is on ribbon duty for Saturday and Maddie is on ribbon duty for Sunday. Players also need to bring multiple masks, at least one labeled water bottle, and hand sanitizer.

If there are any other questions you have, please text or email us so we can help you out. We are so excited & grateful to be having another weekend tournament!
Coach Whitney & Coach Jim


 
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April 5th-9th Practice Info
by posted 04/05/2021

Hello Everyone!

We hope you all had a lovely spring break! Please read about the practices this week below!

TUESDAY (4/6): Players need to be ready to start practice at 5:30 PM. Please drop them off 10-15 minutes earlier so they can be ready to go on time. There is an opportunity to have private lessons after this practice. If you/your player is interested, please text Coach Whitney to set that up. Everyone who does NOT do a private lesson should be picked up at 8:45 PM. Anyone who does do a private lesson should be picked up at 9:15 PM.

THURSDAY (4/8): Players need to be ready to start practice at 7:00 PM. Please drop them off 10-15 minutes earlier so they can be ready to go on time. There are no private lessons on Thursday, so everyone should be picked up at 9:45 PM.

See you tomorrow!
Coach Whitney & Coach Jim


 
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REMINDER: Rochester Hotel Info for March and May Tournaments
by posted 01/28/2021

Rochester Hotel Info for March and May Tournaments

Good Morning All!

There is a block of rooms that have been set up for the next two Rochester Tournaments at the Country Inn and Suites same place we stayed for the previous tournament.

March 12 check in - check out March 14th - 30 ROOMS
Thunder 15-1s and Thunder 17-1s (2 Thunder teams)

April 30 check in - Check out May 2nd - 60 rooms
Thunder 15-1s, Thunder 16-1s, Thunder 16-2s, Thunder 17-1s  (4 Thunder teams)

 

The group rate is $89.00.  Tell them which specific Thunder team you are with when you call to book.  They will try to group teams together.  But no guarantee. 

 
 
Country Inn & Suites - Rochester South
77 Wood Lake Dr SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

507.287.6758 (ph)
www.countryinn.com/rochestermn_south
 
Let us know if you have questions.
 
Thanks,
Carrie and Nate

 
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WhatsApp and Facebook Live Feed Info
by posted 01/20/2021

Good morning everyone. We just want to make sure that everyone has the information for the WhatsApp group that is used for team comminications between parents. If you are not part of the WhatsApp group and would like to be added please contact us.

 

We have also set up a Facebook Live Feed Group for the 15-1's called "Thunder 15-1 live feed". If you are not part of this Facebook group please feel free to add Carrie or myself as a friend and we will get you added. Once you are part of the group you can add your own family and friends who would like to watch the live stream. We will live stream as many matches as we can.

 

If you have any quesitons or concerns please feel free to contact us.

 

Nathan Rood: 952-486-9206

Carrie Rood: 952-994-6955


 
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