SAJO had a great evening at BWW last night! Special thanks to Kathy Elliott and Joey Appert who coordinated the event, BWW for hosting us, and Kim Craft and Stacy Laubscher for your help throughout the evening. Good friends, games, prizes, wings, and more - what's not to LIKE!
SAJO was represented well. The teams with the best representation at the event received great prizes donated by local businesses:
1st place: 14-2s (Meal at Noodles and Co - Stillwater)
2nd place: 14-1s (DQ Cake - Stillwater DQ)
3rd place: 12-Massey (DQ Cake - Stillwater DQ)
We also want to thank everyone that donated prizes for the event:
St. Croix Screenprinting (Hoodies)
Pub 112 (Gift card)
Cherry Berry (Gift cards)
Each SAJO Team (cool baskets, gift bags/cards, awesome frame, & more!)
Laubscher Family (Twins tickets!)
SAJO greatly appreciates the support of our local businesses! Next time you're near one of them, stop by and say thanks!
If you didn't get a chance to purchase one of the new SAJO tees (SAJO PRIDE), you can still do so! $13 each. Sizes: Youth Large; Adult Small, Med, Large, XL). Reply to this post or message me to get your hands on one of these great tees on time for the NCR tourney this week-end!
We are pleased to invite all players and parents to SAJO's Annual End of Season Celebration on Thursday, May 1st from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. This year, we will gather at Oakland Junior High. There will be food, prizes, awards and speeches, and of course the players vs. parents tournament! Remember to dress accordingly so you can participate, it will be loads of fun! Let's make this a great end to a wonderful season. We hope to see you all there!
The area event is typically our final tournament of the year. We have the option of Rochester, Saint Cloud, Duluth, Brainerd/Bemidji or the Twin Cities Metro Area. Last year our team chose to go to Duluth and made a fun weekend event out of it. Keep this in mind as we will be asking for your input as the tournament gets closer.
SAJO not only develops volleyball players, we develop teammates. As a player, coach, or fan, you can have a great impact on your teammates.
A good teammate does more than work on serving, passing, and hitting - she considers the importance of being a good teammate on and off the court. As we head into the final 2 months of this season, challenge yourself to be the best teammate you can be.
1. Be trustworthy.
2. Be encouraging. Fight for and celebrate each other's successes.
3. Be honest and courageous.
4. Remember that your teammates are people too. Value your temamates for who they are.
Enjoy the rest of the season!
Players and Parents:
Other practices are still on unless you have been notified by your coach. If you are not able to attend, please notify your coach. Thank you!
SAJO typically cancels practices/events when the Stillwater Area School District closes due to weather. However, we ask that parents use their discretion as to the severity of the weather and safety of travel. Please communicate to your coaches if you will miss or be late for practice.
We will continue to monitor and post updates on the website if practices or games are cancelled.
We are so proud of our 4 SAJO teams, they showed great skill throughout the day. Our 13-1's team took second place in the 13's division after a hard-fought battle against Lakes 13's. However, they showed great sportsmanship by presenting Lakes with the champoinship trophy. The 14-1's stole the show by winning the entire 14's division! They fought hard against Owatanna and won after an intense third game. Congratulations girls!
SAJO would like to thank everyone for an amazing Border Battle tournament this year. Teams, parents, and volunteers, you all helped make this a great success and we greatly appreciate it!
Check out our Facebook page for more tournament photos.