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#29 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all and hope you all had a great Mother's Day Weekend. 

We had Claire Salness graduate on Saturday from college and then Mother's day on Sunday. All 4 kids and husbands were here at our house this weekend from Eugene, Sherwood, Washington, and Sitka, Alaska. Alot of fun!


1. Great news!  All 3 16's teams will get to play this Saturday at the Hoop in Salem. 

2. We have jerseys for all kids to get by for this weekend.

3. We need everyone to be sure and order the long sleeve jersey for the power league on May 22 and 23.


4. We will work on specific teams this week at practice. 

5. Practice for Tuesday is the same as last week. We have some kids going to 2 practices. 

6. Alternates: We only need a few kids to complete the teams. Unfortunately, most of the alternates we do not have space for at this time.

We wish we did have space for everyone.

You can email Salness or we will email you. We may need practice players.



Tuesday         4-5:30 pm    16's-2 and 18's-2          Sunset plus the same ones from last week.

                        5:30-7 pm    16's-1 and 16's-3          All other 16s kids--same as last week

                        7-8:30 pm    18's-1                             Same as last week. 


                        5-6 pm         16's-2 vs 18's-2

                        6-7 pm         16's-1 vs 16's-3

                        7-8 pm         18's-1 vs other practice kids and coaches.

Thursday       Same Practice Schedule as Tuesday

If you have any questions email  Salness 




#28 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all.   

Things are moving forward in a very positive way. Right now we need to order new jerseys for this season. You will do this online and we hope you can do it in the next 24-48 hours so we can get them delivered to you on time for Power League in 2 weeks (May 22, 23).


We work with a company, Gear Up.


We have a specific website for you to order on. Players must order the featured long sleeve purple jersey. It has to be a new one as we will need to move players around from time to time from teams including 16's-18's. 


We have the numbers  1 to 70 reserved so that when you order the number comes off the choice list and then we will never have duplicates (Hence we can move players around). 


1. Order a new purple long sleeve jersey. Approx $30

2. If you want to be a Libero you will need to order a pink jersey (same size and same number).

3. Players/parents/grandparents can also order anything else off the site for your own personal use. 

4. We will practice next week, Tuesday, Wednesday (games), and Thursday. Specific groups will be listed for each practice. This list will come out by Sunday night.

Again, here is the Gear Up website.

If you have any questions email  Salness 




#27 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all.

The good news is that Washington County is still in "High Risk". Which means 50 people in the gym.

All things with ABC Apollo club are a go. 


1. Players must bring back the WAIVER and the Covid Statement sIgned by player and parents to Thursday practice. So when we ask the Covid Question... we are asking for the information on the form and we keep that on file.


REMEMBER SAFETY  is the MAIN GOAL. IF you are not FEELING Well--Stay HOME.


2. Practice is on Thursday, May 7 (Just longer). We are asking the kids who went to 2 practices to do the same as they did on Sunday. We are looking at making teams by this Sunday and then practicing with your team next week. 


3. ALTERNATES: We will know by Sunday who is going to play and if and which alternates we need to add back. Sorry for the delay for the alternates... we just want to be sure who is IN and who is OUT. Then we can add players where needed. 


4. We have a policy that all players play in every match, so if we make teams and you say YES, your kid will play in every match (exception--if there is a 3rd Set--coach may just play the kids who are playing the best during that Match.) That is why we never carry more than 12 kids per team. 


5. See the practice schedule on the last Announcement  #26 (Below). Practice next week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A tournament for the 16's-1 and 16's-2 on May 15  in Salem at the HOOP. (16's-3 is on the waitlist). 


Have a great day and see you all on Thursday.


 If you have questions--email Salness.



#26 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021



Hello to all,

I had the opportunity to coach a tennis tournament all day yesterday at Lake Oswego. Beautiful day. Now it is another beautiful day we are back to volleyball and club and practice.


1. We have heard back from almost all the players with invitations. We have practice today to further set up potential teams.

After today we will start inviting back the alternates where we have spots.


2. Alternates--WE need you to email Salness ( ) if you would be interested in accepting an invitation that will come out after Monday if we have openings. Remember the $300 will NOT be deposited until you are Invited and you and your parents accept. The check will be nonrefundable once you say yes.

NO PRACTICE FOR ALTERNATES TODAY, we will contact you when we have a spot.


3. All $300 checks have been deposited yesterday/Saturday after we received the email for the acceptance from the players/parents.  These are not refundable. (we need to pay CEVA, Coaches, Insurance, and rental fee for Church) We will not have another payment due until we see what will really happens with CEVA and Washington County. We will adjust the fee when we know the next step.

We are looking to extend our club season to the end of June to include more matches ( with local teams) and adding back the Power League that CEVA has stated they are going to reschedule. 


4. Practice today, Sunday 2-5. (time slots see below) The schedule for the next 2 weeks is listed below, confirmed by the church.


5. Note:  No Tuesday Practice. The Church has an "Art Show"  in the gym for the K-3 and they display their projects.



Sun    May 2               2-3 pm          18-2 and 16-2.   Sunset kids plus other kids

                                     3-4 pm          16-1 and 16-3.   All other 16s

                                     4-5 pm          18-1. and we will bring in other kids

Thur   May 6              4-5:30 pm      18-1 and 16-2

                                    5:30-7 pm      16-1 and 16-3

                                    7-8:30 pm      18-1

Tue    May. 11.        Same as May 6

Wed.  May 12.        Scrimmages/Games 5-8:30 pm     ABC vs ABC

Thur.  May 13.        Same as May 6

Sat.    May 15.        16-1 and 16-2 Tourney..... (16-3 on a waitlist)

If you have any questions,


#25 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all,


We had a great week and now we have the opportunity to INVITE players and families for ABC Apollo 2021 Season.


1. We will list the players who are being invited and then we will also list some alternates who will be asked to join the club if we have room. The kids have all been great, but unfortunately, we do not have room to keep/invite all the kids at this time. 


2. If you are INVITED, we need you to talk to your parents and accept the Invitation and then know that we will deposit the check for $300 

The $300 will be NON-REFUNDABLE. 

We will not deposit any checks for any “alternate “ until they have been invited and accepted a spot on a team.


3. You have 24 hours to accept and you must email Coach Salness by 10 am Saturday morning at and accept the invitations.   If it does not work for you, we understand, and then we will invite one of the alternates. 

If we missed your name, please email Salness. (there are a lot of kids!)


4. We will have practice on Sunday, May 2 at Prince of Peace and then again on Thursday, May 6.


Sunday, May 2             2- 3 pm             Sunset kids plus other kids (we will contact you)

                                                                 18-2 and 16-2

                                        3- 4 pm            16-1 and 16-3 (remaining 16's)

                                        4- 5 pm            18-1's

Thursday,  May 6        4-5:30 pm         Sunset teams plus other players--TBA

                                        5:30-7 pm         16-1 and 16-3 

                                        7-8:30 pm         18-1


INVITATIONS for 16's teams (3 teams TBA. You could be on any of the 3 teams)


Armstrong L.           Atkins S.           Baldress, M.         Baltran, S

Bates, C.                  Chand. G.         Constans. T.         Guitar. A

Hertel. O.                 Libby K.            Lindauer. T.          Meyer. F

Merriweather A.     Micic. S.           Mitchel, A.            Murphy A

Nelson. G.               Okuda M.         Piasky. M.            Rajan.  R

Rickman  I.              Rodriquez A.    Thomas D.           Nakouka B

Young. N.                Robbins L.       Hill T                    Brown  E      


Alternates. to 16s Teams

Ban. R                     Batista, Y.         Gonzalez. A.         Hegde, N

Huffstler M.           Manu, A.           Sollante, B 

Nanal, A                 Etienna. K.    


INVITATIONS for 18s teams (2 teams TBA)


Anderson K.           Babia. k.            Barber. S.              Bolton K

Carder. J.                 Mclaine A.         Erickson O.           Evers E

Guitar. K.                Huffstelter R.    Hymas A.              Kirschman  A

Nedialkova. M.      Records. J.         Hankel  S.              Redding K

Saadat. R.               Spirling. S.         St John J.               Thakker.  N

Ton.  C.                    Younger  B.       Campero.  A.        Hill T

Summerville A


Alternates to 18s Teams

Mannhalter T.         Riminez L.     Viduya K


Remember to email back by Saturday morning at 10 am, with "Yes" or "No Thank you".


Lad Salness

ABC Apollo


#24 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all,

All new information will be posted by 10 am on Friday, April 30 and you can respond "Yes" or "No thank you" by 10 am Saturday morning.

If you have any questions, email me at


#23 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all. 

Well, Covid continues to make things harder to have a normal club volleyball season.


With our #1 goal for the safety of players/parents/coaches and combined with the recent elevation of "Extreme" classification for 15 counties, ABC Apollo has decided NOT to participate in this weekend's Power League Tournaments. 


1. So.....NO Power League for 16's and 18's May, 1 and 2.

2. We are NOT going to deposit the $300 until we get a clear picture of the next step for Oregon and Covid. 

3. We plan on continuing the process of ABC Apollo Club practices for this Wednesday and Thursday for 18's and 16's. 

4. By Sunday, May 2nd,  we hope to have a plan in place for the next step for ABC Apollo and the recalculation of the costs for ABC Apollo Club. 



April 28     Wednesday    

                        7-8:30    18's practice (for all non-Sunset players)

April 29     Thursday    

                        4-5:30    Sunset practice for 16's-2 and 18's-2 

                        5:30-7    All other 16's Players....16's-1 and 16's-3

                        7-8:30    18's-1 (all non-Sunset players)


If you have any questions,


#22 ABC Apollo Volleyball 2021


Hello to all.

Wild and fun times. Time to get started with teams and tournaments.


1. Exciting week for ABC Apollo. We will make teams, for this weekend, and get to play in tournaments.

2. We are willing to make a third 16's team which means that none of the kids that were at practice last Tuesday and Thursday will get cut. We are looking to have 11-12 kids on each 16's team. All players will play in every match (with the understanding that if a match goes to 3rd and deciding set that the coach will play the kids who are playing the best that day in the deciding match). 

3. Due to the fact that we did not play in the "Qualifying Power League Match" (earlier this month), all power league teams were dropped by CEVA to a lower ranking. The good news is that we should be able to win a lot of matches on our way to regionals. 

4. We are looking to confirm that players/parents are ready to move forward and we will deposit the $300 when player/parents confirm commitment. (this Tuesday, April 27)

5. Practice dates and times are listed below.

6. Be prepared to say YES to playing on a team. The exact teams are not completed until we get a final commitment. Players could also move teams.

7. Upon your committing, we will deposit the first check for $300. This will be a non-refundable commitment. 

8. We will have 3 separate payments for ABC. We will not accept any payment early and when we get them they will be non-refundable. 

      Payment 1...... April 28th......$300. (We already have the check on file)

      Payment 2.......May 6th.........$300 

      Payment 3...... May 18th.......$300 (this could be adjusted to a lower amount).

9. Also we are all dealing with Washington County and "High Risk or Extreme Risk". ("High Risk" means that you can have 50 people in a gymnasium/court at a time. "Extreme Risk" means that you can only have 6 people in a gymnasium/court at a time) With this situation that is why we are only accepting payments in time blocks and also they are non-refundable. 



All practices at Prince of Peace Church. YOU MUST HAVE UPDATED CEVA MEMBERSHIP!

Tuesday, April  27    

                5-6:30  ALL Sunset Kids--16's and 18's.... and a few others that we will text. 

                             This will be ABC Apollos 16's-2, White and ABC Apollos 18's-2, White.

                6:30-8  ALL other 16's who were at practices last week Tuesday/Thursday

                             This will be ABC Apollos 16's-1, Purple, and ABC Apollos 16's-3, Black.

Wednesday, April 28

                7-8:30.   ALL of the 18's (non-Sunset kids). We will need to make a few cuts in this group.

                               This will be ABC Apollos 18's-1, Purple.

Thursday, April 29

                4-5:30.  All Sunset kids 16's and 18's

                5:30-7.  All other 16's who were at practice last week, Tuesday/Thursday

                7-8:30.  All of the other 18's kids.

Saturday, May 1. 

               Power League for all three 16's teams. Location TBA

Sunday, May 2

               Power League for both 18's teams. Location TBA

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at