Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What are some of the key dates associated with the Andover High School volleyball program?
    Fundraising and Volunteer work is ongoing. Watch the “Volunteer Sign-Up” page for volunteering opportunities.

    The official season begins in mid-August and, more often than not, ends with a trip to the state tournament in November. The banquet is typically in mid-November.

    Andover Spring training and Summer camp events are held in June and July respectively. Individual training can be acquired year round through various JO programs listed on the North Country Region Link, or, through various athletic training organizations such as Velocity. Visit the “Useful Links” page for more information.

  • What costs should I plan for during the season?
    The below list is to be used as a guide for planning purposes only. Each season will vary.
    Andover High School Registration Fee: Fees and payment deadline are set by the School District, information can be found on the Andover High School Website
    Night of Parent Meeting (Tryout Week):
    -Fundraising: Each athlete will have a portion of their fundraising amount collected in check format to guarantee the value of fundraising cards/raffle tickets that are signed out to them. Depending on the year and fundraising plan, this can range between $150-$275. The full value of the check written can be recouped when the athlete sells through their fundraiser(s). Checks are held to allow for a fundraising grace period to minimize any personal impact to families. Dates will be communicated at Parent/Athlete Meeting in August. Questions can be directed to avbbooster.president@aol.com
    -Extra Gear:
    -Practice Shirts
    -Knee Pads
    -Extra Spandex (optional)
    -AVB Gear (optional online store)

    SuperFan T-Shirts: Each year a new SuperFan shirt design is unveiled that fans wear to games. Shirts typically cost $10-$12 each

    End of season banquet (November): Tickets to the end of season banquet celebrating the athletes and season are available mid-late season and typically run between $20-$25 per person

    Team and Individual Pictures: Professional pictures are taken early in the season and are available in a variety of package options from the photographer. Order forms will be sent home with the athletes.

  • What is the 30 Hour Initiative?
    The 30 Hour Initiative is a program that fosters team building and helps support the program via fundraisers. Each player, and her respective family/friends, are encouraged to donate 30 hours of time toward the program.
    Time is awarded through any of the activities associated with the program such as attendance at Booster Club Meetings or working at any of the various fundraisers or concession stands.
    The players are responsible to both sign in at events to log hours, and, verify that the hours posted on the web site’s “30 Hour Initiative” page are accurate.
  • What forms must be completed to compete?
    All forms required by the MSHSL and Andover High School are located on a link located in the “Player registration Requirements” page.
  • How do I know if there is a special event or game date?
    Game dates are located in the “Rosters and Schedules” page. The links are sorted by the specific team.
    Special events are located in two places. The “Andover Volleyball Home” page has a .PDF file of the events calendar located under the News and Information section. The “Events Calendar” page also lists each event by date.
  • Who makes up the Booster Club?
    You do!
    Parents and friends of the Andover Volleyball program are encouraged to help us support and cheer on the Huskies. Meetings are usually held at Majestic Oaks during the first week of the month – watch our site and event calendar for exact dates each month.
    At the September or October Booster meeting four executive positions are voted on for the next school year – those positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
    The Booster Club’s purpose is to maintain the success of the Andover volleyball program by facilitating fundraising events benefiting the program.
    What are the Booster Club’s Responsibilities?
    – Player/Parent Communication
    – Budgeting Expenses and Revenues
    – Fundraising, Fundraising and Fundraising
  • What scholarships are awarded by the Booster Club?
    Currently the Booster Club awards two $500 scholarships to Seniors planning on attending college.
    An additional two $500 scholarships are awarded to alumni currently attending college classes.
    Application forms are located in the “Scholarship” page. The annual completion of the 30 Hour Initiative weighs heavily on the awarding of the scholarships.

  • Are my donations to the Andover Booster Club tax deductible?
    Yes! The Andover Volleyball Booster club, thanks to Dean Husfeldt, has secured a Federal 501 status allowing anyone who donates goods or services to the volleyball program the opportunity to claim their donation as a tax deduction.

  • Who should I contact if there are additional questions?
    Feel free to contact any of the Booster Club executives if you have further questions. Email addresses are located on the “Booster Club” page.

  • How do I make a donation to AHS volleyball through Thrivent Financial?
    See the link on our Home Page to the Thrivent donation opportunity.

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