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USA Volleyball national office is located in Colorado Springs, Colo.
USA Volleyball is the national governing body for the sport of
volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation
International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic
vision of USA Volleyball is to be acknowledged as the world leader in
volleyball. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity
for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans -
endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels
of the game.
OVR provides opportunities for our members to participate at local,
regional, zonal, and national competitions. Our large and active
membership (14,000+ for the 2009 season) grants us the flexibility to
offer exceptional opportunities such as holding both Adult and Junior
Regional Championships in a metropolitan convention center. We also
sponsor High Performance teams for elite juniors and coaches who wish
to excel and to challenge their abilities at a highly competitive level
of play. The OVR offers many educational avenues to our members who
wish to become more effective club directors, coaches, officials, and
clinicians. Beyond those immediately tangible benefits, we cannot
ignore the physical fitness, health, and social opportunities that our
lifetime sport provides.
Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has specific rules that
athletes and coaches must obey. One stipulation is that no more
than three players from the same school where there is interscholastic
volleyball competition may compete on the same Junior Olympic
team. If a school does not have interscholastic competition, than
this rule is exempt. An example would be an elementary
school. Coaches may not coach athletes who played volleyball for
the same school program in which they coached during the previous
season. High School coaches are permitted to coach jr. high athletes from their program. Jr. High coaches are permitted to coach athletes from their high school program. Additional rules can be found at www.ohsaa.org
2001, Rick Carter, Nikki (Taylor) Etzler, and Todd Henkle established Grandlake
Volleyball Club with 4 teams. This year's club for 2012 has 43 teams, ranging from 12
to 18 year old teams.
PURPOSE OF GRANDLAKE VBC:
Mission of Grand Lake Volleyball Club is to provide quality coaching
and the best possible learning environment to teach our community of
athletes the basic fundamentals of the game, the desire to compete at
each age level, the discipline it takes to be an athlete, along with
the importance of sportsmanship.
Grandlake Volleyball Club is directed Todd Henkle
and Lisa Thobe.
GRANDLAKE VOLLEYBALL PRACTICES:
Practices will be
held at various sites throughout the local area. Some schools are very
generous in providing the club with free gym use. A few schools require
a modest fee to rent the gym. Regardless of which gym, all practices
sites will be left clean and trash free. All players and coaches
will treat the facilities with respect. There will be zero tolerances
towards any destruction within or outside of the premises.
Rules for practices:
1. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled practice time. This will allow for a warm-up time for the athlete.
It is recommended that each athlete bring her own water or drink to
practice. Glass containers are positively not allowed! Players are
asked to bring their own towels.
Athletes are required to call their coach if they are unable to
attend a practice or if they will be tardy. THIS MANDATORY. The
player must give the reason. Each player will be given a phone
chain and are expected to use it. Practices will usually only be once
or twice a week so plan on attending them. They are very limited.
All athletes are required to set-up nets, poles and accessories
prior to their practice. Each athlete is required to assist
in putting away all equipment. Players are not allowed to leave
the premises until their coach releases them.
Practices are the time to learn and improve on skills. There will
be no horseplay or goofing off during the scheduled practices. It is
the responsibility of each player to work hard, work with teammates and
to be coachable.
All practices are closed to parents / guardians except the last ten minutes of
It is the responsibility of the parents to have the players
arrive at the appropriate time and to pick-up the players up at the
stated time. Parents please be on TIME. Coaches will not leave
until all players have left.
8. Coaches will notify the players if a practice needs to be cancelled.
tournaments will be held within a 2-hour drive. Open teams may be
required to stay over at a couple of tournaments. At a stay over
Parents will be required to be chaperones. Coaches are not required
to. 12ís will play in 5 tournaments and all other teams will do 6
tournaments and open teams may do 6 - 7 or more. Most directions to playing sites are available at the Ohio Region Volleyball website www.ovr.org.
Rules for the tournaments:
on time. Usually 30 mins. Prior to the first match. Your coach
will tell you when you need to be there. Coaches will usually receive
tournament information 1 to 2 weeks ahead the playing date.
2. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from each tournament.
Players are encouraged to bring water, drinks, snacks, and food to
tournaments. Most sites have concessions available, but some do not.
Coolers ARE NOT ALLOWED in school facilities.
4. Bring shoes, both uniform tops, and all proper attire thatís needed.
5. Call your coach if you will be late or unable to attend a tournament!
All players are responsible for cleaning up their area before leaving!
Players will not leave until their coach excuses them.
7. All athletes are required to be score keepers , line-judges, and down
TIPS ON BEING A GOOD SPORT PARENT
FROM: MABLEVALE YOUTH ASSOCIATION
and work with your daughter. This creates quality time for both parent
and player. This will help your daughter improve and the better she can
play the better she will like sports.
involved with the program. Help volunteer with the field prep,
scheduling, scorekeeping, umpiring, and fund raising, clean up at
tournaments, etc. Everyone can find a place to help.
up for the games and practices. The most irritating are the parents who
never watch a practice or attend meetings and (therefore never
understand a coaches philosophy) but will be the first to question
(yell) a coaches decision during a game.
create pressure. Just about every father dreams of his son becoming a
major league star, but they are only young and deserve to enjoy the
game as youngsters. Donít expect more than they can deliver, give
positive encouragement. Be there for them when they will need you.
the rules. This is one of the most important things the players should
be learning. If you donít agree with officials, keep it to yourself.
Honor your coachís discipline rules.
fun. This should be a positive experience for everyone. Winning is
nice, but losing is inevitable. Being a star is fun, but being a bench
player is just as important.
is a normal result of competition. No one likes to lose, but the nature
of a team sport is that one team always loses. Teach your daughter that
she didnít lose, but the team lost. They lost to a better team that
day. Next time may be different.
coaches have different philosophies. Some believe in having players
play every position, some believe to play just one position to become
good at that one position. Some coaches place more emphasis on winning
(which is by far more fun to be winning). Some coaches will play
everyone and some just a certain amount of time. Remember your coach is
working for the love of the game and the players, so let him coach.
Donít argue in front of the players and criticize in the background if
you think your daughter is being treated unfairly. As parents, it is
natural to be protective, but most coaches are not discriminating. The
important thing is not to make an issue in front of the players, they
are learning to work as a team and to respect authority and experience
a team concept.
program only gets better if you volunteer. One of the biggest irritants
we see is those who will not give their time, but are quick to
criticize. If you canít be part of the solution, donít be part of the
guidelines must be read and followed by all players, coaches and
parents who are associated with the Grandlake Volleyball
club. Any questions or comments should be directed to Todd Henkle.
1. Playing time: Our philosophy is ď if you pay, you should
playĒ. The amount of playing time is positively NOT GUARANTEED at all.
Each coach should make every attempt to play every player during pool play
in all tournaments. Equal amount of playing time will never
happen and itís the coaches decision who plays when and how much. Factors that
may decide playing time: the players skill level, attending practice regularly,
attitude, the players positions, notifying coaches of absenteeism, late payment
of fees, not being a team player. Our goal is to
have your daughter play the position in club that she will be playing for her
school team. If you as the player or
parent feel that this is not happening then you should first talk to your coach
and then the Club director.
2. Practices: Each
player is paying for instruction and the opportunity to improve their
volleyball skills. Club level teams will practice once or twice a week
and open teams two to three times a week. Each missed practice is
costing the player valuable instruction time and hurting the team
concept as a whole. Open team players are required to attend practices
and all tournaments. All open players will need to make a personal
commitment to their team, the club and their coach. A few
exceptions for missed practices are grades and school functions, family
issues, medical reasons.
shopping, nap time, ďdatesĒ are all unexcused. All players will have a
practice schedule at least a month in advance to make adjustments. Any
player that persists in missing practices will have limited playing
time during tournaments and will not play next year!
Practices are where the individual skills, fundamentals, team playing
The use of any illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products is strictly
prohibited for any player of Grandlake Volleyball Club.
Consequences for breaking this rule will be determined by the
Team selections: Try-outs will decide what players will be on which team.
Players that have coaches on the Grandlake staff will get priority over an equal
player from outside of the staff. Example: a coach from Parkway has 2
players and there are 2 players from Indiana and they are equal in skill, we
will keep the Parkway players over the Indiana players since they have no
coaches on the Grandlake Staff. Our coaches are coaching to help improve
their own volleyball program. All players are welcome to try-out and are
eligible to play in our club. It is recommended that players attend both
try-outs. The coaches will decide which players are to be put on which
team. We will try to make adjustments for players from the same school to be on the same team if possible. For car pooling purposes, players must notify the coaches at the try-outs if this is an issue.
Each player is responsible to call their coach if they are going to be
tardy or unable to attend a practice or a tournament. This is
mandatory! Coaches need to know how many players are attending a
practice. Players need to call as soon as possible or at least 1 Ĺ
hours prior to their scheduled time. Practices may be unproductive if
only 3 or 4 players attend.
Players, Coaches and Parents are to act in a sportsmanship manner to
all opponents, coaches, other parents and officials. Players and
Parents should show respect to their coaches. All are representing your
high school, community, family and our club.
7. Lines of communications:
problems or issues or questions on improvement about yourself or team
should be addressed with the athlete and the coach first. Open
communication between the coach and the player is top priority.
2. If a problem still exists, then the player, parent and coach should schedule an appointment to discuss the matter.
3. If the problem cannot be resolved, then the athlete and parent should schedule an appointment with the director. (Todd
parents and coaches will discuss issues in an adult respectable manner.
Under no circumstances will any verbal abuse be allowed. Club
ball should be an enjoyable experience for the players and
coaches. If any parent verbally or physically attacks a coach,
daughter will be immediately dismissed without a refund and will not be
eligible to play next year.