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Our Coaching Philosophy

  • We believe our young players gain confidence and a love for the game through positive feedback from parents, coaches and other players. Skill level develops at different rates for kids, but effort and having fun can always be achieved. We try to always provide positive feedback for effort.

  • We believe in trying to make practices fun while providing the practice and instruction that they need to improve. We’ve found that kids expect and respond to well-structured, organized practices. Attention span is often limited with some age groups, so we will strive to keep them moving and active. However, they need to learn to listen and pay attention during practice. Developing patience is a big part of the game of volleyball.

  • Teamwork and developing friendships is an important part of any team sport. We always tell the players how important it is for them to support each other and to always be positive towards their teammates.

  • Competition is an important element of any sport and as kids grow they naturally become more competitive. We don’t talk to the kids about “needing to win a game” or “how important it is that we win". We feel our role, and that of the parents, is helping the kids develop the ability to deal with competition in a healthy way. Effort and attitude is our focus. If we can achieve that, then chances are we’ll win the number of games that we are capable of winning.

  • When we show respect for everyone involved, especially through competition, it helps to build integrity throughout all aspects of their lives (especially through adversity). This includes respect for officials, other teams, their coaching staff, and parents.

  • We will work on teaching fundamentals and skills during practice... but believe the game is their time to play. We will give instruction during the game if we feel it will help with their performance during the game, but in general we want them to enjoy the game. We don’t think any of the kids want to be told what they did wrong during the game and hope as parents you will do the same. Strive to make them feel good about their contribution. Our goal is to have every child feel that they played a great game that day.

Player Expectations

  • Have fun and always give your best effort. No complaining! NO DRAMA ALLOWED...

  • We expect players to always show respect for the coaches, parents, and other players on the team.

  • Spend time outside of practice playing volleyball.

Parent Expectations

  • Be on Time! Please get your child to practice and games on time. We know this can be difficult at times and impossible at other times but it’s really hard to conduct practice or get ready for a game when players show up late. If you know your child will be late or won’t be able to make it to a practice or game, please let your coach know in advance.

  • During games we ask you to refrain from being on the team sideline. We need to keep the team sideline clear so our players can stay focused.

  • Be involved! Play volleyball with your child. Repetition is crucial for skill improvement. There simply isn’t enough organized practice time for our youth. They need to work on the skills they learn during practice at home as well.

  • Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and
    officials at every game and practice. Please cheer for your child during games, but keep from yelling
    instructions to them. Remember this is their opportunity to enjoy playing in the game... Much of the
    fun is lost if their dad/mom is always yelling instructions. Be positive and support the whole team.

  • If you have a specific problem you would like to address (other than playing time), please bring it to
    your coach's attention (or one of the Club Directors). Do not discuss it with others on the team or especially in front of your daughter. If the
    player has a problem then she needs come to the coach first to resolve it. We want our players to be responsible!

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