History

               The Club was formed in 2007. This will be our 12th season.


Mission

                To provide quality off-season instruction in a positive, nurturing, and competitive environment. You can expect your daughter to be treated with dignity and respect, and we would expect the same from her (and you). There will be times, however, when coaches will be direct and constructively critical, especially when effort, desire, and sportsmanship are lacking.


   Identity

                 The Kidron Volleyball Club has evolved from a club that simply provided opportunities to play to one that has become very competitive at all levels.

                 We seek to give our players an opportunity to compete at a championship level. There will be a mix of American and Regional teams this year.


   Teams

                 We expect to have 8-9 teams this season (two 13s, two 14s, two 15s, one or two 16s, one 17s, and one 18s) this year. This may change according to how

                 many players accept or decline our invitations, but it will likely not expand because of limited facility availability.


   Season

                  Tryouts are held in early-to-mid November. Teams are selected and announced several days after tryouts. Practices begin in early January. Tournaments run

                  from late January to mid-May.


   Practices

                  Practices are generally held twice a week beginning early January and continuing through late April or early May. Practices are held at The Greene Center on

                  Kidron Road. Attendance at every practice is not absolutely required, but is very strongly encouraged. If you are going to be late, please do not rush. There will

                  be no punishment for late arrival, but please try to be timely in picking up your daughter after practice. Our coaches are required to stay until the last girl has

                  departed, so please be prompt, so they are not asked to stay an extended period.


  Tournaments

                 Each team will compete in approximately eight tournaments (including regionals). Tournaments are held on Saturdays or Sundays and are scheduled by the

                 team coach. It is strongly recommended that you not miss more than one tournament. Tournaments generally begin at 8 or 9 a.m. and end sometime between

                4-6 p.m. Most will be scheduled within 90 minutes of Wooster.


                Tournament schedules will be posted on the club web site as soon as they are available.                          


   Selection of Teams

                 Players are selected on the basis of their ability, attitude, and work ethic. No more than three players from one school may be on the same team (except

                12s and 18s. Strong consideration is given to selecting players by position, so that both the player and the team will benefit.


                 Once you are selected, you have 10 days to respond (although you are welcome and encouraged to reply sooner). You may not be pressured in any way.

                 If you accept our offer (or another clubs offer), you cannot play for another team. The Ohio Valley Region will not allow it. Your choice is binding. If you quit

                and try to catch on somewhere else, both the player and the club that takes her on are subject to sanction.


                 When Will I Know?

                           Teams should be posted within 24-48 hours, give or take.  This greatly depends on coaching decisions, the number of players trying out in a given age

                           group and how many teams the club feels it can field.  If you are listed as an alternate, don't despair, many alternates get selected.  Players tryout for

                           multiple clubs and if they receive more than one offer, they must choose one club and decline an offer from another.


   Playing Time

                Our motto on playing time is Representative, but not necessarily equal. Everyone will play in every tournament, but some will play more than others. J.O.

                is a competitive endeavor, and its not fair to the players or coaches to set up a rotation that is less competitive. In most cases, players can expect a minimum

                of three positions/rotations per set.


   Playing Up

               Generally, we advise players to play in their own age group, but there are some players whose best interest would be served if they played up, so we do

               allow and even encourage that in certain situations. 

 

   Expectations: What can I expect to get out of this?

               Three things:

               (1) Your skills will improve through instruction and on-court experience.

               (2) Your court sense and general game knowledge will also improve, thus better preparing you for your school season.

               (3) Intensity and a winning attitude will be encouraged, but, of course, that's really up to you


   Expectations: What we expect from players and parents

                (1) A positive and supportive attitude on and off the court. Negative attitudes will not be tolerated.

                (2) Support for ALL coaches and players, not just your daughter.

                (3) Willingness to help out when asked (although parents are not allowed to help at practices or tournaments unless they are IMPACT

                        certified and registered with the OVR).

                (4) Timely drop off and pick up of your daughters (coaches cannot transport players unless it is an absolute emergency).

                (5) Presence at tournaments and staying to help officiate the final match of the tournament.

                (6) Finally, please refrain from negative comments about officials, players, parents, or coaches outside the confines of your own home.


   Fees

                You can find club fee information on our Club Fees page.


   Uniforms and Balls

                  Uniforms, balls, and other accessories will be ordered after teams are established. Details will be posted on the web site and/or emailed directly to players

                  and parents.


   Fundraising

                  The girls will have an opportunity to sell Butter Braids and Cookie Dough in November. Details are on our website. Questions?

                  Contact Mike Crawford ( kidronvbc@gmail.com )


   Photos

                  Marty's Studio will be taking team and individual photos in January. Everyone will be photographed, but there is no obligation to purchase the photos.


                  Team photos will be placed on our website, so if you don't want your daughter on the site, request that two photos be taken one with your daughter and one without.


   Challenges

                  There are many challenges in running a program, including

                          (1) Finding good coaches

                          (2) Securing practice facilities

                          (3) Keeping costs affordable

                          (4) Making good decisions about personnel

                          (5) Assuring continuity and harmony among players, coaches, and parents

                          (6) Assuring a good experience for all involved.


                          Please do your part to help us make this work


   Contacts

                   Mike Crawford (mikec@unitedtitanium.com/330-749-7713)


   Communication

                   Most of our communication will be handled online, primarily through our website (www.kidronvbc.com) or via e-mail.

                   Please check this site often for scheduling updates, changes of location, practice schedules, and cancellations due to inclement weather.

                   Coaches are also likely to set up a group text for players and parents.