You Should Know
The Club was formed in 2007. This will be our 12th season.
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
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.
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.
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 are generally held twice a week (Sunday afternoon
and one weeknight) beginning January 3 and continuing through late April or
early May. Practices will be held at The Greene Center on Kidron Road.
Attendance at every practice is not absolutely required, but it 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
Each team will compete in approximately eight tournaments
(including regionals). Tournaments are held on
Saturdays or Sundays and are scheduled by your coach. It is strongly
recommended that you not miss more than one tournament. Tournaments generally
begin at 8 or 9 a.m. and generally end sometime between 4-6 p.m. Most will be
scheduled within 90 minutes of Wooster. Tournament schedules should be posted
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 12 and under and 18s. which has no school limitations).
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 hours, give or take.
If you are listed as an alternate, dont
despair, many alternates have joined the team and become very good players.
Alternates are listed alphabetically on the website, but if you want to inquire
about your status, you may e-mail John Finn (email@example.com).
Depending on the number of players who try out, there will
be 16-18 players selected in each age group (8-9 in 17s and 18s). Individual
teams may be listed that night, but more than likely all 16-18 players will be
listed in one group with breakout sessions to follow in November.
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.
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, thats really up to
Expectations: What we expect from
players and parents
A positive and supportive attitude on and off the court.
Negative attitudes will not be tolerated.
Support for ALL coaches and players, not just your daughter.
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).
Timely drop off and pick up of your daughters (coaches
cannot transport players unless it is an absolute emergency).
Presence at tournaments and staying to help officiate the final match of
Finally, please refrain from negative comments about
officials, players, parents, or coaches outside the confines of your own home.
total fee to be paid directly to the club for the season is $700. This includes
court fees, tournament fees, coachs stipends, and
related expenses. This does not include registration fees ($62) and
uniforms (two jerseys, a pair of spandex, a warm-up top, and a ball, totaling
approximately $125). Taken together, you can expect to pay roughly $900.
While this may seem expensive, it is far less than most other clubs, some of
which charge $1,000-$2,000 per player or more.
with two daughters playing will receive a 50% discount off the second player.
Families with three girls playing will pay for only two.
When you accept the invitation to play, your $250 first payment
is required. After that, the fee schedule is as follows: Jan. 1 - $250, Feb. 1
- $200. Players who miss the payment dates risk suspension from practice and
If you could use some assistance with your fee, please
contact Mike Crawford, and he will be happy to provide guidance that will be
If you have a balance from previous years, YOU CANNOT PLAY
until that is taken care of. Likewise, if you miss a payment, you could be
subject to suspension until the fee is paid.
- Uniforms, balls, and other accessories will
be ordered after teams are established. Details will follow.
The girls will have an opportunity to sell Butter Braids and
Cookie Dough in November. Details are on our website. Questions?
Contact Mike Crawford ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Martys Studio will be taking team and individual photos in
January. Everyone will be photographed, but there is no obligation to purchase
These photos will be placed on our website, so if you dont
want your daughter on the site, request that two photos be taken one with your
daughter and one without.
There are many challenges in running a program, including (1)
Finding good coaches; (2) Finding 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
Mike Crawford (email@example.com/330-749-7713)
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.