Kidron Volleyball Club: Things You
The Club was formed in 2007. This will be our eleventh
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.
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
expect to have 12 teams (two 12s, three 13s, three 14s, two 15s, 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 by mid-December.
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.
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.
should be posted within 24 hours, give or take.
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
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.
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.
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.
What can I expect to get out of this?
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 you.
What we expect from players and parents
positive and supportive attitude on and off the court. Negative attitudes will
not be tolerated.
for ALL coaches and players, not just your daughter.
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).
drop off and pick up of your daughters (coaches cannot transport players unless
it is an absolute emergency).
at tournaments and staying to help
officiate the final match of the tournament.
please refrain from negative comments about officials, players, parents, or
coaches outside the confines of your own home.
The 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.
Families 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 tournaments.
If you could use some assistance with your fee, please
contact Jay Haver, 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 can be ordered online.
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
Sheri Finn (email@example.com).
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.
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
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.