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mOcean Volleyball Club Parent Meeting Information: November 2014
Club Introductions Josh Rohlfing – Club Director Club Coaches consist of current and former SOU players and high school coaches
What mOcean offers Highest level coaching in Southern Oregon and Northern California Experience and success at all levels of coaching, Middle School to College Coaches with high level of playing experience Resources for all coaches in the club to improve their skills and knowledge base A proven history: More than 30 athletes that have been members of mOcean or the Southern Oregon Volleyball Club competed on college rosters during the last decade and currently there are 16 athletes on college rosters.
What will your Daughter get from club? Improve their overall volleyball skills Improve their knowledge about the game of volleyball Have targeted instruction to improve the skills they are interested in learning (skill specific training) Make new friends that share a common interest Have an opportunity to travel and play clubs from across the west coast
Club Philosophy We are dedicated to developing volleyball athletes throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California through a commitment to: – Highly skilled coaching – Dedication to player development – Ability to work with athletes at all skill levels – Responsive to parent and team desires
Club Philosophy: Player Development We focus on the big picture when working with athletes and look to develop a whole player (based on position) who can have success in the short term, while not sacrificing the future. – Learn Offensive and Defensive Systems – Teach skills that focus on doing it “the right way” – Being part of a team
Club Philosophy: Playing Time There are two conflicting school of thoughts that we attempt to balance (all playing time is contingent upon athletes attending practices, and having a positive work ethic) – All athletes need to have court time to have the opportunity to develop as a player. All athletes will have time on the court during pool play – Athletes who are better should get more time on the court and others should work to earn time on the court During Bracket play, the athletes that will enable the team to win, will be given more playing time.
Club Philosophy: Parent and Athlete Concerns This is the expected communication chain – Athlete talks with coach – Athlete and Parent talk with coach – Parents Share concern with Club Directors Other Items – Talks with coaches need to be scheduled – Will not occur without 24 hour notice
What Regional Travel Team Includes 4 Travel Tournaments (Portland ~ Bay Area ~ Reno ~ Spokane) 2 – 3 Local Tournament (Grants Pass – Ashland) 1 -2 practices a week (Held in Ashland – Central Point Area) – When getting ready for larger tournaments, and if gym space is available, there may be extra practices added Uniform: Jersey and Spandex Coaching from a single coach for the duration of the season and a dedicated assistant coach
Season Length Travel: – Practices will begin the first week in January (possibility of last week in December) – Tournaments will start in mid-January (MLK Weekend) – Season will run into April – Tournaments will be on major holiday weekends MLK, President’s Day, and possibly Spring Break
What Local Team Includes 4 – 5 Local Tournament (Grants Pass – Ashland) 1 -2 practices a week (Held in Ashland – Central Point Area) Uniform: Jersey and Spandex Coaching from a single coach for the duration of the season
Season Length Local: – Practices will begin the first week in January – Tournaments will start in mid-January (MLK Weekend) – Season will run into mid-March.
Club Costs Costs cover: – Coach salaries – Tryout and Evaluation Registration cost – Uniforms – Team Registration – Training Costs (Coaching and Coaching related materials) – Registration for tournaments – Tournament sanctioning – Facility usage – Equipment – Gym Insurance – Administrative costs
Other things to consider Other costs to take into account with participating on this type of team: – Travel to and from tournaments and lodging costs – Pay for coaches lodging at tournaments – Share in duties at tournaments (duties will be covered @ parent meetings for Travel teams) Teams will work together when formed to set up team expectations for travel
Practices Times for practices can vary widely, but the club works to set certain limits. – Practices will not start earlier than an hour before the end of athletes’ school day. – All effort will be made to have practices not run later than 9:00. Typical practices times are 6:00-8:00 and 7:00-9:00 during weekdays and afternoons on weekends. Practice times will vary in length depending on age. – Older athletes will have practices that run in length between 1:45 and 2:15. The days will vary with an attempt to avoid late on Friday and Saturday nights and early on Sunday mornings.
Practices All will be done to minimize the impact of practice location and time, however there can be no guarantees made about practice location and times. Limited gym space can lead to situations where athletes will be asked to practice in a city different than the one in which they live. Parents should plan for club season as if they will never have the opportunity to practice in their home city.
Local Tournaments Tournaments will typically begin in the early a.m., (between 8:00-9:00), and run the majority of the day (ending at sometime between 3:00-7:00.) They can be on either Saturday or Sunday. Athletes are expected to stay for the duration of the tournament and expected to stay and complete all team duties: this usually includes officiating after the team has finished playing. Athletes need to stay at the facility and eat at the site.
Travel Tournaments Athletes are expected to arrive in the city where the team is playing the day before the event. Like local, they are expected to stay with team during the playing day. Travel Tournaments will be multiple day, between 2 -3 days.
Tryout Process Evaluations will be based on: – Skill – Position – Knowledge of game – Athleticism – Attitude and Coachability