SPORTS Youth Volleyball: FAQs

VOLLEYBALL 2014

 

Fishers-HSE Recreational Youth Volleyball is open to girls who live in the HSE school district in grades 4-8 for the 2014/2015 school year.

Registration:

  • Registration for volleyball is open May 1-May 31, 2014.
  • Note: Enrollment numbers are limited per grade.  Once the enrollment numbers have been met per grade, enrollment will close and all others will be placed on a wait list.
  • We encourage you to enroll early!
  • Our numbers must be capped due to the limited court space the schools have available for our volleyball league.  Cost: $90 (4-6th grade)  $85 (7th & 8th grade). This covers a uniform jersey, officials, trophies & medals, custodians, facility fee, insurance, website etc. 

What does it take to be considered fully registered in our program? 

1. A paid registration form through SPORTS…either online or in person at the office.

2. A uniform jersey size included on your registration form. Sizes do run small.  We recommend ordering your jersey one size larger than your daughter normally wears in clothing.  There are samples in the SPORTS office to try on and we recommend you do so.  

 

Divisions: Players may only play in one division.  Please read over the options listed below.

4th, 5th, & 6th Grade REC Volleyball

  • Is open to girls who will be in 4th, 5th & 6th grade for fall of 2014.
  • Teams will be capped at 9 players per team to allow more playtime.
  • The rec division is great for beginning level players at all ages.
  • Enrollment numbers are limited per grade due to available gym space at the schools.
  • Once our enrollment numbers have been met per grade, all others will go on a wait list.
  • We encourage you to register early.
  • See practice and game info listed below.
  • All players should receive equal playing time.

7th & 8th Grade REC Volleyball

  • Is open to girls who will be in 7th and 8th grade for fall of 2014.
  • You do need to register and pay even if you are trying out for the junior high volleyball teams.
  • If you make your junior high team, a full refund will be given to each player.
  • If you do not make your junior high team, you will be registered for 7/8 rec volleyball.
  • Enrollment numbers are limited due to available gym space.

5th & 6th Grade Competitive Volleyball 

  • Is open to girls who will be in grades 5 & 6 for the fall of 2014.
  • The Competitive division is for girls who want a more challenging volleyball experience. Players will learn rotations and positions.
  • The Competitive teams will compete with each other during the season.
  • The Competitive teams will be evenly divided by skill and age.
  • These girls will have to attend mandatory evaluations before being placed on a Competitive team…more info listed under evaluations.
  • Teams will be capped at 9 players to allow more play time.
  • These girls will only play on a competitive team, they will NOT be on a Rec team.
  • All practice and game information is the same as rec…listed below.

Evaluations

  • Only girls interested in trying out for the Competitive teams need to attend.
  • You do need to be registered with SPORTS prior to evaluations for insurance purposes.
  • Evaluations are mandatory…..no exceptions.
  • The players will be evaluated on overhand serving, setting, hitting, passing, court awareness and ball control.
  • Players will learn rotations and positions.
  • Evaluations will be judged by the High School volleyball coaches.
  • Dates: Wed. May 28th – 5th grade check in at 5:45, evaluations for 5th grade 6:30-7:30pm.  Check in for 6th grade at 7pm, evals from 7:30-8:30
  • Thurs. May 29th - 5th grade check in at 5:45, evaluations for 5th grade 6:30-7:30pm.  Check in for 6th grade at 7pm, evals from 7:30-8:30

 

Uniforms:

  • We will be using the same style uniforms from last season.
  • Sizes due run small.  We recommend ordering your jersey one size larger than your daughter normally wears in clothing.
  • There are samples in the SPORTS office to try on and we recommend you do so.  

Time Commitment:

  • Our season starts Saturday, August 9th and finishes on Saturday, October 18th.

Group practices:

  • Will be on Saturday, August 9th & August 16th
  • Practice may be scheduled anywhere from 8 am -6 pm.
  • Location……TBA

Team Practices:

  • Team practices will be once a week….Mon-Thurs.
  • Location…TBA
  • Time frame…younger teams will practice 6:30-7:45 pm & older teams will practice from 7:45-9:00 pm.

Game Dates:

  • All of our games will be on Saturdays.
  • First games start on Saturday is August, 23rd & finish on Saturday, October 11th.
  • Your team will have one game per week.
  • Game times will vary weekly.
  • NO GAMES on Labor Day weekend.

Tournament Dates:

  • Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18th.
  • All of our teams will participate in a tournament at the end of our season.
  • Which day or days your grade’s team will play will be announced later.
  • Thursday and Friday’s games will be in the evenings.
  • Saturday’s games will be during the day.

Coaching 

  • We have approximately 46 teams that need coaches each season.
  • We cannot run our league without our wonderful volunteer coaches.
  • Please consider coaching your daughter’s team or team up with another parent and coach together.
  • We are making it easier to coach this year by capping the teams to 9 players in grades 4th-6th…much easier to figure rotations and play time.
  • Coaches may not request any players for their team other than their own daughters.
  • The goal of our league is to encourage the development of all of our players.  
  • Our focus is not on winning. All teams will be placed in the tournament based on a blind draw, not their record.
  • No experience is need to coach.  We will train you at our coaches meeting in August.
  • EXCEPTION: Competitive coaches do need a prior knowledge of volleyball. These coaches will be selected by the volleyball board.

REFUND POLICY 

*A full refund minus the $25 SPORTS Office fee will be given to any player who drops  

  out while registration is open (May 1-31, 2014). 

*No refund will be given after registration is complete.

*Exception: 7th and 8th graders that have made their school team will receive a full 

  refund.