Recently, we received this unsolicited email from a former player. Encouragement comes in many forms but always at the right time. Hope you enjoy the share:
“I really just wanted to say thank you; thank you for pushing me to play at such a high caliber of ball, and making me believe that I could do it. The type of ball that I played under your supervision was the most fun I’ve had playing my entire career. You pushed me to run a fast offense, you made me believe that I could do it. You pushed me to stay fit and to hold myself to a level of self-respect that I never would have thought I deserved, and you showed me that it’s okay to be better than what everyone else thinks you can be.
I never thought coaching could play such a key role in someone’s ability to perform, but boy was I wrong.
I hop you light a fire in new players every season that you continue to coach, and that you continue to push people to reach and break the boundaries that other have set for them.” (11/3/14 ~ “TJ, a junior in college”)
We have been so fortunate to work with extraordinary young people from great families. Thank you for the privilege of working for and with you…and thank you to the amazing person that wrote to me.
Practice is schedule tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Schofield MS.
We have elected to keep the registration open for the duration of the month to assist families trying to balance an already crowded budget during the holidays. Please contact us with questions.
Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts and facility availability, we have cancelled the remainder of the dates for December MS Clinics. Please contact us with any questions.
The schedule has been posted and each team’s progress can be followed via Advance Event Systems online or via an app on your smart phone.
Please note the Royal team will begin play at the Next Level Sports facility. You will find the address here.
We need your help…please and thank you! Due to the schedule, we are asking that any parent that plan to attend consider volunteering to work with our coaches to facilitate meals for the teams. Ideally, each team would have a parent coordinate restaurant selection, order taking and placing, money collection and food delivery (if necessary). Each team will play both an AM and PM pool. Transportation to/from playing sites combined with limited food choices make it very important each team have parental support regarding meals. We appreciate your help. Please communicate directly with your team’s coach if you can help.
We will begin practices next week. Please make sure that online registration is completed. The first official team function will be Monday, December 8th. We will have Beach workout at Sunset Park. Please wear warm, layered clothing. Also, please bring running shoes.
Brief overview of week 1
Monday, December 8
3:30 – 4:30 PM Beach workout at Sunset Park
Tuesday, December 9
6:30 – 9 PM Practice at Schofield MS
Thursday, December 11
6:30 – 9 PM Practice at Schofield MS
All teams will participate in pool play followed by a playoff bracket.
Our next Beach workout is Monday, December 8 beginning at 3:30 PM. We only have one scheduled beach practice this week due to the indoor practice schedule. Please plan to attend. Remember to dress in warm layers and bring running shoes.
We will begin to overhaul and update our calendar so that it includes all of our programming on one document.
We will host our annual Cookie Share on December 18 immediately following each group’s practice. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. We will provide milk and cups! Tis the season…
Click “view” beside “2014/2015 Developmental Program Teams”.
“Add” boys or girls depending on the gender of your child.
Follow the online registration prompts to complete online registration.
The following forms are stored within the online registration system and can be downloaded, printed and uploaded into your online profile: a) Individual Membership form b) Medical Release.
Once you’ve registered you may need to log back into Active system to view supplemental forms and complete uniform information form. Select “MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT HERE” from register page to actively view and manage your online profile.
Please complete online registration by end of business on Friday, December 5.
Please contact Coach Rios with any questions or for assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you to all the wonderful athletes and families that joined us for tryouts this week. The Developmental program will be an enormous success thanks to you!
Please note that we are committed to providing an enriching, positive experience for every athlete that joins our volleyball family. It is possible that we may make adjustments to rosters and teams as practices continue. Below please find the teams as of 12/03/14:
BOYS – BLACK
GIRLS – RED
GIRLS – ROYAL
We will open registration tomorrow (12/04/14) at Noon. We ask that every athlete register online by Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5 PM OR contact Coach Rios (email@example.com). Registering and/or communicating directly with Coach Rios will confirm your place in the program.
**If we have missed you or you do not see your name, please contact Coach Rios immediately.
We hope everyone enjoyed a long, holiday weekend and spent time celebrating their families. We certainly celebrate and are enormously thankful our volleyball family!
Tonight…Tonight…Tonight….Join us tonight for night one of our tryouts for Developmental teams.
Both tryouts will be held at Schofield Middle School (8625 Spencer St., Las Vegas).
Tryouts will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
Tryouts are free.
The first tryout is Monday, December 1 and the second is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3.
We need for all athletes to complete their online registration so we can begin the process of tournament entry and uniform ordering. Please contact Coach Rios with questions or concerns.
Please review the Beach workout calendar and begin attending. Please remember to wear layers for warmth, bring running shoes and bring socks you don’t mind wearing in cold sand.
Attendance is mandatory. When an issue arises, we expect (at the very least) that each athlete will communicate with his coach via telephone, not text. We cannot achieve our goals and improve without everyone’s attendance. We understand illness. The calendars are posted months in advance to assist with planning. Ours is a consummate team sport and the whole is decidedly dependent on every individual. Coaches will strongly consider attendance with regard to playing time at tournaments.
We elected to not make attendance at beach workouts mandatory yet we are investing in the enhancement of our athletes via this new area of programming. We strongly urge that all athletes attend all beach workouts for December and January. We have taken attendance at every session thus far. Coaches will be encouraged to consider attendance at beach workouts when allocating playing time at tournaments. Please remember to wear layers for warmth, bring running shoes and bring socks you don’t mind wearing in cold sand.