Eagle Grove Volleyball 2010
Volleyball Mission Statement
The Eagle Grove volleyball program will promote, in all
members, the attitude, knowledge, and skills necessary to become
responsible, productive team members and citizens.
The Eagle Grove volleyball program is built on the following foundations:
- A strong backbone of a fundamentally sound perimeter style defensive.
- A consistency in skill/attitude development at all levels.
- An aggressive offense built around quick tempo attacks.
- A never-ending desire for coaches/players to become better.
- A combination of having fun and building a winning tradition.
The expectations for all members of the Eagle Grove volleyball program are as follows:
Every team member, while representing Eagle Grove, on
and off the court, will be the proper role model the school and
communities expect. This includes the following:
- Show respect to teammates, coaches, opponents, officials,
and fans. (no inappropriate language, gestures, or taunting of
- Always practice hard with a positive attitude.
- Support your teammates.
- Have fun.
- Winning doesn’t come easy-develop a winning attitude. Winning-Not Whining!
Always be on time and prepared for the activity.
Punctuality is a very important part of commitment. This includes all
team functions-practices, games, bus departures, meetings, and other
team activities. Being late (unexcused) or missing entirely will result
in missed playing time regardless of what level you play. Missing new
concepts and game plans hampers team and individual improvement and
success. After three unexcused absences a team member may be removed
from the team for the remainder of the season. Parents, please notify
the coaching staff way ahead of time if your daughter will be missing a
team function so everyone involved will know if it will be excused or
unexcused. Just because a coach is notified, it does not mean that it
will be excused. The coach will still make the decision. Extra
conditioning will also be required for those individuals that miss, or
are late, for team events.
If you have been to the doctor for illness or injury and
have a note keeping you out of participation, then you will not
practice until you have been released by the doctor, to resume
practicing. This release needs to be in written form. After illness or
injury, individuals may need additional time to get back into game
shape before actually participating in games. The coaching staff will
determine when a player returns to playing in games. If you are out due
to injury, you are still required to be at all team functions as you
are still part of the team. Failure to be at functions will result in
unexcused absences. If you are seeing a trainer or are rehabbing an
injury, please keep the coaching staff informed as to your progress.
Parents, you will be required to sign the release sheet
(a coach or manager will have the sheet), before your daughter can
leave with you after a game. If you would like your daughter to ride
home with someone else, other than you the parent, then you must have
this approved with the school (AD) in advance of the game. Players
should, if at all possible, stay for all the games being played that
day before leaving with parents. Supporting their team is very
important to the team! Riding home on the bus, whether after a win or a
loss, is a time for the players to support their team.
In order for you to earn a varsity letter you must play
in one third of the varsity games, regardless of your role.
Coaches’ discretion on lettering will also be used in individual
cases that may arise during the season. While everyone would like to
play in all games it just will not happen. At the varsity level there
may be some athletes that are dressed on the bench but will not play
during a game. All roles on this team are very important to the
team’s success so please accept your role for the good of the
I believe that building success at the junior varsity
level will lead to greater successes at the varsity level. Athletes
that have the ability to play at the junior varsity level will be
developing team and individual skills, as well as a commitment to
winning. This is a coaching staff decision and may include freshman,
sophomores, and juniors. Playing time is not
required at the junior varsity level but every effort will be made to
get as many athletes into the game as possible and still try to win. Freshman games are played at the same time as JV games. All freshman will play in the match, but not necessarily in each game of the hour long match. Only exception of freshman not playing will be based on injury/illness or disciplinary reasons.
All school policies regarding behaviors and good conduct
will be strongly supported and fully enforced. The coaching staff will
not accept this inappropriate behavior on the court or off the court.
Neither should you!
ATHLETE AND/OR PARENT CONCERNS
If you, as a player or parent, have any concerns during
the season, please go through the proper channels for effective
communication. You, the player, should talk to the coaching staff
immediately if an issue arises instead of letting it go on for a
lengthy time. Parents, please emphasize to your daughter that she
should be the first to try taking care of the concern by talking to the
coaching staff. Communication will take care of most issues! Parents,
please feel free to contact your daughter’s coach if you have any
concerns. We will set up a time to meet and discuss your concern, with
your daughter present. After games is not an appropriate time for talking to coaches about concerns
as some times both sides need to let “cooler heads
prevail.” This will allow the focus of all parties to be placed
on your concern. Please talk to the coach first and try to come to
resolution before going to an administrator who is unaware or
unfamiliar with the concern (proper chain of command). Coaches will be
more than willing to discuss your daughter’s behaviors, strengths
& weaknesses, and ways to help with her improvement, but will not discuss playing time and/or any other player with you. Decisions on playing time, level of play, and positions are left solely to the discretion of the coaching staff.
Parents, we would like to thank you for all you do for your daughters
to allow them to become successful. Your commitment to your daughter
will be remembered for years to come after she is out of school and
done playing sports. Thank you for being part of this program-you all
are very important parts of this program!
Coach McLaughlin & Coach Christopher
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