Dundee Varsity Volleyball 2012
Coach: Lindsay Powers 734-529-7008 x3401 email@example.com
Player Name: Jersey # Grade: Position
Angel Noworyta 1 12 MH
Sydney Holland 2 11 DS
Kendra Scheich 3 11 Setter/RH
Cassidy Kopka 5 11 OH
Kelly Scharboneau 6 12 OH
Lexi Alvarez 7 10 OH
Allison Salenbien 8 12 Setter/RH
Hannah Rose 9 10 MH
Mariah Reinhart 10 12 DS
Danielle Ouellette 12 11 DS
Kali Campbell 15 12 DS
The Dundee program is completely dedicated to providing its athletes with the technical, tactical and physical training to reach their highest possible potential. We will strive to help each and every player regardless of age or ability to achieve maximum performance. Only by constantly testing our limits can we truly find our potential. This is the true measure that separates greatness from mediocrity and determines who will be the Champion and who will fall short. Champions are not always the winner of the final match. But their effort and commitment to themselves and their teammates is the ultimate Gold Medal.
We want our athletes to understand what the term COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE really stands for. That it is not a part time endeavor to be turned on and off depending on the mood or feeling of the day. We also want them to understand what it means to be a part of a team and what the word TEAMMATE really stands for. A group of people who share a common goal together and the members of that group understand and agree to make the sacrifices necessary to make that goal become a reality. These people learn that individual needs are put aside for the good of the team or the team is destined for failure. We also know that individual glory takes a backseat to team success every time. Being a part of a team and making the sacrifices and commitments to help that team achieve success is possibly the greatest single lesson to be learned from athletics. It is truly a selfless commitment rather than a selfish one.
Once a player enters high school the clock is running on whether that player is going to develop into an elite level player/athlete. The training and competition is accelerated and each player starts to develop their own personal goals. Players at this age must start to develop an independence of purpose and decide why they have chosen to participate in such a demanding sport. It is crucial that players start to learn the difference between internal and external motivation.
When players join our program it is important that they understand what the expectations are for them as well as for their teammates. You will find specific rules and guidelines a little further back in this manual, but this section will deal in general terms. First and foremost we expect each player regardless of age to come into the gym with an open mind, a willingness to learn and to be taught. We are a teaching program and are constantly asking each athlete to refine or change their techniques to allow them to become better players. Players must be patient and give the training time to help them. Being coachable is listening to instruction and making eye contact when spoken to as well as acknowledging any instruction when the situation calls for it. It is simply good manners that at times seem to get lost. We also expect players to hustle and do their best at all practices and competitions.
While being dedicated to improving their own skills, players must also develop a parallel commitment to their team and teammates. We spend a great deal of time and energy emphasizing the importance of team goals over individual needs. Being a great TEAMMATE is what every player should strive to be. Attitude, commitment and dedication are the cornerstones of any successful program and for the players.
The arena of athletics is often toughest on parents. It is hard to sit back and watch someone you love so much struggle to succeed and at times fail. More and more it appears that parents will do almost anything to prevent their children from encountering failure of any type. It seems we have forgotten that how we handle the struggles encountered during the journey are more important than reaching the destination. The one thing we must remember is that success in athletics is not a sign of self worth, but more often a sign of self effort. With parents, teachers and coaches emphasizing hard work, dedication and self sacrifice, we instill in our children qualities such as leadership, character and self reliance. We want our players to develop the ability to figure out how to get the job done and do it well in the process. As was mentioned earlier, the failure isn't in getting knocked down, but rather in refusing to get back up. From the parents we ask for cooperation on the following issues.
1. Avoid approaching a coach at a tournament or after a game about playing time. If you have an issue we ask that you wait 24 hours and then call and speak to us. We will be more than happy to schedule a meeting with you at a later date. Communication is expected to be honest and respectful with the coach, student-athlete and parents. The communication steps are to first encourage the student-athlete to communicate with the coach regarding the issue. If the issue is not solved, then the second step is for the parents to communicate with the coach with the student-athlete present. The third step is for the athletic administration to meet with the coach, player and parents to discuss the issue. The goal is to have the student-athlete advocate for his/her issue and to build communication skills, as well as character.
2. Please practice good sportsmanship at all competitions. Public criticism of the officials, coaches or other players will not be tolerated. We realize there will be times when the intensity is high and the competition is fierce, but we ask you to refrain from any outburst that will embarrass you, your daughter or the volleyball program.
PROGRAM RULES & GUIDELINES
1. Practices are mandatory and we expect all athletes to attend practice unless they are ill or have a scheduled conflict. If you are unable to attend practice you will be sitting out for ½ of a game. All players are strongly encouraged to attend every team practice, scrimmage, match, tournament, and other team activities, including team dinners and fundraisers. The only way to truly be a TEAM is if all players are committed to all team activities. Absences are strongly discouraged due to the fact that it disrupts the team, team chemistry, practice drills, etc. Injured players are expected to attend practice.
2. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco have no place in athletics. They are also a crime and will result in dismissal from the program.
3. Academic Requirements/Eligibility, refer to the handout for details. There is a minimum amount of time that a student must attend class on game days.
4. We will be organizing fundraisers throughout the course of the season. We ask that all parents and players be involved in these events in some capacity.
2012 Dundee Vikings Record
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