Volleyball is offered to students in 5th-12th grade . Our regular season will run from (approximately) August 15 – November 1.
Required Equipment: Each participant will be required to bring their own volleyball, kneepads, tennis shoes, water bottle, and appropriate practice attire.
Practices: Teams will usually practice or play a minimum of 3 days each week and will refrain from holding practice on game days. Practices will typically be held in the morning at the West Bend YMCA, typically from 6:30 to 8:00 AM.
Games:– We anticipate the teams will play 8-15 games at locations throughout the greater Milwaukee/S.E. Wisconsin area. Game schedule will be posted on our website as games become available at …
Tournaments and Travel: We will participate in a number of local tournaments. We do not plan to participate in activities that would require overnight travel/hotel stays for grade school teams. Members of the high school teams may participate in one or more tournaments that require an overnight stay.
Absence from Team Activities: Players are expected to support their team throughout the season at both practices and at games. Unexcused absence will result in reduced playing time.
Competitive Level: All teams will be competitive in nature, and the coaches will encourage each team member to display excellence in both their character and perform at a high physical level of skill. While all players will not receive equal playing time, a strong effort will be made to play each team member at every game.
Team Selection: Individual team assignments will be designated by the coaches after the registration deadline. The coaches, working in harmony with the board, will make every effort to uphold organizational goals and Christian standards in these determinations.
Character- Players are expected to exhibit Christian behavior and attitudes as they strive to glorify God through their witness both on and off the court.
Level of Experience-
Grade school: Prior participation in organized basketball is not required or expected
High School: Prior participation in organized basketball is very helpful, but is not required
All Teams: A willingness to learn and improve, as well as a sound work ethic is a prerequisite for participating
Parent Requirements: We expect our parents to participate in our organization by striving to act in a Christ-like manner. Additionally, our organization is made up entirely of volunteers (including our coaches). It is critical to our organization’s success that parents give of their time and talents by proactively volunteering in WCHSA planning, programs, coaching, and activities.
Number of Players: Each team will consist of 7 to 10 players. We must have a minimum of 7 players to constitute each viable team.
Commitment to Spiritual and Physical Youth Protection: WCHSA will make every reasonable effort to meet each player’s spiritual and physical needs. Some of the ways we hope to accomplish this are by:
- Interviewing each coach and requiring that they express a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior
- Requiring at least two board-approved adults at each practice session; for boys, at least one of which will be an adult man – and for girls, at least one of which will be an adult woman
- Encouraging appropriate attitude, behavior, and actions during all practices and games
- Discouraging spectators from attending practice times to reduce player distraction and allow players and coaches to better focus on team objectives