Impact Volleyball Club Information 2014 - 2015

 

Length of the 2014 Season: The girls 13U - 18U season is 8 months long beginning the first week in November and runs through early to mid June. The girls 11U - 12U season is 6 months long beginning the first week of November and ending in April. The boys season is 8 months long beginning mid September through the end of February and then resumes in mid May through June. Impact volleyball club caters to the multi-sport athlete. We do our best to accommodate families as to not interfere with school sports.


Practice locations: Accelerated Center which is located at 1900 Old Willow Road between Shermer and Patriot Roads in Northbrook, IL 60062. Teams also practice at Springman Middle School, located at 2701 Central Road in Glenview, IL 60025. Practices are generally twice a week for 90 minutes during the afternoon to evening hours. Weekend practices are generally early morning to mid afternoon. Schedules are subject to change due to tournament and practice cancellations or additions. 

 


Transportation: Players must provide their own transportation to and from practices and to and from tournaments. Car pools are suggested especially on weekends we have a tournament.


Tournaments: Girls 13U - 18U Impact teams will participate in a total of 12 tournament dates These tournaments include 8 (13U - 18U) power league tournament dates and 4 (13U - 18U) independent tournament


Girls 11U - 12U Impact teams will participate in a total of 9 tournaments dates. These include 8 power league dates and 1 independent tournament. *Teams can elect to continue playing through June with the extended season option. This option would include 3 additional tournaments.


Boys teams will participate is 12 tournament dates on the season.


Tournaments are either played on Saturdays or Sundays. Some of the power league dates and 2 day tournaments are on both Saturday and Sundays. Most Tournaments are no more than an hour away. Impact teams have played in Niles, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Palatine, Aurora, Elgin, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, and Palos Heights to name a few.


*Teams may also elect to participate in additional tournaments, out of state regional qualifiers, or the AAU National Tournament in Florida for an additional fee. (Teams earning a bid at a regional qualifier must play in the USAV national tournament).


Players will suit up for all games. Tournaments start early in the morning and may go till late afternoons. There may be several games where players are asked to officiate, act as line judges and keep score. Some facilities allow players to bring food while others require players to purchase food from their concession area. There is limited seating at these facilities so it is recommended that you bring your own chair. Players and parents will be notified of tournament cancellations, schedule changes and tournament information. 


Training Rules / Sportsmanship: Athletes may not consume alcohol, drugs or use tobacco products. Good sportsmanship is also required of each athlete. The athlete and her parent/guardian must sign the Junior Membership Application Form and turn it into the club director. Unsportsmanlike celebrations and taunting will be discouraged during games and corrective action will be taken. I encourage your child to be humble in victory and congratulatory towards the opponent in defeat.


Game Uniforms / Apparel: Game uniforms, and apparel will be provided by Impact Volleyball Club. These items are included in the club fees. The coach will arrange the sizing and ordering of the uniforms which will include a jersey and warm-ups. It is suggested that the players keep a separate pair of athletic shoes just for volleyball tournaments and practices. Shoes should have strong lateral support and feel comfortable.


Practice / Game Play: Every player will receive equal time and attention in practice sessions. Practices will focus on the development and refinement of volleyball skills and knowledge of volleyball plays and strategies. Playing time in games will be determined by work ethic, skill, commitment, coachability, behavior, and knowledge of the team’s offensive and defensive systems. Improvement of skills, effort, intensity, and teamwork will be stressed in practice and games.


I know at times it is tempting to “coach” your child from the stands at the games. This can only lead to confusion on the part of your child during the game. We ask you therefore to refrain from “coaching from the stands”. In addition, we encourage you to cheer in a positive manner and we ask you not to criticize the game officials.