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The team Tournament schedules are now posted to website (see link above). Club fees are past due at this time. Players with unpaid fees are placed on an inactive list (not permitted to practice or attend tournaments) and are reactivated once payment is received. Please use PayPal for all late payments (this activate player within moments). Paying late fees through standard mail will delay the return to active status. Your coach will be notifying you if fees are unpaid. If you have any questions on billing invoice and club fees, please contact Steve Hinton (contact information top of page).
Tournament information for FW-NaThalang for this Sunday and FW-Nidlinger for Saturday (both teams in Indianapolis) will be posted to website, forwarded by coach, and sent via email directly to parents by Amy as soon as we have access. Please report player absence from practice directly to your coach via text (contact information top of page). Players who miss practice and do not notify their coach will be placed on inactive status after the 3rd time. Do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions/concerns. Website contact information (above) has been updated. Thanks for your positive support and commitment to the club......... Tony
Rosters have been updated. Tournament schedule is still being fine-turned. January playdates have been posted on calendar. Reminder that all "scrimmage time" "after school" event dates are open to all players (club, non-club, other-club). Club fees are due January 1 (extended until the 10th). Fixed fees are due at that time and should be mailed in, deposited in the drop box by office, or processed through our PayPal site (do not give to your coach.) Checks or Money Orders only, no cash. The new MATH remediation/help sessions begin next week. Details posted to January Calendar. Openings are available on the following teams: first/second grade - 3 openings; third/fourth grade - 1 opening; fifth/sixth grade - one opening. Senior/Junior - one opening (must have two years or more of high school varsity level experience). Contact Amy Hipskind for additional details (contact link above). All teams begin training beginning Monday or Tuesday of next week (see calendar for exact times and dates). Happy New Year! See you next week . . . . Tony
NEW MEMBER INFORMATION REQUEST posted 12/29/16
Does the possibility of being a part of the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club interest you?
If you are currently not participate with our program in the 2017 season and would like to find out more information in our program offerings, then please take time to fill out an information request form. There is no obligation or commitment involved with this form. We will be happy to answer any/all questions you may have.
... information request form.
January calendar is now posted (see link at top of page).
New Information now available on calendar includes: Travel team practice dates; After School Program; Open Instruction with scrimmage, and Scrimmage dates. Addition information is included directly on the calendar dates.
Players should bring signed Parent/Player guideline forms to first practice (see player forms link at top of page for downloadable pdf file of guideline forms).
CLUB PROGRAMS AND OPENINGS
"SCRIMMAGE TIME" (it's so fine!) with club director Tony Terrell: Meets on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm in January at the Historic Park Center Gym (909 East State Street). Our special recipe involves a non-stop activated ball/play format with constant movement. Great chance for game-like play with a small dose of instruction based on specific game situations. A big promise for an exciting chance to play, learn, and have fun.
Cost and registration instructions are available directly on the monthly calendar. Open to all volleyball players (club, non-club, other-club, and anyone else). Prepare to be challenged! Minimum participants: (8). Required registration is completed by texting "SCRIMMAGE TIME - your name and grade level" to 437-0038 between 1pm and 11pm on Tuesday (the day prior to the scheduled session). You will receive confirmation or cancel via text by 12noon on day of session.
"MATH INSTRUCTION/REMEDIATION" PROGRAM: Meets from 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesdays in January. For students in grades 6,7,8,and 9 who would like extra help in General Math/Pre-Algebra/Algebra I. Cost and registration instructions are available directly on the monthly calendar. Required registration is completed by texting "MATH - your name and current math course" to 437-0038 between 1pm and 11pm on Tuesday (the day prior to the scheduled session). You will receive confirmation via text by 12noon on day of session - "CONFIRMED".
"AFTER SCHOOL" VOLLEYBALL TRAINING PROGRAM with club director Tony Terrell: Meets from 4:30-5:30pm every other Thursday in January. For players in middle and high school that want skill training without committing to a week to week regular schedule. Cost and registration instructions are available directly on the monthly calendar. Open to all volleyball players (club, non-club, other-club, and all those interested in working on skill development. Minimum participants: (4). Required registration is completed by texting "AFTER SCHOOL - your name and grade level" to 437-0038 between 1pm and 11pm on the day prior to the scheduled session. You will receive confirmation or cancel via text by 12noon on day of session.
"JAN/FEB SKILL TRAINING" PROGRAM: For players who want to just train one day a week on Sundays. No travel and no tournaments. Team meets on Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm for six weeks starting on Sunday January 8th and runs for six weeks until final meeting on Sunday February 12. Cost of program is $125 dollars. (Discounted for players who participated in our 4 week November Training program - Cost: $100 dollars). Open to all age players currently in grades 10/9, 8/7, 6/5 (if opening available, players in lower grade levels may participate in the 6/5 level).
TRAINING TEAMS: Grades 4/3/2/1 still have openings available. See below for registration forms. Program runs from January - April and meets twice a week on Mon/Wed from 5:45-7:00pm. Please contact Amy Hipskind, Communication Director, for current openings.
TRAVEL TEAMS AND REGIONAL TEAMS: (wait list with exception of those mentioned in random notes above). Wait list is available for potential openings in January. Program runs January - June with teams practicing each week and participating in scheduled tournaments each month. Our original program which began in 1987 and has been developing and training players for the past 30 years. Contact Amy Hipskind if interested in being placed on the wait list for the 2017 season.
PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS: Lessons are one hour in length and scheduled at a date and time convenient to the player and instructor. Topic and skill is by request of the player/parent. Please see link at top of page for additional details and contact information. [PL Director- Adrienne Dircksen]
CLUB INFORMATION REGARDING WEATHER
In the event of bad weather practice may or may not be canceled. If weather conditions in your area prohibit safe travel, players should NOT go to practice. Players are responsible to contact their coaches to report the absence. If coaches are unable to make it to practice, we will cancel the session and post this information to the club website. Posting will be made no later than one hour prior to the start of practice.
In the event weather conditions prohibit players from attending a tournament, they are to call and email (both) their respective coach prior to 6:00am on the day of the tournament to report their absence. Coaches will confirm with the remaining players on the roster, that there will be enough players to compete (we do not want to have less than 6 players arrive in Indy for the tournament and discover they do not have enough players on their team to compete.)
Historically in the past, tournaments have never been canceled due to weather. Teams that can attend are realigned and the tournament goes on. Safety must be taken into consideration when inclement weather occurs. Individual families must contact their coach if they feel that travel is unsafe and they will not be able to attend. (Note: Tournament entry fees are paid in advance and are not refunded to teams who do not attend.)
SPECIAL DECEMBER RACK SALE: All club logo T-shirts on the metal rack-on-wheels are on sale for $5.00 (until gone). Volleywear for all of our parents/players can be purchased at all practice sessions. T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and 1/4 zip fleece now available. Support our teams by wearing the official FWVBC volleywear to all club events!
EMAIL BLASTS VIA CONSTANT CONTACT
Amy Hipskind, Communication director, will continue to update and send out emails via our Constant Contact CC account. Be sure to contact Amy if her important club information emails are not getting to you.
Both Twitter and Face Book are active and running at full speed. Please take time to set your phone and computers up to follow all of the Fort Wayne VBC news on both of these formats.
"The only thing that separates a successful volleyball player from the ones that aren't is a willingness to work very, very hard. We have been producing these type of players since 1987. Over 225 players have gone on to play in college... many more are enjoying the sport of volleyball for a lifetime...."