CELEBRATING OUR 29TH YEAR
Training Programs and Teams
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TOURNAMENTS THIS WEEKEND updated 06.01.16
Tournament information for Muncie,IN and Columbus,OH is available on the June Calendar. See link at top of page.
Good luck to all of our teams playing this weekend! Play your BEST!
Link to directions to play-sites for Munciana tournament have been added to the June Calendar.
EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Great time had by all in Pittsburg this weekend! Heading into day 3 we have three teams still in the hunt for gold (ftwayne terrell,ftwayne naThalang,ftwayne hampton) and two teams in silver (ftwayne dircksen,ftwayne minnick).
FW dircksen and FW minnick both won the silver division of their respective age divisions. FW terrell and FW hampton finished 9th overall in their respective age divisions. FW naThalang finished 5th overall in their divison. Fun weekend. Thanks for the great effort, hard work, and sportsmanship by all!
SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
THE BIG SPIKERS:
Starting this Wednesday May 25th we will begin four week training sessions for 9/10/11/12 year olds with beginning to intermediate experience. The total cost for 4 week session is $50 and due on the first session attended. Registration is done on site and can start on any given Wednesday in May or June. The summer program is renewable (following each 4 week session). Players and their friends need to arrive 10 minutes early. Each session will run 5:30-6:45pm on Wednesday (one day a week). Skill work will include passing, serving, attacking, and positional training. All sessions will be held at the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club Training Center located at 5335 Bass Rd. (behind the Pointe Church). Location is only minutes from Jefferson Pointe Shopping.
Coach: Brigitte Slack - Head Youth Trainer for the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club.
Four week sessions (renewable). Players can start on any Tuesday and then continue for a total of four sessions. These training classes are for players who will be in grades 8/7/6 in the Fall of 2016. Open to all players from in and around the Fort Wayne area. Designed for those with 2 or more years of volleyball experience with a strong desire to excel and a willingness to work hard and improve. Skill work includes passing, serving, attacking, and positional training. Starts on June 7th and meets weekly on Tuesday’s from 5:45pm-7:00pm. Cost: $50 per four week session. Fees are payable in full on the Tuesday start date of your choice. All registration is done on site prior to your first session. Practice is held at the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club Training Center located at 5335 Bass Rd. (behind the Pointe Church).
Coach: Tony Terrell - Club Director/Founder
PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS:
Lessons are one hour in length and scheduled at a time convenient to the player and instructor. Cost will vary depending on number of players in the session. Topic and skill is by request of player/parent. Adrienne Dircksen, a 19 year veteran with our program is the clubs Head Instructor for private lessons. She is assisted by additional qualified Fort Wayne Volleyball Club Head coaches. Please refer to link at top of page for additional information and cost.
Lead Private Lesson Coach: Adrienne Dircksen - 19 years with the Ft Wayne VBC program
Here is information for you to pass out at school and to your friends who are interested in learning more about the skills of VOLLEYBALL ....
Good luck to FortWayne-Slack, playing this weekend at a two day tournament hosted by Team Indiana.
Play your best and leave it all on the court (effort and determination)
Congratulations to FWdircksen, and FWterrell for their first place finishes along with FWhampton on a second place finish at Anderson College Tournament last weekend. All teams participating represented our program with positive sportsmanship and solid team play. Great job teams.
Congratulations to FWsquibbb for their second place finish at Spike Challenge Tournament last Saturday in Fort Wayne. Solid play from 9:00am until 4:30pm.
NEW FLOOR TAPE
Many thanks to Dom and his floor crew for their great job of replacing the floor tape on all courts over Spring Break. Looks great!
Just received the news that Greg Roth passed away yesterday. A long time official in our area who worked IHSAA and the USAV/AAU/JVA club seasons. Greg's kindness and integrity made him a gift to our sport. His love of the game and commitment to youth sports will always be remembered. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
Birthdays can be so much fun....even when you are not young. Many thanks to all the players and coaches who helped make last Thursday the 18th a very special day for me. So much fun to celebrate with our club at the end of practice. Special thank you for the cake, cupcakes, and thoughtful gifts. Tony
Volleywear for all of our parents available for sale at all practice sessions. New T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and 1/4 zip fleece now available. Support our teams by wearing the official FWVBC volleywear to all club events! [Player long sleeve cover-up T's coming soon!]
Amy will continue to update and send out emails via our Constant Contact CC account (be sure to notify Amy if her emails are not arriving in your mail box (or junk mail).
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.
OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE
Little Spiker training teams
Still time to sign up. Our youngest program for elementary school (grades 4/3/2/1) still has limited openings. Formation of teams is based on current strength of skill (from no experience to some experience). Program meets on Mon/Wed from 5:30-6:45pm at the Fort Wayne VBC training facility located at 5335 Bass Road. Open monthly memberships are still available for the 2016 season (January-April). If interested please contact Amy (see link at top of page) to check on availability prior to submitting payment or paperwork. Still time to join!
Welcome to all of our returning players/parents and all of our new players/parents. As we enter the first week of our 29th season, it is our hope it will be the BEST. There will be questions that for the most part will be answerable by your coach. Amy Hipskind, our communication director will also be a valuable resource, along with Tony Terrell, club director. Some, but not all answers can be found directly on the website.
Player/Parent Contract, Liability, and Medical release forms should be filled out and turned into your respective coach sometime this week (USAV and JVA). Link to these forms can be found below.
All T-shirts in the glass cases are on sale for $5.00 during the month of January. Get one before they are all gone.
If you have not received the weekly club emails ("super-insta-formation"), then let your coach know asap!
Looking for 2-3 parents interested in heading up our Spike Challenge tournament concession stand. Please let Amy know if you are interested in helping out on Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm.
"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...."
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. Tournament billing to players will not be adjusted due to weather conditions.)
FORT WAYNE VOLLEYBALL CLUB
P.O. Box 5754
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46895