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Jessica Poelker Libero/Setter Grad.-2015
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TRY OUT DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
15/16's  DATE NOVEMBER 20TH                            TIME:_5:00pm-8:00pm
LOCATION-_OVERLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
                       9225 LACKLAND ROAD
                            ST. LOUIS, MO. 63114
 

(PLAYERS MAY SHOW UP LATE,Please call ahead 314-517-2378, IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GET TO US FROM ANOTHER TRYOUT)

As of the 2011 Season Gateway has instituted a Binding Committment Letter.
     If you have made the team, you will receive one of these at the end of the Tryout. You may:
 A. Accept the Offer-then we will see you at Registration.
 B. Decline the Offer, then we would like to Thank You for considering our Club.
C. Choose not to sign until the 7pm committment time on Sunday Night, (you will need to send me an email, casjpoelker@msn.com by 7pm stating that you accept our offer to Play for our Club-WITH THE COMMITTMENT FORM ATTACHED OR MEET ME, then the email will be time stamped to protect you and the club.) then we will see you at registration.

2011 GATEWAY BINDING COMMITTMENT FORM plus NEW POLICIES

REQUIRED TRYOUT INFO...

2011 Gateway Region Junior Handbook

You MUST submit your Tryout Registration Here......

STC STARS

Team Age Registering for:
NAME PLAYER:
D.O.B. Player :
CELL PHONE PLAYER:
EMAIL ADDRESS PLAYER:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Home Phone:
Parents Names:
Cell Phone Parents:
Email address Parents:
Are you willing to travel out of your county for team practice?
Are you willing to play up an age level?
Do you participate in other sports/activities?
Please list sports/activities you are involved in...
Describe your expectations for playing on a Select Volleyball Club.
List names of other clubs you have played on:
Position:Setter
Left-Side Hitter
Right-Side Hitter
Middle Hitter
Libero/Defensive Specialist
All Around
FUTURE GOALS IN VOLLEYBALL
Spring Break Plans? 15'S are playing in Qualifier 3/18-20 and at Disney 3/25-27th
Please list any Tournament/Practice Conflict Dates you are aware of...See list on Page Below this Form:
Additional Comments:
  

RATE YOURSELF

1 = DEVELOPED
2=SATISFACTORY
3 = UNDERDEVELOPED
SKILLS
SERVING 1 2 3
PASSING 1 2 3
SETTING 1 2 3
HITTING 1 2 3
BLOCKING 1 2 3
SCRIMMAGE 1 2 3
MENTAL GAME 1 2 3
INSTRUCTIONAL 1 2 3
OVERALL GAME 1 2 3

WEEKEND DATES YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR ARE REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION, SO WE CAN SCHEDULE AROUND LACK OF PLAYERS, FAILURE TO REPORT DATES NEEDED WILL RESULT IN  LOSS OF PLAY IN THE NEXT TOURNAMENT ATTENDED.
weekends you need to check are:  
Jan. 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30
Feb. 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Mar. 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Apr. 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/  , 30/ may 1
May 7/_, 14/15, 21/22
 (out of town, likely to be during spring break or Apr/May to prevent any travel issues with snow)
                                                 

POSSIBLE REASONS TO THINK ABOUT:
     WEDDINGS, BIRTHS, BABY SHOWERS, COMMUNIONS, CONFIRMATIONS, OTHER SPORT COMMITTMENTS, 30/40/50/60TH BIRTHDAY PARTIES, VACATIONS, ACT'S, SAT'S, Bar Mitzvah's, ETC............

1st Place Gold - Bloomington, IL 4/11/2010
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How to get a College Volleyball Scholarship - Top 10 Insights from Coaches

Parents often wonder what their child needs to do to get a college scholarship.

After talking to a few friends that coach college volleyball, here are my top 10 insights…

1. Pick a club that will train individual skills. When you play club ball, you should play for a coach that will focus on teaching you individual skills. Individual skills are extremely important and when you visit a college, coaches will look at individual skills.

2. Do something extremely well. You need to develop 1 skill really well. It’s better to be highly skilled at a specific position than to be average at a few.

3. Develop good ball control skills. You want to especially develop your passing movement skills. Being able to serve receive is important, especially if you’re tall, coaches will notice.

4. Be fast. Coaches will notice your speed. Also, make dynamic plays. Coaches want players that make dynamic plays. Coaches want players that make plays when the game is on the line.

5. Attitude. When a coach is recruiting players, they will often watch how players react in certain situations. For example, when things don’t go your way, how do you react? Coaches want kids who get excited about playing well. Coaches want players that huddle up and cheer. It’s important to be a team player, not a team cancer.

This is really important… Every coach is afraid of getting a bad attitude kid. College coaches don’t want to get stuck with them for 4 years. Coaches are careful about not getting a bad apple.

6. When you're visiting a college, don’t have your parents ask all the questions. As a player, when you visit a college make sure you have questions for the coach. Also, be on time for your visit.

7. When you visit a college and practice with the team, be friendly. You need to be friendly with the team because the team will ultimately decide whether or not you come play. If the team doesn't like you, the coach won't want you.

Get connected with the team. Don’t be shy. Don’t be intimidated. Just relax. Don’t think it’s a big deal. Don’t freak out if you make mistakes.

8. When you practice with the college team, don’t be afraid of being overly aggressive. You don’t want to make the mistake of being too much of an observer. It’s time for you to shine.

9. When you email a coach, make it personal. For example, don’t send out a mass email to many different coaches. Each email should be personal. Also, make Youtube videos highlighting your skills.

10. Don’t put incriminating info on your Facebook. Colleges check up on students' non-scholastic activities using Facebook. You could get into trouble posting incriminating photographs online, so think before you post.

Follow the link for more information on how to get a
volleyball scholarship.

http://www.strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com/volleyball-scholarships.html

That's all for this issue.

As always,

Get strong and explosive,

Dennis

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist,
President, Strength and Power for Volleyball LLC
strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com
N - Never
C - Chance
F - Foreseen
S - Success

OPEN GYM POLICY - In conjunction with the Gateway Region's opinion regarding open gym's held prior to tryouts, we will not be providing any open gym sessions.  

Parents and players attending Open Gyms need to understand that Open Gyms are not sanctioned by the Gateway Region and therefore are not covered under the insurance that USA Volleyball provides to the regions. It is important for the parents and players to be informed as to whether the open gym you are attending is covered by insurance. USA Volleyball will not participate in any claims filed for any injury or occurrence at an Open Gym.

Parents also need to be aware that it is against the rules of the Gateway Region for a club/team to ask or pressure a player to commit to any team before 7pm on the Sunday following the official start of tryouts for that particular age group.  Any violations should be reported immediately to Chris Clauss at cmwarner24@aol.com or 636-343-4029.

The club fee for the 2011 season is $550.00. There 2 payment Options to choose from on Registration Night (OCTOBER 26th for the 12/14's; NOVEMBER 23rd for the 15/16's). Club Fees are non-refundable. Players who have not paid up to date will not be allowed to play in tournaments. Further, players who do not pay are, under Missouri and Illinois athletic rules, considered to have received an "extra" benefit - this disqualifies them from playing in high school, as they are then considered to have turned professional. They are thus inelegible for college athletic scholarships.  Gateway dictates that once you sign the Commitment Form/pay fees to a club you are locked into  that club and cannot change your mind. pg- 17 Jr. Handbook, Special Note to Clubs: The High School Associations and NCAA have rules that do not permit letting an athlete play for free, if you charge for your program, or at a reduced rate from what is charged other athletes in your program. Violation of this rule will cause an athlete to lose her/his amateur standing and be declared ineligible for high school and NCAA competition. If you have any questions, contact the NCAA or your state association first!
FYI, when called as an alternate, this means you may not receive an offer to play unless another player tells the coach no. Teams typically carry 8-9 players, alternates added to the team in addition to this number may not receive much play time during tournaments, accepting as an alternate you need to understand this point.
(PLAYERS MAY SHOW UP LATE, NO LATER THAN 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES, IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GET TO US FROM ANOTHER TRYOUT. )

GATEWAY Club Volleyball Information Sessions

NCFS WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
The Gateway Region will once again be hosting sessions in the Fall to help parents/guardians understand the club volleyball process.  This session will include information as to what club volleyball is, if it is appropriate for your son/daughter, how the tryout process works and what you need to do in order to get yourself ready for tryouts and then hopefully the season.

The session will begin with a presentation that will include information on all the topics listed above.  After the presentation and a Q&A portion, then parents/guardians will be allowed to walk around and meet with clubs from their area.  Clubs will include information about their tryouts, how many teams they have at certain age levels and general information about their club.

If you are new to club volleyball, struggled through the process in the past or are just interested in learning more, these sessions are for you!  Each of the venues does have limited space so you will need to send in a registration form. Click here to download the form.

Info Session:
     Sunday, October 10th at Florissant Valley Community College in the Gym – 4-6:30pm

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