S Welcome! S Thank you for coming! S We are getting ready for an exciting season! Make sure you pick up… S 1. A folder with the JO volleyball forms S 2. A pamphlet for you to keep or share with others S 3. A clothing order form S 4. Any fundraising forms you are interested in participating in Introducing the coordinators S Alisha Brust – Big Lake JO Coordinator S Justin Larson – Big Lake Assistant Coordinator The Junior Olympic Volleyball Basics S We offer a volleyball experience for girls in grades 4 through 11 S We are sanctioned by USA volleyball (not NFHS) S We are located in the North Country Region The Junior Olympic Volleyball Basics S Our teams practice 1-2 times each week S Each practice is 90-120 minutes long S We play weekend playdates and/or tournaments, which can fall on Saturdays or Sundays Our philosophy S ALL GIRLS WILL PLAY! S There is no such thing as equal playing time! S In grades 4-8, we try to have playing time be as equal as possible. S In grades 9-11, all kids will play throughout the day, but playing time will not be equal. In playoffs, we play to win. Tryouts S Tryouts will be on Sunday, December 7th (backup Dec. 14th) S Grades 4-8 will be from 12:00 to 2:00 S Cuts will not be made! S Grades 9-11 will be from 2:30 – 5:00 S Cuts may be made S Younger athletes can and may be asked to tryout for higher teams (typically 8th graders) Teams we are offering… S 10s (4th grade) S 15s (Freshmen) S 11s (5th grade) S 16s (Sophomores) S 12s (6th grade) S 17s (Juniors) S 13s (7th grade) S *Can have multiple teams in S 14s (8th grade) S 14 - Elite 10s through 14s* S *Team is determined by the single oldest player* How will I find out what team I am on? S We will put the teams on our website… S biglakejo.weebly.com 2014/2015 Fees S For 10s, 11s and 12s - $260 for the season S Practice once per week S 5 events (tournaments and play dates) S Jerseys provided 2014/2015 Fees S 13s and 14s - $350 for the season S Practice once per week S Will participate in 7 events (tournaments and play dates) S Need to purchase a jersey for $30 that they can keep 2014/2015 Fees S 14 Elite, 15s and 16s - $400 for the season S Practice twice per week S Participate in 8 to 9 events with 1-2 overnight trips S President’s Day S Will need to purchase a $30 jersey that they keep 2014/2015 Fees S 17s - $450 for the season S Practice twice per weeek S Participate in 8-9 events with 1-2 overnight trips S President’s Day S Need to purchase a $30 jersey that they keep 2014/2015 Fee Comparison S Some examples of other programs… S Elk River - 11s - $300, 12s and 13s - $550, 14s through 16s - $800 S Granite City (St. Cloud) - 11s through 13s - $425, 14s through 17s - $550 S Monticello - 10s through 12s - $250, 13s and 14s - $350, 15s and 16s - $400, 17s - $450 S Saint Michael - 12s - $700, 13s - $800, 14s - $1000, 15s and 16s - $1300 S Rogers - 10s and 11s - $250, 12s and 13s - $400, 14s - $500, 15s and 16s - $625 Payment Schedule S The first half of your fees plus your jersey will be due the night of tryouts. S Fundraising money earned will be deducted from this S You can choose to pay for the entire season if you wish S If you are interested in digital payments, talk to us! S On tryout night, you will need to bring a check post-dated for February 1st, 2015 for the second half of your fee that we will deposit on February 1st. S Returned checks will get a fee added on Fundraising S Our first fundraiser will run from October 21st to November 14th. All money and orders are due to Ms. Brust at Big Lake Middle School on November 15th! S You can turn them in early S This gives us time to calculate your totals and have an accurate amount that you owe the night of tryouts S We are selling Heggie’s Pizza, meat and fruit spreads, and Happenings books S We had MANY kids pay for their entire fee through these fundraisers! Concessions S To help offset the costs of the program, we run concession stands at various tournaments that are held in the Big Lake Schools. S Each player will have to work one shift in a concession stand throughout the season. S Girls in grades 6 and below will need an adult with them S We will be looking for a “Key Parent” from each team to be on our concessions committee. You will receive $50 off your fee at a minimum, and possibly share a percent of the sales. Concessions S We have had problems with players and parents following through with their concession stand obligations. S At tryouts, we will also collect a $50 check from each family. S We will keep this check, and return it to you once your concession stand obligation has been fulfilled. S We will only cash the check if you do not work your scheduled shift. So, what do we need for tryouts? S 1. All forms completed and filled out. S 2. Payment for your first half of your fees and jersey minus your fundraising. S 3. A check postdated for February 1st, 2015 for the second half of your fees. S A $50 deposit for your concession stand shift. What does the player need? S S Athletic Shoes Spandex shorts (black or blue for games, depending on team) S Volleyball/Court Shoes S Athletic shorts S Ankle braces for older net players S Required: S Kneepads S T-shirt S Hair binders S Recommended: The most interesting thing to kids we offer… S CLOTHING! S Clothing is all optional. We have samples here tonight for a warm-up jacket, warm-up pant, sweatshirt, t-shirt, shorts, and socks. S If you are interested, please pick up a clothing order form and write down what sizes you are interested in. S We may be doing this all online. Not taking any $$ tonight. Clothing S Warm-up Jacket - $45 with no name, $50 with S Pants – Emblem and Name $45, logo only $40, plain $35 S Shorts - $22 with embroidery S Digicamo T-shirt - $25, with a name on the back - $30 S Sweatshirt - $50, $55 with a name on the back S Socks - $10 Where Can You Get Information? S biglakejo.weebly.com S The hub for all calendars, documents, and information S Twitter @biglakejo S Our way to get out information fast when needed. Schedule changes, reminders of due dates, etc. Used sparingly! S Facebook Group “Lady Hornet Volleyball” S Follow how teams are doing in tournaments and pictures! Twitter As Texts?!?! S You don’t need a Twitter account to get updates! S Text to #40404 and in the message write “follow biglakejo” S You will receive any tweets as texts! S This is the most important thing for you to be on! S We will respect your desire to not get blown up with texts! Any More Questions? S Alisha Brust – [email protected] S 612-963-4217 S Justin Larson – [email protected] S 763-232-5511 S Yes we TEXT, and prefer it!