Junior Olympic Volleyball

junior olympic volleyball

Junior Olympic Volleyball League

The Junior Olympic Volleyball League is a competitive travel program that consists of try-outs, two weekly practices, weekend tournaments, position-focused practices, and dedicated, knowledgeable coaching staff to develop fundamentally sound players. The program is available at the West Shore YMCA and the season runs from December to April. Our JO Volleyball is geared towards children ages 10 – 18 years old. Please see the club brochure and links below for more details.

2017 – 2018 Club Brochure – Updated 9/15/17
2017 – 2018 Tryout Registration Form

Overview of the program:

The West Shore YMCA is a member of both the Keystone Regional Volleyball Association (KRVA) and AAU. All teams will register and compete in AAU as well. This competitive program allows players to practice up to 4 hours per week and participate in various tournaments, held on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Junior Olympic Volleyball Clubs offer young athletes the opportunity to develop skills, play and compete in volleyball.

If you have questions, please contact Bryan Chittester at 717-737-9622 or by email at bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org. Click below to access forms, dates, and additional information about the program.

Updated News & Information: *Updated 9/15/17*
Orientation Meeting for Parents & Players:
Sunday, October 22, @ 11 AM – 12 PM, at the West Shore YMCA
– It is very beneficial for all new players and parents, who wish to participate in the program, to attend our orientation meeting.
– You may register for tryouts at the 
parent/player meeting and turn in any necessary paperwork.

2017-2018 Tryout Dates:
October 29th – Ages U12/U13: @ YMCA
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (must be at least 10 years old to tryout)

October 29th – U14:
@ YMCA

4:30 – 7:00 PM

November 12th – U15-U18: @ YMCA
Ages 15 & 16: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Ages 17 & 18: 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

November 14th – U15-U18: (2nd part @ Crossroads Community Church)
Ages 17 & 18: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Ages 15 & 16: 6:45 – 8:15 PM

Tryout Information

Tryout Information & Fees

Tryouts will focus on the individual skills and athleticism of each candidate. Drills will be run to give the coaches a picture of your serving skills, passing skills, setting ability, lateral quickness, jump reach and finally, your ability and willingness to take instruction. We will focus on offensive and defensive knowledge and skills in game situations. Additionally, we focus on how each candidate handles the stress of game situations.

The final roster will be selected at the end of tryouts. A committee of our coaches will have input into each decision, with the final decision being the prerogative of the head coach.

2017 – 2018 Tryout Registration Form

U12-U14 Teams: Parents and/or guardians are welcome to attend tryouts.

U15-U18 Teams: To foster an environment that is focused and without unnecessary distractions, we ask that all spectators remain outside of the gym during tryouts. We appreciate your support and ask that you respect our closed tryout policy.

We do welcome spectators during the regular season practices!

Fees:
Pre-Registered – $30.00
Late-Registration and/or Walk-in – $40.00

Tryout Dates

October 29th – Ages U12/U13: @ YMCA
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (must be at least 10 years old to tryout)

October 29th – U14: @ YMCA
4:30 – 7:00 PM

November 12th – U15-U18: @ YMCA
Ages 15 & 16: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Ages 17 & 18: 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

November 14th – U15-U18: (2nd part @ Crossroads Community Church)
Ages 17 & 18: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Ages 15 & 16: 6:45 – 8:15 PM

Tryout Checklist

Checklist:
1. Register for tryouts (you may register in person or call the YMCA 717-737-9622)
2. Register with KRVA & AAU (see instructions & information below)
3. Complete the medical and player profile forms (must be turned in at tryouts)
4. Proof of KRVA & AAU registration must be provided at tryouts
Items needed to be turned in at tryouts:
1. Registration Form (if you haven’t turned in yet)
2. Medical Form
3. Player Profile Form
4. Proof of KRVA & AAU registration
KRVA Registration:
1) Log on to www.krva.org
2) Scroll over top of tab “Juniors”, then click on member registration.
3) On the right hand side, click “New Member” on right side of page. For returning players, click “Webpoint login”
4) Choose KRVA Junior membership
5) When able to choose a club, select UNDECIDED. If you do not make a team with our club, this will allow you to tryout with another club if you so choose. If you are offered and accept a position with our club, you will then need to affiliate your daughter with the WSY.
6) Print your KRVA card
AAU Registration
1) www.aausports.org
2) The right-hand side of the screen, click on join AAU.
3) Then, click on Get a Membership, followed by Youth Athlete Membership.
4) Go through the registration process.
5) There will be a question that says, Are they a member of a club?, select yes and find the West Shore YMCA. If needed our Club Code is WWE9FF
6) Call me if you have any issues or questions.
Things to bring with you at tryouts:
1. Tryout Registration Form and $40.00 (if you haven’t yet registered).
2. KRVA & AAU Membership Cards and proof of payment – You can print this immediately after registering. If you did not do this when registering, log back into your KRVA and/or AAU accounts and print membership.
3. Completed USAV 2017-18 Medical Release Form, print, and filled out (located in the YMCA Forms link).
4. WSY Player Profile Form (located in the YMCA Forms link).
5. A tryout T-Shirt will be provided.

After Tryouts

1. Team selections will be posted on our website, by Noon the day after the last tryouts, TBA. Click on your daughter’s team under the 2017-2018 teams, on the website homepage. http://www.ymcaharrisburg.org/westshore/youth/sports/junior-olympic-volleyball-club/

2. Players will have 3 days from tryouts to accept our offer. Your daughter’s tryout number will be posted on the website. Once a player accepts a spot, I will then put their name on the website. If the 4 day deadline passes and I do not hear from you, then a spot will open to another player.

3. If your daughter accepts our offer, then you will need to e-mail Bryan Chittester – bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC – offers@krva.org. An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept or decline the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 14 _____________ (Add Teal or Black if necessary) Team during the 2017-2018 season.

4. After accepting our offer, please log back into KRVA and pay the remaining $40.00 membership fee. Also, please affiliate your daughter with the West Shore YMCA.

5. If your daughter does make the original roster, then you will automatically be put on our waitlist. If a player on the original roster declines our offer, then a spot will open. Waitlist spots will open based on the team’s position needs.

6. Practices will begin Sunday, December 3rd.

7. Credit Card Draft Agreement Forms will be due by December 8th.
– We will e-mail this form to you, after team selections.

Forms and Policies

KRVA and AAU Information

KRVA

KRVA Link: http://www.krva.org/

Junior Girls are required to take the Tryout memberships ($15) which are valid from September 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. You must upgrade to a full JR MEMBERSHIP once you have accepted an offer from a club beginning on November TBA 2017. If the player has committed to a club in a region other than Keystone, please request a region change BEFORE you upgrade your membership. There will be NO REFUNDS for any memberships including Junior Memberships.

To Register with KRVA:
1. www.krva.org
2. Scroll over top of tab “Juniors”, then click on member registration.
3. On the right hand side, click “New Member” on right side of page. For returning players, click “Webpoint login”
4. Choose KRVA Junior membership
5. Print your KRVA card
6. When able to choose a club, select UNDECIDED.If you do not make a team with our club, this will allow you to tryout with another club if you so choose. If you are offered and accept a position with our club, you will then need to affiliate your daughter with the WSY.

KRVA – CLUB AFFILIATION
When registering please leave your club affiliation as undecided until you have committed to a club. When you are ready to affiliate:
1. Login to your account
2. Choose Member Profile under Member Area
3. Click on the down arrow on the right where it says Club to open the box, locate the correct club and click on it
4. After making sure the correct club has been selected scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Edit Contact Info
5. A pop-up will appear letting you know the information was updated – click OK
6. Log out

AAU

AAU Link: http://www.aausports.org/

All teams will also register with AAU. AAU memberships will provide us with more tournament options and many of these tournaments are closer to home. Please be sure to affiliate your daughter with the West Shore YMCA. If needed, our Club Code is WYW595.

AAU Registration
1) www.aausports.org
2) The right-hand side of the screen, click on join AAU.
3) Then, click on Get a Membership, followed by Youth Athlete Membership.
4) Go through the registration process.
5) There will be a question that says, Are they a member of a club?, select yes and find the West Shore YMCA. If needed our Club Code is WWE9FF
6) Call me if you have any issues or questions.

The cost of AAU membership is $14.00 per year.

WSY Teams

13 Teal

Head Coach: TBA

14 Teal

Head Coach: Kathryn Marquiss
Assistant Coach: Stephanie Dunwoody

6th year coaching at the Y; Kathryn played at Lock Haven University. Kathryn was Lock Haven University’s middle from 1997-2000 – MVP, record-setting blocker, all-state, all-region, recognized at nationals as a freshman and junior. Kathryn also has 3 years coaching experience at Push the Rock.

4th year coaching at the Y; Stephanie has over 13 years coaching experience, including Head Coach/Director of EVC- Cumberland Valley’s boys club 14’s-18’s (2002-2007). Stephanie began her coaching career as head JV Mechanicsburg girls, Head WSY 17’s & 18’s boys, Head Mid-Penn Keystones 18’s boys, and Head JV CV boys. Stephanie has also played for CVHS and is a former WSY club player.

14 Black

Head Coach: TBA

15 Teal

Head Coach: Hannah Stump

7th year coaching at the Y; Hannah is currently the Assistant Coach at H.A.C.C.. Hannah was also the Head JH Coach at Red Land MS (5 years). In addition, Hannah is the former Head JV Coach at Red Land HS (3 years). Hannah played at Cumberland Valley HS and Lycoming College. Hannah also played all 3 years of club ball at the WSY.

15 or 16 Black

Head Coach: TBA

16 Teal

Head Coach: Erin Goodyear

2nd year coaching at the Y; Erin played college volleyball @ Penn State Harrisburg (2011-2015) where she was the all-time leader in digs. Erin played her HS volleyball @ Boiling Springs. Erin is also an instructor for our Developmental Vball Program.

17 Teal

Head Coach:Tom Frye

9th year coaching at the Y; Tom is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at H.A.C.C. Tom coached at Red Land HS (2 years Head Coach) and 1 year at Yorktowne.

18 Teal

Head Coach: Russell Fleming

3rd year coaching at the Y; Russell is currently the Assistant Women’s Coach @ Penn State Mont Alto. Russell also was the Assistant Women’s Coach @ Penn State Harrisburg for 2 years. Russell played at Northern HS & Waynesburg University.

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