Junior Olympic Volleyball

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Junior Olympic Volleyball League

2017 – 2018 Club Brochure – Updated 9/15/17
2017 – 2018 Tryout Registration Form
2017 – 2018 Practice Schedules – Updated 11/2/17


Updated News & Information: Updated 10/30/17

Congratulations to Coach Tom Frye for being named 2017 Co-Coach of the year for EPAC!

2017-2018 Tryouts:

All tryouts have been completed. Please scroll down and select the various teams. All players will have until Sunday, November 19 to accept our offer.

 

WSY Teams

13 Teal

U13 Team Selections:

Frida Aguilar
Elizabeth Frazier
Ruby Frazier
Keira Gay
Taylor Hallam
Kelsea Harshbarger
Avah Lee
Teaguen Reynolds
Ava Tenny
Emma Wagner

Head Coach: Kyla Fleming
Assistant Coach: Samantha Wilson
Assistant Coach: Maranda Gibb

1st year coaching at the Y. Kyla Played volleyball at Northern High School. Kyla was a student assistant for Northern Middle School Volleyball and student assistant for the Elementary Developmental Volleyball clinics.

1st year coaching at the Y. Samantha is currently an Assistant Coach at Central Dauphin East High School. Sam is also a student at Penn State Harrisburg. Samantha played for 4 years at CD East and played 2 years club at the Y. In 2016, Sam finished 2nd in state for Aces. In 2015, Sam also traveled to Hawaii, to play in a National Volleyball Tournament for Team Pennsylvania.

1st year coaching at the Y. Maranda played volleyball at Northern HS. She currently coaches with the WSY Developmental Volleyball Program and the Dillsburg Developmental Program.

14 Teal

14 Teal Team Selections: Team is Complete

Ellie Blosser
Charlotte Christman
Kara Deming
Ella Forsythe
Tatiana Gibson
Ana Gildea
Emily Kehres
Emelia Lafferty
Emma Martin
Olivia Minahan

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.

15 Teal

15 Teal Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Daniela Bazan, Aiden Hull, Aubri Noll, Kathryn Ottenberg, Sophia Rojas, Brenna Silvio, Sierra Troutman, Sarah Van Pelt, Olivia Wolf, Tori Zukowski

Offered: #36

Alternates: All alternates are guaranteed a spot on 15 or 16 Black: #15, #20, #62, #67

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 15 Teal Team during the 2017-2018 season.

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.

Assistant Coach: Adam Pennartz
3rd year coaching at the Y; Adam was a former Assistant Coach @ Red Land HS; Adam also played for Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Club Team and is active in local competitive leagues and tournaments.

15 Black

15 Black Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Cierra Bellance, Nicole Collier, Georgia Halley, Jonalynn Hamilton, Coryn Kline, Sydney Rice, Aubrie Thorne, Alexandra Werner

Offered: #20, #21,

Alternates:
#16, #23, #35, #61, #64

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 15 Black Team during the 2017-2018 season.

Coaches: Alexus Allen & Bob Smith

2nd year coaching at the Y; Alexus currently plays @ H.A.C.C. where she is a middle hitter. Alexus played for Cedar Cliff High School (2011-2015). Alexus also played 3 years of club ball through the YMCA (2012-2014)

22nd year coaching at the Y; 21 plus years of coaching girls’ volleyball, at Cedar Cliff High School and Red Land Middle School. Bob also ran the WSY Developmental Volleyball Program for 10 years. Coach Smith has also coached at the Keystone State Volleyball Games.

16 Teal

16 Teal Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Samantha Burdette, Sydney Gelnett, Margaret Kennedy, Kayla Macdonald, Sarah Murphy, Lily Pallis, Kennedy Skea

Offered: #2, #26, #73

Alternates: #3, #27, #30, #70

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 16 Teal Team during the 2017-2018 season.

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.

16 Black

16 Black Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Kayleigh Beck, Lauren Bellesfield, Kendra Cornman, Olivia Maddux, Amarih Hurst-Mathis, Mandy Mikhail

Offered:
#3 (Black shirt)
#27 (Black shirt)
#28 (Pink shirt)
#30 (Black shirt)

Alternates:
#20 (Pink shirt)
#26 (Pink shirt)
#35 (Pink shirt)
#70 (Black shirt)

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 16 Black Team during the 2017-2018 season.

Head Coach: Becky Conrad
Asst. Coach: TBA
4th year coaching at the Y; Becky currently plays for Penn State Harrisburg. Becky played at Cedar Cliff H.S. & played 2 years at H.A.C.C. In 2015, at H.A.C.C., Becky was voted to 2nd Team All-Conference and finished 10th in the country in hitting %. Becky is also a former WSY club player.

17 Teal

17 Teal Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Montana Behrendt, Jillian Fulkroad, Mackenzie Holmes, Abbigail Kirsch, Grace Lundvall, Natalie Newton, Grace Norfleet, Katie Spak

Offered:
#4 (Pink shirt)

Alternates:
#8
#45
#49

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 17 Teal Team during the 2017-2018 season.

Head Coach: Tom Frye
9th year coaching at the Y; Tom is currently the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at H.A.C.C. (2015-Present). Tom was recently named the 2017 Co-Coach of the year for the EPAC. In addition, Tom coached 5 years at Red Land HS (2 years Head Coach), 2 years as the boys’ coach at Sports City, 1 year coaching the WSY Boys’ 18’s, and 1 year at York Towne. Since 2015 at H.A.C.C., 6 girls have been placed on all EPAC and all Region 19 teams.

18 Teal

18 Teal Team Selections: (Listed in numerical order)

Accepted: Alison Abrashoff, Brenna Bowerman, Jessica Emrich, Katie Martino, Mariya Matthews, Melanie Mikhail, Juliette Rainey, Allison Renshaw, Olivia Runkle, Rachel Van Pelt

Offered:
#32

Alternates:
#45, #49

Please e-mail me bryan.chittester@ymcaharrisburg.org and CC- offers@krva.org. If you choose to decline our offer, please let us know ASAP, so that the offer can be extended to the appropriate Alternate.

An example of acceptance: My daughter, ________________, would like to accept (or decline) the offer, from The West Shore YMCA, to play on the 18 Teal Team during the 2017-2018 season.

Head Coach: Russell Fleming
Assistant Coach: Erin Goodyear

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.

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.

Program and Tryout Information

Program Information and Overview

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.

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.

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: Completed

October 29th – U14: Completed

November 12th – U15-U18: Completed

November 14th – U15-U18: Completed

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 4 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.

 

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