Athletes are expected to abide by the USAV Code of Conduct,
Disciplinary Policies, Waiver and Release of Liability, and the Player Agreement they have
signed. Any athlete who willfully performs any act which is detrimental to their team, teammates,
the Salem Volleyball Club, or any staff members shall be subject to discipline, suspension, or
expulsion from the Salem Volleyball Club program. Club dues shall not be waived. Refunds will
not be issued.
Discipline: A form of corrective action deemed
necessary to correct an individual problem. The athlete will be notified verbally, and be given
a specific time to correct the deficiency. The athlete is expected to participate in team
practices, team travel and tournaments even though player participation may be limited. If a
player fails to make corrections to the deficient behavior or actions in the specific time
period, they may have further discipline action taken, or suspension, or expulsion from the
Salem Volleyball Club program.
Examples are as follows but not limited to: Being tardy; missing
more than one practice or tournament without notification to their coach; offensive language or
behavior; harassment of others on and off the court; breaking curfew at out-of-state tournaments
by more than five minutes; and failure to fully inform the coach of any physical condition which
would impact a player’s ability to play safely or without jeopardy to their own health and
Suspension: The individual shall not be
permitted to take part in club or team activities for a specific time period (number of days).
Expulsion: The individual shall be removed from the SVC program. Action may
be for the remainder of the year, or specific number of years.
Examples are as follows but no limited to: Being issued 3
warnings or reprimands; being in possession or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs,
or failure to remove themselves from the area where such activities are taking place; assaulting,
originating gross behavior or harassing others; failure to abide coach’s decision or acting with
flagrant disregard for one’s own safety or the safety of others; Violation of the USAV Code of
Conduct or disqualification from participation by USAV.
How to be a Supportive Athlete
- Be mentally and physically ready to take part in practice.
- Listen. Think. Act with 100% efffort.
- Don’t distract your teammates.
- Accept responsibilities for yourr mistakes.
- Never put down fellow teammates or opponents.
- Keep your commitment to your teaam for the full season.
You are required to be ready to begin
practice at the designated start time. Please allow yourself enough time
to put on knee pads, change shoes, and be taped if needed. You are
expected to assist in practice set-up and take-down. Begin practice
mentally prepared. Have personal goals for all practices.
If you have to miss a practice, are
going to be late, or can not participate, you need to call your coach at least
one hour prior to practice.
School or prior approved excuses and tardies, including Winter and/or Spring sports, are excused only if told about
them in advance.
If you are sick and can
not participate, you must communicate with your coach. He/She may ask you
to be at practice and observe. For serious illnesses, make sure you or
your parents contact your coach.
Two (2) excused tardies that fall
between the same two tournaments equal one Excused Absence.
Consequences for an
Excused Absence will result in not having the opportunity to start a game of the
Consequences for an
Un-Excused absence will result in not being able to play one game of the next
YOU, are responsible for your performance. It is measured by your
efforts both on and off the court during practices and competitions.
Every practice is an opportunity to learn and
improve yourself mentally and physically. Improvement comes by way of successful performance in practice, and in competitions.
100% on time - practice attendance is the expectation.
train you if you are not here. Also, arriving late to practice is not fair to your teammates.
You must contact the coach in advance if you intend to miss a practice or a tournament.
100% intensity. Mental toughness and intensity is a "learned
skill". Everyone is responsible for challenging and supporting each other during practice.
The harder we work the better we become.
Distracting others while at practice will not be allowed. If you have a question ask your
coach. Have a caring, supportive attitude. Aggressive posture is the expectation on the
practice and on the competition court.
Problems related to performance needs to be communicated with the
coach at the beginning of any practice or tournament. Players must notify their coach
immediately of any injuries or illness.
Aggressive, positive errors are part of learning.
or thoughtless errors will be challenged for improvement. Focus and effort is everything.
Jewelry is not allowed during practice or during tournaments.
Appropriate behavior when representing SVC will be expected at
all times. Fellow players, coaches, Club staff, parents, and members of other clubs shall be
treated with respect at all times.
EXPECT SUCCESS, EXPECT TO LEARN! Expect our coaches best efforts
and yours. Expect to have fun through hard work, discipline, consistency, and personal
Our club’s image should be one of professionalism and cleanliness.
- Equipment must be clean and functional for tournament play.
- Uniforms must be laundered and neat foor tournament play.
- Keep pant legs on sweats zipped while wearing.
- Help clean-up our area prior to leavinng the tournament facility.
Safety awareness is as important to volleyball and learning the
skills of the sport. Players need to follow all safety rules. These rules are for your safety
and the safety of those around you.
- Horseplay is not permitted at any time, in
- You need to properly warm-up andd cool-down
before and after every practice and match.
- You need to wear proper equipmennt such as
knee pads, footwear, and gym cloths to prevent chafing,
blisters, and floor burns.
- You are not allowed to practice or play when
you are injured, and medical approval is required for
participation following serious injury or illness.
- Joint injuries are expected to bbe taped if
deemed appropriate on advice of your physician.
- You need to treat bruises, spraiins, and floor
burns with ice packs or cold water to reduce swelling and pain.
- First aid kits are available whiich include
ice packs, band-aids, tape, elastic bandages, splint materials, and
Following is a list of items you should or will need to have:
- Team uniforms - shirts, shorts, spandeex
- Knee pads, volleyball shoes
- Athletic Bag, team Sweats
- Water jug
-* Clothing for the number of days
-* Appropriate outerwear depending on weeather
-* Home stay - Sleeping bag (foam pad / air mattress optional), alarm clock, pillow, pajamas
-* Towels (1-2)
- Extra socks
- Cooler with healthy lunch & snackss
- Extra shoes / sandals for off court
- Personal needs (medicine, brush / combb, extra money, etc.)
Nice to Have:
- Books, Walkman / tapes
- Outerwear depending on weather
-* Blanket / throw
-* Extra knee pads
* NOTE: Optional items. Also needed for out-of-state tournaments.