How to be Supportive
The success of our club or any other clubs is determined and
enhanced by parents becoming actively involved, to encourage, and support by:
- Attending tournaments and cheering for your team.
- Helping players live up to their ccommitments to the club.
- Supporting our coaching staff.
- Focusing on the efforts and progreess of the players.
- Attending and offering input at paarent / Club meetings.
- Keeping the communication lines oppen between players and
- Assisting the Team Parent wheneverr possible and as
- Volunteering services / resources and assisting in fund
How to get Involved
Parents can become actively involved by:
- Assisting with transportation.
- Chaperoning where needed.
- Becoming a Team Parent.
- Participating in Club and Team funnd
- Assisting in team administrative dduties
& phone calling.
- Locating individual resources (at a
reduced or no cost)
- Car or van rentals
- Airline tickets
- Printing / photo-copying
- Office supplies
- Medical supplies (for first aid kits)
- Sports equipment (volleyballs, bags, etc.)
- Other items
Tournament / Practice Cancellations
Parents need to be aware of practice and tournament information
during bad weather conditions. In the past, tournaments have been delayed or canceled. At times,
coaches have been in contact with tournament directors on an hourly basis. During poor weather
conditions, parents should check with their coach regarding the status of the tournament or
practice prior to leaving their residence.
Each coach will evaluate and assess the playing time and/or role
for each individual athlete on their team.
Discussion of team roles and playing time are appropriate between
players and their coach. Parents or guardians should be supportive and encourage athletes to keep
open lines of communication with their coach.
Parents or guardians of the athlete should not approach a coach
during tournament play and/or at practice for the purpose of influencing and improving the
athlete’s playing time and/or role on a team. Discussions should occur at other times not
disruptive to the team practice or tournament.
Parents, guardians, relatives, or friends of the athletes should
not influence the parent group or spectators negatively regarding aspects of coaching, refereeing,
or status of other team members. Such cases will be reviewed by the Board and possible reprimand
forwarded to offending parties. Additionally, be informed that USA Volleyball Rules allow
referees to expel spectators displaying offensive behavior from the playing site.
Concerns may be expressed through the mid and post-season
evaluation form. In addition, the Club has a grievance procedure (see below).
Parents or guardians shall live up to their commitments to their
team, and shall help players live up to theirs. An example will be parents, guardians, or
athletes who commit themselves for out-of-state tournaments, must follow through with that
Salem VBC has a No-Cut
policy that means we will make all attempts to place players on teams with the
1) we are unable to secure a qualified coach for a particular
2) we exceed the number of practice courts per given season; and/or,
3) we have reached our limit of players per team and are unable to field a
team with the remaining players. We normally place between 10-12 players
per team. Some teams in the past have been assigned more than 12 and this
is done very rarely in order to accommodate all the players.
TRYOUTS: If we are
unable to place a player on a team, parents can expect a refund of their tryout
fees less our direct facility & USAV costs. This amount will be covered during our
annual General Meeting. Players who are placed on teams after tryouts and
decide not to participate will not receive any refunds on fees paid.
fees paid after parents have signed the Parent Agreement Form during the All
Club Meeting in December are Non-Refundable.
Salem Volleyball Club,
Inc., encourages communication throughout its organization and recognizes the
rights of its members, coaches, athletes and athlete’s parents or guardians to
present grievances. Most, if not all, issues can be resolved through discussion.
Team Parents are resources which should be utilized at the team level. More
serious or unresolved issues should be submitted in writing to the Grievance
Committee. Upon receipt of the written grievance, the Grievance Committee will
investigate the concern in a timely manner and attempt to reach a result
satisfactory to all parties involved. The Grievance Committee will issue its
findings and conclusions in writing before closing its report.
Release of Liability
Parents or guardians, understand that participation in any sport
involves the assumption of certain risks of injury. As a condition of participation, you represent
and warrant to the Salem Volleyball Club, Inc. that you are fully informed of those risks, have
adequate health insurance coverage to cover any medical expenses which might be incurred, and you
hereby fully release the Salem Volleyball Club, Inc., its coaches, and any agents of the Club of
any liabilities for claims, damages, or loss which might be incurred as a result of such injury.
By signing the Parent Agreement, you have given your consent for emergency medical care of your
child, and you agree to be financially responsible therefore.