Parent General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

We have developed this page over the last few years and since it has been well complimented, we will continue to provide parents updated information here continuing throughout the season. We would like to welcome all new and returning players for the upcoming season and thank all the parents that contributed ideas and information for this page.

This site has been constructed to help the Junior Division parents stay informed and updated for the club season. We want to help you make good decisions for your child that will best suit your needs for the club season. Please take a moment and read through the information provided here. If you have any questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions section. Thank you and we hope you have a great club season!

The Membership process can be quick and easy. You as a parent have options on how you would like to approach your child or yourself becoming a member of the NCVA. As a member, you can be included in our email blasts which will keep you updated on information that your club receives. We encourage every parent to become a member so that they are better informed.

More detailed information can be found in the handbooks for your division (girls/boys). To access the handbook, find your division above and select handbook.

CONTACT THE NCVA

We encourage all parents to go through their coaches and club directors for all questions regarding club volleyball.

We also encourage all parents to read our Handbooks and league pages for each division as they are great places to get more detailed information. To find your applicable handbook and league page, please select girls or boys from the top navigation bar and then choose the league or handbook of your choice.

If you have exhausted these means and still have not had your questions answered, or feel that you cannot approach your coach/club director, please contact us.

We ask that you send us an email with the information below:

  1. Your full name
  2. What club you are affiliated with – if you have not yet decided, just list yourself as no club affiliation.
  3. Is this question in reference to the girls or boys division?
  4. Which age group?
  5. Which league? (Power League, Area League, Non League)

*By providing all the information above, we will be able to better assist you and present the correct information to you. If you choose to omit some or all of the information requested, we will still do our best to answer your questions, although it may require us to attain more information from you thus delaying the answer you are looking for.

Thank you!

CODE OF CONDUCT

It is important for Parents and/or Spectators to understand this section. Everyone must remember that you are there to support your child and their team. Parents of a volleyball player have a shared responsibility with the player. A few of the biggest responsibilities are encouraging good sportsmanship and responsible behavior, support and encourage your child win or lose, providing support financially and assist with transportation. Parents also have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a reasonable, responsible manner. Parents must be aware that they have as much, if not more, influence on the chemistry of their team than the coach. How can a player be a good team member when they have to listen to a parents bad mouth their teammates or coach? How can the team have good chemistry when parents sit in the stands and make disparaging comments about players or coaches to other parents?

Read Responsible Sports Sportsmanship Conversation Guide to see how to spot and deal with unsportsmanlike conduct at events.

The following Codes of Conduct will be enforced for each NCVA Sanctioned Event:

Volleyball Spectator Code of Conduct

  • Remain in the spectator area during games.
  • Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
  • Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament intoxicated.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them between sets or at the end of the match.
  • Be in control of your emotions. Respect the rights of others and treat the visiting team and their spectators courteously.
  • Abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws while attending any match.
  • Cheer positively for your team, using socially acceptable language.
  • Follow the rules of the tournament Follow the rules of the facility, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no chairs, etc.
  • Use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash.
  • Use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted.
  • Applaud good performances by both teams.
  • Discourage all forms of violent behavior.

Volleyball Parent Code of Conduct Remain in the spectator area during games.

  • Do not advise the coach on how to coach.
  • Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
  • Do not try to coach your child during the game.
  • Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament intoxicated.
  • Cheer for your child’s team.
  • Show interest, enthusiasm, and support for your child.
  • Be in control of your emotions.
  • Help when asked by coaches or officials.
  • Thank coaches, officials, tournament directors, and other volunteers who conducted the event.
  • Know the rules.
  • Avoid conduct that is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.
  • Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual is unacceptable.
  • Follow the rules of the tournament, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no chairs, etc.

BILL OF RIGHTS

I have the right to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect
  • share in the leadership and decision making of your athlete
  • approach the leadership of the club organization with which you are involved
  • cheer for your child in a positive manner
  • verify your coaches/team qualifications
  • ask questions and receive answers
  • ensure that the adults involved with your child are positive role models
  • talk to parents, other players and/or other clubs
  • have your child tryout without discrimination
  • request a clear disclosure of financial obligations
  • clubs statement of philosophy
  • be informed about your child’s role on the team
  • have your child tryout out for more than one club and be allowed time to make a decision as specified by the tryout policy
  • the knowledge of the time, travel and financial commitment of your involvement with the club/team.
  • knowledge of how many spots are available before tryouts begin
  • remove your child from an event/practice if you feel it is unsafe for your child to continue without repercussions
  • know that all club affiliated staff are members of the NCVA and background checked.
  • Ask your club director if they adhere to all State and Federal business requirements and laws

P is for praising, which your child needs often.
A is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
R is for recognizing your child’s many talents.
E is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
N is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
T is for teaching, then letting go.
S is for smiling at the growth and the glow.

CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS

Fast Facts:

•  Concussions can occur in any sport.
•  A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
•  Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
•  Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created free tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion:

How can I recognize a possible concussion?

What should I do if a concussion occurs?

What can I do to prevent concussions in sports?

Where can I find additional resources?

Heads Up Online Training Course

The CDC is also offering online training.

This online training program will cover a wide variety of information about concussion, including signs and symptoms, how to respond to a suspected concussion, steps to take to assist an athlete after being cleared to safely return to play.

To learn more about the CDC online training please click on the icon.

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