Thunder JO Volleyball is excited to start our 2020-2021 season! However, we realize that the COVID-19 virus may cause changes in our plans as the year progresses. It is possible that any or all of the events, travel, or practices could be canceled or modified at any time. All information presented on our website is based on our current knowledge and future expectations of the COVID-19 virus situation.
All parents and players are advised that participation in the club could result in exposure or infection by health risks such as COVID-19. Persons who are participating in the club are willingly accepting these risks and conditions. All participants & guardians will be required to sign, "Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Should cancellations occur, Thunder JO Volleyball will adjust fees paid by participants accordingly.
Team Registration Meeting Forms
Thunder JO Volleyball Policies
Parent / Coach Conflict Policy
As the parent of a volleyball player, if you have occasion to “passionately” disagree with a decision that your daughter’s coach has made, you must observe a 24-hour cooling-off period before contacting the coach. Ultimately, unless the situation warrants it, parent involvement in matters of playing time, position, or other game-related issues is not acceptable. We want and expect the players to be able to communicate with their coach first. If after that things are not resolved, parent involvement is allowable in an appropriate manner. Situations that warrant it will be mediated by our board of directors.
Playing Time & Positions
This is competitive volleyball. Playing time is not guaranteed especially at older age levels. We strive for fair playing time whenever possible specifically at the younger age levels 12-13s. Early on, players show tendencies towards certain positions. From a competitive standpoint and makeup of the team, players will most likely be asked to play those positions. All volleyball players must understand all positions and must possess a basic skill set for each position. Practice sessions will be used to develop and enhance those skills. There are also offseason opportunities through clinics and camps for continued player development.
Thunder Volleyball Bullying Policy
We expect our players, parents, and staff to act (on and off the court, at home or in school) in a way that fosters a safe, civil and non-threatening environment in which all players, coaches, and parents are treated with dignity and respect. Our policy outlines what we consider bullying behavior and highlights the potential ramifications should an incident occur. It is mandatory that all participants understand our policy and sign a declaration of said understanding. The bullying policy is available for download on our website and will be made available to all at the registration meetings.