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Spring Lake Park Panther Volleyball Rules and Regulations
It is the philosophy of this coaching staff that all players receive the best possible coaching available. Coaches will strive to train and teach the players volleyball skills, teamwork and life lessons. We are committed to building a strong, positive, team oriented gym culture that results in hard working players that support and push each other daily.
Cuts will be made if players are not at the skill level needed for the team they are eligible for and if numbers exceed that which will allow us to keep a successful program.
Varsity/JV/B-squad: The goal is to have 10-15 players on each team. We want as many people involved with the team as possible and have a meaningful experience. Roles will be determined by the coach and it will be the responsibility of the player to inform their parent/guardian of their role on the team. Playing time can never be fully equal but each player will have a meaningful role. Freshman: No cuts will be made at the freshman level.
7th/8th graders: May tryout for the high school team. A player of this age will only make a team is there is space and they are advanced in their volleyball skills.
The try-out process will last two days. Players will be evaluated in physical tests, volleyball skills, playing ability and behavior on and off the court around their teammates. After that time, all teams will be set, 9A and 9B may wait to be split after a few joint practices.. Lists for each team will be posted by players’ tryout numbers. Coaches will be available to have conversations as needed with players who were cut.
A position is never guaranteed. A position must be earned each day and is always subject to change. It is important to have competition in practice to force the players to work hard and become stronger on the court. Those who work hard in practice will be awarded with playing time during games.
Code of Conduct:
All MSHSL rules apply. Any abusive language, or other forms of misconduct, may result in suspension of an event. Coaches will be left the final decision. If problems persist, the player may be asked to leave the team.
If there is a bus for an event, all players will ride the bus to the event. Players may ride home with their own parent after the parent signs them out with their coach. Players may not leave any event with anyone other than their own parent. 9A and 9B will leave after their games, JV/B will stay for the Varsity game.
Players are representatives of the school and should dress accordingly. This includes practices, game days and before/after games. The entire team is “uniformed”, meaning each player is dressed the same. This will be decided by the coaches and the varsity captains for the entire program.
Players are expected to be at all practices and events. To practice, the player must be in school all day unless it is an excused absence. Coaches need to know ahead of time if a player will be out of school or will be missing practice and the reasoning behind it. If a player misses a practice the day before a game, they will not play in the game or games if there are back to back games. If they miss a practice and there is no game the next day, they will not start in the next game but will be allowed to play. Being late to practice and leaving early will be handled case by case by their coach, and the head coach if needed.
Any coach can be contacted through email or phone. If an appointment needs to be set up, please do so. The coaching staff is not available to meet or talk before or after an event. Please wait 24 hours before meeting.
Process for Player Issues:
If a player has an issue, this is the process to deal with it:
- Player and Coach will meet to discuss issue. Player needs to communicate what coach said to parents.
- If not resolved: Player, Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Coach will meet to discuss issue. Player needs to communicate what was discussed to parents.
- If not resolved: Player, Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach, Head Coach and Parents will meet to discuss issue.
- If not resolved: Player, Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach, Head Coach, Parents and AD will meet to discuss issue.