HYPE VOLLEYBALL PHILOSOPHY
Hype Volleyball focuses on the personal and athletic growth of all athletes by (1) providing intensive and high-level volleyball training; (2) polishing their developmental and fundamental skills; and (3) improving their overall performance level. Hype Volleyball accomplishes these commitments using a safe, positive, and effective learning environment, in addition to proper sportsmanship etiquette.
The volleyball passion, knowledge, and values we instill into our student-athletes will lead them to carry these principles through all aspects of their life.
Hype Volleyball communicates via emails, texts, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger. A specific private Facebook team page will be created so that all players, parents, and coaches of that team are able to correspond openly regarding practices, trainings, competitions, and other team related matters. A player and coach may correspond with each other via Facebook Messenger or text to ensure the privacy of the player if necessary.
Hype Volleyball ask that everyone do their part to ensure a positive and effective communication throughout the season by following the guidelines noted below.
Any questions and concerns you may have about your child should first be discussed with her or him. It is important for players and parents to be on the same understanding prior to making any further contacts with coaches. Your athlete is then to share her concerns with her coach directly. In the event where further discussions are necessary, a meeting can be set-up with the team coach, player, and parents to address the situation – however, this meeting will only take place once the athlete and your coach have had the initial discussion. Failure to comply with these communication guidelines may result in more misunderstanding, leading to complications within the team. Coaches will not discuss any specific game, situation, or the athlete’s playing time at any given time. This important rule does two things: (1) it moves the discussion away from the presence of the team as these conversations can be a huge distraction to the team, especially if this conversation happens at a competition; (2) it allows all parties to have time to put things in perspective and "cool off", if necessary. Hype Volleyball requires all parents and players to follow the proper communication protocol set forth in this handbook.
Hype Volleyball would like your parents to be a part of your experience and encourage you to share it with them. Help your parents understand your role on the team, the game, and the important lessons you are learning in the experience. Any questions and concerns you may have should first be discussed with your coach. If further discussions are necessary, a meeting can be set-up between the team coach, your parents, and you to address the situation – however, this meeting will only take place once you and your coach have had the initial discussion. Failure to comply with these communication guidelines may result in more misunderstanding, leading to complications within the team.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As members of Hype Volleyball, you all play a major part in the club and teams’ success. This also means that you represent Hype Volleyball and therefore we ask that you follow these guiding principles:
Be respectful of all players, coaches, staffs, spectators, and officials
Respect the decisions made by the coaches, officials, and officiating team
Allow coaches to coach by refraining from coaching from the sideline
Understand that all athletes will be given the opportunity to participate, but playing time will not necessarily be equal among all the players
Conduct yourself in a manner that contributes to the goals and objectives of the team and complies with the standards set forth by Hype Volleyball
Handle any concerns and/or questions related to the team in conjunction with the policies identified in this handbook
Notify the team coach of any potential absences from practice and competitions
Hype Volleyball’s philosophy to create a safe, positive, and effective learning environment cannot be accomplished without the involvement and support of all the athletes and all the parents. In order for the club to accomplish these goals while providing a high-level and intensive training, it is imperative that all individuals involved are on the same level of understanding. We expect all players and families to bring a positive and enthusiastic attitude to all events to help foster a positive team experience, in addition to being positive and encouraging toward team members, opponents, officials and spectators.
A successful experience for all athletes, families, and coaches is very important but cannot be accomplished without the necessary funding. Timely payments of club season fees help make this possible. Late payments will affect the player’s ability to train, practice, and compete with the team. Failure to adhere to the guidelines in this handbook may result in termination of the athlete’s participation with the club. The decision is solely at the discretion of Hype Volleyball. Hype Volleyball holds the rights to terminate a player's contract if the player breached his or her contract commitment without any refund prior to the end of his or her club season. Hype Volleyball also holds the right to terminate a player's contract commitment at any time for any given reason. If such is the case with your athlete, the balance of the club fees will be forfeited by the club and returned to you. Fees that have been paid will not be refunded.
Playing time is not guaranteed and often times not equal amongst players. Each athlete may play different roles on the team, and therefore their position may require them to either be on the court more or less often than other team members. A player’s playtime is determined by the team coach based on several factors, such as the player’s role on the team, attendance, skill development, match-up versus opponent, and other factors to ensure a successful experience that will contribute to the growth of the team and player. An athlete’s playing time will not be discussed at any given time during the season.
Practices are held behind closed door to ensure maximum effectiveness and reduce any potential external distractions. Players are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to practice start time. Hype Volleyball expects all athletes to make every effort to attend all practices and to comply with all the standards, team rules, and instructions set forth by the coach. While in club season, a player is not allowed to participate in any volleyball team setting such as open gym, playing on another team, group skills training session without the approval from Hype Volleyball. If a player chooses to participate without the approval of Hype Volleyball, he or she can, will or could result in removal from Hype Volleyball without a refund.
During competition, players are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the team’s first assignment (game or officiating duties). Athletes are to remain with the team at all times – this includes during officiating duties, lunch breaks, and breaks between matches. Officiating is the responsibility of all the players on the team and shall be performed to the best of their knowledge and capabilities.
Any questions and concerns parents may have about their athlete should first be discussed with her. It is important for players and parents to be on the same understanding prior to making any further contacts with coaches. In the event where further discussions are necessary, a meeting can be set-up with the team coach, player, and parents to address the situation. As a reminder, coaches will not discuss any specific game, situation, or the athlete’s playing time at any given time.
All travel expenses are the sole responsibility of each family. Hype Volleyball will not be responsible for any hotel and meal fees.
Hype Volleyball reserves the right to use any photographs, images, and videos taken at any event in which our teams are competing, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photographs, images, and videos. Hype Volleyball may use these in publications or other media material produced including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.