Volleyball Program Guide

Parents / Players Handbook


Code of Conduct

SEVC.. Practice Rules

1. Players are expected to attend all practices and tournaments. It is the player’s responsibility to notify their coach in advance if they intend to miss practices or tournaments.

2. Habitually being late to practice is not fair to anyone. Please be prompt to practices. If you are late your coach may have a penalty for you.

3. While at practice you are expected to give 100% of your attention and effort in all drills and scrimmages.

4. Talking or distracting others while at practice will not be tolerated. If you have a question ask the coach for further explanation.

5. Players must notify their coach immediately of any injuries or illness while at practice or tournaments.

6. Jewelry is not allowed during practice sessions or at tournaments, please leave them at home.

7. Fellow players and coaches shall be treated with respect at all times,

8. Parents are always welcome... Non-club members are not allowed at practices.

Each athlete will be expected to comply with the rules and regulations set forth in this players/parents handbook. Any athlete who willfully performs any act which is detrimental to their team, teammates, the South End Jr's.. Volleyball club or staff members shall be subject to discipline, suspension or expulsion from the South End Jr's..' Volleyball program.

DISCIPLINE: A form of corrective action deemed necessary to correct a team or individual problem. The athlete will be notified verbally the action that needs to be corrected, and be given a specific time to correct the deficiency. The athlete will be expected to participate in team practices, team travel and team tournaments even though player participation may be limited. If an individual player fails to make corrections to the deficient behavior or action in the specified time period, they may have further DISCIPLINE action taken or SUSPENSION, or EXPULSION from the South End Jr's.. Volleyball program. Club dues shall not be waived during this time period, refunds of club dues will not be issued.

SUSPENSION: The individual shall not be permitted to take part in club activities or team activities for a specified time period (number of days). Club dues shall not be waived during this time period, refunds of club dues will not be issued.

EXPULSION: The individual shall be removed from the South End Jr's.. Club program. This action may be for the remainder of the current season, or specified number of years. No additional Club dues will be collected, refunds of club dues will not be issued.

Implementation of any of the above actions, will also result in a conference with the parents


How to be a Supportive Team Player

1. A supportive team player is mentally and physically ready to take part in practices.

2. A supportive team player listens - - , thinks - -, and acts with 100% effort.

3. A supportive team player does not distract their teammates.

4. A supportive team player accepts responsibility for theirs mistakes.

5. A supportive team player never puts down fellow team members or opponents.

6. A supportive team player keeps winning and losing in proper perspective.

7. A supportive team player keeps their commitment to their team for the full season.


SEVC.. Travel Rules

Travel to and from practice will be the responsibility of each club team member. It is suggested parents from the same general area form carpools. SEVC.. will assist in organizing parents into carpools if needed.

1. Only adult or parent drivers will be allowed to drive players to away tournaments. Please check with your coach if you are not sure whether or not you are allowed to drive.

A. Players are expected to travel to and from tournaments with the same driver unless otherwise informed.

B. Players may return with another adult after the tournament, provided the coach has a written note from the parents.

2. Players sharing rides, are expected to assist with the drivers transportation costs.

Overnight Traveling

3. If lodging is required, players will be housed together, usually 3-4 players in each room. Players will be responsible for the room charges. Roommates will be assigned by the coaching staff.

4. A parent chaperone will be assigned (same gender) to each team for all overnight trips.

5. Players will be expected to attend all team activities, including but not limited to -- team breakfasts, lunches, and dinners; team meetings; or other team functions.

6. While traveling players may have "free time". During this time period players are expected to (request permission from) inform their coach / chaperone where they will be going and (request) when they will/should return. Players must travel in groups of three (3) or more, and NEVER leave the group.

7 All teams will have a curfew when traveling. Curfew will vary depending upon the team age group. Unless changed by the coach / chaperone 11:00 p.m. will be curfew. DEFINITION of CURFEW: In your OWN room; lights & TV off; in bed; QUIET!

8. Players shall not allow anyone into their rooms, other than members of our club! Members of the opposite sex are NOT allowed into our rooms. Boy friends, Girl friends, - - Friends ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE ROOMS!!

Financial Obligations

Every effort will be made to keep the cost of participation in the SEVC.. volleyball club to a minimum. However even with a maximum effort to reduce costs SEVC.. has an obligation to pay for Insurance; Rentals; Tournament entry fees; Subsidies for coaching travel; USAV Team fees; Equipment; Office expenses; and Coaching stipends to list a few.

Each player/parent is responsible for their financial obligations.

The Club Initiation fees, and December’s monthly dues are due upon acceptance into the club.

Club dues are DUE on the 1st of each month, and are considered LATE on  the 5th of each month (Visa/MC # on file, will be charged on the 1st of each month)

Only players who are current in their dues will be allowed to take part in practices or tournament play.

Players who sustain an Injury or illness (Doctors note required) that extends for a period of time longer than 14 days will have an adjustment to their club dues.

Players who miss practice or tournaments for other reasons will not be eligible for dues adjustment.

Family Discounts Families with two or more members taking part in the SEVC.. volleyball program are eligible for a family discount of 20% on the monthly club monthly dues for the second (or more) children.


SEVC.. as a non profit organization has a limited number of scholarships. The scholarships are a "working scholarship" and take the form of a job. The job will be helping out with a variety of duties that the South End Jrs Volleyball provides before, during or after volleyball events. These scholarships are awarded on an individual need basis. To be considered for a scholarship please write to Sports For Youth Foundation for consideration. If awarded a scholarship, a working contract, and work schedule will be established.

South End Juniors Volleyball Club

## denotes Moneys due prior to being placed onto the South End Juniors Volleyball Club:


USAV Registration$ 80.00 One-time per year Fee payable directly to the USAV Regional Office.


Team Members (2 + practices per week)$275.00 per month Dec through May (6 months)  $1650.00 for club dues


Extras not included in dues:


Lodging for overnight tournaments.


Food for overnight tournaments.


Transportation for overnight tournaments.


Tournaments played above the allotted number per team.





The USA-Volleyball Season

The official USA-Volleyball Season begins on December 1st, 2016 and concludes with the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.

Post Regional Events

Local Tournaments
After the Regional Championships; players/teams will have an opportunity to continue to enhance their skills by taking part in the "post regional" events. There will be several tournaments held in the local area, between the end of April and the end of May. South End Volleyball teams and players will take part in these events.

Volleyball Festival
Our club pays registration fees and Room deposits to the Volleyball Festival (Davis California) in the middle of February; therefore, players wishing to participate in the Festival and all National level players will be expected to make their payments in the form of 4 payments. The first payment -- a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 -- is due on or before January 15th. The second payment of $200.00 is due February 15th , the third payment of $200.00 is due March 15th, and the final payment of $200.00 is due April 15th. The total payment of $800.00 includes; Lodging, Tournament entry fees; Travel to and from the tournament, and team transportation during the tournament. Participation in The Volleyball Festival is open to all members of the club. The past several years the average cost of the Festival is about $650 - $750, any balances will be refunded AFTER the event.

Goodwill Ambassadors tour team to Europe
this year we are anticipating taking a team from our club on the Goodwill Ambassadors volleyball tour to Europe this summer. The cost of the Goodwill Ambassadors tour of Southern Europe is $3899.00. Club members will save $200.00.

How to be a Supportive Parent

Youth programs cannot be successful without the support of parents. The following guidelines are for concerned parents as they strive to be supportive of their young athletes without being pushy.

1. Supportive parents focus on mastering sport skills and strategies rather than competitive rankings. Sport mastery focuses on performance which can be controlled by the athlete, while competitive ranking focuses primarily on winning and losing, an outcome which is frequently outside the athlete's control. An overemphasis on competitive rank and an under emphasis on sport mastery is a primary cause of a dramatic dropout rate in competitive sports by 12 to 18 year olds.

2. Supportive parents decrease the pressure to win. Supportive parents realize that sport creates its own pressure to succeed. Additional pressure from the parent is likely to be counterproductive, particularly, in the long run. Supportive parents avoid making the outcome of the game bigger than life. As a game or a competition becomes blown out of proportion, a youngster's self-esteem can become tied to winning or losing. A child should not feel less valuable or less loved when a match is lost.

3. Supportive parents believe that sport's primary value is the opportunity for self-development. The probability of achieving lasting fame and glory via sport is low. Many outstanding athletes never achieve professional status. However, their sports experiences have allowed them to develop life-long values and self-respect.

4. Supportive parents understand the risks. Competition places the athlete on center stage. Anytime you attempt to succeed publicly, you risk failing where others can judge you. In the long run, competing is a willingness to chance failure. Giving your best is what athletics is all about.

5. Supportive parents communicate their true concerns directly with the coach. A positive working relationship is based upon clearly communicated mutual goals among parents, coaches and athletes. While a parent cannot control the behavior of a coach, they can communicate with the coach on a regular basis about the overall development of their child.

6. Supportive parents understand and respect the difference between parental roles and coaching roles. Both parents and coaches need to understand their different roles in supporting the young athlete. While parents are ultimately responsible for their child's development, once they have chosen a program/coach they must leave the coaching to the coach. Even though Supportive parents often play sports with their child they avoid coaching "over the shoulder" of the coach and/or publicly questioning the coaching decisions.

7. Supportive parents control negative emotions and think positively. Few athletes wish to perform poorly. Negative reactions to poor performances only adds to an athlete's pressures. Supportive parents realize that even the athlete who "chokes" is trying to succeed. In fact, part of the problem with many athletes is that they are trying too hard to succeed. Criticizing such athletes does little to enhance their performances.

8. Supportive parents avoid the use of fear. The use of punishment and withdrawal of love can pressure kids to perform better. Unfortunately, such strategies tend to trade short-term performance gains for long-term emotional risks to the youngster's health and well-being. Supportive parents recognize that a love for sport is rarely fostered by fear of the consequences of failure.

9. Supportive parents avoid criticizing. Nagging parents often confuse support with constantly reminding the children that they need to practice, condition more and concentrate. Overly involved parents frequently lose their objectivity. They are unable to provide critical emotional support which children often need before and during highly competitive contests.

10. Supportive parents recognize and understand expressions of insecurity. Youngsters who express high anxiety, more often than not, have parents who are insensitive to their symptoms. When children are nervous, uncertain or feeling pressure, insensitive parents may trivialize the child's fears or see such concerns as signs of weakness Supportive parents realize that such expressions are normal and are a call for emotional support.

11. Supportive parents avoid the use of guilt. "We've done so much for you," or "The family's given so much for you, the least you could do is take advantage of what we've provided for you" are typical remarks of UN Supportive parents . They use guilt to manipulate the child to perform the way the parents desire.

Parents Club Meetings

Over 35 years of club team experience have given us many insights into how to have a successful, enjoyable season. Reflecting back to some of the most successful seasons one theme reoccurs -- PARENTS SUPPORT!

The more informed the parents are, the more involved the parents are, the more supportive the parents are the more FUN it is for everyone!!! To help keep the parents informed on what is happening in the club, how to become more involved, what the club needs help with, and how to be a more supportive parent SEVC.  will have a PARENTS CLUB MEETING once each Month.

Some of the "Topics for discussion" will be: Tournament Selection, Transportation to tournaments, car pools, recap of the past month, future goals of the team/club, fundraising, parent officials training, etc.

Business Support

Many parents have a business or service they own or operate. To help "inform" our "family" of club members about your business or service please feel free to bring any information about your enterprise to the parents meetings. We are planning to include a "Business & Services" section in our South End Jr's. Journal. Working together /helping each other is beneficial to all.

Team Parents

Each Team shall have a minimum of:


1 Team Parent as a liaison for better communications between the team and the Club.


Team Parent as a chaperone for better supervision.


1 Team Parent as a transportation coordinator for the team.


1 Team Parent as a housing coordinator for the away events

Other areas of assistance are ... statistician, phone tree, and fund-raiser.


Our GOAL this year is to have EACH TEAM have a TEAM SPONSOR

Do you know of a Corporation / Business / or Individual who is interested in helping contribute to the South End Juniors or the Junior Olympic Program? All donations are tax deductible.

Sponsor a needy player.... Anonymous donation $1000.00

Tournament sponsor ....... Listed as the tournament sponsor $1200.00

Team Sponsor .................. Sponsor name on uniform and sweats $2200.00

Club Sponsor ............ Sponsor name placed on the court (1 year) $4000.00

Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE Through Sports For Youth Foundation’s non-profit status.

If your company "sponsors" a team your son/daughter will have their monthly dues waived

Acknowledgments to the donor can be made through South End Volleyball News, (circulation of 6,000), corporate logo screened on all SEVC. uniforms, Home tournaments could be named after the corporation. Contact John at the Sports For Youth Foundation office

Fax 425-255-4645  jlittleman@sportsforyouth.com