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Parent Involvement

Very few youth programs are successful without the support of parents.  Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches.  Attack Volleyball Club wants each of our players to have a positive experience and get the most out of their season.  Below you will find some guidelines for parents and players.


Parent Expectations:

  1. Focus on supporting your child’s mastery of volleyball skills, strategy, and self-development. Competitive ranking focuses on winning and losing, which is outside of an individual athlete’s control. Volleyball is a TEAM sport and allows your athlete to develop life-long values and self-respect.
  2. Try to stay positive and keep negative emotions away. No one wants to perform poorly. If you react negatively, it can add to the pressure and make it harder for the athlete to shake off mistakes. Try to avoid negative talks after a bad practice or an off day at a tournament. Athletes are typically hard enough on themselves, without parents adding their thoughts.  Waiting to discuss the athletes performance (when the emotion is gone) has shown to have better results.
  3. Show respect for other players, parents, opponents, officials, and the program. Please keep in mind these young ladies have feelings and when hearing negativity from another adult, it can be devastating. The same goes for parents. Please consider how you would feel if parents were talking about your child. Good sportsmanship does not only apply to your child on the court, parents should be setting an example as well. Please refrain from arguing or questioning an official. It is their job to use their best judgment when making a call. As a coach, if we do not agree, we will handle the situation appropriately.
  4. Understand and respect the differences in roles between parents and coaches. When you decide to join the Attack family, you trust that we have provided you with a coach that has your daughter’s best interest in mind.
  5. If a problem arises, please notify the Head Coach first, not the Club Director. Please wait a minimum of 24 hours after an issue before contacting the coach to express your concerns. Under NO circumstances shall a parent approach a coach during competition or when other players or parents are present. The parent, player, and coach will often resolve the conflict and learn from the experience. If the parent and coach cannot resolve the issue, contact the Club Director.
  6. Parents are invited to participate in officiating/score keeping clinics and assist with team activities. Each team will need at least 1 team mom for the season. Team moms will help with group travel arrangements, team dinners, team shirts, any extra-curricular activity as a team, and may help coach with team correspondence.
  7. Last, but NOT least…please assure your player arrives/picked up on time for practice and tournaments. If there is an emergency, please contact your coach.


Player Expectations:

  1. Be a team player.  Always show respect for your teammates and coaches.
  2. Be coachable and accept feedback from the coaches.
  3. Try to always have a positive attitude.
  4. Understand playing time will not be equal and is earned by hard work, performance, and attitude.
  5. Work hard at every practice. Know that if you are better than your teammates but are not working hard, you will not play.
  6. Be ON TIME to practices and tournaments and remain for the duration of all events.
  7. Communicate with your coaches ahead of time about absences, expected tardiness, concerns, or anything that will affect your teams practice plans.
  8. Be on your best behavior at all times. Inappropriate language and disrespect for others will not be tolerated.
  9. Only positive and supportive comments should be made about the club, team, or other teams on social media sites.
  10. Understand that club volleyball is a big commitment and make practices, tournaments, and team events a priority.
  11. Always focus on effort, team, and attitude, not wins and losses. Celebrate every great play and brush off lost points.
  12. Have FUN and enjoy the game.

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PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Attack Volleyball Club experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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