–U18 Mirage

November 23, 2016 Comments Off on –U18 Mirage


3Haley Cook
5Courtney Cho
6Kalle Benson
8Elle Hagstrom
9Hailey Smith
10Kayla Swisher
18Natalia Chambard
19Hailey Burch
20Katie Henkle
82Savannah Ayars

Rain City U-18 Mirage

Coaches: Vickie Hinkle, Kristen Fowler
Team Philosophy
Volleyball is about learning, growing, and most importantly having fun. In order to grow as a team you have to learn and practice how to be a team. Rain City Mirage will be a group of 12 players coming together both on and off the court to work hard in order to achieve team and individual goals. Playing together as a team with all members giving full effort is the ultimate goal.
Coaching Philosophy
Volleyball is supposed to be fun. We work to build the team concept by having every player learn the entire game of volleyball. We believe that each player will have their strengths or position where they excel. At practice players need to learn every aspect of the game- serving, passing, blocking, hitting in order to make them more valuable to whatever team they are on (high school, club, or college).
Player Expectations: Attitude, Respect, and Sportsmanship
We expect every player to come to practices and tournaments with a positive attitude on and off the court. Show your teammates and coaches that you want to be involved by putting forth your full effort at all times in a positive manner. Every player is expected to show good sportsmanship at all times, respecting your teammates, coaches, referees, other teams, and yourself are all parts of this. Full effort is expected from all players during warm-ups, drills, matches, set up/take down, shagging balls, etc.
Attendance and Punctuality
All players are expected to be at all practices and tournaments on time. If a conflict should arise or you are going to be late, you must notify the head coach by phone as soon as possible. Allow yourself time to prepare for practice and tournaments including putting your shoes on, hair up, set up nets, chatting with friends, etc. If you participate in other sports or activities outside of club volleyball you need to talk with the coaches before accepting an offer on this team (missing practices impacts not only individual growth, but that of the entire team).
Playing Time
There is no such thing as equal playing time in club volleyball. This will be a competitive team where players are expected to earn their playing time through their performance at practice and tournaments.
Individual player’s skill level and attitude will be taken into account when determining playing time as well as what the needs of the team are in any given match.
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” ~Vince Lombardi~
“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like” ~Mike Gafka~
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” ~Dale Carnegie~
“The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed” ~Nelson Boswell~
“The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
“Wearing the same uniform doesn’t make you a team. Coming together is the start, playing together is progress, working together is success, winning together is the result.”