Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club is committed to each individual player; we are dedicated to the education, development and optimization of each player to increase their skills and performance. We will provide a positive learning atmosphere with opportunities for dedicated player to pursue volleyball beyond the high school level.
Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club is affiliated with the United States Volleyball Association which is the national sports governing body for amateur volleyball. We are registered and part of the USAV North Texas Region. This year we will have teams competing in 11 and under through 17 and under. We practice in East Texas area twice a week and we serve players throughout the East Texas area. The primary objective of Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club is to offer young ladies an opportunity to receive high quality instruction in skill development and team strategy. We also feel it is important to instill in them a passion for the game and the importance of great sportsmanship. We strive to help our athletes improve their skill development to help them excel at the high school level and beyond. Our teams participate in a competitive schedule of tournaments.
Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club offers a program with its own executive staff, which manages the overall operation and administration of the club. Our coaching staff is high committed to the success of each individual player and team. Our coaches are selected based on their volleyball knowledge, playing and coaching experience, maturity, and temperament. We have confidence that our coaching staff is one that will succeed with noticeable merit!
As a Wrecking Crew volleyball player, you should be willing to commit to becoming the best volleyball player you can be. It requires many hours of hard work, a willingness to learn and listen, dedication to your team, respect for your coaches and most importantly, a POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
- Be Respectful
- Be on time to practice, tournaments and team meetings
- Attend every practice and give 100% to your workout
*If you are late to a tournament you will be fined $25 for every five minutes late! If you have to miss a tourney and do not notify your coach within a week before hand you will be fined $75!
- It is your responsibility to put up and take down the nets. Please take the time to hang the nets neatly. Remember, we are fortunate to “borrow” them. We can not afford to loose that privilege.
- All players will call lines and keep score. You are expected to remain with your team to complete these duties at a tournament, even if you are not working that match. If you choose to leave anyway you will be fined a $30.
- Wear only team issued uniforms to practice and tournaments.
- The use of illegal drugs, tobacco, or alcohol is prohibited. Noncompliance with this rule will result in expulsion of the Wrecking Crew program.
- Tournament playing time is not guaranteed.
- HAVE FUN!
Registration and Eligibility
Due to insurance requirements, all Wrecking Crew individual players and teams must be registered with the United States Volleyball Association (USA Volleyball) in order to participate in sanctioned practices, try-outs or games.
Season Length and Tournaments
The open volleyball season for Wrecking Crew begins after the state finals for high school volleyball and concludes in March-April.
Obviously the more tournaments players attend, the better their chance to improve their play by being exposed to the best competition in the state. Tournaments will also bring players and parents in contact with college coaches who regularly scout major tournaments. Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club will participate in somewhere between 3-6 tournaments during the season, depending on the age level.
Most tournaments last only two days and are held on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday you will play your pool play and maybe one bracket game. You will return on Sunday and finish out bracket play. One Day tournaments are held on Saturday only or Sunday only.
Because of long tournament days, food and drink in coolers are recommended. All food and drink (even if it is in a cooler) must be kept outside the gym area at all playing sites. Athletes are asked to bring nutritious food as sandwiches’, fruit, vegetables, and fruit drinks, and water. This system has proven to be more effective than running out for fast food between matches because most tournaments there is rarely enough time to leave the gym for extend periods. Participants are usually playing, helping with refereeing duties, or receiving a small break for a rest and eating.
The Wrecking Crew coaching staff will determine practice days and times. Due to school activities and gym availability, practices will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. On occasion, practice times and places are changed on short notice due to unforeseen conflicts. Every effort is made to follow schedules as closely as possible. Please be cooperative if schedules are changed.
Players are expected to arrive for practice by the designed starting time. Athletes should be at practice early enough to help with the court preparations and to begin stretching and warm-up. Athletes should wear appropriate practice attire: volleyball shoes, athletic socks, athletic shorts, and t-shirt. Jewelry and gum are not allowed at practice, and food and drinks are not allowed in the gym.
If a player must miss a practice, a telephone call to their respective coach is required at least three hours before the schedule practice. Try to inform the coach as early as possible so they can adjust the practice plans. Each practice session is very important to the development of the athlete and the team. Please remember if you have a no call or a no show you will be fined $30 and this will have to be paid in order to compete at the next practice or tourney.
- Relay information from the club director to the team concerning practices, tournaments, rules, uniforms, etc.
- Responsible for relaying to the team mom each tournament schedule. Sometimes, this information may not be available until the day before the tournament.
- Inform players and parents of rules concerning practices, tournaments, curfews, accommodation, etc.
- Make sure the following items go to each tournament:
2. Medical Release 6. Player Handbook
3. Tournament Info
4. Emergency phone numbers
When a Wrecking Crew team travels to a tournament they will have designated female chaperons. Each chaperon will be registered with the USA Volleyball when required. Other than during play, coaches are not responsible for supervision of athletes at tournaments. Team mom’s will coordinate team activities and work with the coach. Parents are encouraged to volunteer their services to help with the responsibilities during the season.
TEAM MOM RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Relay information from the coach to the parents/players concerning tournaments schedules, uniforms, departure times, room assignments, etc. Inform the team of meal schedules and food availability. Encourage players to carry nutritious foods for the entire weekend such as fruits, vegetables, crackers, juice, and Gatorade. Players should avoid carbonated drinks, greasy high fat foods and sugary foods.
2. The team’s contact person regarding information to and from the director and coach.
WRECKING CREW VOLLEYBALL CLUB 2021-2022 INDIVIDUAL FEE
The dues for participation cover all expenses associated with the operation of Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club. Expenses are listed below:
USA Volleyball Registration and Insurance
- Elite teams will have a set fee of $1000 (12 and under through 17 and under)
PAYMENT 2-$250.00-DUE ON JANUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 3-$250.00-DUE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 4-$250.00-DUE ON MARCH 1, 2022
- Competition teams will have a set fee of $800
PAYMENT 2-$200.00-DUE ON JANUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 3-$200.00-DUE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 4-$200.00-DUE ON MARCH 1, 2022
- Local teams will have a set fee of $460
PAYMENT 2-$115.00-DUE ON JANUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 3-$115.00-DUE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 4-$115.00-DUE ON MARCH 1, 2022
- Developmental teams will have a set fee of $320
PAYMENT 2-$80.00-DUE ON JANUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 3-$80.00-DUE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022
PAYMENT 4-$80.00-DUE ON MARCH 1, 2022
All payments MUST be made on time, or the player will not be allowed to practice or participate in tournament play. Also, there will be a $30.00/WEEK late charge.
All payments are made to: Wrecking Crew VBC
610 Richfield Street
Longview, TX 75605
1. Check or money order (make sure you add your daughter's name and team on the memo line)
2. cash (make sure that you receive a receipt)
3. cashapp ($chakabj) venmo ($chaka-jackson2024)
4. Square (over the phone or in person)
THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OF ANY DUES OR MONEY PAID TO WRECKING CREW.
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
Uniforms will not be issued unless all dues are current. All players may keep the uniform they are issued, as it is included in their season fee. Players will receive a basic uniform consisting of: 1-2 JERSEYS, 1 PAIR OF TIGHTS, WARM-UPS, BACKPACK, AND A VOLLEYBALL (equipment may vary due to teams level of competition). Each successively older age group may receive additional items. Players on every team may order and pay additional uniform items if their individual fee does not cover these items in the basic uniform package. Players will need to supply their own shoes and knee-pads. Volleyball playing shoes should only be worn inside the gym. Bring other shoes to practice and tournaments to wear outside the gym.
PLAYER/PARENT AND COACH RELATIONSHIPS
Parents and coaches are key components to any successful youth program and that is certainly true. Wrecking Crew Volleyball Club can teach positive character traits, such as cooperation, self-discipline and work ethic, but it is difficult to attain the desirable traits if the adults around them fail to set the proper example. Parents and coaches must refrain from criticizing opposing players, other parents, and especially any player on the team.
As spectators, a parent’s enthusiasm may make him/her prone to give instructions to the players that are contrary to those of the coach. This can cause confusion for young players. Parents, please encourage all the athletes to follow their coaches’ instructions, and leave the coaching to the coach.
Because they often have different agendas there is rarely a perfect fit between the goals and priorities of the coach with the goals and priorities every parent on a team. However, due to their mutual interest in the player’s development as an athlete and a person, coaches and parents can come to a better understanding of each other’s perspectives. One thing parents can so to ally themselves with the coaches is to teach their daughters how to cope with some of the inherent frustrations that arise when one is a member of a team.
Parents should instruct their daughters in behaviors that communicate to the coach that they have a high level of commitment to volleyball. The most effective way to facilitate communication with the coach is to display a high level of commitment to the activity. Any astute observer of teams in training comes to understand that those players who display the greatest zeal for the activity are the ones who receive the best attention from their coaches