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Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

Earn back your team fees

One of the great things about HVVC is the opportunity to earn funds to reduce your player’s team fees.

Here are a few opportunities:

Tournament Workers

Parent or players age 15+ can work HVVC home tournaments – 2 shifts per tournament –  collecting funds at the door and tidying up during and after the tournament. $60/shift

Join the email list to find out about upcoming opportunities. hvvc.volunteer@gmail.com

Cleaning the Club

HVVC needs cleaning on a weekly basis – Jan-June  Sunday late evening or Monday during the day.  

Involves washing the sport court with a special machine and general cleaning of the facility.

Email hvvc@aol.com for more details.

 

Coaching

Players age 15+ can help at 10’s & 12’s HVVC league practices and coach 10’s and 12’s girls in the HVVC home tournaments and earn credit to reduce their team fees.

Email hvvc@aol.com for more details.

FAQ

HVVC Hotels  – contact for questions regarding hotels at travel tournaments

HVVC.hotels@gmail.com

HVVC Volunteer for working HVVC weekend tournaments to earn credit towards volleyball fees

HVVC.volunteer@gmail.com

HVVC Bits of Wisdom

Match Day Expectations

  • Plan to arrive and be ready to play on court 45 mins before 1st match or ref time (so that might mean arriving 1 hour early to figure out parking etc.)
  • The players are expected to stay at the venue for the duration of the match and including any last reffing session at the end of the day– the team leaves together.
  • Pack nutritious lunch/snacks, high protein especially for multi-day tournaments
  • Parents bring a chair  – never know the setup of the gym sometimes there are bleachers sometimes not.
  • Parents always carry $5 cash for admission per person (not player)
  • Teams will help officiate when they are not playing.  It’s helpful if each player has their own whistle (can buy whistles for <$10 at most sporting goods stores).
  • Players should get a good night sleep the night before especially for morning wave, at travel tournaments the players need to get as much rest as possible, these events are for the girls to perform at optimal level not a vacation.
  • Team Meals- sometimes at travel tournaments team may choose to have lunch or dinner together, ideal places allow for reservation, reasonable price point entrees around $10-12 ideas Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dave & Busters etc.  Best way to split the bill at large tables have the girls order with their uniform number and parents use the same number., Another option when staying at a hotel is to bring in trays of food from Meijer (chicken, salads, veg and fruit trays etc.)

 

Uniform

  • National Players are expected to wear HVVC sweatpants and jacket over uniform at all tournaments
  • Teams may choose to wear hair ribbons with a team theme for each tournament.  Sign up for ribbon duty may be handled by team parent

 

Nutrition

  • Teams may have food tables when venue allows.  Families bring nutrition snacks in the form of a potluck for all girls.  Make sure someone brings a table!.
  • Always have some nutritious snacks in players backpack, for example ideally high protein, protein bars, jerky
  • SignUpGenius (http://www.signupgenius.com/) is a great free website for organizing team tournament potlucks.
    • Example of items for sign-up
      • Table
      • Paper Products (napkins, forks, knives?, spoons?)
      • vegetable tray
      • fruit tray
      • granola bars
      • small sandwiches or wraps – small portions
      • yogurt
      • cheese/crackers
      • pasta salad
      • treat

 

Travel

  • When you receive hotel block information, make the reservation within 24 hours before you forget since these blocks are reserved at big tournaments where every room is allocated for club volleyball.  If you miss the opportunity to stay with the team near the venue you will probably end up with a more expensive room further out.

 

Things to do while your player is practicing

  • Parents are welcome to watch practice
  • Saline Public Library in right around the corner on Maple Rd, – free wifi, great kids section
  • Shopping – Costco, Walmart and Meijer are all nearby
  • Exercise Saline Rec Center is just up the road- daily fee is $8

Hotel Information

Link to suggested  Hotels for Away tournaments

Families are free to choose any hotels they like for away tournaments.  Only exception is if the tournament is stay to play families must register thru tournament software but may still stay where ever desired.

Grand Rapids State Tournament June 1-3 -Hotels

Direct Link to booking hotel rooms

We did arrange for block first come first serve at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids Airport

call to book $104 per night

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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 Huron Valley 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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