Club Volleyball is a tremendous opportunity for your daughter to grow as a young adult. It offers challenges far beyond the classroom, pushing her physical and intellectual limitations in a combined effort. Your daughter’s choice to play club volleyball will enable her to become extraordinary.
Being extraordinary means she will achieve and accomplish more than those who do not have great aspirations. But being extraordinary also means that she will have greater responsibility, greater pressures, and greater sacrifices. In turn, her choice to be extraordinary puts these additional responsibilities, pressures, and sacrifices on to your plate. Please realize and be prepared for these issues and provide her with the additional love and support she will need, especially when it becomes overwhelming to her, as it likely will at some point during the season.
The love and support is a delicate balancing act. There will be times you will need to be a loving parent when she falls, and times when she will need to learn to get-up on her own. It is our goal as coaches to help guide you through these difficult times. Please understand the guidance we offer may not be what you initially want to hear, as you may believe you are protecting your daughter, but our objective is to prepare your daughter for challenges she will face in her future.
We understand club volleyball is a great sacrifice for your daughter as well as your family. She will miss special occasions with friends and family, she will miss days from school and the opportunity to do what “normal” kids do. We will do our best to help accommodate her and your family, but not at the expense of the team. You and your daughter have chosen to be a part of this team, to be extraordinary, to make sacrifices, and will benefit greatly, far beyond what a “normal” kid will ever experience. She will adopt physical habits that will last a lifetime, her ability to face and overcome high pressure situations will be far greater, and in many respects, she will be indirectly protected from getting into mischief on the weekends doing whatever “normal” kids do. In addition, club volleyball offers countless and precious hours in the car and weekend trips together. Volleyball is just a vehicle for these priceless times.
Our goal is to provide life lessons to your daughter; to help best prepare her for her future. We hope to have healthy challenging times this season so our team can grow and bond together as a family (players and parents). We hope your daughter and family chose to embrace this extraordinary experience as we as coaches have chosen to embrace this passion as our lives.