Upcoming Events

Fall Tournament: Setters & Spikers

(Brackets will be completed a week prior)

Setters (13 teams)
Oct 23, 24, 28 @ Freedom and Oct 23 @ Elda

Spikers (9 teams)
Oct 28, 29, 30 @ Endeavor

End of Season Pizza party! (Click here) Will be held on Oct 30th @ Endeavor


Fall Tournament: Ace, Pepper & Passers

(Brackets will be completed a week prior)

Aces (5 teams)
Oct 28, 29, 30 @ Heritage EC

Peppers (7 teams)
Oct 23 @ Hopewell EC
Oct 24 @ Harrison (Old HS)

Passers (15 teams)
Oct 23 and Oct 24 @ Independence
Oct 23 and Oct 24 @ Ross Admin
Oct 28 @ Ross Admin

End of Season Pizza party! (Click here) Will be held on Oct 30th @ Heritage EC

LSO Volleyball
LSO Volleyball

LSO Volleyball offers a variety of different platforms for all our athletes.

Recreation

LSO Volleyball offers a variety of different platforms for all our athletes. Our recreational volleyball is for girls and boys (grades 2-9) and is a great place for kids to explore their interest in a new sport. For players that want to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere and want to play at any age.

All players must register under VB Season. Coordinators will place all rec players in Passers, Setters and Aces based on their grade (see below).

The program will consist of 7-8 practices with at least 6 games, and finishing with an end of season tournament. Spring we will run from early April to the end of May. Rec league practices and games will be held on weeknights in the W.Chester/Liberty area.

(Click on division name for more info)

Girls and Boys

Our goal is to implement a firm foundation for new players interested in the game of volleyball to learn proper techniques of the game, have fun and build friendships with kids from other schools.

Player description:
-2nd-3rd graders only
-New to volleyball, with no or very little knowledge of the game
-Can't serve over the net or serve consistently
-Passes to target less than 50% of the time
-May have played volleyball before, but needs more work on basics

Home Location: Practices @ Freedom and Games @ Independence

Practices: Monday or Tuesday varying 5:30-8:30pm

Games: Wednesday and Thursday varying 5:30-8:45pm

Fee includes Jersey shirt
All players need to provide black pants and knees pads (preferably black). Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

Intermediate Division (Girls and Boys)

Our goal for players entering into the sport or staying with recreation play with peers is to learn the proper techniques of the game while having fun and learning good sportsmanship.

Player description:
-4th-5th graders only
- New to volleyball but may have played on another organized sports team
-Has limited knowledge of the game
-Can't serve underhand or overhand serves over the net consistently (50% of the time)
-Passes to target less than 50% of the time
-May have played volleyball before, but needs more work on basics

Home Location: Independence

Practices: Monday or Tuesday varying 5:30-8:30pm

Games: Wednesday and Thursday varying 5:30-8:45pm

Fee includes Jersey shirt
All players need to provide black pants and knees pads (preferably black). Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

Intermediate Division (Girls and Boys)

Our goal is to offer older players an opportunity to continue playing at a rec level.

Player description:
-6th-9th graders only
- New to volleyball but may have played on another organized sports team
- May or may not have knowledge of game
-May have played volleyball before, but needs more work on basics

Home Location: Heritage Early Childhood

Practices: Monday or Tuesday varying 5:30-9pm

Games: Wednesday and Thursday varying 5:30-9pm

Fee includes Jersey shirt
All players need to provide black pants and knees pads (preferably black). Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

Upper Level

Though ALL players will be required to attend an evaluation (for balance of teams), our advanced divisions will now allow players to develop their skills at a quicker pace. These 2 upper divisions require players to be able to perform basic skills and are now ready to master court movement, while playing more competitively.

Players from F18 that played in Peppers and Spikers returning in the spring will be placed in the same division and will not need to attend evaluations. If they wish to be reevaluated, they may attend evals. Evaluations will also be open to those not participating in the past F18 season wanting to be placed in an upper level of play. Once the player accepts the invite to be placed in Peppers/Spikers, they will be transferred and an additional $20 fee will be charged for play in those divisions.

The program will consist of 7-8 practices with at least 6 games, and finishing with an end of season tournament. Spring will run from early April to the end of May. Rec league practices and games will be held on weeknights in the W.Chester/Liberty area. Upper level divisions may play over a few weekends and in other locations around our area.

(Click on division name for more info)

Girls and Boys

Our goal for returning experienced players, as they grow and develop in our program, is to provide a firm foundation of volleyball knowledge while increasing their volleyball skills and providing a fun, healthy competitive atmosphere.

Player description:
-4th-6th grade only
-At least 2-3 seasons on an organized volleyball team
-Can serve underhand or overhand consistently more than 60% of the time
-Has knowledge of ready position and moving to the ball
-Can use volleyball terminology appropriately
-Passes and sets to target consistently (50% of the time)
-Demonstrates knowledge of serve receive, offense, and defense in VB
-Has experience setting, spiking and blocking (understands and ready to perform 3 touches)
-Has basic skills mastered and is ready to learn defense and overlapping positions

Home Location:Hopewell Early Childhood and Cherokee

Practices: Monday or Tuesday varying 5:30-8:30pm

Games: Wednesday and Thursday varying 5:30-8:45pm

Fee includes Jersey shirt
All players need to provide black pants and knees pads (preferably black). Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

Girls and Boys – Boys will be distributed evenly on teams

Our goal for advanced players interested in playing for their school teams, is to provide the opportunity for players to continue playing the sport and continue to sharpen skills in a competitive environment.

Player description:
-4th-8th grade only
-Passes consistently (60% of the time) to target, strong court awareness
-Can serve underhand or OVERHAND over the net consistently (75% of the time)
-Demonstrates knowledge of serve receive, offense, and defense in VB
-Has experience setting, spiking and blocking (understands and performs 3 touches)
-Is ready to run multiple defenses and run plays

Home Location: TBDEndeavor and Van Gorden

Practices: Monday or Tuesday varying 5:30-8:30pm

Games: Wednesday and Thursday varying 5:30-8:45pm

Fee includes Jersey shirt
All players need to provide black pants and knees pads. Regular volleyballs will be used in this division only.

Required Info for Parents and Coaches

Lindsey's Law

Details of the Law and what is required

Parents/guardians and youth athletes

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

Required Signature Form

Coaches

If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay's Law.

If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

VOLUNTEER!

LSO is built on parent involvement and support from our families. Please consider helping out. There are several ways to contribute, some are on the court while others take place prior to the season and throughout the season behind the scenes.
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Volleyball Board

Commissioner
Allyson Fridman
Director of Coaching
Angela Schmidt
Director of Training
Angie Page
Registrar & Divisions Coordinator
Gabriela Proffitt
LSO Executive Administrator
Bruce Rhodes

Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Being a part of the LSO family means that we are positive, supportive and play an active role as leaders for our children.

1. When registering, make sure to sign up for one of the volunteer spots. Please specify those positions that you would be willing to do and you will be contacted.

2. Attend practices to learn about the game.

3. Help your child practice at home what they learned at practice.

4. Get involved on the court or behind the scene.

Volunteer Opportunities

Director of Volleyball (1 filled) DOVB
• Oversees the LSO VB Board of Directors in partnership with Commissioner
• Manages and supervises execution strategies set forth by the VB Board of Directors
• Determines set up the LSO volleyball direction and schedule for each season
• Coordinates with partnering leagues and LSO league for game scheduling

Director of Coaching (1 filled) DOC
• Develops program curriculum for all levels
• Selects, supervises and evaluates trainers / coaches
• Facilitates or schedules a coaches clinic 1-2 times a year
• Oversees and directs performance in the volleyball program – player training and games
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Division Coordinator (1 per division needed, 1 inPassers needed) DC
• Ensures that the program strategies are followed and executed
• Actively recruits head coaches, assistant coaches and trainers for division
• Oversees team building with registrars in each division
• Provides timely and accurate communication with the Board of Directors, coaches, and our families throughout the season
• Organizes binders for each coach and/or each facility each season in partnership with DOC/R (schedules / rosters / med forms / code of conduct / concussion training certs / drills)
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Registrar (1 per division – 2 still needed) R
• Organizes players and manages the building of teams in Blue Sombrero
• Provides timely and accurate communication with DOC, coaches, and families throughout the season
• Works with Executive Admin to manage drops/refunds as needed
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Scheduler (1 per division – 1 still needed) S
• Schedules and reserves facilities, fills out proper forms, needed for practices and games (prior to season)
• Serves as contact with schools and facilities reference to scheduling and upkeep during season
• Works with Executive Admin to manage drops/refunds as needed
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Head Coach (25 needed) HC
• Sets up equipment or takes down depending on practice times- responsible for checking equipment regularly
• Plans and coordinates instructional drills with trainers
• Attends practices and leads drills/scrimmages during practice
• Makes it a fun, positive, learning experience for all participants
• Reiterates correct terms/techniques provided by LSO Guidelines
• Plans line up/rotation for games
• Communicates with registrar for team info
• Coordinates and communicates with assistant coach and families throughout the season

Assistant Coach (25 needed) AC
• Helps set up equipment or takes down depending on practice times
• Attends and assists head coach with drills during practices/games
• Makes sure that the gym binder with med forms is at all practices/games
• Reiterates correct terms/techniques that are taught by trainers or coaches
• Organizes volunteers for line judging and score table for games

Volleyball Commissioner (1 filled – 1 year commitment) VC
• Attends LSO board meetings once a month
• Reports on volleyball activity throughout the year to the board
• Completes budget for LSO Volleyball program
• Communicates on a regular basis with the DOC
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Director of Training (1 N/A fall, 1 needed spring) HT
• Organizes and recruits the trainers for each season
• Keeps record for hours of each trainer
• Plans and coordinates instructional drills for practice
• Attends practices and leads drills/scrimmages for practice
• Participates on the LSO VB Board of Directors

Trainer (4-6 spots available) T
• Plans and coordinates instructional drills for practice
• Attends practices and leads drills/scrimmages for practice
• Ensures that players are learning proper techniques each week
• Includes coach in practice for instruction and drills

Please contact Volleyball@LakotaSports.org if you are interested and have further questions.

Coaches

Forms and Documents

Background Check

This link is used for all LSO sports EXCEPT Baseball (see Baseball Coaches section)

How to Sign Up as a Coach

Click here to see step by step instructions for Signing Up as a Coach on the Blue Sombero system.

LSO Coaches Code of Conduct

Online Acceptance Form: Use this online form to confirm your acceptance of the Coaches Code of Conduct. Please discuss expectations of positive attitudes amongst the coaching staff.

Concussion Training

State law requires training in recognizing concussions in sports. The Ohio Department of Health offers free online training for coaches. Click on the title above to be taken to the state site for more info and links to the training. Once you complete the training click on the
Concussion Training Confirmation.

Parent / Player Code of Conduct

This form should be signed at the team's first meeting. This also offers a good opportunity to discuss the coach's expectations of the team's players and parents.

Emergency Medical Form

This form needs to be completed for all players on the team and kept by the head coach for the duration of the season.

Medical Clearance to Return Form

Incident Report

Injury Report Form

(PDF) -- (Excel)
Lakota Sports Organization

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 212
West Chester, OH 45071

Walter J. Long Multi-Sports Complex
7894 Kyles Station Road
Middletown OH 45044