Upcoming Events

All Player Evaluations

All Players must register online and attend one night of evaluations.


We have had a lot of interest in ramping up during our off seasons. LSO is working on finding gym times to offer training team opportunities in the winter. Look for an update soon!

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Spring Registration Open

* Guaranteed Placement Deadline - Feb 1st 2018 *

A late fee will be charged when registering after this date .

There is just one option as evaluation proccess and age will help up place your child in the division that fits her/him best.

Evaluation Registration

All players will be required to attend an evaluation

Facts You Should Know

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Volleyball
LSO Volleyball
LSO Volleyball

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

Recreation

Our recreational volleyball is for girls and boys (grades 2-8) 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.

(Click on division name for more info)

Girls and Boys

Our goal is for the beginners division is to establish a firm foundation for girls and boys who are interested in the game of volleyball. Here players will learn the proper techniques of the game, have fun and build friendships with kids from other schools.

Player description:
-2nd-4th 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: TBD

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

Our goal for the Setters division is to allow our players an opportunity to enter in a new sport at an older age and yet learn the skills of volleyball at an entry level alongside kids their own age. They will grow their knowledge of the game and still have fun and learn good sportsmanship.

Player description:
-5th-8th 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: TBD

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

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.

(Click on division name for more info)

Girls and Boys

Our goal for the Peppers division is to allow our players an opportunity to grow and develop their volleyball skills and knowledge while increasing their level of play, mastering court movement, and learning good sportsmanship. These teams will be formed during the evaluation process, have 1-2 practices per week and play 10-12 games. *Acceptance into division is required and will have an additional fee.

Player description:
-4th-8th 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:TBD

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, If a total of 30 boys registered is reached then a separate division will be formed for boys only.

Our goal for the Spikers division is to provide the structure for continued development and enthusiasm toward the game of volleyball with more in depth play. These players, preparing for school and/or club should be ready for higher intensity play and training that will sharpen specific skills and physical abilities. Time and commitment is greater, and games will be played outside of our league with more travel requirement. These teams will be formed during the evaluation process, have 1-2 practices per week and play 10-12 games. *Acceptance into division is required and will have an additional fee.

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: TBD

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). Regular volleyballs will be used in this division only.

Summer

Training Teams for girls and boys (grades 3rd-6th) will be formed by skill level focusing on individual growth goals. There will be more opportunity to work on passing with ball control, serving overhand consistently, setting to different positions, and building physical endurance. There will be opportunity to scrimmage but no scheduled games.

Skill Mastery:

  • Passing with accuracy
  • Footwork to the ball / movement without the ball
  • Serving overhand to targets consistently
  • Controlling the net: Setting, Hitting and Blocking
  • Transition / Rotation
  • Conditioning/Agilities
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
Keri Rogers
Director of Volleyball
Angela Schmidt
Director of Coaching
Angela Schmidt
Director of Training
TBD
Registrars
Vanessa Brown & Teri Baker
Spikers Coordinators
Michael Davis
Peppers Coordinators
Keri Rogers & Teri Baker
Setters Coordinator
Gabriela Profitt
Passers Coordinator
Gabriela Profitt
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)

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