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Summer VB Clinics

Register NOW for $65 / 6 sessions

6-8 pm @Lakota East Freshman Building
June 13, 27 and July 18

Both boys and girls from grade 3-8 will be working on specific skills to enhance their level of play. Combined with our open gyms that will be in warm up, fun drills and scrimmage format, this will make a perfect mix to get your child ready for fall play.

Players will be divided by skill level and will work on specific needs for their grade level. Each clinic will focus on teaching the proper techniques from passing, hitting, setting, serving and back row attacks along with rotation.

Players trying out the sport for the first time to those more experienced are all welcome but will be split up based on skill.

Volleyball Summer Open Gym

6-8pm @ Lakota East Freshman School
June 20, July 11 and 25

Both boys and girls from grade 3-8 can come try their skills at volleyball or sharpen the skills they already have developed. Divided by skill level, our players will warm up, do fun drills and scrimmage.

Open gym will focus on implementing skills learned in our clinic format on opposite Tuesdays. Register for both and make it a great combination to get them ready to play in the fall.

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Fall Registration Open

* Guaranteed Placement Deadline - Aug 1st 2017 *

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

Please register in the division your child played in during the spring season.

If they did not play and/or want to be re-evaluated, an evaluation will be scheduled for the first part of August. See the descriptions under RECREATION to see where your child's skills fit best.

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Regular season runs from August 28th-Oct. 27th.

The program will consist of 7-8 practices and 7 games, plus a tournament. All practices and games held during the week (M-TH) at our local schools.

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There will be 3 Recreational Divisions:

(Players will be placed in appropriate division based on their experience of play and evaluation process results)

Passers: Beginners

Peppers: Intermediate

Spikers: Advanced

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LSO Volleyball
LSO Volleyball

Recreational volleyball for girls and boys (grades 3-8) which offers a variety of different platforms for all our athletes. From the player who wants to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere to the player who wants to master techniques and play competitively, it can be found on an LSO team.

Recreation

(Click on division name for more info)

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:
-New to volleyball, or non-mastery of beginner skills
-Does not pass to target or serve consistently
-Backyard, informal, playground experience
-May have played volleyball before, but needs more work on basics

Home Location: Hopewell Elementary

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. Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

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, still having fun and learning good sportsmanship.

Player description:
-Meaningful experience with indoor team volleyball
-Can serve 5 balls UNDERHAND over the net consistently
-Has knowledge of ready position and moving to the ball
-Can use volleyball terminology appropriately
-Passes to target consistently

Home Location: Van Gorden Elementary (there will be a game or 2 that will be played at a school in Ross)

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. Volley-Lite Volleyball is optional

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.

Player description:
-Passes consistently to target, strong court awareness
-Can serve 5 balls OVERHAND over the net consistently
-Demonstrates knowledge of serve receive, offense, and defense in VB
-Has experience setting, spiking and blocking

Home Location: Endeavor Elementary

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.

Training Teams for girls and boys (grades 3-6) will be formed by skill level focusing on individual growth goals. There will be more opportunity to work on passing with ball control, learning to serve overhand consistently, developing setting skills, 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

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
Registrar
Nicki Schaffeld
Spikers Coordinators
Michael Davis & Angela Schmidt
Peppers Coordinators
Julie Thien & Keri Rogers
Passers Coordinator
Gabriela Profitt
Sprit Wear
Julie Thien
LSO Executive Administrator
Bruce Rhodes

Parents

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.

More Ways To Get Involved

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 spot) 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) 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 – 1 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

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West Chester, OH 45071

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