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2018 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM
2018 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM
2018 VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
HEAD COACH: LARA WIGGINS
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACHES:
AUTUMN DEMPSEY & BRIAN DIMMICK
JR VARSITY COACHES:
AUTUMN DEMPSEY & BRIAN DIMMICK

PROGRAM GOALS

about 1 year ago

PROGRAM GOALS

1.     Be Disiciplined. Give 110% effort in every practice, during matches and in the classroom.

2.     Contribute to the total team effort at all times.

3.     Support your teammates and coaches.

4.     Learn from your mistakes and handle them with poise.

5.     Strive for continuous improvement.

6.     Respect and accept coaches and teammates individuality.

7.     Deal with conflicts head on through open communication.

8.     Be responsible.

9.     Love the battle, the competition and the challenge that the game of volleyball brings.

10.   Be honest with yourself, teammates and coaches.

11.   Stay in shape, mentally and physically.

12.   Play with pride, poise and enthusiasm and PLAY TO WIN!!!

13.   Make playing volleyball a quality experience.

14.   Have fun and enjoy the game.

15.   Be your best athletically and academically.

16.   Work as a team to achieve these goals through respect and dedication to the team.

17.   ATTITUDE is very important to a successful season.

 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

about 1 year ago

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

Volleyball played well is a thing of beauty. Few athletic endeavors require as much teamwork; rarely does a sport reward hard work so completely. Athletes who study the game and apply the lessson learned to relish every opportunity to practice and play.

 

The Lady Tide volleyball coaches love this game. We are committed to you as students, as athletes and as young women. It is our goal

to provide every opportunity for you to become as good as you want to be. More important, we strive to help you and your teammates become the best team you can.

 

TEAM COMES FIRST

As Lady Tide volleyball players, you agree that the team is paramount. Your individual goals and your team's goals do not necessarily

conflict, but when they do, you accept that decisions are made for the good of the team. Successes are sweeter - setback stings less when they are shared.

 

RULES HELP THE TEAM RUN SMOOTHLY

Each player must decide if she buys into our system and is willing to commit to this team. Every rule is for the benefit of the team, and you have to decide, in advance, whether you want to follow them. If not, you should not be a part of this team.

 

TEAM THRIVES ON TRUST AND RESPECT

You must trust your coach and your teammates, and behave in a way that earns their respect. You must do everything reasonably necessarry to make yourself and your team better.

 

OUR TEAM WORKS HARD

Everyone wants to win, but few make the sacrifices to do it. No one will give you anything in life, you must earn it. You can't cut corners, if for example, you don't have consistent killer serve, you should work long and hard to get one.

 

OUT ATHLETES LEARN TO BE COACHABLE

There is often more than one way to do things correctly. In some cases, however, our coaches will select a specific strategy for the benefit of the entire team, even if it may not seem to benefit a particular individual. You must be willing to make changes according to your coach's suggestions.

 

***IF COACHES SEEM TO BE "RIDING" YOU, IT IS USUALLY BECAUSE THEY THINK YOU ARE CAPABLE OF A HIGHER LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE, THEY ARE NOT PICKING ON YOU***

 

ON OUR TEAM, BENCH TIME IS PLAYING TIME

As a Lady Tide volleyball player, you maintain the same focus and enthusiasm whether you are between the lines or on the bench. You accept that playing time is decided by the coach for the good of the team in the circumstances of the moment. You know that the Lady Tide bench is very important; every player has her head in the game every moment, and is ready to come in at any opportunity. The team bench is the 7th man on the court.

 

OUR TEAM CAN BE SUCCESSFUL

Your coaches want you to know that almost any obstacle can be overcome with hard work. Commitment, perserverance and responsibilty will be rewarded.

 

***ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, YOUR TEAMMATES AND YOUR COACHES***

 

Ten Steps to Helping Your Coach Help You!!!

about 1 year ago

Lady Tide Volleyball Ten Step

 

ATTENTION VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: TEN STEPS TO HELPING YOUR COACH HELP YOU!!  

Ask the vast majority of volleyball players what was the difference during that one practice, game or season when they played their best and the answer is universal; "I was really having fun then!" Yet many times they overlook one of the key reasons that time was so enjoyable, their coach, the one in control of the whole situation, was having fun too!

Let, face it: Your coach is a human being, too. Yes, believe it or not, that person who makes you condition, gets on you when you mess up, and disciplines you if you really mess up has feelings, too. Whether they admit this to your team or not, it does matter to them how they are treated by their players. In order to truly understand this, you must realize why someone coaches in the first place. For the vast majority of coaches it is very simple: They love the game and they love teaching it to young people. It's fun for them. Think about it, why else would they devote their time and effort to a team? For the money? There is an old saying among coaches, "You don't coach for the money". Why? When a coach's salary is broken down into an hourly wage the results are quite distressing; Two dollars per hour! That's right, your average coach could take a job, "flipping burgers", and triple their hourly wage!!

Some also feel coaches are "just in it to win". Yes, there isn't a coach alive who doesn't enjoy winning more than losing. However, many experienced coaches will tell you their most enjoyable season was not the year they had their best team - or even their best record. Why? Because many times those same teams that achieved so well caused the coach so many headaches both on and off the court that most of the fun of a successful season was ruined for them. I can honestly say myself that my most enjoyable season as a coach was not the year I had my best team. So if it's not the money or the winning that motivates people to coach, what's left? Simply their love of the game and the opportunity to have fun doing something they love! Now let me ask you this: Would you have fun if the players you were in charge of were constantly causing problems and treating you poorly? I seriously doubt it! I always make a point to impress on my team at the start of every season, "If your coach has fun - you will too!" What can you and your teammates do to ensure you coach is having fun working with your team? Try the following ideas and see if it doesn't bring a smile to your coaches face, (and a boost to your level of play):

1. Personally set a goal to be the first one in the gym before every practice or game.

Coaches love it when their players get in the gym early, and no coach is impressed by those who straggle in "just on time" or a few minutes late.

2. Always volunteer to help set up the nets or sweep the floor. If these tasks are done, start warming up early.

Your coach has many important jobs to take care of every day for your team. Don't make them waste time doing things you can do for them-they will greatly appreciate it!

3. Always greet your coach with a cheerful smile.

Doesn't it give you a good feeling when you are welcomed pleasantly? Your coach is no different. "Treat others as you want them to treat you."

4. Always run everywhere in the gym during practice. When the team is called together, set a goal to be the first one over to the coach each time.

All coaches love hustle and enthusiasm - and hate the opposite.

5. Always look directly at your coach when they are speaking.

This shows respect and an eagerness to listen, learn and cooperate.

6. Never talk when your coach is speaking.

 This is very disrespectful and no one enjoys being "dissed". Besides, how can you possibly be listening if you're talking yourself?

7. Make every effort to do what the coach is asking for at all times.

That is all any coach expects of their players- to do their best.

8. Never question the correctness of your coach's instructions or strategy in front of others.

 This is usually viewed as being disrespectful and puts your coach on the defensive in front of everyone. Nothing good can come of this.

9. If you do have a question, respectfully ask the coach one-on-one during a break or after practice.

You'll get a much better response to your inquiry and your approach to the situation will be appreciated.

10. Learn what your coach likes to talk about besides volleyball and make an effort to chat a little when appropriate.

 Everyone likes it when others show an interest in what they enjoy.

I'm sure some players will respond to these ideas by saying, "Why should I help my coach help me? I'm already working hard - and besides -it's their job to help me!" That's very true. What everyone must realize is, people work harder at any task or job when they are enjoying themselves doing so. This is just human nature.

Do the "little things" suggested above and see for yourself if your coach doesn't start having more fun working with you and your team, and thus start doing "those extra things" the whole team really appreciates. Then watch as you find yourself and the others putting out that extra effort consistently, playing not only harder but better, and enjoying it! In addition, you'll be learning a set of behaviors all "true athletes" possess and use on a daily basis. This approach really is a "win-win" situation for all involved. Good luck having fun!!

 

Quotes

about 1 year ago

When all is said and done, it's not the wins or losses that you will remember, but the friendships you made along the way.

 

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

 

An athlete who plays team sports cannot win a game by himself. Being part of the TEAM is how it's done. Rather than focusing on personal glory, a true teammate does everything he can for his team.

 

"Ability is what gets you to the top.
Character is what keeps you there."

"A life not lived for the betterment of others is a life not lived."

 

A champion is someone who gets up even when they think they can't.

 

In order for a team to be successful, its players must leave their egos at home, and change the ME to WE.

 

You can't win a game by yourself, but you can lose one.

 

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before."

 

 

Lady Tide Volleyball Booster Club

about 1 year ago

LADY TIDE VOLLEYBALL BOOSTER CLUB OFFICERS

OFFICERS

President:

Teresa Dixon  577-4364

 

Vice Pres.:

Tania McGarry   762-1700

  

 

Secretary:



Treasurer:

Jen Moore     553-2378

 

 

CONCESSION STAND COORDINATOR   

Brandi Collins