Sponsored By:   Twin Cities Orthopedics
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Parent Information

PARENT Involvement

Our Club is dependant on parent volunteers!  There are many opportunities to help the entire club or just your daughter's Team.  Please review these opportunites and 

CLUB Opportunities:
  • Lodging coordinator for tournaments
  • Event Planning
    • Community Service Event
    • End of Season Banquet
TEAM Opportunities:
  • Team Manager (Communication regarding practices/tournaments,  Parent/Player coordination, etc.)
  • Team Statistics /  Score Keepers (12s)
  • Team Building Coordinator (pizza parties, sleep over’s...fun stuff that brings the team together)
  • Picture / Video Coordinator


PARENT Expectations

Parent/Coach Conflict Policy

As the parent of a volleyball player, if you have occasion to “passionately” disagree with a decision that your daughters coach has made, you must observe a 24 hr. cooling off period before contacting the coach.  Ultimately, unless the situation warrants it, parent involvement in matters of playing time, position or other game related issues is not acceptable.  We want and expect the players to be able to communicate with their coach first…if after that things are not resolved, parent involvement is allowable.  Situations that warrant it will be mediated by our board of directors.

Playing Time & Positions

This is competitive volleyball.  Guaranteed playing time is not a reality especially at the older age levels. We do strive for fair playing time whenever possible at the younger age levels 12-13s.  Early on, players show tendencies towards certain positions…from a competitive standpoint, depending on the makeup of the team, players will most likely be asked to play those positions. All good VB players must understand all the positions and must possess a basic skill set for each position. They will receive some of that training during practice sessions…Should a player want to develop a skill set further, there are off season opportunities via clinics and camps.

Thunder Volleyball Bullying Policy

We expect our players, parents and staff to act (on or off the court, at home or in school)in a way that fosters a safe, civil and non-threatening environment in which all players, coaches and parents are treated with dignity and respect. Our policy outlines what we consider bullying behavior and highlights the potential ramifications should an incident ocurr.  It is mandatory that all participants understand our policy and sign a declaration of said understanding.  The bullying policy is available for download on our website and will be made available to all at the registration meetings.