6th Grade Girls Volleyball Parent Information
1 – Skills Evaluation Night/Practice – On March 4 we will be holding skills evaluation/practice night so we can make teams as competitive as possible. All players will need to go home after school and return to GMS, ready to compete in the upper gym at 6:15pm. We will be finished at 7:45pm. Please pick your daughter up at the front of Goshen Middle School. If your athlete is unable to attend, they will need to set up another time to be evaluated. This must be setup before March 3rd. Contact Mrs. Yoder to make other arrangements.
2 – The first practice is March 10, 2014 from 6:15-7:45pm in the upper gym. The following weeks there will be one practice per week and games on Mondays or Tuesdays. Players must attend practice in order to be eligible to play in the entire match. If a player misses practice they will not play in the first game of the match. If a player misses two consecutive practices, they will not play in the first two games of the following match. All matches will consist of three games. Parents are responsible for transporting players to games and practices. Players must always be picked up no later then 10 minutes after the conclusion of practices.
3 – Practice and Game Attire – GMS physical education shirt or athletic tee shirt with sleeves, shorts/sweatpants/volleyball shorts and tennis shoes that tie.
4 – Jewelry – Leave your jewelry at home. There is to be NO jewelry worn during practice or games. We recommend waiting until after volleyball season has ended to get your ears pierced. You will be asked to remove your earrings before practicing or playing in a game.
5 – The program concludes April 1st, 2014.
6 – This is considered an intramural program. However, each team has a coach and games are regulation in length with certified officials.
7 – There is no cost to the student and an athletic physical is not required.
8 – Admission Charge – There is an admission charge for games.
Students – $2.00
Adults – $3.00
Senior Citizens- $2.00
9 – Practice/game schedule – All practices are either one and a half hour or one and one fouth hour in length. Students must be at school in order to attend practice. Please have rides here at the conclusion of practice. In the past, we have had coaches wait for as long as 40 minutes for parents to pick up their /student athlete. Your daughter will be given two warnings for late pickup. The third late pickup will result in your child being released from the team.We request that parents, friends, and siblings of players do not attend practice. Games will be approximately one hour in length and players are expected at the game no more than 15 minutes before each game.
10 – Jerseys – We will provide reversible jerseys for the players during games. Players are responsible for their own tee shirt, shorts, and shoes. Shoes must have shoelaces and be tied at all times during practices and games.
11 – Volleyballs – GoshenMiddle School will provide volleyballs for practices and games. Players need to leave their personal volleyballs at home.
12 – Locker rooms – Locker rooms will not be available to players during practices or during games.
13 – Water bottles – Players need to provide their own water bottles if so desired.
14 – Games results – Game results will be noted in the Goshen News. Team scores and leading players will be noted.
15 – Behavioral concerns – Any student assigned ISS or OSS, participation in extra-curricular activity rules will be followed, in addition, any student assigned to FridaySchool or isolation, or suspended in or out of school will automatically be ineligible for participation in their next athletic contest. Students who are assigned ISS or OSS are not permitted to attend any athletic activity, including practice on the date(s) of the ISS or OSS.
16 – Athletes are expected to communicate with Mrs. Yoder or their coach if they will miss a practice. Communication regarding missing practice should take place before a practice is missed. After two unexcused absences student athletes will be removed from the team.
First game will be March 17. If teams seem out of balance there is the possibility of movement of players to another team. This will be determined by the coaches.
- Practices Dates
March 10 6:15-7:45pm, March 13 6:15-7:45pm, March 20 6:15-7:45pm,
March 27 6:15-7:45pm
March 17 6:30/7:20pm, March 24 6:00/6:50pm, March 31 6:00/6:50pm,
April 1st 6:00/6:50pm
If you have questions please contact me at 533-0391 or e-mail at