Lady Lions Volleyball
Lady Lions competitive volleyball season begins August 2nd. Registration will begin April 13 and end on July 8. Initial Registration Payment must be made by July 8th. Final payment must be received before the first game/scrimmage.
There are no tryouts for Middle school players, who will be placed on the competitive team according to age/grade, however High School teams will be formed according to players’ skills and a skill assessment early in the season during a "tryout" and placement will be made during practice to begin teams and as the season progresses.
The LHSA high school volleyball program strives to develop leadership, team building, and Christian character in our team members. Our coaches have a love for the game and are dedicated to teaching the skills needed for competitive play. The Lady Lions High school program is directed by volunteers and coached by Miss Hannah Jones (High School). LHSA varsity division is a T-CAL member.
LHSA Middle School program is coached by Kim Deville along with a volunteer staff of moms. This program is aimed at developmental play and team-building. Those in 7-8 grade will have opportunity to play competitively with other middle school teams. Those in 5-6th grades will learn the rules of competition, the skill to play and will focus on the development of Christian character. Games for these players may be fewer and more of the season will be used to scrimmage the 7-8 competitive team. All players on the developmental middle school team, regardless of experience or skill level, will play to learn the game and to engender leadership, humility and friendship as they work together. The 7-8 grade team will do the same, but will be able to schedule games with schools for competitive play.
Quality of Play
Competitive volleyball implements high school substitution rules. Unlike Recreational Programs, there is no guarantee of playing time or position. Playing time will be based on skill-sets, agility,endurance, ability, performance, and additionally attitude toward coaches, teammates, referees and others. LHSA will strive to provide as many training opportunities as possible. Try-outs will be held with all registrants in order to assess playing skill and team placement. LHSA is NOT, however, a win-at-all-cost organization. The goal is to provide a program in which athletes can grow physically and spiritually and where Jesus Christ is honored in all respects.
2021 Season’s first practice will be the first week of August. A pre-season meeting for parents and players is required and the date will be announced after registration is complete. At the first practice, coaches would like to meet all the parents and players either the first or last 30 minutes of practice to go over the season and answer any questions. The at least one preseason practice week will be a conditioning week and requires a full commitment from players and parents to be in attendance, timely and motivated. Regular practice times will typically be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (times TBA on the information page for members) throughout the season, except for game days. Once a complete schedule is obtained, weekly or biweekly notices will be posted to announce practice times, games and any upcoming tournaments. The season runs from August 3 through October 24. Middle school is a developmental team and will have fewer games. There may be opportunity to play in at least one tournament as well. Its purpose is to teach the skills of competitive volleyball and prepare players for high school play. This team may also scrimmage the JV team to further develop thier skills. LHSA schedules games against area Private, Christian, Public, and Charter schools, including at least one weekend tournament.
The cost of the season to play is $275* for high school, $225* for middle school 6-8 grades (or younger girls whose skill-level allows them on this team) and requires an additional membership with Lighthouse Educational Services ($40 annual fee that includes a number of other benefits and is renewable by July 31.Current members must renew their annual membership for registration.)We are trying to keep the cost to a minimum, but we will need to purchase more uniforms, equipment, pay referees, and help pay facility utilities. The cost includes the fees to one tournament. Any other tournament play will require a minimum player roster and will include a tournament fee, for which player may pay up front or help host a fundraiser. Any team sponsorships obtained will contribute to tournament fees, auxiliary equipment and or coaching assistance. Payment of $175 for high school, $125 for middle school is due upon registration, and the balance due PRIOR to first scrimmage or game of the season.*
For more information contact [email protected]