Lady Lions Volleyball
Lady Lions competitive volleyball season begins August 3rd. 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 Dedra Curtice 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. 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.
2020 Season’s first practice will be the first week of August. 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 20. 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.
A high school player camp is scheduled in late July and will be made available to all registered high school players by coach invitation. The cost of the camp is separate from season cost and is TBA as it is set by the coach.
The cost of the season to play is $275* for high school, $225* for middle school 7-8 (or younger girls whose skill-level places them on this team)or $85 for 5-6 developmental 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 and/or $85 for developmental is due upon registration, and the balance due PRIOR to first scrimmage or game of the season.*
* The LHSA Volleyball Booster Club will work toward the mitigation of up to $100 of this fee based upon funds raised through booster activities.
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