Lady Eagles Volleyball
The Lady Eagles Volleyball Program is an outreach ministry to the families of ECCHO. The purpose of this program is to provide a developmental, fun, competitive, and safe environment for girls ages 13 - 18 years old. Our goal is to provide homeschooled student-athletes with the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority through the game of volleyball. We strive to teach the players how to work within a team setting by respecting their teammates, portraying a team-first attitude, and then dedicating themselves through commitment and sacrifice to become more Christ-like in the manner in which they approach the game while turning soccer lessons into life lessons that go beyond the playing field. Lady Eagles athletes are seen as leaders within the program and are held to a higher standard as such.
Volleyball tryouts are held in early summer. Students ages 13 (by September 1st) to 18 are eligible to try out. Tryouts for the fall 2023 team will be June 5 - 9th. The tryout fee is $50 per candidate. Tryout dates and times are posted on the ECCHO website and social media platforms. Student-athlete candidates are expected to come prepared in appropriate volleyball attire (head to toe) and bring all necessary volleyball equipment, and water to every evaluation. Attire must align with the ECCHO dress code (see dress code section for clarification).
Candidates will be evaluated during tryouts by coaches. Student-athlete candidates may be asked to return on additional evaluation days before a final decision is made. Results will be emailed to parents of student-athletes within one week following the evaluations.
Lady Eagles Volleyball is an academic year-long program. The team member's term begins in July and ends at the end of May of the following year. Team members are expected to attend practices in the late summer and fall, participate in volleyball class during the “academic year” and participate in the full volleyball season - class, practice, games, and tournaments. Team members commit to participating in various activities, fundraisers, parades, etc. as part of their place on the team. (Special circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis - please talk to the coaches and athletic director.)
Practices are two days a week starting in July and continuing through fall. Practice days and times for 2023 are Mondays and Fridays.
Lady Eagles Volleyball will have a volleyball class on Fridays as part of the high school classes offered by ECCHO. The purpose of the volleyball class is to free up practice time for practice. Class time will be used for communication, covering program details, team building, team development, volleyball knowledge, and scenarios. Team members will participate in devotionals as well as health and nutrition.
Our goal is to be a competitive team who works hard on and off the field and shines His light for the world to see. The Eagles volleyball teams will play a full season of regular season games each fall. The Varsity team will enter into tournaments as deemed appropriate by the coaches and athletic director during the regular season. The team may enter into a National championship as deemed appropriate by the coaches and athletic director.
The Lady Eagles games will be posted on the team calendar, and team game changer. Parents and team members are responsible for keeping up with the calendar.
The Lady Eagles Volleyball team has a GroupMe dedicated to team members and at least one parent per player. It is important that you have the app and keep up with notifications.
Attendance and Absences:
It is expected that parents and team members communicate to the coach and/or athletic director any issues or problems that arise in a timely manner. Team members are expected to be at all practices, classes, games, etc. It is understandable that things come up and sometimes team members are unavailable, please communicate with coaches and/or the athletic director as soon as possible. When possible please schedule vacations, family events, and other commitments during the off-season. Team members are expected to be on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to participate.
Parents are required to help the team in several ways. Each home game the Lady Eagles team will need two line judges, a scorekeeper, a libero tracker, and a scoreboard operator. At tournaments, parents must be available to help as needed.
Volleyball is an expensive sport and ECCHO recognizes the need for fundraising to help cover some of the costs for the program. Team members and families are expected to participate in all fundraising opportunities.
The ECCHO Volleyball program season fee is TBD. The budget will be reviewed and approved by the ECCHO board of directors before it is put out to the public. Thank you for your patience.
Volleyball Team members are expected to follow all the guidelines as laid out in the ECCHO Athletic Handbook.
But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.