Seasons

News and Announcements

Tournament Schedules Posted
Each team now has their tournament schedule for the season posted on their individual team page. Please note for the 15-18 Gold teams the dates for their pre-national tournament in Chicago in June. Please remember these dates when planning your graduation parties so as not to conflict with the scheduled tournament.

OVR Holiday Tournament
All the teams had a good start to the tournament season last weekend with showing lots of energy and enthusiasm on and off the court. Keep up the hard work in the gym! The uniforms totally rocked and were the envy of the other clubs! Great job Coach Almond!

Tournament Hotels
Its very important if your son is on a 15-18 Gold team to book your rooms as soon as possible. If you missed the deadlines, please email Melissa at mbrinkerhoff87@earthlink.net immediately. If you have already booked- thank you! USA Volleyball has strict rules for tournament eligibility and that includes their Stay & Play hotel policy. See the Vanguard handbook for more information.
15-18 Gold Teams hotels have been secured through the USV designated housing company for Dallas, and those links will be posted within the next week. You will only use your posted link on your sons teams page to book for USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas. The teams are on a different schedule and in different hotels.
15-18 Gold teams hotel for the June tournament in Chicago will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
14 Gold, 14 Silver, 17 Silver, 18 Silver teams for the Midwest Point Series Single weekend tournament hotel is at your discretion.

USAV High Performance Tryouts
USA Volleyball has annual tryouts for spots in their training camps all the way up to the USA Junior National Team. See https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/high-performance/hp-indoor for more about “HP” programs offered.
Registration is open through their website. Tryouts will be held in Chicago 1/18, Florida 1/27, Columbus 2/1, St Louis 2/21

Our OVR region will offer tryouts for their annual training camp and trip to compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Check the OVR website for their registration and information.

Remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team information!

As always, email us with questions at vanguardvolleyball2006@yahoo.com

GO VANGUARD!

Vanguard Volleyball 14 Silver, 14 Gold, 17-2 and 18-3 Silver Teams Practice Changes
Practice date and time for next week has changed and this is reflected on the Schedule on the home page of the website.
Practice for the above teams originally scheduled for 12/11/18 is moved to the next day, 12/12/18 from 5-7pm.
Also for the above teams 1/15/18 is now moved 1/18/19 from 7-9pm
The 1/22/19 for the above teams has a time change and is now 7-9pm
The 2/19/19 is moved to the next day, 2/20/19 from 5-7pm

Lindsay’s Law
New this year is Ohio Valley Region requirements for all parents, players and coaches to watch a short 18 minute video and sign the required SCA document. The link to the OVR website https://www.ovr.org/safesport/cardiac_arrest.php
Or go to www.ovr.org, go to Juniors, scroll down to Cardiac Arrest Info ( Lindsays Law)

Boys Holiday Tournament December 15 & 16
Tournament seeding and pools will be posted on AES later next week. See link on your sons team page.
The tournament director Matt Mihelic, is organizing a toy drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Bring a new unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. These toys will be a welcoming gift to children who have to spend Christmas in the hospital. Teams are also encouraged to bring a volleyball themed ornament to hang on the tree.

A FREE boys showcase will take place on Saturday 12/15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 6-8pm. College coaches will be present. Players can register by sending an email to: mattmihelic@gmail.com
Include the following:
Player first and last name, address,email, phone,graduation year, Club team, primary position.

Hotel Reminder
If you have already booked your rooms, thank you! The Florida deadline is already passed, St Louis is coming rapidly, it expires on 12/13/18. See the link on your sons team page to access and book your room.

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team news, this is our primary form of communication!

As always, email us at vanguardvolleyball2006@yahoo.com if questions

Vanguard Volleyball 15-18 Gold Team notes for this week
Practice times have changed on Saturdays starting with this Saturday 11/17, we will start at 9am until 12noon. Check it out on the Schedule on the home page of the website also.

Chicago hotel will add additional Q/D rooms this Thursday, 11/15 at 9am EST. Only 120 rooms are offered through online registration, so be quick on the keyboard! Use the same link on your sons team page to access the online booking link. There are K rooms with roll away beds also currently offered.

Florida hotel link expires on 11/21/18. Please book your room as soon as possible. These are all USAV “Stay & Play” tournaments, you must use the link provide through your sons team page in order for your sons team to be compliant. Questions on hotel/travel? email Melissa at mbrinkerhoff87@earthlink.net

Credit Card multiple payment option coming soon!
After much delay we are excited to be able to offer , as originally planned, credit card multiple payment option for our families. You will be receiving in the next week or so an email with a link to pay by credit card your Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract, or your Vanguard Volleyball Gold Team Contract or both contracts and fees. This feature will still allow you to pay in one payment, or choose four payments, one due at contract signing, and then three additional payments set up by auto withdraw, with the last payment coming on February 1, 2019.

USAV Emergency Medical Forms
Some of the medical forms received via online registration were outdated, from 2017/2018 and must be updated as son as possible. A few were unable to be read, and some have never been turned in. Each Vanguard coach has a list of players who need to resubmit, they will notify your player. The 2018/2019 form can be accessed from the main page of the website. Click on the Fall League tab, scroll down to the link. Print the form, fill out and return to your sons coach.

Please remember to check the website often for the most up to date club and team news!

As always, email us at vanguardvolleyball2006@yahoo.com if questions.

PARKING
To all drivers, dropping off, picking up or staying and parking at the practice facility: Please do not drive or park on the grass at either the church or Mintonette. There is plenty of parking at both facilities. To park at the church enter their parking lot from Village Park Rd, which is just east of the drive way for Mintonette. Park at the church and walk over to Mintonette. Additional parking at Orthotech dental office, next to the church is also a possibility.

15-18 GOLD CHICAGO HOTEL
Please book your room through your teams link as soon as possible. Additional Q/D rooms will be released on line at 9am EST on Thursday November 15! The hotel is nearly sold out and theses last remaining rooms will gone within 24 hours.

OVR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND CLUB DESIGNATION
Please access your OVR membership to renew if you have not yet done so and make sure you selected Vanguard as your club. The OVR will not permit you to play at the Holiday tournament if you have not done this.

OVR BOYS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
The tournament Director, Matt Mihelic, is organizing a toy drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and place it under the tree. These toys will be a welcome gift to children who have to spend Christmas in the hospital.

Teams are also encouraged to make/create or bring a volleyball themed ornament to hang on the tournament tree.

A FREE boys showcase will take place on Saturday December 15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 6-8pm. College coaches will be present. Players can register by sending an email to: MattMihelic@gmail.com
Include the following:
Player first and last name
Address
Email
Phone
Graduation year
Club Team
Primary Position

Remember to check the website and your sons team page often for current news and information

Practice Schedule
All Vanguard Volleyball teams practice schedules are posted for the winter season on the main page of the website. Each individual team page schedule has not been updated yet. We appreciate your patience as continually add information to the website and the individual teams page.
Tournament Schedule
All our Vanguard Volleyball Club teams are playing in the OVR Holiday tournament December 15 & 16, 2018 at the Columbus Convention Center.
All the USAV Qualifier/Bid tournaments are listed on each teams page under Tournament and Hotel Reservation box . The hotel reservation links are posted now too. These tournaments are all USAV Stay & Play. Vanguard Volleyball must use their tournament designated hotel. Please book your rooms as soon as possible. Hotels are team specific and you must use the link for your team. See our club manual, or USAV Stay & Play policy.
14’s and younger, you are staying at the same hotel in St. Louis. You can book through either 14’s team page. and when reservation asks for team name, put 14 Vanguard.
Additional tournaments will be added as soon as they are finalized by the Directors.

Please check the website and your sons team page frequently for the most up to date news!