News and Announcements
Greetings All 14 Gold, 14 , 16, 18 Silver Teams,
Vanguard Volleyball Club Directors have been notified by the practice facility of a change to our 14 Gold Gallagher, 14 Silver Fallon, 16 Silver Kuebler, 18 Silver Cagnoli practice schedule. Effective immediately there will be no Tuesday practices. This change results in the addition of a practice on Saturdays from 12 noon – 2pm. The schedule on the main page of the website will reflect this change.
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OVR Boys Director and University of Mount Union Head Coach Matt Mihelic recently emailed Vanguard Volleyball Club with information about a Players Showcase. This Showcase will be for any uncommitted class members of 2020 and 2021. College Coaches from all levels of college programs in Ohio and the surrounding states have been invited. This opportunity will take place on Saturday December 21 from 5:30-7:30pm in Hall B on the first three courts at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Registration must be done in advance and no walk ups will be accepted. The cost is $12.00 which is covering the cost of the tryout t-shirt, which the player will keep.
Deadline to sign up is this Sunday December 1st. Click the link below to register.
Holiday Toy Drive
The OVR Directors have once again initiated a volunteer toy drive. For the annual Toys for Children’s Hospital, please bring a new unwrapped toy as a donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for patients that must remain in the hospital during the Holiday season. Collection in years past has been near the registration desk at the Boys Holiday Tournament December 21 & 22. The OVR is also looking for teams to donate ornaments for the tree also near the registration desk at the Holiday tournament. These can be individual or done as a team or club.
Boys Holiday Tournament
A couple of reminders that the doors to the playing area and courts will open at 7am. The OVR is also looking for a singer(s) for the National Anthem. Stop by the registration desk if you or someone you know is interested.
Tournament play starts at 8am, Please be at your courts for ready for play and work assignments. Check with your coach if you are unsure of your court assignment or when your first match begins. The tournament information will be posted on AES, Advanced Event Systems, several days before the tournament. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with AES.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Vanguard Spirit Wear Sale Info and Extension
Orders that were placed by Sunday 11/17/19 are estimated for delivery on December 2, 2019. Delivery to your athlete will be as soon as possible following.
The spirit wear sale has now been extended until December 22, 2019 with an estimated delivery of January 2, 2020. Link to order is below. For questions email Coach Justin Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Coach Tuttle for leading the sale!
Hotel Reservations Reminders
A reminder that each teams page has has active links for your reservation. Please be sure to make your reservations in a timely manner and list your players name on the rooming list and include their teams name too if possible. Example: Joe Smith 16 Gold.
Missed the date to book and not sure what to do? Stay & Play is still in effect, even if you missed our group block cut off date. Email Melissa at email@example.com for assistance. Your team is counting on you to be compliant in order to play in USAV tournaments!
The links for the 16- 18 Gold teams June hotel for Chicago will be posted soon, please check your team page frequently. Also the hotels for Reno for BJNC will be available soon too. Remember to book quickly! Please see the Vanguard Volleyball Club handbook on the website for more information about USAV and Vanguards policy regarding compliance for Stay & Play.
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Silver Teams and 14 Gold Schedule, 16-18 Gold Teams Reno Info, Spirit Wear Sale, News, Notes & Reminders from the Club!
Silver Teams and 14 Gold schedules are now posted on their team pages. An additional tournament may be added, it would be posted if one becomes available. Please note the 14’s have not been split yet. Those rosters will be posted soon as received from the coaches. All Silver teams and 14 Gold are playing in the St Louis Qualifier listed on the teams pages. Please make your reservations if you have not yet done so. This is a Stay & Play tournament and you are required to use the link on the team page to book you room. Be sure to include your players name on the reservation rooming list. This is how the housing company counts compliance.
Sale ends in five days on Sunday November 17! Don’t get shut out- order now! Orders should arrive before the OVR tournament next month. Please note there is no direct delivery or shipping to any individuals or individual addresses. Your order will be delivered to Vanguard then to your athlete. Please select Free Pick Up from my Organization at the checkout. Questions? email Coach Tuttle at email@example.com Thanks Coach Tuttle!
Qualifiers and Start Times
A note about start times for all out of state Qualifiers. We require all our players to arrive a minimum of the night before to all out of state qualifiers for several reasons. All Qualifiers and most tournaments schedules and results are on AES ( Advanced Event Systems). The start times are usually posted 2-3 days before the first day of play. Some larger tournaments will have a AM or PM start time, or may be on a “wave” schedule. We can not guarantee your team will start in the AM wave or PM (afternoon) wave, and the tournament hosts can not predict last minute changes to the tournament which may affect the start times. One year in St Louis the teams were “flip-flopped” on their start times! It was a good thing we had all our teams there the night before!
For 16, 17 and 18 Gold Teams
We have many families who do not have a room booked for Chicago in January OR you may have not listed your player on your rooming list when you made your reservation. Please go back in your reservation and add your player. This is the only way the tournament directors know to count you for compliance. If you are waiting until 11/18/19 when additional Q/D rooms are added to the inventory, please be sure to include your players name! There are still K rooms available!
- The Chicago June tournament at Palos courts hotel is being finalized and that link will be posted soon as it becomes available.
- Reno hotel will hopefully be posted before Thanksgiving. Check your teams page frequently. This is a Stay & Play tournament and this not an option to stay
elsewhere than our designated team hotel. If you have questions, email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates of play are now posted on your teams page.
- GOLD team contracts and a link for paying will be sent very soon from Director Wes Almond. Please check your email for this important email.
High Performance Tryouts are coming to Columbus!
Ever dream about playing volleyball to represent the USA at the Olympics? This is your chance to tryout and get started in the USAV Olympic development pipeline! USA Volleyball is holding a High Performance ( “HP”) tryout in Columbus on Thursday January 30, 2020 from 5-9pm at the Columbus Convention Center. This is an ideal date and location. There are additional dates, usually held the night before the qualifiers. Please see the link below for additional information and registration. Our Ohio Valley Region, OVR, will also hold tryouts later this year for their developmental camps and teams to complete at the High Performance Championships. This years HP Championships will be held in Pittsburgh PA July 22- 26, 2020. They will post their information on the OVR website when it becomes available.
As always, please check the website often for the most current information about the club and your sons team on their teams page. Email us with questions at email@example.com
Vanguard Volleyball Club Spirit Wear sale starts tonight! Other News, Notes & Reminders from the Club!
You asked for it and here it is! A* BIG* shout out to Coach Justin Tuttle for all his time and effort- thank you!
The link closes on Sunday November 17 at midnight, get your orders in early!
Please note there will be NO direct delivery or shipping to any individuals or individual addresses. Your order will be delivered to Vanguard then to your athlete. Please select " Free Pick Up from my Organization" at Checkout. Delivery will be approximately 2-3 weeks- should be before the OVR Holiday Tournament! Questions? email Coach Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and Answers- the Vanguard Volleyball Club Handbook
Lots of good questions from parents in last few weeks! For new players and families and for those returning. Please take a few minutes to read our handbook on the website. You can access it from the drop down menu choice at About tab or the Forms/Info tab. This will answer many of your questions.
Speaking of the website…
The website is our main form of communication, it is you and your sons responsibility to check it often for the most up to date information. Your sons team page will have their tournament and travel schedule, including their hotel booking links. The rest of the Silver teams tournament schedule will be added this weekend. By posting an announcement, this information should go to most of the email addresses that were recorded through the Vanguard Volleyball Club Membership Contract 2019/2020. While no website or communication channel is perfect, we do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.
USA Emergency Medical Form
USAV annually changes and updates their Emergency Medical Form. You may have filled out the old 2018/2019 form for last season, Fall League or early offer contract. If you are not sure which version you used, please fill out another one and send it to our club email address email@example.com Please put your sons name, and Emergency Medical Form in the subject line of the email. If you prefer snail mail, send to our administrative address: 78 Pumphrey Terrace, Delaware, OH 43015. The form resides on the tool bar tab under Forms/Info. We will be checking in the coming weeks to make sure everyone has filled out the 2019/2020 form. If you have completed and sent us your 2019/2020 form, thank you!
OVR Registration Now Open for the 2020 Season
Ohio Valley Region annual membership is a requirement in order to play. Please use the link under the tab on the website, Forms/Info, to get that renewed as soon as possible. You will not be allowed to play in a tournament without joining or renewing. If you have already done so, thank you!
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