Warren Township Girls Volleyball

WTHS Mission Statement
Warren Girls Volleyball provides an opportunity for student-athletes to learn and develop mental, physical, technical, and tactical skills in a safe and positive environment that fosters personal growth and passion for the sport of volleyball.  Our overall goal is to teach important life skills athletes will use beyond their sport.  This includes developing our athlete’s work ethic beyond their comfort zone, teaching what it means to be unconditionally committed, how to deal with adversity while working with others, and how to compete at a high level with respect, integrity, and confidence.  Blue Devil girls’ volleyball athletes take pride in their performance, and not only represent this program, but this school and community as well.
Warren Girls Volleyball is a family, as a family we will excel together, suffer together, learn together, grow together, celebrate together and bear all obstacles that may come up, TOGETHER.  We will have a sisters program that will match athletes together from each level, enabling us to establish a connection throughout the entire program.  Our team will support and cheer one another on whenever they are able.  We will host fundraisers, events, and activities throughout the season that will give all of our athletes and families the chance to get to know each other better and grow as a family.  As we establish our program, we must always remember, “United we stand, divided we fall.”

WTHS Expectations
We expect a high level of commitment from everyone involved with Warren Girls Volleyball.  Whether you are an athlete, Coach or a parent of a student-athlete, we expect all players and parents to maintain a positive image that reflects highly of the Warren Girls volleyball program.

Player Expectations
We seek athletes who wants to put in the time and work necessary to be the best player and person they can be.  As a member of Warren Girls Volleyball, it is critical to understand that you represent yourself and the program, family, coaches, school, and community at all times.

Academic Expectations
As a female athlete, sports are an important aspect of life and may open other doors for future opportunities.  Unfortunately for some, volleyball does not last forever and student-athletes need to have more options available.  This is why we expect our athletes to make their academics a priority as well. To be a part of Warren Girls Volleyball athletes are expected to hold a minimum 2.5 GPA.  If there comes a time in the semester where an athlete’s GPA falls below 2.5, she will be required to attend resource rooms during her lunch study hall.  However, homework and school projects are NOT an excuse to miss practice, a match or a tournament.  Athletes must be able to manage their time wisely so that they get their schoolwork completed appropriately and are still able to attend practices and matches with quality physical and mental focus.

Attendance Expectations
Players must attend all functions and we expect that each athlete will be an every practice.  We have a golden rule for being on time.  If you are 10 minutes early before the scheduled start time, you are considered to be late.  All athletes are expected to be dressed and ready 15 minutes prior to the scheduled practice time.  The nets and pole pads are expected to be set up, along with volleyball counted prior to the time practice is scheduled to start.  If a student-athlete is at school but unable to practice due to injury or illness, she is expected to still attend practice and support their teammates.  A student athlete must attend all classes during that day to attend practice and or match.  If a student athlete misses a class due to a doctor’s appointment, they will be required to show a Dr. Note excusing them from that absence. Excessive unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the team as determined by the coaching staff.  The coach has the right to dismiss the player from the team if a lack of commitment and attendance continues.  If a player is going to miss practice, she must inform the coach directly and in advance of practice, not at start of practice or during.  Telling a teammate to tell the coach will not be accepted.  Schedule appointments around the practice and competition schedule.  Practice time that is missed must be made up by staying for another practice session to make up the time at the coaches’ discretion.  Please contact your coach ASAP when you know you will not be at a practice or match.  This way we are aware of the situation and the entire team is not jeopardized.

Practice &Game Day Expectations
  • Be on time…This means early
  • Do not abuse training room treatment privileges
  • Adhere to the dress code and game day uniform expectations (team warm-up)
  • Cell phones are ALWAYS put away during practice and at matches.
  • Be Coachable
  • Work hard and do the right thing, even when on one is watching
  • Be respectful to referees and opponents
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Take care of the equipment
  • Keep your locker room clean

Being a Good Teammate 
  • Make those around you better
  • Serve others…Put others needs ahead of you own…Sacrifice for each other
  • Lead by example
  • Adhere to the dress code for practice and game day
  • Be the kind of teammate that you would want to play next to
  • Encourage and support your teammates at all times
  • Hustle, shag balls, put up equipment keep the practice/game moving.
  • The team comes first, always and no matter what
  • No gossip, EVER.  That means Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Display good character and values on and off the court
  • Hold one another accountable to program and team policies and expectations
  • Give 100% effort at all times.

Playing Time Expectations
All players will have equal opportunities to train and play during practice sessions.  Playing time in matches is earned and is a privilege.  Warren Girls Volleyball does NOT guarantee equal playing time during matches and tournaments.  Coaches will make playing time decision based on what they believe will bring success to the team.  And will NOT discuss playing time with PARENTS.  Players are expected to EARN a starting position and /or playing time EVERY DAY in practice.

Parents Expectations, Responsibilities, & Code of Conduct
  • Provide transportation home from practice and matches.
  • Volunteer your time to help make this program run successfully.
  • Celebrate the success of all members of the team, not just you own daughter.
  • Good Sportsmanship is vital.  Be a good role model for you daughter and demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Support you daughter and the team she made a commitment to, whether you agree with a coach’s decision and strategies or not.  You MUST understand that Warrens’ coaches will make choices based on what they believe to be the best interest of the team as a whole and the team’s goals, not with the interests of a single player in mind.
  • We very much appreciate you entrusting our coaches with your daughter’s development.  Once you make the choice to do so, please leave the coaching to our capable coaches.
  • Parents must ally themselves (and partner) with the coach in teaching their daughter how to cope with the potential frustrations of being a member of a team.  Sports provide an excellent opportunity to teach young women about the realities of highly competitive situations.  They must be taught how to be a valuable team member regardless of their role, how to make use of bother positive and constructive criticism, how to cope with adversity, and how to be a gracious and humble winner.