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St. Bartholomew Athletic Association

Boys Volleyball

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

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Boys Volleyball is offered for Grades 3-8. No prior experience is required. Sign-ups are January-February with tryouts/evaluations held in February-March (if there are multiple teams per grade). 

 

Team Selection

In most cases teams are separated by grade. Occasionally teams have 2 grades blended. The number of teams is based on the number of girls registered. Teams in grades 3-5 are balanced based on skill, positions played, height and knowledge of the game. The SBAA will make as many teams as necessary to maintain playing time consistency and manageability for the coach. In grades 6-8, teams are created by skill level and divided into A and B teams.

 

For grades with multiple teams – tryouts/evaluations are held around February-March. There will be one session for grades 3-5 and two sessions each for grades 6-8. Players are required to attend all sessions. Evaluators are used to assess athletes on all skills. Each skill will be rated on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). Evaluators are people who are knowledgeable about the game and do not have a familial connection to any athlete. Every attempt is made to have a number of qualified volunteers for this step to have the players placed correctly. After tryouts, the evaluators and the coordinator create the teams and the players are notified by their coaches.

 

 

Time Regulations

In grades 3-5, for all players who attend practices and games regularly, playing and practice time over the course of the season shall be equal for all players. The SBAA expects that playing time during games be as equal as possible for all players.

 

In grades 6-8, coaches will balance the needs of the players preparing for high school athletics and of those players using their last opportunity to play for their school team. No player shall ever attend a game and not play at all.

 

Where A and B teams are operative, playing time shall be one unit of play. A unit of play will be defined as: one quarter (basketball), one game (volleyball), one inning (softball/baseball). Each league may have specific playing guidelines (For example: CYO, 3rd grade basketball is 1 continuous quarter). Coaches are to be aware of these guidelines and comply with them. Violations can and may result in a forfeit being declared, by the league and/or SBAA. While a league may not enforce or even monitor playing time requirements during tournaments, playing time guidelines are in effect for SBAA teams during all games, tournaments included.

 

Practices

Practices vary by grade level and coach. Typically one or two practices are held each week. Practices are held Monday through Friday at the KAC.  After school times are between 3pm-9pm. Gym time is given out by grade level and determined by the Athletic Director and the Commissioner. Players are expected to commit to the sport and school team by attending practices on a regular basis.

 

Coaching

The archdiocese requires 2 adults to be at every practice. Therefore, we attempt to place 2 coaches per team. The SBAA asks for volunteers from our parent community, the parish community, alumni, etc… Every attempt is made to get the best coaches for every team.

 

In grades 3-5, parent coaches are permitted to coach any team. In grades 6-8, the A team head coach will not be a parent. B teams may have parents as the coaches. If you are interested in volunteering to coach,  please contact the SBAA at panthernation@stbartsathletics.org.