HAMPTON VOLLEYBALL 2019
I. COACHING STAFF PHILOSOPHY
A. To ensure that each player is exposed to a high level of skill in volleyball along with a high level of competition.
B. To provide a social setting for team work, cooperation, and
C. To provide the opportunity for growth and development
through a disciplined structure.
D. To expose the players to a competitive situation which will
be remembered through life as a positive and rewarding
II. TRAINING RULES
A. Participants will follow the rules and policies established by the Hampton administration. Academics are very important!
B. In order to be the best we can possibly be, everyone must attend practice EVERYDAY. Practice will run from 4:15 p.m. to approximately 6:15ish p.m. You are EXPECTED to be on time. There will be practice on Labor Day. We will practice on all 2:00 inservice days beginning at 4:00. September 25 is a 2:00 out and we will practice at 2:15. Varsity practice will be on Sunday, October 20 (CRC), Sunday, October 27 (sub-district).
Our subdistrict: BDS, Lawrence-Nelson, Giltner and NE Christian
C. If you are going to be absent, you must tell Coach Torson.
D. Unexcused practice time means a loss of playing time. The coaching staff will decide what is excused and unexcused.
E. In order for you to be successful in academics and athletics, it is important for you to get adequate rest.
F. Your body is growing and needs proper nutrients. Eat a well balanced diet. NO JUNK FOOD (FAST FOODS) OR POP
ON GAME DAYS BEFORE we play. Consequences may include but not limited to extra running or loss of playing time.
G. When practice begins or game time, long hair will be pulled back, knee pads up, tee shirts tucked in, no gum, no jewelry and your mind is on volleyball. The jewelry rule is an NSAA rule. Also, hair adornment made of soft material and no more than 3 inches wide may be worn. NO glitter or body paint on your hair, face, uniform or body. If you tear out the sleeves of your shirt, I must not be able to see very much of your sports bra otherwise all tee shirts will have sleeves. During practice, effort will be shown when in drills, changing drills, and shagging volleyballs.
H. The team will wear the new Hampton volleyball tee shirt for all volleyball matches. The other volleyball tee shirt will be worn on Wednesday for practice.
I. On game day, the proper dress attire will be worn. No blue jeans. We will dress for success. Only Hampton sweatshirts, coats etc. will be worn on game day.
J. Cell phones: No cell phones on the way to volleyball matches. This is the time to be concentrating and preparing mentally for the match. Cell phones will have limited use at the all day tournaments. We will go by the honor system and if that doesn’t work, all
cell phones will be left in the school office and picked up after we return from the matches.
K. Attitude. Attitude is very important for success in life and for this team. Positive attitude will yield positive results.
III. RESPECT FOR OFFICIALS
A. The coaching staff will not tolerate demonstrations of disgust.
B. No profanities.
C. In volleyball, the ball will be rolled to the other team, not punched, thrown, or kicked.
D. NSAA has a sportsmanship rule, which will be followed by everyone.
IV. TEAM SUPPORT
A. We are all one team regardless if playing varsity or jv. The players will support each other during the warm up and
V. VARSITY LETTER
You must play in one third of the varsity games of the regular season or receive special recommendation from the coach.
VI. RISK OF INJURY
Volleyball can be dangerous to your health. Some injuries include: sprained or broken ankles, torn ligaments to the knee, jammed fingers,
braces on teeth may cut lips, concussion and so on. This is a general list.
VII. RIDING THE TEAM BUS
You must ride the team bus to and from the matches. In some rare circumstances, a player may be allowed to ride home with a parent. This has to be pre-approved BEFORE departure from Hampton.
VIII. VOLLEYBALL UNIFORMS
Please take care of these uniforms. Wash the dark and white uniforms separate. Machine wash COLD. It is best to line dry. Otherwise, tumble dry on LOW heat. Take out of dryer before uniform is completely dry.
DO NOT IRON the uniforms.
Please DO NOT LEAVE your uniform in the wash machine, dryer or in your bag over night after a match.
Please take good care of the uniform that is issued to you. When you turn them in at the end of the season, please wash them before you give them to me. If the uniform is not taken care of, you will pay the cost to replace the uniform.
If a situation arises please follow these steps:
3. Athlete-Parent/Coach/Activities Director
Cooperation is very important in any team activity. We expect the players to cooperate as part of a larger group and sacrifice for the success of that group. We expect the players to cooperate and work together toward a common goal. This is where the coaching staff will ask the players to play their role and do what is best for the team.
Timeliness is very important. The players need to be to practice on time. They also need to be to school on time, and be in the bus before the designated leaving time. The bus will not wait for players or managers. When it is time to leave, the bus will leave. In the real world, people lose jobs for being tardy.
Hard work and overcoming adversity will make these players mentally tough. Life will deal these players some tough hands and in our own small way we try to give them practice coping. We believe they need to go out and work even harder and put past setbacks behind them.
Conduct of participants on and off the court will be exemplary. We expect our players to act with class in school, on the volleyball court and in the community in a manner which will make them positive role models. Abusive and unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated and can result in loss of playing time or dismissal from the team. Will follow the student handbook.
Profanity is a sign of disorganization, lack of discipline, and loss of self control. This conduct will not be tolerated in class or on the court. This will result in loss of playing time both at practice and in matches. Will follow Student Handbook.
Eight Suggestions for Succeeding
1. Fear no opponent. RESPECT every opponent.
2. Remember, it’s the perfection of the smallest details that make big things happen.
3. Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake.
4. Be more interested in character than reputation.
5. Be quick, but don’t hurry.
6. Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have.
7. Know that valid self-analysis is crucial for improvement.
8. Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
You do have, at least you should have, control of yourself and the effort you give toward bringing out your best I whatever you’re doing. This effort must be total, and when it is, I believe you have achieved personal success.
Try your hardest all ways and you are a success. Period. Do less than that and you have failed to one degree or another.
PAYING THE PRICE
People usually know what they should do to get what they want. They just won’t do it. They won’t pay the price. Understand there is a price to be paid for achieving anything of significance. You must be willing to pay the price.
THE GUARANTEED DIVIDEND
I believe one of the big lessons of sports for dedicated individuals and teams is that it shows us how hard work, and I mean HARD work, does pay dividends.
The dividend is not necessarily in outscoring an opponent. The guaranteed dividend is the complete peace of mind gained in knowing you did everything within your power, physically, mentally, and emotionally, to bring forth your full potential.
21 WAYS TO BE A GREAT TEAMMATE
The Hard Hat by Jon Gordon
1. SWEAT MORE: As a team member, one of the things you control every day is your effort. When you work harder and sweat more, you bring out the best in yourself and your team.
2. REMEMBER WD > WS: Well said (WS) is important, but well done (WD) is always better, hence: WD > WS. Set the example in all that you do, so when you speak, people will listen because you have earned their respect by what you have communicated with your actions.
3. CHOOSE TO BE HUMBLE AND HUNGRY: The key to success is to be a lifelong learner who continuously works hard to improve. When you stay humble and hungry and focus on the process, you will love what the process produces.
4. PURSUE EXCELLENCE: Each day, it’s important to wake up and strive to be better today than you were yesterday. Identify what you need to work on to get better and focus on improving each day. Don’t settle for average. Instead, chase greatness. Realize that everyone wants to DO what the great ones do but very few are willing to do what they DID to become great. Be willing. Be humble and hungry. Pursue excellence. To help yourself and your team, implement the 1 percent rule, which says that a little more time, energy, effort, practice, focus, and care can bring big results. If you can push yourself to give just 1% more during each practice, each game, each film session, each class, each homework assignment, and each project, over time you will see big results.
5. SHARE POSITIVE CONTAGIOUS ENERGY: As a team member, you not only control your effort but you also control your attitude. One of the most powerful things you can do to be a great teammate is to stay positive and share your positive energy with others. Research shows attitudes and emotions are contagious, and each day you can either infuse your team with positive energy or infect them with negative energy. You can be a germ or a big dose of vitamin C. When you share positive energy, you enhance the mood, morale, and performance of your team.
6. DON’T COMPLAIN: There are times when things don’t go our way. There are situations that seem unfair. There are moments when we feel like we have the right to complain. But complaining causes us to focus on everything but being our best. When you work hard, stay positive, and do what the team needs, things always seem to work out. To be a great teammate, don’t complain. Stay positive. You can’t always control the events that happen to you, but you can control how you respond and, so often, this determines the outcome.
7. DO IT FOR YOUR TEAM, NOT FOR APPLAUSE: Great team members always put the team first. They work hard for the team. They develop themselves for the team. They serve the team. Their motto is whatever it takes to make the team better. They don’t take credit; they give credit to the team. They have an ego and want to be great, BUT they give up their ego and serve the team, in order to be truly great. In today’s self-consumed world, you have to work as hard to be a great teammate as you do to be a great performer. In the end, your team doesn’t care if you are a superstar. They CARE if you are a super teammate. And when you put the team first, you become a superhero in their eyes.
8. SHOW YOU ARE COMMITTED: If you want to be a great teammate, you can’t just talk about how committed you are. You must demonstrate your commitment I all that you do. And always remember: If you want commitment, be committed.
9. NEVER TAKE A PLAY OFF: To be a great teammate, you want to be consistent in you attitude, effort, and actions. Have a great attitude all the time so you can give your best in everything you do. Focus on becoming the best version of yourself every day. Don’t change with the wind; instead, be like a strong-rooted tress that does not waver, regardless of what is happening around it. Be the kind of teammate everyone knows they can trust and count on.
10. HOLD YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAMMATES ACCOUNTABLE: To hold your team accountable, you first have to hold yourself accountable. When you expect the best of yourself, you can expect the best from your team, and when you expect the best from your team, they will rise up to meet your expectations. To be a great teammate, you must hold your teammates accountable to the high standards of excellence your culture expects and demands.
11. TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT AND EXPECT EVERYONE TO DO THE SAME: To be a great teammate, it’s important to respect and value each person for who they are, not what they do. When you respect everyone, everyone will respect you.
12. GIVE ALL AND TAKE NOTHING: To be a great teammate, decide to be an energy fountain instead of an energy drain. Don’t take anything positive away from anyone. Make your team better by giving the best within you to bring out the best in them.
13. COMMUNICATE: Communication builds trust. Trust generates commitment. Commitment fosters teamwork, and teamwork delivers results. Great communication requires one-on-one conversations that help build relationships. Talk on the bus. Talk in the locker room. Don’t just talk about the work at hand. Talk about your concerns and challenges, goals and dreams.
14. CONNECT: As a teammate, one of the most important things you can do is connect with your teammates. Don’t just communicate, connect.
15. BECOME A “COME WITH ME” TEAMMATE: If you want to be good, focus on making yourself better. If you want to be great, focus on making yourself and your team better. When you are with your team, identify who would benefit from your leadership, help, encouragement, and time and invite them to do something positive with you. Do this often, and over time you’ll leave an incredible legacy.
16. PRACTICE SELFLESS COMPASSION: You can’t be a great teammate if you are selfish. This doesn’t mean they think less of themselves; it means they think of themselves less. They are more focused on others and think about how they can serve others. Always remember, you don’t have to be great to serve, but you have to serve to be great.
17. SHOW YOU CARE: Great teammates care more about their effort. They care more about their performance. They care more about how they are impacting the team. And, most of all, they care more about their teammates. When you show your team you care about them, they will care about you. When you care, you will inspire others to care. When you care, you will build a team that cares, and a team that cares will accomplish amazing things together.
18. BE A LOYAL FRIEND: A loyal friend and teammate is more precious than a diamond and more valuable than gold. They are very rare. My hope is that as you read this, you will increase the supply of loyal friends and teammates by deciding to be one today.
19. LOVE YOUR TEAM: Love truly is the greatest leadership principle and team-building strategy on the planet and if you don’t have it, you can’t share it. The truth is, if you don’t love your team, you can never be a great teammate. Don’t wait for your team to love you; first commit to loving them.
20. SACRIFICE: You must be willing to give some of yourself for the greater good of the team. You have to be willing to sacrifice what you want for what the team needs. You have to decide to move from selfishness to selflessness. We live in a world where everyone wants to be great, but the truth is, only through service and sacrifice will anyone become great.
21. LEAVE THE PLACE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT: This not only includes cleaning up after yourself and your teammates but what will you leave the program? Selfless leadership, competitiveness, joyful spirit, loyalty, love, compassion, heart and a great teammate.