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The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are listed with answers to help our customers better understand Warriors volleyball. If you have other questions not answered here see question #22.

 

1. Who may participate in Warriors volleyball?


Any child (boy or girl) from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We group teams by grade: 1st grade and under, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and a Senior division which is comprised of 8th graders. Each individual grade could then be divided into two divisions (National and American) with the National being the more experienced and more competitive teams. 


2. When does volleyball registration occur?


Online individual registration for Warriors volleyball opens on December 15th.  Registration is usually complete the first week of January or when ages are full.  Typically, previous year players will receive an email reminder about when online registration begins.


3. Why does volleyball registration occur so early for this Spring sport?


The Warriors are a member of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) which has teams participating in youth volleyball. Each club must define and commit to the number of teams by grade and division that will participate in the league. This is required to allow time for the all volunteer AYL volleyball board to complete detailed plans for the season including game schedule, number of officials required, game gyms, etc. This also provides ample time for Warriors to acquire and train quality coaches to fill any coaching vacancies.


4. When does the typical volleyball season run?


Practice typically begins in the middle of February with a 2 week pre-season practice schedule. The regular season starts with the first games being played on the first weekend of March and ends around the last week of April. The end of season tournament takes place immediately after the regular season and usually concludes by the middle of May. The season calendar varies year to year by as much as one week.


5. How do I go about registering my child for Warriors volleyball?


There is only one way to register your child for Warriors volleyball.

Online registration (look for link on they Warriors volleyball home page). By signing up online you will also be automatically added to the Warriors email list to receive notices. 
Registration closes by age group when the teams at that age group are full.

 
6. What is the cost to play Warriors volleyball?


The cost for Warriors volleyball changes slightly from year to year. Please check back in December for current fees. 
 

7. What does the registration fee cover?


The fee covers may items including but not limited to:


- Registration costs which are league fees, insurance costs, coach background checks, mailing list costs, etc.
 

- Practice costs such as gym usage & permits, coaching and practice equipment.
  

- Game costs such as game gym usage & permits, including weekly gym set up/tear down, official’s costs, website scheduling and score reporting costs, and officials evaluation costs.
 

- Warriors volleyball operating expenses such as bank fees, credit card fees, ongoing coaching evaluations, coaches training clinics, and education, administration costs, copying, postage, etc.


8. What equipment will I have to purchase for my child to play Warriors volleyball?


Each individual player is responsible for purchasing his/hers own game uniform (jersey and shorts) and tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that all players wear knee pads whenever they play for protection. Should you be purchasing new equipment, we encourage you to shop one of our Warriors preferred retail partners for your purchases. Our Warriors preferred retail partner will ensure a proper fit for your child and assist over the years as your child grows to make sure everything still correctly fits.


9. Where do we purchase Warriors volleyball uniforms?


All Warriors volleyball teams must wear the board approved volleyball uniforms. 

Warriors Field House (Operated by Warriors)
8160 Blakeland Drive, Unit A
Highlands Ranch, CO 80125
P - 303-683-2764
Hours 5-8pm weekdays and some peak weekends!

 

10. Where do we purchase individual volleyball equipment?


The Warriors has one preferred retail equipment partner (see below for address and phone number). The preferred retail partner also offer a complete line of equipment and many accessories for your Warriors volleyball player! 


Warriors Field House
8160 Blakeland Drive, Unit A
Highlands Ranch, CO 80125
P - 303-683-2764
Hours 5-8pm weekdays and some peak weekends!

 


11.  How is a new player assigned to a team? Are there tryouts?

A volleyball player is assigned to a team based on what the players current grade in school, school and experience. We attempt to place a new player on a team with similar experience level. Then if there are multiple choices we will try to match the new player with a team that has other players from the same school or within the middle school feeder system. Priority for placement is based on what date you registered online.

Warriors volleyball players may request to play with a friend or a particular coach. This can be noted in the notes/comments section of the online registration process. If a team preference is indicated on the registration form, Warriors will endeavor to grant that preference. However, there are other factors such as team level of competitive play, specific team roster openings, etc, that affect that placement. Generally there will be a conversation between the parents and a Warriors volleyball representative to ensure correct team placement if a specific team preference is indicated.


At this time, the Warriors do not hold tryouts for any Warriors teams. The Warriors reserve the right to change this policy in the future.


12. How are returning Warriors volleyball players placed on teams?


Returning players who are registered and paid in full by December 31st of the current year will automatically be granted higher priority over new players to Warriors and will generally be assigned to the same team they played on the previous season. The player’s jersey number used by that returning player is also maintained for that player as long as the registration is completed by December 31st of the current year. Should a returning player fail to register by the cutoff, they will be placed on a team in the same manner and in the same priority as any new player. Should a returning player wish to change teams for any reason please contact one of the Warriors volleyball representative as soon as possible so we can advise and assist you in making the requested change. Please understand that a returning player that wishes to change teams must still register by December 31st of the current year. If registered prior to December 31st, the returning player requesting to change teams will be given priority over any new players requesting that same team. Priority for placement for the returning player requesting to change teams is based on the date you registered online.


13. How many players are on a team?


Team size can vary depending upon the number of kids registering to play but the preferred roster size is 8-12 kids.
 

14. How are jersey numbers dealt with?
 

Returning players receive priority when assigning jersey numbers. Warriors will take requests from new players for a specific jersey number or a request for a jersey number change. We attempt to honor those requests if at all possible. Please request your specific jersey number or choice of jersey numbers on your registration form.


15. Where, when and how often is practice?


Typically, all of our practice fields are located in the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Littleton area.


Most teams will practice 2 times per week. The start and end time for practices is determined by the Warriors and generally takes into account the coaches work schedule as well as the school schedule our players are under. For the most part, the younger the age of the team the earlier and the shorter the practices will run. Generally, practices are 60-90 minuets long.

Practice schedules will not be determined until after registration closes.


17. What if we have a family vacation scheduled during the season?


Volleyball requires significant preparation and practice as well as a strong commitment to the team. Family vacations during the season are highly discouraged. Depending upon team rules, playing time may be impacted because of the time your player misses due to a vacation. You are encouraged to schedule your vacations prior to or after the season to avoid playing time impacts. If you must schedule a family vacation during the season please inform your head coach as soon as possible to understand how your team is impacted.


18. What if my child decides after signing up that he/she does not like volleyball and wants to quit? What is the refund policy?


All registration fees for Warriors volleyball are 100% non-refundable. If you wish to discuss this policy please contact the Warriors volleyball representative.

 

19. Who can be a coach?


Anyone can apply to be a head coach or an assistant coach. All coaching candidates will go through a pre-certification process. The process involves filling out an application, undergoing a background check and completing an interview with the Warriors volleyball representative. All Warriors coaches are required to attend any mandated yearly AYL & Warriors coach trainings and are encouraged to attend any local coaching clinics if they can as well. Specific coach training and skill/drill information is available to any authorized Warriors volleyball coach. All Warriors volleyball head coaches are evaluated annually both by their parents/players on their team as well as the Warriors volleyball representatives. Retention as a Warriors volleyball head or assistant coach is offered on a year to year basis based on these and the Volleyball Director's evaluations. If you are interested in coaching Warriors volleyball please contact the Warriors volleyball representative directly.


21. How can I help?


There are many volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering your time to the Warriors organization, please contact the Warriors volleyball representative directly.


22. If I have additional questions who do I contact?

Should you have further questions please contact our VOLUNTEER listed below

 



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