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Volleyball

On behalf of our Wildcat family we want to congratulate the 18 volleyball alumni who made their respective high school teams this year.  GORC coaches helped players polish their skills which helped them get onto varisty and junior varsity teams at Arundel, Chesapeake Science Pointe, Old Mill,  Glen Burnie, Bowie, North County, Parkdale, Meade and Mount de Sales Academy .  The competition is going to be great, make sure you get out to watch your local high school teams and cheer on our GORC alumni.  

HOW CAN I HELP?

We need lots of volunteers to  be able to keep offering volleyball.

We are currently looking for a Spring Intramural Commissioner as well as a Fall County Rec. Commissioner.

We use volunteers to coordinate ordering and distributing jerseys, picture days, practices, county paperwork in the fall, and games in the spring.  The last 4 seasons the Raynors have coordinated end of season Playoffs, we will need a committee to take that over as well, finding space, time, coordinating games, awards, and officials.

FALL 2017

The 2017 Thundercats were our undefeated 12U Green team in 2016. This season they picked up their AWESOME name from the team that preceeded them. The original Thundercats moved on to high school teams where they continued their undefeated tradition! Not only did the new Thundercats step up to the challenge of playing up to the 14U level, but also on the Division A schedule which is for the most experienced of the players and coaches.  They took Third place on their county schedule with a season record of 4-2 and went undefeated in our own GORC Playoff.

Special mention to our 14U B Division team, ROAR, as a first year team they finished  with a record of 10-8. The future looks bright for these athletes.

Tie Dyed Tigers played together again this season and finished 3rd on the 12U "Dig" schedule

Shadowcats played together again this season on the 12U "Spike" schedule also placing 3rd.


Jaguars coached by B.Wagoner

Once again our 10U Girls bring the competition.  With 15 teams participating in 10U this fall volleyball season, A.A. County separated our six GORC teams into two schedules.  GORC 10u Jaguars  on the “Attack” schedule finished the season with an overall record of 5-1, winning 14 out of 18  sets, while the Bobcats and Cougars tied for 2nd place.  On the "Pancake" schedule the Flying Tigers and Pumas tied for 4th place. 

The results for our GORC Playoffs:

10U Gold Champs - Lady Lynx with 2nd place going to Jaguars

10U Silver Champs - Bobcats / 10U Bronze Champs Cougars

12U Gold Champs - Shadowcats with 2nd place going to Lady Leopards

12U Silver Champs - WildKats

14U Gold Champs - Thundercats with 2nd place going to JazZee Jaguars

14U Silver Champs - Mountain Lions

GORC Volleyball focuses first on basic skills including bumping, passing, and underhand serving. Once players successfully demonstrate basic skills, we then move on to more advanced skills including setting, hitting, tipping, blocking, and overhand serving. Typically, only the older kids (ages 13-14) will begin to learn rotations/positions. The ultimate goal is to be ready for High School level play when entering 9th grade.

 

Age, Eligibility for Fall County League

  • Age/Birthday Range:
    • 10U ages 8-10
    • 12U ages 11-12
    • 14U ages 13-14
  • Age Calculation Date: 9/1/2017
  • Gender: boys and girls
  • Grade Limitation: 3rd grade min, 9th grade max
  • Start/End Dates: approx. 8/1/2017 to 11/1/2017
  • Locations: practices at Arundel Middle School and feeder schools, games on Sundays at various locations
  • Quantity Limit: 30 per age group
  • Wait List: yes

Age, Eligibility for Spring Intramural League

  • Age/Birthday Range:
    • 10U ages 8-10
    • 12U ages 11-12
    • 14U ages 13-14
    • 16U ages 14-16 (if we get enough interest)
  • Age Calculation Date: 3/1/2017
  • Gender: boys and girls
  • Grade Limitation: 3rd grade min
  • Start/End Dates: approx. 3/6/2017 to 06/04/2017
  • Locations: practices at Arundel Middle School or WCE
  • Saturday games @ Arundel Middle School 
  • Quantity Limit: 36 per age group
  • Wait List: yes
FALL 2016 THUNDERCATS

2016 THUNDERCATS: The winning-est team in GORC volleyball history. In 2016 they had their 4th undefeated season while playing their last year representing GORC.

FALL 2016


Tie Dye Tigers coached by R.Harman

The Tye Dye Tigers  came out on top of the Attack league with a 7-0 record and swept the end of season tournament.   On more than one occasion they came from behind to win a match.  Not once showing poor sportsmanship along the way.  We as a team look forward to the future challenges and will prepare appropriately.  See you next season.
 

FALL 2015


Panthers, coached by K.Alsop

GORC 10U Volleyball: Serving up the Competition

Once again our 10U Girls have proven to be the team to beat.  With an unprecedented 13 teams participating in 10U this fall volleyball season A.A. County separated our 4 GORC teams into two leagues.  GORC 10u Panthers in the “Attack” league and team GORC 10u Pumas in the “Pancake” league took top spots in their leagues respectively.   The Panthers finished the season with an overall record of 7-0, winning 20 out of 21 sets.  For some players on the team this is their third winning season in a row. (Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Fall 2015)

Team Assignments

Teams are typically 7 to 9 players each, but only 6 are required to play. Team assignments are made in a variety of ways. In general, we attempt to keep teams together over time and with their prior coach when possible. This is to ensure consistency in training and playing. We do NOT make placements based on skill level. If a child has NOT played before, he or she is generally assigned to the team most in need.  We cannot guarantee that all requests for teammate or practice dates can be accommodated.

 

Contact Information

Amber Raynor

Commissioner

Coaching Requirements

All Youth Head Coaches in County-sponsored leagues must be certified every three years.  To assist with this vital undertaking, the clinic covers topics such as, departmental procedures, coaching philosophy, sports psychology, legal matters, health and is offered 3 times per year.  The next Coaches Clinic is

Upcoming Clinics

Winter Sports:
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: Registration begins at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:30pm and last for about 2 hours. 
Place: Old Mill High School - Auditorium
   
Spring Sports:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
 
 

Also as a GORC coach you will need to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance seminar. 

  • Monday, November 13 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

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    1290 Odenton Rd, Odenton, Maryland 21113

The training is mandatory for any new head coaches. In addition, all other coaches are expected to attend once per calendar year for renewal. Assistant coaches and any member of the greater GORC community are invited to attend.

Following the training, results of the board elections will be announced.

Background Checks

The purpose of the Department of Recreation and Parks Background Check Program is to ensure that every individual who interacts with children undergoes a criminal history records check. The objective of the Background Check Program is to provide parents with peace of mind knowing their children are provided a safe and positive experience. 

Should you plan to coach or assist the head coach you must get a background check done.