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.
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.
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, Eligibility for Spring Intramural League:
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.
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)
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.
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
|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|
Also as a GORC coach you will need to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance seminar.
Monday, November 13 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
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.
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.