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Volleyball

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.

 

Contact Information

Amber Raynor

Commissioner

Age, Eligibility for Fall County League

  • Age/Birthday Range:
    • 10U ages 8-10
    • 12U ages 11-12
    • 14U ages 13-14
  • Age Calculation Date: 9/1/2014
  • Gender: boys and girls
  • Grade Limitation: 3rd grade min, 9th grade max
  • Start/End Dates: approx. 8/1/2014 to 10/27/2014 
  • Locations: practices at Arundel Middle School, 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
  • Age Calculation Date: 3/1/2014
  • Gender: boys and girls
  • Grade Limitation: 3rd grade min
  • Start/End Dates: approx. 3/1/2014 to 5/27/2014 
  • Locations: practices at Arundel Middle School, games TBD
  • Quantity Limit: 36 per age group
  • Wait List: yes

Team Assignments

Teams are typically 7 to 9 players each, but only 5 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. Of course we do our best to meet all special requests as made. But we cannot guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.

 

10U Green Undefeated 2 years in a row!

10U GORC Green were undefeated during the Fall 2014 volleyball season! The caliber of play in the county-wide 10U league was higher than normal this year but 10U Green was up for the challenge. The nine-member squad quickly came together and played as a team even though few of the girls had played together before. Coach Brian Rightnour moved them rapidly through typical 10U drills to start on strategic playing, usually not touched on until the 12U level. By the last game the girls were frequently using three hits and learning to aim their serves to the opposing teams’ weak spots. Way to go 10U Green!

GORC 10U Volleyball Team: Kiara, Alannah, Erin, Kennedy, Berkeley, Rennah, Laila, Makenzie, Hope

On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 10U GORC Green celebrated an 8-0 record ending their County season.  This was the final year this group could play 10U Volleyball together as next year the majority of the team will be playing with 12U.  Even with two new 8 year old players on the team, their confidence was high.  This was the year ‘it just clicked’ for a lot of the players.  Consistent serving and three hits were the goals for this season. T

Congratulations 10U GORC Green on your undefeated season!!!

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 4 times per year.  The next Coaches Clinic is

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Time:
 
Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.
Clinic begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Place:

 
Old Mill High School  -  Auditorium
Use the main entrance to the facility
Parking is around the front and on the side of the school
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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.