Girls Volleyball (Grades 6-8)

About Girls Volleyball

Middle School Girls Volleyball is open to students in 6th - 8th grade. The season begins on Monday, August 21st, and will run for approximately eight weeks. This program of educational athletics will focus on skill development, gaining an appreciation for the sport of volleyball, and teamwork. Effort, attitude, and commitment will directly influence individual growth within the program. A high level of sportsmanship will be expected of all involved within the program. It is our goal to prepare as many young student athletes as possible for involvement at the next level. Students are evaluated by the Director of Volleyball Operations (DOVO) as well as the other coaches on staff. They use a rubric that is created by each varsity head coach to assess certain skills and abilities. All students are then placed into 3 tiers based on their evaluation results. Our program philosophy is that students do best when they can learn and grow at the same pace as their peers, regardless of grade level.

Season Start & End Dates

Monday, August 21st, 2017 - Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

Practice Schedule

Practices during any one-week may include any of the 7 days during the week and will be between 1 and 3 hours long on any given day (based on the availability of the coach). Practice start times will range from immediately after school to 8 PM during the week and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and/or 1 PM to 6 PM on Sundays. Evaluation schedules can be found below for each school. Once student athletes are evaluated and placed on a team, you will be contacted by her coach and receive the practice schedule for the remainder of the season.

East Middle School Practice Schedule

Week 1 - Evaluations Week

  • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd - Parent Meeting 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23rd - 8th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 24th - 6th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 25th - 7th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 26th - Scrimmages TBD for Black/White Tiers

Following tier placements, students will be equitably split into teams within their tier. Once team placements are final, you will be contacted by her coach and receive the practice schedule for the remainder of the season.

West Middle School Practice Schedule

Week 1 - Evaluations Week

  • Monday, Aug. 21st - 7th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players Meetings (Parents and Players will meet for separately, both meetings begin at 5:30 pm).
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skill Evaluations
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd - 6th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players Meetings (Parents and Players will meet for separately, both meetings begin at 5:30 pm).
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skill Evaluations
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23rd - 8th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players Meetings (Parents and Players will meet for separately, both meetings begin at 5:30 pm).
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skill Evaluations
  • Thursday, Aug. 24th - All levels - 6th - 8th
    • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Scrimmages and Team Building
  • Friday, Aug. 25th - All levels - 6th - 8th
    • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Scrimmages with Final Evaluations

Following tier placements, students will be equitably split into teams within their tier. Once team placements are final, you will be contacted by her coach and receive the practice schedule for the remainder of the season.

Game Schedule

  • All games will be held at either East Middle School or West Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games will be scheduled between 4 pm and 8 pm on the following dates:
    • 9/14/17
    • 9/19/17
    • 9/21/17
    • 9/26/17
    • 9/28/17
    • 10/3/17
    • 10/5/17
    • 10/10/17

Important Dates

  • The Black & Green Tier teams will participate in the Cadillac Invitational on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.
  • There will be a Gold Tier end of season Jamboree on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 4 pm - 8 pm.
  • The White and Black/Green Tier end of season tournaments will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 (Locations TBD).

Admission Prices

Admission will be charged for LEAP middle school basketball, football, volleyball, and wrestling activities. Admission may be paid at each event, or for the entire season with an All-Access Sports Pass. See prices below:

Single Event Admission

  • Adults - $3.00
  • Students - $2.00
  • Children 5 & Under - Free

All Access Athletics Passes

All Access Athletics Passes are available for purchase and include admission to all LEAP and TCAPS athletic events. TCAPS All Access sports passes are not valid for MHSAA-sponsored events. Prices are $100 adults, $70 students, and $30 for senior citizens. Prices remain the same all year no matter what season in which the pass is purchased. Passes can be purchased from the LEAP Office, located at Central High School as well both high school athletic offices.

Director of Volleyball Operations

East Middle School

  • Danielle Humphrey, tcems.volleyball@gmail.com

West Middle School

  • Katherine Brege, bregeka@tcaps.net

Helpful Information

  • Sports Physicals are required for Middle School Girls Volleyball. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.External LinkDownload sports physical form
  • Games will be officiated by registered officials, score will be kept. Games will be between teams of the same tier and will include games within each school and against teams from the other TCAPS middle school.
  • PDF DocumentFrequently Asked Questions

Equipment Needed

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Knee Pads
  • Volleyball Shorts (these are optional as athletes may wear other workout shorts instead)

Participation Fee

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: August 18, 2017 (After this date, a $25 late fee will be added to the registration cost).
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.1758). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

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