Girls Volleyball (Grades 6-8)

About Girls Volleyball

Middle School Girls Volleyball is open to students in 6th - 8th grade. The season begins during Summer Break, 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 20th, 2018 - Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

Practice Schedule

Practices during any one-week may include any of the 7 days during the week and will be between 1 and 2 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, August 21st - Skill Evaluations (Passing drills/serving drills)
    • 8th grade 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th grade 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 6th grade 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Evaluator discussion 7:15 - 7:45
  • Wednesday, August 22nd - Skill Evaluations (Setting drills/scrimmage)
    • 8th grade 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th grade 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 6th grade 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Evaluator discussion 7:15-7:45
  • Thursday, August 23rd - Skill Evaluations (Hitting drills/scrimmage)
    • 8th grade 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • 7th grade 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    • 6th grade 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Evaluator discussion 7:15 - 7:45 

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. 20th  - 7th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players meeting (parents and players will meet separately, both meetings will begin at 5:30 pm)
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skills Evaluation
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21st - 6th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players meeting (parents and players will meet separately, both meetings will begin at 5:30 pm)
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skills Evaluation
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22nd – 8th Grade Evaluation Day
    • 5:30 pm Parent & Players meeting (parents and players will meet separately, both meetings will begin at 5:30 pm)
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Skills Evaluation
  • Thursday, Aug. 23rd – All levels – 6th – 8th Grade
    • 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Scrimmages and Team Building
  • Friday, Aug. 24th – All levels – 6th – 8th Grade
    • 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 for the gold and white tiers will be held at either East Middle School or West Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each team will have 8 regular season games and a jamboree/tournament date. Games may be scheduled between 4 pm and 8 pm on the following dates:

9/11, 9/13, 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 9/29, 10/2, 10/4, and 10/9

  • The Black & Green Tier teams will follow a similar schedule, with some games scheduled at opposing schools. Exact schedules TBD.

Tournament Schedule

Gold Tier Jamboree: Thursday, October 11th. Exact schedules TBD.

White & Back Tier Tournaments: Saturday, October 13th. Exact schedules TBD.

Important Dates

  • EMS Parent/Player Meeting: Monday, August 20th, 2018 - 6:30 pm @ East Middle School Library 
  • WMS Parent/Player Meeting: Please see schedule above with parent meeting information 

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

2018 East Middle School

  • Erin Moug, emoug@tbaisd.org

2018 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
  • Transportation is NOT provided for this LEAP offering, transportation will be the sole responsibility of the participants parent/guardian

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: Friday, August 17th, 2018.
  • 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 "Out of District" 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 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 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 (231.933.6570). 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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