A few people have notified Wisconsin Ice VBC that they are unable to attend the Tryouts for the 13s & 14s on October 7, 2018 and were asking if there is a possible make-up date for those players.
While it is to a player’s advantage to attend the Tryouts to be evaluated with their peers, Wisconsin Ice will have a make-up session for those players who absolutely cannot make their scheduled age group tryout session on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at the Stevens Point Recreation Center located at 2442 Sims Avenue in Stevens Point. This facility is located to the north of the PJ Jacobs Junior High School parking lot.
Wisconsin Ice VBC is offering three Tune-Up Sessions to help potential players hone their volleyball skills and build their confidence level in preparation for the Tryouts.
There will be one (1) Tune-Up Session for the 13s and 14s level players as follows:
There will be two (2) Tune-Up Sessions for the 15s through 18s level players as follows that are being offered to help potential players for Wisconsin Ice prepare for the upcoming Tryouts that will be held on November 10, 2018:
These sessions are open to all interested volleyball players.
Thank you to all who attended the Informational Meeting for the 13s, 14s, Chips, and Shavings programs and the Tune-Ups for the 13s & 14s age groups on Sunday, September 30. There was a very good turnout for both events.
For those of you who were unable to attend the Informational Meeting, the PowerPoint Presentation that was shown at the meeting is available here.
The Tryouts for the 13s & 14s and the All Call for the Chips and Shavings programs will be held next Sunday, October 7, at the Stevens Point Area YMCA at 1000 Division Street, Stevens Point, 54481. The schedule for the day that was posted earlier on this website is shown below:
Register with Badger Region Volleyball Association/USA Volleyball on Webpoint (Registering on WebPoint is not registering for Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryouts)
You must first register with Badger Region/USA Volleyball by following the steps on-line at Webpoint, https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org. (It is probably easier to access Webpoint through the Badger Region Volleyball website, badgervolleyball.org. Once on the Badger Region Volleyball website, you should click on the “MEMBERSHIP” tab on the right end of the tab selections. Then click on the “About Registration” tab. Towards the bottom of the “About Registration” article, click on “here” in the sentence, “To register for a Badger Region membership, click here” and follow the prompts for the member option that applies to you.) This includes filling in the membership information and paying the Badger Region/USAV full member fee of $50 (or $15 Youth Membership for the Shavings Program or Free for 8 years & younger) or the Badger Region/USAV $10 tryout fee on “Webpoint”. You will be required to have a credit card to pay this fee online and you will need to print your membership card after you have registered. If you are not sure that you will make it on a team or if you are not sure that you will be playing Club volleyball, then only pay the $10 tryout fee and then you can upgrade your membership and pay the additional $40 at a later date if you do play on a team. The Badger Region will not refund the difference if you pay the full fee and then do not play on a team! Do not pick Wisconsin Ice VBC as your team yet unless you know for sure that you will be playing on a Wisconsin Ice team for the 2019 season. You will do this later after you have been offered a spot on a team and you have accepted the offer.
Please remember that this is registration with the Badger Region Volleyball Association and not with Wisconsin Ice VBC. This fee goes to the Badger Region/USAV and does not cover any fees for Wisconsin Ice VBC. Any potential player that is trying out for Wisconsin Ice VBC must be registered with the Badger Region before Tryouts and Tune- ups or you will not be allowed to enter the gym for the Tryouts and Tune-Ups. This is a Badger Region Volleyball Association rule. You will be required to print out your membership card and show it when checking in for the Tryouts and Tune-ups for Wisconsin Ice VBC.
Register for Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryouts or All Call
To register for Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryouts or All Call, you will be required to complete and mail the three (3) forms that are listed below, which are on the Wisconsin Ice VBC website (www.wisconsinice.net), and your fee to Wisconsin Ice VBC, Kent Thomas, 2241 Heatherton Lane, Plover, WI 54467-2820 (the forms and payment must be received by October 4, 2018, for the younger age groups including 13s & 14s and Chips & Shavings and by November 8, 2018, for the older age groups including 15s through 18s to be eligible for the lower $30 Tryout fee):
Players should sign up and attend the Tryout for the age group that matches their age (see the USAV Age Definition chart on the Wisconsin Ice website to ensure that you are signing up for the correct age group). If the player chooses to also try out at an older age group, then they may pay an additional $30 fee for the 2nd age group for which they would like to try out. Show all the age groups for which the player chooses to try out on the Tryout Form. If a player is given a formal invitation from a Club Director to attend an additional tryout at an older age group, then the player is not required to pay the additional $30 fee.
If a player has a “bad birthday”, then they may try out at either their appropriate age group or the age group of their age level peers or both by paying only one fee. Please place a check mark after “Yes” on the “Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryout Form – 2019” after the question as to whether an age waiver is required. Also fill in the age level or age levels for which you are trying out on the first line of the “Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryout Form – 2019”. A “bad birthday” is when a player is in a grade level lower than their birth date as of September 1. For instance, if a player has their 15th birthday in August of 2019, but is in 8th grade, then they might be allowed by the Badger Region Volleyball Association to play down with their peers at the 14s level even though their birthday would require them by USAV rules to play at the 15s level. A waiver from the BRVA would allow a player to play at the 14s level with their peers in Badger Region tournaments only. They typically would not be allowed to play in out of State tournaments, non-Badger Region tournaments, or USAV Nationals, except for the Patriot Division that has allowed waivers in the past.
Please only send the forms that are listed above in this article. Do not send any additional forms that you may have printed off of Webpoint when signing up for your Badger Region/USAV membership.
You will need to bring your current Badger Region/USAV membership card to the Wisconsin Ice Tryouts and Tune-Ups that you printed out from the Badger Region/USAV registration on Webpoint to show when you check in at the registration table; however you will keep this card for your records. It only has to be shown to the people that check you in at the Tryouts or Tune-Ups so that they can confirm that you are registered.
If you sent in your registration early before this information was posted on the Wisconsin Ice VBC website, then please complete and send the correct or missing forms to the address listed in this article.
Welcome to the 2019 Wisconsin Ice VBC Season. We hope that you all had a relaxing and fun summer and that you are easing successfully into your school volleyball season.
Below we are announcing the early season events for the upcoming Wisconsin Ice VBC 2019 Season including Informational Meetings, Tune-Up Sessions, and the Tryouts and All Call.
The schedule will be very similar to last season with the Tryouts and All Call for the 13s & 14s and Chips & Shavings programs being held on October 7, and the Tryouts for the 15s – 18s age groups on November 10.
Information will follow in the coming weeks on how to register for the Tryouts and All Call. We look forward to seeing all of you at these early season events.
Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Portage County Public Library Pinery Room, 1001 Main St. Stevens Point,54481
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Info Meeting for 13s & 14s age levels and Chips & Shavings programs
Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Stevens Point Area YMCA, 1000 Division St., Stevens Point, 54481
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Tune-Up Session for 13s & 14s age levels
Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, 601 Maple Ridge Rd, Mosinee, 54455
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Info Meeting for 15s through 18s age levels
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Tune-Up Session #1 for 15s through 18s
Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, 601 Maple Ridge Rd, Mosinee, 54455
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tune-Up Session #2 for 15s through 18s
Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the Stevens Point Area YMCA, 1000 Division Street, Stevens Point, 54481
Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, 601 Maple Ridge Rd, Mosinee, 54455