Wisconsin Ice VBC Players,
Mackenzie Rechner, former Wisconsin Ice VBC, SPASH, and UW LaCrosse volleyball player; head Velocity Clubhouse Volleyball Trainer; and instructor at numerous high school and collegiate camps will be offering individual and group lessons and clinics this summer at Velocity Clubhouse.
This is a great opportunity to improve your individual skills in preparation for the fall school season and for the 2020 Wisconsin Ice VBC season.
The Season Opener Tournament held on January 6th will be at the following locations:
The spirit wear that is available this season to players, their parents, and coaches was on display on November 10, at the Tryouts for the 15s through 18s age groups at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. Your order forms along with your check for your spirit wear, made out to “Wisconsin Ice VBC”, should be given to the Team Parent for your team at your practice on December 2.
If you did not take a spirit wear form at the Tryouts, you can print out the form that is located here: 2018-2019 Spirit Wear Order Form
There is also additional spirit wear available on-line at madacustom.com. Under the “Online Apparel Order Form”, you can find the Wisconsin Ice logo to order your items. You should pay with a credit card and delivery of your items is worked out with MADA.
All players that will be playing on a Wisconsin Ice team this season including the players in the Shavings program must pay their membership fee before the December 2, practice. Your check made out to “Wisconsin Ice VBC” along with your completed Handbook Compliance Form, page 25 of the Handbook must be received in the mail before your December 2, practice. Your check and Compliance Form should be mailed to Wisconsin Ice VBC, Jay Johnson, 2501 Springville Drive, Plover, WI 54467. The membership fees for each program are listed in the Handbook.
Please note that the November practice schedule has been revised again as of 11-11-18. On November 18, the 13s will practice from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. Please note that the ending time is a half hour earlier than was previously posted due to a scheduling conflict at the school.
All players that have committed to play on a team for the 2019 season are invited to attend a one hour positional clinic on November 18, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. On one court will be Setters and on the other court will be Outside Hitters. Please plan on attending this complimentary clinic. There is no charge to the players for this clinic.
Wisconsin Ice VBC will be providing an optional fundraiser for the benefit of players and their families experiencing financial hardship to assist them with paying their membership fees for the 2019 season.
You have two options for the optional fundraiser this season as follows:
Last Sunday, October 7, Wisconsin Ice VBC held Tryouts for the 13s and 14s age groups and the All Call for the Ice Shavings and Chips programs. We thank all of you that tried out for the 13s and 14s age levels and who participated in the Chips and Shavings All Call. This was one of the strongest showings Wisconsin Ice has had at all levels with record numbers and very talented girls in the gym.
We thank all of the parents that volunteered their time to help make this process run smoothly for the Tryouts participants. We also thank all of the coaches that gave up their Sunday to make the Tryouts a great opportunity for the players.
We thank you for your patience through the offering process. The 13s and 14s teams have been finalized. There are very talented teams at both the Purple and Black levels.
All players that accepted positions on the 13s and 14s Purple and Black teams or who are participating in the Chips and Shavings programs must go back into your Webpoint USAV/Badger Region Volleyball Association account and select Wisconsin Ice VBC as your club. You must also upgrade your Webpoint membership to the full USAV membership of $50. If you only paid the Tryouts fee of $10, you should be able to upgrade to the full membership for an additional $40. The USAV fee for the Shavings program, as only an instructional program, is only a total of $15. Players that are age 8 and under have a free USAV membership.
The 13s and 14s teams will have their first practice on November 4, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School (601 Maple Ridge Road, Mosinee 54455). The 14 Purple and Black teams will practice first from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and the 13 Purple and Black teams will have their first practice from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please arrive in enough time so that you are dressed and ready to start at your assigned time, if not 5 minutes early. The teams that practice first at a facility must arrive early enough to set up the volleyball equipment and be dressed and ready to go on their court 5 minutes before your scheduled practice time.
The 13s and 14s teams will only practice on Sundays in November on the 4th, 11th, and 18th. A schedule will be posted on the Wisconsin Ice website in late October. All the practices in November will be held at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. Beginning in December, the 13s and 14s teams will practice twice a week. The schedule will be worked out with the players and coaches to determine the best days/times for practices to attempt to avoid as many conflicts as possible with other activities that players and coaches might have on their calendars already.
The Chips teams have started their practices already with their first practice being held on Thursday, October 11. The Chips will be practicing twice a week, once during the week and once on Sunday afternoon. Taryn Vaughn has notified the players of their practice schedule. This will also be posted on the Wisconsin Ice website in late October.
The Shavings Program will not start until Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Faith Christian Academy (225 S 28th Ave, Wausau 54401). The Shavings players will practice from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. The Shavings program will only practice on Sundays for 1 ½ hours for each session. A schedule of practices will be posted on the Wisconsin Ice website late in October.
All players must mail in their full membership fee (all checks written to Wisconsin Ice VBC) along with the Handbook Compliance Form on page 25 of the handbook so that it arrives in the mail before their December 2, 2018, Sunday practice. The Handbook will be posted on the website in late October. The handbook must be read by the player and their parents and they must all sign the Compliance Form. Your payment and Handbook Compliance Form must be mailed to Wisconsin Ice VBC, Jay Johnson, 2501 Springville Drive, Plover, WI 54467, so that it arrives before the December 2, practice.
All 13s and 14s players must try on their uniforms sometime during the Tryouts for the 15s and older players, which will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School in Mosinee. You can arrive any time between 10:30 am and 5:00 pm on that Saturday to try on your uniform.
There will also be spirit wear on display during the Tryouts for you to try on and if you are interested in ordering anything, you can write it down on a order form and turn it in with your payment at your December 2, practice.
If you are interested in participating in the optional fundraiser to raise money to help you with the cost of paying your membership fees, there will be information posted on the Wisconsin Ice website in late October. We will again be offering the Portesi Pizza sale and the Kwik Trip Gas Card sale.
An Informational Meeting for parents and potential players for the 15s through 18s age groups will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. We encourage you to attend this meeting if you will be trying out for the 15s through 18s age groups on November 10. We will present everything regarding these programs for the upcoming season.
There will be two Tune-up Sessions for 15s through 18s age groups to help them prepare for their Tryouts. These sessions will both be held at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School on October 28 (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm) and November 4 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm).
The Tryouts for the 15s through 18s age groups will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. The schedule for the Tryouts is posted elsewhere on this website. We look forward to seeing all of you at this event.
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.