We are looking forward to a great tournament on January 8th, and I wanted to resend out a couple reminders to ensure the tournament starts out smoothly.
Below is a list of the sites and the site directors’ names:
12s Tournament @ Edgar
203 E. Birch St, Edgar, WI 54426
Tournament Site Director: Brittany Zblewski
13s Tournament @ Auburndale HS
10629 North Road, Auburndale, WI 54412
Tournament Site Director: Tim Pagel & Madison Bushman
14s Tournament @ Wausau West HS
1200 W. Wausau Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Tournament Site Director: Kallie Sheehan
15s Tournament @ Waupaca HS
E2325 King Road, Waupaca, WI 54981
Tournament Site Director: Rob Judziewicz
16s Tournament @ Merrill HS
1201 North Sales St., Merrill, WI 54452
Tournament Site Director: Jim Wroblewski
17s/18s Tournament @ Wausau West HS
1200 W. Wausau Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Tournament Site Director: Kallie Sheehan
Spirit Wear orders should be turned in to your Team Parent on December 4, at your practice. The price sheet and the order form are included with this article. Please make sure that you include a check for your order written to " Wisconsin Ice VBC". The MADA spirit wear items should be ordered on-line as stated on the flyer that is included in this article.
If you are ordering the hottie warm-ups at the over stock price, then they must be in the Wisconsin Ice stock. If your size is not available from the in-stock items, then you will need to pay the full amount for hottie warm-up items that need to be ordered.
The Tryouts and All Call this past weekend was very successful with the most talent we have seen for a Wisconsin Ice VBC Tryout. We thank all of the players for trying out for the Club. For those of you that received a blue team offer card, we ask that you contact us as quickly as possible as to your decision as to whether you will accept or decline your offer so that we will know if we can offer spots on our teams to those who did not receive a blue card offer at the Tryouts.
We ask that the players that did not receive an offer at the Tryouts to please be patient as we work through the offer acceptance or decline process. The players that participated on a Wisconsin Ice team last year, have to respond to their offer by 9:01 pm Tuesday, November 15, according to the Badger Region Volleyball Association rules. The players that received offers that did not play for Wisconsin Ice last year, have until 9:01 pm on Thursday, November 17, to respond to their offer. Please respond as quickly as possible out of respect for the players that are waiting to find out if they will receive an offer to play on a Wisconsin Ice team for the 2017 season.
Steps to Follow After Tryouts:
We thank all of the parents and coaches that helped this past weekend at the Wisconsin Ice Tryouts and All Call. It was a very successful weekend and all of you contributed to everything running smoothly.
A special THANK YOU goes out to Lynn Hintz, Kent Thomas, and Kirstin Christianson for running everything so professionally outside of the gym. These parents spent all weekend with us to ensure that the Tryouts process would be a great experience for the players. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful people helping the Wisconsin Ice organization.
The Tune-Up session that was scheduled for this Sunday, November 6, has changed venue and time. The session will now be at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School (601 Maple Ridge Road, Mosinee 54455) from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please note this change.
This is the last optional Tune-Up Session that is being offered to help potential players for Wisconsin Ice prepare for the upcoming Tryouts that will be held on November 12 & 13.
This session is for players that will be playing on the 13s through 18s age groups for the upcoming season.
The $10 fee for this session must be paid at the door before the session begins. Checks should be written to “Wisconsin Ice VBC”.
We thank all of the Parents and Players that attended the Parent & Potential Player Informational Meeting last Sunday, October 23. There was a full house with many eager, new faces in the audience. For those of you that were unable to attend the meeting, you can review the PowerPoint presentation on this website that was shown at the meeting to learn about all of the programs that Wisconsin Ice will be offering for the 2017 season.
There also was a very good showing at the first Tune-Up session that evening with over 60 players eagerly preparing for the upcoming Tryouts that will be held on the weekend of November 12 & 13, 2016. The schedule for the Tryouts is listed in the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at the Informational Meeting. There should also be an earlier article on the Wisconsin Ice website homepage with the Tryouts schedule.
Wisconsin Ice VBC will be sponsoring an optional fundraiser for the 2017 season for those players that need financial assistance to pay their membership fees. Only Wisconsin Ice VBC Players, who have paid their membership fees in full or who are on an approved payment plan, and their parents are able to participate in the optional Pizza Fundraiser that will be administered by Wisconsin Ice VBC for the 2017 season to assist you with paying your membership fees.
Portesi Pizza will be assisting Wisconsin Ice with the fundraiser this season. The Fundraiser Administrator for this Wisconsin Ice 2017 optional fundraiser will be Jay Johnson. Jay will collect your pizza orders with one personal check written to “Wisconsin Ice VBC” on December 11, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School in Mosinee. No third party checks will be accepted. Your orders must be hand delivered to Jay Johnson during the assigned time period at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. Do not give your order to your Team Parent, Coaches, or Directors. It must be given directly to Jay.
Parents and potential players that are interested in trying out for the Wisconsin Ice VBC 2017 season can attend the Parent & Potential Player Informational Meeting that will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School in Mosinee from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A general question and answer session will follow from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to ask any questions you might still have about Wisconsin Ice after the presentation. There will also be an opportunity from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to ask questions one-on-one with the Directors of Wisconsin Ice.
After the Informational Meeting, the first optional Tune-Up Session of the three sessions will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School to help players prepare for the Tryouts. There is more information regarding these Tune-Up Sessions in an earlier article on this website home page.
All players and coaches in the gym during the Tune-Up Sessions must be members of Badger Region/USAV. If you played for a Badger Region/USAV volleyball club last season, then your membership is still valid until the end of October, so you would not need to renew your membership until the third Tune-Up Session. If you did not participate with a Club last season, then you must register on Webpoint before participating in your first Tune-Up Session. Please see the article that explains the steps for registration for Wisconsin Ice VBC 2017 Season Tryouts in an article on this home page for more information on how to register for your membership with Badger Region/USAV.
You must print out and bring your Badger Region/USAV membership card with you to show at the registration table when you sign up at the door for the Tune-Up Sessions.
The Wisconsin Ice VBC 2017 Club Season will be starting soon with the Tryouts and All Call scheduled for the weekend of November 12 & 13, 2016. Parents and/or players can begin registering the players for the Tryouts and All Call now following the steps shown in the "Steps for Registration for Wisconsin Ice VBC 2017 Season Tryouts" article shown below; however it might be best to wait until after the Parent & Potential Player Informational Meeting that is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2016, to make sure that all of your questions are answered. The Tryouts and All Call registration process will be reviewed at the Informational Meeting. The registration process must be completed by November 10, to avoid a late registration fee.
If players are interested in the Tune-Up Sessions, to help players prepare for the Tryouts, that will be offered on the three consecutive Sundays starting on October 23, after the Informational Meeting, then the players must complete step 1 of the Steps for Registration for the Tryouts before they participate in their first Tune-Up Session. This is your registration with the Badger Region/USA Volleyball and this membership is required before participating in any Badger Region/USAV sanctioned event.
The 2017 Wisconsin Ice VBC season is approaching quickly. The Informational Meeting for Parents & Potential Players for the upcoming 2017 season will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2016, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, 601 Maple Ridge Road, Mosinee, Wisconsin 54455, in the gymnasium.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Coach meeting for all new coaches for the 2017 season & coaches that coached for Wisconsin Ice VBC for the first time last season
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Coach meeting for all coaches including returning coaches from the 2016 season and new coaches for the 2017 season
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Informational Meeting for potential players & their parents
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Directors & Coordinators will answer questions from parents and potential players
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Optional first Tune-Up session of three sessions for 13s through 18s age groups. These sessions are being offered to help potential players for Ice prepare for Tryouts. The $10 fee for this session must be paid at the door before the session begins (checks should be written to “Wisconsin Ice VBC”. All players and coaches must be a member of USAV by registering on Webpoint in order to participate in these Tune-Up sessions. Players that played on a USAV Juniors team last season and coaches that coached last season for Wisconsin Ice VBC have a USAV membership that is good through the end of October, 2016, so these players and coaches will not need to register with USAV until the third Tune-Ups session on Sunday, November 6. Any person that wishes to participate that is new to USAV Juniors volleyball must be registered on Webpoint before the start of the session. You must show your USAV membership card when paying your fee for Tune-Ups when you enter the gym.
The Tryouts & Skills Assessment for girls’ 13s-18s and the “All Call” for Ice Chips and Ice Shavings girls and boys for the 2017 season will be held on November 12 & 13, 2016, at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, 601 Maple Ridge Road, Mosinee, Wisconsin 54455, in the gymnasium.
Players wishing to be involved with Wisconsin Ice VBC in the 13s-18s programs must be present at the Tryouts & Skills Assessment.
The purpose of the “All Call” is to view the potential Chips players in action as they learn volleyball skills with the intention of forming teams with similar athletic skill levels and to view the range of skill levels of the potential Shavings players. Girls and Boys are both welcome at the Chips and Shavings levels.
The following 2017 junior volleyball tournament dates have been announced to help you with your advanced planning for your family schedule:
|Jan 14 & 15||2017 Winter Classic||Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee|
|Jan 21 & 22||1st 2017 Wisconsin Cup||WI Dells Center|
|Feb 25 & 26||2nd 2017 Wisconsin Cup||WI Dells Center|
|Feb 25 & 26||Badger Region Qualifier - G18s & G17||Milwaukee Sting Center - Menomonee Falls|
|Mar 11 & 12||Badger Region Qualifier - G16s, G15s, G14s, G13s, & G12||Milwaukee Sting Center - Menomonee Falls & Center Court - Waukesha|
|Mar 18 & 19||Badger Region Championships - All Boys, G14 Club, G14 Open, G16 Club, & G16 Open||Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee|
|Mar 25 & 26||Badger Region Championships - G11, G13 Club, G13 Open, G15 Club, & G15 Open||Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee|
|Apr 1 & 2||Badger Region Championships - G12 Club, G12 Open, G17 Club, G17 Open, G18 Club, & G18 Open||Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee|
|June 25 - July 4||2017 Girls’ Junior National Championship||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|TBD||2017 Girls’ 18 Junior National Championship||To Be Determined|