Successful 13s & 14s Tryouts and Ice Shavings and Chips All Call
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.
13s and 14s Teams Finalized - All Wisconsin Ice Players Must Return to Webpoint to Complete Your Membership
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.
Membership Fees & Handbook Compliance Forms Due Before December 2 Practice
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.
Uniforms - Trying on Sample Sizes
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.
Informational Meeting for 15s Through 18s
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.
Tune-Up Sessions for 15s Through 18s
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).
Tryouts for 15s Through 18s
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.