Parents want their kids to develop as volleyball athletes (physically, mentally and technically). Parents understand that each player comes to the team from a different developmental starting point and that each player has an important role in the success of the team.

A parent supports and accepts that coaches will expose their athlete to the right kind of training situations uniquely necessary to each player.

Communicating with Coaches

Parents are welcome to communicate with Coaches when their athlete is unable to provide them with sufficient details surrounding their question/concern. We’d like parents to:
• Encourage their child to work out volleyball-related issues directly with their coach before enlisting parental assistance. The ability to resolve issues on one’s own is a beneficial life skill.
• Attend competitions and practices so they can develop an appreciation for the sport, understand the skills that it requires and gauge their daughter’s progress.

Conflict Resolution Plan

Step One:
Athlete speaks to the coach.
If this does not resolve the issue,
Step Two:
Parent may ask to speak to the coach but must respect the following guidelines:
a) not at a competition
b) must be face to face; email/text only used to request a meeting
c) it is preferred that the coaches are given an opportunity to reflect on the issue before they are asked to respond.
If the issue is not resolved with the coach then the parent has the option of providing, in writing, documentation of the issue which will be sent to the Club President. The President will determine what action will be taken from there if any.

Parents’ Role 

Parents must remember that there are four positions on the volleyball court: player, coach, referee and spectator. Parent’s show their support by:
• Learning about the rules and strategies of volleyball, so that they are informed spectators
• Encouraging their daughter to focus on team play and coaching advice, rather than on parental feedback
• Keeping all of their spectator comments positive so as to not distract or offend those on the court or those in the stands – this includes refraining from yelling at the referees, lines judges, coaches, and athletes regardless of their perceived error in judgement