General Information - Frequently Asked Questions
- Each year we plan to have 1 team at each level (13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, & 17s). This could change from year to year.
- All teams are guaranteed 6 tournaments - most are local (Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, as examples) but teams often select a tournament or two as overnight tournaments a bit further away.
- All practices & tournaments are on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays). Practices are typically 2 hours on each day; unless, the team has a tournament scheduled for that day.
- Season runs from December to March/April (depending on teams last scheduled tournament).
- Player fee for the 2023-2024 season is $650 (covers clubs costs associated with coaching pay and expenses, facilities, tournaments, uniforms, administrative fees & other club expenses).
- All practices will be held at De Pere Middle School. Enter doors near the gym.
- Doors will be locked, but someone will let you in. Please don’t be late!
- Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to practice to set up nets, gather equipment, etc.
- Do not go into any other area of the school.
- Help take down and put away equipment after practice as needed.
- Respect your coaches and teammates at all times.
- Respect school property.
- Clean up after yourself by throwing away water bottles, wrappers, etc.
- If you can’t make a practice, you must let your coach know as far in advance as possible.
- Continue to check the practice calendar for updates. Coaches will communicate changes to their players as well.
- HAVE FUN, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, LEARN A LOT, AND WORK HARD!
- Show up to your tournaments on time - determined by your coach.
- Pay attention when you are a part of the scoring/referee team.
- Be sure to read through the tournament details in regards to directions, carry-in policies, schedule, format, etc. - forwarded to each player by the coach.
- Represent De Pere Diggers in a positive manner demonstrating great sportsmanship and respect for your coaches, teammates, opponents, and referees.
2023-2024 De Pere Diggers Handbook
- All players will need to take part in the scoring training. Players will need to score, track the substitutions, line judge, and referee at various tournaments.
How do you access these modules in the USAV Academy (for members)? Click here.
Scoring Tip Sheet
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOUR COACH IS CERTIFIED?
What does it mean if your coach is listed as being IMPACT, SAFESPORT, or CAP I, CAP II certified? In short, it means they are dedicated to the continuous learning and improvement in the sport of volleyball, the latest coaching techniques and most importantly the safety of the athletes in their care. The Badger Region requires all registered coaches to be at least IMPACT and Safesport certified.
IMPACT stands for Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory. Coaches can choose between a 6.5 hour course with both on court and classroom components or a 4.5 hour course that includes only the classroom components. Both courses emphasize drill development, principles of learning skills, resources, athlete safety, legal and moral responsibilities and ethics.
SafeSport is a relatively new certification that emphasizes the safety of athletes in the care of our coaches. The certification includes on court safety but also off-court safety and helps assure a safe and fun environment for all athletes free of any sort of abuse including physical, mental, emotional, bullying or hazing.
Once a coach is IMPACT and SafeSport Certified, they have the opportunity to continue their coaching learning and development by attending additional courses in the Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP).
CAP courses focus on providing current volleyball information based on sound principles in the areas of skills development, tactical systems, physical training, motor learning, sports psychology and administration. To maintain their certification, a coach must fulfill certain requirements, ensuring their training is up-to-date. There are five increasingly advanced levels of CAP certification a coach may progress through.