The Badger Region now allows club volleyball programs to recruit players during the off-season. Some may even offer players without going through the tryout process; creating a stressful and sometimes even more competitive process for athletes.
Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club wants the community to know we remain committed to the open tryout process and select teams by evaluating player talent and skill levels during those tryouts.
“Of course we welcome members of our existing Penguin family to join us, but our teams are not predetermined or recruited,” said Anne Slattery, co-director of the club. “The new process will make for a new and interesting environment, but we do encourage anyone and everyone to tryout for Midwest Penguins.”
According to Slattery, some clubs have even hired recruiting coordinators, who get straight work once the club season is over. Offers can be extended, but are not binding until after the athlete’s high school season is complete. Athletes who have accepted any offer must officially accept the offer on the Webpoint website.
If the athlete has not officially accepted the offer on Webpoint it is not official, and athletes are free to attend tryouts at any club.
“Midwest Penguins is a competitive club,” Slattery said. “We build on our team talent with an excellent and experienced coaching staff, and we strive to earn bids to national events at every level. We plan to continue to make the tryout process an important part of our season, and we encourage all athletes; whether being recruited or not, to tryout.”
As we head into our 19th year, we are very excited about the upcoming year. As we continue to grow and expand, we would like to expand our coaching staff. If you love the game and are interested in making a difference in the lives of today's youth, please contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roles include but are not limited to head coaches, assistant coaches, floating coaches, specialty coaches, sand coaches, and academy coaches.
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