PENGUIN 141 EARNED A BID TO NATIONAL DIVISION
PENGUIN 131 EARNED A BID TO AMERICAN DIVISION
USA VOLLEYBALL 35TH JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Minneapolis, MN June 2014
The Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club has earned a Gold Seal from the Badger Region Volleyball Association. The seal indicates the club is in excellent standing with Badger Region policies, procedures and business methods and reflects the Club is a registered business entity.
The Badger Region Volleyball Association started awarding seals to regional clubs this season.
The Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club, established in 1997, has earned the Gold Seal, the highest awarded by the Region.
"We're very proud of this new honor," said Anne Slattery, club co-director and co-founder. "We've always strived for excellence, and it's great to be recognized by the region for our efforts.
The Badger Region has developed a list of requirements to earn the seal. These include being up-to-date on regional member fees, registering with the Internal Revenue Service, attending club director meetings, ensuring coach and staff registration with USAV and having coaches attend IMPACT and CAP I, CAP II educational courses. It also includes informational items like having a website, posting handbooks and other policy information.
"This recognition is for the entire Penguin community," said Janice Siebert, club co-director and co-founder. "Our coaches and athletes work hard to comply with our requirements as a club as well, and we appreciate the work they've done to help us earn this honor."
The Midwest Penguins will be able to display the seal on the Midwest Penguins Website and documentation for the 2013-2014 season. Each club needs to reapply for the seal each year.
Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club recently held an open house for new and interested members of the Midwest Penguin family.
“It was great to get a lot of us together again, and it was great to see so many new faces,” said Janice Siebert, club co-director. “We’re excited to kick off a new season of Midwest Penguins Volleyball.”
Midwest Penguins is gearing up for its fall tune-up sessions and the Digging IT sessions in October.
The September tune-up sessions will be held at Center Court for athletes ages 14 and under and will begin on Monday, September 23.
“We’re busy getting ready for our tune-up sessions and excited about the opportunity to introduce some new athletes to the Penguin Family. The tune-up sessions in September and November, along with the Digging It youth sessions will give athletes an opportunity to hone and perfect their skills before tryouts in November,” said Siebert.
The November tune up sessions will begin on Nov. 11 for athletes age 15-18. Athletes will have an opportunity to learn what Penguins coaches are looking for, and what they will expect from athletes in the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
Space is limited, so register today. Cost to attend the tune-up sessions is $20 for a two hour session. September Tuneups http://www.midwestpenguins.com/page/show/605506-fall-club-tune-up-sessions
for athletes 14 and under will take place Monday through Thursday next week at Center Court from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Even as Penguins gears up for the new season, we’d like to take this opportunity to publically wish all the WIAA coaches and athletes a safe and successful season.
“We recognize that many of our Penguins coaches pull double duty in the fall by supporting not only Midwest Penguins but their respective high school teams as well,” Siebert said. “They work hard, and we want to wish them and all our Penguin athletes the best of luck!”
2013 Fall Coaches