Several Midwest Penguins teams have earned and accepted bids to the 2018 Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships. This year's event will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit Michigan. Congratulations to our athletes, coaches and parents for a job well done!
Dates and times for the annual GJNC age divisions is below.
|Age & Division||Team Check-In||Dates of Competition|
|17 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot||June 29th||June 30th - July 3rd|
|16 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot||June 30th||July 1st - July 4th|
|15 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot||June 25th||June 26th - June 29th|
|14 Open, National, USA, American & Patriot||June 24th||June 25th - June 28th|
|13 Open, National, USA & American||June 28th||June 29th - July 2nd|
|12 National & American||June 26th||June 27th - June 30th|
|11 National||June 28th||June 29th - July 1st|
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.
While CAP certification is not a requirement, many of Midwest Penguins Volleyball Coaches choose to pursue additional development opportunities for the benefit of our athletes.
HEY PARENTS, LOOKING FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT?
Join us for our annual BIG BALL BASH!
Friday May 4th or Friday May 11th, 2018
You pick which night your team will play!
SIGN UP your team for a night of FUN, LAUGHS, & FRIENDS
Event is open to anyone
willing to take on the challenge with the 4-foot-ball!
Please register by 4/13/18
Join us for our 8-week club program. Two practices a week, three tournaments consisting of three to four matches.
Enjoy the experience of club volleyball in a shorter, eight-week session. Learn from experienced coaches. One practice a week is focused on skill development, footwork, ball control and court movement. Second practice each week is focused on teamwork, team skill development and offense and defensive motion.
Registration for Session II is now open!