13 Green and 12 Green both victorious
Both 13-Green and 12-Green brought home tournament victories this weekend. 13-Green came out on top of 15 teams at an Ultimate 14-Regional tourney. 12-Green pulled down their second tournament victory at a 16-team tournament at Kids America. Check out pictures of all of our top finishers in 2014 on the Photos page. The top finishers gallery is on the bottom of the Photos page.
Landen Collins has big night in basketball
Landen Collins showed that volleyball is not her only game. Landen plays on our 16-Green team and she had a big night in the Basketball District Semi-Final for Liberty Union.
Read more about Landen in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.
2014 Spring Mini-Squares
Advancement Academy's Spring Mini-Squares registration is now open. Mini-Squares will begin in April and run for 5 weeks on Friday evenings. No tryouts, just sign up and come play. Focused on grades 4-6, Mini-Squares is a mixture of instruction and fun. Players will participate in 1 hour of instruction followed by 1 hour of play each week. Click the respective links to register or learn more about the Mini-Squares program at A2.
The tournament season for A2 and A2 Velocity has now begun. For players that are new to the club (and as a reminder for returning players), each player/parent needs to know the following:
- Players need to bring a ball to the tournaments for warm-ups and are also responsible for keeping track of the ball throughout the day.
- Parents talking to a coach during (or immediately after) a tournament about coaching decisions is not acceptable. Parents should address their concerns with the Club Directors (Coach Servick for A2 and Coach Stevenson for A2 Velocity) at a later time.
- Players/parents that have not paid the balance of their fees (which were due at the first practice) will not be allowed to play in tournaments until they have contacted their Club Director (Coach Servick - A2 and Coach Stevenson - A2 Velocity) and resolved that conflict.
Nutrition Guide for Tournaments
A tournament day will typically last about 10 hours and can be exhausting for players. It is important that players focus on good nutrition before, during, and after the tournament. Coach Bobbie (A2 Fitness/Conditioning Coach) has put together the following Tournament Nutrition Guide to help maximize individual performance.
During tournaments, players and coaches are responsible for providing various roles (keeping score, 2nd official, libero tracking, etc.) while they are not playing. Therefore, it is critical that all players and coaches know how to perform the various roles.
OVR has provided pointers to some training materials and videos that describe how to perform these roles. Go to the Junior Officials Development Program page on the OVR site. Proceed to the bottom of that page to a section called "OVR Junior Officials' Clinic Training Materials". This will provide information about training materials and videos for Scoring, Libero serving, and being the 2nd Official.