The Arizona Region is committed to creating and upholding traditions of excellence through volleyball, focusing on responsibility and accountability. Everyone involved in the sport of volleyball is responsible for his or her own behavior whether on the court, the bench, the stands or the parking lot.
NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete - any athlete that thinks they might want to play collegiate athletics should begin consulting this manual in their freshman year of high school. There are course requirements they must take in high school that if missed could cause them to be ineligible in college - no matter what their GPA or SAT scores.
Familiarize yourself with the rules regarding NCAA participation - the sooner the better.
The acknowledgement of the parent and the athlete reading these Fact Sheets and signing the concussion form is an annual requirement for junior registration in the Arizona Region. There is a state law that requires concussion education for organizations that use school facilities. These concussion forms must be kept by the AZ Region until the player is the age of maturity plus 2 years and we must collect them each year. Coaches must also be educated but they are taught in our IMPACT clinics.
Blurred Lines - Parents Getting Too Involved In High School Sports - Richard Obert, AZ Central Sports 7.26.2016
In response to tournament officials and site personnal complaints of parents/spectator increasingly bad behavior the Arizona Region Executive Board approved a Penalty Point Sanction Policy. This policy was adopted last September and was put into effect for the 2013 tournament season.
The official volleyball rules allow for an official to give point sanctions to players and coaches for bad behavior during a match. The Penalty Point Sanction Policy gives the officials and site personnel the ability to give point sanctions to a team for parent/spectator/club personnel bad behavior or language before, during and after a match. Harrassing any member of the officiating crew, tournament personnel or members of an opposing team will not be tolerated. Point sanctions ranging from 1 to 5 points will be assessed against a team for foul language or behavior towards any member of the officiating crew - includes linesmen, score table personnel, R2 and R1 - and/or tournament personnel and opposing team members or staff. The coach of the team will be given the opportunity to address the offending parent/spectator before the points would be assessed. If the behavior continues the parent/spectator can be ejected from the premesis. If the harrassment occurs during the last match of the day the point assessment will carry over to the next tournament.
The Arizona Region would like to have parents/spectators and club personnel encourage and cheer for their teams/players in a positive manner rather than have to deal with negative attacks toward our officials, tournament personnel and members of the opposing teams. Unfortunately we must be prepared for the worst.
As a Parent, I: