Parents play a vital role in the development of Junior Volleyball in North Carolina and across the country. Many teams and clubs in remote areas of the state are initially formed by a group of parents wanting to introduce their children to the sport of volleyball. Other parents volunteer to coach a team as the number of interested players exceed the available number of coaches. Some parents serve as club administrators – volunteering countless hours to the administrative duties of running a sport’s team. And other parents volunteer to drive players to practices and competitions or host other team functions. Above all else, all parents are involved with encouraging and cheering their child(ren) to enjoy volleyball as much as possible.
This section of the Carolina Region Web Site is dedicated to all parents. We will try to list information, links, and articles that may be of interest to parents as they help guide their child(ren) through Youth Sports and specifically, the Carolina Region. Several of the pages deal with the issue of Sportsmanship and Parent behavior. We have been fortunate in the Carolina Region to not have too many issues of inappropriate behavior by parents. However, it became enough of an issue to develop a Participant/Spectator Behavior Policy (linked on this page) for the Region. We all have read about incidents across the country where parents and coaches have taken their involvement with Youth Sports to the extreme, and we are trying to avoid that in the Carolina Region. We hope Clubs, teams, and parents will use these resources to help educate all that are involved in Junior Volleyball as to the type of behavior that should be used and encouraged. After all, volleyball is just a game and should be FUN!
This page is intended to be a work in process. We will continue to add information and links to this section as we discover or develop it.