Hutchinson JO Volleyball Parents:
This is just an update from the Hutchinson JO Volleyball Board on where we are with the 2021-2022 JO season. We are busy planning for the upcoming season and wanted to get the word out on some important dates and information.
Informational/Parents Meeting is October 25 – The Informational/Parents Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. This meeting will be mainly for our 12’s and 14’s players and parents and potentially new families to our program. Families within our 15/16’s and 17/18’s programs are welcomed to attend as well as we address what is being planned for the upcoming season. It will strictly be an informational meeting. We will be talking about what is new for 2022, the tryout and registration process, schedules, and coaches for the upcoming season. It is highly recommended that both players and parents attend this meeting.
Back for 2022 – Again this year, we will be offering a 17/18’s program. With the desire for some ladies within the area to play volleyball beyond high school, the Hutchinson JO Board has made the decision to continue to allow senior girls the option to play additional volleyball in 2022. Our Program will be open to any and all girls in grades 4 through 12 in 2022. We will also continue to not limit our membership to Hutchinson students only. Know someone from out of town who is looking for a new experience? Encourage them to check us out. We will also continue to provide a “program t-shirt” to all girls who make a team. This t-shirt is included in the program costs you pay.
Program costs for the upcoming season will be the same as last year. Our 12’s program cost will be $300, our 14’s program cost will be $450, our 15/16’s cost will be $750, and our 17/18’s cost will be $950.
Tryouts for 15/16’s and 17/18’s Teams is November 14 – Tryouts for these teams have been scheduled for Sunday, November 14 at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. on November 14. Tryouts will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Once again we are asking people to register for tryouts in advance. There is a $25 (nonrefundable) registration fee (by the end of day on November 10). NO at the door registrations this year. Please remember to sign up online! Registration for tryouts will open within the next week and we will post the link on our website once it is open.
Tryouts for our 14’s Teams is November 14 and 21 – We are once again doing something a little different this year for our 14’s teams tryouts. Tryouts will be conducted over 2 days. Tryouts for these teams have been scheduled for November 14 and 21 at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. on November 14 with registration set for 2:40 p.m. Tryouts for our 14’s teams will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. We are once again asking people to register for tryouts in advance. There is a $25 (nonrefundable) registration fee (by the end of day on November 10). NO at the door registrations this year. Please remember to register online! Registration for tryouts will open within the next week and we will post the link to register once it is open.
Team Registration Opens November 15 – Team registration will open this year after tryouts. The registration link will become available on November 15 for all programs. The 15/16’s and 17/18’s programs deadline to register will be by the end of the day on November 21. The 14’s players are asked not to register until tryouts are done on November 21. The 12’s and 14’s program deadline for registration will be by the end of the day on November 28. Just a reminder that our 12’s program does not have tryouts. Our 12’s teams will be assigned after the first couple of weeks of practice.
Team Deposits and Commitment Letter – Again this year, the Hutchinson JO Volleyball is requiring those girls who tryout for our 14’s, 15/16’s and 17/18’s teams to put a team deposit down after tryouts along with signing a letter of commitment. The deposit and commitment letter will guarantee your spot with your team. The deposit is $150 and a copy of the commitment letter is attached. Our 12’s program will have a $100 deposit upon registration, but no commitment letter will be required.
Volunteer Check, Uniform Fitting and Apparel Sizing – We once again are requiring a $90 volunteer check (returnable) for each player in our program. The volunteer check will be due at team placement and upon signing the letter of commitment for our 14’s, 15/16’s and 17/18’s programs (November 14 or November 21). Uniform fitting and apparel sizing is still being discussed and we hope to have more information to you shortly. The volunteer check, uniform fitting, and apparel sizing will take place with our 12’s program at their first day of practice.
More information on Tryouts/Registration – We have created a page on our website to act as a “one stop shop” on all of our information relating to tryouts and registration. The site also includes information on the tryout process, program policies, and program fees and due dates. To view this information follow this link: https://www.hutchinsonjovolleyball.org/tryoutsandregistration
Scholarship Program – Once again this year, the Hutchinson JO Volleyball club is offering scholarships to eligible families. Additional information on this program is attached.
2022 Tiger Jam Tournaments – We have scheduled our Tiger Jam Tournaments for the weekend of April 9/10. The 12’s and 15/16’s tournaments will be April 9. The 14’s and 17/18’s tournaments have been scheduled for April 10. We are trying something a little different in that we will be utilizing both the High School and Rec Center to host these tournaments. Please keep these dates in mind when it comes to volunteering you time.
2022 Schedules and Tournaments – We are hoping to go back to pre-COVID-19 scheduling when it comes to practices and tournaments. We are currently working on getting our competition schedule lined up for the upcoming year. Practices will be held at similar times and locations as years past. We will have more information on our schedule at the informational meeting on October 25.
Social Media – We are on social media. Feel free to follow us and share our information. Like us on Facebook at Hutchinson JO Volleyball and find us on Instagram at hutchinsonjovolleyball.
There will be more information to come on the upcoming season at the Informational/Parents Meeting. Feel free to pass this information onto any new prospective families/players or former members who may be interested in playing Hutchinson JO Volleyball this year. Also, feel free to visit our website at www.hutchinsonjovolleyball.org for up-to-date and additional information. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your commitment to Hutch JO Volleyball!
Hutch JO Volleyball
Board of Directors