District 5 Trustee: Carla Pry
School:New Philadelphia High School
Phone: 330-364-0644 Fax: 330-364-0633
President: Juli Grove
School: Claymont High School
Vice-President: Mark Gibson
School: River View High School
Secretary: Mindy Craig
School: Conotton Valley High School
Treasurer: Cortney Goodwin
I hope that this finds you doing well and enjoying the first week of volleyball. For those of you that are new to coaching this year my name is Carla Pry and I am the District 5 volleyball coaches association trustee. I am the representative to our area to our state volleyball coaches association, and usually the one you go to if you have questions about the association that you need answered.
I wanted to let you know that our August meeting will be taking place on Sunday, August 14 at 5:00 pm at New Philadelphia High School. Executive meeting will take place at 4:30. You will park on Ray Ave. in front of the school, enter through door 1 and follow the signs to the lecture hall where we will have our meeting. We have a number of new coaches, so for you guys you need to check with your previous coach or AD to see if they have the District 5 coaches manual, which has all of the paperwork and information about our district.
We only have 2 meetings a year for District 5, one in August and one in October. Our association rules state that you need to attend a meeting in order to vote for all-stars. Since this is the only meeting before the October one where we vote for all-stars you should be at the August meeting. Make sure you bring $35 dues for District 5 to the meeting. Make checks out to District 5 VBCA. Every school is different on if they pay for dues or not, so check with your AD about that. You will receive a receipt at the meeting after you have paid. In order for you to put anyone up for District honors in October you must be a paid member to District 5.
Also it is my recommendation that you pay your dues to the state association as soon as possible if you have not done so already. You should make yourself familiar with their website, it is the go to site for all volleyball information at the district and state level. The site's address is www.ohsvca.org
. You will be able to apply on-line for membership at this site. The membership for the state association is different than the District membership. You apply on line for the state association and you bring your money on August 14 to our district meeting. In order to nominate any player for state honors you must be a member of the state volleyball association by September 29. If you do not pay by that time, your athlete's will not be eligible for any state honors, so please pay for this so you do not get put into that position.
Don't forget to complete the on-line rules interpretation class this month. Your AD should have given you the information on that. You must do that or your school gets fined. Also the state association uses MaxPreps for entering all stats and records for poll voting and state all-stars. If you have not made yourself familiar with that site please do so and try to set up an account and get your schedule entered. If you bring your laptop to the meeting I can walk you through that process. Last but not least we need a new President and new Secretary for our district association. Please consider helping us out and getting involved, it really does not take a bunch of extra work. We have two meetings a year and officers have some extra duties for the all-star match.
I think I have covered it all. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 14 at 5:00 at NPHS. If you have any questions please let me know.