.2017 CIViC Players college signings.
Congratulations to the girls who will continue to play volleyball at the college level.
Lauren Worl: Quincy University (Quincy, IL)
Sophia Rogers: IU-East (Richmond, IN)
Madie Sailors: U. of Wisconsin Platteville
Brooke Smith: Anderson U. (Anderson, IN)
1.) CHANGES AGAIN
Sunday, December 11 is a NO GO!
Okay, we are still trying to deal with the Carroll School Board and adminsitration. As I type it is 12:30 PM on 12/7. I was told that we were on the agenda for last night (Tuesday), but we have not heard a thing in regards to what policy was put in place allowing me to know what to charge.
Now, about December 11. Last Friday (December 2), my AD was asked about and then asked me about a different insurance form. It is a 3rd party insurance notification. The insurance form I submitted a month ago is one we have used for over 10 years. I spoke to my AD in person around 6:30 Friday night. Over the weekend, I found what he wanted. It is a form we usually prepare in late January or early February. Carroll has never asked for this form. It is prepared and stored electronically for every school in the North Central Indiana Power League. 3rd Party insurance cost $35 if requested 31 days in advance. Anything sooner and the cost is $135. They asked 9 days in advance.
Folks, we work hard to control our cost. I feel horrid about our price increase having nothing to do with volleyball and everything to do with using the gyms in a school corporation where I give so much of my time. And now I am being asked to pay $200 dollars to use a single court on December 11. I decided, "No." That was not happening. My wife is concerned that it makes us, CIViC look flaky! I do not disagree, but I am not spending money that is not budgeted to allow each age group an hour on the court, especially since this is a more of an open gym and I do not know what attendance will be like. The only age I really need to see are the freshmen and sophomores. We are faced with making 4-6 cuts in that age group. The only age group I wanted to practice were the juniors and seniors. They could be playing as soon as late January.
So, once again we are not in the gym on 12/11, and I am personally very sorry for the inconvenience and confusion.
My hope is that the board will get everything in place sson. I assume that we are crash test dummies for the new field-house and eventually they will get policy in place. At that time, we will obey their request, pay the bills, and get on with offereing low cost volleyball for the Carroll patrons and those of the surrounding communities.
Payment Schedule for 2016
Full payment (the best from our point-of-view) is wonderful on the day of try-outs/signups. Half payment then (best maybe from your point-of-view) and the final payment is due prior to the 1st playdate (usually early March). A player will not be allowed to participate in match play until all fees are paid.
Central Indiana Volleyball Club, CIViC, was created nearly 20 years ago. During that time, CIViC has helped players from Allen, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Miami, Tippecanoe, Wabash, White, and Whitley counties.
The intent of CIViC has always been to serve as a developmental tool for area volleyball players. When CIViC was first created, it was specifically to assist middle school, JV, and varsity players who simply wanted to get better. Within a year we formed an elite team to assist players who wanted the opportunity to play college volleyball. Since the creation of CIViC, we have helped 32 players go on to play college
A new club season is set to start with CIViC continuing in Flora.
1.) What a great day yesterday as we signed up 54 girls. About 35 to go! Starting to get a rough idea of the number of teams and coaches. We get together again next Sunday for sign ups and the following Sunday to sign up a couple who could not get in as we play for the first time.
11/26/16 @ 7:20 AM
No News is Inconvenient News:
1.) The school board still does not have a policy in position. Here is what I read when I submitted the gym request forms. The current cost is $100 per court per day! At that price, cost of gym use is tripling as I had been warned. I am hanging my hat that a Carroll father who attended a Carroll Board work session is correct that it is not going to be that bad (crossed fingers). We currently have need of eight teams. Two Elementary. A 7th grade. An 8th grade. Two teams for freshmen and Sophomores. Two teams for Varsity players. We currently have 74 players signed up. That is down 22 from a year ago.
These are our current player fees unless we can adjust down (crossed fingers again) based on actual cost whenever the board settles upon a policy.
18's will be $635 (playing college volleyball)
17's will be $560 (varsity players)
16's will be $510 (JV)
15's will be $340 (7th & 8th graders)
13's will be $265 (6th grade)
10's will be $210 (5th & 4th grade)
3.) This is heck of a way to calculate cost - guessing. I waited to the last minute to submit my gym request form hoping to have an actual cost to work with. I received notification from my AD that we will be approved at the next board meeting.
In the current environment at Carroll, I am not comfortable using the gyms without formal approval. I need to cross T's and dot i's. The November 26 and December 4 dates will be sign ups only. We will not be stepping onto the floor even though our insurance is active. THESE DATES WILL BE SIGN UP ONLY and PARENT MEETING. We will discuss our plans moving forward at the meeting. A little too lengthy to type it all here.
1.) Carroll School Board & 2017 Cost
CIViC cost are going up and it might be more than just a little. The board wants to protect their new floor in the main gym and the field house. For 2017, it is my understanding that no outside groups will be allowed to use the main gym. Heck, they do not want inside groups other than basketball on it. Also, there is a plan to discourage outside groups from using the field house by increasing the cost. Last year we paid $1,800 in utilities. One rumor I am hearing is that number may triple. As it was explained to me, that works out to about $55 a kid. $55 does not sound that bad until you realize for the elementary families, their cost just increased 35%. The difference between $150 to play and $200 to play just might be a family affording to play. CIViC has never been about making money. It has been about growing the sport where Gretchen or I coached. But, I am not running CIViC to drain my checking account. Any way, just a warning, our cost will increase and we will be passing those along. I am very sorry.
Starts on January 8, 2017
Cost for CIViC in 2017
We are just starting to work through the expenses for 2017 club season. We hope to post cost before the end of October, but we are waiting for some clarification by the school board. I do not even want to speculate what these are jumping up to due to the school board actions.
2015 COST 2016 COST 2017 COST (?)
w/ utilities this is a guess
18's = $495 18's = $535 18's = $635
17's = $395 17's = $460 17's = $560
16's = $375 16's = $410 16's = $510
15's = $195 15's = $240 15's = $340
13's = $135 13's = $165 13's = $265
New 3rd/4th grade 10's = $150 10's = $250
THE 2017 FEES ARE NOT SET IN STONE
A note of explanation: 1.) Every age group increased $100 with the anticipation of the board jacking the rent. 2.) We hope to bump our coaching stipend up. They do a lot for too little. 3.) The Florida team(s) will incur additional expense. 4.) 17's will play outside the NCIPL once.
What is covered in the fees? Registration cost with AAU, JVA, and our local power league, the NCIPL. Most of those cost are going toward liability insurance. A uniform is included for the younger girls and two uniform tops for the high school girls. Spandex is also provided. The biggest share of the fees is allocated to paying our coaches. It is not enough, but we have to pay enough that they are not losing money! Starting in 2016, we have pretty significant cost for using the gyms at Carroll.
Carroll use fees