Great start to the season!

(11/24/14) Outstanding beginning A huge ‘thank you’ to all coaches, players, and parents for making the first day of practice a huge success.  It was one of the better first days that we’ve had, regarding attendance and enthusiasm.  Needless to say, the outlook for the remainder of the season is very, very good!  There were just a few people NOT able to pay the first 1/2 of the player fee ($200 for 13′s – 18′s or $145 for 12′s)…if you were one of those, please send a check to:

Lakeshore Storm Volleyball Club
c/o Ken Mischler, Treasurer
3418 Fleetcrest Court
Manitowoc, WI  54220

Also, if you have not done so, be sure all parents go back into your daughters’ Webpoint account to upgrade to a full membership and CHOOSE ‘Lakeshore Storm’ as your club of choice.  That needs to be done ASAP!

Be watching the website as the November 30th practice session has been scheduled….with December’s to follow.

(11/23/14) Practice begins today…….sessions listed below:
Early Session

10:45 – 11:00 Players should show up early to try on uniforms.  We’ll be ordering those this week.
11:00 – 1:15 First practice session for teams 12-1′s, 14-1′s, 14-2′s, 15-2′s, 17-1′s
1:15 – 1:30 Parent meeting with coaches

1:30 – 2:15 “Dynamic Warm Up” with Joe DiBiase, athletic trainer w/ Aurora (for all players)

Late Session
2:15 – 2:30 Players should try on uniforms.  We’ll be ordering those this week.
2:30 – 4:45 Second practice session for 13-1′s, 15-1′s, 16-1′s, 16-2′s, 17/18′s
4:45 – 5:00 Parent meeting with coaches

**Players are reminded to bring with them their COMPLETED Commitment Sheet filled in with dates they cannot play tournaments, the first half of the player fee for the year (second half due on January 4th).  Ken Mischler, Treasurer will be at the facility to accept checks.  Players also must go back into their account with Webpoint and ‘upgrade’ to a full Badger Region membership and choose the Lakeshore Storm as your choice of club.

(11/19/14) Update your membership in Webpoint!  Reminder to players that have accepted positions on a Lakeshore Storm team that it is very important to upgrade to a full membership AND select ‘Lakeshore Storm’ as your club of choice!  This should be done prior to Sunday’s first practice.

(11/16/14) Around 200 show for tryouts!  We had an incredible showing for tryouts as nearly 200 players tried out for 10 teams for the 2014-15 club volleyball season.  Stay tuned as rosters are finalized and submitted to the website.  Team pages will be added in the next few days…..

*FLASHBACK!  The Lakeshore Storm has a great club season in 2014….we’re looking for an even better 2015!

(11/12/14) Get prepared for Sunday…Part of getting ready for Sunday’s tryouts is getting the paperwork complete and ready to go.  Go to the ‘Get ready for tryouts’ page in the top menu bar of the website for further explanation of what can be expected during the season and what forms you need for tryouts on the 16th.  All players MUST have the proper paperwork or they cannot participate!

(11/11/14) Thank you to coaches!  Thank you to the coaches who were able to make last night’s meeting regarding the 2014-15 volleyball club season.  We covered a lot in a fairly short period of time….all the meeting notes have now been posted to the website.  We have great coaches and a projected high number of girls coming to tryouts….has all the makings of a very successful season!

*FLASHBACK!  The Badger Region Championships are a great experience all teams should participate in!

(11/1/14) Great numbers at parent meeting!  The Lakeshore Storm would like to thank the significant number of parents and players that came to the informational meeting last Sunday.  Despite the multitude of other things going on, we had a turnout that exceeded our expectations.  We hope Sunday’s attendance will turn into great numbers come tryout day!  The PowerPoint covered at the meeting has now been posted in the “Forms” section of the right margin of the website.  Please call or email if you have questions.  Tryouts are right around the corner!

(10/5/14) Now that we’ve hit October, the countdown to tryouts begins.  The Lakeshore Storm looks forward to our best season yet in 2014-15!   Click here for our 2014-15 flyer which contains information about what is needed for TRYOUTS on November 16th and the 2014-15 season.  ***NOTE: A version of this flyer was circulated that incorrectly stated that the ‘tryout membership’ through Badger region was $25.  It is actually $10.

(9/20/14)  Outlook outstanding for this season….. Based upon players, parents, and coach responses last season, the changes that were made vastly improved the experience for all Lakeshore Storm participants.  We are not willing to stop there, however.  It is our commitment to build upon that improvement and to strive for, as a club, that next level of success.  In the 2013-14 season, we saw 7 teams compete for tournament championships (several did so multiple times).  We would like to increase that number this season.  Therefore, we will be committing to additional skills clinics and additional practices hours being available to coaches for the 2014-15 season.  This is a very exciting time to be a Lakeshore Storm player or coach…and things only look as if they’ll get better.

(8/13/14)  TENTATIVE DATES for the upcoming 2014-15 season have been set.  Any changes will be made as soon as possible and will be posted immediately.

October 26th, 2014: Parent/Player Informational meeting @ Manitowoc Wilson (12:00pm)
November 10th, 2014: Coaches meeting @ MPSD offices (6:30pm)
November 16th, 2014: TRYOUTS….(morning session) 12′s, 14′s, 16′s: Registration 8:30am-9:30am; skills 9:30am-12:00pm….(afternoon session) 13′s, 15′s, 17′s, 18′s: Registration 12:00pm – 1:00pm; skills 1:00pm – 3:30pm
November 23rd, 2014: Practice begins
December 14th, 2014: Scrimmage invitational (pending facility availability)
January 4th, 2015: Tournaments typically begin for some teams?
February 1st, 2015:  First Home Tournament @ Manitowoc Lincoln (ages TBD)
March 1st, 2015:  Second Home Tournament @ Manitowoc Lincoln (ages TBD)
March 14/15, 2015:  Badger Region Tournament (13′s, 15′s, 16′s)
April 11/12, 2015:  Badger Region Tournament (12′s, 14′s, 17′s, 18′s)

(7/8/14) There is a slight shift to personnel within the Board with Jerry Baeckman taking over as Club Director and Matt Berg taking over as Club President for the 2014-15 season.  Pam Erickson, who served as Club Director last season, is staying on as an at-large board member.