SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY this weekend!

(12/13/17) The Lakeshore Storm first event of the season is only a few days away as we host an event record 31 teams from 12 different clubs from around the area this coming Sunday!  Click here for the 2017 SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY MATCH SCHEDULE(12/17/17).  The parent work schedule has also been posted: 2017 Scrimmage Sunday WORK Schedule.

Also, the practice schedule has been released through the end of the month.

We have a record number of teams attending Sunday’s SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY event! Should be a great start to the 2017-18 tournament season….

(12/7/17) The Storm Camp dates have been established (flyer linked HERE).  The Storm winter camp is designed for athletes who are not playing Club volleyball but still look to improve upon their skills.  Many of our club players started out in the Storm winter volleyball camp!

The 15Whites are also getting in on the action and prepping for Scrimmage Sunday!

The 15Blue team gets together to make their shirts for the upcoming SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY event!

(12/2/17) Teams should be looking for their respective tournament page(s) to be updated soon with all the tournaments they’ve entered and been accepted to participate in for the 2018 season.  Tournament pages are found embedded in each team’s TEAM PAGE.

In addition, the 2017 SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY MATCH SCHEDULE(12/17/17) was just released!

(11/27/17) Don’t forget about Lakeshore Storm gear for Christmas!  Link on the sidebar or go to this link: LAKESHORE STORM APPAREL

(11/25/17) SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY AROUND THE CORNER!  In a few short weeks, the Lakeshore Storm will be hosting SCRIMMAGE SUNDAY as roughly 30 teams from 10 different volleyball clubs will be at JFK getting ready for the 2018 season.  This event is not only a good time with awesome concessons, it has proven to be invaluable getting Lakeshore Storm teams ready for tournaments in January!

(11/21/17) Practice schedule through December 10th has been posted.

Storm teams use ‘Scrimmage Sunday’ (scheduled for DECEMBER 17th) as a way to prepare for the tournament season starting in January, 2018….

(11/20/17) GREAT start to the 2017/2018 season!  It was a great first day of practices yesterday as all nine teams got together for the first time this club season.  I want to thank all players, coaches, and parents for coming prepared and making the day a success.  The practice schedule through December 10 will be posted later today.

Looking a few weeks down the line, all Storm teams will be taking the court for scrimmages against other Clubs as we host our Scrimmage Sunday on December 17, 2017.  It is a fun event that helps our teams get ready for actual tournament play which will begin the first weekend in January.  Stay tuned as more is posted regarding

REMINDER to players/parents who have NOT done so yet, make sure you go back into your Webpoint account and choose Lakeshore Storm as your club.  You will also need to update to a ‘full membership’, as well.

(11/17/17) PRACTICE BEGINS SUNDAY!  Congratulations to all girls that made a Lakeshore Storm team!  Unfortunately, we had to turn away a lot of girls and making a team is a tremendous accomplishment.  Now that teams are formed and committed to, we can turn our attention to the season.  After all, we only have 4 weeks until we take the court for the first time on Scrimmage Sunday!  Practices begin this Sunday (Practice Schedule LINK).  There is a lot to take care of this first week:

1) BEFORE practice on Sunday, ALL PLAYERS need to go back into their Webpoint account (through USAV) and name ‘Lakeshore Storm’ as their Club of choice.  The additional $40 for a full membership (no longer just a tryout membership) will have to be paid at that time, as well.
ON SUNDAY…..
2) ALL PLAYERS must fill out their Commitment Sheet for 2018 and give it to their coach on Sunday 11/19.  This is a MUST!  Coaches need this information to pick tournaments by Tuesday, 11/21!
3) ALL PLAYERS must come to practice at least 30 minutes early to try on uniforms and register the size they want with the Club.  We will be ordering uniforms next week.
4) ALL PLAYERS must bring their player fee for the season to first practice!  If players want to break their player fee into 2 payments (one on 11/19/17 and the other on 1/7/18)….advanced notice must be given to the Club through email at mattberg1000@gmail.com.
5) ALL TEAMS will be having a short parent meeting at the end of their practice on Sunday, November 19th.  Coaches will go over their expectations of players/parents from them as coaches, team parent responsibilities, and any other important information that affects the team.

Cannot wait until Sunday!  GO STORM!

(11/14/17) Watch the TEAM PAGES…there are still quite a few teams making calls and waiting for commitments, however, as teams solidify and get 10 verbal commitments from players, their roster will be posted to their respective team page.  In addition, the practice schedule has been released for the first Sunday, November 19th.

Though there are still some teams making phone calls, the 2017/18 season is starting to take shape. This coming Sunday all Storm teams get together for their first practice of the season!

(11/12/17) Thank you to all players and parents for attending this year’s tryouts!  The hard work has been done and now the painstaking process of sitting and waiting to see what happens begins.  Players need to keep in mind that coaches are making calls as soon as they can…however, it is NOT UNUSUAL for calls having to be made over the next few days (at times having to wait until some players make decisions).  WE ENCOURAGE ALL GIRLS TO MAKE DECISIONS AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARE COMFORTABLE!  We realize committing to any team is a big decision, however, a delay in one decision always will have an effect on other players down the line.  Therefore, please…if you’re waiting for a call; do NOT be discouraged if you don’t get a phone call right away.  As difficult as it can be, you will have to be patient and allow the process to work itself out.

Great effort by all girls today!

(11/11/17) The Lakeshore Storm Tryouts are finally here!  Tryouts for the 2017/18 season will be held at the JFK Fieldhouse in Manitowoc on Sunday, 11/12/17.  Schedule for Sunday is:
8:30am-9:30am: Registration for 12′s, 14′s, 16′s  Make sure you have your paperwork in order!
9:30am-12:00pm: Skills evaluation…given there will be evaluation that entire time, all players should plan on being present the entire session.
12:00pm-1:00pm: Registration for 13′s, 15′s, 17/18′s  Make sure you have your paperwork in order!
1:00pm-3:30pm: Skills evaluation…given there will be evaluation that entire time, all players should plan on being present the entire session.

Information regarding forms/process etc. are linked here: 2017 TRYOUT PAPERWORK and INFORMATION.  

MAKE SURE you are eligible for the age group you are trying out for!  The key date to look at is AUGUST 31, 2018….however old an athlete will be on that date is the MINIMUM age they could tryout for.  They can always try ‘up’ an age category…but, they cannot try ‘down’.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

(11/8/17) We had a great turnout at our open gym last night!  Over 110 girls took part in a ‘warm up’ for Sunday’s tryouts as they took part in drills and live play.  A big THANK YOU to the coaches who donated their time and were there running the courts!  Stay tuned as a few reminders will be posted about tryouts later tonight.

Girls will be getting ready for Sunday’s tryouts this coming Wednesday!

(11/5/17) Coaches meeting today!  Thank you to the coaches who were able to make the meeting this past Sunday.  We’re extremely excited to have the crew of coaches with us this year and we are looking forward to a great year on the court!

11/5/17 Coaches Meeting Agenda

(11/1/17) Hard to believe, but tryouts are just around the corner!  We’ll have a bunch of things happening over the next few weeks…COMING UP:

Sunday 11/5/17: Storm Coaches meeting at 12pm.  Held at Manitowoc Public School District Office building at 2902 Lindbergh Drive in Manitowoc.  (Coaches should enter through the East side of the building in Door E)
Wednesday 11/8/17: Open Gym at UW Manitowoc.  Younger ages up to 14 from 6:15pm-7:45pm…Older ages 15-18 from 7:45pm-9:15pm.  We do NOT have access to the facility until 6:15pm.
Sunday 11/12/17: TRYOUTS at JFK Fieldhouse in Manitowoc.
-Ages 12, 14, 16: Registration 8:30am-9:30am  Skills evaluation 9:30am-12:00pm
-Ages 13, 15, 17/18: Registration 12:00pm-1:00pm  Skills evaluation 1:00pm-       3:30pm
Sunday 11/19/17: PRACTICES Begin! (fee due)

(10/29/17) The 2017/18 Club volleyball season will begin today as we conduct our Parent/Player Orientation held in the Manitowoc Wilson auditorium at 1pm (we first have access to the facility at 1pm….we’ll open doors then and begin the presentation about 10 minutes later).  For a sneak peek at the slideshow we’ll be reviewing, click below:

Review of 2017/18 Parent/Player Orientation Slideshow

The meeting is NOT mandatory…but, we do it to address possible questions.  This can be helpful, especially for families that may be new to club volleyball.  We can’t wait to get the athletes on the floor!

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