Girls Volleyball

This page provides information about Bear Creek's girls varsity and JV volleyball program.

Volleyball Calendar

Registration Deadline: August 4, 2022
Practices Begin: August 22, 2022
Season Ends: October/November

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Meet the Coach

Joshua Tag

Contact Information

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Faculty Information

Title(s)
Head Coach Varsity Volleyball

Other Information

Biography
Josh started coaching volleyball at Bear Creek in 2014 and took on the role of head coach in 2017. He played volleyball in college and began his coaching career in 2005, working with athletes from 12s through the collegiate level. During his tenure, the Bear Creek volleyball program has doubled in size and was recognized as 1A Academic State Champions in 2019. Josh is still active in the adult volleyball community and plays indoor, beach, and grass tournaments year-round. B.A. English, Missouri Valley College

Girls Volleyball Quick Facts

Fees

Registration Fees: $350 + $100 for a warm-up jacket, long sleeve Dri-FIT warm-up shirt, and a team T-shirt
Additional Costs: Include equipment (see below) and any team-related trips and activities (see below).

Anticipated Levels of Play

The volleyball program generally offers both JV and varsity teams. This is dependent on the number of registered players at the start of the season, but as we do not cut players, we will have at least two teams for the foreseeable future. We will add a JV-C team if our numbers warrant it.

Practice and Game Schedule

The varsity and JV teams practice weekdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. C team, on years we can field one, will also practice from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Once the girls have completed their initial 10 practices, the C team will only have practices or play in games 3 – 4 days per week. Varsity and JV have 18 regular season matches, generally played right after school, and one away tournament each. Home matches start at 4:30 p.m. for JV and 5:30 p.m. for varsity and are played in the gym in the Main building. Away matches occasionally involve early dismissals from class as we travel to matches.

Transportation

Transportation is not needed for practices as we stay at the school for training. For away matches, transportation will be provided by the school, and the expectation is that students will travel together on the bus or van. Students are not allowed to drive their own vehicles or arrange their own transportation.

Uniform, Gear, and Equipment

The school provides two uniform jerseys which must be returned at the end of the season. The girls wear black stretch/compression shorts during games which should be purchased independently. A warm-up shirt and warm-up jacket are included in the registration fee. Girls are highly encouraged to purchase high quality athletic shoes for the season. Volleyball shoes are recommended both for performance and injury prevention. Our coaching staff would be happy to make personal recommendations for any athletes with questions. Other gear items may include kneepads and ankle braces.

Retreats and Overnight Activities

During the season, it is common for our teams to organize fun team activities, including evening/weekend bonding events and an away tournament. All of these associated costs are shared between the families participating and may be coordinated through the school or through parent organizers.

Offseason and Preseason Activities

The program both runs and encourages many offseason activities. Bear Creek promotes and encourages girls to sign up and play volleyball (or any other sports) through the various club programs in the region. Open gyms are run throughout the summer in bi-weekly evening sessions, and our program has Bear Creek summer volleyball camps for all ages; sometimes the team attend University of Washington’s team camp. All team camps and clinics come at the expense of the individual families that choose to participate. Many club programs are available in the Puget Sound region at all levels of skill and time commitment, from once-a-week January to April practice-only squads to competitive club seasons that run through mid-summer.

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