The Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association announced the opening of its membership registration for the 2020-21 seasons. This year’s membership rate is $50 per program—from 1 to 5 coaches—and will endure both spring and fall seasons statewide.
“With so many unknowns heading into this school year and coinciding volleyball seasons, our membership committee worked hard to focus on the value of our membership,” Executive Director Jay Messar said. “Not only is the program-wide rate incredible, the WVCA has better outlined our membership benefits package to ensure the resources we provide continue to improve our coaches’ experiences.”
Alongside the adjusted fee structure, the WVCA has created five areas of membership benefits from which to build.
Education: While COVID has wiped out much of its in-person clinic plans, it remains focused on providing educational resources. For 2020, it will launch an optional WVCA Mentorship program, as well as a Members Only section on its website—a one-stop shop for all the registrations, forms, surveys, and polls. It will also post a “First Year Coaching Packet” with information on all things you should know going into your season including setting up schedules, organizing tryouts, participating in conference and postseason meetings, etc.
Awards: All-State, All-Tournament, All-Academic, Coaching Milestones, Hall of Fame… Hard work pays off and should be honored! As the WVCA continues to streamline and refine its awards processes, most nominations for in-season awards must come from active WVCA members.
Events: Volleyball is a social occasion—even though COVID might force us all into making alternative plans. The WVCA promotes networking and connections made through our sport, and that camaraderie is essential to the overall coaching experience. Complementing our annual clinics, awards banquets, and state tournament lounge, 2020 introduced the planning of an inaugural Golf Outing, as well as an upcoming WVCA All-Star Game.
Partnerships: With continued growth comes new partnership opportunities. The WVCA is both an affiliate partner of the AVCA and plays an advisory role with the WIAA. Regional vendors at many WVCA events make season-planning simple and it continues to work with organizations on providing additional “perks” of being an active WVCA member.
Voice: Perhaps the most important reason to be a part of the WVCA is to have your voice heard. The Association has recently restructured the roles of its Board and provided more equitable representation. The WVCA sends out regular member surveys and encourages conversations with sectional/area representatives. Ultimately, the WVCA needs your input to make decisions—especially evident with this unique situation in 2020-21! We are much stronger collectively than we are as individuals and only together can the WVCA administer the change you want to see in our sport.
Additionally, the WVCA’s Affiliate Partnership with the AVCA allows statewide member coaches to become AVCA members for a reduced fee. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourselves and your staff with a national association and provides the opportunity to earn national awards (All-American, All-Academic, etc.).
Links for both the WVCA and AVCA registrations can be found below.
For more information or inquiries of membership status, please contact Chair of Membership & Registration, Scott Spiess, at email@example.com.