Girls Volleyball

Welcome to the Nativity Girls Volleyball Program!

Nativity offers a fantastic program for girls Volleyball.  We are affiliated with The Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).  Girls in grades 3-8 may participate in the Fall program, which runs from January through March (10 matches).

The teams are divided by grade, although there may be more than one team per grade or grades may be combined to form a team based on the number of girls that have signed up.  This is considered a competitive league, meaning they do keep score at all levels and they also participate in a post-season tournament.  In addition to the post-season CYO tournament, there are additional pre and post-season tournaments that teams can sign up for, which is decided on a team by team basis.

The CYO objective is to provide opportunities for young people to be involved in competition to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, mental alertness and attitudes of sportsmanship, based on Christian principles of fair play and cooperation, under well organized and properly supervised forms of athletics. The goal of the CYO is to instill in young people the attitudes and characteristics that will make them better adjusted now and in the future.

CYO Athletics is not just about the final score. It’s about positive coaching, sportsmanship for children and their parents, learning to live together in a diverse community, maximizing talents, and fostering the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual strength in each of us.

For specific information regarding eligibility and/or team formation please read Eligibility for Participation and Team Formation.

Registration and Fees:
Registration for Nativity Volleyball will be done online.  Announcements for registration dates will be broadcast via the Nativity School weekly newsletter.  There is an annual $50 Boosters fee per family.  The registration fee for Basketball is $40 per child for each season.  All fees must be paid before your child’s uniform will be issued.

Practice:
Practices generally begin in November, and if the coaches are available the teams also try to practice over Christmas break.  Traditionally, Volleyball practices have been held on Mondays and Wednesdays in both the old and new gyms at Nativity.  Girls need to wear Volleyball knee pads at practice.

Uniforms:
Grades 3-6
– Nativity will provide the jersey.
– Parents are responsible for providing the shorts.  The shorts must be 5 inches or longer, they must be navy blue, and they can either be gym shorts or volleyball (compression) shorts.
– Parents will also need to provide volleyball knee pads.

Grades 7-8
– Nativity provides both the jersey and the shorts.
– Parents must provide volleyball knee pads.

Volunteers:
Parents are asked to volunteer as both a line judge for matches and as door workers, collecting money at the door for volleyball games from visiting team families. As with all Nativity sports, none of this can happen without help from our wonderful parents!  Please consider volunteering as a coach or assistant coach for Nativity Volleyball.  

End of Season:
Team and individual pictures are taken at the discretion of the coach.  Celebrations are handled on a team by team basis.

Girls Volleyball Coordinator:
Your girls Basketball coordinator, John Neeb, is available to answer any additional questions you may have regarding our program.
girlsvolleyball@athletics.nativity-cincinnati.org

The Greater Cincinnati CYO links:
CYO Girls Volleyball Rules
Directions to Gyms
www.cyosports.org

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