News and Announcements
The countdown to summer is on, woohoo! Wanted to get some more camp details in your inbox as summer plans get closer and closer.
First, here is a link to Chatfield’s Athletic Registration page. The window for fall sports registration will open on July 10 and close on August 3. This step is required in order for an athlete to participate in tryouts. Here is another helpful link to a blank physical form that a doctor can sign – this is a necessary piece of the registration process. (Physicals are good for 365 days – if your athlete has had one recently, just use that one! Any proof of a doctor’s physical can be uploaded as part of the registration process.)
Second, we’d love to see as many interested Chatfield Volleyball athletes as possible at our pre-tryout camp:
Chatfield Volleyball Camp
August 1 – August 3
9th – 10th 10:00am-12:30pm (register here)
11th – 12th 1:30-4:00pm* (register here)
*All returning varsity and returning JV athletes are welcome to attend the later session, regardless of grade.
Our Chatfield Volleyball youth camps will be held at the end of June this summer: June 27 – June 29. Please help us spread the word! We have separate sessions for 1st – 3rd graders, 4th – 6th graders, and 7th – 8th graders. Register at chargerelitecamps.com. Chatfield Volleyball returners – please join us to help us run this camp!
Don’t forget! Coach Rosholt will be running a strength and conditioning camp on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer for female athletes. Register here!
Last but not least, I wanted to share even more volleyball camp opportunities that will be held at Chatfield this summer. See the attached flyer. These camps will be run by Rise Volleyball Club and are open to all athletes. Please hit me with questions if you have any!
Thanks to all who attended the first meeting of the upcoming season last night, April 3rd. For those that were unable to attend, the tentative schedule for important upcoming dates can be found attached to this post. The meeting notes are listed below and please reach out to Coach Schick with any questions or to be added to the email list!
About me: This fall will be my 17th season as head coach. I am a Chatfield grad and a TCU grad (Texas Christian Univ). I am also a part-time math teacher at Chatfield, which allows me to do what I love to do and be with my two elementary/middle school-aged daughters.
I am extremely passionate about my role as the head coach at Chatfield – this is what fills my buckets! I strive to be a transformational leader, rather than a transactional one – as do the other coaches on our staff, and we do this by putting our focus on building meaningful relationships with our athletes instead of just letting our focus stay on the surface level of playing the game of volleyball. Also, in our program we talk often about “the circle of volleyball life”: you have more fun when you play better volleyball and you play better volleyball when you have more fun.
We want all of our athletes to enjoy their time in our program and to have a quality experience.
About our program: We have 4 teams: Varsity, JV, Level 3, and Level 4. Athletes can play “above” their grade level, as their skill level demands, but cannot play “down”. For example, a junior is only eligible to play on JV or Varsity. We can keep a maximum of 14 athletes on each team (for a maximum total of 56 athletes).
Typically, we have around 80 athletes tryout for our program, so we do make cuts.
The coaches for our lower levels are incredible and I am so grateful most of them will be returning next season! Holly (JV) and Jonathan (L3) are the BEST. I’m on the search for a great L4 coach! Oh, and my husband, Ryan, helps me out as a varsity assistant coach, too.
Our season begins before the school year starts and goes through the end of October, with varsity hopefully continuing into November.
Our practice schedule is five weekdays per week: On Mondays through Thursdays, our practice times will be changing since our bell schedule will be different next school year. Practices times are TBD! (Maybe 3:45-6:00pm for L3 and L4, and 6:00-8:30pm for JV and V.) On Fridays all four teams practice together, most likely from 3:45-6:00pm.
Our matches (games) happen twice a week, mostly on weekdays. These are big time commitments, as we ask all four teams to be present for all four matches on each “match night”. Match times: L3 and L4 play at 4:30pm, JV plays at 5:30pm and varsity plays at 6:30pm.
We strongly encourage each athlete to purchase our “player pack” at the beginning of each season ($175-$200) which includes three practice shirts, a pair of match spandex, three pairs of socks, a hoodie, and a pair of sweatpants. This allows us to match during every practice, game, warm up, etc. Fundraisers: Our two biggest fundraisers are Snap! Raise (an online fundraising platform) and our all-program car wash – all hands on deck!
Open gyms – these are free, informal, and a great way for incoming 9th graders to get comfortable in our gym with our coaches (and for our returners to get back in the gym with us!) Beginning in June, current 8th grades are eligible to participate. (Not required) VB Strength and Conditioning Camp – Tuesday and Thursday mornings for the first six weeks of the summer. This is led by our head football coach, Coach Rosholt – we are so lucky to have his
expertise in this area! (Not required)
CSHVB Youth Camps – Meant for rising 1st-8th graders, which means current K-7th graders. Our CSHVB returners get to help run this camp as “high school helpers”, which is always a blast.
CSU Team Camp – By invitation. We invite our returning varsity, returning JV, and rising juniors.
CSHVB Volleyball camp – Not required, but strongly encouraged. This camp is a great lead-up to the following week of tryouts.
Fall Sports Registration due date – August 3. We refer to August 3 as a “soft deadline” – it would really help our athletic office if these registrations were completed this early. The registration window will open in mid-July. “Hard deadline” is the first day of tryouts – we cannot allow athletes to tryout if their registration has not been completed. This registration process includes a doctor’s physical.
Tryouts – Athletes should plan to attend all three days of tryouts, but we do make a first round of cuts at the end of the second day. Our process includes an individual conversation with every athlete at the conclusion of tryouts about where they stand – we do not post a list.
Mark your calendars for the pre-tryout parent meeting (Aug 2) and the Post-tryout Program Kickoff (Aug 11) and of course, the car wash (Sept 9)!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions:
The document CSHVB_Important_Dates_2023.pdf was attached to this post.
Hello CSHVB families!
We are past due with information about the upcoming summer and 2023 Chatfield Volleyball season. So sorry for our delay! Our camp dates are still in draft phase, but I will get those out to you as soon as possible. For now, a couple important things:
1. Our spring informational parent meeting will be held on Monday, April 3, at 7:00pm. We will meet in the new Community Room at Chatfield – go left immediately upon entering the main doors. Athletes are welcome but not required to attend.
2. I hear we have new main gym scoreboards on the horizon – exciting! If you know of anyone who would like to support this project as a sponsor, please let me know so that I can pass that info on to our athletic director. We’d like to support as many local peeps as we can!
Some important dates:
Tryouts = August 7 – August 9
Chatfield camp = July 31 – August 3 OR August 1 – August 4
Youth camp dates are still TBD.
CSU team camp = July 28 – July 30 (This camp is by invite. Returning Varsity, returning JV, and rising juniors should expect the first round of invites – coming soon!)
JV and Varsity will compete in a tournament on the Friday and Saturday on Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2.
Our annual car wash is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 9.
Please hit me with questions if you have any. More details and camp registration info coming soon!
All the best,