How much does it cost to play Marion Magic for a club season?
The cost of participation on a Marion Magic team varies based on the age group and the team level. We offer fundraisers in November and December to help offset the cost of the dues. Club dues are split into payments over the course of November, December, and January. We also offer alternate payment arrangements if needed, just contact our club treasurer.
In addition to the annual Marion Magic membership dues, plays must also be active members of USA Volleyball. To update that membership, visit USA Volleyball online at www.iavbreg.org.
What is the tournament schedule?
Tournament schedules will be posted on the website no sooner than the 2nd week of December. Each team, 12u and older will attend at least 6 tournaments and one 2-day tournament. The typical tournament is one day, either a Saturday or Sunday, and can range anywhere from 6 to 8 hours long. Coaches will typically select tournaments that are within a 75 minute radius of Marion. More competitive tournaments at a further distance are available if enough interest if shown by the team.
How is playing time handled?
Playing time is not equal, however, each team member will have a designated role on the team. Playing time is not guaranteed and can be taken away with violation of the Code of Conduct or at the discretion of the head coach.
What is the practice schedule?
Starting in early December, the teams will practice for 90 - 120 minutes twice a week, on a Sunday and a week night at one of the Marion School gymnasiums. Player availability will be taken into consideration when committing to a practice schedule. Head coaches will communicate practice schedules.
How long is the season?
A typical season will start in November with try-outs followed by a mandatory player/parent meeting to overview many important pieces of information. Clinics could be held in December with practices starting in early December. For most teams the season will conclude with a 2-day Junior Regionals Tournament in Des Moines in April.
What is required of the parents?
In addition to providing transportation to and from practices and tournaments, parents are also expected to assist with the concession stand during their child's sponsored home tournament. This tournament is necessary to off-set the cost of club dues.
What is the Marion Magic Code of Conduct?
The Code of Conduct will be distributed to club members as well as posted here on the club website. For any questions or concerns, contact the Club Director.
What is Safe Sport?
Safe Sport is our club's commitment to creating a safe and positive training environment for all participants. Our coaches all will be going through Safe Sport training this year in compliance with USAV. Participant Safety Handbooks will be provided at the Parents' Meeting in November. For questions or additional questions regarding the Participant Safety Handbook and Athlete Protection Policy, please contact the Club Director.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org.