Kimball JO Volleyball

Update for 2021 Kimball Junior Olympic Volleyball Program (as of Jan. 11, 2021)   

 Happy New Year! We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer Kimball Junior Olympic Volleyball in 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding as programming details have continued to change daily since last fall. Due to tournament availabilities and registration numbers, we’ve made the following updates:   

2021 Kimball JO Volleyball Teams

  • 17U-1 – Coach Marcia Mahlum
  • 17U-2 – Coach Jenny Punchochar
  • 16U – Coach Rachel Mertens
  • 14U – Coach Tabitha Mortenson (and possibly 1 more parent)
  • 12U – Coach Celest Stang (and possibly more parents)

  Team Placement Practice: Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 / 3-5 pm / Wirth Gym / Enter Door #10

  • Only the 17U and 16U teams (Gr. 9-12) will need to be at practice in-person on Jan. 17, 2021.
  • 14U & 12U teams will start practice on Sunday, Feb. 21 (Time TBD, 1-5 pm in North Gym).

  Program Fee (per participant): $220 - PAY ONLINE HERE (Due Jan. 22, 2021)

  • This program fee is IN ADDITION to the $30 non-refundable registration fee you’ve already paid.
  • This $220 program fee will help cover the cost of tournament registrations, league fees, coaching stipends and equipment needed for the season.
  • Some of the tournaments have increased their registration fees by more than double to offset their lost revenue in admission.
  • Spectator guidance for tournaments continues to change as well.

  Uniform Fee: Pending - we are waiting for the quotes from J&J Athletics

  • 12U – Will wear the black t-shirt jerseys worn for REC volleyball in the past.
  • 14U, 16U, 17U – Will wear the long sleeve black uniform. Returning players do not need to order a new uniform, unless preferred.
  • The uniform fee will be an additional fee (estimated $25-$60).

  Association Information for Tournaments

  • The 17U and 16U teams plan to play in 4 JVA tournaments.
    • With registration numbers, we are hoping to keep an average of 10 players on each team.
    • Tournaments tentatively to be played:
      • 1 in February, 2 in March, 1 in April
  • The 14U and 12U teams plan to play in 3 MSF tournaments and 1 JVA tournament.
    • Current registration numbers show the following:
      • 14U – 9 players (7th & 8th grade combined)
      • 12U – 12 players (5th & 6th grade combined)
    • Tournaments tentatively to be played:
      • 1 in March, 2 in April, 1 in May

  Practice Schedules

  • 17U and 16U
    • Sunday afternoons (starting Jan. 17) from 3-5 pm in the Wirth Gym.
    • Kimball’s COVID-19 Practice Preparedness Plans will be distributed at the first practice.
    • Final practice TBD.
  • 14U and 12U
    • Sunday afternoons (starting Feb. 21) in the North Gym.
    • Times are pending (between 1-5 pm) in the North Gym.
    • Kimball’s COVID-19 Practice Preparedness Plans will be distributed at the first practice.
    • Final practice TBD.
  • Practice equipment needed
    • Face coverings (bring extras)
      • Per current Executive Orders, all participants need to wear a face covering while practicing and competing inside our district facilities.
    • Dry tennis shoes
    • Knee Pads
    • Shorts or biker shorts
    • Bring own water bottle
    • No access to locker rooms for practice

 Thank you for your support and dedication to Kimball Junior Olympic Volleyball...Go Cubs!