RIVALS VOLLEYBALL UPDATE
We are thrilled to announce the merging of Rivals Volleyball Club and Extreme Volleyball Club!
This strategic move presents an opportunity to better serve our athletes, parents, and the West Plains Volleyball community. Through the merger, we are creating a stronger and more competitive organization focused on becoming a premier club in the region. Extreme has historically practiced in the valley and Rivals has serviced west of Spokane. With this merge, we expect to continue offering volleyball in both areas of Spokane County while also drawing more coaches and players. The Rivals board firmly believes this merge will be beneficial for all stakeholders!
Ellen Cummings, the current director of Extreme, will be leading the club. We are in the process of restructuring the roles of each of our current club coaches and directors in an effort to ensure the highest level of service to our volleyball family. The Rivals coaching staff will be a great addition to the talented team of coaches at Extreme.
The conversation between Rivals and Extreme started in early March (before COVID hit us all hard).As you can imagine, merging clubs is quite a process, and adding in the complexities of a global pandemic, we have not determined what a West Plains season could look like. We do have one coach interested in returning with the same team but, unfortunately, other coaches are taking the year off with so much COVID uncertainty in their personal and professional lives.
Extreme-East (what we've unofficially coined the original Extreme team) does have tryouts planned. Please see below for a message from Ellen:
Extreme “East” will be holding tryouts beginning September 13 through September 16.
Here is the schedule by age groups:
U13/14 Sunday, 9/13 6 pm to dusk
U15/16 Monday, 9/14 5:30 pm
U17/18 Tuesday 9/15 5:30 pm
U12 Wednesday 9/16 5:30 pm
Please RSVP to email@example.com with your players name and age group. Tryouts will be held outside at Tullamore Park in Post Falls. You will receive more detailed information and the required forms.
We appreciate everyone’s flexibility this season. Depending on what happens it is possible there will be additional opportunities for volleyball later in the year or into next spring. Our focus now is on the safety of our families.