Welcome to the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association

This association is organized exclusively for educational purposes: to promote high school interscholastic volleyball; to provide a forum for discussion of techniques and rules of volleyball; to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage high school volleyball; also to promote and develop volleyball at all levels in Michigan.


Rankings have started !
If your interested in having your team considered by the Rankings Committee please submit all scores from each match played in the prior week along with the opponent's name.
Please list your schools Class and your current record in the subject line of the message.
All submissions are due by 9 PM each Saturday evening, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Anything submitted past midnight may not be considered for that week!

Rankings are e-mailed to All Members each Week.
They come as a pdf attachment that can easily printed out and posted.

If you were a member in 2015-16 school year you will continue to receive ranking e-mail until Sept. 20, 2016

If you have renewed your membership for 2016-17 school year you will receive Ranking email and all other MIVCA mail until Sept. 20, 2017.

If you did NOT get a rankings email and you are a MIVCA Member, we get many emails returned.  Why?
    Your e-mail has changed, or you or your school district is blocking the email since it is sent out in bulk. So...

1.  Check your spam folder
2.  If you are using school email ask them to not block This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3.  If you have changed your email address: contact Membership Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you're not sure why, but didn't get Week 1 Rankings mivcaenews, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MIVCA Coaches Committee Week # 1 2016
Class A
Ranking Team Name
1 Novi
2 Northville
3 Portage Central
4 Grand Haven
5 Rockford
6 Mercy
7 Dewitt
8 East Grand Rapids
9 Clarkston
10 Macomb Dakota
Class B
Ranking Team Name
1 North Branch
2 Lakewood
3 Notre Dame Preparatory
4 Cadillac
5 Grand Rapids South Christian
6 AA Gabriel Richard
7 Corunna
8 Grant
9 Buchanan
10 Harper Creek
Class C
Ranking Team Name
1 Bronson
2 Monroe St. Mary's Catholic Central
3 Kalamazoo Christian
4 Traverse City St Francis
5 Brown City
6 Kent City
7 Laingsburg
8 Bath
9 Schoolcraft
10 New Lothrup
Class D
Ranking Team Name
1 Plymouth Christian Academy
2 Mendon
3 Onaway
4 Pittsford
5 Lansing Christian
6 Crystal Park
7 Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart
8 Wyoming Tri Untiy
9 Leland
10 Battle Creek St Philip Catholic Central

AVCA Team Academics list can be found by clicking here


       MIVCA Membership ~ Final Deadline is October 1, 2016.             

         Membership is $35, if paid by September 20, 2016 (notice deadline)

        If you join between Sept. 20 and Oct. 1, 2016 Late Membership is $50.

         School Membership: $50 includes Varsity Coach and up 10 Coaches/AD

          For an additional $5, you can become a member of the Michigan High School Coaches Association. MHSCA

          AVCA offers a reduced price high school membership for MIVCA Members: $65 vs. $80, middle school is $45.

 

Know your Volleyball Recognition & Award Deadlines.

 October 1, 2016 MIVCA Membership Deadline *Varsity Coach’s Membership Required

Sept. 1: Send potential All Region/All State Players to Angie Del Morone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oct. 1: Send any additional All State Player Names to Angie, Notify Region Rep.

Oct. 31: Monday of District Week

All Region Forms MUST be postmarked/submitted to Region Reps

Nov. 1: Postmark : Team Academic All State *

Nov. 1: Postmark: Individual Academic All State *

Nov. 1: Postmark: Grants and Scholarships *

Nov. 1: Postmark: Hall of Fame Nominations

Nov. 1: Postmark: Special Recognition Award

After Districts: Select all Region Team & Coaches *

Nov. 11: Must arrive at address by: Miss Volleyball Ballot *

Nov. 20: All State Meeting ~ Region Reps Attend


Coach Bre Johnson of Marshall High School was selected as one of the speakers at the AVCA national convention to be held in Columbus, OH December 14th-18th.  She will be presenting on Strength & Conditioning and Youth Volleyball Training.  Coach Johnson just wrapped up her camp this past week at Marshall High School where she had 25 kids attend the age 3 through 2nd grade camp.  One of the camp favorite drills is teaching the kids to do their approach, reach high and swing at a helium balloon.  Each balloon is measured to the right height for the individual kid then tied to a washer.  The kids had a blast doing the drill, they learned to hit with their elbow high and as a bonus they all got to take their balloon home!


 

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2016 All Star Teams photos below, rosters can be found here

West with coaches 2016North with coaches

South with coachesEast with coaches


The National High School Athletic Coaches Association named Jodi Manore ~ Bedford Coach ~ National Coach of the Year 2016 for Volleyball.

Announcement was made at National Convention, June 25 ~ Louisville, Kentucky.

The fact that on September 4, 2015 Jodi recorded her 1,833 win as a head coach, earned her the landmark of the highest total number of wins of any coach in the nation for high school Volleyball.
"It's humbling," Manore said.  "Obviously I'm proud, but it's never been about me.  It's about the kids."

Manore has been coaching at Bedford for 31 years, and plans to continue for a few more years.
from Monroe News.

MIVCA Past President Angie DelMorone stated "Jodi has contributed so much to our sport at so many different levels, in so many different capacities.  So well deserved."

Michigan and MIVCA are lucky to have our Coach recognized on a National level.

There is an article in The Monroe News and can be found here, http:www.monroenews.com/sports/20160630/bedfords-manore-named-national-volleyball-coach-of-year



2016 MIVCA "PURE MICHIGAN" CLINIC  

COACHES said: “Mark Rosen was OUTSTANDING.”
“Really liked ALL the speakers I listened to and cannot wait to watch video on those I missed!” 
             “Enjoyed seeing the higher level players demonstrate during the sessions.”
“WOW, what a clinic! I haven't been in a few years and forgot how much information you can pack into and take away from the clinic.”

"MICHIGAN STRONG" reflects the impact the 2016 MIVCA CLINIC will have on coaches and players around the state this season.  The Annual MIVCA CLINIC hit a four year high with over 290 participants.  Mark Rosen's expertise and his ability to connect with his audience left coaches wanting more from each session.  Whether it was Training the Transition Game, 6 on 6 Competitive Games, Using Data to Improve the Team, Winning the Passing Game or Drills Developing the Younger Player; Mark, his staff and his NCAA Elite players assisted coaches from around the state in becoming better coaches for their players.    

The addition of 12 other outstanding clinicians from the collegiate, high school and club ranks provided us with critical sessions from Building a Positive Team Culture, Attack Error Correction, Blocking, Intentional Coaching, Ways to Communicate with our Players, Conditioning and Weight Training and Team Building. The clinicians were able to touch on various styles of coaching and aspects of the game to improve our level coaching.  Our 45 demonstrators from four collegiate programs (U of M, EMU, Concordia and Madonna), and four high school programs (Ann Arbor Huron, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, South Lyon and Garden City) rounded out our "PURE Michigan" experience. 

Kathy DeBoer 2016 Clinic

The MIVCA Board and MIVCA Coaches would like to extend a sincere thank you to our wonderful school host: Ann Arbor Huron High School. Dottie Davis - Athletic Director, Michelle Julien - Athletic Secretary, Toney Cummers - Varsity Coach and their entire staff and parents.  What an outstanding group of individuals who have gone out of their way to support our association.  GO RIVER RATS!

Thank you MIVCA coaches for participating in the 2016 MIVCA Clinic; this clinic was a success because of you.  Remember to support our sponsors Baden and Schelde as well as the charitable organizations Side Out and Teal Attack throughout the year. MIVCA has an affiliate partnership with AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association).  AVCA is our national professional organization that has some outstanding educational resources and programs available to members, so if you are not a member, please consider joining to take advantage of their programs. We want to remind coaches that the sessions were videotaped by the Art of Coaching, so if you missed a session, go online to access them.

Next year the MIVCA Clinic travels to the East Lansing Area with Cathy George as lead clinician and her staff.  We look forward to your participation.


 

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