Parents will not be permitted to discuss the coaching philosophies with the coaches at a tournament. We at Orlando Gold Volleyball Club ask that, if a parent is upset about something with a team, he/she will abide by the “24 Hour Rule” and wait 24 hours before discussing the matter with the coach. If further problems arise, please contact the Directors of the club who may schedule a meeting with the Coach, Directors, and parents all together.
When playing for OG at the elite level, players will not always play the same amount of time. We cannot provide a guarantee of playing time. OG does provide a guarantee of the right to practice with players of equal or better ability and, through hard work, to improve skill levels and to compete for the opportunity to play. Playing time is earned, not awarded. Negative comments directed to other parents, coaches and players concerning offensive schemes, defensive schemes, players’ positions, who is playing, etc. or providing excuses to players for poor performances have no place in our program. Help maintain an excellent program by supporting coaches and players with a positive attitude.
1. The athlete should first speak to the coach about the matter. If the matter remains unresolved, or the athlete has a reasonable concern that speaking to the coach will not resolve the matter, then move on to step 2.
2. The parents should speak or meet with the coach. Parents and/or athlete should contact the coach via the telephone to set up a meeting time (not during a tournament).
A parent should never approach a coach at a tournament. We have instructed the coaches to follow the “24 hour rule”, to refuse to discuss any controversial matter, and to refer the parent to the Directors. The coach will then walk away.
The recommended time for a parent to schedule a meeting is usually before or immediately following a scheduled practice. If the matter remains unresolved or if the parent has a reasonable concern that speaking with the coach will not resolve the matter, then go to step 3.
3. The parent may speak to the Director (s) and request a meeting with the coach and Director (s) together.
In certain situations, OG may request the athlete to also attend.
Meetings should be previously arranged. This will not take place at a tournament site.
The Director(s) will not engage in discussions about coaching decisions.
There will be a non-refundable $500 deposit this is required for all athletes selected to play on an Orlando Gold Team. This amount is due in full on the day of team selections.