Hello DAA sports families,
We hope everyone continues to be safe and healthy as we navigate through these unique times.
Our previous communication highlighted that all DAA Spring sports activities were postponed until April 30th. The DAA Board of Directors has reviewed the Spring sports schedule and made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring seasons for all sports including Connie Mack Baseball and Spring travel baseball and Spring travel softball and Spring Co-Ed volleyball.
A decision on summer seasons for both travel softball and travel baseball will be made at a later time. No activities may continue for travel teams until the DAA Board of Directors approves and communicates next steps.
All registrations for 2020 spring in-house jr. baseball, spring in-house softball, spring co-ed vball, and Summer Connie Mack will be refunded in full.
Registration fees will be returned to the credit card/account that was used to initially register. We are working with the registration vendor to execute this process and we have been informed it may take 4 weeks to get through all the refunds for all the sports. Please bear with us as we work through the process.
On a more positive note, most of the Spring sports are organizing summer activities to supplement the cancelled seasons which will be communicated on a sport by sport basis once we have a greater understanding of the re-start process for our community.
We know this time is difficult for our athletes, and we hope our volunteers, players, coaches, officials, families and our entire Doylestown community remains safe and healthy. We look forward to getting back in action!!!
While sports are currently on hiatus, let's remember to be intentional about the ways in which we all work together. Life is a team sport, and now more than ever, we all need to be good teammates to one another.
The most meaningful achievements in Life are defined by how well we succeed with others and how we handle adversity. Adversity helps build character and helps develop leaders. Spectator, parent, coach, and athlete, everyone has a role to play. Let's use the skills learned on the playing field to work together as a team as we go through these unexpected difficulties.
Thanks for your patience and stay safe,
Sherri Belfus Kracht
Daa Sport Director-Volleyball
Our co-ed volleyball program began in 2004 with the goal of creating a recreational volleyball league for kids to learn the game of volleyball, be part of a team and have fun. We do not focus on wins and losses, so the kids are free to have a good time with no stress or pressure to perform. We started with one session and 150 kids. We now have 600 to 700 kids playing annually in our Spring, Summer & Fall team programs, as well as our Skills n Drills clinics which runs November thru March.
Current volleyball opportunities are:
The goal of the clinics is to learn and practice skills and have as many touches on the ball as possible. They’re run by our league directors and assorted high school coaches and players. Clinics are held at Tohickon Middle school weekly on Tuesday nights with 3 sessions each Tuesday night starting November 5th and running through to the end of March.
Division 1: 4th-6th Grade from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Division 2: 7th-10th Grade from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.*
Division 3: 9th-12th Grade open play from 8:30 to 9:30.
*Division 2 kids can stay through for Division 3 at no additional cost.
Clinics are Co-Ed.
Cost is $50.00 for 12 weeks, or as of 1/28, pay $5 drop in fee weekly.
To register, we've switched to the Sportsengine registration process....Please follow the BLUE registration link below. I'll still send a weekly email reminder to the distribution list asking if your child is in or out for that week, just so I know how many kids to expect. Simply respond if they’re in and what division (grade level). If they’re not attending that week, no need to respond. It’s helpful so I know how many to expect, plus I now have caps on how many kids can attend. We've had a huge response this year and while I"m happy to see so much excitement, I want to be fair to the kids who are attending with the limited space we have.
Spring league is open to all skill levels, grades 4 -12, and is co-ed. Kids come ready to play (knee pads suggested), warm up, taught skills and do drills for 1/2 hour, then play games for 1/2 hour. Coaches needed for each team so please consider volunteering (experience helpful but not necessary). Weekly rotating schedule of play against other teams, no pressure, a lot of FUN! The schedule is determined by how many teams are registered. We have three courts with 6 teams playing at once. If we have more than 6 teams, we have two time slots that get auto filled by a computer program. If we have more than 12 teams, we have three time slots. Playoffs only for Division 3 at the end of the season.
Division 1: 4th-6th Grade- Monday nites at Tohickon Middle School. Starts 4/6/20, ends 6/1/20 with two time slots, either from 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 pm. Please note, we sometimes have "no play dates" and the schedule has to be adjusted.
Division 2: 7th-8th Grade- Tuesday nites at Tohickon Middle School. Starts 4/7/20, ends 6/2/20, with two time slots, either from 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 pm. Please note, we sometimes have "no play dates" and the schedule has to be adjusted. If we have to add a third time slot to accommodate more than 12 teams, the time slots will be 6:00-7:00, 7:00-8:00 and 8:00-9:00 pm. We won't know this until registration is closed. Please sign up early to help us make the decision as soon as possible.
Division 3: 9th-12th Grade– Wednesday nites, starts 4/8/20, ends 6/10/20. The first month we're at Tohickon Middle School. Starting 5/6 we're outside at Fanny Chapman sand courts at Fanny Chapman swim club in Doylestown. Time slots are either 7:00-8:00 pm or 8:00-9:00 pm.
Register online- Registration opens 1/1/20. Click the “Register for Volleyball ” tab. The online registration tab takes you to the registration site. Cost is $65.00 for the first person in your household, $5 off for any additional family members. Discount of $10.00 applies if registering before & including 2/15/20. Registration closes 3/8/20.
We have a few spots left so please contact me at email@example.com and/or try to register. If we're full, you'll be put on a wait list.
When registering, if you have a friend request or a coach request, please put it under “Buddy Request”. No promises but we’ll do our best! We cannot accommodate friend requests if you register late.
Refund Policy: A refund will be given up to opening day of each season minus a $10 deduction which covers registration processing. No refunds are given once the season begins. All refunds must be requested thru email directly to the sport director. Please include your child’s full name and grade when requesting a refund.
Enjoy volleyball? Coaching or being an assistant coach is a great chance to be involved with your kids and give back to the community. The commitment is just one night a week for 8 weeks. Volunteers are the lifeblood of every good organization and our program has been incredibly successful because of the willingness of people to get involved. Jump onto the court as a volunteer coach, assistant coach or offer up your area of expertise.
Kids benefit by seeing us teaching, leading and mentoring in the world of sport.
Other ways to help besides coaching:
Team Builder- Volunteer needed to help build teams before the season starts, about 3 weeks ahead of the season. Must be comfortable with spreadsheets. Approximately 3 hours work, then a little bit here and there as we get add ons until the season starts.
Website Coordinator- Volunteer needed to keep the website up to date with current information. Computer skills needed. Approximately 1-2 hours a week before season starts and for the first 3 weeks of the season.
Background Check Coordinator- Volunteer needed to help volunteers get through the process of the background check. Approximately 1-2 hours a week in the beginning of the season.
Advertising Coordinator- Volunteer needed to set up advertising in advance of each season with local newspapers, website updates and sign makers.
Interested? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 267-614-3911 and we'll set up a phone conversation to discuss. We can always use another set of hands to help.