Cougars Host Omaha Eclipse
Monday, September 29th

The Cougars will host the Omaha Eclipse at Abbott Sports Complex on Monday, September 29th. The Eclipse representative contacted Coach Deb about bringing a third team to play on Monday night. S0, rather than our normal JV and Varsity teams, we will be putting together 3 separate teams to match the 3 levels of their teams. All games will be 2 out of 3 unless time restraints dictate otherwise. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 Eclipse 8th grade vs. Cougars “C” team
7:00 Eclipse JV vs. Cougars “B” team
8:00 Eclipse Varsity vs. Cougars “A” team
start times are approximate

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students (5 and under free), with a maximum of $7 per immediate family.

Tuesday, September 30
No Practice

For the second Tuesday in a row – due to Monday night games – there will be no practices this coming Tuesday, September 30th. Normal practice will be held Thursday, October 2nd.

Cougars Practices:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm

Practice will begin August 5 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:00 at Abbott Sports Complex unless a game has been scheduled for that day. Abbott Sports Complex is located at 7600 N 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68517.

Cougars Home Games
Dates & Location

Will be playing our 2014 home games at Abbott Sports Complex. (map above). In addition to our Cougar Invitational Tournament on August 23, we have home dates on September 16 and 29, and our Senior Night is October 21.

Competition Schedule Posted

We have finalized our competitive schedule for the 2014 season, you can find it here.

2014 Cougars
Volunteer Vacancies

Moving forward with Cougars Volleyball, we are in need of your talents to fulfill the great number of duties it takes to keep our program running smoothly. Some of the responsibilities that will be vacant are:

Scheduler: responsible to set up tournaments, regular schedule, be the contact for opposing teams and gyms, assign refs for home games and parent line judges etc. for both home and away games. This is a big job but Jessica Young has offered to walk along side someone who would be brave enough to take on the challenge. ( :

Concession coordinator: the responsibilities here depend greatly on the facility chosen for home games and what would be allowed.

Firework stand contact:  the firework stand proved to be a HUGE blessing to us this year. Although it does require lots of hands.  It would be great for a Cougar family to come along side the Bennetts, of the Eagles, to assist in the leadership of the stand.

Board members: We have had 2 godly men stand up and join the board this season and we are very thankful for that.  It would still be nice to add 2-3 more men to the board.

These are just a few of the bigger jobs. There is always need for more help. Please just be in prayer for what your part is. If you are able to commit to helping the program in any capacity please email Randy Gibson and express your interest. Thank you all so much.

Our Philosophy

The Lincoln Lady Cougars’ goal is to play and grow in the sport of volleyball, to grow in our character as young Christian women, and to develop lifelong relationships.  The team is open to all homeschool girls grades 7-12.  The girls must be homeschooled for at least 50% of their classes.  This season we will have 2 teams. Varsity will play at a competitive level and Junior Varsity will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball as well as competition. The teams are divided by skill level not necessarily age.

Costs for the 2014 Season

The 2014 registration fee will be $200.  We ask that final registration fees be paid by  August 15th.  Individual fundraising will be available. Additional costs are incurred traveling to games. Team apparel for players and fans will be available for purchase.

Games

We play teams from the surrounding area and will travel to Omaha for away games.  Our goal is to  schedule games on  practice nights so we do not take up another night during the week and away from family. Varsity will hopefully play in 3 tournaments and the JV will hopefully get into 2 this season. Tournaments are typically held on Saturday or Friday- Saturday. Varsity will complete the year by playing in the National Homeschool Volleyball tournament in Omaha at the beginning of November.

Uniforms

Our team uniforms are conservative and consist of a jersey and mid-thigh length short.  The uniforms are owned by the team. Each girl will receive a warm-up team shirt that will be included in the cost of registration. Players will need to have their own shoes and knee-pads.

Registration & Medical Release Forms

Along with your player fees, each athlete (and parent/guardian) is required to fill out a Registration Form a Medical Release Form and a Player/Coach Contract Form. (You can access these by the links in the previous sentence or from the main menu above). Please fill these out at your convenience and bring them to practice, or mail them to: Randy Gibson, 1841 Perkins Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68502.

2014 Cougars Handbook is Posted

The recently revised  2014 Lincoln Lady Cougars Handbook is posted. (It is found under the forms section in the main navigation). It covers the expectations, rules and regulations of our organization. Please give it a read at your convenience. If you have questions or concerns about nay of the information, please bring it to the attention of a board member and we’d be glad to help clarify.

SMS Updates (Text Notifications)

If you have not signed up to receive “SMS Updates” (texts), simply use the box on the homepage sidebar, to be notified by text of quick, time-sensitive announcements. We encourage this method of contact to help save some confusion with cancellations, changes to schedules due to weather and urgent announcements if and when those situations arise. For the time being, the texts will appear to come from a phone number like “1 (410) 000-” and will show “jacobvik@host375.hostmonster.com” (the gentleman who has allowed us free hosting under his web domain). If you have any problems, please feel free to contact Randy Gibson.

Pictures Anyone?

If anyone has photos to contribute from practices or games, our website would surely be a great community clearinghouse for everyone to see the team in action. You can send Randy Gibson photos directly via email or use the contact page and attach them to your correspondence. Either way, send what you’ve got and we’ll post them for everyone on the team to see!

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