2020-2021 Commitments

Notes from Daily Facebook Live Update

Monday May 18th:

  • THANK YOU for coming and participating in our senior drive-by on Saturday!!!
  • We will not have virtual content this week, we are working on a new virtual schedule as well as trying to prep the gym to re-open
  • Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make last week such a great success!
  • We will not have live updates this week, but we will be sending out newsletters per usual
  • After Memorial Day, we plan to open up the gym for face-to-face volleyball!

Friday May 15th:

  • Tomorrow morning is our senior drive-by!
  • Coach Trina has a video breakdown today at 2:00 PM via Webex
  • Jump Training today at 3:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • We are working on next week's virtual schedule - we will get it out to you soon

Thursday May 14th:

  • Awards Ceremony tonight at 7:00 PM on our YouTube channel - a slideshow will begin at 6:45 PM
  • Yoga today at 4:30 (Google Hangout Link)
  • Saturday we will have our senior drive-by!

Wednesday May 13th:

  • The Awards Ceremony Thursday will be on our YouTube channel - we plan to begin at 6:45 PM with a slide show and then begin at 7:00 PM (will last about an hour)
  • We have created a route for our drive-by to ensure efficient flow of traffic - please look at the plan and be sure to follow it when you arrive (essentially take only right-hand turns)
  • No live fitness today due to prep for the Awards Ceremony
  • There will be strength training today at 3:30 PM  (Google Hangout Link)
  • Recruiting webinar with Coach Amie today at 6:30 PM via Webex
  • We will send team parents meeting location today to teams that want to social distance after the drive-by

Tuesday May 12th:

  • Select League parents - please submit the refund survey so that we can write your checks
  • 15s & Up teams - Amie Held sent out a Sports Recruit webinar that you may want to look into if you're thinking of playing in college
  • No fitness today
  • ATL/PRE teams - if you haven't filled out the refund survey, please do so we can get your refund checks to you
  • Our Awards Cereminy will be this Thursday at 7:00 PM
  • Check out the newsletter to figure out which senior you need to make a poster for 
  • We will send out assigned arrival times for our drive-by Staurday morning - please look out for that info in today's newsletter, there also instructions in the newsletter about which direction to enter as well
  • There will no longer be designated spots at our facility for teams to meat up at the drive-by, but we are sending out a list of local spots you can drive to afterwards in order to meet as a team and be able to social distance
  • Awards for each team will also be given out at the drive-by - one person from each team will be assigned to get your teams awards
  • We have officially decided to close out this season, no more tournaments 
  • Please fill out the refund survey so we can write your checks
  • We do plan to hold events for 2019-2020 players only to attend once we reopen our gym
  • We also plan to continue to push out digital content for our players in order to keep our athletes connected as well as prep them for highschool season
  • We are finalizing our reopening plan in order to share it with you all soon
  • As of now, we do not see the gym reopening before next Wednesday, May 20th - we are waiting for cleaning supplies and the final touches on our safety plan

Monday May 11th:

  • Fitness today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Coach Trina will have a video breakdown Friday
  • Check out the newsletter to figure out which senior you need to make a poster for 
  • We will be taking volunteers to help prep for the drive-by!
  • Please feel out a social media survey to figure out which platform is best for us to push content out for you!
  • Awards Ceremony is Thursday night!
  • Voting for Awards Ceremony photos ends tomorrow at noon!

Friday May 8th:

  • Jump training today at 3:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Yoga on Sunday at 7:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Photo awards will be posted on our Facebook page today, winners are based on which photo in each category got the most likes
  • We are almost done with our sneior spotlight video!
  • Our safety and re-opening plan should come out mid-week next week

Thursday May 7th:

  • Yoga today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Video breakdown on blocking with Coahc Kim Fletcher at 6:00 PM today via Webex (link in newsletter)
  • Our goal for our drive-by on May 16th is for each team to be able to gather (socially distant) after and be able to see each other and hangout for a bit
  • Please check out the newsletter to figure out who you need to make a senior sign for!
  • Please be on the lookout to vote for Awards Ceremony photo voting on you CAJ Facebook page soon!

Wednesday May 6th:

  • Team Parent meeting at noon today via Webex
  • Awards Ceremony will be May 14th and it will start at 7:00 PM
  • Fitness at 4:30 PM today (Google Hangout Link)
  • Recruiting information sessionw ith coach Amie tonight at 6:00 PM via Webex
  • Coach Kim Fletcher will have a video breakdown on blocking tomorrow via Webex
  • If you would like to volunteer to help out for the senior drive-by, please let us know!

Tuesday May 5th:

  • USAV has extended their sanction ban until May 22nd
  • Today we will begin contacting Big South teams about what we plan to do as well as making a plan to hopefully reopen our gym when it is safe to do so
  • We will offer a session this summer just for Cobb Atlanta families to try and make up for some of the lost gym time this season
  • No live fitness session today, but you can go through the Facebook Group and do a previous one
  • There will be a Team Parent meeting at noon on Wednesday - we will be discussing the senior drive-by and trying to create a team social distancing get together afterwards to receive closure on this season

Monday May 4th:

  • Our vurtual schedule will remain the same through the end of next week, then a new schedule will start
  • Fitness today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Thank you for all of you that have sent in nominations for the awards ceremony
  • Select League - you will recieve an email from us by the end of this week in regards to refunds
  • We are working out the details of the senor drive-by, but we will be holding it at the gym

Friday May 1st:

  • Jump trianing today at 3:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Yoga on Sunday at 7:00 PM with Coach Bridget (Google Hangout Link)
  • Coach Kelsey sent an email to every team yesterday asking for team awards, please place your submissions for this for the Awards Ceremony (due Sunday, May 3rd)
  • All ATL and Premier teams should have received an email about refunds, please respond to this ASAP!

Thursday April 30th:

  • Yoga today at 4:30 PM with Coach Bridget (Google Hangout Link)
  • We are still working on our safety plan on how and when we plan to get back in the gym
  • We are looking to start trying to start some things back after May 13th, pending the Governor doesn't push that order date back
  • All ATL and Premier teams have had their credit refunds applied to their accounts. If you had already paid in full, we will need you to fill out the survey emailed to you in order to send you a refund (these refunds will not be processed for another few weeks, so please continue to be patient)
  • If you are a family that is opting to forego your refund, we will be applying it as a credit to a player account for a family who is in more financial need due to COVID-19 
  • We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all of you for your positivity and support through these trying times. We are lucky to be able to be apart of this community
  • We are continuing to brainstorm more ideas to keep our girls connected and keep their mental health in mind
  • Keep an eye out for social media posts about the Mizuno club challenge. We are pausing our challenges in order to participate in the Mizuno one. Teams can still earn team points through the Mizuno challenge

Wednesday April 29th:

  • Please fill out the survey in yesterday's newsletter pertaining to how you feel about getting back in the gym
  • Strength training today at 3:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Fitness today at 4:00 Pm with Coach Kelsey (Google Hangout Link)
  • Recruiting webinar today with Coach Aimie at 6:30 in Webex (this is a recurring event every Wednesday from now on)
  • If you are willing to help with senior drive-by on May 16th, please reach out, we would love the help
  • Small business Saturday will start this week! We will be highlighting them on social media
  • We will begin highlighting our seniors on social media on Saturday's

Tuesday April 28th:

  • The Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, May 14th (time TBA) 
  • The morning of May 16th, we would like to do a senior drive-by. We are still figuring it out, but we would like a way to celebrate our seniors
  • We are also looking into ways we can deliver gifts and awards to those players that would receive them during the Awards Ceremony
  • If you are willing to help out with any of the above items, please reach out, we would love your help!
  • Fitness today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Wellness and selfacre video breakdown with Coach Mycala at 5:00 PM today via Webex
  • Coach Amie will hold a Webex on Wednesday at 6:30 PM about recruiting and how to use Sport Recruits during this time. We are going to start having this each week at this time for our athletes
  • There is a survey going out in today's newsletter about each of your comfort levels as we begin to look into getting back into the gym, please provide us your feedback!

Monday April 27th:

  • Fitness today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Video breakdown tomorrow with Coach Mycala on wellness and selfcare on Webex
  • Per the Governor's new push to reopen businesses, our gym is excluded from reopening until May 13th, at this time
  • We are beginning to look into how we could safely open the gym back up in the future
  • SRVA Regionals has been cancelled, you will receive an email about this today around noon
  • We will be having lots of discussions this weekw ith coaches and parents about how you all feel about reopening the gym
  • Parents - please give you feedback about reopening in survey that will be sent out in tomorrow's newsletter
  • We are looking for ways to have some closure on the potential end of this season, but to also repurpose this extended season and keep everyone connected and help prepare girls for their highschool seasons
  • We are hoping to have new virtual content for you all next week
  • After May 13th, we are hoping to get into the gym, if possible. This will probably not be for team practices, but for more small group activities
  • By the end of this week, we hope to have a complete closure plan for you all according to your team
  • Everything moving forward will be based on each family and their comfortability level

Friday April 24th:

  • Jump training today at 3:30 PM on Google Hangout
  • There will be yoga on Sunday with Coach Bridget at 7:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Governor Kemp's details about re-opening certain facilities excludes any sport court and team facilities such as Cobb Atlanta, so we will remain close
  • Over the weekend, we will begin collecting information and setting forth a plan to hopefully be able to get back into the gym soon and what procedures must be in place to do so responsibly and safely
  • We send our condolences to Bryana (16-2 ATL Kristin) who lost her dad (Steve) in a motorcycle accident recently - Additionally, her teammate Emmye Simpson (on Player's Council) is collecting donations to send Bryana and her mom an Uber Eats gift card.  If you are interested in contributing you can email Emmye at ecslion7@gmail.com or send a donation through Venmo to @Lisa-Simpson-51 with Bryana in the comments.  
  • We also send out our thoughts and prayers to a 15 Katie mom, Jessica Boynton, who is starting chemotherapy today 

Thursday April 23rd:

  • USAV is pushing back their sactioning ban until May 8th, every parent should receive an email with details about this from our region commissioner
  • Yoga today at 4:30 PM with Coach Bridget (Google Hangout Link)
  • We will have jump triaining tomorrow at 3:30 PM on Google Hangout
  • We will have more video breakdowns for you next week

Wednesday April 22nd:

  • Happy birthday Coach Sara Peal!!
  • Strength training today at 3:30 PM on Google Hangout
  • Fitness with Coach Kelsey at 4:30 PM today (Google Hangout Link)
  • Coach Kim Fletcher will lead a video breakdown on transitioning defense to offense tonight at 6:00 PM  via Webex
  • We will be posting a recording of Coach Stuart's video breakdown on mental toughness in our Facebook Group soon

Monday April 20th:

  • Coach Stuart will lead a mental toughness video breakdown today at 3:30 PM (on Webex!!)
  • Fitness with Coach Kelsey at 4:30 PM today (Google Hangout Link)
  • A newsletter is coming out today with infromation about the Awards Ceremony

Friday April 17th:

  • Jump Training at 3:30 PM today on Google Hangout
  • Sunday we have stretching yoga with Coach Bridget at 7:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Award Ceremony information will come out soon in a newsletter
  • Download the Webex app in order to join video breakdowns from now on! We will now be able to record and save video breakdowns for future use

Thursday April 16th:

  • Offensive Systems video breakdown with Coach Bri at 3:30 PM today (Google Hangout Link)
  • Virtual yoga flow at 4:30 with Coach Bridget (Google Hangout Link)
  • Jessica's email regarding frequently asked questions and refunds will sent out today
  • Tomorrow we will have Jump Training at 3:30 PM on Google Hangout
  • Video breakdowns are still happening in Google Hangouts, but we will switch of to Webex soon
  • All fitness sessions are on Google Hangout as well as Facebook Live in our Facebook Group
  • More updates for the season to follow as Jessica has meetings with the Southern Region and USAV soon!

Wednesday April 15th:

  • Coach Alex will lead a rightback defense video breakdown today at 6:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Strength Training will be held today at 3:30 PM on Google Hangout
  • Fitness at 4:30 PM today with Coach Kelsey (Google Hangout Link)
  • Kudos to the parents joining in on our fitness sessions!
  • Keep an eye out for an email today containing a video in which Jessica answers a bunch of frequently asked questions form parents

Tuesday April 14th:

  • Our video breakdowns are going to be moved from Google Hangout to Cisco Webex from now on! Webex will allow us to record these sessions so they can be looked back on at a later date
  • Fitness at 4:30 PM today (Google Hangout Link)
  • All virtual sessions are in our Facebook Group and can be looked back on as well (Facebook group)
  • A newsletter will be coming out today with an updated schedule for the next two weeks
  • Coach Trina update - her doctor believes she may have COVID, but her test results are not in yet. However, she has been diagnosed with shingles, so please send your love and prayers her way
  • There is a Team Parent and Parent Association Webex meeting tonight
  • Our team scavenger hunt, baby photo challenge, and team pepper challenge winners will be announced in the newsletter that will be sent out this Friday
  • Jessica has a club director Southern Region call and a Board meeting this week, so more updates for the season to come!

Monday April 13th:

  • Fitness at 4:30 PM with Coach Kelsey (Google Hangout Link)
  • Video breakdown tomorrow at 4:00 PM for rightback defense (Google Hangout Link)
  • We will continue to push out virtual content for you all throught the end of April
  • An email came out last Friday in regards to possible refund scenarios - Jessica addresses a few questions/concerns regarding refunds in her Facebook Live update from today (Facebook group)

Friday April 10th:

  • Jump training at 3:30 PM today on Google Hangout
  • Coach Kelley is leading a video breakdown on leftback defense at 4:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Team pepper challenges are due at 5:00 PM today
  • Coach Baby Photo quiz starts tomorrow, participate and you can receive points for your team
  • Challenges start back up again next week
  • No yoga on Sunday because of Easter
  • Be on the lookout for an email today with information in regards to possible refunds scenarios
  • We will wait until the end of April to determine what we will do with the remainder of the season if we are able to go on with the season

Tuesday April 7th:

  • Fitness today at 4:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Video breakdown tomorrow, Wednesday April 8th, at 4:00 PM with Coach Joe (Google Hangout Link)
  • Try to encourage your family to get outside and stay positive
  • A newsletter is coming out today with the Team Pepper Challenge information included
  • Player Council has suggested pen pal between big sister and little sister teams. If you're interested, reach out to the office staff and we can get you the addresses you need
  • Scavenger Hunt submissions were due yesterday, we are compiling the winner
  • No fitness tomorrow with Coach Kelsey tomorrow, Wednesday Apil 8th
  • Strength training clinic tomorrow at 3:30 on Google Hangout
  • Look our for baby photos of your coaches coming out on Thursday

Monday April 6th:

  • Coach Kelsey has live virtual fitness today at 4:30 (Google Hangout Link)
  • Scavenger Hunt submissions are due by 5:00 PM today, the newsletter tomorrow will announce the winner
  • Tomorrow's newsletter will announce the rules for the Team Pepper Challenge, so be on the look out for that!
  • Teams will be emailed updates this week

Friday April 3rd:

  • Video breakdown with Coach Trina for today will be cancelled
  • Jump Training today at 3:30 (Google Hangout)
  • A Scavenger Hunt will be posted in today's newsletter and will be set up in place of CAJ Challenges for Spring Break and a few other fun things for next week!

Thursday April 2nd:

  • We are still holding out to play at Regionals on May 30th & 31st and Big South on June 5th-7th, if possible
  • We are doing all of this to help give the girls structure and allow the girls to continue to connect and help provide community in this strange time
  • We will take "Spring Break" off next week from some of our challanges and workouts, but we will still provide a few fun things for the girls to participate in 
  • We will still be providing updates with any big changes
  • We're looking into which tournaments are cancelled and whether we receive refunds vs credits, so please continue to be patient as we navigate this and figure out what we plan to do for you. We intend to be completely transparent with you through this process, so please continue to hang in there
  • We are still going to be paying our coaches their full contract pay
  • Decisions will be made on a team-by-team basis once we feel we are at the point to make those decisions

Wednesday April 1st:

  • USAV shutdown extended to April 30th
  • Challenge videos are due by noon today, you can participate and not have your video posted, if you choose
  • You can now view the Points Chase Competition online on our website (updated weekly or biweekly)
  • Serving video breakdown with Coach Jessica at 4:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • Coach Kelly Fedderson is doing a video break on Sunday, 4/5, at 2:30 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • More summer volleyball oppurtunities will be posted on our calendar soon!
  • An email was sent out recently to all senior moms, if you did not receive this email, please email jessica@cobbatlanta.com
  • Player Council is trying do something special for those CAJ fmaily members who are on the COVID front-line. If you are one of those people, please reach out to us so we can make sure you are included

Tuesday March 31st:

  • Several of the teams that missed a 2-day tournament this past month should plan to attend Kudzu Klassic on May 16th & 17th 
  • Check today's newsletter for information on GWCC Regionals parking refund
  • Our goal is to restart everything in May, we know this could change, but this is what we are hoping for
  • We are not collecting any fees due in April, these will be due in May. If we are unable to start back in May, we will revisit this once we have further information about the season and fees/refunds
  • We are looking to add more volleyball camps and clinics for this summer to our calendar, so keep your eye out for those!
  • Select league parents - we are trying to have one last event on June 6th and 7th, if possible
  • Select and NEXT league challenges will begin next week! (posted on @cobbatlanta_playercouncil Instagram account)
  • New option when submitting challenges to opt out of having your child's video entry posted to our social media 

Monday March 30th:

  • Serving video breakdown with Coach Jessica on Wednesday and Serve Receive with Coach Trina on Friday, both at 4:00 PM (Google Hangout Link)
  • A few colleges are hosting Zoom calls for prospective players to meet their team, check out the newsletter coming out tomorrow, 3/31!
  • Player Council Exec was announced in our most recent newsletter
  • Player Council members filmed challenges for our NEXT and Select League athletes. These will be in tomorrow's newsletter as well and the challenges will be posted on the @cobbatlanta_playercouncil Instagram account
  • We are putting together a highlight for our graduating seniors, so seniors be on the lookout for that
  • We are going to reschedule the Award Ceremony, the packet will be sent out this week
  • We will still have April Player of the Month!

Friday March 27th:

  • We hope you all can get outside in the beautiful weather this weekend!
  • Jump clinic will be at 3:30 on Google Hangout
  • Still waiting for reschedule dates to set a new tournament schedule
  • Please try to participate in physical activity at least twice a week to remain active

Thursday March 26th:

  • No big updates, just several reminders!
  • Today at 4:00 PM - Setting video breakdown with Coach Bri (Google Hangout Link)
  • Today at 4:30 PM - Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Coach Bridget (Google Hangout Link)
  • Tomorrow, 3/27, at 3:30 PM - Jump Training with Coach Travis and Coach Corey (Google Hangout Link)
  • Tomorrow at 4:00 PM - Serve Receive video breakdown with Coach Trina (Google Hangout Link)
  • Try to pick 3 CAJ things a week to participate in. We want you to enjoy this time off, but still keep touching a ball and building your volleyball IQ so we are ready when we get back in the gym
  • Parents, feel free to have parent Google Hangouts with your fellow team parents, coaches can help set these up
  • Support CAJ Family small businesses!! (Submit Form)
  • Keep submitting challenge videos and earning your team points!

Wednesday March 25th:

  • Regionals is rescheduled for May 30th & 31st and Big South is June 5th-7th (we are still working on adjusted tournament schedules)
  • Check the newsletter for a clear picture of our shut down schedule
  • We have 11 video breakdowns scheduled between now and April 15th, so be on the lookout for those!
  • All links to Jump Training and Yoga sessions are in our Facebook group!

Tuesday March 24th:

  • Yoga starts Thursday at 4:30 PM! (link in newsletter)
  • Video break downs for this week - setting will be on Thursday, 3/26, with Coach Bri at 4:00 PM & Coach Trina will be leading a Serve Receive breakdown video on Friday, 3/27, at 4:00 PM (follow along in the Google Hangout here)
  • Coach Travis and Coach Corey are going to lead a Power Jump Agility class at 3:30 PM on Friday, 3/27 (follow along in the Google Hangout here)
  • Kelsey and Sara Peal are still doing fitness Monday-Thursday!
  • We are working on updating the Points Chase Competition based on all the Challenges our ahtletes are participating in
  • Virtual Athletic Training Appointments with Heloise are now on the Wellness Calendar! Offered Monday-Friday at 3:00 PM & 3:20 PM (you can reach Heloise at athletictrainer@cobbatlanta.com)
  • Parent Association Meeting tonight!

Monday March 23rd:

  • Bridget Maddoksc has agreed to lead virtual yoga fitness sessions on Thursdays at 4:30 PM and a Relax & Unwind class on Sundays 7:00PM (links to these sessions can be found in the latest newsletter)
  • The coaches that were going to lead Speed & Agility, Weight Training, and Jump Training sessions will be leading classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 PM (links in newsletter)
  • Coaches have digital versions of the "What's Up?" cards
  • If you have a small businss that has been impacted by the COVID-19 situation, please feel out the following survey so we can share that information with our Cobb Atlanta family to try and support you
  • We have consolidated everything regarding the COVID lockdown under one tab on our website titlec COVID-19 Updates
  • Player Council had book discussions tonight
  • Parents Association meeting via Google Hangout tomorrow night, if you are on Parents Association and have not received an invite, please let us know
  • Tournament rescheduling is underway! More information to follow

Friday March 20th:

  • A newsletter came out this morning with lots of information you can refer to (newsletters are being sent out every Tuesday and Friday during this period)
  • USAV has extended this shutdown period through April 15th
  • Big South has been postponed to June 5th-7th & other tournaments are also rescheduling
  • We cannot guarantee each team will run with the same tournament schedule due to all of the changes, so we are working on a plan as to which tournaments each team will attend (we should have a schedule by next week)
  • We have started video breakdowns for players, this will help with our athlete's mental game. Our first one will be lead by Coach Trina and is going live today at 3:30 PM (link will be posted in our Facebook Group)
  • Our first CAJ Challenge started yesterday and the winner of the challenge will be announced today
  • Challenges will come out every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Thursday March 19th:

  •  All office staff are working from home, but are available Monday-Friday from 9-5
  • We are looking into canceling/rescheduling NEXT  & SELECT league dates
  • The first CAJ challenge started today! Check it out here.
  • We posted several drills you can do at home. All drills are posted on our YouTube channel
  • Tomorrow (3/20) at 3:30 PM Coach Trina will be on Google Hangout (link will be posted in Facebook Group) of video breakdown of defense
  • Waiting to receive updates regarding the Kansas City Qualifier and Big South (postponed at the minimum)