14-1 Premier Updates 1st Practice

Hi Team!!

I am so excited to get this season started! See below for some upcoming dates. Please reach out with any questions.

Tues 11/14 - 7:00pm-8:30pm - Mandatory Team Orientation @ CAJ

In place of our first team practice next week, we have a mandatory Team Orientation. At least 1 parent is required to be in attendance. For the first 45 minutes, Jessica will speak to everyone on Court 2 regarding club goals, expectations, and policies. After that, we will go to an assigned area of the gym for a Team Meeting with players and parents to cover team goals, expectations, and policies.

We realize this is at a different location than our regularly scheduled practice and is on short notice. Please do whatever you can to be there as it is important to attend.


Tues 11/21 - OFF

Tues 11/28 - 7:30pm-9:30pm @ McClesky Middle School

Tues 12/5 - 7:30pm-9:30pm @ McClesky Middle School

** Open Gym**

Fri 11/17 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ Cobb Atlanta Volleyball & Fitness Center (CAJ)

Fri 12/8 - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Cobb Atlanta Volleyball & Fitness Center (CAJ)

As seen above CAJ is offering FREE Open Gym Fridays 5:00pm-7:00pm for current CAJ players only starting Nov 17th. Attend if you like :) Please check the calendar ahead of time to be sure the Open Gym is offered on a date & time you wish to attend as it will not be available when other CAJ events are scheduled.

You can always check our team calendar at cobbatlanta.com for all upcoming events.

Things for thought –

Our team still needs to find our designate parents for Score Reporter(s), Team photographer(s), and Uniform Sorting. Please refer to the detailed sheet of duties for each position that was handed out during Commitment Night.

Parents - I know some have already volunteered to help out in various ways. THANK YOU! Every bit helps and we appreciate your contribution to team. We will confirm 'duties' and go over things more at orientation.

Group Me - If you aren't familiar with this app, please go ahead and download it. We will use this for communication during tournaments and for any quick updates and changes. I would like for both players and parents to have access.

Ideally there would be two groups:

1.     Just parents

2.     Riptide Players (with parent access of course)

Cobb Atlanta’s Parent GroupMe Expectations:

A parent group with coaches, and possibly office staff, can be created to communicate items such as reminders for the week, reminders about up coming events, and live updates during a tournament weekend.  The official communication with coaches and staff should be email or a phone call.  Overall communications from the coach and team parent should come through email, and the group should be supplemental.   Any questions for the office, should also be directed with an email to office@cobbatlanta.com or a call to 770.627.3132.  Even if an office staff person is in your team group, they are not monitoring every message. No parent should talk about another player’s playing performance in the parent group. We also ask that those that send messages in the team group respect hours when many may be asleep.  Lastly, it is expected that the conversation in the group remain positive.  Any grievances should be handled according to the Cobb Atlanta grievance policy, not discussed through the group text.  Parents that do not uphold these expectations may be removed from the team group.  

Team Outing - We can figure this out at orientation but please begin thinking about what you would like to do as a team event. Options include bowling, putt putt, whirlyball, game night, etc. Throw out some ideas!

Coach contact info:

Karla Radillo – 678.602.7189 – karlaradillo@cobbatlanta.com

Important Dates:

Sun, Jan 3 – 6:15 pm-7:30 pm or 7:30-8:45 pm Pre-Season Fitness Evaluations @ CAJ

Tues, Jan 5 – 6:30 pm Team Parent Meeting @ CAJ (Player Lounge)

Tues, Jan 12 – 6:30 pm Parent Association Meeting @ CAJ (Player Lounge)

See you all tonight!

Coach Karla


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