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Loss of a Cascade Family Member

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Sheila Gray has passed away from complications of her cancer diagnosis. Sheila has been with the Cascade family for many years - as a parent, part of the admin team and in the last few years one of our assistant coaches.  She will very much be missed. 

A celebration of life or memorial service will be planned once we are allowed to gather again.  Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide contact information for her family but you may feel free to email us direclty if you have any thoughts for the family and we will be happy to collect them and share.

Please email us at cascadevolleyball@gmail.com and use the Subject Line: Sheila Gray.

Please every body stay safe and healthy during this challenging time.

Julie and Tina


 
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Paid Family & Medical Leave Information

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Paid Family & Medical Leave

 

Cascade Volleyball Sick Leave Policy


 
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Manuals

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Hour Reporting

Hours are tracked the following ways:

ALL FORMS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE FAR RIGHT COACHES TAB

1) Full Time Club Team Coaches - your hours are downloaded from the Calendar - you do not need to do anything unless you are absent

2) Full Time Club Team Coaches - Absences - log your expected days missed (as early as possible in case we need to find a sub) use 2020 CLUB COACH ABSENCE REQUEST

3) Part Time Club Team Assistant Coaches - (Steve, Gene, Alexis) - Use 2020 HOURLY CLUB REPORTING

4) Clinic Coaches or Sub Coaches (if you sub for a Club Team irregularly) - Use 2020 HOURLY COACH REPORTING FORM

 


 
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Post Bulletins and Email Team

Go to the Cascade Website and Log in

1. Go to each team page: Team Pages>Choose a Team

2. On the blue heading bar with the team name, select the “Options” drop-down menu

3. Select “+Add Bulletin” or just select the GREEN plus button at the top of a bulletin.

6. Set the publish date for today

7. Set the expiration date for the day after the tournament is over

8. Enter in a title

9. Enter Bulletin Info

10. Make sure current Season is Selected

11. Select Team

12. If you want an email to be sent  - select "broadcast message" and it will be sent to everyone on the roster.


 
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Print Tryout Lists
  1. Select Sign In upper right of webpage
  2. Enter your email - if you don't remember password, use forgot password feature
  3. Scroll to MEMBERS>Registration System
  4. Select your tryout list
  5. Select Download
  6. Under Choose Report - select Coaches Info List or Coaches Contact List (I recommend you download both)
  7. Scroll to bottom and select Download Report

 


 
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POWER LEAGUE INFORMATION
 
To Print Power League Rosters
1) Log in to Webpoint 
2) Select Member Profile
3) Team Rosters Tab
4) Click on red Team Roster Button
5) Right click on the window and "print".
 
 

 
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Coaches page & roster on Cascade website

Cascade Coaches: We have created a separate COACHES Team Page and Roster.   Please check it out!  We will add important info as the season gets started.

Currently there is informatino on how to post Bulletins to your team pages, print rosters, log hours or absences, etc.

To get to this NON-PUBLIC page:

  • Go to www.cascadevolleyball.net.
  • Click Log-in in the upper right hand corner.
  • Enter your registered email address and password. (See note below about passwords.)
  • Click on Team Pages at the top.
  • Make sure the following are selected: 
    Season: 2018-2019   Type: Tournament Teams   Team: COACHES
    You will NOT see the COACHES team listed unless you are logged in.
  • This page works like your Team pages:
    to see other coach contact info, click on Roster
    to send a message to one or more Coaches or Admin on the list just click the envelope or email the team 
    still in development
  • IMPORTANT: Please go to Edit My Account and review your privacy settings: 
    Public: Accessible to anyone viewing the site
    Roster: Only accessible to your players/parents (on your team page) and to other coaches (on Coaches 2012-13 page) and Admin
    Private: Only accessible to you and Admin

NOTE: If you can't remember your password, Click on Edit My Account in the left-navigation bar, enter your email address and leave the password section BLANK. The system will email you your password. As a last resort, email us at and ask us to re-set your password and email the new password to you.
 


 
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Coaching during Challenging Times
by posted 03/15/2020

Hello Coaches,

Passing this along.

As sweeping cancellations have rocked the world and made a huge impact in the sports world this week...my heart goes out to all of the coaches who are reeling in reality.

No matter what kind of season your team was having…when your goals, hopes, and expectations are so out of line with the reality that unfolds, it can lead to serious disappointment, devastation, and grief.

Though we all may feel disappointment from time to time.  Some disappointments will not make much of a difference to us.  

Other disappointments change the course of our lives.  

This is a season that may live on in the memory of your student-athletes for a lifetime as the world faces a historic period of global stress.

Biology of uncertainty

Studies show how uncertainty is even more stressful than knowing something bad is definitely going to happen. 

Coaches talk to athletes about controlling the controllable’s and letting go of things beyond their control.  Right now many circumstances are totally beyond our control.  And that can feel stressful and overwhelming.

Our brains like complete stories which have a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Incomplete stories drive our brains crazy!  So our thoughts race out of control as our brains try to fill in the blanks on their own.

Take care of you first

As a coach, you invest a tremendous amount of your physical, mental, and emotional energy into the lives and results of your student-athletes.  

Any “normal” season can have leave you drained and running on fumes.  

Now, having to step up as a leader, personally process this new challenge, and figure out how to navigate the inevitable question, “Now what, coach?” with your team must feel overwhelming.

Practice extreme self care.

Rest, eat well, hydrate, journal, take breaks and unplug from news and social media, take walks outside, meditate, workout, do yoga, practice conscious breathing. 

Commit to something specific you will do for your own self care.  Find an accountability partner to connect with. 

Maintain social distance and stay connected so you aren't feeling isolated.  

Have a place and space to process

So many coaches across the country must be struggling and dealing with all this uncertainty.  It can be easy to think you have to have all the answers and feel like you're in this alone. 

You're not!  We're all in this together. 

We have an opportunity to stay connected, support one another, and collaborate through these challenging times.

Leading through chaos

Instead of plowing forward - feeling like you have to be the one with all the answers - give your athletes a space to share what they’re going through to help them process. 

Ask more questions. 

Find out what they’re thinking, feeling, and wanting.  

Check in with individuals who are more quiet.  They sometimes have a powerful perspective to share that’s valuable to everyone else on your team.  Or they may need something they’re not speaking up to verbalize. 

Support your athletes as they reframe these challenges and write their own new endings. 

Maybe they want to journal or even write a letter to their sport.  Perhaps they can choose a word or an object that helps them feel strong, calm, or grounded in the days and weeks ahead.

Not being able to practice, play, or compete may shift their perspective in positive ways.  Maybe they'll be more energized and focused when they come back.  This time away could give them more clarity on what sport and being on a team actually means to them.

It's all how they process and translate these circumstances...with the leadership, support, and guidance coaches provide along the way.

Coaching is not cancelled

It may seem like everything has been cancelled and everyone is in lockdown right now.  If you need some support, want to talk through your situation, and get an outside perspective, please let me know. 

I read every single email and answer every single text. 

You can also click here to get on my schedule.

I plan on leading some special group coaching sessions over the next weeks.  If you’d like to participate, hit reply and I’ll make sure to send you the details.

Covid-19 might be the current story.  The real stories will be about the grit, determination, persistence, and resiliency that come out of these challenging times.  

Take care and stay connected.  We are stronger together!

See you soon,


 

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Minor Athlete Prevention Policies (MAAPP)
by posted 09/17/2019

USAV- SafeSport Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP):

Cascade Volleyball Club is committed to the safety of all participants and adheres to the required Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/about-us/safesport/maapp set forth by USA Volleyball and the Puget Sound Region. Policies include:

  1. One-on-One Interactions, including meetings and individual training sessions (Covered Organizations/LAOs are required to establish reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions, as set forth in federal law).
  2. Massages and rubdowns/athletic training modalities.
  3. Locker rooms and changing areas.
  4. Social media and electronic communications.
  5. Local travel.
  6. Team travel.

 
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