Our mission at Aardwolf is to develop the whole person through volleyball.
How do we achieve the Mission?
We’re different. We are Club Volleyball, not a Volleyball Club. We have an interesting name which relates to our philosophy and perspective. Our structure falls under our players’ name: aardwolvesssss. You will see our club name as the "aardwolvesssss" with five "s" letters at the end relating to the five cores to our coaching philosophy.
The first "S" is Self. Players and coaches need to take care of their mind, body and soul. If they have not - they will struggle with being a team player.
The second "S" is Social. Players and coaches need to be social with family and friends. When there is stress at home, that will play into practices and games.
The third "S" is Scholarship. Players and coaches must be students and focus on their academics. Volleyball is NOT everything. More students get financial assistance to college from academic honors than athletic ones. Going to college has been proven to have an impact on an individual's employment and salary. Unemployment rates are lowest for those with the most formal education.
The fourth "S" (and it is the least important) is Sport. Players and Coaches come together for Sport after they have taken care of Self, Social and Scholarship goals. Some parents and players do not like the least important aspect being volleyball and it does seem counterintuitive to advertise a sports club that does not prioritize the sport. The reality is that we all will have lives after volleyball and we need to prepare for those realities. Please know we will more than cover the volleyball part!
The fifth "S" is Service. After a player has completed her last serve on the court, she steps into the community to serve. We give back and are honored to see so many of our past players coming back to coach and support young aardwolf cubs as they begin their journey towards Ubuntu.
We look forward to your involvement with our club.
All Players must register prior to tryouts at. Register Now: Our Reg checklist!
Time and Dates:
Wy'East MS U10-U14 Sunday November 5, 2017 check in 730am U12 done about 10am. U14 done about 11am.
Wy'East MS U15-U18 Sunday November 12, 2017 check in 730am
U10-U14 Tryout Day 1 Rochester High October 27, 2017
U10-U14 Tryout Day 2 The Hub November 1, 2017
U15-U18 Rochester High November 12, 2017
See you in Fall 2018!
Text emergencies: 360-281-1221
Joe responds to emails on Wednesday between 5pm and 9pm.
Joe will make phone calls on Fridays between 3pm and 5pm.