SOVC Playing Time Statement
SOVC does not guarantee equal playing time on any of our teams. However, playing time decisions are determined on a different scale depending on the level of team. If you accept a spot on a Green Elite level team at SOVC, playing time will be determined by performance. Playing time will be competitive and will be earned by effort and success-rate during practices as well as in-game performances. Silver Competitive and White Developmental teams progressively receive more equalized playing time due to the developmental nature of those teams. Although playing time on the Silver and White teams are more equalized, we do not guarantee "equal" playing time for every player as practice attendance, coachability, and performance are still all factors taken into consideration when those coaches are determining playing time. We believe that important life lessons can be learned by sport involvement including the understanding that you have to "earn" playing time no matter the level of competition. We also believe learning can take place for every player whether they are practicing, on the court, or on the sideline. All players will be given the opportunity to play on any given day at a tournament, but the amount of time will be determined by many factors. We recognize and appreciate that our playing time policy may not be consistent with the objectives of all student athletes or their families. We encourage any prospective athlete to fully consider the possible ramifications of this policy and to discuss this policy with their family BEFORE trying out for any of our teams. We firmly believe that, for the right athletes, participation with any of our teams will be beneficial for them even though they may not receive as much playing time as they might on another team. Please consider the importance of playing time BEFORE attending tryouts.