The Badger Region Volleyball Association publishes  a newsletter that is released every other Thursday. Material included in the Badger Beacon tell stories about clubs, officials, athletes and other members of the Badger Region. News and events such as clinics, deadlines and special offerings are part of every issue. To be included in a future edition of the Badger Beacon, contact Brian Sharkey at brian@badgervolleyball.org or call 414-313-9055.

CURRENT ISSUE:

* Feb. 15, 2018: Highlights in this week’s issue include a story about new Tournament Director Kelly Lehman, a new scholarship for graduating high school seniors, the needs for two new board members, the arrival of Mark Rushton to the Badger Region Board, news about the “12-and-under step-in rule,” news about the upcoming Badger Region Qualifier and much more.

PAST ISSUES:

* Feb. 1, 2018: Highlights in this week’s issue include the opening of registration for High Performance tryouts, a club that came to the rescue of one of its own players, photos from the first-ever boys clinic at Concordia Wisconsin, a column for Board Member Pati Rolf, two successful charity drives run by Wisconsin Juniors and Junior Red Knights, lots of summer camp opportunities and an updated events calendar.

* Jan. 18, 2018: Highlights in this week’s issue include news about teams who have qualified for the Boys and Girls Junior National Championships, awards being given to Maranatha’s coaching staff, how to apply to be Tournament Director, how to handle “bad words” in your gym, views from the ref stand after two weeks of competition, an updated events calendar and the start of our 2018 Summer Camp Directory.

* Jan. 4, 2018: Highlights in this week’s issue include the announcement of Terry Paulson’s retirement, a story about Starlings coaches and their experience at CAP, how playing in the WVC leads to a lifelong volleyball experience, a handful of boys volleyball clinics after college matches, questions for our Ref Chair and using your “eyes” to your advantage.

* Dec. 21, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include the return of the Region’s sportsmanship program, a list of “a-ha” moments from coaches at the CAP clinic, a look at the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference, a new beach tour in 2018, a welcome to the new season From the Ref Stand, a look at the Serve United program, photos from team-bonding sessions and an updated events calendar.

* Dec. 7, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a look back at the Dec. 2-3 CAP clinic, a new and unified beach tour coming this summer, a column from Boys Rep Jeff Liker on “burnout,” a few tweets from the Ref Stand, nominations being sought for Grassroots and Development Chairs, the return of Serve United, an article about the “Instability of Learning” and an updated events calendar.

* Nov. 22, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include the addition of Chris Beron to the board of directors, the chance to meet CAP cadre member Michelle Goodall, the WIAA All-State boys volleyball honorees, the application for Grassroots and Development chairs to the board, the return of the Serve United program, coaching tips and how to be a Provisional Plus Certified official.

* Nov. 9, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include news about changes to SafeSport for adult staff members at all clubs, the addition of two new advisory positions on the Badger Region Board of Directors, opportunities to meet our CAP cadre, reminders about upcoming men’s NCAA matches in Wisconsin, the return of the Serve United program, a list of WIAA All-State girls honorees, a link to the Region apparel sale taking place, and an updated events calendar!

* Oct. 26, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a Q&A with one of our CAP clinicians, the launch of our 2017-18 Serve United program, a reminder about registering for the Dec. 2-3 CAP Clinic, information about the Nov. 8 boys volleyball open house, a save the date for the Nov. 11 men’s match at Marquette University, an updated referee training calendar and an updated list of IMPACT opportunities for coaches.

* Oct. 12, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include news about the Nov. 8 Boys Open House, a Serve United success story, registration for the Dec. 2-3 CAP Clinic, tips for athletes at tryouts, a new “test” rule in the Badger Region, the men’s match Nov. 11 at Marquette University, the agreement with Art of Coaching, an updated events calendar and much more.

* Sept. 28, 2017: Highlights include news about a men’s NCAA Div. 1 match at Marquette University, the addition of Jeff Liker to the Badger Region Board of Directors, tips for parents & athletes when it comes to the start of tryouts, details on how to become a ref or scorer, the opening of registration for our Dec. 2-3 CAP clinic and the announcement of the Nov. 8 Boys Club Volleyball Open House.

* Sept. 14, 2017: It’s the start of a new Volume of Badger Beacons. We’re starting Year Four, if you can believe it. In this week’s issue, you will find a comparison between high school and club volleyball, tips on registering for the 2017-18 club volleyball season, nutritional tips for athletes, the need for new officials in the upcoming year, new records being set by the WYVL, a reminder about the Sept. 17 Open House, a reminder about the Badger Region CAP clinic and much more.

* Aug. 31, 2017: In the final edition of the third volume of Beacons, we have stories on the continued dominance of volleyball in the world of NFHS numbers, the hiring of Scott Spiess in the Badger Region office, the arrival of the 2017-18 club season, a column on the need for referees from Jim Momsen, an updated events calendar and much more!

* Aug. 17, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include announcements about Badger Region events (specific dates/ages), news about the Center Court Open House, a Q&A with BJ LeRoy, the announcement of our Meritorious Service Award winners, reminders about WYVL, boys leagues and our upcoming CAP clinic, a column from international referee and board member Pati Rolf, and much more!

* Aug. 3, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a wrap-up from the High Performance Championships as well as the American Beach Tour and Junior Beach Tour Championships, a few new notes about the CAP clinic being hosted in the Badger Region, two guests columns from Wisconsin Juniors coach Rob Humphrey and USAV Coaching Education Coordinator Daniel Becker, an updated events calendar and much more.

* July 20, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include news about the Badger Region High Performance teams, results from Boys Junior Nationals, an update about the Junior Club Director meeting for 2017, columns from Education Chair BJ LeRoy and Beach Chair Bill Petersen, an updated events calendar (indoor and outdoor) and much more.

* July 6, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a look back at Girls Junior Nationals, the Men’s Junior National Team’s Badger Region connections, a pair of columns from Adult Chair and Northeast Rep BJ Le Roy, an updated events calendar and much more.

* June 22, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include results from the American Beach Tour and Junior Beach Tour events run by the Badger Region, news about staff member Ryan Thompson taking a job a Wittenberg University, a column from Board Member Holly Vogelsang, training advice from Education Chair BJ LeRoy, a wrap-up of the boys sand volleyball clinic, an updated outdoor calendar and news about the Badger Region CAP clinic coming to Wisconsin.

* June 8, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a look at the results from the USAV Adult Open Championships, news about the Badger Region director being chosen to be the Men’s Junior National Team Leader, an updated outdoor events calendar, a column from staff member Ryan Thompson, ways to teach players how to find their own answers from BJ Le Roy, the arrival of a CAP clinic to the state of Wisconsin and much more!

* May 25, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include a boys sand clinic on June 14, a look at where our HP participants come from, news about the upcoming 2018 championships, a letter from boys representative Jake Nowak, the final From the Ref Stand column, Nancy Paulson’s big award, an updated event calendar and much more.

* May 11, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include the announcement of the Badger Region Board of Director election results, news and updates from the sand volleyball season ahead, a column from Badger Region Board member Paul Schlomer, an updated events calendar, nominations being sought for the Region’s Meritorious Awards, strange situations in the reffing world, ways to” teach” passing, and a story about a pair of athletes in a recent accident.

* April 27, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include: A national award for Score Chair Nancy Paulson, ways to improve yourself as a coach from Kim Wudi, results from the WVC Championships/NCVF Championships/G18s National Championships, the latest From the Ref Stand column, ways to get more out of your athletes from BJ LeRoy, an expanded look at the outdoor events calendar and a reminder about Board of Director nominations.

* April 13, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include: how to nominate someone for the Badger Region Board, a look back at the 2017 Badger Region Championships, a letter from Badger Region Board Member Kelly Lehman, a preview of the summer grass/sand season, a re-cap of the Dale Rohde Boys Tournament, sportsmanship winners, a list of the 10 teams heading to the G18s GJNCs, lessons learned from sitting volleyball, and much, much, more.

* March 30, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include more info on the Badger Region Championships, a preview of the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference Championships that take place April 7-8, a letter from Badger Region Commissioner Julie Voeck, Board Member Pati Rolf, Officials Chair Jim Momsen and Staff Member Ryan Thompson, a look at the athletes chosen for High Performance and much, much more!

* March 16, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include: A preview of the Badger Region Championships, winners of the G13s-G16s Badger Region Qualifier, a reminder about High Performance tryouts, tips on how to use substitutions and timeouts effectively, a letter from Board Member Ruth Leitzke who shares her passion for the sport of volleyball, an updated events calendar and a listing over 20 summer camps available in and around the Badger Region.

* March 2, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include: A recap of the G17/18s Badger Region Qualifier, a reminder about tryout registration for the Badger Region High Performance program (boys and girls), a column by Education Chari BJ LeRoy saying “Maybe It’s Not the Drills,” an opportunity for parents in the Serve United program, Birthdays in a Box put together by Revolution Volleyball Academy and a letter from Board Member Jim Momsen

* Feb. 16, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include the announcement of the 2017 Leif Storvik Award Winner, a column from BJ LeRoy about the importance of having a mentor coach, an update on the 2016-17 season to date, reffing shout-outs, a story about the Serve United program, an idea on how to use your backpack during practice, and much, much more. Also look for numerous pages related to summer camps from various clubs and colleges/universities.

* Feb. 2, 2017: Highlights in this week’s issue include the opening of High Performance tryout registration, the 2017 Badger Region You Pick The Logo Contest, a look at what it takes to be a Junior National Referee, reminder about the Sportsmanship and Serve United Programs, and an updated events calendar.

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