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The Badger Beacon newsletter is published every other Thursday and is emailed to all current members of the Badger Region. To advertise in the Beacon or to share a story idea, email Program Director Brian Sharkey.

Feb. 22, 2024

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A re-cap of the Badger Region Power League that crowned three team champions and named dozens of athletes to the All-Power League team, a Sting athlete Caught Doing Good, news about the Adult Championships, our upcoming Lunch & Learns focused on Hudl and High Performance, Coaching Tips of the Week and much more!

Feb. 8, 2024

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Buy your Dig Pink shirts today before the Region Championships, the All-Star coaches have been announced, a coach sets a high standard off and on the court, scholarships for graduating students, tryout details for the HP All-Star Program, summer camp opportunities, details about Power League and much more!

Jan. 25, 2024

Highlights in this week’s issue include: HP tryouts are announced, partnerships with TeamSnap and the Side-Out Foundation, the new logo for the Badger Region Championships, our first “Caught Doing Good” of the year and much more!

Jan. 11, 2024

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look at the logos you can vote on for the 2024 Badger Region Championships, a rundown of all the great athletes who were nominated by their coaches for the 2024 Badger Region Power League Watchlist, scholarship season is now open for graduating seniors, a reminder about the Jan. 11 Lunch & Learn focused on Sportsmanship, more summer camp opportunities showing up on the calendar and much more!

Dec. 28, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look back at all the cool things that took place in the Badger Region in 2023, members share their highlights on the season that was, coaches honored at Bucks game on Dec. 19, Jason Wheelock given diversity award at AVCA convention, and the “why” behind team building by Brian Kenney from Team Extreme.

Dec. 14, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look at all of the referee training taking place throughout the Badger Region, celebrating 10 years of the Badger Boys Series, coaches sought for the Badger Region All-Star program, Won80 Sportsmanship makes visits around the state of Wisconsin, new divisions added to GJNCs, a look at where all 142 clubs are located in the state and much more!

Nov. 30, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look at the new tryout format approved by the Badger Region Board of Directors on Nov. 20, a summary of the NTDP Accelerator hosted in the Milwaukee area, a re-cap of the Nov. 28 Lunch & Learn focused on parents, the start of nominations for ESP and “Caught Doing Good”, coaches are being sought for the Badger Region HP All-Star program and much more!

Nov. 16, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Photos from the last chance tryout, the Big East Women’s Volleyball tournament is coming to Milwaukee, a look back at the WIAA state championships and the All-State teams for boys and girls, new officials take over for ref/score liaison positions, resources for athletes after tryouts, volleyball nights at Bucks and Herd games, an updated events calendar and much more.

Nov. 2, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Badger Region to host the 2025 USA All-Star Championships, a look back at this year’s boys open house, Volleyball Appreciation Night at Fiserv Forum, USA Volleyball seeking award nominees, a reminder about the Region Championships logo contest, a new partnership with the Wisconsin Herd, AVCA’s new partnership with Volleyball World and much more

Oct. 19, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A preview of the Oct. 25 boys open house, a logo contest members can take part in for the 2024 Badger Region Championships, a look back at the Last Chance Tryouts, an article from Team Extreme on the 4C of volleyball, event reminders for parents and club directors, Region apparel store open online and much more!

Oct. 5, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: What you need to know about tryouts coming up this weekend for all athletes 14-and-under, tryout best practices that club directors are asked to follow, the opportunities for a Last Chance Tryout, other resources if you don’t make a club team in the first tryout period, an updated events calendar and much more!

Sept. 21, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look back at the great open houses and clinics, a preview of the Sept. 28 Lunch & Learn, lots of resources you can use in preparation for tryouts, updates on the 2023-25 rulebooks, news about the Minor Athletes Abuse Prevention Policies, the Badger Region / Frisco Mo Boys High School Top 10 Poll, and Community Night at UW-Oshkosh Sept. 26.

Sept. 7, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: The start of the 2023-24 season means a look back at the 2022-23 membership numbers, upcoming open houses, the strategic plan roadmap for years to come for the Badger Region, Jablonowski gets new role on board of directors, the latest Frisco Mo/Badger Region boys Top 10, Community Night Sept. 26 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, our partnership with the Sideout Foundation and much more!

AUG. 24, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look back at the first ever Volleyball Day Milwaukee, a preview of all the events on the Badger Region calendar, the first Frisco Mo/Badger Region Boys Top 10 list of the year, a list of all clubs who registered with us in 2022-23 so you can start planning for 2023-24 and much more

AUG. 10, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Badger Region coaches winning national AVCA awards, winners and photos from the Badger Region Beach Championships, open houses on the horizons, lots of clinics to prepare for fall and much more.

JuLY 27, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A round-up of all things High Performance All-Star Championships, another coach Caught Doing Good, a few reminders about retention that runs Aug. 1-10, Badger Region Beach Championships is a few days away and much more!

JuLY 13, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: News about the 2024 events schedule, the kids playing on the Girls HP All-star teams, a club director who leads by example for young men, a reminder to register for beach championships, and an official who is now a Junior National referee!

June 29, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A JustAGame 13 team and a I AM VBC coach Caught Doing Good, results from the G11-13s Junior National Championships, a profile of all of our scholarship winners as well as our Coach and Club Directors of the Years, an updated events calendar and much more!

June 15, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Photos from our recent beach clinics, a re-cap of our recruiting lunch and learn., a great award for a great official, a new in-good-standing policy for officials, the announcement about our Boys HP All-Star teams and much more..

June 1, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Why SafeSport is so important and vital to youth sports, signups being taken for beach clinics and Badger Region Beach Championships, Badger Region now renting grass nets, why your club needs AED & CPR training, results from adult nationals and much more.

may 18, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Results from the Board of Directors Election, a new Lunch & Learn focused on recruiting, a new partnership with Hudl, results from the Adult Championships, an article on how to be a member of the PAVO, scholarship winners and much more.

may 4, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A new beach clinic on the horizon, the Badger Region Board of Directors election taking place, memberships for the summer are now available, results from the Girls 18s Junior National Championships, a new survey for officials to take and lost more.

April 20, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A clinic coming up for players and coaches, results from the NCVF and WVC Championships, the Badger Region Power League All-League awards, nominations being taken for the Board of Directors, lots of summer camp opportunities and much more.

2023 events: Special edition

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A look back at the Badger Region Championships, Qualifier, Power League and Dale Rohde Memorial Boys Tournament. Lots of photos, results and thank yous.

April 6, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: The upcoming Badger Region Beach Champs (July 29-30) and Adult Region Championships (May 6), nominations being taken for the Club Coach and Club Director of the year, a few notes from the Badger Region Championships, the winners of the Badger Region Power League and much more.

March 23, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: A preview of the final weekend of Badger Region Championships, a date has been set and registration is open for the Beach Championships, a look back at the Won80 Sportsmanship events we hosted this year, the upcoming final weekend of the Badger Region Power League and the athletes named to the Girls HP All-Star Training Teams 

March 9, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: Winners of the Badger Region Qualifier
* Tons of new summer camp opportunities, a sportsmanship summit set for March 11, new AVCA Coaching Education and Recruiting Tips of the Week and a new Dope Sheet from our friends at Frisco Mo. 

Feb. 23, 2023

Highlights in this week’s issue include: All-League winners and Elite-Division champions announced from Power League, a reminder about Monday’s Lunch & Learn focused on the Badger Region HP All-Star teams, lots to know about the 2023 Badger Region Championships, a great team effort by the FVP B17-National team, a wrap-up of the free boys clinic that took place at Concordia-Wisconsin, a new Dope Sheet from Frisco Mo, LOTS of new summer camp opportunities and FAQs about the HP All-Star program and much more!