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Rockford F.I.R.E. Girls' Volleyball Program

Rockford F.I.R.E. Girls' Volleyball Program

Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops offers middle school and high school girls' volleyball teams. We are a cooperative faith-centered program that relies on parent volunteer participation to run the program well and to keep fees affordable for all.

Middle School: 6th through 8th grade

High School: 9th through 12th grade

Homeschool families interested in participating in F.I.R.E. Sports must go through the Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops application process by clicking the “Join” button in the top right corner. Students are not required to enroll in a Hallstrom academic class to participate in a Rockford F.I.R.E. sports team. 

Online registration for sports programs opens in late May, and new players must go through the application process before registering. Current Hallstrom families or returning Sports-Only families should register during their specified registration time.

Tryouts may be conducted and are at the A.D. and coaches' discretion.

Eligibility

The Rockford FIRE Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Team is a competitive team that provides both instruction for newer players as well as advanced instruction for returning players. If your daughter is a newer player, we strongly recommend summer camps and practices for them to get started on the basics.

The level of play is determined by ability, not grade level. Player placement (JV or V level) per coach's discretion. Tryouts will be necessary if the number exceeds the maximum and to determine the level of play. Sign-ups will end June 30. A mandatory parent meeting will be scheduled after spring signups. 

The Rockford F.I.R.E. adheres to the NCHC guidelines and eligibility requirements. Full NCHC guidelines and eligibility requirements may be found here. By registering for Rockford F.I.R.E., you are agreeing that your student is eligible according to NCHC standards. If your player is not eligible according to these standards, the program will be removed from the NCHC conference; therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the requirements and fully adhere to them. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact your team's athletic director.

All players must be home-schooled for at least 51% of their current education.

Students who are enrolled in Hallstrom academic classes:

• must have a 70% or higher grade in all Hallstrom academic classes.
• must have a 75% or higher attendance record for Hallstrom classes.
• may not participate in games and possibly practices while on academic probation.

Once a student has been listed as a ninth grader, that student will be limited to the next four consecutive seasons of participation. A tenth-grade student has three more seasons of participation. An eleventh-grade student has two more seasons of participation. A twelfth-grade student has one season to participate.

Any student reaching the age of 19 before August 1, shall not be eligible for participation in Rockford F.I.R.E. sports.

Once a student has graduated or gone through a graduation ceremony, he/she will no longer qualify for a Rockford F.I.R.E. sports team regardless of his/her age.

Any student who is under disciplinary action and transfers from a public, private, or another home school program/co-op must wait one year before he/she is eligible to participate in Rockford F.I.R.E. sports.

Sports physicals are required by all players and are only good for 395 days. Player sports physicals must be submitted to the team athletic director before the player can begin practicing with their team.

Practices

August: M, T, TH 5:30-7 PM

September-October: M, T, TH 5:30-7 PM

  • Times and schedules are subject to change depending on the game schedule.
  • A complete schedule will be provided at the parent meeting.

Fees

An annual sports-only registration fee of $175 for each family is due to Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops for families that are not already taking classes at Hallstrom. Families that take classes at Hallstrom will not be billed an additional registration fee, as their semester registration fees include F.I.R.E. sports. Uniforms are provided on loan, at no additional charge, for the season and must be returned on time at the end of the season to avoid any additional charge.

Athletic fees are separate and cover all regular season games. Athletic fees are due in two installments, with half being due on Aug.1st and the remainder due on Sept. 1st. Payments can be made on the hallstromhomeschool.org website. Athletic fees cover all regular season games. Transportation, hotel, and food costs are not included.

Middle School Athletic Fee: $300

High School Athletic Fee: $400

Donations

To keep the program reasonably affordable for families, we are seeking support in the way of donations. If you can help make this program possible, please consider participating in our fundraising efforts or donating.

Contact Information

Jill Sommerville

F.I.R.E. Girls' Volleyball Athletic Director

rockfordfirevbgmail.com