OUR MISSION

 

Rivertown Christian Volleyball is a local travel club for homeschooled girls at the junior and senior high levels in the West Michigan area, centrally located in Wyoming. We welcome girls in the 4th grade through their 12th grade year. We have served hundreds of families in the homeschool community for over 10 years and continue to be dedicated to training and teaching the sport of volleyball while using the game to relate to leading a Christian life. While we strive to Build Unity through God's Grace, we will teach your daughters the fundamentals of volleyball, practice teamwork and make friendships that last beyond the sport, all while honoring the talents Christ gifted us. 

We are here to teach the fundamentals of competitive volleyball, practice teamwork, create friendships that lasts beyond the season, and cultivate leadership, all while honoring Christ. 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

I have been happily married for 18 years to Joni. We have six children – Samantha, Darren, Payton, Lily, Josie and Matilda (Tillie). I work as the Operations Manager at Best Metal Products. I was born and raised in Michigan, but Joni is a transplant from Iowa. I look forward to helping RCV continue on in the strong traditions it has started since its inception.

Phone: 616-292-0182 Email:  jonathandbras@gmail.com

Treasurer

 

I am the mom of Annika Wassink who started playing with RCV in 2019. Annika had such a great year with her coaches and teammates and, the Lord willing, I look forward to seeing how I can serve the RCV program in the future.

Phone: 616-498-6673 Email: wassink6@gmail.com

Secretary / Club

Coordinator

I have been happily married for 6 years to my husband Chris. Together we have a blended family of 7 children, Ella (15), Alyssa (15), Emma (14), Sofia & Laina (9), Kasein (8), and Judah (3). Our oldest Ella has played with RCV since 2017. I am also a seasoned and current volleyball player with a shared passion for the game looking to revamp the excitement in this homeschool program for both players and parents. It is important we remember who gave us our talents and we encourage the girls to play with a love for Jesus that shines brightly even during competition. I am excited to see where God leads the program with the new doors He has opened for RCV.

Phone: 616-295-3704 Email: sarajoyklaasen@gmail.com

Athletic Director

I've been happily married to Freda for 28 years. We have four children - Josh 27, Ben 24, Jonathan 20, and Sara 18. We moved to Michigan 3 years ago from Sarasota Florida and we absolutely love it up here. I work full time for Insignia Homes, a local construction company. I've been coaching volleyball for about 6 or 8 years, but I've played volleyball pretty much my whole life. I'm very excited about continuing the excellent traditions of RCV and I look forward to helping young ladies develop relationships and teaching life lessons that are learned through teamwork and competition. Helping them to grow in character and strengthen their faith in Christ. Phone: 616-427-5922 Email:  vollballrob@gmail.com

JULIE 
MULDER

Event

Coordinator

I have been happily married to my husband Brad for 18 years.  We have two daughters Kayla 15 and Annaleigh 11 who started playing for RCV in 2020. They both loved it so much that I decided to join the board to see what I could do to help with the program. We are excited to watch the program continue to grow and develop!! We are thrilled to have such an amazing program for homeschool families to be able to play volleyball.

Phone: 231-923-6016 Email: mulder_julie@yahoo.com

KRISTIN
HAIGHT

Accountability

Mentor / Lead Photographer

 

God has blessed my husband, Levi, and I with being married for almost 19 years. In this time together we have witnessed God's goodness and grace in so many amazing ways! This past year was our first year homeschooling all four of our children, Kaitlin (15), Malachi (13), Ezekiel (10) and Makayla (7). Our oldest, Kait, loves to play volleyball, so we were excited to find RCV last season. As a parent of kids who love their sports and someone who has volunteered with various sport opportunities, I have gotten to see both sides of things. I now look forward to capturing memories and having the opportunity to help RCV grow, especially in the area of our daughters honoring Christ through their actions on and off the court. 

Phone: 616-843-3932 Email: kristinmhaight@gmail.com

 

2021 COACHES

JV Head Coach

I have been happily married to my husband for 16 years. In that time we have been blessed with six children and one angel baby. Chloe (15), Leah(13), RuthAnna(10), Joshua(9), Phinehas(3), and Felix(1). The Lord has lead us to begin our homeschool journey this fall(2021). I was blessed to play volleyball most of high school and my two years of college. I loved the game so much I wanted to give back. I have been a MS, JV, and Varsity coach for the last 6 years. I am also a coach at Michigan Volleyball Academy. I am excited to continue coaching at RCV and train young girls both on the court and in their walk with God.

Varsity Head Coach

Hello all! My name is Michelle Allison and God has blessed me with my wonderful husband, Justin, for 22 years! God has also blessed me with 5 children, Justin Jr (20), Alexis (17), Leah (13), Lillian (10), and Jacob (6). I have lived in Michigan all my life and love it here! My husband and I are in the praise band and I am the Ladies Ministry leader at my home church, Covey Hill Baptist Church in Paw Paw and attend a great women's Bible study at Prominent Women Ministries in Bloomingdale. Being fed is just as important as feeding others! This will be my first year coaching varsity but my 7th year coaching volleyball. Coaching has been a passion of mine for many years. Being a part of raising Godly young ladies to be Godly women is very important to me. I am so excited for this new season in my life and I look forward to what God has in store for the RCV program. 

Varsity Assistant Coach: Lauren VanSeters

JV Assistant Coach: TBD

14U Head Coach

Bio coming soon...

Practice Team 

Bio coming soon...

14U Assistant Coach: Grace Hindenach

 

VISION AND GOALS

We have expanded our program to form a 12U Elementary team starting the 2021 season. We plan to have more involvement with our Big Sisters Program having a coordinator to lead our girls in forming those bonds. We will again host a home tournament and attend many away tournaments. Our Elementary team will have the opportunity to play at the State Tournament (typically at the end of October, but no official date yet). Our Middle School team will get to join the Midwest Volleyball Classic Tournament in Ft Wayne, Indiana (October 8-9), plus attend the State Tournament as well in Mt Pleasant. Our JV team will have the home tournament, Midwest Volleyball Classic, State Tournament and possibly one other tournament. Varsity will have the opportunity to attend the Officials for Kids, Midwest Volleyball Classic, State Tournament and the National Homeschool Volleyball Tournament (October 27-30, held in Omaha, Nebraska last year) 

We still plan to have weekly devotions, but would like to create more connection between the lesson and our practices. We would like our big sisters to lead devotions for their little sisters at times too. We would like to see our girls and coaches influencing each other to be compassionate, loving, kind-hearted, encouraging and bring the best out of each other, even when losing a game or not playing their best. We are striving to create a "What to Expect" model for each team so that everyone knows what expect from the coaching at each level and for that model to be consistent from elementary through varsity. We are still working on this so please share ideas or thoughts if you would like.  We hope that all of our players, coaches and family members can embrace the vision we have to create a Christ-honoring volleyball program. There will be a zero tolerance policy for "mean girls" or "bullying" or even just down-right poor attitudes consistently from players, coaches or family members. We want this to be a program that shows God's love to all those we encounter.

 

CURRENT AND OPEN POSITIONS

 JUNIOR VARSITY COACHES

   Assistant Coach - Pay based on experience   click here for application

  • Familiar with volleyball a must. At least 18 years old and able to clear a background check. 

  • Be able to commit to most practices, games and tournaments. 

  • Assist teaching the fundamental skills of volleyball

  • Assist Head Coach with drills, exercises and scrimmages.

  • Encourage players to listen to and respect the teaching of the Head Coach.

  • Be a role model for their players.

  • Assist in strategic planning for positions, games and tournaments.

  • Help plan team gatherings and encourage team bonding.

  • Help players develop and achieve team and individual goals in line with the head coach's teaching.

  • Use every opportunity on an d off the court to find and teach life lessons from the game of volleyball.

  • Assist as needed when Head Coach cannot.

  • Be able to assist in a kind manner appropriate to middle & high school aged girls .

  • Be able to work with a head coach to maximize practice times.

CLUB VOLUNTEER POSITIONS  These are unpaid jobs, but may include perks.

  Accountability Mentor - {Kristin Haight  kristinmhaight@hotmail.com}

  • Assists coaches and team members in the pursuit of Christ honoring actions and attitudes

  • Helps lead Big/Little Sisters Program

  • Offers support to players, coaches or parents during difficult games/practices

  Finance Assistant - 1 volunteer  ​​

  • Helps collect money for various orders (ie: club shirts, team shorts, tournament bands/fees, etc.)

  • Helps collect admissions/concessions money with Treasurer

  • Keeps track of concessions items and reports quantities and needs to Treasurer

  • Assists Treasurer as needed

  Website/Teamsnap Assistant - 1 volunteer

  • Ensures calendars match both on Teamsnap and rcvpatriots.org

  • Assists with sending team emails in Teamsnap

  • Keeps eye on updates needed during the season to the website

  • Assists club coordinator as needed with website and Teamsnap related information

  Fundraising Coordinator - 1-4 volunteers

  • Coordinates fundraising for club before, during and after season

  • Collects money and reports to Treasurer

  • Collects donations from various companies

  • Finds sponsors as needed

  • Works with Parent Coordinator to include players in fundraising

  Parent Coordinator - Phoebe Boersma

  • Recruit and organize Parent Volunteers

  • Explain job descriptions and ensures team parents follow through for games, tournaments and events

  • Assist in planning for travel needs for the team(s)

  • Creates itinerary for away tournaments

  • Helps coordinate players for club fundraising

  • Assist parents, coaches and players with uniform information and distribution

  Team Parent - Diane Hehman 14U; Joni Bras JV; Phoebe Boersma Varsity

  • Assist coaches with needs regarding the team for the season

  • Schedules Parent Volunteers for each game/tournament as needed

  • Helps with Big/Little Sisters Program for their team

  • Record game scores with the club coordinator

  • Collect money for end of year coach’s gift

  • Collect items or money for player gift bags at end of season

   Home Game Helpers - 5-8 per game per team

  • Admissions table – collect money for home game (1-2 for night)

  • Concession table - sell drinks & snacks during home game (2 for night)

  • Line Judges – monitor assigned boundaries during game (2 per game)

  • Scorekeeper – keep track of game points on scoreboard or flipchart (1 per game)

  • Book-Keeper – track team stats and scores during game  (1 per game)

   Photographer - 2-3 volunteers {LEAD: Kristin Haight  kristinmhaight@hotmail.com}

  • Take pictures during games and share on Facebook/Instagram and/or with director (one each team)

  • Take pictures during other team events such as dinner, team bonding, etc. share with director

  • Take individual and team pictures

  • Manage order forms for team and individual pictures and collect money, print and distribute

CONTACT US

Practice & Home Game Location
HSB, Inc.
5625 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Mailing Address
Rivertown Christian Volleyball
6816 Bliss Ct. SW Grandville, MI 49418

club email: rcvpatriots@gmail.com