Playing sports can promote a healthy lifestyle and teach kids transferrable skills that they use far into adult life. Being on a team teaches kids valuable social skills. They learn how to share, value diverse skillsets, trust others, and support and encourage one another. Forney ISD is dedicated to developing a well-rounded youth sports program that anyone can join. As we begin this undertaking, there will be a limit on the grade levels and number of spaces available, but we have plans to continue to grow this program to include additional students each year. We will also continually add sports to the program as long as we find a need in the community to offer those sports.
Starting in the Spring of 2024 at The Kieth Bell Opportunity Central, Forney ISD will be running a youth volleyball league for 3rd-8th grade. All games and practices will be scheduled at The OC and all students will attend an evaluation night prior to being placed on teams. This is in an effort to follow UIL policy and also ensure measures such as equitability among the teams, fair play and equal playing time. For more information, you can view the links below that include a coaches handbook, a rule book for each sport and more!
All questions can be directed to Jake Walker.
In order to make this league successful, and ensure the lowest cost possible for our students, we will be looking for volunteer coaches! If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the link below. This will allow us to submit your information for a background check and will add you to our list of coaches. If you are interested in coaching, it is highly encouraged that you read the coaches handbook in the links section below. All coaches MUST submit to a background check and complete the PCA training.
Some of the expectations of coaches are listed below:
- Pass the mandatory background check
- Fair Play
- Attend Positive Coaching Alliance training (at least once per year)
- Be able to dedicate one hour of practice time during the week and one hour to games on Saturday
- Be a willing communicator with parents, students and district representatives
Coaches will also receive a discounted rate to register their students. Only the head coach will receive a discounted rate.
Maps & Directions
The Keith Bell Opportunity Central680 Innovation BlvdForney, TX 75126