Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in getting this out. We don't have tournament info yet for the upcoming weekend. That usually comes out mid week. As soon as I get it I'll post the information and send it to the coaches and parent reps. I'll be picking up the uniforms Monday or Tuesday and then get them to the coaches to bring to the tournament site. Any questions please feel free to give me a call
FROM THE LCN: Livingston County Youth Bureau Director Ryan Snyder announced that Livonia Central School’s School Resource Officer Brittany Smyder of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office will be this year’s keynote speaker at the annual Teen Recognition Banquet, held April 19 at the Genesee River Banquet Facility in Mount Morris.
The Livingston County Youth Bureau recognizes and awards teens in the county who have demonstrated community involvement, exceptional leadership, or who have overcome a significant challenge that has positively influenced others. Nominations for the 2017 Teen Recognition Award must be received by the Livingston County Youth Bureau no later than February 10.
Smyder is a deputy with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and is a 2007 recipient of the Teen Recognition award.
She attended Avon High School where she was a very involved student. As a member of the National Honor Society, Smyder frequently volunteered her time for activities including ringing the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign and cooking and serving dinners for families at the Ronald MacDonald House. She was also a Student Council member and served as mentor during her senior year of high school. Smyder was also an athlete, playing both volleyball and softball throughout high school.
Outside of school Smyder was very active in the Avon community. She was a member of the East Avon FD Explorer Post and served as president. Smyder’s passion for helping people led her to firefighting and rescue but in her senior year of high school she turned her interest to law enforcement.
“I just really enjoyed helping people and making a difference in the community,” she commented.
Deputy Smyder graduated in 2013 from Keuka College with a Bachelors Degree in criminal justice. She went on to attend the Rural Police Training Academy at Genesee Community College graduating second in her class in 2014.
Smyder began as a road patrol deputy with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department in 2014. In September 2015 she began a new position within the sheriff’s office as the school resource officer at Livonia Central School. Her duties include assisting with the district’s safety plans, communicating crime prevention information, teaching D.A.R.E. and building positive relationships with students and staff.
“One thing I love about my position as an SRO is building relationships with the students and staff members,” said Smyder. “I love being a positive role model for the students and just being there for them if they need to talk about serious matters or just chat about how their day is going. With police officers constantly getting scrutinized I want people to see that we are humans too and that this really is the best job anyone could ask for.”
Receiving the Livingston County Teen Recognition award in 2007 meant a lot to her, she recalls. She is honored to be asked to speak to the 2017 recipients and said she has a positive message for the teens at the April 19 award banquet.
“There are going to be tough times and major obstacles that they will face throughout their lives. It is how they choose to overcome them that will define them as a person and make all the difference in their life,” Smyder said.
For more information on how to nominate a teen, contact the Livingston County Youth Bureau at 243-6909.
All practices next week have been cancelled due to regents exams being held. We have gym space on Sunday the 22nd and are trying to schedule times for all teams. Your coaches will contact you
|1/28, 1/29||VolleyFX Hocus Pocus||East HS OR Armory||$60.00|
|2/26||LAVA Spring Festival||Cal-Mum||$35.00|
|3/4, 3/5||VolleyFX Winter Challenge||Rochester Area||$60.00|
|3/19||WEVA Dig Fest||Pinnacle Sports||$40.00|
|4/1||Eastside Ice Volleyball Club Ice Ball||Wayne HS||$35.00|
|4/9||Xtreme VBC 16's||Bloomfield HS||$40.00|
|4/22||Niagara Frontier Springfest||BNCC||$40.00|
|Tournament Payments $310||Due|
We have filled our LAVA Committee positions. They along with our coaches will be working hard to ensure that your daughters experience is all that she is looking for. Please see the side bar for the members and their jobs.
Dave Tytler, Director
We still have openings for a parent rep for Eruption, Magma & Fuji. Please contact your coach if you are interested it the job or what it entails.
Dave Tytler, Director
LAVA Tsunami 2-16
LAVA Rocks 2016
Parents please don't park in the bus loop while waiting for your daughters to finish practice. Cal-Mum team buses may be coming in from away games and it interferes with their ability to drop off the students
Thanks for your cooperation
LAVA Volleyball was formed when parents of Livingston County teams were looking for a more local club that didn't travel outside of NYS, was reasonably priced and allowed their daughters to still participate in family functions, school sports and activities. We started with 2 teams in 2011 and have grown to seven teams this season. We are committed to bringing in the best coaches we can find and to give your daughters a great experience during the season. If you are interested in LAVA volleyball please contact us.