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What is Indoor Club Volleyball?

The Volleyball Alberta Indoor Club System is one of our most popular programs. Athletes of similar ages have an opportunity to develop their volleyball skills and compete for Provincial and National Championships. Athletes tryout for various club teams around the province, once teams are selected they practice together, and the club teams register and attend the Volleyball Alberta Premier Tournaments and Provincial Championship events.

Important Information for the Club Season: ​
Season Planner & Competition Regulations
Tournament Information

For 2018 the Age Classes are as follows: Volleyball Canada's Domestic Development Committee recently voted to adopt the following Age Categories for the 2018 Volleyball Canada National Championships.  Rationale and recommendations: The expansion of age categories from 12 months to 16 months is due to the research provided in the LTAD 2.0 document published by the Canadian Sport for Life group. The paper lists the 10 Key Factors influencing Long Term Athlete Development, of which "Developmental Age" is listed as point #3. Page 28-30 provides generic information about Developmental Age and demonstrates the flaws of lumping athletes into their birth year for participation in sports. In short, the large physical discrepancies that can occur between youth within the same birth year create significant disadvantages for late developing male athletes and to a lesser degree, early developing females. Therefore, increasing the range of months within a competitive division gives athletes greater flexibility to choose a level that best suits their needs. Some athletes born from Sept-Dec will benefit from choosing a younger division, while other athletes who play at an advanced level would benefit from the challenge of playing up an age category. Athletes, parents and coaches should consider the short term and long term benefits of playing up or down an age category. If playing up provides the needed challenge for improvement, and there exists no significant social/emotional drawbacks in the older age category, the benefits of playing up far outweigh the drawbacks.

Age Categories for the 2018 Volleyball Canada National Championships (PDF)

Age Class
Year of Birth
Athletes born from September 1, 2004 to Dec 31 2005 (16 months)
Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to Dec 31, 2004 (16 months)
Athletes born from September 1, 2002 to Dec 31 2003 (16 months)
Athletes born from September 1, 2001 to Dec 31 2002 (16 months)
Athletes born from September 1, 2000 to Dec 31 2001 (16 months)
Athletes born from September 1, 1999 - December 31, 2000 (16 months)

Volleyball Alberta supports the recommendations outlined in Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport.

ALL participants trying out for club volleyball are required to register as a "Recreational Player, $8.25" PRIOR to the commencement of tryouts.

Important Information for the Indoor Club Season

Season Planner & Competition Regulations
Signing Policy
For 2018, Volleyball Alberta has a new signing policy.
Please ensure you read this policy in its entirety.
2018 Season Planner
The majority of information for the club season can be found in the 2018 season planner and competition regulations. If you would like a hard-copy of the season planner, please contact
NEW FOR 2018 Volleyball Alberta Indoor Club Season (PDF)

Building Durable Athletes: The Alberta Injury Tracker
Once again, Volleyball Alberta is participating in a small project to evaluate an online tool to track injuries in our sport. Please have athletes report any injuries throughout the volleyball season (in practices & tournaments) using the online Building Durable Athletes: The Alberta Injury Tracker. 

 Link to Building Durable Athletes: The Alberta Injury Tracker
2018 Club Season Important Dates by Age Category 

13U & 14U Club Season Schedule

15U Club Season Schedule

16U Club Season Schedule

17U & 18U Club Season Schedule 

Athlete and Team Staff Forms
Prior to registering teams online please ensure that all athletes and club/team staff have Volleyball Alberta Waiver forms (need to be completed for all athletes/club staff prior to registering). 
Athlete Signing Form (PDF) >> 2018-2019 Membership Waiver, Athlete Code of Conduct & Signing Form 
Tripleball Documents  
2018 Coach Certification Policy
Scouting & Recruiting Policy
During the Volleyball Alberta Season (for Post-secondary and private recruiters).
2018 Screening Policy

2018 Volleyball Alberta Screening Process & Policy

Volleyball Alberta Screening Disclosure form 
updated October, 2017 - Team Staff: submit this form to your club administrator every year.
Volleyball Alberta Club Sign-Off Sheet 
updated October, 2017 - Club Administrators: The designated Club contact will receive and review their Club Coaches Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) & Screening Disclosure Form (SDF). 
Premier and Provincial Tournament Schedule
As we secure additional facilities we will update the schedule. In addition to the Volleyball Alberta Premier series there are additional private tournaments hosted throughout the province. 
2018 Premier Tournament Schedule (PDF linked Sept 7, 2017) 
2018 TENTATIVE Premiers & Provincials VENUES schedule
(PDF posted DEC 23 - subject to change) 
*Final Tournament Venues will be posted on the Tournament Draws (Draws & Results page) Wednesday's: 2 ½ weeks before the tournament.  
Link to: How To Register (Membership and Tournaments) via the Volleyball Registration System powered by Goalline (VRS-Goalline-Volleyball Alberta)
Competition Ball
Volleyball Alberta is pround to announce MIKASA as our sponsor for Indoor and Beach Volleyball. 
Where to order Indoor and Beach Volleyballs: SportFactor is Volleyball Alberta’s preferred Supplier for Volleyball related equipment. In conjunction with the sponsorship by MIKASA, SportFactor will be the source to contact for purchase of MIKASA Volleyballs. 
Accommodation (Host Hotels)
Volleyball Alberta is pleased to announce that HTG Sports has signed on to be its new Housing Partner beginning in the 2017 season. The multi-year partnership will ensure our clubs and teams receive excellent service, quality hotels and great rates at Volleyball Alberta Host Hotels.
Travel (Enterprise & National)
Volleyball Alberta members will receive 5% off the retail rental rate when booking with Enterprise and 10% off the retail rental rate when booking with National. Our Enterprise Representative Dia Syed can be reached at 587-338-5999 or for any vehicle booking questions. 
Account Name: Volleyball Alberta (Damage Waiver Exclusive)  |  Contract ID:XVC5B53 
Scoresheet Team List Label Template
We recommend that teams use the Avery 5162 label sticker template to print player lists for tournament scoresheets.
Extended Roster
Teams in the 13U-15U age classes, that have more than twelve athletes at a Volleyball Alberta tournament, must fill out this form. Submit this form to This form will need to be approved by Volleyball Alberta prior to the team’s participation in the tournament. 
Uniform Guidelines
Uniform Guidelines, Minor Officiating resources, 2018 Official Competition Balls, and Volleyball Canada 2016-2017 Official Volleyball Rules can be found on our Referee Forms & Resources page
Letters Of Good Standing
A letter of good standing is required by other national volleyball federations when you participate in their sanctioned events, to ensure teams and individuals are registered, and known. Registered teams and individuals within the same club qualify to receive a letter in good standing, the letter will be valid until August 31.  Applications should be completed as soon as possible in order to process the letter in time for the tournament’s deadline (an administration fee may be charged for rush requests), applications will only be accepted for clubs registered prior to June 30 of that season. 

Meeting material from the November 18-19, 2017 Club Directors Meeting:
- Agenda & meeting package
- Social Media Presentation, Presenter David Caughran 
- International Handshake Protocol 

Meeting material from the November 11-12, 2016 Club Directors Meeting:
- Agenda & meeting package
Managing your sport club in the 21s Century, Presenter Dina Bell-Laroche (Sport Law & Strategy Group)
Risk Managment Project - Risk Assessment Worksheet