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CLUB VOLLEYBALL


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.

         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For 2019 the Age Classes are as follows: Volleyball Canada's Domestic Development Committee recently voted to adopt the following Age Categories for the 2019 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 2019 Volleyball Canada National Championships (PDF)

Age Class
Year of Birth   (This was updated for the 2019 Indoor Season)
13U
Athletes born from September 1, 2005 to Dec 31 2006 (16 months)
14U
Athletes born from September 1, 2004 to Dec 31, 2005 (16 months)
15U
Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to Dec 31 2004 (16 months)
16U
Athletes born from September 1, 2002 to Dec 31 2003 (16 months)
17U
Athletes born from September 1, 2001 to Dec 31 2002 (16 months)
18U
Athletes born from September 1, 2000 - December 31, 2001 (16 months)*
* Please note: Athletes born in 2000 who are outside this window but are in their FIRST YEAR of Grade 12 may apply for an exemption

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

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 2019, Volleyball Alberta has a new signing policy.
Please ensure you read this policy in its entirety.
2019 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 info@volleyballalberta.ca.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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
2019 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 Forms

Under Age of Majority
      * Early Signing Forms
       * Tryout Signing Forms

Over Age of Majority 
        * Early Signing Forms
        * Tryout Signing Forms
 
Team Staff Forms
 Tripleball Documents  
 
LINK TO:
 
2019 Coach Certification Policy
 
 
Scouting & Recruiting Policy
During the Volleyball Alberta Season (for Post-secondary and private recruiters).
 
 
2019 Screening Policy

Volleyball Alberta Screening Policy

2018 - 2019 Volleyball Alberta Screening Process
Make sure you read our Volleyball Alberta Screening process (click to read the document on the right).
 
Volleyball Alberta Screening Disclosure form 
updated October, 2017 - Team Staff: submit this form to your Club Director/designate every year.
New for 2019: Club Director Submission Form
updated September 2018 - Club Directors (and Screening Designates) must submit their screening information directly by DECEMBER 1. 
 
 
 
Volleyball Alberta Club Sign-Off Sheet 
updated September, 2018 - The Club Director/Designate will need to submit screening information for all rostered Team Staff by the tournament PIC deadline (same as Roster lock)
Referee Screening Submission Form
updated September, 2018 - Referees must submit their E-PIC and SDF directly to Volleyball Alberta via
Sterling Talent Solutions - MyBackCheck
The cost is $25 + gst per check. Applicants can initiate and pay for their own checks online by going to our Volleyball Alberta - Sterling Talent Solutions landing page. Click the Sterling Talent Solutions logo (on the right) to get directed to our landing page. Completed checks are automatically sent to the user usually within 24 hours. 
IN ORDER FOR A DESIGNATED MEMBER OF YOUR CLUB TO VIEW THE COMPLETE E-PIC via Sterling Talent Solutions,  please contact Quino Guzman at bremanaged@sterlingts.com or call 1(866)455-7293 Ext: 6134. Clubs will need to provide their designates name, email address, and *billing information to enable clubs to directly pay for the E-PIC’s * optional.  
  
 
 
 
 
Tournament Information 
Volleyball Alberta
Premier and Provincial Tournament Schedule 
The 2019 Volleyball Alberta Indoor Tournament Schedule (with cities) is a one-pager that includes tournament dates, age categories, events, locations (cities), important dates and tournament entry fee for our Volleyball Alberta Premier and Provincial Championship tournaments. 
 
 
 
 
 
Premiers & Provincials VENUES schedule  
This tentative venues schedule is a list of most of the venues we have booked and is subject to change without notice. This tentative venues schedule can be used to help with planning; however, it is not final. We will do our best to have the event draws posted on our website 17 days (2 ½ weeks) before the tournament on our INDOOR > Club > Draws & Results page. 
        
 
 
Club Hosted Tournament
In addition to the Volleyball Alberta Premier series there are additional private tournaments hosted throughout the province. Tournaments hosted for club teams by clubs (sanctioned club tournaments).
National Championships 
2019 Volleyball Canada Nationals. 2019 will see events held in 6 cities across the country and will mark the first time Nationals is back in Toronto since 2012. Read more, visit the Volleyball Canada website. 
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 Dia.M.Syed@ehi.ca for any vehicle booking questions. 
Account Name: Volleyball Alberta   
PROMOTION CODE: XVC5B53 
Click the logo below to receive the rental discount: 
 
 
*You must enter the promotion code on the Enterprise booking site. PROMOTION CODE: 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 jplakas@volleyballalberta.ca. 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. 
Certificate of Insurance
Do you need a Certificate of Insurance (COI) to secure your gym booking(s). Please submit your COI request using our online request form. Find our COI request form on our Insurance page.
 

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Please submit your COI request using our online request form: Request for Certificates of Insurance 

 
 

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  

 

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