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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.

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

For 2017 the Age Classes are as follows: Volleyball Canada's Domestic Development Committee recently voted to adopt the following Age Categories for the 2017 Volleyball Canada National Championships.  Rationale and recommendations: The expansion of age categories from 12 months to 16 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 2017 Volleyball Canada National Championships (PDF)

Age Class
Year of Birth
13U
Athletes born from September 1, 2003 to Dec 31 2004 (16 months)
14U
Athletes born from September 1, 2002 to Dec 31 2003 (16 months)
15U
Athletes born from September 1, 2001 to Dec 31 2002 (16 months)
16U
Athletes born from September 1, 2000 to Dec 31 2001 (16 months)
17U*
Athletes born from September 1, 1999 to Dec 31 2000 (16 months)*
18U
Athletes born from September 1, 1998 - December 31, 1999 (16 months)
Adult
Open
Masters 35+
Born in 1982 or earlier
*Athletes on a current CCAA or CIS volleyball roster will not be permitted to play in the 17U age class regardless of birthdate.
 

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 info@volleyballalberta.ca.
LINK TO:
 
 
*Look for 2018 Season Planner Links in October.
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). 
LINK TO:
Athlete Signing Form (PDF) >> 2017-2018 Membership Waiver, Athlete Code of Conduct & Signing Form 
 
Tripleball Documents  
(Courtesy of Ontario Volleyball)
LINK TO:
2017 Coach Certification Policy
 
 
Scouting & Recruiting Policy
During the Volleyball Alberta Season (for Post-secondary and private recruiters).
 
 
Screening Policy : Police Record Checks and Vulnerable Sector Screenings & FAQ's
Volleyball Alberta Screening Disclosure form 
updated October, 2015 - Team Staff: submit this form to your club administrator every year.
Volleyball Alberta Club Sign-Off Sheet 
updated October, 2016 - Club Administrators: The designated Club contact will receive and review their Club Coaches Police Information Check (PIC) & Police Vulnerable Sector's Check (PVSC) and the Screening Disclosure Form. Please complete and submit this information using the FormStack Volleyball Alberta Club Sign-Off Sheet document for the Volleyball Alberta office to review. The PIC & PVSC needs to be completed every three years with the Screening Disclosure form completed annually.
 
 

The Club deadline for submitting PIC & PVSC’s & Yearly disclosure forms to Volleyball Alberta is January 31.

Clubs failing to submit their Club Sign-Off sheet with completed PIC’s/PVSC’s/Yearly Disclosure Forms for all people in Leadership Roles prior to January 31 will be subject to a $100 fine per person (coach/assistant coach/manager/trainer/team contact).

Participants in Leadership roles who haven’t submitted PIC’s/PVSC’s/Yearly disclosure forms will not be eligible to participate until the completed forms have been submitted and any fines have been paid.

 
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 (11 weekends - 13U to 18U)
 
2018 Premier VENUES schedule (V-1 - subject to change without notice) 
 
 
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 Wournell can be reached at 587-338-5999 or dia.m.wournell@ehi.ca 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 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. 
 
 

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  

 

Resources

 
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