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2020 Indoor Tournament Schedule --- date release & rationale for changes implemented to the 13U & 14U age categories

Posted April 10, 2019.

The Athlete Development Committee reviewed feedback provided from clubs, teams & coaches regarding the 13U & 14U Age Categories after the completion of the 2018 club season.  The two ideas that were motioned from the committee included:

  1. Splitting the 13U Girls Premier #1 into North/South
    1. Reduce cost for 13U Girls teams
    2. Reduce travel for 13U Girls teams
  2. Adding a 3rd Premier tournament to the 14U age category
    1. Increase the number of competitions
    2. Increase the amount of movement between divisions

Volleyball Alberta developed & completed a survey to clubs, teams & coaches regarding the ideas motioned by the Athlete Development Committee. The results were reviewed and in support of the changes in the following amounts:

  1. Split the 13U Girls Premier #1 into North/South
    1. Yes – 80%
    2. No – 20%
  2. Add a 3rd Premier Tournament to the 14U Age Category
    1. Yes – 77%
    2. No – 23%

Based on the feedback from our membership, Volleyball Alberta will implement these changes to the 13U & 14U Age Categories for the 2020 club season.

2020 Volleyball Alberta Indoor Tournament Schedule – posted May 30, 2019

1. February 1-2                    14U Premier #1
2. February 8-9                    17U/18U Premier #1
STAT weekend - no VA tournaments
3. February 22-23                15U & 16U Premier #1

4. February 29 - March 1     13U Premier #1 & 14U Premier #2
5. March 7-8                       17U/18U Premier #2
6. March 14-15                   15U & 16U Premier #2

March 21: 15U/16U Team Alberta Identification Camp 

7. March 21-22                 13U Premier #2 & 14U Premier #3
8. March 28-29                 17U/18U Premier #3
9. April 4-5                      15U & 16U Premier #3

STAT weekend - no VA tournaments
10. April 18-19                13U & 14U Provincials
11. April 25-26                17U & 18U Provincials
12. May 2-3                     15U & 16U Provincials

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2020 Volleyball Canada Nationals: https://volleyball.ca/en/competitions/2020-volleyball-canada-nationals 

2020 Nationals will be held in Edmonton! Edmonton will be hosting the 15U - 18U age groups. 2020 Nationals will take place from May 13th - 19th. 

Sept 12, 2019: Volleyball Canada announces host cities for the 14U age category of Volleyball Canada Nationals presented by InterPipeline. [copy of eNews announcement]

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August 26, 2019: Club President's meeting. Save-the-date: November 2-3, 2019. Saturday, Nov. 2 in Edmonton and Sunday, Nov. 3 in Calgary, both from 1pm-3pm. Meeting room, agenda details and rsvp link coming soon!

August 21-22, 2019: Staff planning meetings. The 2020 Season Planner isn't ready yet! Please check back October 1st or later. As soon as the publication is ready, we will first link the electronic version on our website [INDOOR > General info page] then we will accept mailout requests for the hard-copy. 

August 6, 2019: 2020 Official Game Ball story published [read more]

August 2, 2019: Age categories for the 2020 Indoor Club season published [read more]

July 2, 2019: Fees: 2020 Volleyball Alberta Indoor Tournament Entry Fee (VA Premiers and Provincials) will increase to: $625+GST  ($656.25/entry)

July 2, 2019: Fees: Changes to the participant fee structure for the 2019-2020 competition season announced. Read more on the Registration > Fees webpage of our site. 

June 1, 2019: Volleyball Canada posted information on 2020 Volleyball Canada Nationals. Read more on the Volleyball Canada website.

May 31, 2019: VA Signing Policy updated for 2019-2020 season. Read more on the  INDOOR > Club > Signing Policy page

May 30, 2019: The Volleyball Alberta office is currently working with this schedule to secure our Premiers and Provincials in our preferred cities and venues (gyms). Other important dates (deadlines) and more to come as we receive rental agreements and confirmations from our various booking administrators to confirm our schedule. This schedule is subject to change without direct notice to you. We will do our best to communicate updates regarding our 2020 Schedule in our Volleyball Alberta Volleywire eNewsletters [click   to subscribe] and on our website. Keep checking this page for updates.   

April 10, 2019: At this time, we are not ready to announce age/genders, locations, tournament entry fees and additional important deadline dates. This is a preliminary release of our 2020 Volleyball Alberta Indoor Tournament dates & rationale for changes implemented to the 13U & 14U age categories.

More information to come in May. 

Thank you, 

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