Volleyball Alberta requires Players, Coaches, Officials, and Club Staff for all of our programs to become members prior to registering for any of our programs.
Our Membership Fees & Benefits are assessed on an annual basis. All players, coaches, managers, officials and club staff must have a valid email address in order to complete the registration process.
For Nationals registration, please go to the Volleyball Canada website.
Membership fees include a Volleyball Alberta and Volleyball Canada component.
Memberships are valid from September 1 until August 31 of each year.
Please note: Participants upgrading their membership and adding multiple roles pay for the more expensive role at a differential rate (upgradable membership type).
Example: A member is registered as a Recreational Player for tryouts ($8.25 fee) and upgrades to an Indoor Player 15U role upon selection ($76.40 fee). The member pays a differential fee of $68.15 to upgrade their membership ($76.40 - $8.25 = $68.15).
Only the beach competitive player membership types are set as "forced purchase / not upgradable" memberships. There is a $26.25 beach membership fee that must be paid when registering for your first beach tournament.
Volleyball Canada (VC) Membership Fees for 2016/2017
Full member fees have increased to $27.00
*$1 increase from last season (2015-2016).
Associate members still pay $3.00
Volleyball Alberta (VA) Membership Fees for 2016/2017
For the 2016-2017 season, membership fees will be as follows:
*same VA membership fees as last season.
Please note: As of September 13th, 2017, our Refund & Cancellation Policy has been updated.
Principles of Membership
In the past, Volleyball Canada's (VC's) relationship with its members was indirect. VC's Provincial/Territorial Associations (P/TA's) gathered data on members and paid an assessment fee to VC based on the population of the province and the number of competitive and recreational members it recorded.
The data was maintained by the P/TA and members in most cases were not even aware that they were members of the National Association. In addition, membership growth was difficult to track and it appeared that VC lagged behind all other team sports in number of registered members.
Consequently, Volleyball Canada (including P/TA's) identified the need to review and revise its membership structure, with the recognition that membership is the fundamental platform for the development of volleyball.
The strategy to develop membership is based on the following key principles:
- Membership growth is the result of retaining existing members and attracting new members.
- Growth requires investment in strategies to develop new members and customers.
- Tracking memberships - who stays, who joins, demographics of membership, patterns of growth, etc. - is essential to evaluating growth and the success of growth strategies.
- Everyone - VC, Association Members and Local Affiliates - benefits from membership development and needs to collaborate on strategies for growth.
- Members are fundamentally responsible for developing their sport. Fees are an important way of ensuring the organization's capacity to develop the sport.
With these principles in mind, VC has moved to a format of Individual Membership, whereby each participant who registers with a Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Association (P/TA) will also register, and be aware that they are registering, with Volleyball Canada. In addition, all VC membership fees which were formerly buried within the P/TA membership fee, will now be clearly identified as the VC membership fee.
If you have any questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact Terry Gagnon, Volleyball Alberta Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org