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Fees & Benefits

Fees & Benefits

Volleyball Alberta requires Players, Coaches, Officials, and Club Staff to become members prior to registering for any of our programs and events.

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.

Volleyball Alberta registrations are all done online on the Volleyball Registration System (VRS) - Powered by Goalline. Our Volleyball Alberta VRS-Goalline site page is: Please read the How to Register pages prior to attempting to register.

Membership Benefits 

Volleyball Alberta takes pride in our responsibility to promote and develop volleyball at all levels throughout Alberta.  Volleyball Alberta services the needs of its membership which consists of athletes, coaches, officials, and anyone interested in the sport of volleyball in the province. This refers to needs both on and off of the court.  

In line with our Strategic Plan, the benefits of membership with Volleyball Alberta include:

Indoor Athlete Development

  • Grassroots programming including: Go Sports, Play Sports Alberta, House Leagues, Atomic & Early Stages Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Indoor Premier Tournament and Premier League Planning 
  • Signing Policy
  • Competition Regulations & Structure 
  • Alberta Winter Games & Arctic Games programs
  • Hosting of National Championships in Alberta - to keep reduce participation costs for our members 
  • Long Term Development models 

Leadership Development


  • Safe Sport Policies: appropriate training, screening, monitoring and approval of coaches
  • National Coaching Certification Program: progressive tracking and on-going professional development 
  • Symposiums 


  • Safe Sport Policies: appropriate training, screening, monitoring and approval of referees
  • Referee training & certifcation 
  • Referee development funding
  • Activites Management system for assignment of referees 
  • Zone leadership teams 

Governance & Services

  • Sport Advocacy
  • Regular review & evaluation of policy
  • Club Director Screening & Approval.  
  • Safety Planning: Pandemic responses, education sessions, consultation with experts
  • Legal Guidance: Waivers & Liability concerns
  • Accident & Liability insurace for all registered clubs, teams, and individuals 
  • Website & Registration System
  • Volleyball Equipment and clothing sales
  • Awards recognition, incuding Hall of Fame
  • Preservation of records, resources to track the history of our sport   

High Performance 

  • High Performance Athlete/Coach Identification
  • Curriculum development 
  • High Performance Competitions (Canada Cup, Canada Summer Games)
  • Sport Science support, access to training technologies, and research integration
  • National Excellence Program support 

Business Development 

  • Partnerships with Edmonton Volleyball Centre Society
  • Assist with facility development in Alberta
  • Investment in new projects/infrastructure
  • Risk Managament Strategy
  • Pursue Grant & Sponsorship Opportunities 

Beach Athlete Development

  • Summer Camps & Leagues
  • Alberta Summer Games
  • Team Alberta program

Membership Fees

Volleyball Alberta recently underwent a financial audit that produced recommendations to our current processes & procedures. A major recommendation was to increase our membership fees. The audit & analysis determined the need for this increase based on:

  • Volleyball Alberta has not increased membership fees in 10 years
  • Covering fixed operational expenses
  • Balancing revenue streams

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 ($10.25 fee) and upgrades to an Indoor Player 15U role upon selection ($80.40 fee). The member pays a differential fee of $70.15 to upgrade their membership ($80.40 - $10.25 = $70.15).

Only the beach competitive player membership types are set as "forced purchase / not upgradable" membership types. 

Volleyball Canada (VC) Membership Fees 

Participant fee structure for the 2020-2021 competition season (link to .pdf)

Competitive Player, Competitive Coach and Referee membership type fees have increased to $31.00
*$1 increase from last season (2019-2020) 

Recreational membership types (non-competitive) pay $5.00 
*Same as last season (2019-2020) 

Volleyball Alberta (VA) Membership Fees 


Due to COVID-19, Volleyball Alberta will defer the setting of tournament fees until competition models/structure can be developed. This motion was approved during the Volleyball Alberta Annual General Meeting (AGM) July 5, 2020. 

Last season, the Volleyball Alberta Indoor Tournament Entry Fee for VA Premiers and Provincials were:
$625+GST  ($656.25/entry)

The table below was updated July 7, 2020 for our new membership year starting September 1st, 2020.

Membership year: September 1st, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Overall Fees  
(tax included)
VA Fees
(5% gst included)
Volleyball Alberta
VC Fees 
Volleyball Canada
Membership Type      PLAYERS   
Recreational Player $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Indoor Player- 12U & Atomic $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Indoor Competitive Player- 13U  $78.25 $47.25 $31.00
Indoor Competitive Player- 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U $94.00 $63.00 $31.00
Indoor Player- 21U, Adult & Masters $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Sitting Player $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Adult Beach League Team Contact  $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Adult Beach Recreation Player $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Adult Beach Competitive Player $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Youth Beach Recreation Player $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Youth Beach Competitive Player $69.85 $38.85 (forced purchase) $31.00
Membership Type     LEADERS
Coach - Recreational Program $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Coach - Competitive Club / Team PersonnelCoaches & Team Staff (Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, Trainer) $83.50 $52.50 $31.00
Club President $118.15 $87.15 $31.00
Club Volunteers(Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director, Technical Director, Team Contact) $10.50 $10.50 Free
Membership Type     REFEREES
Volleyball Canada 2020–21 Referee Registration Fees (Revised) - memo Sept 21, 2020
Referee- Novice $26.00 $21.00 $5.00
Referee- Level 1 (Local) $52.00 $21.00 $31.00
Referee- Level 2 (Provincial) $57.25 $26.25 $31.00
Referee- Level 3 (Regional) $62.50 $31.50 $31.00 
Referee- Level 4 (National) $67.75 $36.75 $31.00 
Referee- Level 5 (International) $73 $42.00 $31.00 
Beach Referee - Level 1 $35.50 $10.50 $25
Beach Referee - Level 2 $45.50 $10.50 $35
Beach Referee - Level 3 $55.50 $10.50 $45
Beach Referee - Level 4 $65.50 $10.50 $55

Refund policy

Volleyball Alberta Refund Policy | 2020-2021 Season

Principles of Membership

Registered Participant Policy

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:

1.  Membership growth is the result of retaining existing members and attracting new members.

2.  Growth requires investment in strategies to develop new members and customers.

3.  Tracking memberships - who stays, who joins, demographics of membership, patterns of growth, etc. - is essential to evaluating growth and the success of growth strategies.

4.  Everyone - VC, Association Members and Local Affiliates - benefits from membership development and needs to collaborate on strategies for growth.

5.  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, email