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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 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" memberships. There is a $26.25 beach membership fee that must be paid when registering for your first competitive beach tournament. 

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 

F O R  T H E  2021  I N D O O R   S E A S O N  

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)

F O R  T H E  2021  I N D O O R   S E A S O N  

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

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 year: September 1st, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Overall Fees  
(Tax Included)
VA Fees
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, 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)
Membership Type     ADMINISTRATION   
Coach - Recreational Program $15.50 $10.50 $5.00
Coach - Competitive Club / Team Personnel
Coaches & 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     OFFICIALS   
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
Revised September 1, 2020

We have updated our refund policies to be fully transparent and ease any concerns should there be new COVID-19 related cancellations or other force majeure circumstances (event or circumstance that is specified, unforeseeable, or at least unpredictable, and that is beyond our control).

In the event of a force majeure circumstance cancellation, our priority while processing refunds will be focused on individual program registrations and then tournament registrations.

Q&A 1: How are payments and refunds processed?
All Volleyball Alberta registrations are processed using the Volleyball Registration System powered by Goalline (VRS-Goalline) with PayPal payment integration. All payments are completed on the VRS-Goalline - PayPal and all refunds will be refunded through the VRS-Goalline – PayPal.

Once a refund has been approved by Volleyball Alberta, the refund will be initiated in the VRS-Goalline account and money is returned onto the original method of payment. The customer will automatically receive an email from PayPal with the refund details once the refund is completed.

Q&A 2: Do I need a PayPal account?
You can use a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card to pay with PayPal. You can use a debit card that displays the Visa or MasterCard logo. You can also link a bank account to your PayPal account.

We strongly recommend creating a PayPal account with your verified card added to the account. Each credit card or prepaid card can only be registered to one PayPal account at a time. This is the more secure, safe and guaranteed way to pay for your Volleyball Alberta membership, program, clinic, camp or event.

We strongly recommend payees link a bank account to a PayPal account. By adding a bank account to your PayPal account, you can make payments using this bank account or transfer your PayPal balance to your bank. This is the recommended way to make a payment and to receive a refund; otherwise, the money is refunded to your credit card and additional fees may apply if you need to transfer the credit. PayPal does not charge any fees when you transfer money from your PayPal balance to your bank account.

  • Click HERE to learn how to link a bank account to your PayPal account.

We do not recommend using the guest checkout. About Guest Checkout: Buyers don’t always have the option to complete their purchases without using or creating a PayPal account. This option is presented based on several risk factors, including but not limited to the buyer's PayPal purchase history, PayPal cookies stored on the buyer's computer, the buyer's location, and/or a credit assessment.

  • Click HERE to create your PayPal account. It’s free to sign up!

Q&A 3: How do I request a refund?
All refund requests must be emailed to the Program Manager overseeing that program or event.  

All membership registration refund requests must be emailed to the Volleyball Alberta Office Administrator.

Email your refund request to: with your reason for the cancellation/withdrawal request and please include (forward) a copy of the registration confirmation email to help us review your request and to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Q&A 4: How long will it take to review and process my refund?
PayPal can issue a full or partial refund up to 180 days after payment is completed on the VRS-Goalline. Because of this timeline, Volleyball Alberta will only open a clinic, program, camp, league, event or tournament within 180 of the start date to allow us the option to refund payments online on the VRS-Goalline-PayPal back onto the original method of payment.

  1. Customer requested refunds may take up to 2-weeks to review and process.
  2. Volleyball Alberta cancelled programs due to low registrations may take up to 2-weeks to process.
  3. Force majeure cancelled events may take up to 8-weeks to process.

Q&A 5: Are there transaction fees to process payments and refunds?
Yes, for every transaction the following transaction fees apply.

Goalline fees: 0.2%+$0.15     PayPal fees: 2.20% + $0.30

As of May 19, 2020, Goalline and PayPal will not charge a fee to process refunds; however, Goalline and PayPal fees from the original transaction will not be returned.

Memberships and Refund Eligibility
Membership registrations are valid from the date of purchase to August 31st (annual membership type). All memberships are upgradable. All memberships are non-transferable.

Non-refundable memberships:
Memberships are non-refundable*. 

  • VA Recreational Player
  • VA Youth Development Player - 12U
  • VA Adult Recreational Player
  • VA Leader – Recreational Coach
  • VA Leader - Club President
  • VA Leader – Club Volunteer
  • VA Leader – Referee Novice, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Beach Level 1, 2, 3, 4

*Volleyball Alberta (VA) and Volleyball Canada (VC) will consider refunds for duplicate purchases due to a system error.

$35 admin fee (if withdrawing BEFORE the cancellation date)
A refund of the program fees, less a $35 administration fee, will be refunded if withdrawing before the cancellation date for the following programs:

  • Canada Summer Games
  • GO Sports Programs: Fall 2020, Atomic 1 (cancellation date: September 28, 2020)
  • GO Sports Programs: Fall 2020, Atomic 2 (cancellation date: September 29, 2020)
  • GO Sports Programs: Fall 2020, Tripleball (cancellation date: September 23, 2020)
  • Go Sports Programs: Fall 2020, GO Leagues (cancellation date: September 27, 2020)

Non-refundable (if withdrawing AFTER the cancellation date)
After the cancellation date there will be no refunds.

The Volleyball Alberta refund policy will be updated as programs/products are added for the 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