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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: http://site2704.goalline.ca 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

Coaches
  • Safe Sport Policies: appropriate training, screening, monitoring and approval of coaches
  • National Coaching Certification Program: progressive tracking and on-going professional development 
  • Symposiums 
Referees
  • 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" 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
VALID FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE TO AUGUST 31, 2021
Overall Fees  
(Tax Included)
VA Fees
(5% GST INCLUDED)
Volleyball Alberta
VC Fees 
(tax-exempted)
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     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 January 7, 2021

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 team 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 online payment integration. On January 4th, Stack Pay was integrated as our new payment processor for all registrations. Prior to January 4th, payments were processed using PayPal.

All payments completed on PayPal will be refunded through PayPal. The refund amount is refunded to your card – payment method used at checkout. If the refund can’t be applied to your card, it will be sent to your PayPal account balance. The customer will automatically receive an email from PayPal with the refund details once the refund is completed.

All payment completed on Stack Pay will be refunded through the VRS-Goalline Stack Pay integrated refund option. The refund amount is refunded to your card – payment method used at checkout. The customer will automatically receive an email from the VRS-Goalline Stack Pay with the refund details once the refund is completed.

Once a refund has been approved by Volleyball Alberta, the refund will be initiated. See Q&A 4 for our processing timeframe.

Q&A 2: Do I need a PayPal account?
No, not anymore.

Q&A 2.0: Do I need a Stack Pay account?
No, the Stack Pay portal will be imbedded into the VRS-Goalline form to pay with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX).  

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: info@volleyballalberta.ca 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?
Stack Pay and PayPal can issue a full or partial refund, onto the original method of payment, up to 180 days after a payment is completed. Accordingly, Volleyball Alberta will only open a clinic, program, camp, league, event or tournament within 180 of the start date.
  1. Customer requested refunds may take up to 2-weeks to review and process.
  2. Programs cancelled 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 fee applies.
  • Prior to January 4, 2020: Goalline fees: 2%+$0.15 plus PayPal fees: 2.20% + $0.30
  • January 4, 2020 – onward: Stack Pay fees: 2.4% + $0.45
Goalline, Stack Pay, and PayPal will not charge an additional fee to process refunds; however, 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 Youth Competitive Player - 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U
  • VA Adult Recreational Player, Nationally Carded / Professional Player, Sitting Player
  • VA Leader – Coach - Recreational Program
  • VA Leader – Coach - Competitive Club / Team Personnel
  • 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)
$100 admin fee (if withdrawing BEFORE the cancellation date)
A refund of the Premier League fee, less a $100 administration fee, will be refunded if withdrawing before the cancellation date.
  • Premier Leagues – Round 1 Deposit, 14U-18U (cancellation date: February 1 @ 2pm)
  • Premier Leagues – Round 1 Deposit, 13U (cancellation date: February 8 @ 2pm)
  • Premier Leagues – Round 1 Fee, 14U-18U (cancellation date: February 1 @ 2pm)
  • Premier Leagues – Round 1 Fee, 13U (cancellation date: February 8 @ 2pm)
  • Premier Leagues – Round 2 Fee, 13U-18U (cancellation date: March 15 @ 2pm)
Non-refundable (if withdrawing AFTER the cancellation date)
  • After the cancellation date there will be no refunds.
Cancellations due to COVID-19 AHS regulations or facility shutdowns
GO Sports Programs (all): 
If a participant cannot participate for a particular session, no refunds will be offered.

GO Sports Programs (all):

If cancelled by Volleyball Alberta and the session cannot be rescheduled for later days, VA will refund participants the variable costs of the program onto the ORIGINAL METHOD OF PAYMENT*.
 
Premier Leagues (all):
If the Premier Leagues are forced to cancel prior to their start dates due to AHS guidelines or facility restrictions, the $500 deposit will be refunded minus a $35 administrative fee.
 
Premier Leagues (all): 
If a team cannot participate for a particular round, no refunds will be offered.
 
Premier Leagues (all):
If cancelled by Volleyball Alberta, we will go through the following process:
  1. Consider whether the league may be rescheduled for later dates
  2. Modify the schedule (Shorten the length of the league).
  3. Refund the variable costs of the league onto the ORIGINAL METHOD OF PAYMENT*.

Fixed costs (transaction fees, equipment/cleaning supplies, facility costs, etc.) cannot be refunded. Volleyball Alberta will be forthcoming with all costs and will do our best to delay expenditures as long as possible to limit fixed costs.

COVID Isolation: Refunds are likely not possible if a mini-league cohort or individual team must miss matches due to COVID isolation. There are many fixed costs and variables associated with coordinating the league structure, in special situations, partial refunds may be considered but will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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 info@volleyballalberta.ca