2024 Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps

Looking to apply to coach in our VA Summer Camps?? Scroll down to “Summer Camp Coaches and Mentors” to find the applications!!

Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp – See registration information below. Overnight & Day Camper weeks 1 & 2 are full; waitlists have been enabled. Updated Apr. 29, 2024.

Edmonton Volleyball Camp at the Saville –  Registration Open Now

Early Stages Volleyball Camp – Registration Open Now

Jasper Volleyball Camp– Due to renovations and policies changing within the municipality that affects rentals to make it possible to have overnight camps in Jasper, JVC will not be operating in 2024. As this location has been used for decades for our Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps, we will continue to work towards finding solutions for 2025.

Questions? Contact the Volleyball Alberta Summer Camp Coordinators: 
6U-11U Summer Camps, email Dia Syed: earlystages@volleyballalberta.ca
12U-16U Summer Camps, email Annalise & Lana: camps@volleyballalberta.ca 
During Fall/Winter/Spring (planning months), email Volleyball Alberta’s Summer Camps Coordinator, Robyn Bishop: events@volleyballalberta.ca

2024 Early Stages (6-11yrs)

Our early stages summer camps are geared towards younger athletes ages 6-11. The camps will have a SMASHBALL format, which is volleyball specifically modified for younger ages.

SMASHBALL is volleyball for kids aged 6-12 played on a modified court in a 3 vs 3 format. There are 5 progressive levels that provide a fun, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for kids to learn volleyball. In SMASHBALL you get to learn to smash/spike right away, there is lots of time to play and learn the cycle of actions that is used in full 6 vs 6 volleyball.

Introducing Smashball (youtube.com)

Registration Note: SMASHBALL FUNdamentals (6-8yrs) and SMASHBALL Learn To Train (9-11yrs) are age specific, and have AM or PM sessions. Please ensure registration is in the correct week & session.

Registration Breakdown OPEN NOW

Week 1 : July 15-18
AM Session
PM Session
Location
Price
SMASHBALL FUNdamentals (6-8yrs)
9am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Edmonton, Saville Centre
$225+ tax
SMASHBALL Learn To Train (9-11yrs)
9am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Edmonton, Saville Centre
$225+ tax
Week 2: August 19-22
AM Session
PM Session
Location
Price
SMASHBALL FUNdamentals (6-8yrs)
9am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Spruce Grove, TransAlta Tri Leisure
$225+tax
SMASHBALL Learn To Train (9-11yrs)
9am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Spruce Grove, TransAlta Tri Leisure
$225+tax
Registration for all sessions will close two weeks prior to the start date.

2024 Edmonton Day Camp (12-15yrs)

All Camps are for all skill levels! In all of our Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps, groups are split up based on skill level to ensure all athletes can grow together as well as push boundaries in their skill set. All demos, warm ups, recreational acitivies etc are done as an entire camp and in their skill groups. 

This 4-day camp is jam packed with detailed sessions to improve all skills and transferring those skills into gameplay, amazing Camp Activities to get to know your peers on another level and a 5:1 coach ratio to ensure everyone gets the focus they need to better their skills and find even more reasons why they love the sport of Volleyball!


What to expect:

  • Indoor Volleyball, and exploring options to have a half or full day on the beach courts!
  • No meals included, a 1 hour lunch hour will be given to athletes, supervised.

Registration Breakdown OPEN NOW

Dates
Start Time
End Time
Location
Price
Week 1: July 29-Aug 1
All ages (12-15yrs)
8:30am
4:30pm
Edmonton, Saville
$500+taxes
Week 2: Aug 6-9
All ages (12-15yrs)
8:30am
4:30pm
Edmonton, Saville
$500+taxes
Registration for all sessions will close two weeks prior to the start date.

2024 Sylvan Lake Camp (12-16yrs)

Immerse yourself in the world of volleyball at the Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp, nestled in the picturesque town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. This overnight experience, tailored for ages 12-16, offers a comprehensive blend of Grass, Beach, and Indoor Volleyball.

Our camp provides a perfect setting for athletes seeking total immersion in volleyball, skill enhancement, and an unforgettable camp experience in one of Alberta’s finest towns. Accommodation, three daily meals, nighttime snacks, and an impressive 5:1 coach-to-athlete ratio are just the beginning of what awaits you.

The Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp is a developmental haven, prioritizing fundamental skills and fitness for athletes of all levels. Each day is a dynamic mix of grass, indoor, and beach sessions, totaling approximately 5 hours of on-court instruction and 2 hours of gameplay. Both indoor, grass and beach games are covered to provide a well-rounded experience.

Our camps are designed for all skill levels, with groups organized based on proficiency, ensuring a supportive environment for growth and skill refinement. Whether engaged in demos, warm-ups, recreational activities, or skill-specific drills, participants enjoy a cohesive experience within their skill groups and as a unified camp community. Elevate your volleyball game and create lasting memories in the heart of Sylvan Lake!

Facilities – The Sylvan Lake Volleyball Camp takes place primarily outdoors on grass & sand courts at the pier with some indoor sessions. You will have ample time to take in the sights and sounds of one of Alberta’s premiere resort towns. The camp provides each live-in athlete with a dining area, 3 full meals per day prepared by cooks, shower facilities, indoor & outdoor courts, lecture rooms, an athletic trainer and support staff.

Pre-Camp Information – Once you are registered for the camp, further details with regards to clothing, supplies and scheduling details will be e-mailed to you from our Camp Coordinators who start their role in May (usually in mid-June for SLVC).

What Is Included – Sylvan Overnight Camper (12-16yrs)

  • Includes sleeping arrangements for the entirety of the camp
    • campers will be asked to bring a sleeping mattress/bedding
    • a packing list will be distributed prior to the camp
  • Many Showers and bathrooms located throughout the facility.
  • Beach and Grass Courts booked all week! A wonderful mix of both!
  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Nighttime Snack.

What Is Included – Sylvan Day Camper (12-16yrs)

  • Lunch is INCLUDED.
  • Beach and Grass Courts booked all week! A wonderful mix of both!
  • Does not include room & board, Breakfast or Dinner. Please contact for other food arrangements.

Registration Breakdown OPEN NOW

Week 1: July 7-12
Drop Off
Pick Up
Location
Price
FULL – Waitlist
Overnight Camper (12-16yrs)
July 7 Afternoon
July 12 @ noon
Sylvan Lake, HJ Cody High School
$925+tax
3 Spots Remaining!!
Day Camper (12-16yrs)
July 7 Afternoon
July 12 @ noon
Sylvan Lake, HJ Cody High School
$650+tax
Week 2: July 14-19
Drop Off
Pick Up
Location
Price
FULL – Waitlist
Overnight Camper (12-16yrs)
July 14 Afternoon
July 19 @ noon
Sylvan Lake, HJ Cody High School
$925+tax
4 Spots Remaining!!
Day Camper (12-16yrs)
July 14 Afternoon
July 19 @ noon
Sylvan Lake, HJ Cody High School
$650+tax
Drop Off and Pick Up times are subject to change.

Spots are limited for each week for 60 overnight campers and 20 day campers. If the registration reaches maximum capacity, a waitlist will open. When spots open, we will invite participants from the waitlist to register on a sequential priority basis. 

Sylvan Lake Camp registrations will close on June 15th in order to ensure proper preparation can be done for the camp. 

2024 How to Register?


Summer Camp Registration Guide – Please note that the guide is very simple and will act as more of an aid. For in depth questions please reach out.


For guidance on how to active your account you can find it here: Sportlomo Activation Guide

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Part 1: Annual Membership Required

If you are already a Volleyball Alberta member and have a Sportlomo account (any youth membership), skip to Part 2: Event Registration

Part 2: Event Registration

Please ensure the correct item is in your basket.

Refund Policy – A full refund (less a $35.00 administration fee) will be granted to any person withdrawing from the camp prior to June 15th. After June 15 no refunds will be granted except in the case of injury with physician documentation, family crisis, or selection to a Volleyball Alberta High Performance program. During camp, a refund of $75.00 per day missed will be given to live-in campers who leave due to injury or illness. No refund will be provided should they choose to remain at camp for the duration of the week. Sportlomo Service Fee is Non-Refundable (as it goes directly to Sportlomo). Please email your cancellation and refund request to Robyn Bishop who oversees the VA Summer Camps this year. Robyn’s email is events@volleyballalberta.ca

Thank you for your interest in the Volleyball Alberta
Summer Camps! We hope to see you this summer!!

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Summer Camp Coaches and Mentors

Coaching Staff – The coaching staff for Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps consist of experienced University, College, and National Team coaches and Post Secondary players from some of the top institutions in Canada, in addition to some international representatives.  For example,

Yuzo Fukuhara – International -Tsukuba University, Japan
Clement Lemeiux – Former Head Coach of the Canadian Men’s National Team
Young-Sun Lee -1984 Korean Olympian and professional player
Fumitoshi Tokunaga – International, Budo University, Japan
Terry Danyluk – University of Alberta Golden Bears Head Coach 1992-2016
Laurie Eisler – University of Alberta Pandas Head Coach 1991-2023
Jordan Taylor – York University Men’s Head Coach
Alyssa Coulter – Former Team Canada National Team Member and Professional
Lee Carter – Former Brandon University Bobcats Women’s Head Coach
Dani Smith – Team Canada National Team Member and Professional
Andre Arsenault – VA Summer Camp Legend
Chris Voth – Former Team Canada National Team Member and Professional
Alexa Gray – Team Canada National Team Member and Division 1 Turkey Pro
Tyler Latu’lia – Team Canada Beach Next Gen Assistant Coach, York MVB Assistant Coach
Parker Austin – Team Canada National Team Member
Jesse Elser – Team Canada National Team Member and Division 1 France Pro
Hilary Howe – Team Canada National Team Member and Division 1 Turkey Poland
Jackson Howe – Team Canada National Team Member and Division 1 France Pro
Carolyn O’Dwyer – Current University of Alberta Pandas Head Coach
Pearson Eshenko – Team Canada National Team Member and Division 1 Portugal Pro
Sam Tu’ivai – Former New Zealand National Team Member and Professional
And many many more!!

All interested are invited to please contact our Camps Email with your resume and filled out application to camps@volleyballalberta.ca 

Summer Camp Coaching Positions 2024
Head CoachVA Summer Camp Head Coach Job Application
Assistant CoachVA Summer Camp Assistant Coach Job Application
Junior CoachVA Summer Camp Junior Coach Job Application
Mentor CoachCurrent Masters Student or Post Secondary Coach? Please email camps@volleyballalberta.ca and CC events@volleyballalberta.ca
***Please note that the application deadline is Monday, May 13th and emails will go out early that week regarding interview timeslots.

Coaches Profiles – 2024 Volleyball Alberta Summer Camps 

Vinny Saporito:
Coach Mentor – SLVC+EVC 
– Current University of Alberta Golden Bears Assistant Coach
– 2022+2024 USPORT National Champion
– 2022 17U National Champion Head Coach
– 2022 Volleyball Alberta Mikasa Performance Coach of the Year
– OCAA Mohawk Mountaineer’s Men Head Coach 2018-20
– 2023 USA Volleyball 18 Open National Champion
Lana Matthews
VA Summer Camps Coordinator
– Current Outside Hitter for Lakeland Rustler Women’s Volleyball
– 2024 CCAA+ACAC Champion
– 2024 CCAA 1st Team All Star
– 2024 ACAC 1st Team All-Conference
– 2023 CCAA+ACAC Champion
– 2022+2024 VC Senior National Champion

Annalise Hansen
VA Summer Camps Coordinator
– Former Women’s Volleyball member with the NAIT Ooks 2021-2023
– Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma from NAIT
-Former 4 year member of the Panda’s Volleyball Club
– Member of Team Alberta 2021
– Current Park Volleyball Coach

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