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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is club volleyball?

Club volleyball is an opportunity for youth athletes throughout the province

to participate in volleyball practices and competetion from November to May. Club teams offer

programming for athletes 12-18 years of age.

2. When are tryouts?

For the 2023-2024 season, Sask Volleyball sanctioned tryouts starting any Sunday only from Sept 3rd through Oct 8th. From Oct 13, 2023 onward evaluations could be held any day of the week. These regulations are to avoid conflict for athletes playing on their high school teams.

3. When is the club season for volleyball?

In Saskatchewan, the club season starts after high school season is complete. Provided your team is registered and approved by Sask Volleyball practices can start November 27th, 2023, however most teams will start regular practices in January. There may be a few practices held in December.

The season wraps up with Provincials in April or the first weekend of May. For those teams chosing to

attend Nationals they are held later in May.

4. At what age can my son start playing club volleyball?

RVC's youngest team is U14. U14 (under 14) teams are made up of athletes ages 12 and 13 years old.

 

5. How do I know what age to register my son for?

Age classes are outlined by Volleyball Canada each year based on athletes year of birth and also listed on the Sask Volleyball website. Please see attached for 2023-24 season.

6. Where are Nationals held?

For 2024, the U15-U18 men's and women's Nationals will be held in Edmonton over 3 sessions. U14 is held more regionally with competitions taking place in Fredericton, Ottawa, Edmonton and Richmond this year.

7. Does my son need to attend tryouts to play club volleyball?
Due to the growing popularity of volleyball and the number of interested athletes, RVC does hold evaluations to help select teams. The exception would be if you/your son are injured and cannot attend evaluations, we ask that you please contact us and these situations will be dealt with on an individual basis. Evaluations were held in October for the 2023-24 season and are now closed. Rosters have been finalized.

8. Will all athletes make a team?

How many teams does RVC run? RVC strives to find teams for as many athletes as possible, however limitations of facility availability and qualified coaches often dictate the number of teams we are able to offer. The number of athletes required to offer additional teams also needs to be factored in. (ie. 5 athletes not assigned to a team is not enough to make an additional team at that age group). Unfortunately therefor there are occasions where we cannot offer athletes spots on a roster for that season. This season RVC will have 7 teams.

9. How many athletes are selected to a team?

Teams will carry between 10-13 players generally. On occasion, teams will have a few additional practice players who practice weekly with the team but do not travel with the team to tournaments.

10. What is the time commitment to play club volleyball with RVC?

Teams practise between 2-3 times per week for 2-3 hours each time. In addition, most teams do strenght conditioning once/week. Tournaments are held on weekends, usually Saturday and Sunday with the occasional Friday evening. Each age group has 2-3 Sask Cups and Provincials which they are expected to attend. Green teams are expected to attend Nationals, most White teams also choose to attend Nationals. Teams will also attend local tournaments throughout the province or possibly in Alberta/Manitoba. On average, including Sask Cups, Provincials and Nationals you can expect to attend between 6-10 tournaments throughout the season.

11. Do coaches get paid?

Coaches and assistant coaches get a small stipend that is covered by club

fees. It is expected that coaches travelling expenses to tournaments be covered by team fees, which

would include milage, food and accommodations.

12. How much does it cost to play club volleyball?

RVC club fees for the 2023-24 season will be $900 for U15-U18 and $750 for U14. These fees cover such expenses as facilities, jerseys, a warm-up shirt, a pair of shorts, coaches honorariums, coaches training, equipment, etc.

 

New this year, is roughly a $97 registration fee paid directly to SaskVolleyball through TeamLinkt that covers player registration and insurance for Volleyball Canada and SaskVolleyball. In prior years this was done by the club and factored into club fees. In addition, each team manager will develop and share a budget for team fees. This amount will vary depending on the number of team building exercises, the number of tournaments, if teams choose to do team suppers, etc. On average you should budget $1000-$1500.

Please check back as we intend to post some sample budgets. Additional optional club clothing will also be available but, at an additional cost.

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