Youth Development Programs
WINTER 2024 REGISTRATION OPEN
Mondays: 5:00 - 7:00p
WINTER SESSION - 10 Mondays: 5:00-7:00pm
2024 DATES: January 8, 15, 22, 29
February - 5, 12, 26, March - 4, 11, 18
COST: $220.99 plus GST
SPRING SESSION -12 Mondays: 5:00-7:00pm (with 1 THURSDAY)
2024 DATES: April 8, 15, 22, 29
May - 6, 13, 27 June 3, 10, 17,
20 (THURSDAY) and 24th
COST: $264.99 plus GST
At the Edmonton Volleyball Center, our goal is to grow a love for volleyball in each person that walks through our doors. With this goal as the center of everything, we are proud to run for the third year in a row our Youth Development Program occurring through three sessions throughout the year.
The goal of our youth development programs is to provide an opportunity for athletes to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and to experience team play opportunities in a positive recreational environment. All levels of skill and experience are welcome in our youth development programs.
During the first 2 days of the programs all athletes will be coached as large groups, according to their age category. Each athlete will then be assigned to a team, and given a coach. Teams will be divided as evenly as possible given the ages and skill levels involved. Should an athlete attend with a friend please advise the coaching staff and arrangements will attempt to be made to place them on the same team.
After the first week each athlete will have the same coach throughout the season of play. This will allow the coach to build relationships and monitor the development of each player. For age categories 2012-2006, teams will be given one practice during the week and one practice on Sunday.
Sundays will be filled with game like drills, team wash and scrimmage opportunities, where as the week day training day will be a skill based practice.
During the season of play, one final half day tournament will be arranged for each age category. Should the registered number of Athletes not allow for a tournament, team scrimmages will be arranged.
Those entering Age Category "Born 2013-2015" will practice once per week and will have a mini style tournament on their final scheduled day. This age category will focus on fundamental movement patterns, volleyball skills, game play learnings and fostering a love of sport in each participant in a team environment.