When are tryouts?

Tryout dates are will be Sunday, October 17th for 15U, 16U, 17U Girls and Sunday, October 24th for 13U, 14U Girls and 14U, 15U and 16U Boys. Complete Try Out Schedule for the 2021-2022 Season is listed at the bottom of this document.

When is the Club Season?

Team practices can begin starting Monday, November 29th. The club season consists of a variety of tournaments, Sask Cups and Provincials which runs from January to the end of April. For a complete list of SVA Sask Cup Tournament Dates and Provincials, please visit saskvolleyball.ca Teams that decide to attend Nationals will be playing into May. 

How often and when do you practice?

Most teams practice twice a week.  We have blocked gym times on Sunday evenings at both the Legends and Warman High school.  We also have blocked gym times at the MAP in Martensville on Wed. evenings and at the Legends on Thursday Evenings.  As the club continues to grow, practice times may change to accommodate the number of teams we have.

How much does it cost to play Club Volleyball?

Individual athlete costs vary from $300 for the developmental teams with minimal tournaments to $1500 for the competitive teams that are attending provincials.  Each team can fundraise to cover the costs of travel, club fees, etc. 

Why is club volleyball so expensive?

The bulk of the costs for club volleyball are gym rentals, tournament entries, equipment upkeep, uniforms and coaching honorariums.  We are a non-profit club and we strive to keep costs down as low as possible.  If you are in a financial situation where you cannot afford club volleyball, we work closely with KIDSPORT to include as many kids as possible.  Check with your local KIDSPORT organization to apply for financial aide.

What do I need for equipment?

All you really need are a good pair of court shoes.  Most of the athletes like to wear knee pads as well. 

How old does my child need to be to play club volleyball?

The youngest age division we run is 13U for girls, 14U for boys.  Your age group is determined by your child’s birthdate in the upcoming volleyball season, not at the time of tryouts.  The volleyball season is in the next calendar year following tryouts.  Typically we see athletes trying out for the first time when they are a year younger than the first age group, boys and girls turning 12 in the following year (currently 11).  We run many developmental programs for the younger athletes in coordination with the cities of Martensville and Warman.

Are your coaches accredited?

Each of our head coaches are at least certified Level 1 or are working on their certification.  Each coach is required to submit a police record check and meet certain requirements laid out by the SVA.

Does everyone who attend tryouts get placed on a team?

We strive to make sure that everyone who wants to play can.  We have certain limitations as there are a finite amount of coaches and gym time.  As the athletes get older, it becomes more difficult, but we do our best.  We try to get all of the younger athletes, 11 to 14 playing, if not on a tournament team, then in a developmental group, which consists of skill development and game play.

How old does my child need to be to play club volleyball?

The youngest age division we run is 13U for girls, 14U for boys. Your age group is determined by your child’s birthdate in the upcoming volleyball season, not at the time of tryouts. 

13U: Born Sept 1, 2008- Dec 31, 2009 or Later

14U: Born Sept 1, 2007- Dec 31, 2008 or Later

15U: Born Sept 1, 2006- Dec 31, 2007 or Later

16U: Born Sept 1, 2005- Dec 31, 2006 or Later

17U: Born Sept 1, 2004- Dec 31, 2005 or Later

18U: Born Sept 1, 2003- Dec 31, 2004 or Later

Can my child “play up” an age division?

Each request for an athlete to play up will be dependent on their placement at evaluations, on a case by case basis. CVVC does not encourage players to play in higher age groups.  In special cases, the club may choose to offer a roster spot to an underage athlete (ex: a 16u athlete is offered a roster spot on the 17u team). The club will initiate this process with the athlete at tryouts, after discussion between head coaches of the involved age classes.