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WHAT EXACTLY IS CLUB VOLLEYBALL?

Club volleyball is designed for players that truly enjoy the sport and want to take their volleyball skills to a higher level. It is an organized, controlled, and fun way for volleyball players of varying abilities to be introduced to, continue to develop, or be challenged at the game of volleyball beyond the fall school season. New friendships, learning the game, opportunities for your daughter to expand their horizons in a safe and controlled environment, developing teamwork and communication skills, an opportunity to travel…… as you can see, club volleyball means many different things to different people, but its potential to positively impact your children are clearly evident! And depending on your commitment, goals, and level of play, there is a spot for everyone!

WHY KW Predators VBC?

 Our 11U  to 18U teams compete locally, regionally, and nationally. Our club provides an opportunity for young individuals (elementary through high school age) to further their experience and training in volleyball through instruction from qualified coaches in practice and increased competition in tournaments throughout the province, region, and nation. KW Predators VBC is dedicated to serving our student-athletes and parents in all aspects of club volleyball. 

KW Predators VBC is proud to offer the finest coaching staff in the region, where all of our team coaches have competitive volleyball experience and are required to pursue certification and ongoing advanced education through the various governing bodies.   Our staff is committed to developing young people into ethical competitors. 

KW Predators VBC  will operate our business and volleyball operations with the highest level of ethics and integrity. Our coaches will embrace our volleyball curriculum in their coaching and training.  They will be fair and equitable to their players and be honest in all circumstances.  They will be prepared and professional and act as a role model to their players.

OVERVIEW OF A TYPICAL TRYOUT DAY:

  1. Complete the registration process online before you arrive. 
  2. Players are invited to warm-up on their own prior to the start of the tryout.
  3. Next, the actual tryout takes place. The coaching staff will circulate during the session to evaluate the skill level of the players.
  4. At the end of the session, the coaching staff will address the players to discuss the team placement process, future tryouts, general Q&A, etc.

Tips for Parents:

  1. Register online ahead of time.
  2. Arrive early.
  3. No spectators due to facility restrictions.
  4. Parent meeting outside the facility to answer questions regarding Club volleyball.

WHAT IS THE TRYOUT PROCESS LIKE THAT DAY? IS THERE A FEE? WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

The purpose of tryouts at KW Predators VBC is to assess an individual player’s abilities to place the player on the appropriate level team so they may have fun, improve and excel during the upcoming volleyball season. 

To accomplish this goal, our top-level coaches evaluate players as they participate in drills designed to test their basic volleyball skills. Players are evaluated by multiple coaches throughout the course of the tryout session; the coaches then work together on the team placement process.

There is no tryout or registration fee.

WHICH AGE GROUP SHOULD I TRY-OUT FOR?

Here are the Age Definitions for the 2021-22 Season:

 

11U, 2011 and younger and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2010

12U, 2010 and younger and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2009

13U, 2009 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2008

14U, 2008 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2007

15U, 2007 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2006

16U, 2006 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2005

17U, 2005 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2004

18U, 2004 and athletes born from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2003

HOW ARE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS COORDINATED?

All travel expenses and lodging are the responsibility of the player/parent.  

WHAT IS KW Predators' POLICY ON PARENT INVOLVEMENT?

We have an open door policy with our parents and encourage them to communicate with our staff.   This policy does not exist during tournaments and practices; we ask that all parents observe a 24 hour rule during and after tournaments to allow for a "cooling off" period before approaching a coach with any staff/parent discussions/issues.

WHAT IS KW Predators' PHILOSOPHY ON PLAYING TIME?

At KW Predators, we believe playing time is earned, not given. Playing time is determined by the coach based on several criteria including attendance, practice, attitude, game performance and skill.  KW Predators is a competitive volleyball environment and the teams are administered that way.  The exception to this is for Fair Play Age Groups where all players will receive meaningful playing time. 

*Playing time and related issues are encouraged to be resolved between player and coach. After such meetings, if the issue still remains then a formal meeting with the player, coach and an Executive Member will be held.*

WHAT ARE FINANCE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS?

Dues may be paid in full or on a payment schedule of 2 payments. Failure to do so will result in removal from the team.

ARE UNIFORMS INCLUDED?

Yes! Included in your Tuition are KW Predators Mizuno jerseys, bottoms, practice shirts and...

IS THERE A PRE-SEASON MEETING TO GATHER MORE TEAM INFORMATION?

Parent meetings will be conducted during the first week of practices after all tryouts have been completed. 

WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT TEAM I MADE?

Tryouts are a time for coaches to concentrate on the evaluation of players. 

Individual placement information will be communicated by Coaches during the week following each tryout.  Adjustments to rosters will be made up until the start of team practices in September.