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After 18 years of competition - SynergyVBC, and after 7 years of competition - Infinity VBC has been invited to become a member of the JVA - Junior Volleyball Association. 

The JVA is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and with 1,200 clubs in Canada and the USA, it is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.

Although we will be joining the JVA, we intend to continue to offer programming and teams with the same quality and commitment that we have been happy to offer for the past 18 years. 

We will now become part of BC Youth Volleyball.

BC Youth Volleyball is formally registered as Beyond Competition Youth Volleyball, as we hope to offer kids the understanding and knowledge to be competitive in Volleyball... and Beyond.

All NEW teams under BC Youth Volleyball will be open to ALL at tryouts.

We intend to form the highest level of competitive teams based on skill level, compete level, and coach-ability. We hope to be able to offer an appropriate level of competitive teams for all who have played for Infinity or Synergy, however, all players will need to compete for positions on all of our teams.

Teams with BC Youth Volleyball may take part in the NorthWest Power League (NWPL - which is run by the JVA), which could include clubs from British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

Tryouts will be held at the end of November for all teams. First competitions likely to be held on January 5-6, 2019, so teams must be fully selected and training as quickly as possible.

All Tryout and program info will be posted on the BC Youth Volleyball Website found here: www.bcyouthvolleyball.ca

We have elected to become a JVA member club and to join the NWPL as the benefits to our clubs, coaches, and athletes, will include:

  • A league with a goal to provide High Quality competitive experiences for teams across the Northwest.
  • A foundation based on being equitable, rather than Elite focussed.
  • Competitions held in Quality Facilities
  • Certified officials at every match
  • An emphasis on Quality of Matches per day rather than quantity.
  • More liberal rules allowing for effective use of team personnel.
  • Stronger coaching resources allowing for greater development and support.
  • The ability to move players between teams if needed to justify ability, or roster requirements.
  • A format that guarantees that each match must be as competitive as possible.
  • An environment that promotes and supports Clubs, Teams, and Coaches to develop efficiently.

The Northwest Power League (NWPL) offers a unique competition format that will maximize quality competition while limiting the amount of time in the gym to 6 hours each day. This is the type of format used for National and International Competitions.

 

  1. Two - Single day event formats, maximizing matches given the travel.
  2. Quality Canadian & American competition.
  3. 12 sub unlimited (all ages)
  4. Positional Substitutions allowing for a more diverse use of an entire team.
  5. Liberos (all ages)
  6. Liberos can serve.
  7. Official Referees on every court, and for every match
  8. No roster change fees, coaching certification fees, membership fees, roster label fees allowing for easier and more cost effective team management.
  9. Teams will typically be competing against similar competition level or better. As teams develop, they have the ability to move on to compete against more competitive teams allowing for a more equitable competition environment.
  10. Volleyball BC teams for summer competition are open to anyone at tryouts. All players are still able to participate in Volleyball BC HP programs including Summer Games. Players would simply have to participate in the Volleyball BC tryout process and selections when posted by Volleyball BC.

BC Youth Volleyball will offer three different options for Club teams with the hope of allowing every athlete who tries out an opportunity to experience club volleyball at their skill and competition level. We hope to be able to offer a position to every athlete who tries out. 

It is our hope that no athlete will be "cut" from a volleyball program. Athletes not selected to specific teams will still have the option to train and compete in our House League.

Club Teams BC Youth Volleyball will likely offer for the 2019 season: 

BC Youth VB House League 

BC Youth VB House League is being created to offer opportunities to those who may not be selected, or who may not be able to commit to the scheduling requirements of Team BC Youth VB or BC Selects Youth VB teams, the ability to continue training and competition. 

Practices will be overseen and directed by Ritchie Mallari - former USports Assistant Coach, and former Women’s National Paralympic Volleyball Head Coach.

Ritchie will be assisted by club coaches, senior players, and/or adults looking to develop as a future club coach.

  • BC Youth VB House League:
    • Will train and compete in the BC Youth Volleyball House League
    • will have one practice per week.
    • training will be coached by Ritchie Mallari, ensuring that all participants are provided with the highest level of coaching during training sessions. Sessions will be assisted by local club coaches as well as senior club players who have shown interest in development as a coach.
    • are selected with 8 players max on a team. 
    • have the ability to compete in locally hosted club tournaments in Canada.
    • BC Youth House Teams may have the opportunity to participate in additional optional tournaments subject to additional costs per event. These costs will be divided by the 8 players forming a particular team. For example, if the team wanted to participate in a tournament that costs $200, the entry fee would be divided by 8 players, so each player would be billed an additional $25 for that particular event.
    • Players on our BC Youth House League Teams have the ability to be selected to compete with Team BC teams that participate in the Northwest Juniors Memorial Day Classic - if needed.
      • The Northwest Juniors Memorial Day Classic held in the Seattle area. This event is a 2 day tournament offering the equivalent matches as a 3 day tournament. We will be conducting a wine raffle to help offset the cost for this event. The historic cost for this event has been $175-200 for the 2 day tournament.
  • We anticipate on running the following number of BC Youth VB House League teams (if needed):
    • 4-8 - U10-U12 teams
    • 4-8 - U13 teams
    • 4-8 - U14 teams
    • 4 - U15 teams
  • The anticipated regular club season cost per team will be around: $500 for the 16 week season. This includes:
    • Warm Up gear
    • Uniform
    • Admin and Registration Fees
    • Head Coach Honorarium
    • Registration into 3 hosted playdays
    • 1 practice per week
    • Insurance
    • Teams may have the opportunity to participate in additional optional tournaments subject to additional costs per event.


Team BC Youth VB Teams 

Team BC Youth VB's focus is to offer Competitive Development training and competition to all who are selected. 

Players will be selected from tryouts once the BC Selects Youth VB teams have been selected. Players selected to BC Selects Youth VB teams but not choosing to participate in the BC Selects Youth VB program due to schedule concerns, or commitment level will also be offered a position on a Team BC Youth VB teams. 

  • Team BC Youth VB Teams:
    • have the ability to compete in locally hosted club tournaments both in Canada and Internationally.
    • are selected with 10-12 players on a team. 
    • will typically have one to two practices per week+ the ability to train with other Team BC teams for additional training.
    • are capable of participating in the NWPL as well as local club hosted events at and additional cost (TBD).
    • Teams may have the opportunity to participate in additional optional tournaments subject to additional costs per event. These costs will be divided by the 10-12 players forming a particular team. For example, if the team wanted to participate in a tournament that costs $200, the entry fee would be divided by 10-12 players, so each player would be billed an additional $16-20 for that particular event.
    • Team BC Youth VB Teams will end their season at the Northwest Juniors Memorial Day Classic held in the Seattle area. This event is a 2 day tournament offering the equivalent matches as a 3 day tournament. We will be conducting a wine raffle to help offset the cost for this event. The historic cost for this event has been $175-200 for the 2 day tournament.
      • Alternatively, Team BC Youth VB Teams may choose to compete in the Emerald City Classic held at the University of Washington & the Academy Sports Center over the American Long Weekend in May. This is one of the Premier Events offered on the West Coast. We will be conducting a wine raffle to help offset the cost for this event. The historic cost for this event has been $250-275 for a 3 day tournament.
  • We anticipate on running the following number of Team BC teams(if needed):
    • 1 - U12 team
    • 1 - U13 team
    • 1 - U14 team
    • 1 - U15 team
  • The anticipated regular club season will run for 16 week season and includes:
    • Warm Up gear
    • Uniform
    • Admin and Registration Fees
    • Head Coach Honorarium
    • participation in Local Club Playdays or Tournaments (5x$175)
    • 1-2 practices per week
    • Insurance


BC Selects Youth VB Teams

BC Selects Youth VB Teams offer High Performance (Post Secondary Style) training and competition to all who are selected. 

It is expected that the BC Selects Youth VB teams selections will be open to any player wishing to try out. Teams will be selected to be as competitive as possible.

Players selected must be available for competition Jan 5-6, Feb 2-3, Mar 2-3, (and May 25-27, 2019 for the Emerald City Classic).

Additionally, BC Selects Youth VB teams will compete in the Emerald City Classic held at the University of Washington & the Academy Sports Center over the American Long Weekend in May (May 25-27, 2019). This is one of the Premier Events offered on the West Coast. We will be conducting a wine raffle to help offset the cost for this event.

  • BC Selects Youth VB Teams:
    • have the ability to compete in Major Invitational Tournaments both in Canada and Internationally.
    • are selected with 12 players on a team. This allows for a high level training environment resulting in healthy competition at every practice.
    • will typically have a minimum of two practices per week+ ability to train with other BC Selects teams for additional training..
    • will participate in the NWPL as well as local club hosted events.
    • may have the option to add the Volleyball BC Super Series Format and Provincials (at an additional cost pending coaching credentials)
  • We anticipate on running the following number of BC Selects Youth VB teams(if needed):
    • 1 - U14 team
    • 1 - U15 team (possibly 2 if quality of players and coaches warrant the need)
    • 1 - U16 team (possibly 2 if quality of players and coaches warrant the need)
    • 1 - U17/18 team

  • The anticipated regular season cost will run for 22 week season. This includes:
    • Warm Up gear
    • Uniforms
    • Admin and Registration Fees
    • Head Coach Honorarium
    • Registration into 3 local club or university hosted events (3)
    • Minimum of two practices per week + ability to train with other BC Selects Youth VB teams for additional training.
    • Insurance
  • Additional Season Cost - NWPL(Northwest Power League travel costs):
    • NWPL travel costs include Accommodation and Transportation.
      • Cost to be finalized once full accommodations and travel expenses have been secured.

  • Option to add the Volleyball BC Super Series Format and Provincials (at an additional cost) based on each teams’ ability to commit and the coach having the necessary credentials to coach:
    • U14 & U15 Teams would be required to compete in Regionals ( held April 13 &14) and Provincials (held May 3-5)
      • Additional cost for adding Regionals, Provincials, VBC Registrations and coaching requirements will be finalized and be based on 12 players.
    • U16 Teams would be required to compete in 3 Superseries (2 of which are likely road trips and held during Spring Break) and Provincials(held May 3-5)
      • Additional cost for adding 2 Road Trip Superseries, 1 local Superseries,  Provincials, travel costs, VBC Registrations and coaching requirements will be finalized and be based on 12 players.