1.) What age group does my son/daughter belong to?
18U – born in 1999
17U – born in 2000
16U – born in 2001
15U – born in 2002
14U – born in 2003
13U – born in 2004 or later
2) How does club volleyball work?
Club volleyball season begins with tryouts in late November or early December and goes until May. Practices will begin in January.
13U-15U teams will typically practice 2 times a week while 16U-18U teams will typically practice 2-3 times per week. Teams will play in approximately 1-2 tournaments a month beginning at the end of February. Provincials will either be the last weekend of April or the first weekend of May. Practice times will be set in January.
3) What are the fees for club volleyball?
Fees for 2015 will be announced shortly. For athletes in 13U-15U, the fee will be around $500. Athletes in 16U-18U, the fee will be around $650. Travel costs for away tournaments (accommodations, food, coaches’ costs) are NOT covered in this fee. This fee goes towards gym rentals for practices, tournament fees, jerseys, equipment upkeep, and coaching development. Athletes who need financial assistance can apply to KidSport for funding.
4) Where are practices?
Air Attack holds all practices in Richmond. We will practice out of the Richmond Oval, high schools or elementary schools in Richmond. All facilities are within a 10 minute drive of the Oval.
5) What are house leagues?
House leagues are for 13U-15U girls who do not make the club teams or who cannot commit to a club team but still would like to play volleyball. House leagues will happen 1-2 times per week and will consist of some skill development and then game play.
6) How do tryouts work?
There will be 2 tryout sessions per age group. Players need to show up 30 minutes prior to the tryout where they will be assigned a number. Each age group will be evaluated by the coaches of those teams as well as other coaches within the club. The final selection will be done in consultation with the Air Attack Boys/Girls Director. Players will receive notification a few days after tryouts of a team’s interest in the player, however formal acceptance to the team will occur on December 15th (new Volleyball BC Rule).
For more information on club volleyball, house leagues, or the high school seasons, please check out our ‘Getting Started’ page or click here.