2021 Season Information

In order to ensure we are able to run a 2021 season this year, we have had to implement many changes.

The school gyms we have practiced at in the past (DW Poppy and HD Stafford) are unable to provide their gym space for rental currently due to Covid-19, and are not able to review this change until the new year.

This is also the case for other schools & recreation centers in the Langley/Surrey/Abbotsford area.

 

Due to this, we have accepted the opportunity to participate with a few other clubs in utilizing THE VOLLEYBOX 

for practices and an in-house league.  This would mean that for the 2021 season all practices and games would be at THE VOLLEYBOX and our players would not be registered with Volleyball BC for this season. 

THE VOLLEYBOX
UNIT 104 18733 52nd Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3S 7A4

This decision was not taken lightly, and was made after many meetings / discussions. 

Our top priority was to be able to provide our existing members an opportunity to play in 2021 in a safe environment, while still adhering to the recommendations and regulation or provincial authorities.

We have tried to provide as many answers to and questions you may, so please check to see if any questions you have may be answered below.

Should you still have any questions, please reach out to us via the Contact Us page.

 

EARLY SIGNING

Will WCVC be early signing players?


Yes! We will be requesting all our players from last season to re-sign with WCVC. Emails to our players/parents from last season will be sent on Nov 7th and 8th (Saturday & Sunday) Details on how to formally accept a spot with WCVC will be linked/provided in the email.




When is the early signing deadline?


The deadline for accepting an "early-signed" position with WCVC is 12pm on Nov 15th, 2020. This means to early signing form & deposit must be completed by this time.




How much is the deposit?


For early signed players, the deposit required is $250, and will be put towards your club fees for the season.




Is the deposit refundable?


By providing the deposit and completing the early signing form, you are committing to WCVC for the 2021 season. Refunds will NOT be provided to players that change their decision after the deadline. There may be extenuating circumstances that may cause a player to not be able to participate. If circumstances end up causing a player to not be able to attend practice (e.g. scheduling conflicts), refunds will be provided. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but our intention will never be to keep money when the situation is out of a players control. Of course if we are unable to run a team, either due to lack of players, coaches or external circumstances, the deposit will be refunded.




Will players be on the same teams as last year?


When a player early-signs with a club, they are committing to the club, and not a specific team, however we will do our best to position players where they are most comfortable. For most players, they will be on the same team as the previous season, moving up 1 age category. For players that participated at an older age group than their actual age, they may request playing on a younger team if we do end up running a team at their age category. For example, if a player competed at U14 last season, but was eligible to complete at U13, they will be placed on a U15 team this season. However, if we do end up being able to run a U14 team, the player can request playing at the U14 level.





FEES & REGISTRATION

Will players be registered with Volleyball BC?


No. As we will be practicing & competing at The Volleybox, there is no additional benefit to registering with Volleyball BC. Not registering also saves players approx $150-$175+ per player for the season.




Are players still insured?


Yes, all players will have insurance for all practices and games while competing at The Volleybox.




What are club fees for the season?


Club fees will depend on how many players there end up being on each team. For a rough idea on club fees, here are some numbers based on the # of players:

  • 8 Players: Approx $875-950 per player
  • 9-10 Players: Approx $775-850 per player
  • 11-12 Players: Approx $675-750 per player
Please note: Club fees do NOT include costs for jerseys.
  • Exisitng WCVC players can re-use their jersey for this season
  • Any players requiring new jerseys (including new players) should expect a cost of $75 per jersey
  • 1 or 2 jerseys may be required, depending on the age group




What do club fees include?


  • Club Registration
  • WCVC Team Gear
    • Team Hoodie
    • Team Mask
    • Warm-up t-shirts
  • Facility Rental at The Volleybox for practices and league games
    • 2 practices a week
    • Roughly 1 game per week, with exception for holidays and gym availability
  • Insurance while practicing/competing at The Volleybox
Please note: Club fees do NOT include costs for jerseys.
  • Exisitng WCVC players can re-use their jersey for this season
  • Any players requiring new jerseys (including new players) should expect a cost of $75 per jersey
  • 1 or 2 jerseys may be required, depending on the age group




If the season is cancelled, will we receive reimbursements?


If the season is cancelled due to Covid-19, players will receive reimbursements from WCVC for their club fees, less any hard costs that WCVC must cover. (e.g. Club gear, purchased equipment, etc)





SEASON & PRACTICES

When is the season for 2021?


The indoor club season will run from the first week of January through til mid to late May, 2021.




When are practices?


Practices will be twice a week, for approx 1.5 hour time slots. These time slots may be scheduled between 4-10pm, Sunday through to Friday. Once teams are finalized, and schedules are created, we will update all players/parents on their teams time slots. We appreciate your patience during this time, as we are working with scheduling 4 clubs, with multiple teams & coaches with each club, to find a schedule that best accomodates all teams. This schedule is expected to be released by mid to late December, 2020.




When are games / tournaments?


Due to Covid-19, we will not be participating in any tournaments this season. Instead, we will be participating in the "in-house" league at The Volleybox, in which we will be able to compete with the other clubs at the same age level, and maintain our cohort numbers within government recommendations/regulations. There will be 1 game per week, taking place on Saturday or Sunday, with a few exceptions for holidays & gym availability. It will be a best of 5. (Estimated 1.5 - 2 hours) This schedule is expected to be released by mid to late December, 2020 for the season.




Can spectators watch games / practices?


Currently, no. In order to minimize risk and remain within guidelines, spectators will not be allowed to watch practices or games. The Volleybox is expecting to be able to stream all games online for spectators to watch.





TEAMS & TRYOUTS

What Teams will WCVC be running?


What teams we will be running will be heavily influenced by how many players early-sign this year, as well as coaching availability. Our priority is ensuring we can provide our existing members the opportunity to play, so we will be looking to run: 1 x U14 2 x U15 1 x U16 1 x U17 Pending coaching availability, we wil also be aiming to run teams at the U13 & U14 categories. Further details should be released towards the end of November.




How will WCVC be accepting new players?


Upon completion of the early-signing period we will be able to confirm how we will be finding new players to fill spots. If there are only a few spots to fill, we expect to be accepting online applications. Coaches will then reach out to new players to determine if they are a good fit, and to offer spots. For teams that may require multiple players, or the formation of new teams, tryout information will be provided. We expect to have further information towards the end of November. *If you would like to be kept up to date, please subscribe to our mailing list for further updates*




What positions are each team accepting applications for?


U14 - Accepting applications. Player details TBA U15 - Accepting applications. Player details TBA U16 - Accepting applications. 1 - 2 Middles 1 Power 1 Setter/Right Side 1 Libero U17 - Acception applications. 1 Middle 1 Power





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