Here are the tryout dates/times scheduled for the 2018 season.
Athletes aren’t required to attend both tryout blocks. They can choose a preferred time if they’d like to attend only one.
U13/U14 boys and girls
- Saturday, Dec 9th – 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Fernie Secondary School
- Sunday, Dec 10th – 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Jaffray School
- We are aware that there are some interested U13/U14 athletes that have previous commitments and won’t be able to attend either tryout dates. This isn’t a problem and please simply email email@example.com with the player’s name & DOB. Parents should include their names and contact details as well. We will contact you with information on how to register.
U15/U16 boys and girls
- Monday, Dec 4th – 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Fernie Secondary School
- Wednesday, Dec 6th – 8:00 – 10:00 pm at Sparwood Secondary School
U17/U18 boys and girls
- Tuesday, Dec 5th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Fernie Secondary School
- Thursday, Dec 7th – 8:00 – 10:00 pm at Sparwood Secondary School
- 13U – Athletes born after Sept 1, 2004
- 14U – Athletes born from Sept 1, 2003 to Dec 31, 2004 (16 months)
- 15U – Athletes born from Sept 1, 2002 to Dec 31, 2003 (16 months)
- 16U – Athletes born from Sept 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2002 (16 months)
- 17U – Athletes born from Sept 1, 2000 to Dec 31, 2001 (16 months)
- 18U – Athletes born from Sept 1, 1999 to Dec 31, 2000 (16 months)
NOTE: For Athletes 14U through 18U born in the months September through December. Athletes have a choice of which category to play in. Plan to attend the tryouts block for the age group you intend on playing in. If families are unsure about this, any questions can be directed to FVC and coaches can help.
Volleyball Canada’s Domestic Development Committee recently voted to adopt the following Age Categories for the 2018 Volleyball Canada National Championships. Rationale and recommendations: The expansion of age categories from 12 months to 16 months is due to the research provided in the LTAD 2.0 document published by the Canadian Sport for Life group. The paper lists the 10 Key Factors influencing Long Term Athlete Development, of which “Developmental Age” is listed as point #3. Page 28-30 provides generic information about Developmental Age and demonstrates the flaws of lumping athletes into their birth year for participation in sports. In short, the large physical discrepancies that can occur between youth within the same birth year create significant disadvantages for late developing male athletes and to a lesser degree, early developing females. Therefore, increasing the range of months within a competitive division gives athletes greater flexibility to choose a level that best suits their needs. Some athletes born from Sept-Dec will benefit from choosing a younger division, while other athletes who play at an advanced level would benefit from the challenge of playing up an age category. Athletes, parents and coaches should consider the short term and long term benefits of playing up or down an age category. If playing up provides the needed challenge for improvement, and there exists no significant social/emotional drawbacks in the older age category, the benefits of playing up far outweigh the drawbacks.