Programs

Competitive Teams

The Fernie Volleyball Club participates as part of Volleyball Alberta’s Indoor Club program.

The goal is to have teams participate in all bigger sanctioned events called “Premiers” as well as Provincial Championships and in some cases even Volleyball Canada ‘Nationals’.

The specific makeup of teams across divisions (Girls vs Boys, U13 to U18) will be determined by coaches based on the number of athletes during tryouts. The club may not have teams in all divisions depending on the breakdown of athletes.

For the 2019 Club Season there was interest enough to form the following teams. This general information can serve as a guide to what families/athletes can expect in terms of time commitments for participation in an FVC club team next season.

U13 Girls

Coach: Dennis Staples
u13girls@fernievolleyball.com

Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

  • Thursdays – 3:45-5:30PM – Community Ctre
  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctre

Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – March 2/3 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 23/24 – Edmonton Area
  • Cranbrook Cup – April 6/7 – Cranbrook
  • Provincials – April  13/14 – Calgary Area

U14 Girls

Coach: Maren Esch
u14girls@fernievolleyball.com

Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

  • Tuesdays – 4:45-6:30PM – Isabella Dicken
  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctre

Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – March 2/3 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 23/24 – Calgary Area
  • Cranbrook Cup – April 6/7 – Cranbrook
  • Provincials – April  13/14 – Edmonton Area
  • Nationals – May 9-12 – Richmond, BC (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

U15 Girls

Coach: Andrea Reed
u15girls@fernievolleyball.com

Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

  • Thursdays – 3:45-5:30PM – Community Ctr
  • Sundays – 2:00-4:00PM – Community Ctre

Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 23/24 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 16/17 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #3 – April 6/7 – Edmonton Area
  • Provincials – May 4/5 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 9-12 – Edmonton (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

U17 Womens

Coach: Sage Stevenson
u17girls@fernievolleyball.com

Practice Times (First Practice – Mon Jan 7th)

  • Mondays – 7:00-9:00PM – Community Ctre
  • Wednesdays – 6:00-8:00AM – Community Ctre

Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 9/10 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 9/10 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #3 – March 30/31 – Edmonton Area
  • Provincials – April 27/28 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 8-11 – Toronto, ON (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

 

General Information – Competitive Teams

    • Season runs from early January through end of April (possibly into May if teams choose to participate in Nationals). Registration (and tryouts if numbers deem it) happen in late November or early December.
    • Teams practice twice per week for 90 to 120 minutes with most practices occurring at the Fernie Community Centre.
    • U13 and U14 teams participate in 2 ‘Premier’ tournaments as well as Provincials. We have also historically participated in a smaller tournament in Cranbrook. All tournament fees for these events are covered as part of the overall fee. Ancillary costs related to athletes or families travelling to the events are not covered. (Travel, lodging and food)
    • U15, U16, U17 and U18 teams participate in 3 ‘Premier’ tournaments as well as provincials. Same information as above about tournament fees covered but not ancillary fees related to travel.
    • The Premier and Provincials events are typically in Calgary or Edmonton (or could be in Red Deer).
    • Volleyball Canada Nationals are optional per team (starting at U14 level) and participation is decided by the individual team based on location, expenses, etc. In 2018 since Nationals were in Edmonton three of our teams decided to go.