Programs

Competitive Teams

Updated September 2022

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 many cases even Volleyball Canada ‘Nationals’ and other events. (Optional)

The specific makeup of teams across divisions (Girls vs Boys, 12U to 18U) will be determined by the FVC and coaches based on the number of athletes during tryouts. The club may not have teams in all divisions depending on the breakdown of athletes.

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 in the 2023 season.

We currently have coaches lined up to support the following teams for the 2023 season:

  • 13U Girls
  • 14U Girls
  • 15U Girls
  • 16U Girls
  • 17U Women

If interest is high enough during tryouts and we can find coaches and enough facilities/gym access we may consider running additional teams.

General Information – Competitive Teams

    • Season runs from early January through end of April (into May for teams who choose to participate in Nationals). Registration (and tryouts if numbers deem it) happen in early December.
    • 13U to 15U Teams typically practice twice per week for 90 to 120 minutes.  16U+ teams may practice 3 times per week.  Most practices occur at the Fernie Community Centre, Max Turyk Community Centre and when possible Fernie Secondary.
    • 13U ‘Travel’ team(s) participate in 2 ‘Premier’ tournaments as well as Provincials.  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)
    • 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U 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.
    • Volleyball Canada Nationals are optional per team (starting at 14U level) and participation is decided by the individual team based on location, expenses, etc. In 2022, the FVC sent 4 teams to Nationals.

The age ranges, coaches and tentative dates for the tournaments in the information below have been updated for the 2023 season to allow families to consider & plan accordingly. PRACTICE TIMES REFLECT 2022 SEASON TIMES AND WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY CHANGE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

13U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2011

Head Coaches: Bruce Nelson

Assistant Coaches: TBD

LAST SEASON – 2022 Practice Times (Starts Sunday, Jan 2nd)

  • Sundays – 2:00-4:00PM – Community Ctr
  • Thursdays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 TENTATIVE Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Mar 4/5 – TBD (likely Calgary)
  • Premier #2 – Mar 25/26 – TBD
  • Provincials – April  15/16 – TBD

14U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009

Head Coaches: Andrea Reed

Assistant Coaches: TBD

LAST SEASON – 2022 Practice Times (Starts Sunday, Jan 2nd)

  • Sundays – 2:00-4:00PM – Max Turyk
  • Thursdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 TENTATIVE Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 4/5 – TBD (likely Calgary)
  • Premier #2 – Mar 4/5 – TBD
  • Premier #3 – Mar 25/26 – TBD
  • Provincials – April  15/16 – TBD
  • Nationals – May 11-14 – Winnipeg, MB (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

15U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008

Head Coach: Al Trkulja

Assistant Coaches: TBD

LAST SEASON – 2022 Practice Times (Starts Sunday, Jan 2nd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctr
  • Thursdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 TENTATIVE Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Jan 28/29 – TBD (likely Calgary)
  • Premier #2 -Feb 25/26 – TBD
  • Premier #3 – Mary 18/19 – TBD
  • Provincials – Apr 22/23 – TBD
  • Nationals – May 18-21 – Regina (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

16U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007

Head Coach: Cari Munro

Assistant Coaches: TBD

LAST SEASON – 2022 Practice Times (Starts Sunday, Jan 2nd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctr
  • Tuesdays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Ctr
  • Wednesdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 TENTATIVE Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Jan 28/29 – TBD (likely Calgary)
  • Premier #2 – Feb 25/26 – TBD
  • Premier #3 – Mar 18/19 – TBD
  • Provincials – Apr 29/30 – TBD
  • Nationals – May 10-13 – Calgary (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

17U Women

Born Sep 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006

Head Coach: Dennis Anderson

Assistant Coaches: TBD

LAST SEASON – 2022 Practice Times (Starts Sunday, Jan 2nd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Max Turyk
  • Tuesdays – 5:30-7:30PM – Max Turyk
  • Wednesdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 TENTATIVE Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 11/12 – TBD (likely Calgary)
  • Premier #2 – Mar 11/12 – TBD
  • Premier #3 – Apr 1/2 – TBD
  • Provincials – April 29/30 – TBD
  • Nationals – May 13-16 – Calgary (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)
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