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, 13U to 18U) 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 in the 2020 season. Specific days/times for practice blocks are likely to change.

The age ranges and dates for the tournaments in the information below have been updated for the 2020 season to allow families to plan accordingly.

13U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2008

2019 Coach: Dennis Staples
u13girls@fernievolleyball.com

2019 Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

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

2020 Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 29/Mar 1 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 21/22 – Calgary Area (middle weekend of SD5 Spring Break)
  • Cranbrook Cup – TBD Early April – Cranbrook
  • Provincials – April  18/19 – Edmonton Area

14U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006

2019 Coach: Maren Esch
u14girls@fernievolleyball.com

2019 Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

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

2020 Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 1/2 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – Feb 29/Mar 1 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #3 – Mar 21/22 – Edmonton Area (middle weekend of SD5 Spring Break)
  • Cranbrook Cup – TBD Early April – Cranbrook
  • Provincials – April  18/19 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 7-10 – Abbotsford (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

15U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2004 to Dec 31, 2005

2019 Coach: Andrea Reed
u15girls@fernievolleyball.com

2019 Practice Times (First Practice – Sun Jan 6th)

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

2020 Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 22/23 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 14/15 – Calgary Area (1st weekend of SD5 Spring Break)
  • Premier #3 – April 4/5 – Edmonton Area
  • Provincials – May 2/3 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 13-19 – Edmonton (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

16U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2003 to Dec 31, 2004

No Team in 2019

2020 Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 22/23 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 14/15 – Calgary Area (1st weekend of SD5 Spring Break)
  • Premier #3 – April 4/5 – Edmonton Area
  • Provincials – May 2/3 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 13-19 – Edmonton (ONLY IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO – COSTS NOT COVERED IN FVC FEE)

17U/18U Womens

17U – Born Sep 1, 2002 to Dec 31, 2003
18U – Born Sep 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2002

2019 Coach: Sage Stevenson
u17girls@fernievolleyball.com

2019 Practice Times (First Practice – Mon Jan 7th)

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

2020 Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 8/9 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #2 – March 7/8 – Calgary Area
  • Premier #3 – March 28/29 – Edmonton Area (back end weekend of SD5 Spring Break)
  • Provincials – April 25/26 – Calgary Area
  • Nationals – May 13-19 – Edmonton (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 early December.
    • Teams practice twice per week for 90 to 120 minutes with most practices occurring at the Fernie Community Centre.
    • 13U 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)
    • 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U 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 2019, three FVC teams participated in Nationals.