Programs

Competitive Teams

Updated November 25, 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 expressing interest to tryout. 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 Girls
  • 15/16U Boys
  • 17/18U Boys

If interest is high enough during tryouts and we can find coaches and enough facilities/gym access we may consider running additional teams.  We are still determining if we have interest enough (and coaching/facilities available) to run additional boys teams for the 2023 season.

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, 17U & 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 (some could be in Red Deer for 2023).
    • 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.

All information below has been updated for the 2023 season!

13U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2011

Head Coaches: Bruce Nelson

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Thursday, Jan 5th)

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

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Mar 11/12 – Calgary
  • Premier #2 – Apr 1/2 – Calgary
  • Provincials – April  29/30 – Calgary

14U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2008 to Dec 31, 2009

Head Coaches: Andrea Reed

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Thursday, Jan 5th)

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

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 11/12 – Calgary
  • Premier #2 – Mar 11/12 – Calgary
  • Premier #3 – Apr 1/2 – Red Deer (Div 1/2) or Calgary (Div 3+)
  • Provincials – April  29/30 – Edmonton
  • Nationals – May 11-14 – Winnipeg, MB (Additional $)

15U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008

Head Coach: Al Trkulja

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Thursday, Jan 5th)

  • Sundays – 2:00-4:00PM – Fernie Secondary
  • Thursdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Jan 28/29 – Calgary
  • Las Vegas Classic – Feb 18-20 – Las Vegas (Additional $)
  • Premier #2 -Feb 25/26 – Red Deer (Div 1/2) or Calgary (Div 3+)
  • Premier #3 – Mar 18/19 – Edmonton (Div 1/2) or Calgary (Div 3+)
  • Provincials – Apr 15/16 – Edmonton
  • Nationals – May 18-21 – Regina (Additional $)

16U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2007

Head Coach: Cari Munro

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Tuesday, Jan 3rd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Fernie Secondary
  • Tuesdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Max Turyk (UPDATED TIMING)
  • Thursdays – 6:00-8:00PM – Community Ctr

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Jan 28/29 – Calgary
  • Premier #2 – Feb 25/26 – Edmonton (Div 1/2) or Calgary (Div 3+)
  • Premier #3 – Mar 18/19 – Red Deer (Div 1/2) or Calgary (Div 3+)
  • Provincials – Apr 15/16 – Calgary
  • Nationals – May 10-13 – Calgary (Additional $)

17U Girls

Born Sep 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2006

Head Coach: Dennis Anderson

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Tuesday, Jan 3rd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Fernie Secondary
  • Tuesdays – 4:00-6:00PM – Max Turyk (UPDATED LOCATION)
  • Wednesdays – 5:45-7:45PM – Community Ctr

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

  • Premier #1 – Feb 4/5 – Calgary
  • Las Vegas Classic – Feb 18-20 – Las Vegas (Additional $)
  • Premier #2 – Mar 4/5 – Calgary
  • Premier #3 – Mar 25/26 – Edmonton
  • Dinos BOTW (If Invited) – Mar 31-Apr 2 – Calgary (Additional $)
  • Provincials – April 22/23 – Edmonton
  • Nationals – May 13-16 – Calgary (Additional $)

15/16U Boys

Born Sep 1, 2006 to Dec 31, 2008

Head Coach: Jim Tosh

Assistant Coaches: TBD

2023 Practice Times (Starts Tuesday, Jan 3rd)

  • Sundays – 4:00-6:00PM – Max Turyk
  • Tuesdays – 4:00-6:00PM – Community Centre

2023 PLANNED Schedule of Tournaments

    • Premier #1 – Jan 28/29 – Red Deer
    • Premier #2 – Feb 25/26 – Edmonton
    • Premier #3 – Mar 18/19 – Calgary
    • Provincials – Apr 15/16 – Red Deer
    • Nationals – May 11-14 – Edmonton (Additional $ – IF TEAM CHOOSES TO GO)

17/18U Boys – TEAM WILL RUN VIA HAVC (ELKFORD) – CONTACT havcboys@gmail.com