Who is Action Volleyball and where are they based?
Action Volleyball is a non-profit organization who have been offering volleyball training in the Burnaby area since 2008. All coaches and administrators are unpaid volunteers. Our program gymnasium locations include: BCIT, Burnaby Mountain Secondary, Royal Oak Community Church, Suncrest Elementary, Inman Elementary School, Fraser River Middle School, and Ecole Qayqayt Elementary School.
What age groups do you serve?
Action offers Atomic development programs to boys and girls aged 9-12 years. Our Train and Play and House League programs are offered to girls aged 12-17 years old. Dependent on coaching and gym resources available, we offer club teams for 13U-17U.
Who Coaches Action Programs and Teams?
All our coaches are volunteers who are passionate about volleyball! All coaches are required to follow the Volleyball BC Coaches’ Code of Conduct and also submit a cleared criminal record check.
A program I would like to participate in is full, can I be added to the waitlist?
Yes. Please purchase the WAITLIST item in our shop and you will be added to the waitlist. You will be notified by email if a spot opens up. If you do not register and pay before the deadline set in the notification, we will offer the spot to the next athlete in line.
What is your refund policy?
We offer refunds for our development programs, minus the cost of sessions attended and a $25 administrative processing fee. All refund requests should be sent to: Admin@actionvolleyball.com. If a program has not yet begun, you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 administrative processing fee. We do not offer refunds on tryout fees or club team registration fees.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Email the Action Volleyball Club for more information at: Admin@actionvolleyball.com.
When are club team tryouts?
Open tryouts to be selected to a club team take place in late November/early December. Players must sign up for their division according to birth year (not grade). Check the Tryouts page for further information and instructions on how to register.
Do I need to pre-register for tryouts? How do I register?
Yes, you should pre-register for tryouts through our website. This will make the sign in process at tryouts much smoother so that we can begin on time. Tryout fees are non-refundable.
You must create an account on our website and update your profile with athlete information. Each athlete must have their own unique account with a different email address. Do not sign up using the parent name. Once your account is created, you can visit our Shop and add tryouts to your Cart and proceed to checkout.
What is the tryout procedure? How do athletes know they are selected?
Athletes will be assigned a registration number. After the first tryout, there will be a list of registration numbers posted to the Action Volleyball website the same night of the first tryout. These athletes are invited to attend the callback tryout for their age group. After the call back tryout, Action coaches will be in contact via phone call/e-mail. If athletes wish, they may decline a spot right away. Athletes may also express their interest, but must confirm acceptance by the signing deadline set by Volleyball BC. Verbal acceptance after the signing deadline will be considered a binding commitment.
Do you early sign athletes?
Volleyball BC put in place the Early Signing option as a way to promote loyalty within clubs. The number of athletes we will early sign depends on the age group and will vary from 1-6 athletes. All athletes who are early signed are still expected to register for and attend tryouts.
Can I try out for a different age group?
You may “play up” an age group, but you will have to pay tryout fees for each age class you try out for. Besides this exception, we do not allow athletes to attend other age group’s tryouts.
Do I have to attend both the first tryout and callback?
It is to your advantage to be at every tryout and callback tryout (if you have been called back). Not only do you get to show the coaches your skills, but you will also receive valuable additional training! If you foresee a conflict, let Action know as soon as possible. You must attend the first tryout unless there are extreme circumstances, approved by club administration. If we do not receive notification that you are not able to attend the callback, we will assume you are no longer interested in trying out for Action.
What do I need to bring to tryouts?
You must pre-register online and pay the registration fee prior to the first tryout. Athletes will not be permitted to tryout without the registration fee paid. Bring your volleyball gear (water bottle, knee pads, ankle braces etc). You must also bring a completed Registration Form. Unlike previous years, athletes who played for a different club last year, need not provide athlete release forms.
When do Club teams play and practice?
Club Volleyball season runs from January to April/May. Practices run weekday evenings and tournaments run on weekends. All teams play in the Regional Tournament and in the BC Provincial Championships in April/May. See individual team pages for practice and tournament schedules.
My daughter participates in school teams and other extracurricular activities. Can she still play for Action?
Yes. Our club teams practice twice a week. You must attend at least 1.5 of these practices consistently throughout the season. Any conflict should be discussed with your coach before committing to the club season.
How much are team fees and what do fees include?
Team fees depend on age category and can range from $600-$900 per athlete, per season. The fees cover cost for gym rentals, equipment (balls, nets), team jersey, team warm up gear, tournament fees and Volleyball BC membership. Fees do not include travel cost to out of town tournaments (transport, hotel, food, coaches hotel, ferry etc). Coaches will discuss travel costs at the first team meeting to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Will you require parent volunteers? What is expected of me as a parent?
Each team will require a parent (or a team of parents) to take on the role of Team Manager. The expectations should be discussed with the Head Coach at the start of the season, but duties may include: communicating information to the parent group, organizing carpools, organizing food at tournaments, registering for extra tournaments, and making travel arrangements. We also expect parents to help scorekeep and call lines at tournaments. At the 13U level, they require every team to provide a ball tosser for each match. If one parent is not able to commit to the responsibility of being the team manager, it may be asked that a few parents team up to share the duties.
When are club fees collected?
Club fees are collected on registration night, usually mid December. It is important to attend this meeting not only to register for the club season, but to also be fitted for your Action Teamwear. Registration Night for the 2020 club season will be at VolleyballStuff on December 11, 2019.
Does Action offer any financial assistance/subsidies?
Action recommends you contact organizations such as BC Kidsport at www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia., and Jumpstart at jumpstart.canadiantire.ca., for bursaries and financial assistance. Contact us at Admin@actionvolleyball.com if you have applied for a bursary and are waiting for a response so we are aware.