November 12, 2020
Dear Volleyball Community,
COVID RESPONSE: With the cancellation of all our permits this past August, we have worked tirelessly to secure replacement venues so we might deliver quality volleyball programs to the community. Through this effort, we were able to provide a variety of camps, and with more than 520 athletes participating in our summer camps and approx. 350 athletes this fall, we were provided with the opportunity to develop and modify our COVID protocols to respond effectively to government regulatory obligations. Along with our introducing game play with cohorts, we believe there is no other sport organization in Manitoba with more experience delivering volleyball programs within these COVID rules. See our “COVID Response” page for detailed information.
EIGHT-WEEK CYCLES: In response to the continued disruption in sports programming, Volleyball Winnipeg has re-organized all programs, so they are now being offered in eight-week cycles. Simply stated, we have made a commitment to complete all camps and leagues within each cycle as planned. Therefore, any lockdown will be considered a pause in the schedule.
LIMITED SPACE: To control numbers in each facility according to government mandate, and in cooperation with each venue, all Volleyball Winnipeg camps and leagues will be limited to a maximum of 16 athletes per court.
REFUND POLICY: Any athlete requesting a refund will be withdrawing from the program and that spot will be opened up to others. Our expectation is to keep all programs full, so we are ready to restart immediately following a government announcement. Therefore, registration to all programs will remain open until they are sold out.
GOVERNMENT STATUS: As the government continues with lockdowns, the cycle will be placed on hold and will resume accordingly when any such lockdown is terminated. With government approval to re-start (Orange status) generally made on Fridays, a re-launch would be scheduled for the following Monday.
RESTART OF PROGRAMS: Once a government announcement is made, an official e-mail will be sent out to all registered athletes with details on the re-launch of the program. With that, we remind everyone that participation in these programs is limited and we encourage everyone to register early to reserve their spot.
ALL PROGRAMS: Volleyball Winnipeg will offer programs on eight-week cycles until June 2021 as follows:
Should you have any questions concerning our programs, please e-mail Ally directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLLEYBALL WINNIPEG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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In November 2020, Volleyball Winnipeg has decided to move ahead and start its 20th season of Youth League play!With separate Divisions, the VISION Premier League can offer your child a fun, competitive program in which to enjoy the sport of volleyball.
All games are expected to be held on Saturdays and other days may be added as needed. The program is expected to continue into the new year with sessions being offered on a eight-week interval.
Should the government continue with lockdowns, the cycle will be placed on hold and resume accordingly when the lockdown is terminated. Therefore, any lockdown will be considered a pause in the schedule and we expect to continue offering programs on eight-week cycles until April-May 2021.
The first game-day is a scrimmage day in which each team's placement will be reviewed. The season will end with a Championship Tournament.
Out of town residents welcome! We have many participants who reside outside the Winnipeg-area. Our program is not limited to Winnipeg residents.
The VISION Premier League is a fair-play environment.
Please note that teams will play with:
First started in 2001, VISION Premier League is a program offered by Volleyball Winnipeg. The organization is independent of Volleyball Manitoba and does not work with them on this or any other program.
We ask those interested in registering to follow these simple steps:
STEP 1 - REGISTER ONLINE:
Online Registration opens Friday, November 20, 2020
STEP 2 - CHOOSE YOUR DIVISION:
*All Divisions have a LIMITED number of spots available.
STEP 3 - CHOOSE YOUR PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
See below for all available practice options and select the one that best suits your schedule.
Participation in every practice venue is limited so we expect them to fill quickly. Should available practice sell out, more will be added; However, if your daughter would like to confirm her spot on a team with friends they should register early and for the same practice venue.
Regular registration fee per season: $190
*Includes team jersey
SUBSCRIBE to our VISION e-Blast newsletter to receive DISCOUNTS, FREE CAMP INFO, and up-to-date information on our upcoming camps, leagues and club information.
If you are registering more than one child for this program you are entitled to a 25% discount on additional children! The discount is automatic, however, all children must be registered at the same time in order for the system to recognize the family registration.
If a team cannot be found for your child a full refund will be provided.
For a complete overview of our refund policy and directions on how to submit a request, please visit our REFUND POLICY page.
Volleyball Winnipeg provides instructors for each available practice venue. There is no bench coaching during games. No timeouts.
Opening day on Saturday, will be a "Scrimmage Day" in which all scores will be recorded and teams may be re-tiered based on game results.
Scheduled for the eighth and final Saturday of the program, Volleyball Winnipeg reserves the right to host the event over the week-end from Friday-Sunday.
Volleyball Winnipeg will do its best to post game videos on its YouTube Channel for parents to view along with their daughter. We would like to hear from any parent who would like to register as the team's videographer, please contact Ally at: email@example.com
After testing game play this October, and with more than 520 participants during our summer camps and 350 participants so far in our fall programs, no other volleyball organization has more experience dealing with the current COVID-19 Protocols. Volleyball Winnipeg works closely with all its venues to offer a safe environment that is responsive to the current safety expectations.
All Volleyball Winnipeg COVID 19 Protocols are posted on the following page: VOLLEYBALL WINNIPEG COVID 19 RESPONSE.
Subscribe to our VISION e-Blast newsletter to receive up-to-date information on our upcoming camps, leagues and club information with online discounts.
What athletes have to say about the program ...
"Volleyball Winnipeg gives a lot of great opportunities and is a good environment for girls to learn and experience different teams and skills." - S.K.
"We had really good coaching and it was very fun to play. There also wasn’t pressure from my coaches and teammates to not make mistakes which I really liked, because I could just have fun!" - H.T.
I had so much fun and learned a lot, I also gained a ton of experience, and had fun playing games and winning and losing with my team. - S.W.
Honestly, my expectations were met, I wanted to learn how to work with a team and be a positive team player, I had a great season. I also really enjoyed having great teammates and having fun playing the sport I love. - S.F.
It was my first time playing volleyball and I really really enjoyed my time here and I loved playing with my team! - C.H.
My coaches were
good great!! I enjoyed learning to set and growing my skills with my team! - M.R.
I had a wonderful season! – S.F.
I really liked my experience playing. The coaches AND players were great! – A.D.
I am very happy with what I learned this season! I want to thank my teammates, and my coaches for helping me learn and have lots of fun! – M.C.
I had the best coaches!! I enjoyed building new friendships and meeting over crazy/fun kids like me! – H.G.
I thought the coaching and games were great! The practices were fun and I would definitely do it again! – A.B.
I thought the season was so much fun and I would love to do it again. I also really liked my team and coaches. – J.O.
At the beginning of the season I thought I’d be shy. But instead I ended up giving my all in everything I did which made me improve A LOT! – S.B.
This season I learned how to improve my control over my strength in serving and hitting. I really enjoyed having great teammates and having fun playing my favourite sport. – S.F.
View our Calendar for details on all our programs...
YOUTH LEAGUE ANNUAL BANQUET:
When: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
Where: Crescentwood Community Centre, 1170 Corydon Ave.
Note: Teams will be allocated their own tables. Pot luck event.
Awards, door prizes.
Discuss your team's participation with your coach.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!