VISION Elite athletes are selected at our annual ID Camps which are held in early December of each year. Registration for the camps begins in early October.
VISION RECRUITMENT POLICY
Any athlete interested in being considered for VISION Elite Volleyball Club should note that coaches will participate in the following camps:
We encourage any athlete interested in being considered for the program to attend one of our camps. These are great opportunities to meet coaches and other VISION athletes in a stress-free environment.
Finally, most VISION Elite team coaches will look to pre-select as many as six (6) athletes prior to the December selection camps. This process is undertaken in the months of September and October. Please note that no VISION coach will complete his team prior to the December tryouts. Therefore, every VISION team will be looking to recruit some athletes on to the team.
VISION U13 teams (Grade 7 Girls)
Born between Sept. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2006
VISION expecting to field 2 teams
Coach: Chris Sommerhalder and others TBC.
VISION U14 (Grade 8 Girls)
Born between Sept. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2005
VISION expecting to field 2 teams
Coach: Keith Richtik & Assistant Marc Piche
VISION U15 (Grade 9 Girls)
Born between Sept. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2004
VISION expecting to field 3 teams.
Coach: Emil Oquendo & Assistant Dean Pfiefer
Coach: Garry Leclerc & Co-Coach Kelly Barrault
Coach: Deirdre Khan & Assistant Shawna Conway
VISION U16 (Grade 10 Girls)
Born between Sept. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2003
VISION expecting to field 1 team.
Coach: Ben Solmundson with Assistants Evan Morris & Ruben Cervantes
VISION U13 (Grade 7 Boys)
VISION U17-18 (Grade 11-12 Girls)
VISION will not be fielding teams in these age classes in 2018-19 unless coaches step forward.
VISION Volleyball Club is the Volleyball Winnipeg Elite Development program. All VISION teams are trained under the direct supervision of the Head Coach: Luc Tremblay. See below for Provincial Championship Results.
Since its inception in 2002, WMVA clubs have earned 3 National Championships
(numerous top-five finishes) and 41 Provincial Championship medals:
11 Gold; 18 Silver; 12 Bronze.
This is by far the most of any other girls program in the province.
The VISION Elite Volleyball Club was formed to give athletes the best opportunity to play volleyball in a highly competitive environment. We emphasize the values of teamwork, self-discipline, self-motivation, good sportsmanship, and encourage all of our players to strive to be their very best. VISION coaches will deliver superior technical instruction with a focus directly on the personal growth, development and support of our young athletes. We aspire to bring a little joy and happiness to the lives of our young athletes.
All VISION teams will be trained under the direct supervision of the VISION Elite Head Coach. Athletes will learn the fundamentals of the game through sound coaching, utilizing various skill specific drills that have been developed by our head coach over the years. Athletes will also be exposed to physical conditioning requirements and mental training principles. All VISION coaches have worked hard over the years to ensure our athletes get the most out of their playing experience. Our exceptional coaching staff will provide a great opportunity for each team to excel in competition at the local and national levels.
Coaches at VISION Elite Volleyball have earned recognition for producing some of the top club athletes in the country, and past athletes can be found at colleges and universities across North America. The strength in our program is based in the development of fundamentally sound athletes, well-trained in all aspects of the game.
The mission of VISION Elite Volleyball is to be a leader in teaching, coaching and training young female volleyball athletes in all the aspects of the sport including; strong fundamentals in all volleyball skills; a sound understanding of team tactics; exposure to physical conditioning; and an introduction to mental preparation. This competitive athletic experience will enhance the social development, contribute to mental and physical health, and teach the values of teamwork, responsibility, self-discipline, and self-motivation to each athlete.
a) It’s not all about winning... Our coaches are expected to bring a little joy and happiness to the lives of our young athletes.
b) Provide superior training (visit our VISION Club Photos to see the results).
d) Our families' satisfaction is monitored at all times with the use of athlete journals and a parents’ advocate.
VISION Volleyball Club Goals:
When I first came to VISION I was not a very strong volleyball player and didn't know much about the game. That changed after about two weeks of practicing which were sometimes tough but you could tell it helped us in the long run, plus you get to know your team really well with all the team bonding our manager puts together, so there lots of fun. As the year went on my skills improved more and more, and they will continue to improve as I will go back to playing with Vision. All of my coaches were fantastic and knew tons about the game. They helped me and my team improve mentally and physically on the court. I am excited to play again for VISION this year and hope the year will be even better than last year! - D.M.
The VISION coaching was the best I have ever had! All the coaches were very willing to give you great advice! Playing with VISION has been the best time for me to improve. - A.E.
I learned a lot this season thanks to the help of my coaches. I couldn’t have asked for a better team because I truly made best friends on this team! - K.B.
We've appreciated the opportunity to work with our athletes over the past 18 years and look forward to meeting our new group this coming season.
If you want to get a better understanding of what athletes and parents have had to say about our program feel free to read a more complete representation or reviews see our "VISION Testimonials" page.