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VISION Elite Volleyball Club

Program Updates

November 16, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians & Family Members of VISION Elite Athletes,

VISION ELITE VOLLEYBALL CLUB: is the high-performance program of Volleyball Winnipeg Inc. No other organization in Manitoba has more experience delivering elite club volleyball programs for girls. Our results speak for themselves, and we have never been more excited for an upcoming season than we have been for this one. Simply stated, this is the strongest field of athletes we have ever had throughout every age class. With that, we sincerely look forward to the opportunity to work with them again as soon as possible.

COVID RESPONSE: With the cancellation of all our permits this past August, we worked tirelessly to locate and reserve replacement venues. 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.

2021 CLUB VOLLEYBALL SEASON: We have designed our club volleyball program to run with two training sessions per week along with League Play on Saturdays. A third training session may be added following spring break. We will offer these on eight-week cycles with each cycle concluding with a tournament. Should the government continue with lockdowns, the cycle will be placed on hold and resume accordingly. As you might imagine, organizing programs under these conditions is more time consuming and problematic: re-scheduling all programs, ensuring instructors are still available, not to mention maintaining the enthusiasm of our athletes. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we maneuver through these changes.

EIGHT-WEEK CYCLES: With this in mind, we will not be issuing refunds. We have made a commitment to complete each eight-week cycle as planned. Therefore, any lockdown will be considered a pause in the schedule. Any VISION Elite athlete requesting a refund will be considered as withdrawing from the program and that position will be opened up to others. In brief, we expect to continue offering programs on eight-week cycles until May 2021 and we will be inviting other clubs to participate in our League as no other options have been presented on the part of Volleyball Manitoba. 

NATIONALS/PROVINCIALS: Finally, Volleyball Canada has issued information stating they expect 2021 Nationals to proceed as scheduled although registration for these events has been set back until mid-February. We are still waiting for clear instructions on the part of Volleyball Manitoba on how Provincial Championships will be managed. Since they have not outlined their program, we have opted not to register our athletes with Volleyball Manitoba until they clearly outline how Provincials will be held.

FORMATION OF TEAMS: We will now begin placing athletes on our VISION Elite teams. Once these teams are full, we will begin placing athletes on our VISION Volleyball Club teams. As stated above, this does not imply we will be registering our athletes with Volleyball Manitoba at this time as we do not intend to do so before they outline the process in which teams can participate in Provincials. 

BENEFITS OF PLAYING VISION ELITE:

•    Standardized Training: VISION Elite has developed a training program unique in Manitoba. Introduced and developed by the Club Head Coach, the development of all VISION Elite athletes is monitored within the program performance levels determined for each age class. 

•    Positional Training: Training both teams together will allow for more positional specific training.

•    Make-up Sessions: VISION Elite athletes are permitted to join the training session of other VISION Elite teams when they cannot attend one of their own practices. This is permitted until spring break.

TRAINING SCHEDULES:

U12/13s:     

  • Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm at Westdale Comm. Club, 550 Dale Blvd.
  • Thursdays from 6-8:00pm at Red River Comm. Centre, 293 Murray Ave.

U14s:         

  • Wednesdays from 6-8:00pm at Red River Comm. Centre, 293 Murray Ave.
  • Thursdays from 8-10:00pm at Red River Comm. Centre, 293 Murray Ave.

U15s:     

  • Mondays from 6-8:00pm at Lindenwoods Comm. Centre, 414 Lindenwoods Dr. West.
  • Wednesdays from 8-10:00pm at Red River Comm. Centre, 293 Murray Ave.

U16s:         

  • Tuesdays from 8-10:15pm at Sturgeon Heights Comm. Centre, 210 Rita St.
  • Fridays from 8-10:00pm at Selkirk Comm. Church, 6569 Provincial trunk Hwy 9

U17-18s:     

  • Mondays from 8-10:00pm at Lindenwoods Comm. Centre, 414 Lindenwoods Dr. West.
  • Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm at Champlain Comm. Centre, 282 Niverville Ave.

Note that we will update the status of each team on our VISION ELITE Volleyball Club page. 

Sincerely,
VOLLEYBALL WINNIPEG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Learn to Win!

VISION Elite Volleyball Club is the High Performance Development Program of Volleyball Winnipeg. All VISION Elite teams enjoy superior training from the best team of coaches in the Province. See below for Provincial Championship Results. 
 

Since 2002, VISION Elite Coaches have earned 3 National Championships
(numerous top-five finishes) and
44 Provincial Championship medals:

12 Gold; 19 Silver; 13 Bronze. 
This is by far the most of any other girls program in the province.

For complete results on VISION Elite teams see 2019 Results page.

VISION Elite Volleyball Club 2021

Vision Elite Volleyball Club is fielding teams from 12U - 18U for the upcoming 2021 season. Details of the teams offered is listed below. 

VISION offers a unique sport experience and the club philosophy can best be summarized as:

Believe in the VISION
Believe in your Club
Believe in your Team
Believe in Yourself

VISION Elite teams in 2020-2021

VISION Elite Volleyball Club is unique in its ability to offer athletes a group coaching environment. Whereas coaches in other programs are on their own to develop their athletes, VISION Elite works within a team environment with team coaches supervised by Program Head Trainers and Instructors

Athlete Recruitment and Development: Ben Solmundson

Head Instructor and Trainer: Luc Tremblay

VISION Elite U12
Born between Sept. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2009
VISION Elite fielding 1 team
 

VISION Elite U13
Born between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2008
VISION Elite fielding 2 teams
 

VISION Elite U14
Born between Sept. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2007
VISION Elite fielding 2 teams

 

VISION Elite U15
Born between Sept. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2006
VISION Elite fielding 2 teams

 

VISION Elite U16
Born between Sept. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2005
VISION Elite fielding 2 teams

 

VISION Elite U17
Born between Sept. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2004
VISION Elite fielding 1 team

 

VISION Elite U18
Born between Sept. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2003
VISION Elite fielding 1 team

Athlete Registration

Athletes who have been invited onto a VISION Elite team can register for the next cycle of training by clicking on the registration button below.

What Makes VISION Elite and VISION Volleyball Club Different

Coaching is not an easy undertaking. 

A strong practice coach must study seasonal training principals; understand fundamental skills and techniques in how to develop these skills while avoiding the incursion of bad habits; move athletes to the next level of development through the introduction of advanced technical training, not to mention a strong understanding of the sport’s systems of play.

A strong bench coach must be a strong communicator and strategist; he/she must be sensitive to the emotion of the team and that of individual athletes; master mental preparation and translate that into consistent performance in demanding environments.

Simply put, training athletes requires exceptional analytical ability with strong attention to detail while game-day coaching requires a strong communicator with proficient inter-personal skills. Finding part-time coaches who can dedicate themselves to mastering these very different sets of skills is a rare occurrence.

With twenty years of club volleyball experience in Manitoba, in 2019 VISION Elite Head Coaches came to the conclusion that the best way to provide athletes with a consistently positive club volleyball experience was to train instructors who would be uniquely responsible for training VISION Elite athletes while bench coaches would be trained separately in the strategies of the game and mental preparation. 

VISION Elite is dedicated to the continuing education of its instructors and bench coaches and, with an ever-increasing inventory of training videos, believes it has developed the strongest volleyball program in the province. Furthermore, with instructors training athletes, VISION Elite athletes always have a neutral club representative they can approach should they have issues with the team bench coaches or their roles on the team.

Love Life... Play Volleyball

The VISION Elite Volleyball Club was formed to provide athletes with  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 Elite 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 Elite teams will be trained under the supervision of a team of coaches from Club Head Coach to team coaches. The coaching staff will utilize a variety of 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 Elite 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.
 

VISION VOLLEYBALL VALUES

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.
 

BENEFITS OF PLAYING VISION ELITE

VISION Volleyball Club Goals:

  • To promote the sport of volleyball to young athletes in the Winnipeg area;
  • To improve each athlete's skill and knowledge of the game;
  • To educate each athlete on the aspects of team and individual goals;
  • To improve the confidence and self-esteem of each athlete;
  • To create a positive environment for athletes that promotes good sportsmanship and respect for others;
  • To provide an opportunity for athletes to prepare for a collegiate level of play;
  • To provide coaches with the opportunity to improve their skills through the experiences offered in coaching exceptional athletes;
  • To educate players and their parents about the rules and procedures that govern the sport of volleyball.

What people have to say about our program...

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.

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