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2023 Offer Letters - Tryouts completed on Sunday Nov 27, 2022

Offer letters will start going out later this week for the 13U/14U tryouts that occurred on Sunday Nov 27.  Offer letters, by team, will/may not arrive at the same time.   Please wait until Dec 9th to inquire about offer letters via email to youthadmin@kamvolleyball.ca.   DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY to individuals/coaches.

Offer letters will be sent to the email address used on ykaNOW when you created the account/registered your athlete for tryouts.  

Offers will go out first to the 'AA' teams followed by the 'A' teams.  Those that were not selected to a team will receive an email with other program information.

Important Reminders:

  1. Offers remain open until 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date. Once an offer has been presented to an athlete, a club cannot rescind that offer until after 6:00pm on the Offer Signing Date.

  2. Athletes cannot be pressured to accept an offer.

  3. Offers expire at 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date.

  4. Offers made after 6:00pm PST on the Offer Signing Date cannot be rescinded for a minimum of 24 hours.

KVA is looking at create a Train and Play program/House League for those were not placed on a team.  This will allow individuals to continue to develop and build on their current skillset for next season in high school or club.  

More information will follow once all tryouts are completed.

12U Community Program (formerly Atomic)

Registration is now open for the 12U Community Program (formerly Atomic) at ykanow.ca.  

Tryouts scheduled for Sunday December 11th from 9:00am-11:00am at Pacific Way Elementary School.

Overview

The Community Program is a great tool for teaching children the basics of the sport and getting them ready for the more complex 6 on 6 game when they are older.

As a companion program to Volleyball Canada’s successful Elementary Program, the Community Program continues to build on these concepts. This program focuses on fair play, skill development, teamwork and most of all a rewarding game-play experience. Its larger goal is to develop a passion for the sport in the younger players of the game!

The Community Program can be incorporated into any physical education class, volleyball club or community program. It incorporates principles established in the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) athlete development model for Learn to Train Stage athletes. 

2023 Club Tryouts

Registration is now open at ykanow.ca.  Please review the 2023 VC Age Categories to ensure your athlete is in the correct session.

Tryouts are at TCC Middle/North Courts.

If your athlete is not able to attend one or both of the respective sessions please send an email to youthadmin@kamvolleyball.ca with the athletes complete name and age category.

ALL INQUIRIES should be directed to youthadmin@kamvolleyball.ca. 

DO NOT sent inquiries to individuals.

Sunday Nov 27
08:30 – 10:00 – U13 Girls AND 13:00 – 14:30 – U13 Girls
10:00 – 11:30 – U13/14 Boys AND 14:30 – 15:45 – U13/14 Boys
11:30 – 13:00 – U14 Girls AND 15:45 – 17:00 – U14 Girls

Sunday Dec 4
08:30 – 10:00 – U15 Girls AND13:00 – 14:30 – U15 Girls
10:00 – 11:30 – U15/16 Boys AND 14:30 – 15:45 – U15/16 Boys
11:30 – 13:00 – U16 Girls  AND 15:45 – 17:00 – U16 Girls

Monday Dec 5
18:00 – 20:00 – 17/18 Girls
18:00 – 20:00 – 17/18 Boys

AGM

AGM Meeting is October 2nd, 2022!! 7pm-8:30pm at Sports Coucil!

KVA PACK Train & Play - 2022

1x week 'drop-in' style program.  Drills and Games determined by the numbers that show up each session.

Whos pumped for Thursdays Youth Beach Train and Play!!!!!!

Link to register:

https://www.ykanow.ca/.../kamloops-volleyball-association/

KVA Team Stores are now live. Look for the emails through your coaches.

KVA Team Stores are now live. Look for the emails through your coaches.

Return to Play - Feb 01, 2022

Excerpt from Province of BC Website

Starting February 1, all child and youth sport tournaments are allowed for people 21 years or younger. Tournament requirements include:

  •   Masks required indoors when not actively participating in a sport

  •   Proof of vaccination required for all spectators (12+) and all non-employee tournament support

    people like parents, coaches and volunteers

  •   50% spectator capacity

    Adult sport tournaments are not allowed. Tournaments are single or multi-day events where 3 or more teams compete against each other outside of regular league play. This restriction does not include:

    •   A gathering where adult team members compete individually against each other

    •   A gathering where the result will decide if an adult team will advance to play in a national or international competition

VolleyballBC

We are still awaiting any further details from viaSport BC but we wanted to communicate with you as soon as possible with what this means for volleyball:

  •   The club competition events that are currently scheduled for February 2022 (OK Regional Events) will go ahead without any change. There will be no changes to the format, organization, or event details.

  •   From March onward, we will be working to bring together teams in larger formats and from multiple regions. More information will be shared as soon as we have had the opportunity to rework our plans. Thank you for your patience while we get this work done.

  •   Effective February 1, 2022, clubs may organize their own play days.

  •   The vaccination card system has been extended until June 30, 2022. At this time, proof of vaccination is still required for adults supporting youth sport. Outlined in the Appendix to this note is a reminder of our requirements for proof of vaccination at Volleyball BC Indoor programs and competitions. This will be enforced at all of our club events until public health guidance changes.

2022 Team Selection/Offer Letters

**Our apologies, there was an administrative error in notifying the 13UB and 14UB by Dec 15.  That has since been addressed and notifications will be sent shortly.**

Offer letters will be sent by email* between Sunday Dec 12th and Dec 15th, 2021.  Teams from the same age group may not receive an email at the same time.  Your patience is appreciated.

1. Please do not email inquiries regarding team selection until AFTER Dec. 17th, 2021. 

2. ALL INQUIRIES are to be sent to youthadmin@kamvolleyball.ca.  Do not send inquiries to any other @kamvolleyball.ca address.

*email address entered during registration will be used. 

Additional Notes:

Athlete fees are being finalized on Saturday Dec 11th.  Part of the delay was  receiving the competition schedule, venues  and fees on Wed Dec 8th.

2022 season runs from Jan 4, 2022 to May 24, 2022 depending on age group and tournaments.

Mandatory Parent/Coach meetings will be scheduled by the coach(es) BEFORE Jan 04, 2022

Practice times will be shared wth the respective teams once we finalize gym rental/times.

COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination (POV)

UPDATED: as of Nov 17, 2021

Players aged 22+ years 

Must show proof of vaccination to play indoor volleyball. 

Do not have to show proof of vaccination to play outdoor volleyball.

Players aged 21 years and younger

Do not have to show proof of vaccination to play indoor or outdoor volleyball in a youth program. Must show proof of vaccination if they are aged 12+ years and are participating in an adult sport  program or event.

Leaders and  

Supervisors of Indoor Youth Sport 

Proof of vaccination is required for all supervisors (12+ years) who supervise

or assist with indoor youth sports. Supervisors refer to a person leading,

supporting or assisting a sport activity,  but who is not working as an

employee.  

Proof of vaccination is required for individuals receiving “honorarium” for leading, supervising or assisting with a program.”

Proof of vaccination is not required for employees working in sport activities or programming in their employment capacity. Note: some organizations may also have implemented their own policies for employees to require proof of vaccination as part of the terms of their employment. 

Spectators aged 12+ years

Must show proof of vaccination to watch indoor volleyball. This relates to

spectating practices,  games, and tournaments, whether ticketed or non-

ticketed. 

Do not have to show proof of vaccination to watch outdoor volleyball. 

The exemption for events under 50 people is no longer in place for spectators of sport.

Administering Proof of Vaccination

Organizers of events and programs must check proof of vaccination when it is required.

An organizer must not scan the QR code on a vaccine card with any tool other than a BC Vaccine  Card Verifier App.  

An organizer must not retain proof of vaccination or identification

provided by a participant, or  use it for any purpose other than to confirm

that a participant has been vaccinated, as required by  this Order.  

If an event takes place on more than one day, proof of vaccination applies on each of those days. 

With the written consent of a participant, an organizer may keep a record of the fact that the  participant has provided proof of being vaccinated – and the organizer may rely upon this record  to satisfy the requirements with respect to future participation by the participant in an event at  the same place. Do not keep a copy of a person’s ID or proof of vaccination QR code.

Facility Limits 

There are no capacity limits for inside events, including sport events. 

Outside events, including sport events, may have no more than 5,000

persons or 50% of the  seated operating capacity of a place, whichever

number is greater. 

There are some regional health restrictions in certain areas around the

province. When deciding which restrictions apply, always follow whichever is

strictest. 

Please follow and comply with all facility requirements regarding proof of vaccination.

Mask Use 

Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people age 5+ years. 

Outdoor Volleyball - Masks are not required on the field of play. Individuals should consider  wearing a mask during occasions that physical distancing is not possible off the field of play. 

Indoor Volleyball – Players age 5 years and older must wear a mask at all times to and from the court and while not engaging in participation. Masks may be worn or removed on the court while participating in volleyball activity. Coaches, referees and staff/volunteers must wear a mask at all times to and from the court and while not engaging in participation. We strongly recommend that coaches, referees, and staff/volunteers continue to wear mask even while participating on-court. 

 

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    Volleyball Shoe Bank

    Volleyball Shoe Bank (VSB)  is an initiative by a current KVA Pack athlete and it's purpose is to collect and re-distribute athletic volleyball shoes by matching gently-used or outgrown court shoes with feet that need them.

    Please consider donating.  A drop-box will be available at Try-outs on Nov 28 and Dec 5.

    WHAT to Donate:

    • Gently-used / outgrown court shoes that are still suitable for wear
    • Use an elastic or tie the shoelaces to keep the shoes together.

    About the athlete, Ella.

    I am a grade 12 student at SKSS, and am a competitive volleyball player who plays at the Team BC level. Having been supported in my volleyball journey by the Kamloops Volleyball Association, it is important for me to be able to give back to our town’s athletic programs.  Especially in a smaller town, finding a way to pursue my passion with limited resources has had its challenges, including how to access gear more affordably. I wanted to offer support to young athletes in my community; so, I founded the Volleyball Shoe Bank (VSB). 

     Please check out the Volleyball Shoe Bank on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2548096838656286 

    • Boys 14U Black at Provincials

    KVA Pack

    Weclome to our new online presence.  Please bare with us as we migrate from our old system and update with new details.

     

    The Kamloops Volleyball Association (KVA) comprises of a youth program (KVA PACK) and Adult program.  KVA PACK is committed to providing a sport environment that is athlete-centred and which is characterized by open, clear communication and honesty, fairness and mutual respect. Being a member of the KVA has many benefits and privileges. At the same time, athletes, coaches and parents are expected to fulfil certain responsibilities and obligations including complying with KVA's and Volleyball BC’s policies, rules and regulations. These rules and regulations were developed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

    The functions of the KVA PACK include: 

    1. Providing an opportunity for players and coaches who enjoy volleyball to participate in a quality male or female program beyond the traditional school season.

    2. Assisting players to reach their goals and to bring players who are pursing an elite level an opportunity to achieve their goals. 

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