Toppers Volleyball Club


Information
PA Toppers is dedicated to technical skill development for female athletes in Prince Albert and area. We serve approximately 135 athletes per year, ages 11 through 18. The philosophy and goal of this club is to aid athletes in attaining the highest level of volleyball skill through training, teamwork and dedication. Toppers will provide an atmosphere that reflects good values and teach lifelong skills through sport.

The club is run completely by volunteers. The number of teams formed is dependent on the number of coaches that volunteer their time as well as the number of players that tryout for the various teams. The benefit of joining the club, in addition to improving your volleyball skills, is to meet new friends from other schools and towns.

Toppers prides itself on being able to keep our registration fees at a very reasonable rate. This is possible because of the generosity of Prince Albert Optimist Club (please click on the logo below to visit their website).

Optimist

Toppers would also like to thank Source for Sports in Prince Albert for their sponsorship:

Source for Sports

The Toppers have, for many years, been registered members of the Sask Volleyball. Please click on the logo below to visit their website.

SVA

If we can provide any further information please click on the 'Contact us' link at the top of this page and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for looking and we hope to see you on the court!

History
The Toppers Volleyball club was started in 1982 by school teacher Howard Gange who wanted to better develop the high school volleyball program. The club started out with 1 Midget team and grew over the years to at one point consist of 13 teams in the Bantam (14 & under), Midget (16 & under) and Juvenile (18 & under) categories. At one time Toppers included boy's teams, but they have gone on to form their own club.

Our program runs from January until the end of April or early May, with tryouts being held in December. Our coaches usually hold practices once or twice per week.

Carlton and St. Mary's have traditionally been competitive at high school provincials and both teams usually place well at high caliber tournaments within Saskatchewan and out of province. The majority of senior high school team players have improved their skills by playing in the Toppers program.

Nationals
Our 15U En Fuego and Cascata teams travelled to Regina in May, 2017 to compete in the 15U Nationals West. En Fuego finished 29th and Cascata finished 83rd out of 96 teams at the event.

Also in 2017, our 17U En Fuego team competed at the 17U National tournament in Edmonton finishing 21st out of 88 teams.

Accomplishments at Provincials
All of our teams compete in Provincials and have had some great results in recent years. Our 14U En Fuego team has captured the Provincial title in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 and our 16U En Fuego team captured a provincial title in 2016 and 2017. Our 14U En Fuego team brought home 2017 bronze and our 17U En Fuego team brought home a silver in 2017.


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