Toppers Volleyball Club

Toppers Volleyball Club Tryouts
2018 Season


The registration fee for 14U-18U age groups for the 2018 season is $500, which will cover the entry fee for ALL THREE Sask Cups, a home tournament and Provincials for each Toppers team as well as coach honorariums (used to pay for travel, accommodations and meals while coaching your daughters at tournaments).

The registration fee for 13U age group for the 2018 season is $400, which will cover the entry fee for BOTH Sask Cups, a home tournament and Provincials, etc..

Click here to view and print the tryout registration form. We ask that you print this form, fill it out and bring it with you on tryout day (blank registration forms will also be available at the tryouts).

We are again offering a free skills camp for all players who attend the 2018 tryouts! Dates for this free skills camp will be provided as soon as we have all the details, please check back for more information.

Funding Information

KidSport
KidSport Canada provides funding, for those who qualify, for children to participate in sports. For further information on KidSport, please visit their website at www.kidsport.ca/sk or click on the KidSport logo below to view and print their information and application.

KidSport

Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart program helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation by covering registration, equipement and/or transportation costs. Please visit their website at www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart or click on the Jumpstart logo below to view and print their information.

Jumpstart

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If you are applying for KidSport or Jumpstart funding, please apply EARLY so funds are in place by tryouts!!
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Tryout Dates
Tryouts will take place on the following two Sunday's:
* SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
* SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

Athletes are expected to attend both tryouts, however if for some reason you can't attend both tryouts please contact us and let us know so we can get the information we require.

Tryouts Location
The tryouts will be held at:
Carlton Comprehensive High School - CPAC and Red gyms
665-28th Street East

(Enter through the CPAC doors behind Frank Dunn swimming pool.)

Tryouts Times
Tryouts will be separated into groups based on what year the athletes were born.

Age classes have been expanded to include athletes born between September 1 - December 31 of the previous year. For example, athletes born between September 1, 2000 and December 31, 2000 may participate in the 16U age class OR the 17U age class.

Parents, if your daughter was born between September 1 and December 31, please have them attend the tryouts for the year they are born (below). If they are being considered for a younger age group, we will contact you and your daughter. At the time of registration, please indicate if your daughter is willing to play in the younger age group or not.

The specific times and gyms are listed below.

BOTH SUNDAYS:
Tryout Time               Year Born                  Location
10:00am-11:30am      1999*-2001              CPAC
11:00am-12:30pm      2004                         Red Gym
12:00pm-1:30pm        2002                         CPAC
1:00pm-2:30pm          2005 or later            Red Gym
2:00pm-3:30pm          2003                         CPAC


Registration Information
There will be a $10 non-refundable tryout fee for each player, this covers BOTH Sundays (as well as the FREE volleyball clinic in January)! This fee will be used to pay for the cost of expenses related to running the tryouts. Please do not include the tryout fee in your registration fee cheque!

For 14U-18U, the fee of $500 will cover the following:
For 13U, the fee of $400 will cover all of the following, with the exception of Sask Cup 3, there is no Sask Cup 3 in this age group.

 * Volleyball Canada/SVA affiliation fee
 * player injury insurance
 * TWO team jerseys players keep
 * entry fee to one home tournament
 * entry fee to three Sask Cups *new in 2017
 * entry fee to Provincials
 * medical supplies
 * coaches travel expenses
 * portion of beach membership *new in 2017
Please make cheque payable to PA TOPPERS

The full registration fee ($400 for 13U and $500 for 14U-18U) MUST be paid either by cash or non-post-dated cheque at the time of registration to ensure all players have insurance prior to their first practice/game. If you are applying for KidSport or Jumpstart funding, please ensure you apply as early as you possibly can. The club has a policy that registration fees must be paid at the time of registration and unfortunately we will not make any exceptions to this policy.

The registration fee does NOT cover entry fees for additional tournaments, team warm-ups or any travel expenses for players. Additional fees will vary as determined by the coach and parents at the first team meeting and will cover costs such as warm up clothing and additional tournaments (beyond the cost of the four included in the registration fee). Any players that do not make a team will have their registration fee returned (excluding the $10 tryout fee).

Click here to view and print the tryout registration form. We ask that you print this form, fill it out and bring it with you on tryout day (blank registration forms will also be available at the tryouts).

The registration form requires height in centimeters. For a conversion chart, click here.

If you cannot attend one or more tryout, or if you have any questions about Toppers in general please contact Toppers Volleyball. Please include the tryout number if the athlete has already obtained one.

Once teams are selected, there will be NO REFUNDS!

For more registration details please click here or contact: Toppers Volleyball.


Tryout Information

What do you need to bring to tryouts?
* $10 cash tryout fee (keep this separate from registration fee!)
* court shoes
* gym wear
* water bottle
* a photocopy of your health card (proof of age required for Provincials)
* registration form (ensure the parent has signed the form!)
* for 14U-18U athletes, $500 registration fee (payable to PA TOPPERS)
* for 13U athletes, $400 registration fee (payable to PA TOPPERS)

Tryout criteria
The coaching staff will be looking for coachable athletes who have a great work ethic and want to learn to be better players and teammates. Athletes will be evaluated for their overall athletic ability and level of volleyball skills as follows:
Attitude/Work Ethic: Players who are positive and eager to learn. Your learning curve is very important to us!
Athletic Ability: Players with the ability to learn and perform skills.
Position: In the 15U-18U age groups, players will be evaluated for their ability and potential to fill specific positional needs (setter, outside hitter, middle blocker, opposite hitter, libero).

How to Impress the Coaches
* Be among the first to arrive in the gym and to help set up nets and equipment.
* Be among the first to line up for drills.
* Look the coach in the eye when he/she speaks to you or to your group.
* Strive to take instructions and execute the skill as asked. Success is not just measured by your ability to hit or serve over the net. More importantly, do you try to execute the skill properly - this means you are coachable.
* Be among the first to help take down the nets and put away equipment.

How are teams selected?
Tryouts are divided into separate age categories, simply to keep the numbers more manageable during both Sunday tryout dates. For example, the 13U tryout is held separately from 14U tryout, but the 14U teams may be selected from BOTH of these tryout camps. The same applies to the 15U and 16U age groups, etc..

Our 13U teams will play triple ball and will focus on learning overall sports skills and to introduce and begin to develop basic volleyball skills.

Our 14U teams will focus on learning to play the game with an emphasis on skill building and learning to play team volleyball.

The 13U-14U age groups have a "fair play" rule, which means all twelve players on the roster will start either the first set or second set of a match. There are no substitutions allowed so this will guarantee that all athletes will play.

Our 15U/16U/17U/18U teams will be be focused more towards tactics and overall performance of the game.

PA Optimist Toppers coaches attempt to ensure all athletes on their teams receive appropriate court time, however, equal playing time on an En Fuego or Esprit team is not guaranteed. Every athlete is given an equal opportunity to train and develop as a player.

All teams will be selected as follows:

En Fuego will consist of the top twelve high performing athletes who will practice 2-3 times per week, which includes strength and conditioning training as determined by their coach. Teams will practice from January to April/May and will attend a number of out of town tournaments, Provincials and possibly Nationals (depending on location).

Esprit will consist of the next twelve high performing athletes who will practice 2-3 times per week, including strength and conditioning training as determined by their coach. Teams will practice from January to April and will attend a number of out of town tournaments as well as Provincials.

Cascata, Fuerza and Peligro teams will be chosen from the remaining athletes to create a balance of developmental teams. These teams will practice 1-2 times per week from January to April and will attend at least three tournaments during the club season.

We make every effort to ensure every girl makes a team, however we also rely on volunteers to coach and if we don't have enough coaches, we may not be able to place each player on a team.


Team Practice Information
Practice days and times will be determined AFTER the teams have been selected as determined by their coach. If you have other activities that your daughter is involved in, please indicate those activities, along with the days of the week and time of these activities on the Toppers registration form when you register your daughter at tryouts.


Toppers GALA!
Check back for information on our Toppers GALA to be held at the end of the 2018 season!!!


Interested in coaching??
If you are interested in coaching, please visit our "Coaches Corner" page.


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