Jr Men Indoor - Program Info

Jr Men Indoor - Program Info

The purpose of the National Junior Team is to identify, select and train a group of athletes who have potential or demonstrated international skill and experience to represent Canada at the elite level.

Athlete eligibility

All athletes MUST:

  • Be a Canadian citizen and have a valid Canadian passport.  
  • Have a passport valid until March 1st, 2020
  • Be born in 1999 or later.

Athlete identification and selection

1. Identification: Athletes will initially be identified for the Men's National Team through observation by National Team staff throughout the club, college, university and professional seasons. 

2. 2019 Junior Team Program Plan - Click here for information document

3. 2019 Junior Open Selection Camp - Click here for information document

Program plan

Phase 1 - Preparation and U21 NORCECA Pan Am Cup  (Tarapoto, Peru) 

April 28 – Arrival in Gatineau 
April 29-30 – Training Camp – Gatineau                                                            May 1 – Depart for Peru (12 athletes only will travel) - Non travelling athlete depart                        
May 2-11 - U21 NORCECA Pan Am Cup - Tarapoto, Peru                                    May 12 – Return to Gatineau 
May 12-13-14 – Break                                                                                    May 15 – Start of Phase 2 (see below) 

Phase 2 - Preparation and U21 FIVB World Championship (Manama, Bahrain) 

April 14 – Deadline for application to selection camp
May 15 – Athlete arrive for open selection camp                                              May 16 - 19 – open selection camp – Gatineau (14-16 athletes will be selected)  May 20 - July 14 – Training Camp – Gatineau                                                    July 15  – Depart for Bahrain (12 athletes only will travel) 
July 18– 27 – U21 World Championship -  Manama, Bahrain 

Financial Implications

  • Athletes will be supported financially through Sport Canada carding for a minimum of 4 months at $1060/month (D card)
  • Tuition support for the 2019-2020 academic year; Tuition support is available for courses at Canadian Universities or Colleges that are publicly supported. Other Canadian educational institutions may be considered for Tuition support on a case-by-case basis and must be pre-approved by the AAP Manager.
  • AAP will cover a carded athlete’s tuition fees up to a maximum of $5,500 per carding cycle.
  • Eligible Athletes who are attending a post-secondary institution outside of Canada are not eligible for tuition support.
  • All athletes selected to the junior team will be required to pay a $2,000 program fee/fundraising obligation. The money that is raised from these fees will be used to offset travel, training and competition costs for the program.

Contact info

For additional information please contact:

Frank Boyer: Manager, Men's National Team

E-Mail: fboyer@volleyball.ca