The Excellence Program (National and Regional) develops the next generation of leaders in the volleyball community, who exemplify excellence both off and on the court.
Our mission is to recruit and develop athletes across the country through excellent coaching and invested support staff.
The National Excellence Program ("NEP" formerly the FTP) and the Regional Excellence Program ("REP" formerly the VCCE) are specifically designed to prepare volleyball athletes to take their game to the next level.
In partnership with high schools, provincial associations, colleges and universities, and funding partners, the Regional Excellence Program (REP) is based on an integrated sport performance environment, including a number of services to complement high performance athlete development. Physical assessments, testing, video analysis, integrated strength and conditioning are part of the program offered by Volleyball Canada. Working with leading experts in nutrition, sport psychology, and athlete development, programs ensure cutting edge athlete training.
Focusing on committed club, high school as well as regional, provincial, and nationally recognized athletes (Grade 8-12), each person will benefit from the training received in his/her program. Training is based specifically on individual skill development. A low coach to athlete ratio allows for lots of personal feedback, ball contacts and progress for athlete success.
A professional team of coaches, many of which coach at and have associations with local college and university teams, receive training and development from our National team coaches. Each one understands what it takes to excel at the next level and what each athlete needs to do to be successful both on and off the court. Volleyball Canada supports the coaches through curriculum development, working directly with a lead mentor coach, as well as professional development opportunities such as working with National Team programs and/or coaching certification opportunities.
Training commitments include 1-2 training sessions per week during the duration of the program. Availability of sessions depend on location, but take into account seasons of play for common Club and High School training times and are typically offered from September to June.
The development of our youth athletes is critical to our Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model and the program provides the appropriate amount of training, competition and recovery during the early stages of athlete development.
Unfortunately, our young developing athletes often spend more time in competition than in training and development. Practice time is typically spent on developing team systems in preparation for games. While this produces short term success on the court, the technical skills of our athletes are being left behind. The REP aims to counter this trend with training sessions focused on individual skill development.
- Stream 1) dedicated to grade 6-8 athletes who enjoy the sport and are looking to develop skills and tactics. The focus is on skills and body movement patterns designed for future high performance success
- Stream 2) dedicated to grade 9-10 athletes who have entered the sport, compete and train as committed club athletes. Athletes in this stream are at the early stages of high performance training and are entering into a key window of skill acquisition and fundamental movement patterns
- Stream 3) dedicated to grade 10-12 who have often chosen volleyball as their primary sport and are dedicated to reaching their full potential, with a desire to play post-secondary, professionally and/or for our National Team
Burnaby - SFU
REP Burnaby (SFU)
Fall 2020 - ON HOLD DUE TO LIMITED FACILITY ACCESS
Burnaby School District
Cariboo Hill Secondary
Jeff Ross, Mandy Cio, Lisa Tam
Strength Coach: Steve Chaisson
Fraser Valley West
REP FV West
Fall 2020 Program Outline:
ON HOLD DUE TO FACILITY ACCESS
Weekday mornings (7-9am)
Options to train 1 or 2 times/week
For more information regarding the 2020-2021 seasons visit the REP Kelowna website.
All athletes are welcome to register without completing an assessment.
Find the registration form here.
Jackie Toews (email@example.com)
Stream 1: 15U/16U
Stream 2: 17U/18U
24 athletes per stream, will be divided by skill groups and adjusted as necessary
- On court training
- VC REP T-shirts
- Strength and conditioning incorporated into each session.
$270.00 + tax
Save the dates!
Registration will open by the end of July.
Sutherland Secondary School
Head Coaches: Rob Gowe & Trina Hewlett
Assistant Coaches: Tessa May, Danielle Curtis, Kat Dolguik
Open House - Virtual - Feb 1
Richmond Olympic Oval
Kelvin Ma & Beathen Thomas
More information is available on the Richmond Oval website here.
Interested athletes should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
REP Nova Scotia
Fall 2020 - ON HOLD DUE TO LIMITED FACILITY ACCESS
Jon Elliott, email@example.com
Athletes have received direct invites to assessments for the Fall 2020 program due to facility limitations.
If you have not received an invite, please note that we can not accept any athletes who are not previously registered.
Toronto Pan Am Centre (TPASC)
Keith Wasylik, Lead Coach
Oct 2 - assessments
Oct 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18
To be confirmed
Spring 2022 Program Outline:
ALL INTERESTED ATHLETES (Returning and New)
MUST REGISTER BY MAY 20, 2022
Thursday, May 26th @ Campbell Collegiate (6pm-9pm)
Specific times and court assignments will be emailed to you at least 1-day prior to the tryout.
New athletes to VCREP Regina will be invited to attend an on court tryout AND returning athletes who are specially requested to attend by the coaching staff.
Previous VCREP involvement does not guarantee a spot in the spring sessions
Campbell River Collegiate
102 Massey Road
Stream 2: Jordan Parisian, Ally Taylor
Stream 3: Tania Harrison, Mark Harrison
Stream 2/3 Boys: Andrew Nelson, Connor McEwen
Strength Coach: Stefan Shewfelt
Session Dates and Times:
Assessments: Thursday, May 26th
Session #1 - Tuesday May 31
Session #2 - Thursday June 2
Session #3 - Tuesday June 7
Session #4 - Thursday June 9
Session #5 - Tuesday June 14
Session #6 - Thursday June 16
Session #7 - Tuesday June 21
Session #8 - Thursday June 23
Stream 3 Girls – 5:30-7:30pm (Gym 1) & 7:30-8pm (Fitness Center)
Stream 2 Girls – 6-8pm (Gym 2) & 8-8:30pm (Fitness Center)
Stream 2/3 Boys – 7:30-9:30pm (Gym 1) & 9:30-10pm (Fitness Center)
# of Athletes: Maximum of 12 athletes per training group
Stream 2 (Grade 9 & 10)
Stream 3 (Grade 10+)
Coaches reserve the right to move athletes into Streams based on developmental and skill level of the athlete.
$360.00 + tax
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org