Position as of April 20, 2020
IMPORTANT: Communique regarding COVID-19 – Volleyball Season: Cancellations and Suspensions effective April 20th, 2020
In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Volleyball Alberta has made the decision to cancel our below events.
We are very disappointed to have to make this announcement as we know how important these events are to the volleyball community.
The health and safety of our members remains our highest priority; with current modelling for COVID-19 indicating that we have yet to see the peak of this pandemic, all indications show that we will be under public health restrictions for the long haul.
Moving Forward Together
Although we may not be in physical contact, we can still be there for each other! The volleyball community is special, and we still want to connect with you!
We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice. Our goal is to resume our programs as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank everyone for your patience and commitment.
VA March Coaching Clinics
March 14-15: 15U/16U Premier #2
March 21-22: 13U Premier #2/14U Premier #3
March 21: 15U/16U Team Alberta Identification Camp
March 28-29: 17U/18U Premier #3
April 4-5: 15U/16U Premier #3
April 18: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #1
April 18-19: 13U & 14U Provincials
April 25-26: 17U & 18U Provincials
May 2-3: 15U & 16U Provincials
GO Sports Spring Program (Saville)
Adult Beach Provincials
Jasper Volleyball Camp (Both Weeks)
Play Sports Alberta Summer Camps (Saville)
Volleyball Alberta Youth Beach Tournaments
Volleyball Alberta Youth & Adult Beach Leagues (Edmonton, Lethbridge & Medicine Hat)
May 30-31: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #2
May 30-31: Team AB Beach Selection Camp
Frequently Asked Questions:
F.A.Q.'s updated March 31, 2020
1. Should my Club/Team still be practicing?
No, Albertans are prohibited from attending all public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities.
2. What is your refund policy for cancelled events?
We thank you for the patience you showed as we worked with our Board of Directors, stakeholders, and risk management team to review the appropriate refund policy for each of our cancelled/suspended events.
Our COVID-19 Refund Policy needed to ensure our organization remained financially sustainable, while being aware of the impact on our clubs, teams, and individual members.
While the refunds from Volleyball Alberta to our Clubs will now begin, please understand that it may still take up to 8 weeks for all of our tournaments to be processed. Clubs may also need additional time to work with their internal boards to determine their club-specific refund amounts and procedures. Each Club has unique circumstances including facility contracts, hotel contracts, coaching honorariums, and policies. Please contact your club’s administration if you have questions about refunds for team fees.
3. Will cancelled tournaments be re-scheduled?
We do not have the capacity to reschedule cancelled tournaments.
4. What about Provincial Shirts – will I still get my order?
We understand how incredibly disappointed our athletes are – we are right there with you! We will extend the deadline to place team orders for Provincials shirts until (March 30, 2020), for any athletes/coaches that would like a memento of the cancelled season. We will ship the team order to the Team Contact at no additional cost.
5. Volleyball Canada National Championships - CANCELLED
March 24, 2020: Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals tournaments, scheduled for May in Edmonton, and 14U events in Halifax, Ottawa and Abbotsford, BC, are now officially cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the following link on Volleyball Canada's webpage for the official announcement and details: https://volleyball.ca/en/news/volleyball-canada-s-2020-nationals-cancelled
We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice, and we will encourage our members to take all reasonable precautions. Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank you, our members and your families, for your patience and understanding.
NAVC Athletes and the Grant MacEwan Varsity Women's Team!
Please see below for a link to our 2020 Fan wear site!
Congratulations to the following NAVC athletes and coaches competing this weekend at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie!
Zone 6 Men
Ken McLaughlin - Coach
Zone 5 Men
Andre Arsenault - Coach
Zone 6 Women
Matt Lischynski - Coach
Zone 5 Women
NAVC has been proudly supporting University volleyball athletics for many years. This year, NAVC will be increasing that support to not only include 2- $1,500 athletic scholarships to MacEwan University Volleyball, but also 2 - $1,000.00 athletic scholarships open to any post secondary institution.
NAVC will be providing 2 - $1,500 scholarships to MacEwan University for one male and one female volleyball player. These scholarships will be awarded by MacEwan University.
NAVC will also be providing 2 - $1000.00 athletic scholarships for one male and one female volleyball player competing at any post secondary institution. The eligibility requirements are as follow:
Completed a full year of post secondary education.
Maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above.
Is part of a college or university team.
Has played for NAVC.
Is between the ages of 18 to 24.
Applications must include:
Name of the institution attending.
Transcripts from the preceding year.
Letter from your coach confirming your spot on the team.
A one page letter discussing the impact volleyball has had on you.
A list of NAVC teams you have played on and the year.
The deadline to submit your application is November 30, 2019 for the 2018/19 school year.
Please submit your application to Sue Mohler, president of NAVC
Congratulations to the following NAVC teams on their accomplishments during the 2019 season!!
17M - Div 1 Tier 1 4th place
17W - Div 2 Tier 1 Bronze medalists
14M - Div 1 Tier 1 Bronze medalists
14W - Div 2 Tier 1 Gold medalists
18M - Gold medalists
16M - Gold medalists
14M - Silver medalists
13M - Bronze medalists
13M - Gold medalists
14M - Gold medalists
18W - Bronze medalists
13M - Gold medalists
14M - Gold medalists
18M - Silver medalists
18M - Silver medalists
Best of the West Tournament
18M - Bronze medalists
16M - Bronze medalists
Bump Set Spike Tournament
17W - Silver medalists
16W - Bronze medalists
13W - Gold medalists
A huge thank you to the MacEwan Griffins Varsity Women's and Men's teams for putting on fantastic clinics for our NAVC U13-U18 Men's and Women's teams! What a great opportunity for our athletes!
On behalf of the NAVC family, we wish both MacEwan teams the very best as they enter the second half of their season! Go Griffins!
U16 - U18 Men
Grant MacEwan Women's Head Coach Ken Briggs and MacEwan Women's athletes with our U14 Women
U16 - U18 Women
U13 - U15 Women
Jonathan Mohler: 2018 MacEwan Scholarship Recipient) with Anita Velasquez (VP Club Operations)
Congratulations to NAVC athlete Jonathan Mohler on receiving a 2018 MacEwan Scholarship!
"I want to thank NAVC for giving me this scholarship and providing the groundwork to help me develop into the player and individual I am today. I also appreciate the opportunity NAVC has given me to work with young athletes going through the same program I played for growing up".
Jacob McIntyre & Amanda McDonald 2018 NAVC Scholarship Recipients) with Sue Mohler (President) & Kevin Dyck (VP Athletic Operations)
Congratulations to Jacob McIntyre and Amanda McDonald on receiving the 2018 NAVC Griffins Scholarship!
"Playing on many NAVC teams over my club years has played a big role in my life because this is where I grew and developed as an athlete and person. I continue to be proud to represent NAVC as a Griffin athlete, and want to thank NAVC for the many opportunities that the club has given me"
NAVC is proud to announce that our Club President, Sue Mohler is the recipient of the 2018 Volleyball Alberta Mikasa Volunteer of the Year Award! Congratulations Sue!
NAVC President Sue Mohler