Team Manitoba Beach Volleyball 2017
Beach Volleyball in Canada is on the rise. With strong international results from our Beach teams at the Rio Olympics and on the FIVB World Tour, more and more young players are becoming interested in the beach game and are looking for opportunities to participate.
As a late specialization sport, the pathway to play beach volleyball on the National Team begins at about 19 or 20 years old in Canada and usually involves indoor athletes transitioning to the Beach game in the off-season or once they complete their Indoor careers. Rio Olympian Sarah Pavan for example, has played on both the indoor and beach National Teams and played indoor professional volleyball and the FIVB World Beach Tour in the same year. Volleyball Canada believes that young athletes should be exposed to both disciplines, and ideally should participate in both as a means of complimentary training.
Currently, Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Summer Games are the only beach volleyball events where teams are selected by their Provincial Associations. Volleyball Canada Beach Nationals and Volleyball Manitoba Beach Provincials are open events that any Beach team can participate in, regardless of where or how much they train. Athletes are encouraged to participate in the training program that best suits their needs, and we encourage all athletes to participate in Provincials and Nationals.
The 2017 Team Manitoba Beach Volleyball Program is designed to provide each athlete with a positive learning environment and the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the beach game
The goals of Team Manitoba beach volleyball programs are to:
- Introduce athletes to beach volleyball who have no or limited previous experience.
- Introduce beach volleyball to indoor volleyball athletes who are looking to transition or improve their skills and fitness over the summer months.
- Work with athletes who have previous experience playing beach volleyball and are looking to improve.
Season Opening Training Camp May 30 – 31, 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 $30/athlete
VM Summer Series Youth Development League Mondays or Wednesdays, June 5 – July 20 $240/team
Team Manitoba Development Program Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6 – July 18 $285/athlete
Team Manitoba Performance Program August 8 – 10 $230/athlete
(includes Provincial Championship Registration Fee)
Team Manitoba Podium Program August 14 – 16 $100/athlete
(Podium Program is invitation only)
Season Opening Training Camp May 30-31, 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30
Athletes can register and get out on the sand at Volleyball Manitoba’s new Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre, the competition venue for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Under the direction of our Provincial Coaching staff, athletes can learn about the sport and get their game ready for a summer of league and tournament play. Athletes will be grouped according to their familiarity with the beach game. No experience is necessary to come out and enjoy some time on the sand. Athletes will be assigned to a 1 hour training session each evening.
6:30-7:30pm – 14U Athletes
7:30-8:30pm – 15U-18U Athletes
Cost: $30 per player.
Registration for the training camp is available HERE.
Volleyball Manitoba Summer Series Youth Leagues Mon or Wed June 5 – July 20
For 2017, Volleyball Manitoba will offer an updated league format to help participants grow their understanding of the game. Each league play evening will begin with a 45 minute skill session where athletes can practice under the direction of Team Manitoba Coaches from 6:15-7:00pm. Teams will then play 2 matches per evening. Registration for this program includes 7-45 minute group training sessions, 14 matches and 2 challenge tournaments with great prizes!
*New for 2017
-All matches will consist of 2 timed sets. Athletes and parents will know when they start and finish.
-Teams will be grouped according to level of play to ensure appropriate competition.
-Mid-Season and Year End Challenge Tournaments – Thursday June 29 and Thursday July 20. All teams will come together for an evening of play in a mini-tournament challenge at the mid-point and end of the season.
-All players will receive a beach volleyball officiating workshop to help prepare them for league play.
Cost: $240 per team.
You can find more League information HERE.
Registration for the Summer Series Youth League is available HERE.
Team Manitoba Development Program June 6 – July 18
The Team Manitoba Development program will be open to interested athletes who wish to invest more time into developing their beach volleyball skills. Athletes will have the opportunity to train with Team Manitoba Coaches throughout the months of June and July in a schedule built around the Summer Series Youth League. Registration in this program includes participation in the Volleyball Manitoba Premier Event on June 17th and the opportunity to meet and work with Steve Anderson, Head Coach of Canada’s National Beach Volleyball teams June 22 and 23.
15 hours of training plus entry into VC Premiere Tournament.
Session Training Dates and Times:
Tuesday June 6 6:30-8:00
Thursday June 8 6:30-8:00
Tuesday June 13 6:30-8:00
Thursday June 15 6:30-8:00
Saturday June 17 Volleyball Manitoba Premiere Tournament – all day
Thursday June 22 Evening time TBC based on event schedule
Friday June 23 Evening time TBC based on event schedule
Tuesday June 27 6:30-8:00
Tuesday July 4 6:30-8:00
Tuesday July 11 6:30-8:00
Tuesday July 18 6:30-8:00
Cost: $285 per player
Registration for the Team Manitoba Development program is available HERE.
Team Manitoba Performance Program –
This program is targeted to those athletes wishing to finish their beach season by competing in the Volleyball Manitoba Provincial and Volleyball Canada Nationals or other high level competition. The program will have 2 parts;
Athletes can apply and will be selected to participate in the Provincial Preparation Camp program based on their current beach volleyball abilities and perceived future potential to compete on the beach. Athletes should be prepared to train under the direction of Team Manitoba coaches twice per day on August 8-10 prior to competing in the Provincial Championships.
Following the Volleyball Manitoba Provincial Championships, teams who have finished in the top 3 will be invited to train from August 14-17 in the Team Manitoba Podium Program. Athletes in this program have the option of competing at Volleyball Canada Nationals (*or other selected high level competition).
*Beach athletes achieving a podium finish at Volleyball Manitoba Provincials who have trained with other coaches or programs may also participate in this program along with their coaches.
*Athletes will be responsible for all costs related to travel and accommodations at Nationals or other year end competition.
*Should a team finishing in a podium position decline to participate in the program, VM may offer the opportunity to the next highest finishing team.
*Athletes will be invited to Part 2 of this program immediately following the Provincial Championships. Registration into Part 2 will be by invitation only.
Program Training Dates:
August 8, 9, 10 (times TBC) – Provincial Preparation Camp
12 Hours of Training
Cost: $230 per player – includes Provincial Championship Entry Fee ($50 value/player).
Registration for the Team Manitoba Performance Program is available HERE.
August 14, 15, 16 (times TBC) – Team Manitoba Podium Program
12 Hours of Training
Cost: $100 per player
Attendance by Invitation only.