The season runs from tryouts in September through to the Provincial Championships in April, with regular OVA tournament play starting in November. Teams may choose to extend their season into May to attend the National Championships. Ryan
Teams typically compete in 1-2 tournaments per month, from November through March, culminating in the Provincial Championships in April or, potentially, the National Championships in May. All OVA tournaments are all-day weekend events except for the Provincial Championships, which run over three days. Teams may choose to have a heavier or lighter competition schedule. The competition schedule is set by the coach in consultation with the team’s parent groups.
The OVA has added some in-season 2-day Saturday-Sunday tournaments and 1-day Sunday tournaments. The coach will discuss the competitive schedule with the athletes and parents at the opening season meeting.
Teams train 2-3 times a week, with sessions running from 90-120 minutes in length. FCVC also provides occasional extra training opportunities with our Sunday Clinic Series, in which our Technical Director and/or other expert guest coaches conduct en masse training on particular subjects.
Teams at FCVC have excellent practice facilities at Fanshawe College and various Secondary and Elementary schools in London, each stocked with all the necessary equipment to ensure an outstanding training environment. Regular team practices are held during the evenings in-week (Monday-Thursday) and Sunday afternoons.
Just a little bit of math is needed.
We’re going into the 2016-2017 season. Just take the second of those numbers (2017) and subtract from it your year of birth. So, if you were born in 2002, you would be 2017 – 2002 = 15U.
Teams may choose to participate in extra off-court physical training, depending on the age group and competitive level of the team. Decisions about physical training will be made by the coaching staff, in consultation with the team’s parent group. Most teams will conduct extra classroom sessions for video review, statistical review, or post-competition team meetings, again depending on the age group and competitive level. Classroom sessions are typically scheduled for immediately before or after regular practice sessions.
FCVC provides an excellent experience for its athletes at an extremely competitive price (2016-2017 season):
The FCVC registration fee covers the following:
The following costs are NOT included in the FCVC registration fee. Extra fees or team fundraising responsibilities will be required if the team participates in the following:
We believe that athletes should feel confident and comfortable in their decision to play for FCVC:
If you have any more questions about playing for FCVC, we would love to hear from you. Visit our contact page to reach out to members of FCVC, who would be happy to tell you more about competing for the best youth volleyball club in Canada!