Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to secure practice facilities, the Waterloo Volleyball Club has suspended operations until it is safe to return to the court.
This means that our programs are unable to operate at this time. All competitive teams are not allowed to gather together to practice indoors. All development programs (VDP / Selects) are unable to proceed – the Spring VDP session is cancelled. Summer Camps in July/August 2021 are cancelled.
The number of positive results in Waterloo Region over the past several weeks have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the ability to secure safe locations for our athletes to gather to enjoy the game of volleyball.
The Waterloo Tigers family hope to start our programs again in the Fall of 2021. Please keep an eye out for more information as we try to provide more information in a more timely fashion.
A tentative VDP schedule for Fall, Winter, and Spring will be posted on the website.
The Waterloo Volleyball Club has been waiting patiently to start the 2020-2021 season after the sudden end of last year’s season. Tryouts normally start in September and are held across multiple days to help coaches select their teams.
This year, we asked athletes to pre-register for tryouts so we can comply with the government mandated health policies. The coach for each age division will contact registered athletes and provide information on when to arrive at the venue.
For those that registered for Tryouts, we are holding our tryouts this weekend – Sunday October 4 at RIM Park. Coaches will have contacted the registered players and provided information about the tryout format. Last day to register for tryouts is Friday October 2nd.
Please remember, in order to follow current OVA Covid-19 Protocols, the following procedures will occur:
You must arrive 10 minutes before your tryout, and the group must enter together.
No Parents are allowed in the gym at the moment. If there is a special circumstance we can allow 1 parent per athlete, but there is a max of 50 people per two courts. (More athletes means less parents. Please respect the limitation.)
Players are to bring their own water, food, and a bag to take any garbage they create with them.
It is the coaches responsibility to sign in the players for their registration.
Athletes must register to be allowed in the gym on Sunday.
Coaches must wear masks at all times
Players are encouraged to wear masks while participating in low effort drills.
Balls must be disinfected at minimum at the hour mark.
Washrooms are not open to the public at the moment.
Players bags must be dispersed (hopefully) 2m apart along the wall to allow them space when resting.
Wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided by the club.
Assemble outside the court in the hallway and get registered prior to your Tryout time. Location: RIM Park, Waterloo – Gymnasium participants are to enter and exit through Door E.
The Waterloo Volleyball Club has been waiting patiently to start the 2020-2021 season after the sudden end of last year’s season. Tryouts normally start in September and are held across multiple days to help coaches select their teams. With the various changes to processes due to the pandemic, athletes are encouraged to pre-register for tryouts. We will contact those athletes that have registered when dates and times for the tryouts have been finalized.
Please note that the 2020-2021 competition schedule posted by the OVA indicates that the first tournaments are scheduled at the beginning of January 2021. Teams will have the opportunity to train in October through December prior to the the tournaments. Once coaches have identified their needs, they will contact those athletes interested in playing. We ask that you provide us as much previous playing experience information as you can in the ‘Additional Comments‘ section of the registration form.
If athletes are not comfortable attending tryouts, athletes will have access to the OVA Application form starting September 8th. All players interested in being selected to a club team can apply to their Club of choice using the OVA form. Clubs may only begin accepting applications on September 20th at 12:01am. Athletes are ONLY permitted to apply to 2 (two) clubs at a time.
For more information about OVA Tryout Policies, please click here.