FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why Do I Pay For Club Volleyball?

I pay to assure that the athlete is pushed beyond their perceived limits. I pay coaches to challenge the athlete at every practice and match, that no amount of playing time is guaranteed, and athletes are to be accountable for ones mistakes, that at times these mistakes can be pointed out to the athlete during a time out, game, team meeting, etc.  I pay to place the athlete in pressure situations with consequences in order to achieve. I pay them to push and challenge the athlete to the point where you might want to quit because it is so tough. I pay them to build up and test the athletes confidence (all the while at the same time as a parent/s works on this with their son/daughter off the court). I pay coaches/club to provide an environment which requires discipline, hard work, respect towards coaches, players, parents, spectators, officials, and even more importantly the coaches decisions on and off the court.  I pay them/club to not tolerate from any athlete to another athlete, athlete to parent, parent to parent, and athlete/parent to club/coach any disrespect, talking back, inappropriate gestures (facial, verbal, body language), inappropriate and/or tedious questioning of coaching decisions regarding development/playing time, nor display any sense of entitlement from the athlete or the parent.  I pay them to coach the athlete in volleyball because I understand that the athletes self-assurance on the court transcends to your everyday life. I pay for the athlete to learn how to set goals and chase down dreams. I pay the coaches to help instill a level of self-confidence that you can and will accomplish the goals you set for yourself, but that any establishment of self-confidence, or progression is completely dependent on the athlete's attitude, approach, mindset, and the support from the parents at a distance, rather then in the face of the coach or athlete.  I pay so the athlete has more caring and responsible adults involved in their life. I pay for the days when the athlete arrives at home exhausted from school and they don’t really want to go to practice, strength training, games, but you do it anyway. I pay for the life lessons that losses, frustrations, and disappointment from competition can provide, and that these all provide the athlete far more then winning. I pay for life lessons, victories, and personal/team accomplishments that competition can provide. I pay for these opportunities because I do not have to push or force your son/daughter to play volleyball, rather the athletes desire to play is unequivocally intrinsic.  I pay for a sense of security/peace of mind organized sports provides and occupies an athletes time with over a multitude of other distractions life can present a youth which in turn can potentially take a youth down a negative path, therefor resulting in far more financial and time requirements.  I pay for the club/coaches honest evaluation of the athlete.  That these honest evaluations and acceptance by the athlete and parent/s will far better an athletes development and enjoyment.  That having a coach/club sugar coat an evaluation will only hurt the athlete in the long run.  That denying and/or not accepting a coaches evaluation will only cause tension among the athlete, parent, coaches, club.  I pay understanding that everything entailed in the operation of a club, team, coaches is known best by those individuals, and to leave it at that and not look to interfere/interject with ones personal opinions, criticism, judgements, etc.  That by doing so will only result in negative outcomes, that in the end it is the athlete and their team mates that looses out the most.

I pay for the athlete to have opportunities to take pride in their actions on and off the court. I pay for the athlete to be accountable to others (coaches, teammates, club directors) on and off the court, and to help the athlete understand that the athlete is not the center of the universe. I pay for the opportunity for the athlete to honor their teammates and coaches by always giving their best effort on and off the court. I pay for the athlete to have the leadership opportunities volleyball offers. I pay to provide opportunities for the athlete to help everyone around them improve as a person and teammate. I pay for the athlete to understand that the athlete will forever be surrounded by more talented people and less talented people, and that a true leader has the humility and patience to work with both. I pay for the athlete, my son/daughter, to learn that development/results of any kind no matter how small or big is the accumulation of hours upon hours of practice combined with numerous personal sacrifices, that it does not happen overnight, or even within one season with a club.  I understand that the dollar amount in relation to another program does not translate in receiving more or less, and this does not guarantee my son or daughter a certain level of improvement, playing time, or placing in tournaments.  I pay with the understanding that I the parent will support the coaches/clubs decisions regarding my son/daughters development path, that I will not look to interfere or influence my son/daughters place on the team other then supporting at a distance, ensuring my son/daughter has all other avenues (school, rest/recovery, nutrition, self confidence/reassurance, health, etc) taken care off the court by the parents in order to be best prepared for each and every practice/game.  I pay with the understanding that if I the parent/s look to interfere/intervene, this will greatly effect my son/daughter's position on the team, with the potential to be removed from the team as a result (with no refund).  I pay with the understanding that my son/daughter is not forced to be on the team, and that at any time the athlete can depart if the athlete or parent wishes to do so (with no refund).

No it is not club volleyball that you are paying for, you are paying for the time and conversation with a teenage girl/boy on the way to and from practice/game. You pay for the smiles and sense of purpose that playing club volleyball provides the athlete. You pay to provide lifelong memories from traveling and going to new places with you the parent. You pay for all the new friends your son/daughter makes.  You pay for your son/daughter to experience new cultures, new people, foods, environments, settings, situations (on and off the court), and cities that we experience by playing and traveling to tournaments.  You pay because its clear that volleyball sparks your son/daughters life, passion, and sense of pride, not because it is something you (parent) want your son/daughter doing or is being pushed into doing. You pay for help in guiding the athlete down the right path. You pay because club volleyball reinforces the life lessons about hope, compassion, hard work, respect, and commitment to the athlete and others, that your spouse and you have taught your son/daughter, and continue to model for them.

What is Age Class Club Volleyball in Manitoba?

Age Class Club Volleyball in Manitoba is organized and monitored by Volleyball Manitoba in an effort to promote volleyball and provide additional opportunities for player development and competition. In Manitoba, Age Class Club Volleyball involves Tier 1 and Tier 2 level programs which operates outside an athletes school (elementary, middle school, junior high, high school) season which involves athletes ranging in age of 13 - 18 years old.  The current Manitoba Age Class Club Volleyball season operates January - May, with December hosting an annual open tryout period (generally 2 weeks and involving Tier 1 programs) which is set annually by Volleyball Manitoba.  At the conclusion of the club season (late April or early May) some programs (typically Tier 1) may look to attend a Manitoba Provincial Championship, followed by attendance at the Canadian Age Class National Championships.

Teams set their own practice schedules (Volleyball Manitoba does not have these schedules) and competition consists of exhibition matches and tournament play. Clubs or teams, and Volleyball Manitoba organize and promote tournaments for teams to participate in.

What is the difference between Tier 1 & Tier 2 programs in Manitoba?

Tier 1 programs in Manitoba generally operate on a “high performance” level which involves a substantial commitment to multiple training's in a week over the club season (Jan - May), in some cases separate strength & conditioning sessions, tournaments on weekends throughout the club season, participation at the Manitoba Age Class Provincial Championships and Canadian National Age Class Championships, with possible out of town/country tournaments as well.  Athletes who generally display an advanced grasp and execution of basic volleyball skill sets, athleticism or motor skills, and court awareness will find themselves drawn to a Tier 1 program.  In many cases, Tier 1 programs will host a series of tryouts during the official open tryout period which is set by Volleyball Manitoba annually (currently in Dec) in an effort to identify these athletes and communicate their interest in having these athletes join their program.  Tier 1 programs will typically require a larger financial commitment to that of a Tier 2 program.

Tier 2 programs in Manitoba generally operate on a smaller scale then that of Tier 1 programs.  Training and Tournament commitments can be less then that of a Tier 1 program, and in some cases only involve an athlete participating for 2 months (March & April). In most cases the financial commitment to some of these other Tier 2 programs can be less then that of a Tier 1 program.  Joust Volleyball Club offers a 4 month (Jan - Apr) Tier 2 program.  Our Tier 2 program holds some similarities to that of our Tier 1 program with training frequency, cost, and what an athlete receives in regards to apparel.  Our Tier 2 program see's an athlete more then double their training frequency, repetitions, opportunity to improve, to that of any other Tier 2 program in Manitoba.  This, combined with the athlete apparel an athlete receives are two of the primary factors in the athlete fee's remaining the same or similar as our Tier 1 program. The differences between our Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs comes in the level (sanctioned vs non sanctioned) of tournaments entered, MB Provincials attendance, and Canadian Age Class National Championship attendance.  Our Tier 2 program will see teams entered in Tier 2 (non sanctioned) tournaments, where as our Tier 1 program see's our teams entering Tier 1 sanctioned tournaments and Tier 2 non sanctioned tournaments.  Manitoba Tier 2 Provincials is an uncertainty as there is far less Tier 2 programs to that of Tier 1, with even less Tier 2 teams looking to enter the Manitoba Tier 2 Provincial Championships.  Lack of entries can see a age class/gender not be available for Tier 2 Provincials, this is determined yearly.  There is no Tier 2 Nationals option, Nationals is only available to Tier 1 programs who compete in a minimum of 2 sanctioned tournaments plus provincials.  Manitoba posses some very good Tier 2 programs.  Most of these Tier 2 programs are linked to school based club teams, but there are also some private Tier 2 programs like Joust Volleyball Club, with Joust Volleyball Club being one of the only Tier 2 programs offering the total duration that we do in comparison to other Tier 2 programs.

What Is Club Volleyball?

Tier 1 Manitoba Club Volleyball can see being:

  • very aggressive
  • pressure filled
  • unrealistic expectations experienced from some athletes & parents
  • parents or athletes displaying a sense of denial when it comes to coaches evaluations, recommendations, choices regarding the athletes development path and game time
  • sense of entitlement from athletes or parents
  • unless a winning season is produced, generally negative opinions resulting about that club/coach
  • athlete recruited (from school, summer, during club season) team formulations, often based around formulating the most competitive/successful (game results) team possible
  • athletes or parents starting the framework with another club for the following season, all the while competing with a different club during the primary season
  • athletes/parents being approached to join a specific program throughout the summer, school season, or as mentioned above during the club season
  • no guaranteed playing time, with some athletes seeing very little to no game time
  • expensive
  • emotionally and physically stressful
  • athletes moving programs every season
  • a clubs previous year/s results driving interest in that program
  • popular programs or previous season successful team tryouts seeing large numbers of athletes trying out, with potentially the majority of the team/s being preformed from prior to tryouts, with only 1 or 2 spots at best being available on that team, and these spots in most cases being more of a filler spot which would see very little playing time at best.  This can unfortunately see an athlete miss out on other opportunities with other clubs which could offer more playing time
  • official club tryout period seeing multiple clubs holding tryouts throughout the short (2 weeks) tryout period, with most tryouts occurring the first week causing many conflicting tryout times between multiple clubs and athlete/parents forced to choose which clubs to tryout for.  This can result in missing other potential clubs tryouts, therefor missing out on possibilities to gain a place on that club
  • small volleyball community, resulting in the potential for word of mouth, gossip, etc.
  • athletes potentially choosing a program based on how successful (winning) they will be, even though this may result in them seeing very little to no game play
  • athletes offered practice player positions.  This can see an athlete potentially loose out on a full time position with another club
  • athletes conveying acceptance of an offer during the tryout or recruitment period to one program all the while still considering other programs, which can see the athlete potentially retract initial acceptances to other clubs to then switch over to another club.  Depending on the timing of this, this can see a club and the athletes on that team left in an extremely difficult position, with the potential of that team having to fold
  • heavy parental influence, interference, involvement, criticism, gossip, opinions, denial resulting in only negatives for their son/daughter, and other members (athletes & parents) of the team
  • coaches being driven out of coaching as a result of parental involvement/interference, therefor contributing to an ever growing shortage of coaches

Tier 1 Club Volleyball in Manitoba requires a strong minded athlete, one who is able to dedicate their mind and body to all the requirements a Tier 1 athlete is required to display, who looks to be put into pressure/new uncomfortable situations, be held accountable for their mistakes and able to accept team and individual constructive criticism, not afraid to fail/lose, withstand the trials and tribulations the season will bring in order to simply participate.  In addition, parents who support at a distance and do not look to interfere/interject will find their experience to be more positive.

Tier 2 Manitoba Club Volleyball can see being:

  • many of the same things outlined in Tier 1 are present, with exception to there isn't any recruiting taking place for team formulations, teams will not attend Provincials in most cases, and there is no Nationals for Tier 2.  There is a Tier 2 Provincials offered by Volleyball MB, but with that as there is an uncertainty when it comes to team registration for Tier 2 Provincials, this can see a specific age class unable to run in the tournament as a result of too few entries. Athletes and parents will also see lesser registration fees, time commitments, and in most cases shorter overall program duration to that of a Tier 1.  Athletes will enjoy a greater opportunity of playing time, with performance expectations being slightly lesser then that of a Tier 1 athlete as the skill set does differ to that of a Tier 2 athlete.  There can be more of a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere created as the focus on results, pressures to produce (win), and placings tend to be less then that of Tier 1
  • one of the biggest hurdles faced with Tier 2 is that of an athlete or parent presenting denial when an evaluation from a club or thought from the athlete or parent is that of Tier 2 being a more suitable option.  Tier 1 is more sought after and possesses more program/clubs to choose from then that of Tier 2.  Tier 1 goes to Provincials & Nationals, Tier 2 Provincials are questionable, there is no Nationals for Tier 2, these two tournaments present a heavy allure to athletes and parents.  Athletes & Parents want to be known/seen to be on a Tier 1 club, no one really wants to be known to be on a Tier 2 club.  In some cases, athletes and parents will push too much in an attempt to acquire a place on a Tier 1 team when in reality the athlete is not suited for Tier 1 which in turn can generally see many struggles present themselves.  The reality is, a true Tier 1 athlete equals that of your top 10 percentile athlete in the province which see's this making up a very small portion/total number of athletes in the province. As Manitoba's Tier 1 has a mixture of athletes making up the Tier 1 programs, the majority of the remaining athletes making up our Tier 1 clubs/teams can be referred to as mid to low range Tier 1 skill set athletes, with the low range Tier 1 athlete especially being an athlete who should entertain a Tier 2 option depending on what they're looking to get out of the season.  As you will read below in the next question "What makes Up The Tier 1 Division"?, you will get more insight into this.  With a more open and accepting mindset (athlete and parent) of a Tier 2 option, this can see a more enjoyable season for the athlete with increased playing (game) time, less time commitment, and expenses to that of Tier 1.  Keep in mind, an athlete can use Tier 2 to spring board into Tier 1

What Makes Up The Tier 1 Division?

When dealing with any Tier system in sports, one must keep in mind the highest Tier would refer to a small percentage of athletes (similar to that of a Professional or University Level label).  Tier 1 athletes can also see the label "Elite" or "High Performance" used to depict these athletes, with Tier 2 in reality making up the majority of the remaining athletes.  As in any sport, there is only a very small amount/percentage of these Tier 1 athletes in comparison to all other athletes within a sport.  For Tier 1 Club Volleyball in Manitoba, there is a bit of a merging of true Tier 1 athletes (top 10 percentile), and those which in a true ranking system would see represented as Tier 2, but for the sake of this reference and club volleyball in Manitoba see many athletes formulating mid range to lower end Tier 1 club teams to round out the Tier 1 category for Club Volleyball in Manitoba.  These mid range to lower end club teams will see those true Tier 1 teams (one or two per age class) competing at a level no other teams in their age class can compete at (with even more of these types of teams at Nationals).  In some cases, there will be a rare team at a younger age class that posses all true Tier 1 level athletes which look to play up an age class in competition.  Then there is a handful of mid range teams not beating the top 1 or 2 teams, but seeing close competition between one another (mid range teams) and finding themselves competing in lower Divisions/Tiers at Nationals.  When it comes to the lower end Tier 1 teams, these teams will not see any success versus the top 1 or 2 teams, with scores being very lopsided, and mid range Tier 1 teams still providing a difficult challenge with lower level Tier 1 teams on average achieving 10 - 15 pts, unless the bench of those mid range teams are played.  Lower level Tier 1 teams must be prepared to have a loosing season when it comes to wins/losses column, this same awareness must be present if looking to attend Provincials & Nationals, and overall the teams should have a different focus to the season other then gauging their development, success, and enjoyment of the season to that of wins and losses if Tier 1 is where they wish to compete.

What Factors Can An Athlete/Parent Use To Help Determine Where They Could Potentially Fit On A Tier 1 or 2 Team?

  • True Tier 1 Teams (top 1 or 2) - will see athletes making up these teams who are a starting players on their school team (in most cases at AAAA prominent volleyball schools), display an advance execution of skills on the court, can be looked upon as the "star" player/s of the team, is being approached by multiple clubs to join their club, has committed to a club well in advance of the up coming club season, won't be required to attend tryouts (in some cases just attend the last tryout).  These teams in many cases are mostly comprised of athletes who posses the ability to go on to the next level.  These levels can be gauged through the 16U level being an athletes first jump in development/skill set separation from 14U & 15U.  In some cases, 15U for Boys can see slightly more of a jump then 15U girls, with 16U definitely seeing a jump occur in the athlete requirements and development needed to compete.  The Next jump occurs at the 17U & 18U levels, with the final jump taking place for 17U & 18U athletes to a College or University team
  • Mid Range Tier 1 Teams - these teams are generally formulated off of a mix of starters on their school teams (AAAA and in some rare cases AAA schools), but often are the 4th - 8th athlete on the team when compiling 1st to 12th player skill set wise on a team.  Most of these players will be approached by a club with an interest expressed in them to commit to the club prior to the club tryouts (summer or school season).  In some cases you can see a Top 1 or 2 Tier 1 Team athlete end up on one of these teams for various reasons, with the team overall not being very deep in talent when comparing the top 6 players and the bench 6 players
  • Low End Tier 1 Teams - these teams are comprised athletes who have in most cases not been approached by any clubs to commit and must go to tryouts to be evaluated in an attempt to acquire a place.  Often these players are a mix of non starters on their school teams, or if they are starters on their teams, but the skill set or position the school falls under in the overall school volleyball ranking is very low to that of the general hierarchy of volleyball school in the province.  In the case of the more prominent volleyball school teams in the Province, these athletes would not make these teams.  It must be noted, that this level of athlete is to be cautioned if a Tier 1 team is a must, a potential Tier 1 & 2 hybrid season could be of better benefit, as it will be a struggle to say the least if choosing a full Tier 1 season, with a different focus and approach to the season being required from both the athlete and parent to take anything positive away from the season.

What Age Classes & Gender Does Joust Volleyball Club Offer

Boys & Girls - 12/13, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

Can an athlete be recruited by Joust Volleyball Club?

Yes!  Please click here for more information about Joust Volleyball Club Athlete Recruiting

Do I need to tryout out for Joust Volleyball Club?

YES! Interested athletes will be required to attend a minimum of 1 (one) tryout session

Note - tryout dates to be announced yearly and available under our Athlete & Parent Info Tab

Do I (athlete) need to attend the very first tryout date?

ATHLETES ATTENDING EARLIER TRYOUT SESSIONS WILL HAVE AN INCREASED OPPORTUNITY OF GAINING A PLACE ON A JOUST VOLLEYBALL CLUB TEAM TO THAT OF LATER TRYOUT DATES.  ATHLETES AWAITING OTHER TEAM TRYOUT DECISIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AS WELL, AS OPTIONS INCREASE AN ATHLETES OPPORTUNITY OF PLAYING, TO THAT OF JUST ATTENDING ONE CLUBS TRYOUTS AND PUTTING ALL THEIR EGGS IN ONE BASKET OF MAKING THAT CLUB.  TO THEN FIND OUT THEY DID NOT MAKE THAT CLUB AND CLUBS TRYOUTS HAVE CONCLUDED AS A RESULT OF THE TIMING OF THAT ONE CLUBS SELECTIONS/NOTIFICATIONS

As we understand there is a multitude of programs hosting tryouts over the official tryout window, Joust Volleyball Club works to provide multiple tryout opportunities throughout the official tryout window in an effort to allow athletes and parents a little flexibility if an athlete has another tryout which conflicts.  Please be sure to consult our tryout dates, times, locations available under the Athlete & Parent Info tab.

ALL tryout sessions regardless of early or late in the tryout window provide the opportunity to gain a place on one of our teams.  So, if your an athlete who may of missed some of the early tryout dates cause other program tryout dates/time conflicted with Joust Volleyball Club tryout dates/times, or you did not make the second or final tryout sessions of another program as some programs may use second and third call back tryouts as a way of cutting their teams down to their final team.  Not to worry, just because you may of missed some of the earlier tryouts for Joust Volleyball Club, this does not automatically mean our teams are full....COME AND TRYOUT FOR JOUST VOLLEYBALL CLUB!

How do I know which Age Class I am?

Although the current official tryout window runs December.  The current club season runs January - mid May, therefor an Athletes Age Class is what age that athlete will be the following year.  For example, although tryouts would be hosted in 2015, the age class that athlete would be competing in would actually be determined using the age of the athlete in 2016 regardless if a turning of age occurs during the official club season (January - mid May) or later that year.

Age Class "Play Down" Note - As of 2015, Volleyball Canada has brought in a NEW rule which allows a maximum of 2 athletes who have birthdays in (Sept - Dec) to play an age class down. 

What type/tier of Tournaments does Joust Volleyball Club enter?

Joust Volleyball Club looks to compete in Tier 1 & Tier 2 tournaments

Will I Get To Play In Games?

At Joust VC, we believe it is key in an athletes overall development to receive opportunities to experience game play.  When determining possible game play opportunities for an athlete, we look at the athlete themselves and how they can earn these opportunities through work ethic, respect towards coaches/team mates, focus, confidence, attitude, attendance, willingness to improve, support towards other team mates, development/progression in their skills, ability to handle the various game situations (pressures), and more.

PLEASE NOTE, ANY ATTEMPTS FROM AN ATHLETE THEMSELVES OR PARENTS TO INFLUENCE OR CONFRONT A JOUST VC COACH IN A UNPROFESSIONAL MANOR REGARDING PLAYING TIME (INCLUDING ANOTHER ATHLETE ON THE TEAM) AT ANY TIME, IN ANY FASHION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, AND WILL SEE THE REMOVAL OF THAT ATHLETE FROM THE PROGRAM IMMEDIATELY, WITH NO REFUND!

*Note - there is NO equal share playing time or fair play rule for 15U and older age classes when it comes to playing time.  14U has a fair play rule, further details on the specifics of this rule will be explained to 14U age class teams

How does an INTERESTED athlete look to register and attend Joust Volleyball Club tryouts?

  • Option A (preferred) - Fill out the online Athlete Online Application Form
  • Option B - Print off the printable athlete tryout form, complete it, and present it at your first tryout session attended
  • Liability Waiver Form - ALL athletes trying out will be required to fill out, complete, and present this form at their first tryout session
  • Note: TRYOUT & MEDICAL WAIVER FORMS will also be available at each tryout in case an athlete is unable to successfully complete this prior to attendance

Note - Online Athlete Tryout Application Form and any additional accompanying forms will be made available annually online approximately October of each up coming club season

How Do Athletes Know If They Have Made The Team?

At the completion of each tryout session, all athletes will receive a notification letter.  This notification letter will indicate the options available to the athlete

Who will my coach be?

At Joust Volleyball Club, coaches will look to be allocated to each team by our Athlete/Parent General Meeting.

Do Athletes & Parents Need To Attend A General Meeting?

YES YES YES!  ALL selected athletes ARE REQUIRED to attend with at least (1) one parent/guardian the General Meetings allocated for their age class and categoryGeneral Meetings consist of important program information, athlete sizing for clothing, collection of athlete fees, introduction to coaching staff, and a brief Q & A session.  Please be sure to go under our Athlete & Parent Info tab and proceed to the General Meetings (click here) selection to get your specific age class and category General Meeting date, time, and location

What Forms will I (athlete & parent) be responsible for filling out?

  • Athletes will be required to fill out a online or printable tryout form prior to tryouts and a printable liability form which will be required to be presented at the first tryout session.  Copies of these forms are all available on the website (approximately October of each of upcoming club season) and will be available onsite at tryouts as well
  • Athletes accepting a position offered and attending the required General Meeting will be required to fill out: Medical Form, Athlete & Parent Code of Conduct Form, Liability Form

What does the tryout fee (to be determined yearly) cover?

Your fee goes towards court rental for facilities, the cost of our online registration for our website and promotional materials. The registration fee is not a fundraiser for the club

How Long Is The Club Season?

The club season begins after tryouts (December) and runs January to mid May depending on which age division and athlete is in, attendance in Manitoba Provincials, and attendance in Canadian National Championships

How often does an athlete practice in Joust Volleyball Club?

  • Athletes will look to train approximately 2-3 times a week (weeknights primarily, but weekends may also be a possibility) with an additional weekly strength and conditioning session also potentially a requirement for athletes to attend

When will I know what nights & times I will be training?

All training nights, times, and locations will be announced at or shortly after our General Meetings.  Please be sure to consult the appropriate General Meetings which will be posted on our General Meetings Link (under the Athlete & Parent Info tab)

What area of the city are practices & tournaments?

Generally, but not limited to, Joust Volleyball Club utilizes the RETSD (River East Transcona School Division) & LRSD (Louis Riel School Division for practices.  With that, athletes must be prepared to travel outside of these school divisions listed above to practice, and almost certainly to play tournaments.  As Joust Volleyball Club is the only other program next to Winman offering the full club volleyball spectrum Boys & Girls (13U - 18U) age class teams.  The size of our program, in combination with it being open to athletes from all over Manitoba in relation to available gym time (school permit based or private facility) being at a premium in the city, there simply isn't a way to operate out of one school division, or accommodate all athletes on a team in relation to the school division they reside in

What does it cost to play for Joust Volleyball Club?

Please refer to our Athlete Fees which is under the Athlete & Parent Info tab or on our website or by clicking here

What do my club fees include?

QUITE A BIT ACTUALLY!

  • Tournament Fees for the local tournaments we look to place our teams in
  • Manitoba Provincials & Nationals Entry Fee
  • Coach Nationals Travel
  • Volleyball Canada/Manitoba Athlete Membership & Insurance Fees for those teams participating in SANCTIONED tournaments
  • Athlete Apparel
  • Gym Rentals (private or school permit based)
  • Coaches Honorariums & Clothing
  • Equipment (balls, nets, poles, antennas, ball carts, fitness equipment, training aids, etc)
  • Program Administrative Fees & Website Maintenance

Do Parents & Athletes Have To Do Fundraising?

Fundraising is a great way to offset the costs of the season.  With that, different fundraising opportunities are available which can be seen to be individual or team based, with the club in some cases organizing a club wide (all teams) fundraising event.  At the end of the day, fundraising in most cases is left up to the athlete/parent to choose there level of participation.  Any fundraising options will be presented at our Annual General Meeting

What If I Am A Multi-Sport Athlete?

Joust Volleyball Club encourages athletes to play many sports.  We feel sports (high performance primarily) has moved into a phase of athletes having to choose their sport TOO early (13 & 14 years old), therefor missing out on all the benefits which come with participating in these other sports (motor developmental, physical fitness/non primary volleyball muscles, complimentary skills aiding an athlete in multiple sports, friendships, fun factor, etc).  Athletes do not need to fear the fact that they play other sports when looking to join Joust Volleyball Club.  Athletes who would be participating in other sports in conjunction to the club volleyball season are kindly required to notify Joust Volleyball Club so possible solutions can be arranged

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) Page - please be sure to consult our FAQ's page by (clicking here) for Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the program.

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Established in 2012, Joust Volleyball Club was created to provide opportunities to Youth (12U - 18U) athletes in Manitoba (Canada) who wish to learn, develop, and compete.  Through our certified professional coaching staff, athletes of all skill levels will be exposed to coaches who not only have certified coaching experience, University and Professional (Europe) playing experience is also a part of some of our coaches on staff which we look to pass on to all athletes participating in the program

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