Please read the following carefully to ensure you are fully informed before joining a team.
Volleyball is an expensive sport to play and we strive to keep costs down through fundraising efforts, sponsorship and effective use of our resources and assets. Expect to invest anywhere from $800 to $1,800 in a season depending on age group and amount of travel.
If you secure a spot on a team, the club fees are due before the season begins. Players cannot play or practice if fees are not paid. Club fees cover some of our costs, including tournament entry fees, gym rentals, equipment costs, coach expenses, administrative supplies, uniform use and team gear. This year, the Volleyball BC membership fee will need to be paid separately in addition to our fees and we have accounted for this (approximately an extra $85).
2023 Club Fees:U14: $650
**U14 fees are lower because of the shorter season and one less practice per week.
The fees DO NOT include travel expenses above and beyond our fundraising efforts. Travel expenses vary depending on type of tournament, age group, and place of travel. In general, each team travels minimum once per season. U15, U16 and U17/18 travel two to three times per season including one out of Province trip. Generally we aim to have one out-of-town experience early in the season to promote team bonding, generate more excitement and be exposed to different competition. Teams that travel to the Canadian Nationals are out of province and require air travel and accommodation. These costs can range from about $500 to $1,000 for the season, depending on the player age and location of tournaments WITH fundraising. Without fundraising, the costs per player can exceed $1500. We rely on participation from parents to help with fundraising efforts.
We actively seek sponsorship and hold fundraisers to offset our tournament expenses. We do not provide financial assistance, but you can apply for help through Athletics for Kids (A4K), Jumpstart or Kidsport. You are strongly encouraged to investigate these options well in advance of tryouts to secure funds as needed. We cannot hold a spot on a team to wait for a funding decision as to do so is potentially denying another player an opportunity to play.
The tryout fee is $35 PLUS a non-perishable food item donation to the Harvest Project (collected at tryouts).
Full payment, via our online payment process, is due by the last week of December to secure your spot on a team.