Tryout and team composition policy

UpdatedSunday August 23, 2020 byLeague Administrator.

The Northumberland Breakers Volleyball Club

Tryout and Team Composition Policy

It is the intention of the NBVC to enter teams in the established Ontario Volleyball Association age groupings. Athletes must try out for their age related team. During the try out phase coaches will evaluate athletes and make up teams based on skill level, athlete numbers, (each team will have 8-12 players) coach and gym availability.

Due to the above considerations, teams may consist of athletes from 2 age groupings. For example, we may not have enough skilled players (in the opinion of the coaching panel evaluating the athletes) or coaches to have a dedicated 15U team but do have enough to field a 16U team. Therefore, the team will compete at the 16U level for that season.

In the interest of development: the 15U component of this team may enter 15U tournaments with 14U call ups provided athletes and coaches are available and in agreement (the matter of call ups is outlined in our Call Up Policy); a team may also be put in tournaments of the next higher age group if coaches, players, and parents are in agreement.