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Junior Pilots Club Volleyball

The Junior Pilots Volleyball Club at Providence gives athletes ages 13-18 the opportunity to play highly competitive volleyball while developing skills, theory, teamwork, leadership and character. The program fosters athletic excellence while focusing on personal growth—on and off the court. We’re committed to making the southeast region strong in the sport of volleyball and to helping advance our players’ athletic careers. Our Junior Pilots teams routinely medal at provincial and national championships and are guided by qualified, experienced coaches who live out the mission of Providence. In addition, each year volleyball players who have represented the Junior Pilots club program are recruited by college-level squads including Providence! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

AGE CATEGORIES

13U Boys/Girls: September 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011

14U Boys/Girls: September 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010

15U Boys/Girls: September 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009 

16U Boys/Girls: September 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008 

17U Boys/Girls: September 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 

18U Girls: September 1, 2005 - December 31, 2006



TRYOUTS

Do I have to pay twice if my child is going to two Jr. Pilots tryouts? (ex. 13U Girls and 14U Girls)

Yes, each registration fee of $40 includes all 3 tryouts for one age group. If you are signing up for two different age groups, you will need to pay $40 for each, making it a total of $80 for 6 tryouts (3 sessions for each age group).

My child can only go to 2 tryouts, is that okay?

Yes. It is expected that an athlete make it a priority to make it to at least 2 of 3 tryouts. However, it is encouraged that all three tryouts are attended. Coaches and evaluators get the most accurate and fair evaluation of each player if they attend as many sessions as possible. For this reason, we recommend that athletes make it a priority to attend all 3 sessions.

Can my child tryout for a different age group other than their own?

A child can tryout for any group as long as they fall under the minimum age requirement for that age group. Age categories can be found under the “Age Categories” tab.

For example: a child that falls under the minimum 13U Age category of: September 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011 could also tryout for any age group older (14U, 15U, 16U etc.)

When will we find out if athletes made the team?

Every athlete will get an email by December 16, 2023 from a coach, stating that they made, or did not make a Jr. Pilots volleyball team. Coaches may also choose to call athletes in addition to an email to offer a spot.

Can the parent(s)/guardian(s) watch tryouts?

Spectators will not be allowed in the gym during tryouts. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can come in to register the child but will not be allowed to stay once tryouts have started.

Who decides who makes the teams? If my child didn’t play Jr. Pilots last year, do they have less of a chance of making it?

Our teams are made by head coaches, assistant coaches, as well as a minimum of 2 outside (non-bias) evaluators that have no relation or connection to players on the team. The team is made based on work ethic, skill, athleticism, and positions.

 

THE SEASON

How much does the season cost?

Tentative budgets specific to each age group are provided at each tryout with a breakdown of what goes into the cost. Budgets range from $1300-$1700 but are subject to change. Payment plans are available to make this commitment and investment as stress-free as possible on all families.

What is included in the cost?

Mandatory clothing fees, gym rental fees, tournament entry, provincial registration cost, and national registrations are all included in the cost. Things that are not included in the cost: travel (gas, flights), accommodations (hotels) and coaches’ travel and accommodation for out of town tournaments.

How long is the season?

Club Volleyball runs for roughly 5 months, from January to May depending on the team, and on Provincial and National Championship dates.

How much does the team practice?

Each team practices about 2-3 times a week for 1.5-2 hours each session.

Where are practices held?

Practices are held in various locations around Southeastern Manitoba. Locations such as: Providence University College, Niverville, Steinbach, Mitchell, New Bothwell, Landmark, Grunthal, St. Pierre and more…

Is there a league they play in?

Club Volleyball is a tournament style sport, and therefore does not have a league. Each team participates in 4-6 tournaments (depending on the age group) throughout the season only on weekends. The results of these tournaments determine Provincial rankings which then determine National Rankings/Division Placements.

Where and when are tournaments?

There are a variety of tournaments held throughout the season by Volleyball Manitoba and by other club teams. Location and dates of tournaments vary depending on the team. Tournaments are held in a variety of locations such as: Winnipeg, Steinbach, Selkirk, Brandon, Portage la Prairie and more…

Providence Jr. Pilots is excited to announce we are running a few tournaments this year. See list below and register today. 

 

14U Girls (Sanctioned)

Date: Friday - Saturday, March 8th and 9th, 2024

Location: Providence University College and Niverville CRRC

Price: $450

Register Here 

 

FULL - 15U Girls (Sanctioned)

Date: Friday - Saturday, March 8th and 9th, 2024

Location: Providence University College and Niverville CRRC

Price: $450

 

FULL - 15U Boys (Sanctioned)

Date: Friday - Saturday February 23rd and 24th

Location: Providence University College

Price: $425

 

17U/18U Boys (Sanctioned)

Date: Friday and Saturday April 5 and 6, 2024

Location: Providence University College

Price: $400

Register Here 

 

In the event that you must withdraw from the tournament, the following refund policy applies:

  • Cancel six weeks prior to tournament start date: Full Refund (minus $25 processing fee)
  • Cancel three to five weeks prior to tournament start date: 60% Refund (minus $25 processing fee)
  • Cancel zero to two weeks prior to tournament start date: No Refund

 

Jr. Pilots is excited to offer an opportunity for girls (born 2013/2014) to begin their love for volleyball through training with in-house competition Jr. Pilots 17U Girls Head Coach Bonnie Loewen will help facilitate the sessions with the help of older Jr. Pilots Players.  

Dates: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2024

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Elmdale Elementary School

Cost: $100 includes a Jr. Pilots T-Shirt

Cap to 15 registrants.

This Pilot Project is Now Full

Stay tuned for more opportunities!

 

Contact the Junior Pilots Coordinator

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