Newsletter (August 26, 2021)
2022 Membership Registration
(season: Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022)
Where can I find How To Register?

When is the expected VRS-Sportlomo launch?
August 31st, 2021.

When can I renew & purchase my 2021-2022 membership registration? September 1st or later.

Volleyball Alberta requires Players, Coaches, Referees, and Club Staff to become members prior to registering for any of our programs and events and must have a valid email address to complete the online registration process.
Head over to our new club season page to find information on the 2021-2022 Indoor Club season. Links will be added as documents, forms, lists, registrations, schedules, resources and other event information are ready to be released. Go to:

The last day to submit LOI's is August 31, until the tryout process starts in November (after ASAA Provincial Championships).

Letter of Intent Signing Process
Volleyball Alberta has adopted the Letter of Intent (LOI) terminology for the 2022 Club Season.

  • Reduce recruiting pressure on athletes
  • Reduce recruiting workload on coaches and clubs

Athletes are eligible to sign a letter of intent:
  • 15U–18U teams: August 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021
  • 13U–14U teams and unsigned 15U–18U teams/athletes: Tryout Period (after ASAA Provincial Championships)
  • Athlete wellness and school volleyball season: September 1, 2021 to the start of the tryout period
  • Volleyball Alberta strongly recommends that clubs refrain from offering club programs such as open gyms, tryouts, etc.
  • Athletes are only eligible to sign one LOI
  • All athletes must sign a LOI

Competition Structure – NEW for 2022

Two competition streams will be available for Women’s 15U to 18U teams to self-select prior to the 2022 Club Season:

Regional Stream (New)
  • Premier Tournaments in Calgary and Edmonton for North/South Divisions
  • Provincial Championship will combine all Regional Stream teams
  • More cost effective option for families (Limiting Travel)

Provincial Stream
  • For More Competitive Teams Traditionally Playing in our Top Divisions
  • Provincial Championships will combine all Provincial Stream teams
  • Fees higher due to increased travel/training requirements
Volleyball Alberta announced
Volleyball Alberta announced
GO Sports - Edmonton

Volleyball Alberta plans to run the following GO Sports programs this fall in Edmonton at the Saville Community Sport Centre.

Registrations will open in September. Programs will start in October. Registrations will fill on a first-come-first-serve basis. Make sure to register early as these programs may fill fast!

As soon as programs, dates, times, costs and registration openings are confirmed we will update the program pages on our website and post about it on our Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Registrations will be done online on the new Volleyball Registration System powered by Sportlomo.
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Coaches, we're hiring!
To our summer coordinators: Mary, Vinny, Noah, Gbema, Alex, and to all the coaches, trainers, organizers, referees, facilities, and everyone that made this summer's programs possible THANK YOU! We had an all-star summer staff team and you were just what we needed to pull it all off! We literally couldn't have done it without you. Amazing job everyone!
Summer Camps
Thank you everyone for making our modified Summer Camps successful! Each week we incorporated a variety of volleyball skill sessions, as well as classroom sessions and recreational activities, with the highlight of the camp being the World League Tournament at the end of the week. The campers were challenged by our amazing coaches to learn new skills and further develop their volleyball knowledge. We enjoyed seeing how volleyball skills and friendships developed throughout the week, and we wish all the campers the best of luck in the future. We would like to thank all the staff and participants who made these camps possible, and hope to see you all back with us very soon! 
- Mary Pless & Vinny Saporito
Beach Tournaments
Thank you to all the athletes that made it out to Volleyball Alberta's Youth Beach Tournaments this summer! It was great seeing so many teams at Provincials and very glad the weather held up so we could have one final awesome beach tournament weekend!! We hope all of the parents and coaches enjoyed the tournament series. Congratulations to all our medalists! To see all tournament photos go to our Facebook page @volleyballalberta > photos > album: 2021 Youth Beach Tournaments
Good luck to everyone in their indoor seasons and we hope to see you out on the sand next year.
- Gbema Olutogun
Beach Programs
Youth Beach Programs: We had a great summer out at the John Fry Beach Courts, CBVA & at the Lethbridge Softball Valley Beach Courts learning about beach volleyball and improved on our ball handling, serving and hitting! Our coaches saw tons of improvement over the summer in all areas of the game. We hope to see everyone back next year for more skill development and league nights!

Adult Beach Leagues: Our Adult Leagues are wrapping up this week. Thank you to all the teams that participated in our Women's 2s, Coed 4s and Men's 2s! Congratulations to the winners!! Hope everyone had a blast.
- Noah Miller
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Team Alberta program! We were very happy to have so many athletes return to the court, and we look forward to seeing many more athletes lace up their shoes for the coming school season. 181 talented and enthusiastic athletes were selected to the 2021 Team Alberta Training Centres in Edmonton and Calgary. Despite not having an official competition, the teams had many opportunities to train hard and learn lots over the past 11 days. Our coaches and sports science staff were just as excited as the athletes to be back in the gym and to share their knowledge.
The future looks bright for all our athletes and coaches! Thank you to everyone involved for making this a memorable two weeks. - Alex Donaghy
National Coaches Week - September 18-26, 2021
A time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities across Canada. The annual campaign is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by taking the time to say #ThanksCoach.

Go to the website and find out the different ways you and your organization can participate.
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Tokyo 2020 Viewer’s Guide
The wait is almost over! The Paralympic Games opening ceremonies were held on Aug. 24 and #sittingvolleyball kicks off Aug. 27. Thanks to the efforts of CPC and CBC, the voices of the athletes and fans were heard and we’ll get to watch all the matches live online. Follow #TeamCanada @canadawsittingvb @volleyballcanada @cbcolympics @cdnparalympics @worldparavolley

Volleyball Canada's Tokyo 2020 Viewer’s Guide

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