FTC Beach Train to Compete Group

Athletes training in this practice group include athletes that are preparing to represent Canada in the U19 and U21 World Championships, Universiade, FISU Games, NORCECA events, and FIVB World Tour events. Those training in this group include Developmental National Team athletes that have made the fulltime commitment to year round beach volleyball training in order to be fully prepared for an international career as a professional beach athlete with objectives for an Olympic medal in the 2016/2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Training Program:
  • Year round daily training.
  • Summer In Season: 4-5 days per week at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto, Ontario
  • Off Season: 5-6 days per week at Volleyball Canada's High Performance Facility, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
  • Training provided by Full Time Centre coaches and National Team coaches
  • Coaching support during OVA Tour, Provincials, Nationals, & highlight competitions.
  • Up to 5 days of Strength & Conditioning per week
  • Weekly Yoga (TBC)
  • Coaches provide team specific competition and preparation plans
  • Onsite athletic therapy
  • National Team & Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) athletes benefit from sport science support from Canadian Sports Centre Ontario
Indoor Beach Season:
November 2013 - April 2014
Cost: $1050 + HST
Summer Beach Season:
May - August 2014
Cost: $TBC + HST



Athletes can be identified at FTC selection camps if still applicable: http://www.volleyball.ca/content/selection-camp-dates

Those athletes interested in being identified as a FullTime Training Centre Beach athlete can be identified at FTC selection camps if still applicable, or athletes can fill out the following form and send to Director of High Performance, Ed Drakich at ed.drakich@volleyball.ca​ for further instructions. There is no deadline for the initial application; athletes for this group are identified on an ongoing basis. Athletes who are entering beach from indoor with limited beach experience are also encouraged to apply.

FTC Athlete Introduction Form