Volleyball Canada Centres of Excellence (VCCE)
The Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence (VCCE) is specifically designed to prepare high performance volleyball athletes to take their game to the next level.
The Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence (VCCE) is an exciting new initiative developed through partnerships including the Provincial Associations, College and University Institutions, Own thePodium, and world class facilities, such as the Richmond Olympic Oval. There are currently 24 Centres across Canada with more opening each year!
The VCCE is based on an integrated sport performance team environment, including a number of services to complement high performance athlete development. Physical assessments, testing, video analysis, integrated strength and conditioning, and exclusive access to online resources through Sport Leader, are part of the program offered by Volleyball Canada. Working with leading experts in Nutrition, Sport Psychology, and Athlete Development, Centre programs ensure cutting edge athlete training.
Focusing on Team Canada/Provincial Team Pathway athletes (Grade 8-12) ready to take their game to the next level, committed high school and club athletes as well as Regional, Provincial, National recognized athletes will benefit from the training received in their Centre. Training is based specifically on individual skill development. A very low coach to athlete ratio allows for lots of personal feedback, ball contacts and progress for athlete success.
VCCE professional team of coaches, many of which coach at and have associations with local College and University teams, receive training and development from our National team coaches. Each one understands what it takes to excel at the next level and what each athlete needs to do to be successful both on and off the court.
Training commitments include 1-2 training sessions per week during the duration of the program. Availability of sessions depend on location, but take into account seasons of play for common Club and High School training times and are typically offered from September to mid-April.
2014-15 Youth National Development Program
The purpose of the Youth National Developmental Program is to identify, select and train a small group of young athletes year-round who have future Senior National Team potential. Training will take place at local VCCE programs or VC approved programs. The program is a joint initiative between Volleyball Canada and Own the Podium to provide the necessary opportunities for athlete development within the Train to Train and Learn to Compete LTAD Stages.
2014 participation with respective Provincial Team program
Boys - Athletes must be born in 1997 or later, and be Canadian citizens
Girls - Athletes must be born in 1997 or later, and be Canadian citizens
The identification process will include submissions into a central athlete database from Provincial Association Technical Directors, CIS/CCAA Coaches, VCCE Coaches, National Team staff and an official Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will evaluate all athletes at each of Volleyball Canada’s National Championships. Volleyball Canada will make final selections at the Western Elites, Eastern Elites and National Team Challenge Cup tournaments. Athletes selected to receive support services will be contacted before August 10, 2014.