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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! 

Welcome to the 2022 Jr. Pilots Season! 

To register for the Jr. Pilots tryouts, please register here: my.prov.ca: Jr. Pilots Volleyball Tryout Registration

There is a maximum of 30 participants for each tryout. Registration will close and a waiting list will be created once an age category's slot is full. There will be no walk in registrations accepted. 

Vaccination Status *UPDATE* (Nov. 26) In adherence to the Manitoba Public Health orders as well as facility policies, Jr. Pilots participants at tryouts will be required to show proof of first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or a negative test within 72 hours of each tryout session. 

Tryout times are as follows: 

13U Girls

Saturday, December 11 - 9:00am-10:30am - Providence University College
Thursday, December 16 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 12:30pm-2:00pm - Providence University College

14U Girls

Saturday, December 11 - 5:45pm-7:15pm - Providence University College
Thursday, December 16 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Center
Friday, December 17 - 6:30pm-8:30pm - Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Center

15U Girls

Saturday, December 11 - 4:00pm-5:30pm - Providence University College
Friday, December 17 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 9:00am-10:30am - Providence University College

16U Girls

Saturday, December 11 - 10:45am-12:15pm - Providence University College
Sunday, December 12 - 8:00pm-9:30pm - Providence University College
Tuesday, December 14 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Providence University College

17U Girls

Sunday, December 12 - 3:00pm-5:00pm - Niverville Resource and Recreation Center
Tuesday, December 14 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Providence University College
Thursday, December 16 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Niverville Resource and Recreation Center 

18U Girls 

Sunday, December 12 - 3:00pm-5:00pm - Niverville Resource and Recreation Center
Monday, December 13 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 4:00pm-5:30pm - Providence University College

13U Boys

Sunday, December 12 - 6:15pm-7:45pm - Providence University College
Friday, December 17 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 10:45am-12:15pm - Providence University College

14U Boys 

Saturday, December 11 - 12:30pm-2:00pm - Providence University College
Monday, December 13 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 2:15pm-3:45pm - Providence University College

15U Boys 

Saturday, December 11 - 2:15pm-3:45pm - Providence University College
Sunday, December 12 - 4:30pm-6:00pm - Providence University College
Saturday, December 18 - 5:45pm-7:15pm - Providence University College

16U Boys 

Saturday, December 11 - 7:30pm-9:00pm - Providence University College
Sunday, December 12 - 2:45pm-4:15pm - Providence University College
Wednesday, December 15 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Providence University College

17U Boys

Sunday, December 12 - 1:00pm-2:30pm - Providence University College
Wednesday, December 15 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Providence University College
Thursday, December 16 - 7:45pm-9:45pm - Providence University College 

13U Boys: September 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009

14U Girls: September 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008

15U Boys: September 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 

16U Boys: September 1, 2005 - December 31, 2006 

17U Boys: September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2005 

 

13U Girls: September 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009

14U Girls: September 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008 

15U Girls: September 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 

16U Girls: September 1, 2005 - December 31, 2006 

17U Girls: September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2005 

18U Girls: September 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004

13U Boys: Mike Pittman

14U Boys: Taylor Evans

15U Boys: Nate Martin

16U Boys: Jason Peters

17U Boys: Joe Thiessen

 

13U Girls: Sara Barker

14U Girls: Kyla Fast

15U Girls: Bonnie Loewen

16U Girls: Bryan Tottle

17U Girls: Carl Fast

18U Girls: Peter Giesbrecht

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 $25 includes all 3 tryouts for one age group. If you are signing up for two different age groups, you will need to pay $25 for each, making it a total of $50 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, 2008 - December 31, 2009 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 19, 2021 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 geos into the cost. Budgets range from $1100-$1400 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…

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