About Raincity Volleyball Club
The Cloverdale club is a non-profit, volunteer run club that is providing an opportunity for young female athletes to participate in volleyball for both the love of the game and the pursuit of excellence in the sport.
Philosophy of RainCity
The Raincity Volleyball Club provides an opportunity for the youth in the Cloverdale and surrounding area to pursue excellence in volleyball, through enjoyment and fun in the sport. The coaches believe that through the emphasis of both individual and team development this will provide the young athletes with a learning environment that will build not only a strong athlete and club team, but also contribute to the development of school volleyball in the Fraser Valley area.
Season of Play:
The season is from January to May with practices 2-3 days a week and there are tournaments or playdays every few weeks. In April their are Regional Playoffs and then Provincial Championships.
Some teams may choose to go to Nationals or US tournaments to finish the season and the registration and travel costs are paid for by those individual teams.
The club coaches will also be offering all RCVC athletes sessions discussing topics such on mental training, nutrition, fitness and many other topics.
Objectives of Raincity Volleyball Programs:
Weekly Practices working on both technical and tactical aspects of the game
Tournaments and Playdays
Information Sessions discussing mental training, fitness, prehab, nutrition and hydration
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Teamwork "Hold the Rope" and "We before Me" Philosophy
Video Analysis of Skills for improvment and self analysis
Club Fees for 2018- are specific for different age groups
Payment can be in 3 instalments of post-dated cheques for signing date, Jan 15 and Feb 15
U12 = 2 teams
U13 = 2 teams
U14 = 2 teams
U15 = 1 team
U16 = 1 team
U17 = 1 or 2 teams
The Raincity Club fees for the 2018 season include the following:
*VBBC Membership fees (player & team) and Club Registration
*Equipment, first aid kit, balls
*Minimum 2 practices a week
*Goal-setting/ reflection sessions for athletes (done before or after practices)
*Tournament Entry Fees- minimum 4 Tournaments or Playdays
*Regionals and Provincials Entry Fees (exception U12 teams finish end of March)
*Raincity Team Gear (training tees, hoodie or jacket, team socks)
*Team and Individual Photo for each player by Steve Lowe
*Season Organization and Administrative duties
*Coaches: NCCP certification & VBC Symposium, gear, travel expenses & honorarium
*Fees do NOT include: Travel for Tournaments, National Competition
There are opportunities for Player Honorariums through Raincity Volleyball Club and athletes may apply for financial assistance through Athletics 4 Kids, Jumpstart and Kidsport. (click either for the link to apply for funds)