Ice Breaker

What is the NOW Ice Breaker?

The Ice Breaker is for athletes that want to make major gains in their game in PREPARATION FOR CLUB season and tryouts. All of our camps are HIGH INTENSITY and provide athletes an opportunity to BUILD AND GROW in all areas of their gameSKILL DEVELOPMENT, POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING, SYSTEMS EDUCATION and implementation into 6 vs 6 GAME PLAY are the focus of this camp.  Our sessions are always lead by PROFESSIONAL and EXPERIENCED coaches, whose primary focus is to help each athlete develop and refine their skills + abilities + volleyball IQ. We want to help each athlete build and grow the tools they need to be successful.

Program Information

COVID-19 | Return to Play Information

We have put into place amazing programming that meets all of the current requirements from ViaSport and Volleyball BC to ensure our staff and participants are safe. Safety is our priority. 

COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines are fluid and changing. Please take a moment to review the NOW Volleyball RETURN TO PLAY.The structure of our camp will be adapted when changes are made to the Volleyball BC RETURN TO PLAY.

Registration Information

  • Increased cleaning protocols, increased facility rental costs, and reduced number of allowable athletes on each court have lead to a small increase in registration fees.
  • Ice Breaker sessions are OPEN to ANY athlete from ANY club, all clubs are welcome to participate.
  • Ice Breaker sessions 14U and up are ONLY OPEN to athletes who have participated in recent club volleyball and/or equivalent training. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of the camp director. Please review the criteria listed for each training program.
  • Athletes will be placed into groups based on their age, skill and ability levels at the discretion of the coaching staff to ensure that training meets the needs of everyone. 
  • Please review the refund policy outlined at the bottom of this page.
  • Space will be extremely limited. Camp numbers will be dictated by the allowable number of athletes outlined in by Volleyball BC.

Registration – PRO TIPS

Important Information

  • Space will be extremely limited. NOW Volleyball will be gradually, safely implementing the new (August 26th) Volleyball BC Return to Play Plan. Currently the camp will host 8-10 athletes per court. 6 on 6 game play may be introduced where appropriate.
  • COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines are fluid and changing. The structure of our camp will be adapted when changes are made to the Volleyball BC RETURN TO PLAY.
  • Please review the Refund Policy provided at the bottom of this page.
  • Fall Ball is OPEN to any athlete from any club, all clubs are welcome
  • Intermediate/Advanced Fall Ball is ONLY open to athletes who have participated on organized club and/or high school teams, and/or equivalent training. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of the camp director. 
  • Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.
    *Please note age levels – we are using the new age groupings for the upcoming 2020/2021 club season

    12U - 13U Beginner | Intermediate - Male & Female

    Lead Coach: Rob MacKenzie

    Ages: *Male & Female

    12U (born in 2009)

    13U (born in 2008)

    *This Ice Breaker module is OPEN to 12U and 13U athletes of all skills and abilities.

    *This Ice Breaker module is OPEN to 14U athletes that are new to volleyball and have limited and/or no club volleyball experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Cost: $120 + GST 

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    *Camp Outlines are tentative and will be adapted to the most recent Volleyball BC Return to Play Guidelines.

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will introduced and applied in game-like situations, athletes will build a stronger technical foundation for all skills.

    System and Tactical Training

    Systems and tactics will be introduced to build each athlete’s volleyball IQ and understanding of the game.

    Game Play

    Application and refining of learning during game play is essential for growth. Various opportunities during competitive game-like situations is a priority at the camp.

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    14U Intermediate | Advanced - Male & Female

    Lead Coach: Bryan Gee

    Ages: *Male & Female

    14U (born in 2007)

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 14U male & female athletes who have participated in a minimum of 1 season of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training. This camp is not appropriate for beginners or athletes new to volleyball. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of camp director. Clearly identify on your registration your playing experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 8:45 – 10:45 am

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Cost: $120 + GST

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    *Camp Outlines are tentative and will be adapted to the most recent Volleyball BC Return to Play Guidelines.

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Adaptations to skills and an introduction to advanced skills will be taught to expand the athletes volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Systems and tactics will be introduced, and applied in numerous game-like situations. The focus will be to apply skills and strategies in real situations, and build the athletes volleyball IQ through game play.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be introduced and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of specific positions to be successful.

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    15U Intermediate | Advanced - Female

    Lead Coach: Bryan Gee

    Ages: *Female

    15U (born in 2006)

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 15U female athletes who have participated in a minimum of 1-2 seasons of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training. This camp is not appropriate for beginners or athletes new to volleyball. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of camp director. Clearly identify on your registration your playing experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 10:45 am – 1:45 pm

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Cost: $160+ GST

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    *Camp Outlines are tentative and will be adapted to the most recent Volleyball BC Return to Play Guidelines.

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Adaptations to skills and an introduction to advanced skills will be taught to expand the athletes volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Systems and tactics will be introduced, and applied in numerous game-like situations. The focus will be to apply skills and strategies in real situations, and build the athletes volleyball IQ through game play.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be introduced and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of specific positions to be successful.

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    16U Intermediate | Advanced - Female

    Lead Coach: Jeff Ross

    Ages: *Female

    16U (born in 2005) 

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 16U female athletes who have participated in a minimum of 2-3 seasons of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training. This camp is not appropriate for beginners or athletes new to volleyball. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of camp director. Clearly identify on your registration your playing experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 11:00 – 2:00 pm

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Cost: $160 + GST 

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Advanced skills that are necessary to be successful at the higher levels (club and post-secondary) will be taught to expand the athletes complete volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Advanced systems and tactics will be taught, and applied in numerous game-like situations. Systems and tactics used at post-secondary will be explored. The focus will be to enhance  the athletes ability to read the game, expand their volleyball IQ and understanding.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be taught and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of their position and what they need to do positionaly in various transition and serve receive situations. 

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    17U - 18U Intermediate | Advanced *Female Only

    Lead Coaches: *The 17U|18U camp will be lead by university coaches

    November 22nd – Gina Schmidt – Head Coach – Simon Fraser University

    November 29thJodie Zbyszewski – Assistant Coach – University of British Columbia

    December 6th – Ryan Hofer – Head Coach – Trinity Western University

    *Athletes will receive a numbered NOW Volleyball shirt. This can be used for game footage to allow athletes to create highlight videos with match play.

    Ages: *Female

    17U (born in 2004) 

    18U (born in 2003)

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 17U and 18U female athletes who have participated in a minimum of 2-3 seasons of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training. This camp is not appropriate for beginners or athletes new to volleyball. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of camp director. Clearly identify on your registration your playing experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    *Registration will be open for the first 15 spots on a first come first served basis. Acceptance into the camp for the remaining spots will be at the discretion of the camp coordinator and from the waitlist. Having accurate and complete information during registration regarding experience is very important.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 2:00 – 5:00

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

    Cost: $175 + GST 

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Advanced skills that are necessary to be successful at the higher levels (club and post-secondary) will be taught to expand the athletes complete volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Advanced systems and tactics will be taught, and applied in numerous game-like situations. Systems and tactics used at post-secondary will be explored. The focus will be to enhance  the athletes ability to read the game, expand their volleyball IQ and understanding.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be taught and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of their position and what they need to do positionaly in various transition and serve receive situations. 

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    15U - 16U Intermediate | Advanced - *MALE ONLY

    Lead Coach: Jay Tremonti

    Ages: *Male

    15U (born in 2006) & 16U (born in 2005) 

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 15U and 16U male athletes who have participated in a minimum of 1-2 seasons of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill age and ability levels. Placement is at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced (must have previous club volleyball experience or equivalent training to register)

    Cost: $160 + GST 

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Advanced skills that are necessary to be successful at the higher levels (club and post-secondary) will be taught to expand the athletes complete volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Advanced systems and tactics will be taught, and applied in numerous game-like situations. Systems and tactics used at post-secondary will be explored. The focus will be to enhance  the athletes ability to read the game, expand their volleyball IQ and understanding.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be taught and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of their position and what they need to do positionaly in various transition and serve receive situations. 

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    17U - 18U Intermediate | Advanced *Male Only

    Lead Coach: Jay Tremonti

    NEW

    *The 17U|18U camp will be lead by Douglas College Head Coach, Jay Tremonti:

    *Athletes will receive a numbered NOW Volleyball shirt. This can be used for game footage to allow athletes to create highlight videos with match play.

    Ages: *Male

    17U (born in 2004) & 18U (born in 2003) 

    *This Ice Breaker module is ONLY OPEN to 17U and 18U Male athletes who have participated in a minimum of 2-3 seasons of recent indoor club volleyball and/or equivalent training. This camp is not appropriate for beginners or athletes new to volleyball. Entry into the camp is at the discretion of camp director. Clearly identify on your registration your playing experience.

    *Athletes will be placed into groups based on their skill age and ability levels. Placement is at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that the training meets the needs of everyone.

    Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre

    Time: 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

    Dates: November 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2020

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced (must have previous club volleyball experience or equivalent training to register)

    Cost: $175 + GST 

    *Includes: TeamSnap Fee | Insurance | Instruction | Facility Rental | T-shirt | Zoom Performance Training Session

    Camp Outline

    Skill Essentials

    All fundamental skills will be reviewed and applied in game-like situations. Advanced skills that are necessary to be successful at the higher levels (club and post-secondary) will be taught to expand the athletes complete volleyball toolkit.

    System and Tactical Training

    Advanced systems and tactics will be taught, and applied in numerous game-like situations. Systems and tactics used at post-secondary will be explored. The focus will be to enhance  the athletes ability to read the game, expand their volleyball IQ and understanding.

    Position Specific Tutorials

    Position specific movements and techniques will be taught and applied in game-like situations. Athletes will learn the details of their position and what they need to do positionaly in various transition and serve receive situations. 

    Holistic Performance

    *When applicable to specific age groups

    NOW Volleyball strives to allow athletes learn to be their best, both on an off the court. NOW will provide a guest speaker(s)via Zoom for the athletes to learn about aspects that are essential off the court for growth. 

    Mental Performance Skills: TBA

    Additional Information

    • Once registration has been accepted, you will be sent an email with additional information confirming your position in the camp. Training fills up very quickly, and a wait list will be created.
    • There will be no refunds for missed sessions.
    • Athletes will be placed into groups based on their age, skill and ability levels at the discretion of the camp director to ensure that training meets the needs of everyone.
    • Athletes may be asked to move sessions where appropriate, to provide a better learning environment.

    Refund Policy

    REGULAR REFUND POLICY

    It is NOW/Ducks Volleyball policy is that no refunds will be given once programs have commenced. It is club policy that refunds will ONLY be given under specific extenuating circumstances. Return of the registration fee must be approved by the registrar and will be prorated if the sessions have already begun. Refunds are subject to:

    • a $40 cancellation fee
    • prorated amount, based on the amount of sessions elapsed
    • deduction of unrecoverable costs (ie. facility fees, affiliation fees, equipment, etc.)
    • refunds will not be given for sessions cancelled due to inclement weather or athlete missed sessions

    COVID-19 REFUND POLICY

    In the event that a program must be shut down due to a confirmed case of Covid-19, participants will receive a pro-rated discount for the remainder of the sessions less unrecoverable costs.

    PARTICIPANT FALLS ILL – NO COVID TEST

    If an athlete falls ill, our regular Refund policy will take effect. If participant exhibits Covid-19 symptoms, it is imperative they contact 8-1-1 immediately. Please refer to our Return to Play page for specific instructions.

    No refunds will be given for regular illness, unconfirmed by official Covid-19 test.

    If you have any questions, please email the program coordinator info@nowvolleyball.ca

    GYM TIME IS CANCELED

    If the gym time booked is canceled, registered participants will be able to choose from one of the following options:

    1. Receive a full refund
    2. Full credit forward: allow NOW Volleyball/Ducks Volleyball to retain your full fees paid thus far to be used for a future camp registration. Full credits do not expire and can be used for any NOW Volleyball Camp registration and for any individual within your household. Families who choose this option will be given the opportunity to register for our next NOW Volleyball Camp before the general public.