Our Tryout Process

A Guide to LVC Tryouts!

2018 Tryouts will run from September 20 - 30!
See Tryout Schedule for dates and locations.

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OVA's Tryout Window Policy

The 2018/2019 Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) season will mark the sixth season that the Tryout Window Policy has been in effect in Ontario. Our Club is a proponent of the policy as we strongly believe that athletes and their families should be evaluating the long-term benefits that each Club can offer their young athlete.

We encourage all athletes and their families to review and inform themselves on the OVA's Tryout Window Policy at www.ontariovolleyball.org 

Athlete Selection

Athletes are assessed and selected based on the following criteria.

  1. Long-term potential in line with Volleyball Canada's Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model
  2. Physical Testing: Height, Reach, Movement (as measured by T-Test), Block Touch, Spike Touch, Hand/Eye Coordination, Reaction Time
  3. Ball control skill, reading ability/volleyball-IQ

Athletes are selected by the team's respective Head Coach and Assistant Coaches in coordination with the LVC Technical Committee.

LVC High-Performance Model vs. Traditional Model

The points below have raised the level of LVC to new heights!

Fully in line with the OVA and Volleyball Canada, our High-Performance Model is what is in the athlete's best interests long-term.

  1. Chris Lawson - Hired as LVC Pathway Coordinator, directing our Lead and Head Coaches
  2. Lead Coaches - Ensures quality consistent instruction across all LVC teams. Each "Training Cohort" (i.e. 14U Girls) has a Lead Coach that is responsible for leading practice planning, Yearly Training Plans, collaboration opportunities, positional training, etc. 
  3. Standardized Yearly Training Plans (YTP's) - Implemented by Lead Coaches to best guide athlete development, mindful of work/rest balance and external factors (school sports, exams, etc.)
  4. Multi-Court Facilities - All teams will train at multi-court facilities with all teams in their cohort. This allows position-specific training and skill-specific training for the athletes.
  5. Physical Testing Database - To best track athlete development, it is critical to see Fire members as athletes first. Athletes that are healthy long-term is our priority. Our testing measures are age-appropriate and helps provide valuable information for athlete selection and athlete development.
  6. Technical Committee - To ensure athletes are selected and developed in line with LTAD principles, the LVC Technical Committee will work alongside Lead Coaches, Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches.

    The Technical Committee is comprised of:

    Chris Lawson (Volleyball Canada Master Coach Evaluator / Learning Facilitator)
    Patrick Johnston (Performance Coach Trained)
    Steve Dow (Performance Coach Trained)
    Jeff Millar (Advanced Development Coach)
    Montana Woodhouse (Advanced Development Coach in Training)
    Joe Wrigley (Advanced Development Coach)
  7. Building Capacity in Coaching - Lead Coach model provides professional development opportunities for developing Assistant Coaches through a genuine mentorship program and oversight of Yearly Training Plan (YTP's).

Tryout Facilities

  • CHOCC - (Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre)
    656 Elizabeth Street, London ON
  • NLOCC - (North London Optimist Community Centre)
    1345 Cheapside Street, London ON
  • Saunders Secondary School
    941 Viscount Road, London ON