Competitive & High-Performance Teams
WHO ARE WE!? #weareLVC
As a club, how we define success is directly in line with Volleyball Canada's Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD). We have five measures of success that shape our decision-making and affirm our core values.
- Number of LVC Members
From Timbits to Feed the Fire to Competitive to LVCamp to REPS Clinics, we aim to have as many athletes playing volleyball and loving the game.
- Alumni playing in U-Sport/CCAA/NCAA
Individual athlete development is top priority whether LVC members are 4 years old in their first Timbits session or 18 years old, attending their 18U National Championship. One way to measure the LVC Pathway is through the number of athletes playing post-secondary
volleyball in U-Sport (Canadian University Conference), the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) or the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
- Alumni Coaching
Our hope is that we can install a love of the game of volleyball and a passion for teamwork, which creates a framework for an excellent coach! In order for more kids to have a great experience at LVC, we need more coaches that share our core values. As always, LVC will cover the costs of coaching courses for any current athletes or coaches looking to add their coaching skillset.
- Alumni Refereeing
Often overlooked but essential to the volleyball community are our fantastic referees! Through a love for the game, we want our athletes, alumni, coaches and parents to take an active role in the volleyball community.
- Team Excellence at 16U/17U/18U
From 13U through 15U, the primary focus is individual athlete development. We aim to address weaknesses HEAD ON rather than mask them to improve our chances of winning. This is long-term thinking! We are always working to win, but never at the expense of athlete development. From 16U through 18U, the importance of results increases. LVC athletes that want to play post-secondary volleyball will be in results-oriented leagues where mental-toughness and execution is critical. From 16U to 18U, these skills will be tested.
As athletes progress, we will introduce young athletes to the concepts set out by Canadian Sport-For-Life in the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model.
To compete at the highest level, athletes must understand the principles of skill development as well as physical and mental training. It is our goal not only to graduate volleyball players who can compete at the university and college levels, but to develop young men and women who will be better trained to be successful in life. They will have learned teamwork, the benefits of hard work, the joy of pursuing excellence and the confidence to succeed.
Do you want to be the best that you can be? If so, then you will want to be a part of the LVC High-Performance Program!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about our competitive program and/or possible spots available on an LVC team!
Our COMPETITIVE+ teams will function in a traditional manner with the option for the athletes to purchase the COMPETITIVE+ package, where they will receive some of the high-performance (HP) development opportunities. This includes individual position-specific training alongside the HP athletes and coaches, physical training with Total Package Speed Strength & Condition, mental training with Eclipse Performance, nutrition and wellbeing sessions with various experts, and invitations to a variety of off-court sessions.
The goal of the COMPETITIVE+ program is to give athletes access to exceptional coaching with a development plan in mind to provide them with the best opportunity to join an HP team in the future and/or reach volleyball outcomes beyond the club structure (e.g., provincial excellence programs, post-secondary programs). Athletes develop, both physically and mentally, at different stages in their lives, and given the proper resources, the late developer often out develops the early developer. We want to provide that greatest opportunity to all LVC athletes, while ensuring their training occurs in a culture of respect and devotion to athlete-centered development.
Estimated base cost this season: $1,700.
Our HIGH-PERFORMANCE program is the first of its kind in southwestern Ontario. Our HP program will function alongside the traditional manner plus provide extensive individual and team training for athletes, as well as excellent development training for coaches. The HP program has four main goals:
- To increase the impact and accountability of LVC on the Girls Volleyball Community in London through improved coaching and a training plan that is directly in line with the LTD.
- To produce a program that consistently competes in Division 1 Tier 1 (Top 8 in Ontario) at the 17U and 18U levels.
- To produce a coaching staff that demonstrates exceptionality (Performance Certified Head Coaches; Mentorship for developing coaches)
- To produce an athlete mentorship program that allows the HP athletes to help, lead and mentor the developmental athletes
Our HP program includes significantly more training, both on-court and off-court, for athletes to reach a variety of development goals. Athletes will have access to the top coaches in the province as well as specialized equipment and unique opportunities to advance athlete training. As is the case for all LVC programming, the HP program aims to provide this training to athletes, while ensuring it occurs in a culture of respect and devotion to athlete-centered development. All features are considered mandatory parts of the program, and the costs of each are included in the base fee except where noted.
Team / Technical Training
- Twice/week team training sessions
- Once/week training (individual position specific and team tactical training)
- March break training camp and tournaments [not included in fees]
- Christmas break training camp (3 days)
- National Championships [travel not included in fees, only team registration]
Physical Training (Total Package Speed Strength and Conditioning)
- Minimum 2 days per week (in person and athlete-led)
Mental Training (Eclipse Performance)
- 14 mental training sessions with Charles Fitzsimmons
Nutrition and Wellbeing
- 3 sessions with experts
- 2 sessions training to officiate
- Various opportunities to officiate LVC hosted tournaments
Young Athlete Development
- 4 technical sessions working with younger LVC athletes
Estimated base cost this season: $2,900.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
- Sean Pellow firstname.lastname@example.org
- LVC Technical Director – Girls Program
- Patrick Johnston email@example.com
- LVC Technical Director – Boys Program
- Allison Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
- Club Director & LVC President