Competitive & High-Performance Teams
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Our COMPETITIVE teams function as participating in the OVA's competition structure. This program is the traditional way youth athletes compete in the sport of volleyball in the province of Ontario. The COMPETITIVE program is often athletes' first competitive experience with structured volleyball, with the possibility of leading to other programs (e.g., LVC's COMPETITIVE+ program).
On-Court Training (2 practices/training sessions per week)
Competition (4 OVA competitions; OVA Provincials)
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, sport psychology and mental training, nutrition and wellbeing training, 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.
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 Youth 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 at the 17U and 18U levels.
- To produce a coaching staff that demonstrates exceptionality (Performance Trained/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.
On-Court Training (3 practices/training sessions per week; Holiday Training; March Break Training)
Competition (4+ OVA competitions; external competitions; scrimmages; OVA Provincials; VC Nationals)
Physical Training with Total Package (2 in-person team training sessions per week with additional independent training)
Sports Psychology Training with Eclipse Performance (~14 mental training sessions throughout the season)
Nutrition and Wellbeing (~3 sessions with various experts)
Refereeing Clinics (~2 sessions training to officiate; various opportunities to officiate LVC hosted tournaments)
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