Our Tryout Process

A Guide to LVC Tryouts!

Thanks for your interest in LVC Fire!

At this point, Phase 1 of signing athletes has wrapped up and we have moved into Phase 2 of the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) Tryout Window. The OVA and Public Health are discouraging the "typical" tryout process and have created the Athlete Application Process, essentially a written resume of the athlete's previous experience. Below is a link to the OVA's Athlete Application Form.

To be considered for open roster spots, please submit this form to us on September 20. To submit to LVC, send your Application form to LVC Technical Director, Patrick Johnston (patrick@lvcfire.com). 

If you've any further questions, please let us know (info@lvcfire.com)
- The LVC Team

Athlete Application Form

On August 1, LVC sent re-signing offers to the 2019-2020 rosters. Those offers were valid until August 31, and have now expired. Some of our teams have roster space available, some do not.
For athletes new to LVC... The OVA has said the Athlete Application form is above and can be submitted to Clubs. This is the process to be considered for open roster spots.

Here is a list of LVC's teams for 2020-2021 as well as whether the team is full or not.

12U Sparks - space available
13U Combustion - FULL
13U Chargers - space available
14U Explode - FULL
14U Erupt - FULL
15U Wild - FULL
15U Wrath - FULL
16U Scorch - FULL
16U Smoke - FULL
17U Inferno - FULL
17U Ignite - 1 spot available
18U Intensity - FULL
18U Passion - 4 spots available

15U Blaze - FULL
16U Power - 1 spot available
16U Pistons - 5 spots available
17U Rage - FULL
17U Reds - 4 spots available
18U Heat - FULL

For those interested, please review the OVA's Athlete Application Process. We'd love to hear from you! If you've questions in the meantime, reach out to our Technical Director, Patrick Johnston (patrick@lvcfire.com)

Check out the link below for the updates provided to us by our provincial governing body, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA). https://www.ontariovolleyball.org/ova-response-to-coronavirus
LVC Town Hall (July 28, 2020)
  • For access to LVC's Town Hall recording, please email info@lvcfire.com
Athlete Selection
Athletes will be selected to LVC teams based on the following criteria:
  • PHYSICAL - Ability to meet certain standards in the following physical indicators: height, vertical jump, speed, functional strength and mobility, agility. 
  • INDIVIDUAL SKILL - Ability to consistently apply the six (6) major skills while limiting errors during competition in training and during official matches. The six (6) major skills are: Ball control including serve receiving, Setting, Attacking, Blocking, Defending, Serving. 
  • TACTICAL - Ability to read the play and make proper decisions on court. Ability to utilize information provided by the coaching staff and relate it to individual or team performance. o Ability to effectively communicate during matches.
  • BEHAVIOURAL - Demonstrates qualities conducive to individual improvement such as: self-motivatation, strong work ethic, responsibility and focus. Demonstrates qualities conducive to team success such as: strong leadership, positive attitude, effective communication and coachability.
  • POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP - Current performance level relative to past performance level and perceived potential to develop.
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! In line with the OVA and Volleyball Canada, our High-Performance Model is what is in the athlete's best interests long-term.
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Chris Lawson - Hired as LVC Pathway Coordinator, directing our Lead and Head Coaches.
  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).