Provincial Excellence Program

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Volleyball New Brunswick is excited to announce that we will be reintroducing the Provincial Excellence Program (PEP).  PEP is an initiative developed to facilitate high performance coach and athlete pathways.  The objective of PEP is to bridge the gap that currently exists between Club, Canada Games and Post-Secondary volleyball.  For these athletes to succeed at the highest level, our high performance athletes need to be training together in partnership with a strong support system to help achieve their goals. 

Full Program Information: PEP Information Package 2020

Registration

  • Must be completed online before the tryout, please click here to REGISTER
  • Registration closes November 24th at 5pm
  • The cost of PEP is $225 per athlete.

Schedule

Girls

Training/Tryout Date Location
Tryout November 14th, 2020  Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training November 28th, 2020 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training December 12th, 2020 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training  January 9th, 2021 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB

Boys

Training/Tryout Date Location
Tryout November 15th, 2020  Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training November 28th, 2020 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training December 12th, 2020 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB
Training  January 9th, 2021 Ayr Motor Centre, Woodstock, NB

Desired Outcomes

  • To bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary volleyball (CCAA, USports, NCAA, National Team and Professional Team) through:
    • Access:
      • Coaches have access to athletes
      • Athletes have access to sport science and high-performance coaches
  • Increased Training Hours
  • Competition
    • Competition with other high-performance athletes within training

Who can participate in PEP?

Male and female athletes are eligible for PEP if they are born on or after January 1st, 2003.

How do you participate in PEP?

Participation in the PEP will be by open tryout on November 14th for girls and 15th for boys. Following the tryout, individual spots to the program will be offered.

What is the Cost?

Tryouts: Cost- $50

All athletes that participate in the November training day will be asked to pay $50. This includes four hours of on court training.

Training Sessions: Cost – $225

Unforeseen Circumstances

Should an athlete not be able to attend a tryout due to unforeseen circumstances such as COVID-19 symptoms, major injury, death in the family, environmental or mechanical travel issues, or other) he/she must send written communication to VNB’s Technical Director (jeffrand@volleyballnb.org) by Wednesday, November 11th at 12am.

The Selection Committee will then make a determination on whether or not to allow an exemption.  For example, if an athlete is injured a physician’s note will be required. Where an athlete makes a request for an exemption based on illness or injury, the committee may require the athlete to provide authorization from his/her attending physician to return to team training.

Alternate date for tryout for the PEP Program will be November 28th.  Depending on individual circumstances, this may allow for an athlete to tryout at a later date.

If you have any questions please reach out to the VNB Technical Director, Jeff Rand or VNB Program Coordinator Abby Rivington