Progress - measuring what matters
Volleyball Canada believes in transparency, measuring progress and celebrating success along the way. Our progress page is dedicated to keeping track of the critical areas for improvement and holding all of us accountable to growing the game we love.
Below are some of the larger areas that we need to address to move our development system forward. We hope the entire Canadian Volleyball community will take on these challenges to grow our game to new levels.
Increase Boys Participation at 14U
Boys participation has remained stagnant or dropped in most areas of the country. We need to attract more boys to the game at an earlier age to have an impact on their development. We will be monitoring the number of male teams entering 14U provincial championships.
Boys participating in 14U provincials
Establish system of measuring skill development
Canadian athletes are far behind top nations in the world in fundamental skills. Currently we have no way of monitoring our progress in this area at the youth level. Volleyball Canada has provided a common method to measure and celebrate skill development. You can check it out on the Coaches and Athlete pages. Our long term goal is to create a National system that allows for any athlete to upload their scores and celebrate progress!
System of Measuring Skill Development
Number of L2C athletes training the recommended amount in VCCE programs
The average Learning to Compete athlete (16-19) is about 100 hours/year short of practice hours. Volleyball Canada aims to provide these extra practice hours for identified athletes across Canada through professional coaching at regional VCCE Programs. Five Centres are starting up in September 2011 in BC, with plans to expand nationally. Learn more about the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence on our ATHLETES page. We will monitor the number of athletes practicing the recommended number of hours/year.
Number of L2C Athletes Training Recommended Hours