Why would a athlete want to play in a different age category?
In short, the large discrepancies that can occur between youth within the same birth year create significant disadvantages for late developing athletes. Volleyball Yukon provides a 16 month range within all age group divisions so that athletes have greater flexibility to choose a level that best suits there needs.
Can my child play up?
Yes. Athletes who play at an advanced level would benefit from the challenge of playing up an age category. Athletes are permitted to play up as long as they have approval from their club volleyball organization.
Can my child play down?
Yes. As long as their birth year is within the allowed range as stated in the table above.
Should i consider playing down?
Athletes, parents and coaches should consider the short term and long term benefits of playing down an age category
Should i consider playing up?
Volleyball Canada recommends that if playing up provides the needed challenge for improvement, and no significant social/emotional drawbacks exists in the older age category, then athletes should play up.
Our annual memberships are valid from September 1st to August 31st. Volleyball Yukon has three classes of membership:
Those persons elected to, or acclaimed to a position on the Board of Directors as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws of Volleyball Yukon. This membership is entitled to one vote at annual meetings provided they are 18 years of age as of Jan. 1st in the year of the AGM.
Those persons actively engaged in volleyball competitions, and approved by the Association, and have been registered with Volleyball Canada (ie. athletes, coaches and officials). This membership is entitled to one vote at annual meetings provided they are 18 years of age as of Jan. 1st in the year of the AGM. Where an active members is not of voting age, his or her parent or guardian can vote on their behalf.
Those persons engaged in the facets of volleyball, such as volunteering and organizing, and approved by the Association. This membership is entitled to one vote at annual meetings provided they are of age as of Jan 1st in the year of the AGM.
Please follow this link to register today.