North Vancouver School District
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Volleyball Academy / Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence

Located at Sutherland Secondary School, Grades​ 8 - 12

The Volleyball Academy is scheduled as follows for the 2020-2021 school year:

Stream 1 – Day 1,  6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Stream 2 – Day 2,  6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Stream 3 – Day 2,  6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

About the Volleyball Academy

The North Vancouver School District formed a partnership with Volleyball Canada in 2012 to offer the North Vancouver School District Volleyball Academy at Sutherland Secondary.

The Volleyball Academy consists of three co-ed, multi-graded streams:

Stream 1 AM   Focus on skill development for students who are new or newer to volleyball

Stream 2 AM   Focus on advancement of skill development and tactical awareness

Stream 3 PM   Focus on progressing towards skill and tactical refinement

Students new to the academy will be assessed and placed by Volleyball Canada coaches. Assessments will take place April 6 and 8, 2020 at Sutherland Secondary School. Students new to the academy must attend both assessment dates.

The program consists of the volleyball curriculum as set out by Volleyball Canada and the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C Ministry of Education. Students earn their grade level P.H.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

The Academy is open to students in grades 8–12. , and will be held either before school or Block 8 of the secondary school timetable, depending on the cohort.

Participation in the Volleyball Academy will not affect a student's eligibility to play for their home school's volleyball team.

* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Click here to view the 2020/21 Volleyball Academy flyer.


Selection for the Volleyball Academy

Priority 1:    Returning students

Priority 2:    Wait-listed students from the previous year

Priority 3:    Lottery for remaining students consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools

The total number of spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

Admission to competitive streams is determined through successful assessments and/or tryouts. Date, location and time to be determined.

Fees for the Volleyball Academy

The total cost for the Volleyball Academy for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:

Stream 1 AM  -  $1,885

Stream 2 AM  -  $2,175

Stream 3 PM  -  $2,175

Deposit: The non-refundable deposit is required on or before May 6, 2020 to confirm your child's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that non-payment by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the balance in full or set-up instalments any time between May and August 2020 through School Cash Online. Please note that failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to Out of District students.

More information about Academies, including fees and withdrawal procedures, is available here.


If you have questions about the Volleyball Academy or require more information, please contact:

Volleyball Academy Teachers