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Volleyball Academy / Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence

Located at Sutherland Secondary School and Mountainside Secondary School​, Grades​ 8-12

Volleyball Academy Stream 1 is scheduled for Day 2 at 6:30 – 8:00 am
Volleyball Competitive Stream 2 is scheduled for Day 1 at 6:30 – 8:00 am
Volleyball Competitive Stream 3 is scheduled for Day 1 Block 4
Students will be placed in the cohort where Volleyball Canada determines they would perform best.

In partnership with Volleyball Canada, the Volleyball Academy consists of two cohorts:

Competitive Cohort – Two Volleyball Canada selected streams at 6:30–8:00 a.m. or 1:40-3:00 p.m.

Academy Stream - Available to all students, regardless of volleyball experience at 6:30–8:00 a.m.

Students will be placed in the cohort where Volleyball Canada determines they would perform best.

This unique program replaces a student's regular Physical Education (P.E.) course and offers 100+ hours of volleyball instruction, combining on-court and physical training. The program consists of a volleyball curriculum as set out by Volleyball Canada and is in compliance with the BC Ministry of Education's Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical Education.  Students earn their grade-equivalent P.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

Click here to view the 2018 Volleyball Academy flyer.

Please note: Registration in the Volleyball Academy will not affect a player's ability to play on their home school's volleyball team. Transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

How to apply

Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year has closed and many academies are full to capacity for this school year.

If your student is interested in enrolling in an academy, please email to inquire as to whether or not there are any spaces available. We are not accepting wait-list candidates at this point in the school year.

Registration information for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted on the website prior to the Enhanced Programs Night, which will take place at Sutherland Secondary School on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019  from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


Priority 1 - Returning students

Priority 2 - Waitlisted players from previous years

Priority 3 - Lottery for remaining spaces.

Total spots available will be dependent on the number of applications received and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet student needs.

Competitive Stream - Players to be selected based on try-outs as determined by Volleyball Canada.

Academy Stream - Players not selected to the Competitive Stream will be selected in a manner consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to School. Note: Those players not selected via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist. 


Total cost for the Volleyball Academy will be as follows per school year:

  • Competitive Stream - $2,500 program fee per school year
  • Academy Stream - $2,000 program fee per school year

Students must supply their own equipment including shoes, shorts, kneepads, and other volleyball related supplies. 

The first payment confirms placement in the academy and is non-refundable. It is due on or before June 1, 2018. If a family chooses to pay in installments, this must be set up for automatic withdrawal prior to June 1, 2018 with the first payment due September 1, 2018 and then on the first of each month through May 2019. Information for payment will be included in the acceptance package. An additional course fee of approximately $925 may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the academy.


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

Jennifer Kinakin
Volleyball Academy Teacher

Michael Kee
District Principal