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Competitive Tryout/Assessment information

Express is very proud to announce that tryouts/assessments will occur during the month of September.  Exact dates and times TBD.  Follow us on IG, FB and Twitter to stay informed.

All participants must register before attending tryouts AND complete a COVID screening form before every session.  Visit ExpressVC.ca.

Cost:  $25/player (Includes an awesome T-shirt and a minimum of 2 tryout sessions.)  Non-refundable.

Location:  Central Elgin C.I.  (Outdoors)

Players must register and tryout for their chronological age group.  Note:  If a player wishes to play up an age category or down an age category, they must indicate their intent in writing before the tryout.  Send to secexpressvc@gmail.com.

Age categories (Girls):

18U - 2004 (and 2003 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

17U - 2005 (and 2004 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

16U - 2006 (and 2005 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

15U - 2007 (and 2006 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

14U - 2008 (and 2007 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

13U - 2009 (and 2008 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

12U - 2010 (and 2009 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

Note:  Boys may play down a year no matter what month their birthdate is.  Ex., 13U boys = 2009 and 2008.

Note:  Players born in 2011 and 2012 may tryout for 12U.

While all attempts will be made to form teams, it is at club discretion whether or not a team runs.  (i.e., Registration numbers and/or coaching staff availability are two of many factors).  

Questions?  Please contact secexpressvc@gmail.com.

Competitive Tryout/Assessment information

Express is very proud to announce that tryouts/assessments will occur during the month of September.  Exact dates and times TBD.  Follow us on IG, FB and Twitter to stay informed.

All participants must register before attending tryouts AND complete a COVID screening form before every session.  Visit ExpressVC.ca.

Cost:  $25/player (Includes an awesome T-shirt and a minimum of 2 tryout sessions.)  Non-refundable.

Location:  Central Elgin C.I.  (Outdoors)

Players must register and tryout for their chronological age group.  Note:  If a player wishes to play up an age category or down an age category, they must indicate their intent in writing before the tryout.  Send to secexpressvc@gmail.com.

Age categories (Girls):

18U - 2004 (and 2003 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

17U - 2005 (and 2004 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

16U - 2006 (and 2005 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

15U - 2007 (and 2006 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

14U - 2008 (and 2007 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

13U - 2009 (and 2008 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

12U - 2010 (and 2009 Sept 1 - Dec 31)

Note:  Boys may play down a year no matter what month their birthdate is.  Ex., 13U boys = 2009 and 2008.

Note:  Players born in 2011 and 2012 may tryout for 12U.

While all attempts will be made to form teams, it is at club discretion whether or not a team runs.  (i.e., Registration numbers and/or coaching staff availability are two of many factors).  

Questions?  Please contact secexpressvc@gmail.com.

Express Coaches Wanted

We are currently seeking:

Head Coach (Competitive): 12U Girls (2011-2012)

Assistant Coaches (Competitive):  All levels. 

Grassroots and House League

Qualifications:

Head Coach (Competitive)

- Certified Development (former NCCP L1) or higher preferred*

- Minimum 3-5 years coaching and/or playing volleyball preferred

* Express is willing to train and financially support training for all coaches.

 

Assistant Coach (Competitive)

- Some coaching and/or playing volleyball experience preferred

* Express is willing to train and financially support training for all coaches.

 

Expectations:

- Highly organized

- Willing to learn

- Excellent communicator (with players, parents, club)

- Commit to 2-3 training sessions/week and approximately 1 tournament / month

- Passion for the promotion of Joy and Technique in youth athletes

 

Compensation

Head Coach - Annual stipends plus expenses commensurate with certification

Assistant Coaches - Volunteer position

 

Grassroots and House Leagues

 

Qualifications

- Some coaching and/or playing volleyball experience preferred

* Express is willing to train and financially support training for all coaches.

 

Expectations

- Willing to learn

- Excellent communicator (with players, parents, club)

- Commit to 1 training session/week

- Passion for the promotion of Joy and Technique in youth athletes 

 

Compensation:  Free participation of your own children.

 

Please contact Darlene at secexpressvc@gmail.com for more details.

House League and Grassroots

Express is fully prepared to run its two marquis in-house programs; Grassroots and House League.  We are just awaiting the "green light" from our facilities so that we can get registration under way.  Do you want to be the first to know when this happens?  Visit the ExpressVC.ca main page and add your name to the waiting list OR Click Here.  Those on the waiting list will get exclusive access to the information and the first opportunity to register before the rest of the public.  Don't delay!  Join the waiting list today.  

For information about the Grassroots program, click here.  For information about the House League program, click here.

See you soon.

Express Summer Programs

Volleyball Fans,  Updated July 15

The St. Thomas Express Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that our Monday night in the Meadow Grass Court program is ready to go.

Pre-arrival:  Complete online COVID self-screener each week.  Visit:  ExpressVC.ca between 12:01am and 5:30pm on Mondays.

Arrive:  6:10-6:25 for check in each Monday inside the track.

Location:  Central Elgin C.I.  (Park on the East side of school in the parking lot.)

Dates:  July 19-Aug. 30 inclusive.  (i.e., no dates off = 7 sessions)

Departure:  ~8pm.

 

Notes:

  • No washroom facilities on site 

  • Garbage clean-up - if you pack it in, please pack it out.  

  • Inclement weather - we will use 3 methods for cancellations.  E.g., email, social media, ExpressVC.ca

  • Smoking - not permitted on Thames Valley DSB grounds

  • Parking - east side of school

  • Masks

    • Athletes - must be worn when arriving and while waiting to play.  May be worn while on court, but not mandatory.

    • Spectators - must be worn IF closer than 2m to person(s) NOT in your family.

  • Spectators

DO

DO NOT

Stay and watch (bring a lawn chair)

Remain outside of the track

Cheer positively for all players

Social Distance - Remain 2m away from non-family members OR wear a mask

Yell at or coach participants

Come inside the track area

Sit within 2m of non-family members without wearing a mask

Congregate with non-family members

 Failure to follow any of the above guidelines may result in you being asked to leave and/or your child being removed from the program with no financial compensation.  Let’s work together please.

 

  • COVID assessment (before every session - online)

    • Athletes MUST complete an online COVID assessment (visit ExpressVC.ca) between 12:01am and 5:30pm on the date of participation.

    • Please DO NOT send your child if they have ANY symptoms.   

  • Temperature checks are not mandatory but might be done

  • Please bring:

    • WATER (Lots of it as there is no filling station on site) 

    • ICE (If possible for cooling and possible injury)

    • Shoes appropriate for dry grass participation (no cleats please)

    • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen

    • Lawn chair to sit in between matches 

Express T shirts, water bottles and towels have been ordered and will be distributed when they’ve arrived at the club.

Drop-In:  Players have been divided into groups for week 1 based on last names.  All efforts will be made to have groups of "like talent" play together.  "Friends" may be in the same group but not necessarily on the same team.  

Elite 2's:  Groups have been randomly created for week 1.  All efforts will be made to ensure that each group is of "like talent".

Joy and technique plus you get to see your friends again.  :)

Questions?  Please contact Darlene: secexpressvc@gmail.com



 

Express in the News!

Please visit our archives to see what we've been doing since 2011.

President/Coach Dennis featured on MyFM

Briwood's Hooray for Coaches featured our President, Dennis. Jan. 23, 2020.

Hometown St. Thomas Article 2019

See page 16. More Joy and technique.

Contact

Darlene Dupuis-Baxter

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