2020 FAQ's

Welcome to Ducks Beach Volleyball Club. The 2020 Ducks Beach season will run from the beginning of July to the 2nd week of August

ALL skill levels are welcome.

TRAINING CONCLUDES the 2nd week of August. Beach volleyball is an excellent way to continue learning, growing and improving throughout the summer, as athletes receive thousands of meaningful repetitions from elite coaches, while enjoying their summer. 

Questions?

Please contact Ducks Beach Director Bryan Gee if you have any questions: beach@ducksvolleyball.ca

We have put into place high level programming that meets all of the current requirements and helps keep our staff and participants safe. Athletes, coaches and families safety is the most important thing at this time. We are also hopeful that by following these guidelines and working together, we can help volleyball return safely.  At this time, Volleyball BC is allowing training that is focused on skill development and small group training (similar to small group private training sessions) as well as the following guidelines:

  • 2m socially distanced training & skill development
  • No blocking (can be trained in isolation)
  • No competitions that do not adhere to 2m social distancing requirements *we are very hopeful in the next few weeks volleyball will move on to the next transition stage which will allow game play within our groups and possibly within the club
  • 6 athletes per court maximum and 1 coach
  • No mixing of athletes between training groups
  • No gatherings of larger than 50 (limit spectators)
  • Adequate time allowance between training session
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols

Please refer to our Safety Plan & Return to Play Page for detailed information

Yes, absolutely, all athletes from all clubs are welcome, there is no need for an Athlete Release Form

Ducks Beach uses Team Snap to manage all of their teams and communicate with athletes and families. All Ducks Beach athletes should download the app and become comfortable with the program. The Ducks ask that you input accurate information (email addresses and phone number contacts), we also ask that you turn on notifications and SMS notifications.

Option #1 – Pay online through Team Snap

Once an athlete has been identified to a team, they will receive an email from Team Snap with instructions to complete and pay for the registration on the team they were placed on. Families can pay with Visa or Mastercard online.

Option #2 – E-Transfer

Once an athlete has been identified to a team, we will send an email through Team Snap with instruction to complete and pay for the registration through Team Snap or with complete instructions on how to pay by etransfer.

Option #3 – Cash / Cheque

If a family chooses to pay their season fees by cash or cheque, they must contact jen@ducksvolleyball.ca to arrange dropping off at the treasurer’s home address. Fee payment will not be accepted at practice.

In the case of severe weather, notifications regarding the cancellation of practice will take place 1 hour prior to the scheduled practice time via email (Team Snap).  Ducks Beach will train during mildly wet and cold conditions. The Ducks will attempt to create make up session, however, make up sessions will be based on court availability and weather conditions and are not guaranteed.

Athletes will be required to update their TeamSnap availability so coaches may plan accordingly.

We are required to keep detailed records of athletes that attend each session.

As a courtesy we do recommend speaking to the coach to give them a heads up as well during the previous practice

The programs have been flexibly created to adapt to varying numbers of participants due to circumstances that come up in the summer. However, we also believe that attending as many sessions as possible is critical to your development.

REGULAR REFUND POLICY

The Ducks’ policy is that no refunds will be given once programs have commenced. It is club policy that refunds will ONLY be given under specific extenuating circumstances. Return of the registration fee must be approved by the registrar and will be prorated if the sessions have already begun. Refunds are subject to:

  • a $40 cancellation fee
  • prorated amount, based on the amount of sessions elapsed
  • deduction of unrecoverable costs (ie. facility fees, affiliation fees, equipment, etc.)
  • refunds will not be given for sessions cancelled due to inclement weather or athlete missed sessions

COVID-19 REFUND POLICY

In the event that a program must be shut down due to a confirmed case of Covid-19, participants will receive a pro-rated discount for the remainder of the sessions less unrecoverable costs.

PARTICIPANT FALLS ILL – NO COVID TEST

If an athlete falls ill, our regular Refund policy will take effect. If participant exhibits Covid-19 symptoms, it is imperative they contact 8-1-1 immediately. Please refer to our Return to Play page for specific instructions.

No refunds will be given for regular illness, unconfirmed by official Covid-19 test.

If you have any questions, please email the program coordinator Bryan Gee: beach@ducksvolleyball.ca

CLICK HERE for a list of beach volleyball rules and CLICK HERE for the Volleyball BC Code of Ethics

Our Ducks programs are organized in a manner that you do not require a partner to train in practice. Please come to practice with or without a partner, as you will all train as one team.  

You do not need to register with a partner. If you have teammates in mind you will be able to list up to 3 during the registration process.

Due to the shortened season this year, the Ducks’ gear that is included with your registration fees is a T-shirt

Gear should arrive within 2 weeks of registration  and will be distributed at training sessions.

Please bring a water bottle, and dress appropriately for the weather. During cold or rainy days, long spandex and long sleeve shirts are recommended. During hot days, sun glasses, sun block, tank top, hat and spandex/shorts are recommended. You may need to purchase sand socks for really hot days.

Any athletes/families seeking financial assistance are asked to contact beach@ducksvolleyball.ca 

Available Grants for Application

Kidsport Grant Application

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Application

Please register on the waitlist for a program if it is at capacity. This allows us to offer additional programming where demand dictates.

Space is extremely limited and we will do our best to place you in a training group with your requested teammates, however, groups will be decided based on ability and placement in a group is at the sole discretion of the Director of Ducks Beach. Your partner MUST register in time and obtain a space online. We cannot reserve space for athletes that were not placed when registering. Once programs are full, a waitlist will be created online.

Yes! Please only register in programs that denote *Beginner or *All skills welcome. Some of our programming are for intermediate/advanced athletes. 

We are working on beginner programming and will be posting information on our website the week of June 24

Great! Our 12U program is co-ed and we are currently finalizing the program schedule for 14U-18U male athletes. Due to severe space restrictions, we are unable to offer a male team at each age level.

Please check back soon for our male program

Practices are held in Coquitlam at the Town Centre Beach Courts

Beach Provincials has not been officially canceled at this time. As the situation with Covid-19 is fluid, we will keep an eye on the Volleyball BC website and provide updates as we receive them

Click HERE

At this time, no tournaments have been scheduled for the summer. As the situation with Covid-19 is fluid, this could change as the summer progresses.

As we are currently in the “Transition” phase for return to volleyball, no close contact, no blocking and no competitive style volleyball is permitted.

We will provide updates regarding changes in phases of return to play as well as tournaments as we receive them

Skill Level – Intermediate to Advanced – All athletes that are registering must have previous Beach and/or indoor club team experience to register in this program.

– Skill Level – Beginner – Athletes who have only participated on school volleyball teams, development leagues, Atomic programs and similar or are new to the sport are considered to have limited experience.