DUCKS BEACH FAQ
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.
Payments are made in full at the time of registration through TeamSnap.
Tryouts will be used in situations where registration exceeds program capacity. In a tryout situation, we will identify athletes into our programs, and seek to build additional programs based on need. If you have registered and paid and are not offered a spot on a team based on tryouts, your fee will be fully refunded. It is important that you register on the waitlist so we can determine where there is a need for additional programming.
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. Refunds will not be approved after sessions have begun and a replacement may not be found. Approved 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: email@example.com
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.
The Ducks will provide each athlete with a tank top ad long sleeve shirt, that can be used when participating in tournaments. We encourage our athletes to wear Ducks Beach gear when at tournaments. They will arrive in 3-4 weeks after tryouts and distributed to the athletes.
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.
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 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.
Groups and court placements are made based on athlete skill and ability as assessed by our selection committee at your team/court placement session
Yes! Please only register in programs that denote *Beginner or *All skills welcome. Some of our programming are for intermediate/advanced athletes.
Awesome! our 12U program is co-ed and we offer a 13U | 14U | 15U | 16U-18U male only program. Please refer to the programming page for information regarding scheduling and registration
Please register as soon as possible for tournaments. They fill up very quickly. Tournaments, and the organization of tournaments, are athlete and parent coordinated. CLICK HERE for Volleyball BC tournament and registration information. We also host several tournaments called Play for the Cure, with all proceeds going to support Children with Cancer. Please consider supporting these tournaments, CLICK HERE for more information.
– 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.