Junior Bisons Volleyball Club

Program Overview

Under the expert guidance of Bisons head coaches, the JBVC offers opportunities for young athletes aged 12-18 to develop volleyball skills, tactical knowledge and fitness. JBVC is a high-level training experience for new athletes in the sport to develop and those looking for a career in post-high school competition to further their abilities.

Programming is led by Bisons volleyball head coaches Ken Bentley and Arnd Ludwig and facilitated by Bisons student-athletes.

2024 Fee Structure

Girls 12-14

Fees 12U girls 13U girls 14U girls (gold team) 14U girls (brown team)
Player fee $1320 $1590 $2025 $1560
Apparel fee $400 $400 $400 $400
Travel Fee $0 $0 $1485 $970

Girls 15-17

Fees 15U girls (gold team) 15U girls (brown team) 16U girls (gold team) 16U girls (brown team) 17U girls (gold team)  
Player fee $2085 $1800 $2100 $1920 $2025  
Apparel fee $400 $400 $490 $490 $490  
Travel Fee $2010 $1130 $1800 $1340 $2610  

Boys 13-15

Fees 13U boys 14U boys 15U boys
Player fee $1455 $1680 $1830
Apparel fee $400 $400 $400
Travel Fee $0 $735 $735

Boys 16-18

Fees 16U boys 17U boys 18U boys
Player fee $1905 $1950 $2280
Apparel fee $490 $490 $490
Travel Fee $1475 $1845 $2300

Player fees cover Volleyball Manitoba registration, facility rentals, tournament entry fees, Junior Bisons banquet ticket, coaching honorariums and per diems, strength and conditioning, equipment, supplies and administration costs

  • This larger fee is payable in one lump sum at the annual parent meeting in December or can be paid by credit card in a 3 month payment plan (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Apparel fees cover 2 practice dri-fit shirts, hoodie, backpack and game jerseys (2-3).

  • The full apparel fee is due at the parent meeting in December with credit card as the clothing is ordered and paid for instantly through the online store.

Travel fees cover player and coaches hotel expenses, coaches flights and travel expenses and team rental vehicles/buses and gas.

  • The travel fee does not include player flights to Nationals or any other tournaments.The travel fee is due Mar. 30 of each year as it is determined by the number of players on each team, number of tournaments, locations, travel etc.

2025 Tryouts

2025 Tryouts

PLEASE NOTE: Due to our high demand and tryouts selling out each year, for athletes that have a date of birth between September 1 and December 31 please register for your preferred tryout age group and attend that age class tryout only. If you would like to be considered for multiple age classes, please complete the MULTIPLE AGE CLASS CONSIDERATION FORM.

Ages *:      12U - 18U based on date of birth
Dates:        Dec 7 - 10, 2024
Time:         See below for the tryout times based on age
Cost:          $40 (includes both tryout days)
Location:   University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)

*Online registration will open June 27th at 12:00pm

Register Here

2025 Dates Age Group Gender Time  Tryout #
Sat Dec 7 12U Girls 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 13U Girls 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 14U Girls 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 15U Girls 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 16U Girls 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 13U & 15U Boys 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 1
Sat Dec 7 14U & 16U Boys 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 1
Sun Dec 8 12U Girls 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 13U Girls 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 14U Girls 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 15U Girls 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 16U Girls 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 13U & 15U Boys 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2
Sun Dec 8 14U & 16U Boys 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 2
Mon Dec 9 17U & 18U* Girls 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2
Mon Dec 9 17U & 18U* Boys 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 2
Tues Dec 10 17U &18U* Boys 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2
Tues Dec 10 17U & 18U* Girls 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 2

*If needed after pre-signing dates in fall 2024

2025 Age Groups

Age Group Gender

2025 Anticipated
# of Teams

Birthdate Range of Athletes
12U Girls 1-2 Born Sept 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013
13U Girls 2 Born Sept 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2012
14U Girls 2 Born Sept 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2011
15U Girls 2 Born Sept 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2010
16U Girls 2 Born Sept 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2009
17U Girls 1-2 Born Sept 1, 2007 - Dec 31, 2008
18U Girls 2 Born Sept 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2007
13U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2012
14U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2011
15U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2010
16U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2009
17U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2007 - Dec 31, 2008
18U Boys 1 Born Sept 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2007

When an athlete has a date of birth between Sept 1 and Dec 1 you may choose your preferred tryout. If you qualify for, and would like to be considered for multiple age groups please fill out our multiple age class consideration form.  

Family Meeting

Families play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of young athletes' development. In order to ensure families have all of the information necessary to ensure a successful season for their athlete our leadership team hosts a meeting after tryouts, before the season begins. Here you will meet the coaching staff, complete the team registration process, receive team schedules and complete online apparel orders. 

Date:          Sunday December 15, 2024
Time:         10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location:    University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)

This meeting is a requirement of playing Junior Bisons Club Volleyball and all athletes and one parent/guardian must be in attendance.

2025 Coaches

Boys

Year

13U

14U

15U

16U

17U

18U

Head coach TBD Giuseppe Grande Joma Sancho Austin Coombes Jake Rogers Andrew Jones
Assistant coach TBD TBD TBD Sydney Cadieux Josh Ludwig Ken Krahn
Assistant coach       Alec Beatty    
Assistant coach            

Girls

Year

12U

13U Gold

13U Brown

14U Gold

14U Brown

15U Gold

             
Head coach            
Assistant coach            
Assistant coach            
Year

15U Brown

16U Gold

16U Brown

17U

18U Gold

18U Brown

Head coach            
Assistant coach            
Assistant coach            
Assistant coach            

At a glance

Team seasons for run from January-May 2024

  • 14U-18U teams practice three days per week
  • 12U-13U teams practice 2-3 days per week

All teams have two strength and conditioning sessions per week (same days as practice).


All teams 12U-18U will participate in the Volleyball Manitoba Provincial Championships.

All teams 14U and up will participate in the Volleyball Canada National Championships.

All teams will participate in tournaments:

  • 18U - 5-6 local and 1-3 away tournaments
  • 17U - 5-6 local and 1-3 away tournaments
  • 16U - 4-5 local and 1-3 away tournaments
  • 15U - 4-5 local and 1-2 away tournaments
  • 14U - 4-5 local and 1 away tournament
  • 13U - 3-4 local and 1 away tournament
  • 12U - 3-4 local tournaments
     

Junior Bisons High Performance Volleyball - Summer Camp

Overview

The High Performance camp is designed to build excellence in competitive volleyball with high quality appropriate training, programming, giving athletes the opportunity to further develop their skills. Days will include on court training, game play as well as strength and conditioning and sport science sessions.

Programming is led by Bisons volleyball head coaches Ken Bentley and Arnd Ludwig and facilitated by Bisons student-athletes.

Previous volleyball experience is required.

Ages: As below
Hours/Day: 6 hours/day
Dates: 

Gender ID Male:
Week 7 - Aug 12-16 (ages 12-18)

Gender ID Female:
Week 8 Aug. 19-23 (ages 15U-18U)                                    
Week 9 - Aug. 26-30 (ages 12U-15U)

Price: $453

Registration

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Junior Bisons Fall Skills Camps

Overview

The Junior Bison skills camps will be led by Ken Bentley and Lupo Ludwig and their University of Manitoba Bison Coaching staff and athletes in conjunction with the Junior Bison Coaching Staff. These skills camps are designed for players with previous school or club playing experience looking to excel in their individual and team skills and tactics.

Ages: 12-18
Hours/Day: Two hour sessions every Sunday
Dates: September 29-December 1, 2024 (No class on October 20 & November 3)

Time:

12U-14U Girls | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
14U-15U Girls | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
15U-18U Girls | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
13U-18U Boys | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: $420

Location: University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)-75 Sidney Smith Street. (October 6 & 27 classes will be in Frank Kennedy Centre Brown & Gold gyms).

Registration

Registration will open June 27 at 12:00 p.m.

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Junior Bisons Mini-Volley

Overview

Mini-Volley encourages learning, promotes success, and increases enjoyment for participants just starting their volleyball journey. The program's adapted format approach to the sport allows athletes to understand the technical basics while experiencing success and promoting passion to continue playing.

Sessions offered: Fall & Winter
Dates:       Sundays

                   September 29-December 1, 2024

                   *No class on October 20 & November 3.

Times:      3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages:        Ages 8-11
Cost:         $252
Location:  Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC)-75 Sidney Smith Street     

                        *October 6 & 27 classes will be in Frank Kennedy Centre Brown & Gold gyms

Registration

Registration will open June 27th at 12:00pm

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Mini Bisons Volleyball II - Summer Camp

Overview

With program development and coaching by Bisons student-athletes, participants will engage in fun, high quality and developmentally appropriate training, programming, and coaching as part of a holistic approach to long-term athlete development.

Mini Bisons Volleyball is part of Mini U.

Sessions Offered: Summer
Dates: Mini U weeks 2, 4, 5
Hours/Day: 3 Volleyball; 3 Rec
Ages: 8-11
Price: $295

Registration

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