The in-season generally runs October to May, culminating with Provincial and National level tournaments. Ottawa Fusion Volleyball Club also includes summer programs free of charge for athletes on our competitive teams (i.e. June Dryland Training and Summer Tournaments). Tryouts are held in September.
When is registration open for Fusion COMPETE?
Registration for Fusion COMPETE opens in August of each year. We encourage everyone interested to follow us on one of our social media channels or sign up to our email updates to know exactly when registration opens.
How do I decide which Fusion COMPETE team to tryout for?
You will find the current season's year and team match up on our Fusion COMPETE page. We prioritize "at level" tryouts first, meaning the child should try out for the team based on their birth year first. Following that tryout coaches may decide to move the athlete up or down a team, which will be discussed with both the athlete and the parents.
When and where are Fusion COMPETE practices held?
Fusion COMPETE teams generally practice in Barrhaven and Kanata areas Monday-Sunday. The tentative schedules and locations are posted at the same time as registration is opened for that season.
What skill level should my child have to attend a Fusion COMPETE tryout?
Kids with little to no experience ages 11-14 are highly encouraged to tryout. Volleyball is a late development sport and you will find that most athletes in the gym have other sport experience and little volleyball experience. Coaches are generally looking for athleticism and coachability at this age level.
Athletes ages 15-18 will need more volleyball experience in either a school team environment or other club teams. Coaches for those age groups are looking at athleticism and volleyball skill.
Do you have a recreational or house league for my child to join if he/she doesn't make a competitive team?
Unfortunately, we do not currently run a house league. You are welcome to look at the Fusion DEVELOP programs as a backup plan.
How many of the tryout dates does the athlete need to attend?
Player Eval - We prefer athletes attend all, to give coaches the chance to see athlete in multiple drills. If you cannot, please let the coach know.
Physical testing - Athlete must attend at least one. The second one is optional, but if athlete feels they did not perform well in the first one, only the best results of the two attempts will be counted.
What is Open House and Parent Presentations?
Open house - These are optional but recommended for athletes. They get a chance to experience what tryouts will be like, without being evaluated.
Presentation for parents - This is entirely optional for you, but this is where you will learn about the budget for the year, schedule for the season, about the club etc.