HOME

 

Men's Teams

  (17/18U Men) 

  (15/16U Men)

  (13/14U Men)

 

Women'sTeams

  (17/18U Women)

  (15/16U Women)

  (13/14U Women)

 

Developmental

 

Schedules

 

Alumni Page  

 

SEAVC

Club Contacts:

Wes King-Hunter

wes.king-hunter@sd76.ab.ca

 

Terry Noble - "Rupe" Medicine Hat College

 tnoble@mhc.ab.ca

 

 

Rattlers Academy  Contacts:

Kim Stonehouse

 17/18 Women

kstonehouse@mhc.ab.ca

 

 

Steve Rusell

 17/18 Men

srussell@mhc.ab.ca

403-529-3837

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To contact individual coaches of teams, please use the links to Team pages

SOUTH EAST ALBERTA VOLLEYBALL CLUB

SEAVC RATTLERS VOLLEYBALL


Updated: November 22, 2014

 

2015 Registration Information

Volleyball Alberta wants to ensure that all athletes, coaches and administrators are covered under our insurance program (for both accident and liability coverage). Membership for the previous season expired on August 31, therefore it is MANDATORY that all Players, Coaches, and Club Staff become Volleyball Alberta members PRIOR to participating in tryouts.

Athletes TRYING OUT for a club team will be required to enrol as a member in the new Volleyball Registration System (VRS), visit the Registration Guide to help you register. All players trying out will be required to register as a recreation player prior to tryouts, and pay a non-refundable fee of $8.25 ($5 VA plus $3 Volleyball Canada fee + GST) for a RECREATIONAL PLAYER ROLE.  *You must select “NO” when asked if you are a returning player/coach/Referee/Volunteer because the VRS system is new*

Once team selections are done, athletes (or the Team Contact/Manager) will be able to upgrade to a full membership as an indoor player in their respective age category (the $8.25 fee will be subtracted from the full registration fee).  This feature will be available later in December, after the signing date. If an athlete does not make a team they are still eligible to sign up for a clinic, camp or league program without re-paying the recreational player fee this season.

VA & VC Membership Fees & Benefits are assessed on an annual basis. 2014-2015 fees can be found at:http://www.volleyballalberta.ca/content/fees-benefits

All players, coaches, managers, officials and club staff must have the following information to complete the registration process: name, gender, birthdate, full mailing address, valid email, and phone number.

Please refer to the Registration Guide prior to registering.

 

 

*New* Age Classes for 2015

  13U - born in 2002*¹

  14U - born in 2001*¹

  15U - born in 2000*¹

  16U - born in 1999*¹

  17U - born in 1998*¹

  18U - born in 1997*²

Updated 2015 Age Categories

There has been an update to the 2015 age categories, the new changes were made to help address limitations with the previous twelve month age classifications.  Please read below for the background information and application for this new rule.

An overage policy has been in place for the 18U category for several years. This rule will now be applied to the younger age groups so that athletes with an earlier birth date may still play club volleyball with their peers (in the same school grade). 

This allows athletes to play with their peers each season, and not just in their final year of club volleyball (in the 18U age class). 

Bridge the gap for those athletes who developmentally are not able or ready to compete in the older age group. 

Assist athletes and teams in rural communities to play and form a team.

Athletes and clubs should keep these considerations in mind when going through the tryout process.

1. A maximum of two athletes per team born from September 1-December 31 of the previous year are permitted to “play down” one age category.  Athletes that choose to “play down” an age category can only play for that team for the remainder of the season, and will be ineligible to “play up” at any Volleyball Alberta or Volleyball Canada events.


Updated: November 22, 2014

SEAVC 15U & 16U Girls TRYOUTS*

  - Sun, Dec 7  -     1-3pm (MHC)

  - Tue, Dec 9  -     6-8pm (MHC)

  - Sun, Dec 14  -   1-3pm (MHC


    *all 15U & 16U girls TRYOUTS are at Medicine Hat College gym (MHC)

 


Updated: November 22, 2014

SEAVC 14U Girls TRYOUTS*

  - Thur, Nov 27  -   7:30-9:00pm (EBHS)

  - Thur, Dec 4   -    7:30-9:00pm (EBHS)

  -  Sun, Dec 7   -     3:00-4:30pm (EBHS)


     *all 14U girls TRYOUTS are at Eagle Butte High School gym in Dunmore (EBHS)

 

The 14U team's first practice will be scheduled for the week of Dec 8th-14th, with a parent meeting to follow immediately after.  Further practices will be scheduled in January after the Christmas break.   


 

17/18U Women (born 1997-98) - Rattlers Academy Volleyball Club (RAVC)

      Contact: Kim Stonehouse      Phone: 403-529-3837      Email kstonehouse@mhc.ab.ca

           

17/18U Men (born 1997-98) - Rattlers Academy Volleyball Club (RAVC)

      Contact: Steve Russell      Phone: 403-529-3905      Email srussell@mhc.ab.ca

          

15/16U Men (born 1999-2000) - Rattlers Academy Volleyball Club (RAVC)

      Contact: Steve Russell      Phone: 403-529-3905      Email srussell@mhc.ab.ca

 


 

15/16U Women (born 1999-2000) - SEAVC Rattlers

       - Coaches: Sai Wong, Ashley Bechtold, Jason Batsel, Sue Edwards, Andro Deenen, Matthew Wong, Kate Wong,

         Contact: 16W - Sai Wong              saiwong@telus.net

                       16W - Ashley Bechtold     ashley.bechtold@sd76.ab.ca

                       15W - Sue Edwards          fishtiger@hotmail.com

 

14U Women  (born 2001-2002) (Competitive teams) - SEAVC Rattlers

        - Coaches: Tim Bloomfield & Darren Macmillan   

          Contact: Tim Bloomfield            tim.bloomfield@prrd.ab.ca

                        Darren MacMillan        darren.macmillan@prrd.ab.ca

          

13U Women (born 2002) (Competitive team)  - SEAVC Rattlers

      - Coaches: TBA

       Contact: TBA   

 

12U Women  (born 2003) (Competitive team) - SEAVC Rattlers

        - Coaches: Tim Bloomfield

          Contact: Tim Bloomfield            tim.bloomfield@prrd.ab.ca

 

13/14U Developmental Men & Women  (born 2001-2002) (Developmental Program)

        - Coaches: TBA

 

12U DEVELOPMENTAL (Boys& Girls) (born 2003-2004) - SEAVC Rattlers

      & 10U FUNdamental (Boys& Girls) (born 2005-2007) - SEAVC Rattlers

      - Coaches: Wes King-Hunter, additional coaches TBA

 

    

Updated: Nov 22, 2014  

Sunday Practice Schedule 2015

 

 

         
Sun Age Group / Team   Location Gym / Court
         
         
         

  Tournament Conflicts

Athletes are asked to please check the AVA 2015 Tournament schedule (season 2015) and to bring a schedule of any possible conflicting dates (i.e. basketball, hockey, family trips, etc) to the tryouts, or to indicate conflicts on Athlete Registration Forms so that coaches, athletes and parents may plan the upcoming season accordingly.  Please note that any tournament schedule is tentative only and may change.

Updated: Nov 22, 2014

 

SEAVC Developmental & FUNdamental Programs

SEAVC Developmental & FUNdamental Programs are provided by SEAVC to allow athletes the opportunity to develop their individual skills in volleyball without having to worry about: the commitment of multiple practices per week; conflicting schedules with other sports or interests; or the financial commitment involved with travelling to tournaments.  

 

    - Athletes not selected to a team are invited to continue training with the Developmental Program

    - Athletes main register in any SEAVC Developmental or FUNdamental Program during the season

    - these programs are focused primarily on individual skill development and are not 'team-based'.

    - There is NO Pre-registration for SEAVC programs.  Just register on site.

    - Athlete Waivers will be available on-site and must be completed by both athletes and their parent(s).

 

*Registration for all Developmental Programs (including FUNdamentals) is $120, which includes registration fees with Volleyball Alberta & Volleyball Canada as a recreational level player, weekly training into the month of April, a Warm-up shirt and possibly another item such as a mini-volleyball.

 

  ** SEAVC has reduced the Developmental Fee to $120 (from $150 in previous years) to reflect less expensive 'Recreational' VA/VC membership fee option now available for those not competing in tournaments.  SEAVC has passed this saving on to the SEAVC members (and parents). 

 


12U* Competitive Program

In response to requests from parents and athletes to provide a Competitive Program for young girls (under the age of 13) who already have a sound skill base and/or have participated in SEAVC Developmental Program for a number of years, SEAVC plans to run a 12U team that will compete with 13U teams this year.  If there is interest, SEAVC MAY offer 12U girls an  opportunity to compete as a team in tournaments again this season. Athletes will still have the opportunity to participate in the Developmental Program if they so wish and are not require to play at the Competitive level; this would simply be an opportunity to challenge athletes according to their level.   If we have enough athletes interested, tryouts could take place in January.  Schedules will be posted on this website and Tryout information will also be sent to schools. 

 


 

Rattlers Academy Volleyball Club (RAVC)

In an effort to make an even smoother transition from high school and club level volleyball to the collegiate level, and the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in particular, SEAVC will direct 17/18U boys & girls and 15/16U boys to the Rattlers Academy Volleyball Club (RAVC) in order to train with varsity athletes, under the guidance and mentorship of the MHC College Rattlers head coaches, Kim Stonehouse (Women) & Steve Russell (Men).


 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL & FUNdamental Volleyball Programs

 

  14U Developmental Program (athletes born 2001-2002 or later) 

12U Developmental Program (athletes born 2003-2004 or later) 

10U FUNdamental Program (athletes born 2005-2007 or later) 

 

Athletes & Teams in the Competitive Program will travel to tournaments and compete in the Alberta Volleyball Association Provincial Championships.  Athletes in the Developmental and FUNdamental Programs will train, but do not travel to any tournaments.

The Developmental and FUNdamental Programs are designed for athletes who want to improve their volleyball skills and knowledge, but choose to not compete in tournaments throughout the province.  It is intended that there will be a small SEAVC home tournament at the end of the season (Date TBA) for the 13/14U Developmental Athletes to compete in.  There will also be a small SEAVC wind-up tournament for the12U Developmental & 10U FUNdamental Athletes on Date TBA) -> Warning: parents may be asked by their children to play for part of the tournament, so bring your runners  :-)

Depending on the number of Developmental athletes registered at the 13/14U age group level, the Developmental athletes may train exclusively as an entire group of Developmental athletes, or they may be integrated with the Competitive 13/14 Teams when they practice.  The 12U Developmental & 10U FUNdamental age groups will tentatively practice at the same time, but on different courts or possibly even in different gyms, depending on # of athletes and gym availability.  The two age groups may do some activities and skills together, while doing others separately in order to accommodate the different ages, skill and maturity levels.

The SEAVC program also tries to finish off each season with an annual wind-up BBQ and beach volleyball fiesta at the Beach Volleyball Courts in Kin Coulee for ALL athletes (Competitive, Developmental & FUNdamental programs), coaches and parents, one day at the end of the season ...... usually in late May.  The actual date is reliant on weather, so we won't have a specific date until it becomes much closer to the time. 

 

Links and Printable Forms & Documents Below: (Updated: Thursday, Nov, 2014)  

  SEAVC Rattlers Information and Forms:

  • SEAVC Parent Letter  (MS Word)

  • SEAVC Parent Letter (pdf)

  • Athlete Waiver Form (Registration) (pdf)

  • Athlete Waiver Form (Registration) (MSWord)

  • SEAVC Tournament Schedule    (ALL Teams)

  • SEAVC 18U Parent Meeting Agenda (MSWord)

  • SEAVC 16U Parent Meeting Agenda (MSWord)

  • SEAVC 14U Parent Meeting Agenda (MSWord)

 

 

SEAVC Rattlers - Coaches' Corner:

 

Volleyball Alberta (VA):

 

 Volleyball Canada (VC):

 

 

SEAVC PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

The South East Alberta Volleyball Club (SEAVC - pronounced “see’- vick”) has been in operation since 1989, and developed a cooperative relationship with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers program.  The SEAVC Rattlers have drawn 1000’s of athletes from many, if not all of the city’s elementary, Junior and Senior high schools and from many of the surrounding communities throughout South East Alberta and South West Saskatchewan.  Last year, the club included women’s teams in each of the different age categories (18U, 16U &14U) as well as Developmental Programs for 14U, 12U & 10U FUNdamentals.

The SEAVC program is designed to incorporate “FUN” into the development of individual and team oriented volleyball skills.  The South East Alberta Volleyball Club is competitive with other programs in Alberta as SEAVC teams have won: 4 Provincial Tier II Championships (18W - ‘93 & ‘98, 16W – ’94, 18M – ‘06); 2 Provincial Tier I – Div II Championships (18M & 18W - 2011); 2 Div II Silver Medals (16W – ’00, 14W – ’06, 14W – ‘07) and 1 Bronze (18M – ‘98).  The club has also garnered 2 Tier I Provincial Consolation Championships (18W- ‘92 & ‘94).  SEAVC has finished second at the Canadian Western Championships Div II (16W – ‘02) and the 18U Canadian Open (18W – ‘03, 18M - '07), and 4th at the Canadian Western Championships (14W – ’06).   The SEAVC program has been highly regarded in the province and by the Alberta Volleyball Association as one of the few lead programs that promotes a grassroots development younger than 12 years of age and promotes maximum participation and competitive opportunities for athletes by providing developmental programs, consistent with the philosophies of Volleyball Canada, the Alberta Volleyball Association and Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD).

A number of former SEAVC athletes have gone on to play on Alberta Provincial Volleyball teams and for the Medicine Hat College Rattlers or other post-secondary teams.   Former SEAVC athletes who have recently played for MHC Rattlers teams  (currently on roster*) include: Michelle Alberts, Kim Andjelic, Lauren Bardahl, Alex Chesley, Diana Davison, Paige Dean, Tiffany Donovan, Sage Fahlman, Mikayla Fritzke, Desirae Hemsing, Katie Hendeson, Anna LeClair, Amanda McGarry, Cari Munro*, Kayla Stephenson, Karmen Tateson, Julien VanTol, Justin Freitag, Chris Sawicki and Brett Zinger.  Other relatively recent notable SEAVC graduates having played post-secondary include:  Jasmine Hemsing (NAIT)*, Marni MacKay (Mount Royal University)*, Cecilia Enestrom (Rochester Institute of Tech), Marie Muschiol (LCC, Cindy Black (LCC), Kristie Swetnam (LCC), Joel Schellenberg (Briercrest), Jessica Zinger (Briercrest),  Natalie Weir (College of the Rockies), Janine Merkl (Grande Prairie College), Jill Walker (Louisiana Tech), Brandie Clark (University of Buffalo); Jill Herman (University of Ottawa), Kim Stonehouse (Montana State), Sara Brunner (Rocky Mountain College - Billings), Janice-Rose Reinbolt (Minot State University).   Numerous SEAVC alumni have gone on to coach with volleyball teams at the school, club and college level while a few have managed to gain coaching experience with Alberta Provincial Volleyball teams and/or Canadian National Volleyball team levels

 MHC Rattlers' coaches thoughout the years (including current* and previous years) who have coached and/or played with SEAVC include: Lindsay Bardahl Gerry Borshowa, Sharla Butler, Paul Carolan, Brandie Clark, Doug Grimm*, Benj Heinrichs, Kim Stonehouse*, Sue Edwards,  Eve (Godin) King-Hunter, Stacey (Toews) Gilchrest, Wes King-Hunter & Terry Noble.  Numerous SEAVC alumni have gone on to coach with volleyball teams at the school, club and college level, while a few  have managed to gain coaching experience at the  provincial and/or national team levels ,

 

Archived Photos:
  • AVA Beach Schedule
  • High School results here!

 

VBALL LINKS

 

Alberta Volleyball

 

Volleyball Canada 

 

FIVB - International Volleyball

 

ASAA - High School Athletics

 

SEZVL- High School League:

 

Medicine Hat Volleyball

(Ladies, Co-Ed, Beach)

logo

 

 

MHC Rattlers

 

 

MacDesign Screenworks

 

 

 

 
 

updated:  11.28.2014