Safe Sport

Abuse Free SportThe Canadian Sport Helpline is a national toll-free helpline offering assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination in sport.

  • Phone or Text – 1-888-83SPORT / 1-888-837-7678
  • 8AM-8PM Eastern Time 7 days a week
  • Email – [email protected]
  • Canadian Sport Helpline (printable pdf )

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Responsible Coaching MovementThe Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sports organizations and coaches. The RCM is a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual state of readiness.

Respect in SportThe Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). Our Activity Leader and Parent Programs are the Safe Sport Canada solution!

Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Commit to KidsThe Commit to Kids (C2K) for Coaches online training empowers coaches with practical information to help them enhance child and youth safety in sport. It highlights the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.

  • Commit to Kids for Coaches
  • Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Children in Sport (pdf)
  • Steps for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse (pdf)
  • Steps for Reporting Inappropriate Conduct (pdf)

Person in Authority – Ontario Volleyball Association

  • Video (9min 50s) – Coaches play a vital role in shaping the youth of tomorrow through sport. Sport relies on coaches and other persons in authority to be role models and to put young athletes on a path to success. The dynamic between coach and athlete gives rise to a power imbalance and a culture of unquestioned trust that can result in abuse. As such, it is imperative that all persons in positions of authority be held to a high standard of conduct. Abuse in sport, particularly sexual abuse and the grooming behaviour that precedes it, destroys the positive impact of sport and causes untold harm to victims and those around them.

Concussion Awareness & Prevention

  • Hitting Warm-up (video) – Volleyball Alberta
  • Coaching Association of Canada Concussion Resources

Long Term Athlete Development

Sport for Life

Volleyball Canada

Skill Matrix

Visit the Volleyball Canada Development -> Coach -> Skills webpage for online content and resources.

Content includes…

Skill Matrix

  • the matrix serves as a roadmap for programs and teams to progressively train athletes within a volleyball specific Long Term Development framework.
  • use this matrix to identify the stage of development (ex. initiation, acquisition, consolidation, refinement) your athletes are in, plan for the ongoing development, and monitor their progress.

Age Group Objectives for Indoor and Beach

  • each age group page outlines the skills, skill variations, cue reading & decision making, and recommended tactical approaches to the game-specific to the cycle of actions.
  • athletic abilities and competition guidelines are provided for each age group.

Skill Descriptions specific to the Development Coach and Advanced Development Coach contexts

Practice Planning

Volleyball Canada

  • Practice Plan Master (pdf)

Sport for Life


AOC Created Resource Sheets

  • Two Full Court Diagrams (pdf)
  • 6 Rotations – Offense, Defense, & Plays (pdf)
  • Lineup Wheel & Blank Halfcourts (pdf)
  • Serve Receive Formation Worksheet & Blank Halfcourts (pdf)
  • Serve Receive Formations & Options (pdf)

Movement Prep / Transition

Movement Prep (videos)

Breathwork & Transitions (videos)

Match Preparation

Volleyball BC Lineup Cards (pdf)

AOC Resource Sheets

  • Match Lineup Sheet (pdf)
  • Starting Lineup Sheet (pdf)
  • Lineup Pinwheel Blank (pdf)

Sitting Volleyball

Skills & Systems Resource Package (pdf)

Podcasts and Videos

Coaching Partners

viaSport – As an independent not-for-profit organization, viaSport is tasked by the provincial government to be the lead agency responsible for promoting and developing amateur sport in British Columbia.

Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) – Resources for coaches and parents on Long Term Development

Coaching Association of Canada – The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

National Coaching Certification Program

Volleyball BC Coach Newsletter Archives

Previous issues of the Volleball BC Coach Newsletter

  • June 2018 – Multi-sport Conversations, 2019 BC Sport Leadership Conference sneak peak…
  • April 2018 – What Problem are we Trying to Solve Today?
  • February 2018 – Your Task: Bring Value
  • December 2017 – BC Sport Leadership Conference & Coaching Symposium
  • Fall 2017 – Making “The Game” your Assistant Coach.
  • June 2017 – Seasonal Planning for Coaches
  • May 2017 – Championship Season Madness, Canada Games Indoor Coach Profiles
  • March 2017 – Observation & Decision Training
  • January 2017 – The Coach in the Operating Room

Coach Funding and Grant Opportunities

Women in Sport Encouragement Fund (WISE)

viaSport Grants – Compilation of all grants (coaching and other) available in the province of British Columbia