Mariners Volleyball Club is a registered non-profit Society, governed by a Board of Directors.  Our mission is to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in community based volleyball with the intent to foster personal growth, development and a passion for the sport of volleyball.

Full Club Teams – Boys and Girls ages 14-18U. The number of teams offered at each age group is dependent upon the number of coaches we have and the number of athletes interested.

House League for girls in Grade 6 & 7

Fall Skills Development Program for Grade 8-10 Girls

Tryouts registration will open in early October & tryouts begin at the end of November for the younger athletes and early December for the older age groups.  Teams will be confirmed within a week after tryouts complete.

A registration fee is set each September to help cover the cost of the tryouts.

Registration is done through the Mariners Volleyball Club website. Please click on the “Registration” option on the main task bar. If you are already a member, please click on the “Members” option under “Registration” and log into your account to register. A short parent meeting will take place on the first day of tryouts for your age group. This meeting will take place in the last 15 minutes of the first tryout session.

Athletes are evaluated by a Technical Committee, and those selected are placed on teams. Parents are contacted by email and their child is offered a position. Non-selected athletes will also be contacted by email after all selections have been confirmed.

The Coaches in the MVC are volunteers. They have a passion for the sport and helping athletes reach their potential. All coaches undergo a Criminal Record Check, and coach education programs, including online and in person modules. MVC is committed to coaching development by encouraging and facilitating coaching education programs, and providing Mentor Coaches for all age groups.

Team practices are held at Nanaimo Christian School, Vancouver Island University, local Elementary and Secondary Schools and Oliver Woods Recreation Center. Teams generally have 3 practice sessions per week. The times and locations will be discussed at the first parent meeting.

Younger age groups compete primarily on the Island (mostly in Nanaimo), while older age groups travel to the Lower Mainland as well. All Teams will compete in the Volleyball BC Provincial Championships held in Abbotsford or Richmond. The House League athletes culminating event will be the Island Championships.

The cost varies based on the age group and level.  Each age group has different travel requirements for competition, which determines the final cost.  The cost ranges from $350.00 (House League) – $950.00 per athlete.  This fee would include the complete season, except for personal travel.  All payments are made online via the MVC website, split into 3 scheduled dates.  A detailed Team budget will be presented at the initial parents meeting.

Those athletes who require financial assistance please see our External Funding Document found under the parent’s section of our website.

Also, please check out our refund policy under the parent’s section of the website.

We need you to be involved!  There are numerous ways that you can help throughout the season:

Each team need a manager to assist with travel logistics and other non-coaching issues.

During competitions, parents are asked to volunteer with minor officiating duties (Score sheet and Line Judge Tutorials can be found in the parents section of the Website).

If you own a business or have corporate connections the Club does have a Sponsorship Program in place.  Please contact for more information on this.

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