Some of Our More Commonly Asked League Questions
Hopefully the FAQ's below help to answer some of your questions. But if not, please do not hesitate Contact Us anytime!
Q: Is the Leaside League Co-Ed?
A: Yes, the league is co-ed but there is a larger number of girls than boys in our program. We look to create teams that include boys and girls but this generally depends on the kids who sign up. We always look to ensure that there are at least 2‐3 boys on a team together. Friend requests are also welcomed if your child wishes to play on a team with their friends!
Q: My child is new to volleyball. Is the Leaside League a good place to start?
A: Yes! Each weekly session includes skills development as well as game-play so we teach the fundamentals to help newer players learn the game. Each team is assigned a coach each week to help with all aspects of this development.
Q: What’s the diﬀerence between the Leaside League and Club (Rep) Volleyball?
A: The Leaside League is a house league designed to give all kids a chance to play. There are no tryouts, the weekly sessions are 90 minutes each and the season runs for 8 weeks. Club or Rep Volleyball, (the two names are interchangeable), involves a tryout process each September where kids are selected for teams in their age group. These teams practice 2‐3 times per week and play tournaments (usually 8-12 per season) on weekends. It’s a far greater time and cost commitment and the environment is more competitive. Teams play within the Ontario Volleyball Association and often travel to the U.S. for tournaments as well. Many of our Club players got their start in our League.
Q: My child is interested in improving their skills. Are there options other than the Leaside League?
A: Yes! Leaside oﬀers private and small group training which is a great way to supplement the skills development they receive from the League. Lessons are booked week to week as they depend on our court and coach availability. We also oﬀer Skills Clinics in August for 4‐5 weeks to prepare for Club and School tryouts. You can look under Clinics and Lessons for more information!
Q: What is Championship Day and how does it work?
A: Championship Day is our fun end of season tournament which is held on the 8th week of each season: Fall, Winter, and Spring! Each team creates a fun team name for the event and there is a 3-match round robin that culminates in the playoﬀ round! After the matches are complete, there is a random prize draw. It’s always the highlight of the season!