VBC Recruiting Policy

Recruiting Policy
a. Volleyball BC strongly encourages the cooperation of its membership to
ensure all volleyball participants have a positive experience.
b. Volleyball BC has a zero-tolerance recruiting policy.
c. Club representatives (coaches, administrators, team staff, parents/guardians,
athletes, etc.) are not allowed to contact athletes from a club other than their
own at any time for the purpose of recruitment.
d. With the implementation of the Early Signing Date, athletes are no longer
required to provide Proof of Release.
i. Club representatives must still abide by the Recruiting Policy and are
not allowed to contact athletes from a club other than their own at
any time for the purpose of recruitment.
e. Once athletes have registered with a club (paid any portion of club fees or
signed a contract with a club), they are committed to that club for the
remainder of the season.
i. Tryout fees are not considered a portion of an athlete’s club fees.
f. Athletes that depart from their club prior to March 10, 2018, may compete for
another club for the remainder of the 2018 season. Athletes that depart from
their club after March 10, 2018 must wait until the 2019 club season to
compete.
g. All cases will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Regional
Development Committee. Club representatives are encouraged to contact
Volleyball BC if further clarification regarding the Recruiting Policy is needed.
h. Violations of the Recruiting Policy can be submitted, via email, to Chris
Densmore.
i. The following penalties will be assessed to members found in violation of the
Recruiting Policy.
i. First Offense – $1000/violation fine to the club.
ii. Second Offense – 365-day suspension (served by the Head Coach)
from all Volleyball BC events/programs, completion of “Making Ethical
Decisions Module” and completion of “Making Ethical Decisions
Online Evaluation”.
iii. Third Offense – lifetime suspension (served by the Head Coach) from
all Volleyball BC events/programs and forfeiture of NCCP Technical
Volleyball Components.