Top 10 Reasons to Choose 403 Selects

1. Experience International Competition and Travel!

In addition to attending all AVA Tournaments and Volleyball Canada’s Western or National Tournament, every team will have an opportunity to experience international competitive play in at least one major U.S. Tournament. Depending upon the age group, San Jose, California and Las Vegas, Nevada are the committed destinations for the 2010 season.

2. Our Focus is Developing Volleyball Athletes

Athletes do not develop sitting on the bench. Game play is essential to development. Bench sitters are for other teams. We find the best mix at each age level and we develop them all. Small teams of 10 players = more playing time. Coaches are committed to playing all players in the appropriate game circumstances and extra tournament play in Canada and the US ensure there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

3. Unique Practice Environment and Diverse Coaching Synergy!

A diverse team of coaches is committed to developing the potential of each of our athletes, technically and mentally. 40 athletes and a minimum of 8 coaches practice three times per week, on the same day, at the same time and at the same venue. Having all Club coaches together with their respective teams means we’re able to utilize our coaching resources and coaching strengths with maximum flexibility and allows for more effective assessment and mentoring and more specialized technical and positional training.

4. Player Development Beyond the Usual!

Committed to providing excellent technical development opportunities for our athletes, 403 has recruited a staff that will ensure this will happen, BUT we recognize that our athletes also need a commitment to help them navigate the mental stresses of being an elite athlete. Mentors and speakers arranged by coaches, and the Club administration will provide opportunities to learn coping strategies to deal with these daily athlete stresses and athletes will be supported through these stressful experiences by their coaches and the administration.


A talented group of athletes who are committed to a “team first” philosophy supersedes our interest in a team with individuals who have talent. We are committed to selecting driven, hard-working, athletic, like-minded individuals who possess a desire to excel within the team dynamic and who have a true understanding what team means. Everyone contributes at 403.

6. Athlete First Philosophy!

Our season’s experiences are carefully planned and executed, from U.S. tourneys to special session speakers and it is all about our ATHLETE FIRST philosophy. We strive to develop the whole athlete and endeavor to make decisions regarding this development that put the needs of our athletes first.

7. Club Family!

From try-outs, to the signing party, to practice and travel, you’ll learn what it’s like to be a valued member of a great club. We strive to create a situation where all athletes at all levels are supported, and support, are mentored and mentor. Car pools and pooled resources, assistance and support, flexibility and adaptability from all levels of Club participants – all for the benefit of the athletes and their families.

8. Parents are the Foundation!

Parents form the foundation of the positive support group for all athletes on all teams and support the Clubs operations by being actively involved. Shared volunteerism is one of the keys to our teams and Club success. Our parents understand the difference between pushing and supporting. We are “fans not fanatics”! We don’t just support our own daughters – we support all daughters on 403 Selects teams.

9. True Athlete

Learn to be a true athlete through 403 experiences that will teach and reinforce with instruction and lessons on integrity, teachable spirit, academic responsibility, confidence, discipline, accountability, mental toughness, pride/humility, leadership/service, and selflessness/teamwork.

10. Dream Big!

Enjoy Club support in the pursuit of your volleyball playing dreams in junior high, high school and beyond, through our affiliation with Volleyball Prospects Canada as well as our Club staff’s knowledge of the post secondary process. Volleyball Prospects Canada is an unique non-profit organization committed to providing elite female athletes the support needed to pursue post secondary playing and educational opportunities in both Canada and the U.S.A. All 403 athletes receive an invite to the Western Canada showcase where upwards of 150 invited athletes and 30-50 recruiting coaches gather for a weekend of playing experience, educational sessions and exposure to post secondary programs.