CAQVC Queens Volleyball Club Player Movement Policy
This provision that allows an athlete to “play up” is intended to recognize the rare circumstances where a player demonstrates exceptional ability, attitude, skill level, and size. The player must be able to demonstrate a clear ability to play at a higher age group while being considered one of the top players in that position, as well as considered a positive addition to the team. Evaluating athletes and weighing their current skill, their short and long term potential, and their possible roles on each team is not easy. In a playing up situation there should be clear benefits to the athlete and affected teams.
Each request must be submitted by August 1st to allow for consideration. Then is handled on an individual basis by the club coordinators. A separate athlete evaluation team will be brought in if needed. Each situation is different and different factors are weighed into the decision.
Processes and Considerations for Playing Up:
• Club Coach • RDC Queens Volleyball Head Coaches
• Club President/Director • Club Coordinators
There are many situations where a player may have the ability to play at a higher age group. This alone does not make it appropriate to request having players playing up. Playing up is for cases involving an unforeseen exceptional circumstance or for players playing at an exceptional level that would gain little to no benefit from training within their own age bracket. If the request qualifies as an “exceptional talent” the CAQVC will form an evaluation committee to determine the long and short term plans for the player.
The club places high value on the development of leadership qualities and learning to be a “go to” player on your own team. Having kids play up also means there could be cuts to players who would still deserve to play within our development philosophy.