A new season means new events and opportunities for volleyball athletes across Canada. As the winter weather starts to disappear, beach volleyball athletes are also coming out of hibernation and volleyball coaches get a chance to develop their coaching knowledge following the winter indoor season.
Check out some of the headlines from the Ontario Volleyball Association website and be sure to connect with OVA coaches, athletes, and staff on GMTM to find new opportunities.
OVA Releases 2023 Beach Volleyball Tour Schedule
In early February, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) announced the season schedule for the 2023 OVA Beach Tour. The upcoming season will feature 13 weekend tournaments held throughout the province, concluding with the highly anticipated Beach Ontario Championships.
Dates and Locations for the OVA Beach Tour:
- May 20-21, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- May 27-28, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- June 3-4, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- June 10-11, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- June 17-18, 2023 - Cobourg
- June 24-25, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- July 8-9, 2023 - Cobourg
- July 15-16, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- July 22-23, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
- July 29-30, 2023 - Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
*Different age divisions will play on a different day for each weekend of the Beach Tour events.
- Saturday of each weekend will host the 12UG/14U/16U/18U/Adult age divisions.
- Sunday of each weekend will host the 13U/15U/17U/Youth Open (20U) age divisions.
Additionally, OVA will host the Beach Ontario Championships immediately following the last Beach Tour event. The first two weekends of August will host a different set of age divisions. All provincial and national championships will take place at Ashbridges Bay, Toronto.
Date and Age Divisions for the Beach Ontario Championships:
- August 5-6, 2023 - 12UG/14U/16U/18U/Adult
- August 12-13, 2023 - 4v4/13U**/15U/17U/Youth Open (20U)
Following the Provincial Beach Championships for the 14U to 19U and Adult Age Divisions will be the Volleyball Canada Beach National Championships.
Check out all of the details HERE and mark your calendars. Be sure to connect with Ontario Volleyball Association on GMTM to catch all the action as the 2023 OVA Beach Tour season kicks off.
OVA Hosts A Safe Sport and Effective Coaching Webinar
On March 6th, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) hosted a conversation about Safe Sport and effective coaching with OVA Athlete Development Director LP Mainville and OVA Senior Beach Development Coach Angie Shen. The conversation was aimed at addressing concerns related to the prevention of abuse and the need to maintain a safe environment for athletes.
During the conversation, coaches had the opportunity to ask questions about the recent updates made to the OVA Code of Conduct and Person in Authority Code of Conduct. These updates were made to align with Canada's Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which promotes a respectful sport culture that delivers quality, inclusive, accessible, welcoming, and safe sport experiences for all athletes. The OVA strongly believes in establishing and maintaining systems to prevent abuse and respond to conduct that poses risk to its athletes.
Check out the press release HERE to see all of the details.
Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is the provincial sports organization responsible for the governance, promotion, and development of volleyball in Ontario, Canada. OVA is an affiliate of Volleyball Canada, the nation's national governing body for amateur volleyball.