OVA Coaches Symposium 2018

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Ontario Volleyball Association is proud to announce the 2018 Coaches Symposium in conjunction with the U Sports Men’s Volleyball National Championship at McMaster University on March 16-18, 2018.

The event will bring together coaches from across Ontario for a weekend of knowledge sharing around the ultimate celebration of Canadian volleyball. Here are just some of the features of the 2018 Coaches Symposium:

  • Feature presenter Reed Maltbie from Changing The Game Project
  • 12 on-court and classroom sessions with the best coaches in Ontario
  • Tickets for the U Sports Nationals matches
  • Hot seat interview with winning coaches
  • Discounts for OVA clubs and athletes
  • Grassroots clinic
  • PD points for certified coaches
  • An opportunity for two (2) coaches to win a clinic with Team Ontario coaches for their team

The general schedule of the weekend will be:

Friday March 16th, 2018.
AM: Grassroots clinic
PM: Youth clinic with Team Ontario coaches

Saturday March 17, 2018. 
9am-5pm: On-court and classroom presentations
7h45pm: Hot seat with winning coach of 6pm match

Sunday March 18, 2018. 
8h30am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: On-court presentations

This year’s symposium will feature the following presenters:

  • Reed Maltbie, Chief Content Officer and Lead Presenter for Changing The Game Project
  • Keith Wasylik, OVA high performance mentor coach and senior NCCP Learning Facilitator
  • Dan Lewis, Men's National Team Assistant Coach
  • Melissa Bartlett*, Western University Women's Head Coach
  • Matthew Harris, 2017 Canada Games Gold Medal Head Coach
  • Shayne White, University of Waterloo Men’s Head Coach
  • Jeff Millar, LVC 15U Girls Lead Coach
  • Martin Reader, Beach Volleyball Olympian
  • Dr. Gus Tsiapalis, Milton Edge
  • Emily McCullogh & Alix Krahn, York University PhD candidates
  • Marion Chlebana, former Head Coach & Club Director of Thunder Volleyball Texas 

Download the Coaches Symposium Schedule


Financial Support
Region 1 - please contact Tony Curciarello
Region 2 - 50% of registration fee for coaches involved with regional programs
Region 3 - $50 reimbursement per coach after attending the clinic
Region 4 - TBD
Region 5 - TBD
Region 6 - TBD

Win a clinic for your team with Team Ontario coaches!

On Friday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm, two (2) teams will get a chance to receive a clinic with our Team Ontario coaches. All athletes from the teams will also receive tickets to the evening matches at 6pm and 8pm.

*Winning teams are responsible for all costs related to their participation in the clinic including travel to McMaster University and parking. 

For more information, please contact Kelvin Cheng kcheng@ontariovolleyball.org