High Performance Beach Identification

 

The main objective of the Ontario Beach High Performance programs are to provide a pathway for those athletes interested in developing their beach volleyball skills towards national and international success. Identified athletes benefit from personalized monitoring and support that include services from partners such as Volleyball Canada, and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario.

Bi-Annually there are opportunities for Ontario athletes to participate in Canadian Trials to earn the opportunity to represent Canada at U17, U19, & U21 World Championships. The Ontario Beach High Performance programs aim to help athletes prepare for, and support athletes at these international events.

This upcoming 2016 is the next World Championship year, where Canada will be defending our U21 World Championship Gold won by two Ontario Athletes identified through Ontario Open practices and developed through the Ontario Fulltime Training Groups. (picture of sophie & tia included below)

Senior athletes, who are ready for the next step, also have opportunities to participate annually in Canadian trials to begin representing Canada at senior international events such as the NORCECA Continental Tour, and FIVB World Tour.

Benefits of Identification Include

  • Sport Nutritional Services &/or Consultations with a registered dietitian
  • Mental Performance Workshops  with a professional mental performance coach
  • Lead strength and conditioning sessions
  • Detailed athlete profiling and tracking
  • Testing & monitoring of development

Training Group Identification Dates

Summer Program Identification

18U Provincial Team

May 27-29, 2016

22U Provincial Team

Identification days will be set during the month of April 2016.

BANTAM Fulltime Training Group ~ 16U

May 27-29, 2016

JUNIOR Fulltime Training Group ~ 18U

May 27-29, 2016

SENIOR Fulltime Training Group ~ 22U

Identification throughout the year.

Winter Program Identification

JUNIOR Fulltime Training Group

Athletes are identified from the Off Season Open Training Group.
Identification throughout the year.

SENIOR Fulltime Training Group

Identification throughout the year.

Tall Maples Identification

Tall Maples program is geared towards identifying athletes who meet a minimum body height criteria and could have an immediate and/or long-term impact on the provincial team and national team's international success. More information on the Tall Maples program can be found here.

Athletes interested in finding out more information on how to get themselves on to a high performance beach pathway can contact Beach Development Coach Angie Shen at ashen@ontariovolleyball.org

U21 World Champions Sophie Bukovec & Tia Mirc with OVA Beach Development Coach Angie Shen