Team Ontario Programs
In addition to providing recreational volleyball opportunities for all Ontarians, the Ontario Volleyball Association has another mandate of identifying and developing elite athletes in the pursuit of participating on both provincial and national teams.
We offer a number of programs dedicated to athlete development and skill acquisition as part of our Athlete Development Program. We invite you to explore this section to learn more about the opportunities available through Team Ontario programs.
This program is meant to be an introduction to high performance training for young up and coming athletes. The target age for this program is 14U, which is an age group that was not traditionally serviced in the past. The Regional Development Program allows the OVA to train the young athletes on court but also to introduce them to basic sport science concepts such as physical training, nutrition and mental performance. This program is integrated with beach volleyball, which means that the young athletes will also train in beach volleyball and develop their overall motor skills. This program is the one that serves the Ontario Summer Games program.
The HPC is a program that will bring together Ontario’s top 16U and 15U athletes for a week long camp in July. The program will expose athletes to a high intensity volleyball program with the highest calibre coaching available. The HPC will allow for the identification of athletes for Team Ontario Indoor, the OVA High Performance League and Volleyball Canada developmental programs.
The top athletes from the 16U HPC will be selected to be part of the 16U Team Ontario Indoor program and represent the province at the National Team Challenge Cup where they will have a chance to be identified for the Volleyball Canada developmental programs.
One team per gender will be selected from a thorough player identification process and train for 10 days in July before attending the US High Performance Championship. The program will expose athletes to a high intensity volleyball training program while providing them with the sport science and sport medicine services they need to succeed. This program will also expose Ontario’s top athlete to an international competition.