Benefits of Membership

Benefits to All OVA "Full" Members

  • Liability & Sport Accident Insurance (for details, view the OVA Insurance Program) link!
  • Volleyball Canada Full Membership
  • Subscription to Volleyball Source Magazine for a year; quarterly online publication
  • Receive an emailed copy of OVA’s bi-weekly e-bulletin – BETWEEN THE LINES
  • Access to the online National Registration System (NRS) for OVA and Volleyball Canada related registrations, including a calendar of all OVA Events
  • Access to OVA and Volleyball Canada resources at a discounted price (i.e. manuals, drills, etc.)
  • All members over the age of 16 years old (or a parent/guardian of a member under the age of 16) have the right to vote at Regional Meetings and Regional AGMs
  • Opportunity to attend the OVA AGM as a delegate and is eligible to vote at AGM

Benefits to Athletes

  • Ability to play in Ontario Volleyball indoor competitions - 13U Girls, 14U/15U/16U/17U/18U Boys and Girls age categories
  • Ability to participate in OVA Beach Tour events (12U/14U/16U/18U/Youth Open/Adult)
  • Eligible to qualify for Ontario and National Championships (indoor & beach)
  • Access to tryout and participate in Athlete Development Centres, Regional & Ontario Winter/Summer Games
  • Athletes can tryout and participate in Ontario Provincial Team programs
  • Access to SPIKES clinician training
  • Opportunity to represent the OVA and Canada in indoor and beach volleyball at Canada Games, Pan Am Games, World Championships (senior, junior and youth levels), and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Ability to sit on any of the LTAD or Beach Committees as an Athlete Rep
  • Discounted access to register for coaching and officials certification programs
  • Access to sport science through OVA athlete training centres, Provincial Teams, and Regional Teams
  • Ability to participate in the Beach Full Time Training Centre, in conjunction with Volleyball Canada

Benefits to Officials

  • Indoor officials receive a current Volleyball Canada rulebook
  • Ability to officiate at Ontario Volleyball events and Ontario Championships
  • Access to officiate at OVA Beach Tour events
  • Ability to officiate OUA and OCAA matches
  • Eligible to officiate at Regional & Ontario Winter/Summer Games
  • Discounted indoor & beach officials' clinics, including provincial/regional upgrade programs
  • Access to “Kick-Off” start of season meetings in each region to receive rule books; review rules, new rules, and rule interpretations; protocol/match management, and receive a list of assignors
  • Bi-annual recognition the Official of the Year at the OVA Awards Banquet
  • Opportunity to be elected as a Regional Officials Chair and/or sit on the Provincial Officials Committee
  • Ability to become a Regional Assignor including access to OVA official’s online assigning capability – Arbiter Sports - and network established for officials to receive assignments
  • Honorariums are paid to OVA assignors
  • Honorariums are paid to Mentors and Evaluators involved with the Upgrade program
  • Access to financial assistance to officials upgrading certification and senior officials to attend workshops, conferences or clinics for professional development
  • Access to travel assistance to officials for out of province and out of country assignments
  • Access to apprenticeship and mentorship programs for local and provincial officials that include formal written and verbal evaluations
  • Ability to participate in professional development opportunities; i.e. to officiate at Ontario and National Championships, OFSAA Championships, OUA Championships, OCAA Championships, etc.

Benefits to Coaches

  • Ability to coach OVA Indoor Club teams at OVA Tournaments and Ontario Championships
  • Eligible to apply for and coach at Athlete Development Centres, Regional and Ontario Winter/Summer Games
  • Access to apply for and coach Ontario Provincial Teams
  • Access to Ontario Volleyball Coaches Symposium
  • Reduced member rate for indoor & beach NCCP coaching clinics
  • Ability to participate in non-NCCP Coaching Certification and development for 12U age category coaches and SPIKES clinician training
  • Provide technical resources to Learning Facilitators in the conducting of NCCP Courses
  • Bi-annually recognize OVA Male and Female Coaches of the Year as well as OVA Male and Female Developmental Coaches of the Year
  • Access to professional development opportunities related to sport science through OVA athlete training centres, Regional/Provincial Teams, and Coaching Symposiums
  • Access to coaching mentorship opportunities available through OVA athlete training centres

For information on how to register, visit our Become A Member page for details.