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Team Ontario Regional Program

The Team Ontario Regional Program will allow athletes from across the province to experience a high-performance style of training and instruction through an overnight training camp. The goal of the program is to expose more athletes to high performance volleyball concepts as to create a broader and more skilled group of athletes in Ontario.

REGIONAL TRAINING CAMP

 All athletes from all regions will converge to one location to receive training from their regional coaches and provincial mentor coaches. The camp will be designed to provide both athletes and coaches with a holistic development opportunity. Some of the benefits of the camp include:

  • Consistent training delivered to all athletes and coaches from the regional program
  • Opportunity to train with athletes from all over the province
  • Training camp format similar to Team Ontario training camps
  • Opportunity to compete in a multi-sport event (beach and indoor)

**Athletes wanting to participate in this program DO NOT have to register for the OVA High Performance Athlete Identification process.


Team Ontario Regional Program Information

COMPETITION

At the end of training camp, athletes will participate at the Ontario Summer Games in London, ON. The competition will integrate both indoor and beach volleyball.

Date: July 30th to August 2nd, 2020
Venue: North London Athletic Fields (Beach); Western University (Indoor)

KEY DATES

  • April 12 - Deadline for hosting Tryouts
  • May 1 - Deadline for selecting athletes
  • May 10 - Deadline to register for the Team Ontario Regional training camp
  • July 25-29 - Training camp (Guelph)
  • July 30 - August 2 - 2020 Ontario Summer Games (London) 

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

The Team Ontario Regional Program is designed for athletes with the skill set to play at the Premier level of competition within the 14U age division in the OVA. For this reason, the eligibility criteria for both boys and girls is as follows:

  • Athletes must be born in 2006 and compete on a 14U team at the 2020 Ontario Championship in the 14U age category.
  • Athletes born in the extended age class of September to December 2005 are eligible as long as they are registered on a 14U team.
  • Athletes who play on a 13U or 15U team due to their club not offering a 14U team will be granted an exception.
  • Athletes participating in the Team Ontario Regional Program CANNOT be part of any other Team Ontario programs in 2020. This includes Tall Maples, HPC, Team Ontario White, Red and Black for both beach and indoor.

SELECTION 

  • Athletes will be assessed in the following areas:
    • Physical: height, standing reach, spike jump, block jump, etc.
    • Individual Skill: Technical and tactical abilities in serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, defending.

COACHES

The requirements to be a regional coach as part of the Team Ontario Regional Program are:

  • All coaches must have completed the following three (3) online modules prior to November 1st, 2019 as per the 2020 OVA Coach Certification Policy.
    • Foundations of Volleyball
    • Making Head Way
    • Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation
  • Selected coaches will be expected to have met all of the 2020 OVA Coaching Certification Policy requirements prior to the Team Ontario Regional camp.
  • All coaches and chaperones must have a valid police record check, vulnerable sector screening check and have completely filled out on the OVA Screening Disclosure form.
  • All coaches must be Development Coach (Level 1) certified or have the Development Coach Trained status which means they must have completed the Development Coach Workshop. This requirement must be met prior to the start of the Team Ontario Regional camp.

NUMBER OF COACHES PER REGION PER GENDER:

  • Region 1: 1
  • Region 2: 2
  • Region 3: 6
  • Region 4: 2
  • Region 5: 5
  • Region 6: 2

NUMBER OF ATHLETES PER GENDER:

  • Region 1: 4
  • Region 2: 8
  • Region 3: 37
  • Region 4: 12
  • Region 5: 33
  • Region 6: 14

COST

The cost for the program will be $1,100 and is free of HST

  • Room and board for both the Team Ontario Regional training camp and the Ontario Summer Games.
  • Team Ontario Regional training camp participation.
  • Ontario Summer Games participation.
  • Clothing package.
  • Transportation from Guelph to London.