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Beach Fulltime Training Goups

The main objective of the Ontario Fulltime Training Group (FTG) is to introduce and/or prepare athletes to high performance training in a fulltime training environment to better prepare athletes for future international success and an eventual transition to the National Team. Athletes training within a FTG are provided the support of an integrated support team through monitored sport science services. The Ontario Fulltime Training Groups are the result of a partnership between the Ontario Volleyball Association, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI).

In addition to ball training, athletes training in the Fulltime Training have the support of an integrated support team through workshops and personal consults that include the following personnel:

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach – Kiri Langford, MSc, CSCS
  • Mental Performance Coach – Brian O’Reilly
  • Registered Dietician – Nicole Springle, RD
  • Physiotherapist – Meghan Buttle, MScPT & Nicole Sullivan, MScPT
  • Medical Team - CSIO 

Junior Full-time Training Group (OHPSI)

The Junior Full-time Training Group (FTG) services the 18-16U developmental level and is ideal for athletes who are interested in being exposed to the training and preparation needed for current or future U17 and U19 World Championship objectives. This program is directly funded by the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program (OHPSI).

WINTER PROGRAM

 

Fulltime Beach Training

  • This pathway is for athletes who are ready to fully immerse themselves into high performance beach training. Athletes who have committed to year-round fulltime beach training gain very noticeable improvements in their game. Technical specific gains are directly contributed to by to the opportunity to train through a true off-season.
  • October 2018 – April 2019
    • November - Ball Training start
  • Weekly training up to 4 days per week at Volleyball Canada’s Fulltime Training Centre at Downsview Park
  • Lead strength & conditioning 2 days per week

Integrated Beach Training:

  • This pathway is for athletes looking to immerse themselves into monitored high performance training that allows one to maximize their development in both sports through the healthy management of training and personal needs.
  • All programming decisions made with athlete in consideration of indoor season 
  • November 2018 – April 2019
  • To be eligible for this option, athletes must have a minimum # of combined beach/indoor ball training hours.
  • Monitored strength & conditioning program provided

Identification:

  • Athletes identified as part of the previous year’s summer FTG and or PT are eligible for application to winter FTG.
  • New athletes looking to be identified can attend and identification session on December 9th, 2018 at Beach Blast
    • Females 9-11am
    • Males 11-1pm
    • NRS Registration: here
  • Or please contact ashen@ontariovolleyball.org for other opportunities 

Cost:

  • Fulltime Beach Training: $2400 + HST
  • Integrated Beach Training: $1675 + HST

SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Fulltime Beach Training
  • June 4 - August 18, 2019 (TBC)
  • Weekly 3-4 days per week at Ashbridges Bay 
  • (3 days per week for 16U athletes to manage load)
    • Sessions will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays
    • June sessions will be in the evenings 6:30p-9:00p (TBC)          
    • July & August sessions will move to a morning start between 8:00am-1:00pm (TBC)
  • Weekly Yoga
  • Lead Strength & Conditioning program 2 days per week
  • Mental Performance Workshops
  • Nutrition Workshops
  • Athletes are guided by coaches to create personalized training and competition plans
  • Number of Athletes: 8-12 per gender
  • Eligibility: Athletes born 2001, 2002, and younger

Identification: 

  • May 24-26, 2019 at the Team Ontario Beach Identification Camp, Details on Team Ontario Beach page.

Cost: 

  • Team Ontario Athlete: 2018 cost $700  plus HST

Senior Full-time Training Group (OHPSI)

The Senior Full-time Training Group (FTG) services the Train to Compete developmental level and is suited to athletes who are interested in training and preparing for current and future U21 World Championships, NORECA Continental or FIVB World Tour beach events. 8-12 athletes per gender will be identified for the Ontario Full-time Training Group.  The main objective of this group is to optimize physical and mental preparation of athletes through the utilization of a common integrated support team with the National program in order to contribute to the seamless development and transition for athletes on to the National Team.

This program is directly funded by the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program (OHPSI).

WINTER PROGRAM

 

  • October 2018 – April 30, 2019
  • Weekly training 5 days per week at Volleyball Canada’s Fulltime Training Centre at Downsview Park.
  • Lead strength & conditioning 2 days per week
  • Nutrition consultation & monitoring
  • Mental Performance retreat
Cost: 
  • $2400 + HST

SUMMER PROGRAM

 

  • May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
  • Weekly training at Ashbridges Bay 4-5 days per week
  • Weekly Yoga
  • Personalized lead strength & conditioning program 2 days per week
  • Individual Nutrition Consults
  • Individual Mental Performance Consults
  • Coaching during local competition
  • Athletes are guided by coaches to create personalized training and competition plans
Number of Athletes: 
  • 8-12 per gender
Cost: 
  • $TBC + HST 

 

Athletes can be identified year-round to the Senior Full-Time Training Group,  please fill out the following identification form and feel free to contact Senior Beach Development Coach Angie Shen ashen@ontariovolleyball.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is covered by program costs?
  • Coaching support during OVA Beach Tour, provincials, nationals, and key competitions (prioritized to teams with both athletes on the Provincial Team or Fullltime Training Group)
  • Support of integrated support team: Nutrition & hydration monitoring, mental performance training, injury prevention, yoga, strength & conditioning
  • Athletes are responsible for all tournament fees and registration.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements?
  • Junior FTG athletes must participate in applicable national team or Canada Games trials, OVA Youth Grand Slam, both provincials, and nationals unless attending an international beach competition.
  • Senior FTG must participate in applicable national team or Canada Games trials, both OVA Grand Slam events, both provincials, and nationals unless attending an international beach competition.
Do I need a partner?
  • Athletes are not required to tryout with a partner as athletes are identified on an individual basis. However athletes appropriateness in choice of partner and ability secure a partner for the full season will be taken into consideration. Selection of athletes will include the consideration of training group appropriateness (i.e. the appropriate number of blockers and defenders.)
  • Note that athletes in already existing teams are not guaranteed to make the team or the training group together.  Provincial team coaches will assist those athletes who are selected for the team and guide them on selecting a partner and securing one for the season.