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UPDATE: The OVA Launches New Online Registration System

By Ontario Volleyball, 10/02/20, 11:30AM EDT


UPDATE (October 1, 2020) – We are pleased to announce that the new OVA Membership Registration System (MRS) is now live!  Please visit to register as an OVA member. Effectively immediately, the National Registration System (NRS) will no longer be used.

The OVA Membership Registration System (MRS) will replace the existing NRS and will be the primary source for OVA membership, tournament and event registration. The system will provide OVA members with an upgraded interface and improved functionality for an enhanced experience while introducing some new changes.  Such changes include:

  • New responsive design which will allow members to seamlessly use the system on multiple platforms (e.g. smartphone, tablet, laptop).
  • All Waivers of Liability, OVA Terms & Conditions, and Concussion Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Forms will now be completed online as part of the MRS member registration process.
  • Athletes can upload their Proof of Age documentation to their MRS account. This will be a one-time upload and the document will then live with the athlete’s account for future seasons.
  • Club Contacts will now submit their Club forms online through the Returning Club Form (found on the MRS’ Quick Links menu).
  • Clubs will no longer be permitted to create member profiles for athletes or Club staff. This is a directive to comply with Rowan’s Law legislation regarding concussion education and prevention. As such, all waivers of liability and concussion code of conduct acknowledgement forms must be completed by the participant and their parent/guardian (if under 18 years of age) in order to become a member of the Association.

Please Note: NRS account data will not be transferred over to the new system. Therefore, all membership types (athletes, coaches, referees, etc.) must create a new account in the MRS.

The MRS system uses a member’s email address as their user ID, so each member must have a unique email address to register. If parents have more than one child and would like to have all OVA/MRS emails and correspondence directed to them, their MRS account can be set up with each of their children’s email addresses as the usernames while the parent’s email can be entered as the contact email. Alternatively, Gmail accounts provide the ability to set up a number of unique Gmail email addresses that will all go to one home account by adding “+1” (or “+2” or “+3”, etc.) to the end of the email address. For example, will receive all emails using  or, etc.  Parents can use these types of Gmail account variations as the user IDs for multiple children in MRS.

The online registration link will be located on the OVA’s Become a Member page along with a comprehensive series of How to Guides to help members navigate the new system.

Questions regarding the MRS have been included in the OVA’s  August 17th Town Hall FAQ and additional information can be found in the 2020-21 What’s New document.  If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Chery Bennett ( or call 416-426-7316.