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UPDATE: The OVA to Launch a New Online Registration System

By Ontario Volleyball, 08/31/20, 1:30PM EDT

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UPDATE (September 16, 2020) - The introduction of the OVA’s new membership registration system (MRS) has unfortunately experienced a further delay.  The new release date will be announced shortly as we are waiting for further information from our service provider.  We do not anticipate the delay to be significant.  In the meantime, the OVA will continue to hold over memberships from the 2019/2020 season to cover athletes and staff who are currently participating in Club programming. Once the new registration system is live, all individuals must complete their 2020/2021 online registration in MRS in order to continue to participate in Club activities.  We will share the MRS link with all members once the system is live. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our volleyball community.

The new Membership Registration System (MRS) will replace the existing National Registration System (NRS) and will be the primary source for OVA membership, tournament and event registration.

Please Note: NRS account data will not be transferred over to the new system in order for the launch of the MRS to start with clean data.

The new MRS will provide OVA members with an upgraded interface and improved functionality for an enhanced experience while introducing some new changes.  Such changes include:

  • All Waivers of Liability, OVA Terms & Conditions, and Concussion Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Forms will be completed online as part of the MRS member registration process.
  • 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.
  • Athletes must 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 submit their Club forms online through the Returning Club Form (found on the MRS’ Quick Links menu).

Starting September 14, all membership types (athletes, coaches, referees, etc.) must create a new account for the new 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.

Each member must have a unique email address which will be their User ID. If parents would like to have all OVA/MRS emails and correspondence directed to them, their MRS account can be set up with each of their child’s email address as the username while the parent’s email can be entered as the contact email.

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.

Events that are running through the end of September, such as the OVA Beach Friendlies, will continue to use the current NRS system and will not require the purchase of a 2020-2021 membership.

If clubs would like to, clubs can use the updated OVA membership forms to collect data from their players.