In a response to the ever-changing circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to Ontario and the Ontario volleyball community, the OVA is launching the OVA Coach Academy to bring our nearly 1,900 coaches and mentors together to share their expertise and to serve as a platform and a rich repository to help coaches striving to reach their greatest potential stay engaged in volleyball during these challenging times and long after. Coaches will learn from their peers and with their peers in an environment designed to address challenges, promote education and places emphasis on accessibility.
The Coach Academy will ensure that coaches have access to pertinent resources and tools regardless of the impact of the pandemic. Wherever they are in the province, coaches can continue their development remotely at their own pace. The Academy will support them in using a variety of mediums, whether that be instructional video or an online forum, to support the coach’s individual needs, such as furthering their certification, and the OVA coaching experience as a whole.
Leveraging existing resources, such as those within Return to Play and across the OVA, the Academy is going to be creating new resources where and when needed so that coaches are up-to-date with any changes or developments. Over the next two weeks the Academy will be releasing 35 webinars, 60 training resources and 5 live events to jump start the launch. More videos and material will be added on a regular basis, so the information provided to coaches is constantly fresh.
An online Town Hall will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26 to go through in detail the functions of the Academy. To register for this meeting, please click here.
More information on the Coach Academy can be found at ontariovolleyball.org/coach-academy
All registered coaches should have received an invite.
All Coaches and Technical Directors must be registered in the OVA’s new Membership Registration System in order to access the Coach Academy.