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Tryout Window regulations available online

By Ontario Volleyball, 06/09/21, 10:30AM EDT


The OVA has posted the 2021 Tryout Window Regulations. Created after in-depth consultation and review with the Indoor Volleyball Development Committee, the Policy outlines the annual timing of the tryout window.

The document summarizes the important dates in the tryout window for the 2021/2022 season and takes into consideration the implications of the pandemic. The regulations may be updated if the Government of Ontario orders and/or public health measures change.

With the Early Re-signing Period beginning Tuesday, June 15 for the 12-14U athletes, a brief reminder of the protocol is provided below.

15-18U/19U athletes
The Early Re-Signing Period for these age groups was opened on June 1. Clubs are permitted to send re-signing offers to their Club athletes that will be returning in the 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U/19U divisions in the next indoor season.  Athletes must be returning to their club from the previous season.

12-14U athletes
Starting Tuesday June 15th, the Early Re-Signing Period will be open for athletes returning in the 12U, 13U and 14U divisions. The re-signing form will be available on the OVA website no later than June 14, 2021. Athletes must be returning to their club from the previous season.

The Early Re-Signing Period will end on August 8, 2021. 

A returning athlete is defined as an OVA-registered athlete that committed to an OVA club during the previous 2020/21 season (I.e., paid club fee, re-signed with the club or was assigned to a club in MRS).  Athletes must be returning to their club from the previous season.

The Re-Signing offers must be honoured for 72 hours from the time indicated on the form and re-signed athletes /are not permitted to attend additional tryouts for other clubs once they commit to a team for the 2021-22 season. Clubs must provide a list of re-signed athletes to the OVA for posting on the website by August 10th.

If there are any questions on the policy as presented, please contact Carrie Campbell, Manager of Indoor Programs (preferably by email).