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Coach Eligibility 2022-2023

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 08/23/22, 8:15PM EDT


The Coach Eligibility Policy exists to make sure everyone adheres to the same standards when it comes to providing athletes with a safe, inclusive and responsible volleyball experience. The OVA urges all coaches who are missing courses to complete them as soon as possible to maintain their ability to participate in OVA events.

As of September  1, 2022, all registered coaches must be eligible to coach in order to participate in an OVA event.

To be eligible, all coaches must have a valid Police Record Check on file and have completed the OVA Screening Disclosure Form.  New for this season, the OVA Screening Disclosure Form will now be collected during the online registration process in MRS so please keep an eye out for that. All coaches must also have completed the Coach Association of Canada Safe Sport Training as well as the Making Head Way multisport module.

Furthermore, individuals in a head coach role must also have their Foundations of Volleyball course and have successfully passed the Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation.

The full details are available in the 2022-23 OVA Coach Eligibility Policy.

All coaches must meet the requirements of the coach eligibility policy prior to registering in MRS.

Coaches who are missing one of the mandatory eligibility components will not be allowed to participate in any OVA events, including but not limited to regular season events and Ontario Championships.

If a coach is found to be ineligible at an OVA event, they will not be able to participate. The team will have to find another eligible head coach to enter the event. Every team must have at least one eligible head coach on the bench with the exception of 4v4 Rallyball teams who are allowed to split their rosters and have an assistant coach in the head coach role. If an ineligible coach participates in match, their team will automatically have to forfeit the match, regardless of the actual result.

If you have a question about how to complete the training you are missing, please contact Oklend Llakaj at