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The OVA has Partnered with Communiti Sports App

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 09/28/22, 4:45PM EDT


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The Ontario Volleyball Association is excited to announce that it has officially partnered with the Communiti Sports App to help our member clubs expand their reach. This partnership will provide a platform for the general public to discover and book indoor, beach, youth, adult, and sitting volleyball programs, clubs and coaches. The app is easy-to-use with a modern user-friendly interface.

Communiti is an app founded by developers who had a difficult time finding certified coaches for adult programming for themselves and later on, for their children. They realized that this was a barrier in Canadian sport for the general public, newcomers, and families in particular. Hence, their solution to build bridges between people and sport by providing access to quality certified programs and coaches at an affordable price. They are committed to making sport more inclusive and developing the next generation of athletes, officials, and coaches.

According to Shashank BK Co-Founder and CEO of the app:

“We're very excited to be working with a dynamic and forward-thinking organization like OVA. There are great synergies between us and through this partnership we will:

  1. Grow the sport of Volleyball by lowering the barrier to entry and providing simple and convenient solutions.
  2. Create an inclusive Volleyball community by providing resources to those in need.
  3. Set the standard for how sporting programs should be delivered in Canada and around the world

I'm looking forward to see the impact these initiatives will have on the Volleyball Community in Ontario over the coming months.”

How can this benefit OVA registered clubs?

This partnership will be exclusive to OVA registered clubs and coaches to use in the public domain. The app is customizable to suit the club, program or coaching service being offered. This will be a great opportunity for our member clubs to expand their reach and promote their programs. For clubs and programs without a website and registration system, this is perfect for you, and it’s free. As part of the partnership, the ‘Communiti Loves Sport Fund’ will contribute to the OVA’s Athlete Assistance Program annually. Communiti has already piloted this approach with Skate Ontario, with great success.

"The Communit App has been a life changer. Easy to manage athletes, message them and has significantly cut time going to registrations so I could focus on assisting in areas that were lacking and required attention in order for a sports program to run efficiently."

- Lisa, Coach & Head of CANSKATE, Trenton Figure Skating Club.

How is this different from MeetUp and similar platforms?

Aside from a more intuitive and user-friendly experience, Safe Sport and NCCP certification is built right into the platform so OVA member clubs can feel confident that they are providing a safe environment and a quality experience for their future athletes. Only volleyball clubs and programs affiliated with the OVA will be allowed on this platform.

How can I get involved?

Clubs, coaches, and individual grassroots programs can become part of the volleyball pilot on October 18th by signing up via the link in our newsletter on October 5th for an information webinar. We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity!

We are excited about this new partnership and what it can do for our member clubs. If you are a club or coach, we encourage you to sign up for the volleyball pilot on October 18th. This is a great opportunity to expand your reach and promote your program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

About Communiti

Communiti is a simple and convenient mobile app to discover and book sports programs and coaches around you. It provides a modern user-friendly interface with easy-to-use features. Some of the advantages of using the app are:

  1. Browse clubs and coaches around you, check out their profiles, ratings and reviews to make an informed decision.
  2. Chat with the clubs or coaches instantly in the app to get any questions answered.
  3. Schedule, availability and prices listed in the app. Don’t have to pick up the phone to call anyone.
  4. Once you’ve found the perfect program that works for your schedule, book it and pay directly in the app.
  5. Just show up for your lesson. No wallet, no cash, no worries. All you need is your phone.

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