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Info for Teams

2020 Ontario Championships Registration Process

Registration for the Ontario Championships will open and close for ALL teams on the following dates:

 

EVENT DATES

AGE DIVISIONS

REGISTRATION OPENS
(Underage teams will be waitlisted)

REGISTRATION CLOSES

April 16-18

11UG*, 12UG*, 13UG, 15UG, 18UG, & 14UB, 17UB, 18UB

Monday October 28, 2019 at 9:00am

January 13, 2020 at 11:59pm

April 19-21

14UG, 16UG, 17UG & 12UB*, 13UB, 15UB, 16UB

Monday October 28, 2019 at 9:00am

January 13, 2020 at 11:59pm

*two day events only - either April 17 & 18, or April 19 & 20


There is no phased in registration for teams wanting to play up.  When underaged teams register they will be immediately waitlisted.  When registration closes, and the number of available spots determined, waitlisted teams will be approved for full registration.  Approved teams will have 48 hours complete registration.  If an approved team does not accept their spot in the tournament within 48 hours receiving notification their spot will be given to the next eligible team. Waitlisted teams will be approved for full registration based on ranking. 

TEAM HANDBOOK 2020

Please see this year's team handbook for important information regarding Ontario Championships.  

PLAYING ON SPORT COURT RULE

Each team must play within its own playing area. The area beyond the edge of the sport court is a designated as a no playing zone. Therefore, the last point of contact prior to contact with the ball must be on the sport court. The player must always play the ball on the sport court.

Examples:

  • One foot on the sport court and one foot on the cement while playing the ball = play is whistled dead;
  • Jump in the air off the sport court, play the ball, and land fully off the sport court = play is whistled dead;
  • leave the playing surface and step on a chair and play the ball = play is whistled dead
  • Play the ball on the sport court, momentum of athlete carries them off the court = play continues;  

Any service action must be initiated with at least one foot in contact with the sport court.
These rules are in place to minimize the risk to the athletes.

WARM UP AREAS

Two (ball free) warm up areas have been designated in the swing space below Hall G.

Signage will be posted to direct athletes to these areas. Running is permitted within these areas.  No ball handling is permitted in these areas.

Please be respectful of the teams playing matches on the courts next to the warm-up areas. No screaming, team cheers, or major distractions should be taking place in these areas. It’s strictly for running warmups. 

Note: This is an unsupervised area enter at your own risk

There is no warming up in the hallways or main galleria. No volleyballs are allowed anywhere except on the playing courts. If a volleyball hits an overhead sprinkler, the alarm will sound, and the entire facility will need to be evacuated and play will be suspended until the fire department gives OVA staff the approval to re-enter the building.   Participants risk losing their volleyballs by security or Enercare staff if they do not abide by this rule

GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. Noise makers - The use of any type of noise makers (cowbells, air horns, drums, whistles, etc) is prohibited. Spectators will be asked to refrain from using these devices. If they continue to use them, they will be confiscated.
     
  2. Photography - Only authorized photographers employed by the OVA for Ontario Championships are allowed on the playing area, sport court or stand between courts due to liability reasons. Parents and/or spectators are not allowed to be on the playing area, on the sport court or standing between the courts to take photographs. If they are found to be in violation of this rule, they will be asked to leave immediately. If parents/spectators disregard this rule multiple times, they will be asked to leave the venue by OVA Staff, Facility staff, the Head Official, Area Supervisors or the working referees.
     
  3. Tripod and cell phone use:  The recreational use of cell phones or tripods on the bench is not permitted.   The use of cell phones and other devices is permitted when collecting data.
     
  4. Cameras & Tablet use for filming: Teams are permitted to record matches throughout the tournament, however, please note: 
  • Tripods are not permitted on the sport court
  • Cameras on tripods cannot be left unattended
  • OVA is not responsible for any damage to the camera or related equipment
  • OVA reserves the right to restrict/deny the filming of any matches for safety/any other reasons

Please browse the following links to discover important information for players, coaches and teams participating in Ontario Championships.