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Info for Teams

Tournament Dates:

EVENT #1: April 20-22, 2023

  • 4v4 Boys/Co-Ed
  • 6v6 Boys
  • TLS Girls
  • 15U Girls
  • 15U Boys
  • 18U Girls
  • 18U Boys

EVENT #2: April 23-25 , 2023

  • 4V4 Girls
  • 6V6 Girls
  • TLS Boys
  • 16U Girls
  • 16U Boys
  • 17U Girls
  • 17U Boys


Registration will open November 21, 2022, and close January 10, 2023.


The Ontario Championships 2023 Team Handbook will consist of all pertinent information for all age groups participating in Ontario Championships at Enercare Centre. The handbook will be posted closer to the date of the event to ensure all information is as accurate as possible.



The playing area includes the playing court and the free zone. Each team must play within its designated playing area.

Sport Court: The area beyond the edge of the sport court is designated as a non-playing zone. Therefore, the last point of contact prior to contact with the ball must be on the sport court and the player must always play the ball on the sport court tile.


  • One foot on the sport court, one foor on the cement while playing the ball = play is whistled dead;
  • Jump in the air, play the ball, and land off the sport cour = play is whistled dead;
  • Leave the playing area and step on a chair and play the ball = play is whistled dead;
  • Play the ball on the sport court,  the momentum of the athletes 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.


Enercare Centre: There is one ball free warm up zone for athletes. The location is in Heritage Court. Please refrain from using volleyballs in this space. It is purely for ball-free warmups. Any balls found in use in these spaces will be confiscated. 

Please see the venue map for specific locations or follow the large hanging signs. 

Any ball play happening off of the court by individuals may result in the ball being confiscated by security or Enercare Centre staff. 


Get ready for a Vendor Hall experience like no other at 2023 Ontario Championships! Lots of fun games available for attendees to participate in while away from the courts, Team O athlete testing, along with everyone's favourite merch providers, other vendors and food trucks and a food court! The vendor hall and food court will be located in Hall G, above the playing courts. 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL food services at Enercare Centre only accept card payments. NO CASH will be accepted by food trucks, food stations, etc. Please prepare accordingly. 


Looking for things to do or places to eat while not at Enercare Centre? Be sure to check out Destination Toronto's list of restaurants and activities around Toronto. 


  1. No outside food, chairs, coolers or buffet style food tables permitted. Security or Enercare Centre staff will ask for these items to be removed if they see them. If items are not removed, they will be confiscated. 
  2. Hall G Food Services Tables - Tables in Hall G are not to be "reserved" by teams. Please use the tables to eat and remove items promptly. Please be mindful to other participants and share the space.  If items are found unattended on tables in Hall G, they will be removed by security and moved to the security office. 
  3. 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.
  4. Photography - Only authorized photographers contracted 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.
  5. Tripod and cell phone use:  The use of cell phones and other devices is permitted when collecting data for a team. No use of personal devices permitted in areas that are clearly marked by Venue and OVA staff (i.e near equipment crates, inside hockey benches. etc.)
  6. 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

Athlete ID Physical Testing - Hall G

The Athlete Identification Process is used to select athletes for the provincial Team Ontario indoor and beach programs. ALL athletes that registered to be identified for Team Ontario on GMTM need to complete physical testing during Ontario Championships.

The testing booth will be open 10-6pm during the Day 1 and Day 2 of each event (April 20, April 21, April 23, April 24) and will be located in Hall G and the process should take about 10 minutes per athlete.

Physical testing stations:

  • Height: A measurement of the athlete’s height with shoes off.
    • With the athlete’s shoes off, heels, upper back and back of head flat against a wall, a flat object will be used to mark the top of the athlete’s head on the wall. The mark will be measured from the floor to determine the athlete’s height.
  • One-Hand Reach: A measurement of the athlete’s vertical reach with one hand, measured by the middle fingers.
    • With the athlete’s shoes on, they will stand perpendicular to the wall and reach as high as possible with their dominant hand. The spot where the middle finger can reach and maintain contact will be marked and measured for the athlete’s one hand reach.
  • Spike Touch: A measurement of the maximum spike height of an athlete with a full spike approach.
    • The athlete will position themselves at the desired distance from the vertec device and complete a full spike approach while touching the highest possible point on the vertec device. The athlete will then be given feedback as to where to position their start in order to achieve maximum height. Jumps are performance until three consecutive attempts are missed within 15-20 seconds rest between each jump. The highest point touched will be recorded.
  • Attack Velocity: A measurement of an athlete’s spike velocity.
    • Athletes will be performing a standing attack and hit to a target. Pocket radar technology will be used to measure attack velocity.

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