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2021 Ontario Championships Registration Process

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

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More info on underage teams registration is coming soon. 

TEAM HANDBOOK 2021

Coming soon.

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

RIM Park: Three (ball free) warm up areas have been designated in Pillers Ice Haus, Optimist Arena and Lions Arena. These are in the pipe and drape areas in the arenas and signage will be posted to direct athletes to these areas. Running is permitted within these pipe and draped off areas. No ball handling is permitted in these areas. Please be respectful of the teams playing matches on the courts next to the curtained off warm up areas. No screaming, team cheers, or major distractions should be taking place in these areas. It’s strictly for running warmups. This is an unsupervised area enter at your own risk.
On specific weekends, the gymnasium is also available as warm up areas and will be sign posted accordingly.

Paramount Fine Foods Centre: Coming soon.

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.