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Team Ontario Beach

Team Ontario programs are designed to identify and expose athletes to the beach high performance training environment. The objective is to create stepping stones towards future international and national team success. Identified athletes benefit from personalized monitoring and support that include services from partners such as Volleyball Canada, and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario.

Team Ontario Red

The main objective of the program is to introduce younger developmental athletes to a high-performance beach volleyball training environment. The program is a camp based program consisting of 2 camps that will run at the beginning and at the end of the summer prior to nationals. Athletes will leave this program with an introduction to Team Ontario methods, as well as the various sport science and sport medicine disciplines through an integrated support team.

Training Camps: 
  • June 30-July 5 – North Bay (with all Team Ontario programs)
  • August 13-15 – Toronto Pre-Nationals Camp
Key Competitions: 
  • June 22-23 – Youth Grand Slam in Toronto
  • August 3-4 - 16U Provincial Championships in Toronto 
  • August 10-11– 18U Provincial Championships in Toronto 
  • August 16-18 - National Championships in Toronto
Number of Athletes: 
  • 12 Athletes per gender
Eligibility: 
  • Athletes must be born in 2003 or later
Selection:
  • May 24-26, 2019 
    • Friday - Registration & Intake 
      • Downsview Park 75 Carl Hall Rd., North York
      • Email ashen@ontariovolleyball.org if you did not get an email with your assigned wave.
      • Wave's have been scheduled for 1.5 hr slots
        • 5:00p Wave #1 starts
        • 5:45p Wave #2 starts
        • 6:30p Wave #3 starts
        • 7:15p Wave #4 starts
    • Saturday All Day - Ball Testing
      • Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
        • 8:30a Check In
        • 9:00a-11:30a Court session #1
        • 11:30a-1:00p Lunch
        • 1:00p-3:30p Court session #2
    • Sunday - OVA Beach Tour 
      • Athletes must register separately for the  16U or Youth Open OVA Beach Tour event.
  • Registration now open and closes: May 19, 2019
  • Registration for camp: HERE
  • Registration cost prior to May 10: $95 plus HST
  • Late registrations: $100 plus HST
Program Cost: 
  • $1,700 plus HST
  • To be paid by June 6th

Team Ontario Red athletes are also eligible to be a part of the Junior Full-time Training Group for the opportunity to train as a full-time athlete on a weekly basis. Please see Full-time Training Group page for details. 

Team Ontario Black

The main objective of the program is to provide a high performance-training environment to identified beach volleyball athletes in order to prepare them for higher levels of competition. The program is camp based and consists of 5 camps that will run throughout the summer. Athletes will be exposed to Team Ontario training methods and will be supported by an integrated support team that includes experts in strength & conditioning, nutrition and mental performance.

Training Camps:  
  • June 7-9 – Toronto (Kick Off Camp)
  • June 30-July 5 – North Bay (with all Team Ontario programs)
  • July 17-19 – Horseshoe Valley Camp
  • July 31-Aug 2 – Toronto (Pre-Provincials)
  • August 13-15 – Toronto (Pre-Nationals)
Key Competitions: 
  • Volleyball Canada's U21 World Championship Trials
  • June 22-23 – Grand Slam in Toronto
  • August 3-4 – Youth Open Provincial Championships in Toronto
  • August 10-11 - 18U Provincial Championships in Toronto
  • August 16-18 - National Championships in Toronto
Number of Athletes: 
  • 12 Athletes per gender
Eligibility:
  •  Athletes must be born in 2001 or later
Selection:
  • May 24-26, 2019 
    • Friday - Registration & Intake 
      • Downsview Park 75 Carl Hall Rd., North York
      • Email ashen@ontariovolleyball.org if you did not get an email with your assigned wave.
      • Wave's have been scheduled for 1.5 hr slots
        • 5:00p Wave #1 starts
        • 5:45p Wave #2 starts
        • 6:30p Wave #3 starts
        • 7:15p Wave #4 starts
    • Saturday All Day - Ball Testing
      • Ashbridges Bay, Toronto
        • 8:30a Check In
        • 9:00a-11:30a Court session #1
        • 11:30a-1:00p Lunch
        • 1:00p-3:30p Court session #2
    • Sunday - OVA Beach Tour 
      • Athletes must register separately for the  16U or Youth Open OVA Beach Tour event.
  • Registration now open and closes: May 19, 2019
  • Registration: HERE
  • Registration cost prior to May 10: $95 plus HST
  • Late registrations: $100 plus HST
Program Cost: 
  • $2,100 plus HST 
  • To be paid by June 6th, 2019

Team Ontario Black athletes are also eligible to be a part of the  Junior Full-time Training Group for the opportunity to train as a full-time athlete on a weekly basis. Please see Full-time Training Group page for details.

Team Ontario Senior (OHPSI)

The Senior Team Ontario program is a fulltime high performance training environment that will include athletes preparing and aspiring to represent Canada in U19/U21 World Championships, FISU Games and NORCECA/FIVB Tour competitions. Athletes are introduced and prepared for international success on the national team through a high-performance beach culture, which includes participation in international competitions, securing financial support, and learning to create and manage an Integrated Support Team as a fulltime athlete. This program is directly funded by the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program (OHPSI).

Dates: 
  • May 1 – August 30, 2019 (fulltime training in Toronto)
Key Competitions: 

Personal competition plan created with coach including applicable national team trials events, out of province tournaments, OVA Beach Tour & Grand Slam events, provincials and nationals.

Number of Athletes:
  •  up to 12 Athletes per gender
Eligibility: 
  • Athletes are born 1997 or later

Identification: 

  • Athletes can be identified year-round to the Senior Team Ontario program. 
  • Applications to the summer program will be accepted up to April 23rd, 2019.
  • Previously identified athletes please electronically fill out the below application form.
  • New athletes please contact Senior Beach Development Coach Angie Shen,  ashen@ontariovolleyball.org to arrange to attend a practice for identification.
Program Cost: 
  • $1,775 plus HST
  • To be paid by April 30th  

Frequently Asked Questions

What do program costs include?

Program costs include:

  • Accommodations during training camps (eligibility for Toronto camps to athletes living +75km away)
  • Transportation to 18U Quebec Camp provided, athletes responsible for transportation to North Bay camp, Horseshoe Valley Camp
  • Coaching support during OVA Beach Tour, provincials, nationals, and key competitions (prioritized to teams with both athletes on the Provincial Team)
  • Support of Integrated Support Team: Nutrition & Hydration monitoring, Mental Performance Training, Injury Prevention, Yoga, Strength & Conditioning
  • Team Ontario Clothing

* Athletes are responsible for all tournament fees and registration.

Do I need beach experience to be a part of the team?

No! Indoor athletes who have never played beach are perfect candidates to for the Beach Team Ontario program. Beach Volleyball is a developing sport and thus athlete exposure to the sport is later than indoor volleyball. The Beach Team Ontario program is looking for athletes who are eager to learn and committed to their own improvement.

What are the minimum participation requirements?

The minimum participation requirements are:

  • Team Ontario Red athletes must attend both camps, participate in provincials and nationals.
  • Team Ontario Black athletes must participate in all camps, in Adult Grand Slam, provincials and nationals.

Do I need a partner or can I tryout by myself?

Athletes are not required to tryout with a partner as athletes are identified on an individual basis. However athletes appropriateness in choice of partner and ability to secure a partner for the full season will be taken into consideration. Selection of athletes will include a consideration for finding the appropriate number of blockers and defenders.

Note that athletes in already existing teams are not guaranteed to make the team or the training group together.  Team Ontario coaches will assist those athletes who are selected for the team and guide them on selecting a partner and securing one for the season.


Team Ontario Coaches

Angie Shen, ChPC

Angie is an internationally experienced coach with multiple international podium finishes including being the coach of the 2014 U21 World Champion's from Ontario. She also supported Team Ontario athletes to a gold medal a the 2013 Canada Games and 2016 Senior Women’s Beach National Championships. Angie has been the OVA Beach Development Coach since 2009 and Team Ontario coach since 2007. She has her NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, and is an NCCP Advanced Learning Facilitator and Evaluator.
 

Eddie Coleman, ChPC

Eddie is an internationally experienced coach at Youth and Junior World Championships, FIVB Opens, the World Universiade and Canada Games. In 2015, Eddie coached Ontario athletes to a top 10 finish at the FIVB Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eddie coached Team Ontario to a 2013 Canada Games silver medal as well as multiple Team Ontario athletes to podium finishes at national championships throughout the years. He is currently completing his NCCP Advanced Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario.