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Volleyball For Life

What is Volleyball 4 Life (V4L)?

The Volleyball 4 Life (V4L) Participation Pathway is an indoor recreation pathway for Ontario Volleyball to implement during the next strategic cycle.

Please note that this V4L pathway is a concept only, designed to be implemented across the next strategic cycle (5 years). The V4L pathway would not move forward without consultation from the OVA membership, the Indoor Volleyball Development Committee and the OVA Board.

Pathway Objectives

  1. Implement a pathway to retain volleyball players through increasing participation opportunities in indoor volleyball at ALL levels (grassroots, youth, adults/masters).
  2. Improved competition formats for players to enjoy and develop, geared towards skill development with reduced barriers to participation.
  3. Meeting the participation needs of the growing playing population of volleyballers that are ages 19+ through competitions at the highest quality of delivery.

The V4L Participation Pathway targets 3 categories of members

Grassroots • Ages 8-12 | Youth • Ages 13-19 | Adults • Ages 20 - 50+


**Please not that these categories are proposed and are subject to change based on stakeholder consultations**

Next Steps

Consultation Stage 1

Consultations with a focus on the OVA's Indoor Volleyball Development Committee, OVA Regional Presidents, clubs with existing grassroots programs, house leagues, adult league and tournament providers, the OVA's Referee Development Committee, as well as, colleges and universities for the participation of extramural teams.

Consultation Stage 2

An updated concept with further input from OVA working groups for finance, marketing, registration, safety considerations and proposed rules for each category. Continued feedback from the stakeholders listed above.

OVA Board Approval

Submission of the proposal to the OVA Board including a financial breakdown to determine the participation cost, operating and marketing expenses, as well as, potential income from events and sponsorship opportunities.

Inclusion Into the OVA's Operations

Adoption of the V4L Competition Pathway into the short and long term strategic plans of the PSO and inclusion of in the OVA indoor calendar.


Would you like to give us feedback on this project or contribute to the V4L working group?

Option 1 - Take the V4L Survey

Option 2 - Email Feedback

All feedback goes to Kerish Maharaj, the OVA's Manager of Community Outreach and Grassroots Programs, on behalf of the larger working group.