2020 Nationals - Edmonton
2020 will be the second time the 15U-18U boys and girls Nationals will be held at the Edmonton Expo Centre on over 50 courts. As in 2018, VC will be offering a full Festival experience with a large merchandise store, Parent Room, Mizuno Coaches room, social media zone and much more!
Tournament 1: 15U &17U
Competition Days: May 14 - May 16
Tournament 2: 16U & 18U
Competition Days: May 17 - May 19
Edmonton Expo Centre
*Please note: if you are registering multiple teams do not click back to register those teams, please use multiple tabs or refresh registration link.
List of registered teams
A list of teams registered for the event will be posted 1 week after registration opens and will be updated regularly leading up to Nationals.
For questions regarding the changing of team or club names please contact email@example.com with the details that you would like to alter.
With some events filling quickly, waitlists will come into effect as soon as the age category reaches initial capacity. Teams will be invited to join the event from the waitlist as spots become available in the order in which they registered onto the waitlist.
- 18U: Tuesday, January 14th at 12 (noon) EST
- 17U: Wednesday, January 8th at 12 (noon) EST
- 16U: Wednesday, January 15th at 12 (noon)EST
- 15U: Thursday, January 9th at 12 (noon )EST
- Playing Up Teams - January 29th at 12 (noon) EST
The 2020 registration fee is $1,250
All team registrations for Nationals are done on the Volleyball Registration System (VRS). For assistance on registering a team, please consult the Nationals Registration Guide. All registrations for 2020 Nationals open at 12pm (noon) Eastern Time. We encourage teams be prepared to register at the time of registration opening as events can fill quickly.
Reminder! Teams may only register for their declared age category during the stated age specific registration dates. For teams interested in playing in multiple age categories or in an older age category, please see the “Teams Playing Up” section for further details.
For all Nationals registration questions, please contact Josh Toltesi at 613-748-5681 x238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams Playing Up (underage teams)
Any teams playing up by 1 or more divisions from their declared age category must wait until 12pm (noon) on January 29th, 2020 to register for the older age group. This is to give all “of-age” teams a chance to register in their appropriate age group. Any team found in violation of this rule will be subject to removal from the tournament. If a team wishes to play up but the event fills before the play-up registration date, the team can register onto the waitlist at 12pm (noon) on January 29th.
Example: a 14U girls team may register for the Halifax Nationals on January 23rd. If that teams wishes to also play in the 15U Nationals in Edmonton they must wait until January 29th to register for that event. If the 14U girls team plans to only compete in 15U Nationals, they must still wait to register until the January 29th registration.
Teams have until 11:59PM EST on April 9th, 2020 to register pending availability in the tournament. Teams can continue to add their name to the waitlist following this date.
Withdrawing a team from Nationals
If you wish to withdraw from Nationals, please complete the Team Withdrawal Form.
Teams who wish to withdraw from Nationals will be eligible for a refund as per the following timelines.
Rosters do not need to be uploaded by teams for Nationals. All rosters (including players and coaches/team personnel) will be taken directly from the Provincial/Territorial Association (PTA) based on each team’s final roster for their PTA Championships.
Please complete a request form if you wish to make a change to your provincial championship roster for VC Nationals. Please note that exemptions will only be granted under exceptional circumstances. All team personnel changes must fall within the guidelines listed in the Coach Certification Policy. Player changes should fall within the following guidelines:
- Teams must have 7 or fewer players remaining for their Nationals roster
- Incoming player(s) must have played the current season with the same club
- Incoming player(s) could not have played on a team who was declared at an older age category during the current season (16U player who played on a 17U team during the same season)
Coach/ Team Staff Exemption Form
$50 for team personnel change
Athlete Exemption Form
$100 for player change
For questions regarding roster exemption please contact:
Sandra de Graaff, Director, Domestic Competitions (email@example.com)
Edmonton Expo Centre
7515 118 Ave NW
Volleyball Canada’s Stay to Play policy is in effect for the 2020 Indoor National Championships. This means that all participating travelling teams are required to book hotel rooms through the event’s Accommodation Management Provider (AMP), in order to be eligible to play in the tournament.
HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the Edmonton 2020 National Championships. Booking links are below:
- 17U and 15U accommodation booking link: Tournament 1 Booking Link
- 18U and 16U accommodations booking link: Tournament 2 Booking Link
Booking links (and team codes) can also be found in each teams registration confirmation email. All bookings must occur through the appropriate booking portal.
For more information on the 2020 process and booking tips, please review the Edmonton 2020 Accommodations Booking Information overview.
Click here to review all hotel options for the event. Please note; this is a preview only link. Booking links will only be available via registration confirmation emails, once teams are registered in January.
Stay to Play - Exemption Requests
Volleyball Canada will consider Stay to Play exemption requests under the following categories:
Proximity Exemption Request: A team is based within 160km of the competition venue OR the team that plans to stay with family or friends that resides within 160km of the competition are able to request a proximity exemption.
Special Exemption Request: For exemption requests that do not fall under the above category, please fill out this Special Exemption Request.
NOTE: Local teams no longer need to submit a Stay to Play Exemption Request form. Volleyball Canada will review all registrations to identify local teams and will send a Stay to Play Exemption confirmation email within 10 business days of registration to those who are eligible.
To submit an exemption request, please complete this Stay to Play Exemption form.
Accommodations Contact Information
For questions regarding the Stay to Play Policy and Exemption Requests, please contact:
- Volleyball Canada - firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding HTG hotels and the booking portal, please contact:
- Melanie Mariutti - HTG Sports Services - email@example.com or 1-800-668-5596 x 203.
Volleyball Canada is once again happy to partner with Absolute Travel Specialists for the 2020 Nationals season. Though not required, we encourage teams to book with Absolute Travel Specialists to take advantage of the following benefits:
- WIN: Book your team with Absolute Travel Specialists by January 31st, 2020 and you will be automatically entered into a draw for a $500 credit towards your group flight booking.
- NEW– Hold Group Space: Absolute Travel is holding group space, permitting you to mix and match flights with Air Canada and Westjet from all gateways! Absolute Travel has secured group air seats from all major gateways to Edmonton, which ensures the best flight times for your team and families with competitive rates.
- Free checked bag and seat selection: Bookings includes 1 FREE checked bag per person, round trip PLUS free seat selection! (Approximate value $120cad value)
- Group pricing: Every person traveling with your team will pay the same price.
- Reserve with deposit only: Final payment required 75 days prior to travel date giving your team lots of time to fundraise if required. Names are not required at time of deposit, just your estimated numbers.
- Payment options are available.
- Block reduction: You can reduce your group block by up to 20% without penalty.
Contact Elayne Pink - firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-322-6538 - for more information, or to book today!
Did You Know?
- Air Canada Groups no longer provides group quotes unless you are an IATA registered agency, which Absolute Travel is.
- Absolute Travel has experience booking team group travel and have assisted Volleyball Canada Teams for all Nationals since 2015.
- WestJet has a long standing group relationship with Absolute Travel.
- You do not have to wait to hold your groups seats. You can hold your space with a deposit any time after September 15th, 2019. Book now to ensure your preferred flight choice!
Schedules will be posted once again on ISET.net.
Draft schedules will be posted in April.
Practice times will be available here, Thursday, February 27th at 12:00pm Eastern Time.
First practice schedule will be posted Friday, March 6th and will be updated every Friday by 3:00 PM EST time.
Teams are required to supply their own balls for practice. Limited quantity of balls that will be available to rent. Stay tuned for more details.
Teams may sign up for a practice time prior to their tournament at no charge. Teams are permitted 45-60-minute practice slot and are asked to promptly exit the court space at the end of the reserved time. Practice times will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that there will be limited access to practice times for Tournament 2 as they fall on the same day as playoffs for Tournament 1. Once practice times have filled a waitlist will be maintained and teams will be added as a spot becomes available.
Practice times may be delayed if there are delays in the playoff schedule. No teams are permitted to practice while teams are still competing near their assigned court.
Practice times are not guaranteed for all teams due to space and time available in each venue.
Team officials and Team Representative are allowed to register for practice times.
For information and questions regarding practice time bookings, please contact: Nic, email@example.com
Day 1 and 2 of Nationals will be split into 2 waves. The AM wave normally starts at 7:30am and the PM wave starts at approximately 2:45pm. A team will play in the same wave on both day 1 and day 2. There will be no waves for day 3 of competition.
Click here to view the wave times. Please note that they are subject to change as scheduling is finalized.
2020 Ticketing Costs
$35 - (19-64) Pre Sale Tournament Pass (per tournament)
$18 - (19-64) Day Pass
$12 - (65+) Day Pass
$45 - (19-64) Tournament Pass (per tournament)
$30 - (65+) Tournament Pass
FREE - 18 and under
Pre sale tickets are available to purchase: Here
Edmonton Tournament 1 (15U - 17U) Pre-sale pricing will increase to $45 on Thursday, April 23rd at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Time. Pre-sales will end on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Time.
Edmonton Tournament 2 (16U - 18U) Pre-sale pricing will increase to $45 on Thursday, April 23rd at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Time. Pre-sales will end on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Time.
Event Pass Pickup
All event passes will be available for pickup at the Edmonton Expo Centre Wednesday, May 13th and throughout the weekend as matches are being played.
Volleyball Canada is not responsible for any lost or stolen passes.
Please note that athletes and team staff are not required to purchase an event pass as accreditation will be provided at Coach Check-in.
For information and questions regarding event passes, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-748-5681
Ticketing & Will Call:
Pre-purchased event passes will be available for pick up at Will Call. Make sure to have a piece of photo I.D. as well as a proof of payment with you when picking up your pass. If you are picking up a pass under another name, please have the printed confirmation of their purchase to receive these passes.
Check-in for tournament 1 will take place Wednesday May 13th from 1pm-8pm.
Check-in for tournament 2 will take place Saturday May 16th from 1pm-8pm.
Important Check-in Reminders:
- Only individuals on the official team roster can check-in their team (head coach, assistant coach, team contact, manager)
- The players themselves are not required to be at check-in.
- Proof of age must be presented for all players in the form of a government - issued ID (copies are encouraged).
- Teams who are not available during the listed check-in time will be required to submit a late check-in request and will be charged $50.
- Coaches are required to provide their NCCP number at check-in.
Late Check - In
Rules & Policies
All winners are announced at the awards ceremony and will be listed here after the tournament.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to the top 3 teams of all Division 1, Tier 1 age/gender divisions. Gold and Silver medals are awarded to the top 2 teams of all other Tiers and Divisions.
Awards will be handed out the final day of every tournament and will be free of charge to attend.
All-Star and MVP Awards, presented by Active Ankle
All-star and MVP Awards selection process: Volleyball Canada`s awards selection committee works with all coaches of the four Division 1, Tier 1 semi-finalists to select an MVP and all-stars for the age groups of 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U. This is done by coaches nominating players from their own teams as well as their opponents and tabulating the top 6 players of each age division/gender
Player of the Wave
Each team will be able to nominate one player on day 1 & 2 of competition. After each wave, coaches will select a deserving player to submit a ballot at the VC booth. All players who submit a ballot will receive a personalized Player of the Wave certificate.
Mizuno Outstanding Coach Award
The Outstanding Coach Award is an award designed to celebrate coaches who embody the ideal qualities of a coach. Mizuno is a proud sponsor of this award.
All results will be available via ISET Sports.
2020 – Live scoring and live results will once again be available.
Coming soon - score keeping how-to
Reminder that all teams much provide a scorekeeper for each game for live scoring.
Edmonton & Beyond
West Edmonton Mall
Welcome to the Mt. Everest of shopping and indoor entertainment in North America. Spanning the equivalent of 48 city blocks, West Edmonton Mall is part entertainment complex, part shopping and dining destination. Let out a gasp of excitement as you slip in from the cold into the tropical setting of World Waterpark, home to the worldâ€™s largest indoor wave pool. Later, climb aboard a full-size pirate ship, or skate beneath the stars under a glass dome. Afterward, check out the casino, movie theatres, mini golf courses, catch penguins frolicking at Sea Life Caverns or meet Pablo at the Sea Lions' Rock. Hungry after riding a Galaxyland roller coaster for the fourth time? Stroll down New Orleans-themed Bourbon street for some fine dining, then take in a live show. Or hit Chinatown and shop the colourful T & T Asian Market.
For more information please follow the link!
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Volleyball Canada is committed to providing a safe sport environment for all our participants. To review our policies, including our policy on abuse in sport, please click here.
If you are a victim or witness of criminal behavior, please contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911 in emergencies.
The Government of Canada has also provided a designated contact line to report abuse in sport.