2020 Beach Nationals
Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce that Beach Nationals Championship 2020 will be back in Toronto at Ashbridges Bay!
2020 Beach Nationals
Beach Nationals is an open event hosted in two major categories, Youth and Senior. This event focuses on providing a competitive environment for athletes and allow them to compete against elite players from across the country for the title of National Champion!
Check in Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2020
Tournament Dates: Friday, August 14th - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
Registration & Eligibility
Registration opens: Tuesday, June 16th at 12pm ET
Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday, July 7th at 5pm ET
Final deadline*: Tuesday, August 4th at 5pm ET
*Late entries are subject to a $75 late registration fee (per team). Volleyball Canada reserves the right to accept teams after the deadline if it benefits the tournament draws and/or refuse late entry to teams if it is to the detriment of the tournament draw. Late registrations will not be considered after August 7th at 5:01 PM ET. ET.
Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis – there are no spots reserved.
|Early Bird Price||June 16th – July 7th||$255|
|Regular Price||July 8th – August 4th||$305|
*VC reserves the right to cancel any age category with fewer than 8 teams.
Note: Teams should register according to the above-stated deadlines. You can register for Nationals prior to participating in your Provincial and Territorial Association (PTA) championship.
Age Divisions (Youth)
The 2020 Youth Beach Nationals will feature six age categories:
20U: Athletes born September 1, 1999, or younger.
18U: Athletes born September 1, 2001, or younger.
16U: Athletes born September 1, 2003, or younger.
15U (girls only): Athletes born September 1, 2004, or younger.
14U: Athletes born September 1, 2005, or younger.
Note: there is no 17U or 15U Boys division. Participants are able to compete up an age category; athletes who fall in this group should refer to the Age Categories Chart.
All athletes wishing to participate in Nationals are required to participate in their respective Provincial Championship. Exemptions may be granted in certain cases.
Any athlete wishing to request an exemption are required to fill out the Exemption Request Form with their request by Tuesday, August 4th.
Registration support: firstname.lastname@example.org
VC has the right to put a limit on the number of teams allowed in each category. Should one event fill, a waitlist will be maintained for the extra teams. If a registered team withdraws from the event or draws are expanded, teams on the waitlist will be contacted and given the opportunity to register.
Any team wishing to withdraw from Nationals needs to complete the Team Withdrawal Form. Refunds will be issued based on the following timelines.
Withdrawal before the registration deadline:
Teams who withdraw before the registration deadline (Tuesday, August 4th) will be refunded their registration fee, less a $50 admin fee.
Withdrawal after registration deadline:
If a team withdraws from the event after the registration deadline (Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00 PM), NO reimbursement will be issued.
All teams registered for the event will receive a team uniform that must be worn for all matches. Athletes will need to indicate their player number (1 or 2), and shirt size at the time of registration. VC will make every attempt to fulfill size requests, however, sizing cannot be guaranteed.
Female teams will be able to choose between a Lululemon sports bra or Lululemon tank top. Male teams will receive a Lululemon tank top.
Note: In addition to the jerseys provided by VC, teams may choose to wear any other matching Lululemon tanks or bras. These must not have any additional branding other than the Lululemon or Volleyball Canada logos. If athletes are seen wearing uniforms that do not meet these requirements, they will be asked to change into their VC provided uniforms.
Ashbridges Bay is located in a beautiful area on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto, Ontario. The bay is connected to Woodbine Beach, one of the city’s most popular summer destination with restaurants and parks. Ashbridges Bay is home to over 103 volleyball courts and has been the host for previous National Championships, International Championships and recreational tournaments and weekend events.
Ashbridges Bay, Toronto, ON
1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6
Please click here to view the court map and layout. (will be available in August 2020)
Parking and Transportation
There is a parking lot with 562 stalls onsite. Rates are $3 on weekdays (5pm-9pm) and $7/day on weekends (7am-7pm). Free street parking around the area is available.
Ashbridges Bay is easily accessible by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). The 92 Woodbine South Bus runs frequently from Woodbine Station to Ashbridges Bay.
The 501 Queen Streetcar and 22 Coxwell Bus also service the area.
Ashbridges Bay is located less than a 5-minute drive off the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway.
Rules & Policies
For a full list of Volleyball Canada Policies, please Click Here.
Concussion Policy and Protocol
Please consult the Volleyball Canada Concussion Policy to verify measures that will be implemented at all National Championships.
In addition, please refer to our Concussion Management Pathway.
Suspended Play Policy
Please consult the Suspended Play Policy for steps and procedures involving suspended play or lightening at Volleyball Canada Beach events.
Extreme Heat Policy
Please consult the Extreme Heat Policy which may be activated based on the current weather conditions.
Age Categories Policy (Youth)
Please consult the Age Categories Policy to determine the appropriate age divisions.
Youth Seeding Policy
This document summarizes the methods used to seed participating teams in the Volleyball Canada Youth Beach National Championships. Click here to view.
Partner Change Request
If you would like to request a partner change, please email email@example.com. (NEW online form coming soon)
For full details on the Beach Nationals Protest Policy, please click here.
Special Offers available for Beach Nationals teams
33 Gerrard St West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4
$169/night – Number of rooms available at this rate is based on availability.
To reserve Click Here and follow the instructions to book online.
Call to Book:
Phone: 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975
Guests calling in must identify themselves as part of “Volleyball Canada - Beach Nationals” to take advantage of your special rate.
Cut-off date: Rates are based on availability. There is no cut off date but it is suggested you book ASAP.
Attention all parents and spectators! Back for another epic year on the sand at Ashbridges Bay is the Toronto Sport and Social Club's (TSSC) Beach Volleyball Tournament. Show your kids and all of the athletes participating in beach nationals that you still have what it takes to compete.
Stay tuned! Details for the 2020 tournament are coming soon.
Need some inspiration or help planning your trip to Nationals? Then be sure to check out Tourism Toronto’s website. They’re your one-stop-shop for everything you need to plan your trip including what to see, where to eat and what to do when you’re not on the sand.
Volleyball Canada is committed to providing a safe sport environment for all our participants.
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.