2021 Volleyball Canada Nationals
Volleyball Canada has confirmed the cancellation of its 2021 Indoor National Championship events.
Nationals, which typically runs each year in May, involves thousands of athletes and coaches (14U to adult), as well as officials and fans. The cancellation applies to both youth and adult events.
VC’s provincial and territorial partners were consulted during the decision process and are adjusting their programs/schedules accordingly.
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Volleyball Canada is continuing to work on modified event formats for domestic competitions in 2021 for both indoor and beach. Staff are closely monitoring developments with Provincial and Territorial COVID-19 re-opening frameworks and public health guidelines with the goal to release further information by May at the latest.
Volleyball Canada will continually monitor the COVID-19 situation in an effort to ensure all National Championships are held in a safe and enjoyable manner. Due to the constantly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, many of the regulations outlined in this document may be altered throughout the months leading up to Nationals in an effort to meet local/provincial/federal health regulations.
Travel Planning considerations
Whereas there will be many unknowns leading up to 2021 Nationals teams are encouraged to book all travel arrangements as late as possible to avoid altering travel plans due to changes to Nationals. Please keep the following in mind when planning travel for Nationals:
- Ensure you fully understand the cancellation policy on all travel bookings
- Book via our preferred partner, Absolute Travel Specialists
- They have a strong understanding of plans for air carriers accessing various cities
- They have the ability to negotiate better cancellation policies should Nationals be cancelled
- They will contact air carriers directly regarding any major changes which in turn saves teams time and effort
Hotel planning considerations
All teams will be required to book accommodations as per the Stay to Play policy. Should Nationals be cancelled by VC for COVID-19 reasons, teams will not be responsible for any hotel room costs from bookings through HTG or Event Connect. Any booking/service fees may be returned in the form of a credit towards future travel. All room cancellations will be managed directly by HTG or Event Connect; teams will not be required to follow up on hotel cancellations.
Any rooms booked outside of the Stay to Play policy will be subject to the hotel’s cancellation policy.
Should Nationals be cancelled by VC for COVID-19 reasons, teams will receive a full refund for registration and event passes minus an administration fee. Further details will be provided at a later date.
How to keep informed
Official COVID-19 notices will be posted on our website and relayed via our Nationals newsletter.
Team contacts, coaches, players, and parents are also encouraged to follow our social media platforms for related updates.
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For more information, please see our Indoor Nationals Competition Guide.
March 15: National Championships Update
March 1: Mikasa Canada Road to Nationals
January 13: 2021 Nationals Events Postponed
November 13: Nationals Registration Dates Revised
April 23: Safe Sport Training Now Required
Results & Awards
All results will be available via ISET Sports.
Did you know you can follow your team on ISET for team-specific updates?
- Step 1 - Go to the ‘Teams’ tab of the event page (once available)
- Step 2 - Click on your team name to open your team profile
- Step 3 – Click on ‘Get Updates’ and subscribe to get email updates, including competition scores for your team
Live scoring and live results will once again be available at all Nationals.
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 on the final day of every tournament.
All-Star and MVP Awards
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
Fair Play Award
The Fair Play Award will be awarded to one male and female 14U team, at the end of every tournament, who have embodied the spirit of the Fair Play rule and have displayed support and consideration for their teammates as well as other participants. This award will be chosen by a Volleyball Canada awards selection committee consisting of staff, VC representatives, and referees.
Player of the Wave
After each wave on Day 1 and 2 of competition, coaches will select one deserving player as their ‘Player of the Wave’. All nominated players will be given the opportunity to enter into a draw to win a prize.
Sponsorship & Vendors
The 2021 VC Nationals provide an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase products and connect with participants. In addition, our social media reach provides sponsors with the opportunity to engage with an even wider membership scope.
VC would like to thank its sponsor for the 2020 Nationals!
Are you interested in what sponsorship options are available during Nationals 2021? Please contact Colin Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-764-3955 for more information and to discuss your marketing ideas.
Teams from across the country compete and train all season with their eyes set on competing at National Championships.
We invite companies to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with young athletes, sample/sell products, recruit future post-secondary students, and reach out to spectators by securing a vendor booth at one or multiple National Championships!
For more information, please contact Sandra de Graaff at email@example.com
Rules & Policies
For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to Volleyball's Canada policy page.
Join our Event Crew!
Do you want to be a part of the action? Volleyball Canada is looking for Event Crew applicants for the Nationals events across Canada! The Event Crew is a crucial part of these tournaments, assisting in venue set up/tear down, results, activations, ceremonies, and so much more!
If you’re interested in being part of these exciting events or would like to see the available positions, please contact Josh Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball Canada is committed to providing a safe sport environment for all our participants. For more information, our policies, and resources, please click here.
If you are a victim or witness of criminal behaviour, 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.
View all National events' past results here.