19 - 21 Aug

2022

Ashbridge's Bay & Spanish Banks

Toronto & Vancouver, Ontario & British Columbia

2022 Beach Nationals

2022 Beach Nationals

Ashbridges Bay schedules: https://vc.bracketpal.com/tournament/3
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panish Banks schedules: https://vc.bracketpal.com/tournament/4

 

Volleyball Canada is excited to announce the Youth & Senior Beach Nationals is returning to Toronto in 2022. The three-day tournament is Volleyball Canada’s largest beach competition with youth and senior teams from across the country converging on Ashbridges Bay to play for the title of National Champion.

Both the Youth and Senior events are open, with the Youth tournament featuring seven age divisions from 14U – 20U. The senior side will feature some of the best teams in Canada, including current National Team members.

But that’s not all. Youth Beach Nationals are expanding to include a 14U to 16U event in Vancouver, August 26-28 at Spanish Banks Beach East. British Columbia last hosted Beach Nationals in 2015 in Parksville, after being held on the Spanish Banks in 2013.

As the culminating event of the beach season, the event focuses on providing a fun and competitive environment for all participants.

Awards are handed out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in all age categories with the senior event offering an additional prize purse of $15,000.

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Toronto 2022 - Pre-event information

Vancouver 2022 - Pre-event information

 

Toronto Photo Gallery (Please credit Ottawa Sports Photography/Volleyball Canada)

News

Special Advisory

Volleyball Canada’s COVID-19 Update on Vaccinations

The health and safety of Volleyball Canada’s athletes, staff, and community is our priority. VC supports the use of Health Canada approved vaccines as a key tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and its associated health impacts.

In requiring proof of vaccine status, VC will follow the guidance of local authorities as well as our partner facilities, which may be more stringent than regional guidelines. We understand that this may vary across the country, and we ask our participants to be respectful of COVID mitigation strategies in their respective regions and facilities, and when travelling outside their local area.

As has been the case during the pandemic, VC will continue to evaluate its guidelines on a regular basis.

VC has compiled the following resources for you to reference the requirements the 2022 Beach Nationals. Please review this information prior to travelling to the tournament.

Toronto

Vancouver

Refund 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.

The Nationals newsletter provides relevant information directly to your inbox. Sign up here.

For more information, please see our Beach Nationals Competition Guide.

Registration

Registration Information

Registration Link

Register Here

Please be advised that some members from ON/QC have been experiencing issues activating their Sportlomo accounts when registering for Beach Nationals. Should you encounter this problem, we ask you to please email nationals@volleyball.ca. The events team will ensure all emails received prior to the registration deadline will be guaranteed their placement in the draw.

Registration Information

All team registrations for Beach Nationals are done on the Volleyball Registration System (VRS). For assistance with registering a team, please consult the Beach Nationals Registration Guide (to be released in February).

Registration for the 2022 Beach Nationals will open at 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time.

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Registered Teams

Please click the following link to view the registered teams for all 2022 Beach Nationals events:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gDT69E7g8JFXUoI_u-oUcOe5JyMDP2cmCJ1LfKcj4mo/edit?usp=sharing

For questions regarding the changing of information please contact nationals@volleyball.ca with the details that you would like to alter.

 

Registration Fees

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Late entries, received after the registration deadline, 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.

For all Beach Nationals registration questions, please contact nationals@volleyball.ca.

Person(s) in Authority

Volleyball Canada’s Person(s) In Authority (PIA) Requirements are to ensure that all PIA travelling with a team to Beach Nationals have the knowledge necessary to provide every athlete with a safe, inclusive, and responsible sport experience.

PIA Frequently Asked Questions

Person(s) in Authority (PIA): This is the individual/parent responsible for the on-site management of the team at Beach Nationals. As of 2022, all 14U-18U teams are required to indicate a PIA for their team before registration closes on August 7, 2022. This individual must be certified in accordance with VC’s Safe Sport requirements below.

Mandatory Requirements for Person(s) in Authority (PIA)

Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) Safe Sport Training Free  Credit will also be given for equivalent programs recognized by Sport Canada, ie Respect in Sport, Activity Leader.
Volleyball Canada Screening Discloser or Canada Record Check (CRC) Free/Cost Varies One of either the VC Screening Disclosure Form or a CPC completed within the last 3 years

IMPORTANT: A NCCP Number/Respect in Sport Certificate Number and the VC Screening Disclosure form may be completed any time prior to the registration deadline. Any teams that have not completed the requirements by that time will be removed from the draw.

Making Changes to Team Personnel

To update team PIA details, or submit Safe Sport requirements, please complete the PIA/Coach Request form.

Roster Information

A player/team must purchase their annual membership(s) within the province/territory in which they reside. No player/team is allowed to register with a PTA outside their province of residence without the prior approval of VC and the two (2) PTAs involved. In addition, no player/team is permitted to register with more than one PTA at the same time; players who wish to change PTAs mid-season must receive approval from VC and the PTAs involved.

Participating at Nationals with another PTA athlete: If two athletes, from different PTAs, wish to register as a team together at Beach Nationals the process is as follows:

  • 1. Submit Request to Play: Players must complete an online request to play as a team to VC. Volleyball Canada will then follow up with the two (2) PTAs involved for approval. Team contacts will receive an email within 5-7 business days, with the results of their request.
  • 2. Register for Beach Nationals: Once approval has been received from VC, teams may register for Beach Nationals.
  • Note: Teams may register for Beach Nationals, prior to receiving final approval from Volleyball Canada. However, any teams who are denied, or fail to submit their request to VC, prior to the event withdrawal deadline, will be removed from the draw and their refund will be subject to an administration fee.

Partner Changes: Teams can edit their team roster on SportLomo up until the Roster Lock deadline on August 7th, 2022. After this deadline, partner changes will only be accepted under extraordinary circumstances. A change request must be submitted via email to nationals@volleyball.ca and include the following information:

  • Name of person submitting change and contact info
  • Original team’s full names
  • Division/Age-Group of the original team
  • New team’s full names
  • Athletes’ PTAs (if athletes are from different PTAs, the team must indicate which PTA they will be representing)
  • Division/Age-Group of new team
  • Reason for Change

Note: if the new team will be comprised of athletes from different PTAs, the team will be placed in the Team Approval process, teams do not need to fill out the Team Approval application. Once reviewed, VC will notify the team contact via email, on the success of their request.

Eligibility

Participation Eligibility

All teams (including each individual on the official roster) must meet the following minimum criteria in order to be eligible to attend Beach Nationals:

  • Be a registered member, and in good standing, with their respective PTA and with VC.
  • Any foreign team looking to participate in an event must be registered and in good standing with their own National Federation.
  • Participate in a Provincial/Territorial Championship.
  • Meet all additional registration requirements of their PTA and VC.

Minimum Age

All athletes, coaches and team personnel members that are on the official roster for Beach Nationals must be a minimum of 11 years of age.

Provincial Championships

All athletes wishing to participate in Beach Nationals are required to participate in their respective Provincial and Territorial Association (PTA) Championship. Exemptions may be granted in the following cases:

If the team members are participating in a VC sanctioned event or program, which include:

  • a. NORCECA or FIVB circuit
  • b. Canada Cup
  • c. Provincial Team programs
  • d. Canada Games
  • e. Member of the National Team
  • f. Extenuating circumstances, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Any athlete wishing to request an exemption is required to submit an Exemption Form with their request by Wednesday, August 10th.

Age Groups/Playing Up

Age Categories

Beach Nationals features six (6) age categories for youth from U14 – U19, plus the open Senior category. Athletes should participate in the age category associated with their chronological age class unless they choose to play up.

Registration for teams playing up

There are no restrictions on teams or athletes playing up an age group at Beach Nationals.

A team “playing up” is defined as a team that is registering to play in an age group that is older than the one they declared for with their PTA during the club season. For example, a team that declares and plays primarily as a 15UB team with their PTA who wants to play in the 16UB Beach Nationals.

Team Jerseys

All teams registered for Beach Nationals will receive a competition top that must be worn for all matches. Sizing and style requests can be made during the registration process.

  • Women: players will be able to choose between a bra-style jersey or tank top.
  • Men: players will receive a tank top.

It is strongly recommended, that team bottoms are of similar colour and style.

Other Uniform Options: In addition to the competition tops provided by VC, teams may choose to wear tanks or bras acquired at previous Beach National events. If athletes are seen wearing uniforms that do not meet these requirements, they will be asked to change into their VC-provided clothing.

Competition Top Sizing Chart

Withdrawals

Teams wishing to withdraw from Beach Nationals can make the request via their SportLomo account. Please refer to the Registration Guide, for step-by-step instructions.

Teams who withdraw from Beach Nationals will be eligible for a refund as per the following timelines:

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Senior Points System

Senior Points System

Senior Athlete Ranking Points

The following method of calculation is used to determine the seeding at Senior Beach Nationals.

  • Individual Athlete Ranking Points are assigned for each registered athlete, using the Senior Points System.
  • Team Ranking Points will then be calculated using the following formula:
    (Athlete 1 Ranking Points + Athlete 2 Ranking Points) / 2 = Team Ranking Points
  • VC will then rank and seed in order of highest Team Ranking Points to lowest Team Ranking Points.

Athletes will have access to their individual ranking points on the event webpage no later than five (5) business days before the event. It is the responsibility of each individual athlete to verify their points totals.

To review the list of points accruing events, please refer to the Senior Domestic Calendar.

Accommodations

Toronto

Special Offers available for Beach Nationals teams

Chelsea Hotel

Book Online:

To reserve Click Here and follow the instructions to book online.

Residence and Conference Centre - Downtown Toronto

Book Direct

Please use the code "Volleyball22" for 10% off the daily rate.

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites

1) Visit our website, www.torontodonvalleyhotel.com
2) Select check-in/check-out dates, # of guests, "book now"
3) "Special Codes or Rates", "Promo Code" - SMERF, "apply"
4) Select preferred room type, "book now"
5) Complete booking
** The best available rates fluctuate based on availability.
** The promo code "SMERF" is valid until 7 days before arrival day (based on availability)
** Check-in time: any time after 3 pm
** Check-out time: 12 pm (noon)
** Incidental deposit of $100 by credit card, or $250 by debit card will apply upon arrival
** Parking fee - $11.95/vehicle per night plus 13% HST

Holiday Inn Express

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Venue

Toronto - Ashbridges Bay

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.

Venue

Ashbridges Bay, Toronto, ON 

Address

1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6 

Court Map

Please click here to view the court map and layout.

Parking and Transportation

There is a parking lot with 562 stalls on site.  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.

Vancouver - Spanish Banks Beach East

Address

4875 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1A1

Court Map

Please click here to view the court map and layout.

Parking and Transportation

Parking rates for the Spanish Banks are as follows:

Hourly: $3.50
Daily: $13.00

Beach parking lot fees are effective 6:00am to 10:00pm unless otherwise posted. Overnight parking is not permitted.

The following transit lines have routes that pass near Spanish Banks Beach

Bus: 4, 44, 49, and 84

Plan your transit

Coaches

Coach Requirements

VC’s new, mandatory Beach National Championships Coach Eligibility Requirements ensure that all coaches participating in a Beach Nationals have the knowledge and training necessary to provide every athlete with a safe, inclusive and responsible sport experience. 

Making Changes to Team Personnel

To make changes to a team’s personnel, or submit Safe Sport requirements, please complete the PIA/Coach Request form.

Coach Check-In

Any coach on an official team roster, who wishes to coach at Beach Nationals, must check-in at the main control tent prior to their team’s first match.

Coaches will be required to perform the following duties at check-in:

  • Show identification that matches the details on the official team roster
  • Provide written acknowledgement that they have read and understand the following:
    • 2022 VC Beach Nationals Competition Guide
    • 2017-2020 FIVB Rule Book
    • VC Code of Conduct
    • VC Concussion Guidelines
    • Safe Sport training requirements
  • Collect a badge to identify them as a coach during the tournament day.
    • Coaches must wear the badge for all matches they are coaching.
    • The badge is to be returned at the end of the tournament.
    • Coaches must identify themselves to all parties participating in the match including the opposing team, the player referees and the referee supervisor in the area before the match begins. The coach’s name must be included on the match score sheet.

JAM Sports - Block Party Beach Volleyball Tournament

6's Tournament

Come hang out and play alongside Volleyball Canada's Beach Nationals Championship held at Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball Courts. A portion of the proceeds will go towards our National Beach Volleyball teams and helping them reach the podium! For more information on the Championship.

Date: Aug 20, 2022

Time: 9am - 5pm (approximate times)

Team Recreational: $249.99

Individual Recreational: $39.99

Individual Intermediate: $39.99

Team Intermediate: $249.99

Registration Deadline: Aug 17, 2022

WHAT:
A 6-on-6 co-ed beach volleyball tournament (minimum of 2 of each gender on the court at all times). Like all JAM leagues, this tournament is self-officiated. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of four 30-minute games.

SKILL LEVELS: 
We are now offering both recreational and intermediate divisions! Format may vary depending on registration numbers. 

EXTRAS:
Prizes for winning teams!

For more information and to register, please click here.

4's Tournament

Come hang out and play alongside Volleyball Canada's Beach Nationals Championship held at Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball Courts. A portion of the proceeds will go towards our National Beach Volleyball teams and helping them reach the podium! For more information on the Championship.

Date: Aug 20, 2022

Time: 9am - 5pm (approximate times)

Team Advanced: $179.99

Individual Advanced: $39.99

Registration Deadline: Aug 17, 2022

WHAT:
A 4-on-4 co-ed beach volleyball tournament (minimum of 1 of each gender on the court at all times). Like all JAM leagues, this tournament is self-officiated. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of four 30-minute games.

SKILL LEVELS: 
We are only offering the advanced skill level at this time, but multiple divisions may be made based on the skill level of teams who sign up.

EXTRAS:
Prizes for winning teams!

For more information and to register, please click here.

Tourism

Explore Toronto

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.

Merchandise

Merchandise

Shop the Beach Nationals presale on the Volleyball Stuff website, the official merchandise provider of Volleyball Canada.

Beach Nationals Information Link: https://volleyballstuff.net/beach-nationals-2022-information/

The Beach Nationals merchandise will be available for presale July 25 – 29 on the Volleyball Stuff website. Anyone buying their merchandise at this time will be able to customize their gear with their name for an additional $10. Merchandise will be shipped out prior to the event, so you’ll be able to rep Beach Nationals on your way to the event!

More details will be available on the Volleyball Stuff website. Merchandise will be available on-site as well, with details to come.

Awards

Awards

All Beach Nationals will distribute the following awards:

  • Medals
    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for the Championship Tier
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals for all other tiers

Senior events will also offer an additional prize purse of $15,000.

Get Involved

Event Crew

Do you want to be a part of the action? VC is looking for Event Crew applicants for Beach Nationals in Toronto! The Event Crew is a crucial part of VC’s tournaments, assisting in venue set up/tear down, results, activations, ceremonies, and so much more!

If you’re interested in being part of this exciting event or would like to see the available positions, please see our Recruitment Form.

More Information

Rules & Policies

For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to Volleyball's Canada policy page.

Safe Sport

Volleyball Canada is committed to a sport environment free from abuse that is safe for all participants. For more information, our policies, and resources, please click here.

Safe Sport Reporting

Volleyball Canada has zero tolerance for any type of abuse. Individuals are required to report abuse or suspected abuse to Volleyball Canada or to a Provincial/Territorial Association so that those matters can be addressed in an expeditious manner.

For more information, please see the Safe Sport Complaint Process Overview. Reports can be made to Volleyball Canada’s Independent third-party Safe Sport Officer at lise@wiserworkplaces.ca or (519) 900-6813, or by contacting the Canadian Sport Helpline:

Education

Volleyball Canada is requiring that all individuals involved with the sport across the country take the new safe sport training module, available via the Coaching Association of Canada website.
 
As of April 1, 2020, anyone associated with a Sport Canada-funded organization must be trained on conduct to prevent and address maltreatment. This includes coaches, referees, parents of youth athletes, high-performance staff and contractors, officials; and all administrative staff and volunteers whether they may have direct contact with athletes or not. 

Through the adoption of VC’s Pan Canadian Safe Sport policies, all Provincial/Territorial Association registered coaches, referees, staff/contract members and volunteers, are required to take approved Safe Sport Training. VC also currently mandates training for parents of Youth National Team Program athletes, however, PTA’s currently implement safe sport training requirements for parents of youth athletes in their province and it is not currently included in the Volleyball Registration System and is not a requirement for registration for National Championships.

The safe sport module is a free, 90 minute eLearning module that gives all participants the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. The module aligns with the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport and meets Sport Canada requirements for Safe Sport education.
 
Visit the safe sport training site for more info: https://safesport.coach.ca/

Background Screening

All coaches, staff members, volunteers, referees, team staff members and Integrated Support Team (IST) members involved in VC domestic competitions are required to have completed a criminal record/police check issued within 36 months of the activity being attended.  These requirements apply to all disciplines.

To provide further clarification, we have compiled the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Stay Connected

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Past Results

View all National events' past results here.