3 - 4 Sep

2022

Ashbridges Bay

Toronto, Ontario

2022 University/College Beach Nationals

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2022 University/College Beach Nationals

Volleyball Canada is excited to announce a new event for 2022, the Volleyball Canada University/College Beach National Championships. This inaugural event will be hosted September 3-4 at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto.

News & Advisories

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 University/College Beach Nationals. Please review this information prior to travelling to the tournament.

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.

Registration

Registration Information

Registration Link

Register Here

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 (coming soon).

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

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Registration Fees

$150

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

Late Registrations

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.

Eligibility

Team Requirements

A team must be made up of two (2) athletes from the same academic institution. There is no limit on the number of teams that may represent an institution.

Athlete Minimum Requirements

  • Be a currently registered member of Volleyball Canada. Complimentary memberships will be provided for all athletes participating that do not already have a current VC Membership.
  • Each athlete must be a student at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, CEGEP and universities. Each athlete is required to present proof of academic status. Please see below for further details.
  • Former students who completed their studies in the 12 months preceding the event start date are permitted to compete.

Submitting Proof of Academic Status

All registered athletes must submit proof of academic status to Volleyball Canada to be eligible to compete. This can be done via the electronic submission form found below. Documents can be photos or scanned images and should include the athlete’s full name. 

Valid forms of proof are:

  • Student ID Card
  • Letter from Academic Advisor/Coach
  • Official or Unofficial Transcript
  • School Invoice
  • Copy of Class Schedule
     

Submit Proof of Status

The deadline to submit is August 26th at 5:00pm EST. Any teams who have not submitted their proof of student status by this date could risk removal from the tournament. If you have any issues with the submission process, please contact the Nationals Inbox at nationals@volleyball.ca.

Withdrawals

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

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

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Venue

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 (will be available in August 2022).

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.

Tourism

Explore Toronto

Need some inspiration or help planning your trip? 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.

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

Social Media

Follow us on:

Twitter: @VCNationals #VCUCBeachNats
Instagram: @VolleyballCanada #VCUCBeachNats
Facebook: Volleyball Canada

Email Communications

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Past Results

View all National events' past results here.