2022 Youth Nationals
Volleyball Canada is excited to be bringing the Nationals festival event back to Edmonton in 2022. The 15U to 18U age groups will flock to Alberta’s capital for an action-packed week of excitement and competition. For the first time ever, Burnaby, BC will be hosting the 14Us, as will Ottawa, Richmond, and Halifax. For players, coaches, family, and fans, this will be a must-see event on your 2022 calendar.
The following chart summarizes some important 2022 Nationals dates.
Please note that dates and locations are subject to change in accordance with government health and safety regulations.
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.
Travel Planning considerations
Whereas there will be many unknowns leading up to 2022 Nationals, teams are encouraged to contact Elayne Pink regarding anticipated travel needs prior to booking in an effort to determine possible flight blocks. This will allow Absolute Travel to navigate the currently uncertain air travel industry and secure the required number of seats for Nationals' participants.
- 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.
Accommodations & Travel
Volleyball Canada’s Stay to Play policy is in effect for the 2022 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.
We are once again pleased to be working with two AMPs in 2022. Booking dates will vary by event and will be released at a later date. Please note; booking accommodations are only permitted once teams are registered.
*To prioritize registered teams, hotel booking links will initially only be found in each team's 2022 Nationals registration confirmation email. Hotel booking links will be available on the website one week after the last scheduled registration opening date.
HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the following 2022 National Championships:
- 14U Girls & Boys – Ottawa, ON
- 15U - 18U Girls & Boys – Edmonton, AB
EventConnect is the official AMP for the following 2022 National Championships:
- 14U Girls & Boys – Halifax, NS
- 14U Girls – Richmond, BC
- 14U Boys – Burnaby, BC
All bookings must occur through the appropriate booking portal.
Further details on the Stay to Play booking process will be released in the fall of 2021.
Stay to Play – Exemption Requests
Volleyball Canada will consider Stay to Play exemptions for both teams and individuals under the following two (2) categories:
Proximity Exemption Request: You may be eligible for an exemption from the policy if:
1. Your team is based within the specified driving distance from the competition venue and did not receive the automatic exemption from VC; OR
2. You are planning on staying with family or friends that reside within the specified driving distance from the competition venue.
Teams need to check the proximity distance for each specific event as proximity distances differ by city.
NOTE: Local teams do not 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 five (5) business days of registration to those who are eligible.
Special Exemption Request: For exemption requests that do not fall under the above category, teams/ individuals will need to submit a Special Exemption Request.
Please note, previous booking exemptions will not be considered. Teams who book a hotel room outside of VC's Stay to Play policy will be required to cancel their hotel bookings and book through the designated hotel provider.
Exemption request forms will become available one (1) month prior to registration opening.
Nationals Accommodations Contact Information
For questions regarding the Stay to Play Policy and Exemption Requests, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball Canada is once again happy to partner with Absolute Travel Specialists for the 2022 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 28th, 2022 and you will be automatically entered into a draw for a $500 credit towards your group flight booking.
- 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, which ensures the best flight times for your team and families with competitive rates.
- Free checked bag and seat selection: Bookings include 1 FREE checked bag per person, round trip PLUS free seat selection! (Approximate value $120cad value)
- Group pricing: Every person travelling 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 the 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 - email@example.com 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 has assisted Volleyball Canada Teams for all Nationals since 2015.
- WestJet has a long-standing group relationship with Absolute Travel.
Please click on the link to your event for more information on venue location, parking, transportation, food services and more.
April 28 to May 1, 2022
May 5 to May 8, 2022
May 5 to May 8, 2022
May 12 to May 15, 2022
May 18 to May 24, 2022
Rules & Policies
For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to Volleyball's Canada policy page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 900-6813, or by contacting the Canadian Sport Helpline:
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.
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/
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).
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