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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.

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Please note that dates and locations are subject to change in accordance with government health and safety regulations.

There’s a great deal of planning that goes into planning for Youth Nationals – on VC's end and yours. To help the process for team managers and coaches, VC has released the 2022 Youth Nationals Planning Checklist, a guide to getting your team to Nationals as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

There are items on this list that you can do now in order to get a head start on your Nationals planning, so save it, print it off, and start marking items off your list today! 

News & Advisories

Special Advisory

COVID-Related Considerations Ahead of Registration

Volleyball Canada’s COVID-19 Update on Vaccinations

The health and safety of Volleyball Canada’s athletes, staff, and community is our priority. VCsupports 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, Volleyball Canada will continue to evaluate its guidelines on a regular basis.

VC has compiled the following resources for you to reference the requirements in each of the host cities and provinces for the 2022 Volleyball Canada Youth National Championships. Please review this information prior to travelling to the tournament.

Edmonton (15U-18U)

Burnaby (14U)

Halifax (14U)

Ottawa (14U)

Richmond (14U)

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.

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 Nationals Competition Guide.

Registration

Registration Information & Links

Registration Link

Register Here

Registration Status

  • 14UB Nationals - Ottawa - 5 spots available to register
  • 14UG Nationals - Ottawa - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 14UB Nationals - Halifax - 1 spot available to register
  • 14UG Nationals - Halifax - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 14UB Nationals - Burnaby - 1 spot available to register
  • 14UG Nationals - Richmond - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 15UB Nationals - 3 spots available to register
  • 15UG Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 16UB Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 16UG Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 17UB Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 17UG Nationals - 1 spot available to register
  • 18UB Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals
  • 18UG Nationals - At capacity – accepting teams to waitlist in case of withdrawals

Registration How-To

Registration Information

COVID-Related Considerations Ahead of Registration

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

All registrations for 2022 Nationals will open at 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time. We encourage teams to be prepared to register at the time of registration opening as events fill quickly.

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Please note that registration closes April 7, 2022.

Reminder! Teams may only register for their declared age category during the stated age-specific registration dates. For teams interested in playing in multiple age categories or in an older age category, please see the “Teams Playing Up” section for further details.

Registration Fees

  • 15U-18U Edmonton = $1,300
  • 14U Burnaby, Ottawa, Richmond = $1,060
  • 14U Halifax = $985

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

Roster Information

Rosters

All players and team staff participating at Nationals MUST be the same as those listed on the roster for their PTA Championship.

Update for 2022 - All team rosters will be provided directly to VC via the PTA following the PTA roster lock and/or Championships therefore teams will not be required to upload their roster into the Volleyball Registration System (VRS). Any players or team personnel not participating at the VC National Championships must be removed from the roster at check-in.

Important Reminder! The roster lock date for teams from New Brunswick who are attending Nationals will be April 7th 2022 (registration closing date).

Roster Exemption 

Please complete a request form if you wish to make a change to your provincial championship roster for VC Nationals. Please note that exemptions will only be granted under exceptional circumstances. All team personnel changes must fall within the guidelines listed in the Coach Certification Policy. Player changes should fall within the following guidelines:

  • Teams must have seven (7) or fewer players remaining for their Nationals roster
  • Incoming player(s) must have played the current season with the same club
  • Incoming player(s) could not have played on a team who was declared at an older age category during the current season (16U player who played on a 17U team during the same season)

Coach/Team Staff Exemption Form
$50 for team personnel change

Athlete Exemption Form
$100 for player change

For questions regarding roster exemption please contact: Sandra de Graaff, Director, Domestic Competitions

Registered Teams

Please click the appropriate link to view the list of registered teams for Nationals. These lists will be updated every week on Fridays.

14UB Nationals - Ottawa 
14UG Nationals - Ottawa 
14UB Nationals - Halifax 
14UG Nationals - Halifax 
14UB Nationals - Burnaby
14UG Nationals - Richmond 

15UB Nationals 
15UG Nationals 
16UB Nationals 
16UG Nationals 
17UB Nationals
17UG Nationals 
18UB Nationals 
18UG Nationals 

Updated May 13, 2022 (If dated prior to May 13 - no update)

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

Waitlist

Please click the appropriate link to view the list of waitlisted teams for Nationals. These lists will be updated every week on Fridays.

15UG Nationals
16UB Nationals
16UG Nationals
18UG Nationals

Updated May 6, 2022 (If dated prior to May 6 - no update)

If you do not see your team name please email nationals@volleyball.ca with the following information

  • Team Name
  • Club Name
  • Province
  • Email address and name of the person who added the team to the waitlist

With some events filling quickly, waitlists will come into effect as soon as the age category reaches initial capacity. Teams will be invited to join the event from the waitlist as spots become available in the order in which they registered onto the waitlist. 

Please note that registration does not open at event capacity. VC sets the waitlist at a lower capacity to manage team numbers.

Waitlisted teams will be invited to attend in the order in which they registered onto the waitlist as per the following:

  • A team withdraws from the event
  • Enough teams are on the waitlist to expand the event
  • Additional space available to expand the event

Once sufficient teams have been added to the waitlist, additional teams will be added to the event. In most cases, teams are added off of the waitlist within 24 hours of registration opening.  Once the event reaches capacity, teams will then be added off of the waitlist as additional space is identified, or if a team withdraws from the event.

Teams Playing Up (underage teams)

Any teams playing up by 1 or more divisions from their declared age category must wait until 12 PM (noon) on March 2, 2022 to register for the older age group. This is to give all “of-age” teams a chance to register in their appropriate age group. Any team found in violation of this rule will be subject to removal from the tournament. If a team wishes to play up but the event fills before the play-up registration date, the team can register onto the waitlist at 12 PM (noon) on March 2nd.

Example: a 14U girls team may register for the Halifax Nationals on February 25th. If that team wishes to also play in the 15U Nationals in Edmonton they must wait until March 2nd to register for that event. If the 14U girls team plans to only compete in 15U Nationals, they must still wait to register until the March 2nd registration.

Withdrawing a Team from Nationals

If you wish to withdraw from Nationals, please complete the Team Withdrawal Form.

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

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The registration closing date for the 2022 Nationals is April 7, 2022.

Accommodations & Travel

Accommodations

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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.

For more information on the Stay to Play policy, please review the Volleyball Canada Stay to Play Overview and our Frequently Asked Questions document.

We are once again pleased to be working with two AMPs in 2022.

HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the following 2022 National Championships:

    • 14U – Ottawa, ON
    • 15U - 18U – Edmonton, AB
      • Parents and travelling supports can use this link to view current single-room availability in Edmonton.

EventConnect is the official AMP for the following 2022 National Championships:

      • 14U – Halifax, NS
      • 14U Girls – Richmond, BC
      • 14U Boys – Burnaby, BC

All bookings must occur through the appropriate booking portal.

Accommodations Booking Guides

Please refer to the below guides for an overview of the hotel booking process for each AMP. VC strongly recommends teams review these prior to the booking portal opening, as the booking processes are new for 2022.

HTG Booking Guide

EventConnect Booking Guide

Travel

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 March 31st, 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 - epink@absolutetravelspecialists.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.

EventConnect - 2020 Refunds

A word from our partner, EventConnect:

EventConnect is excited to work with VC teams for upcoming travel in 2022. As your team prepares to travel in 2022 we would like to provide updates to any teams returning to the EventConnect system from 2020 events.                

In 2020, when VC events were cancelled, the non-refundable Service Fee was not returned. Going forward, anyone who re-books for an event with EventConnect and VC in 2022 will receive a full refund of their previous Service Fee. This will be automatically done when a user reserves a room. 

Moving forward, if a VC event is affected by factors falling under the Force Majeure, like COVID-19, Service Fees will be refunded. 

If you have re-booked with a different email address then last year and want to ensure you receive your refund, please contact EventConnect at 1-888-723-2064 or support@eventconnect.io.

Schedules

Schedules Information

Draw Summary

Schedules

15UB D1
15UB D2

15UG D1
15UG D2
15UG D3
15UG D4
15UG D5

*16U pools updated on May 18th @ 10am 12pm ET

16UB Pools A - H
16UB Pools I - P

16UG Pools A - H
16UG Pools I - P
16UG Pools Q - X
16UG Pools Y - FFF
16UG Pools GGG - MMM

17UB Div 1
17UB Div 2

17UG D1
17UG D2
17UG D3

18UB D1
18UB D2

18UG D1
18UG D2
18UG D3
18UG D4

Final Seeding

15UB
15UG  
16UB
16UG
17UB
17UG
18UB
18UG

Final schedules will be available on iset.net once all teams have checked into the tournament.

Nationals is held over three (3) days, with Day 1 being pool play, Day 2 being power pools and Day 3 being playoffs. Day 1 and 2 are separated into two waves, AM wave (7:30 am – 2:30 pm) and a PM wave (2:45 pm – 9:45 pm) while Day 3 has all teams starting in the morning. During the first 2 days, teams play all other teams within their pools. After the first day of competition is complete, teams are “re-pooled” for day 2 of the competition in order to group teams of similar calibre together. Day 3 playoffs consist of teams playing in a single-elimination playoff bracket.

Each team will only play in one wave per day.

Please note that some 14U and 16U boys and/or girls teams may shift their wave time (am or pm) based on movement within the pools From Day 1 to Day 2.  This is due to the new tier-based schedule which allows teams to move up or down based on their wins/losses.   It is important that coaches review their placings at the end of their wave to determine their match time the following day.  This is very important for any teams playing in the PM wave on Day 1 as they may then play in the AM wave on Day 2. 

Please also note that the playoff schedule for 16U will run later than normal due to the tier-based schedules. VC recommends that all teams book their return travel as late as possible on playoff day or the day following playoffs to ensure that teams do not miss their finals.

For more information regarding schedules please review the Competition Guide.

New for 2022! VC will be piloting a new ‘Tier-based’ schedule for the 14U and 16U age categories. 

The purpose of this schedule is to allow for more meaningful competition between teams participating at Nationals. This will be achieved by removing the divisions of 32 teams and having teams compete in groups of 16.  Movement between the groups will allow teams to play closer to their own calibre throughout the entire tournament and the opportunity for lower-seeded teams to move up the rankings.

The 'Division based' schedule will be used for the 15U, 17U and 18U age categories.

VC strives to release draft schedules one month prior to the event start date. Final schedules are posted on ISET once all teams have checked in the evening prior to the competition start date. Please note that draft schedules are subject to change and teams are required to verify the final schedule to ensure they are on time for matches.

Practice Times

Practice Schedules

Please click the appropriate link to view the practice schedule for Nationals. These lists will be updated every week on Fridays.

15UB Nationals
15UG Nationals
16UB Nationals - coming soon
16UG Nationals - coming soon
17UB Nationals
17UG Nationals
18UB Nationals - coming soon
18UG Nationals - coming soon

Updated May 17, 2022

If you see your team listed multiple times, if your team would like to withdraw from their scheduled practice time, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact nationals@volleyball.ca.

If you do not see your team's name on the schedule, we were not able to provide you with a time slot. In this case, these are the options for your team:

  • Review the updated schedule on Fridays to see if there are new openings. If your team would like to claim an available time slot, please fill out a new Practice Time Request form under "Practice Time Booking Links." Time slots will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • If slots do become available throughout the week, VC will be reaching out to teams who were not able to acquire a slot and will update the schedule accordingly.
  • On the day of practice times, if a team does not show up for their time slot, the court then becomes available for any team to use. This will be carried out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Practice Time Booking Links

Teams may sign up for a practice time prior to their tournament at no charge. Teams are permitted a 45-60-minute practice slot and are asked to promptly exit the court space at the end of the reserved time. Practice times will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Practice times are not guaranteed for all teams due to space and time available in each venue.

 

For information and questions regarding practice time bookings, please contact: nationals@volleyball.ca

Practice Times Per Event

  • Ottawa: 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Halifax: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Richmond: 3:30 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Burnaby: 3:30 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Edmonton (Tournament 1): 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Edmonton (Tournament 2): 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Ball Rental

Volleyball Canada is excited to provide a ball rental service for teams attending Nationals in Ottawa or Edmonton. 14U -16U teams will have the opportunity to rent a set of six(6) Mikasa VQ200w-CAN balls for use throughout the event. 17U & 18U teams will have the opportunity to rent a set of six(6) Mikasa V200w balls for use throughout the event. We recognize that travelling/flying with a ball bag has put financial constraints on some clubs.

Please fill out this form if interested in ball rentals.

Please note that supplies are limited and balls will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. A deposit of $300 per team will be required (cash or cheque).

Venues

Venues

Please click on the link to your event for more information on venue location, parking, transportation, food services and more.

May 5 to May 8, 2022

May 12 to May 15, 2022

May 12 to May 15, 2022

May 12 to May 15, 2022

May 18 to May 24, 2022

Event Passes

Event Pass Information

Pre-sale passes will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 15 at 12 pm (noon) EST. Tickets will increase to full price on Thursday, April 21st at 12 pm (noon) EST.

Please note that athletes and team staff are not required to purchase an event pass as accreditation will be provided at Coach Check-in. 

Please note that Edmonton event passes closed May 16 at 12 pm EST, 2022. Additional passes may be purchased on-site.

For information and questions regarding event passes, please contact nationals@volleyball.ca or 613-748-5681.

Volleyball Canada is not responsible for any lost or stolen passes.

Ticketing & Will Call:

Pre-purchased event passes will be available for pick up at Will Call.  Make sure to have a piece of photo I.D. as well as proof of payment with you when picking up your pass.

Further information regarding ticketing hours and locations per event will be available in the spring.

If you are picking up a pass under another name, please have the printed confirmation of their purchase to receive these passes.

Event Pass Prices

Edmonton

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Halifax

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Ottawa, Burnaby & Richmond

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Livestream

Webcast

Edmonton & Ottawa

Select games of the 2022 Nationals in Ottawa and Edmonton will be live-streamed on Volleyball Canada’s YouTube page. Make sure to follow the account and check in on the 2022 Nationals page before the event kicks off where the links will be posted once available.

Halifax

Halifax 2022 will be live-streamed on AOTV. Day passes or full weekend passes are available for $10.00.

Burnaby

Select games of the 2022 14U Boys Nationals in Burnaby will be streamed on Volleyball BC's Facebook page.

Richmond

Details to come.

Merchandise

Merchandise

VC is once again proud to partner with Volleyball Stuff, the official clothing provider for the 2022 Nationals. 

The official Nationals merchandise pre-sale is now over. For every one that jumped on this opportunity to skip the line, your order will be available at your Nationals location during presale pickup hours (11am to 3pm on tournament days). If you purchased additional VC gear with your order, it will be included in your on-site pick up.

If you didn’t grab your Nationals gear during the pre-sale – don’t fret! You’ll still be able to pick up 2022 Nationals crew necks, hoodies, long sleeves, and t-shirts on-site.

More information

Coaches

Coach Requirements

All coaches participating in Volleyball Canada’s National Championships are required to meet a minimum level of training and certification to ensure that every athlete is provided with a safe, inclusive, and responsible sport experience.

The Coach Eligibility Requirements Checklist can be found here.

A reminder that all head coaches must complete the following mandatory requirements in order to be eligible for a Volleyball Canada National Championship.

  • Police Record Check & Screening
  • Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) Safe Sport Training or recognized equivalent
  • Making Head Way in Sport eLearning
  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation
  • Foundations of Volleyball eLearning

HEAD COACH CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS EXEMPTION REQUESTS

Volleyball Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges in the delivery of NCCP volleyball workshops.  Head coaches that have been impacted by this may request an exemption by completing the form found at the link below. Exemption requests will be reviewed and approved by Volleyball Canada in the order that they are received. Volleyball Canada reserves the right to request additional feedback from the respective Provincial/ Territorial Association and/or Volleyball Canada’s Coach and Athlete Pathways Committee as required.

Coaches will be notified of their exemption status by email and a copy will also be sent to their respective Provincial or Territorial Association.

Coaches participating as a Head Coach in multiple National Championships and require an exemption for multiple events, will need to complete a separate form for each event.

PLEASE NOTE: All mandatory requirements listed below must be completed before an exemption request will be approved:

  • Police Record Check & Screening
  • Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) Safe Sport Training or recognized equivalent
  • Making Head Way in Sport eLearning
  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation
  • Foundations of Volleyball eLearning
     
    Request a Coach Eligibility Requirements Exemption

If you have questions regarding the Head Coach Eligibility Requirements for the 2022 National Championships, please contact your respective Provincial/Territorial Association or email coaching@volleyball.ca.

Coach Check-In

Coach Information Packages

Ottawa 2022
Halifax 2022 
Richmond 2022
Burnaby 2022
Edmonton 2022

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Important Check-in Reminders

  • Only individuals on the official team roster can check-in their team (head coach, assistant coach, team contact, manager)
  • Players are not required to be at check-in.
  • Teams who are not available during the listed check-in time will be required to submit a late check-in request.
  • Although the proof of age & NCCP number check have been removed from the Coach Check-in process, VC reserves the right to verify these aspects at any time during the event. Therefore, coaches must carry proof of age of all players & their NCCP number throughout the entirety of the event

You can find more details on check-in in the Nationals Competition Guide.

Late Check-In

If coaches will not be able to make the listed coach check-in time they may request late check-in. Late check-in requests will be charged $50.

Late check-in form

Tourism

Edmonton

Explore Edmonton

Welcome to Edmonton. We camp with bison, party under the aurora, and surf on the prairies. From the continent’s first, biggest and wildest Fringe Theatre Festival to a shopping mall that at one time had more submarines than the Canadian navy, Edmontonians have never been afraid to do things a little differently.

Why is Edmonton different? There are theories. Maybe it’s our northern home, where for years we’ve learned to make our own fun. Perhaps it’s our legacy of entrepreneurs dreaming up oddities: deep freezer races, winter patios and surfing indoors. Perhaps it’s the foundation of natural beauty, from which we’ve built something great. Take your taste buds on a journey to some of the hottest craft beer taprooms and hyper-local bistros, experience the glory of the northern lights from our dark sky preserves, or cruise through North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland. There’s a uniqueness to how Edmontonians do ordinary things, and we welcome you to be a part of it.

Be sure to visit the Explore Edmonton website to help plan your trip to Edmonton.

Tourism Jasper

Some truly unforgettable experiences are waiting for you in Jasper, Alberta. Here you will find special deals offered just for you along with everything Jasper has to offer. Prepare to venture beyond the beaten path!

https://www.jasper.travel/volleyball-nationals/

Burnaby

Tourism Burnaby - go2HR

There’s something for everyone in Burnaby.

Priding ourselves on our diverse city, Burnaby offers an array of outdoor adventures, family-friendly entertainment, museums, restaurants, and over 200 parks to keep you busy. With five distinct shopping districts, and home to BC’s largest mall, Metropolis at Metrotown, you can shop till you drop, and then some.

When it comes to food, Burnaby is a diner’s dream, from four-star fine dining to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, to Instagram worthy cafes, there’s something to eat for every palate, tastebud and budget.

There’s always something happening in Burnaby. No matter what you’re into – art, music, culture, history, wildlife (or wild life) – fun and interesting events are almost always happening right here in Burnaby. Check out to see What’s On during your stay.

Not sure where to start? Let our Burnaby Experience Guide, built by Tourism Burnaby, help you find the perfect activity for you!

Want to experience Burnaby? Want exclusive deals and discounts? Download the Volleyball Canada App from Apple or Google Play, head to Nationals 2022 in the main menu > Burnaby 2022 > Tourism and plan your trip!

Halifax

Coast-to-Coast Tour - Discover Halifax - DAL

Halifax isn’t one single destination, it’s a collection of communities and cultures, a mix or urban hustle and rural relaxation characterized by a friendly, laid-back warmth and vibrant local pride – all located in one unique and beautiful region on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover Halifax is your online resource for exploring all things Halifax - let us inspire you with all that the region has to offer!

2022 14U Nationals – Halifax Hub

Ottawa

Ottawa-Tourism-Logo - Nina Near and Far

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic city of more than one million people located in Ontario at the border of Quebec. An urban centre on the edge of nature, Ottawa offers a bustling city life right beside vast outdoor beauty.

During your trip to Ottawa, explore the distinctive local neighbourhoods such as the historic ByWard Market, lively Glebe, or trendy Westboro Village. Bring your appetite and discover a deliciously diverse culinary community, with restaurants and food festivals inspired by a beautiful variety of cultures. Find your favourite stores and local treasures in this busy, yet relaxed, capital city. Travel by foot, bike, bus or car (and even paddle boats in the summer on the Rideau Canal) to get around.

Whatever your interests, there’s plenty to discover, see and do in Ottawa. Check out ottawatourism.ca for more information, recommendations and things to do during your visit! For the “tried and true” see the suggested Top 10 Things to Do in Ottawa. For updated information visit the Ottawa Insider blog or What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area page that’s updated weekly.

Richmond

Tourism Richmond - go2HR

Richmond is a thriving city where culture and character converge in a stunning setting. Where the refined mixes with the raw and contrasts are celebrated. It’s a place that’s constantly redefining itself. Dynamic and alive, it encourages visitors to leave their comfort zone and rewards them with unique and authentic experiences.

It’s where Pacific culture and true Canadian coastal experiences yield constant discovery. Whatever you crave—incredible international cuisine, breathtaking outdoor adventure, or captivating relics of the past—Richmond is an experience truly Canadian in its multicultural essence and authentically Pacific in its appeal.

Check out the Visit Richmond BC website for details on where to eat, places to visit, and what events are going on during Nationals. 

Team Services

Team Photography - Edmonton

Remember your team's Nationals experience with professional images and prints with Infinite Eye Photography, the Official Photographers for Edmonton 2022. They will be offering both full team and individual athlete options.

To reserve your spot or get more information, CLICK HERE.

Pre-purchase Team Antigen kits or opt for supervised telehealth testing

VC attendees can sign up to our telehealth page for Covid testing before the event. Teams can prepurchase boxes of 20 kits, available at the event for pick-up by managers, and test themselves. E-mail manager contact information, quantity of boxes of 20 kits, and pre-pay to Patrick@covidtestsupplier.com.

To register, visit: https://covidtravelvancouver.ca/volleyball-canada/

More information

Results & Awards

Results

Final Results

14UB Nationals - Ottawa
14UG Nationals - Ottawa

14UB Nationals - Halifax
14UG Nationals - Halifax

14UB Nationals - Burnaby
14UG Nationals - Richmond

Nationals will be using ISET Sports for reporting all results. Live scoring will not be available. Match scores will be updated upon completion of the match and made available to the public via the ISET website.

Awards Information

All Nationals will distribute the following awards:

  • Medals
    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals (Championship Tier and each Division’s Championship tier)
    • 1st and 2nd place medals (all other tiers)
  • MVP & All Stars (Championship Tier, excluding 14U)
  • Player of the Wave
  • Fair Play Award (14U only)

All National Champions will be presented with the following:

  • Medals
  • Trophy
  • Banner
  • Hats
  • Sponsor prizing (if available)

Awards Ceremony – Championship Tier:
Teams in the Championship Tier (formally known as Div 1, Tier 1) will be presented their medals, prizes, and any additional awards associated with the Championship Tier during the awards ceremony. Award ceremonies will be held on the last day of competition following the completion of their final match or shortly thereafter. Teams should refer to the Nationals webpage for ceremony times and locations.

All other medalist teams will collect their medals at a designated pick-up area. No formal ceremony will be held for medalists outside of the Championship Tier.

Most Valuable Player (MVP) & All Stars:
These awards are presented to the Most Valuable Player and All-Stars as voted by the coaches of the four (4) semi-finalist teams in the Championship Tier. The top six (6) identified players from each 15U – 18U age/gender category will be selected as All-Stars, while one (1) MVP is selected by the coaching staff of the 1st place team. MVP & All Star awards are presented during the awards ceremony for each age/gender category.

Player of the Wave (POW):
This award allows each participating team to recognize one (1) deserving player for each wave of competition for a total of two (2) nominations per team per event.

Fair Play Award:
The Fair Play Award will be awarded to one (1) male and one (1) female 14U team participating at youth indoor nationals who have embodied the spirit of Volleyball Canada’s Fair Play Rule and have displayed support and consideration for their teammates as well as other participants. Fair Play awards will be presented to the winners on-court, on the third day of competition.

2022 Award Winners

Ottawa 2022

Fair Play Award Winners

Girls: Durham Attack 
Boys: Unity Volleyball

Halifax 2022

Fair Play Award Winners

Girls: Spartans 
Boys: Bedford Blizzard 

Burnaby 2022

Fair Play Award Winners

Boys: yst

Sponsorship & Vendors

Sponsorship

The 2022 Youth 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.

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Are you interested in what sponsorship options are available during Nationals 2022? Please contact Colin Young at colin@sportbrand.ca or 403-764-3955 for more information and to discuss your marketing ideas.

Vendors

Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2022 Youth Nationals?

If you would like to be at one of our Nationals events as a vendor, please review our location-specific information guides and complete the Vendor Application Form.

Volleyball Canada welcome welcomes companies and organizations of all types who would like to connect with our participants through interactive displays, contests, as well as general information.

Apply to become a vendor today!

For more information, please contact nationals@volleyball.ca.

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:

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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

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Past Results

View all National events' past results here.