2023 Youth Nationals
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The Volleyball Canada Youth National Championships are the premier domestic, national event for the Canadian volleyball community. Volleyball athletes from across the country, including girls and boys age groups, 14U to 18U, hit the courts to battle for national glory.
VC is excited to introduce a new, nine-day National Championship event in 2023, hosted in Calgary, Alberta. 16U girls and both 17U and 18U age groups play across three separate tournaments at the Olympic Oval and the University of Calgary.
The 14U Nationals will be hosted in Ottawa, Halifax, and Winnipeg, with 15U and 16U boys heading back to Edmonton. Regina will host the 15U girls on the final weekend of Nationals.
Learn more about VC’s domestic events, including the Youth Nationals, here.
New for 2023, VC is offering an early registration period for the Championship Tier medalists (Top 3 overall) from 2022. Eligible teams will be contacted directly by VC with registration details.
News & Advisories
View past editions of the VC Nationals Newsletter here. Want to get updates straight to your inbox? Sign up to get the Nationals Newsletter straight to you!
July 16, 2022: Volleyball Canada announces date change for Calgary 2023
February 2023: https://mailchi.mp/volleyball/volleyball-canada-nationals-newsletter-feb2023
Hotel Preview & Booking Links
Hotel Booking Links:
*Note, these links will not go live until the opening date/time for the event. Please refer to the event-specific webpage for those details.
- Edmonton(15UB & 16UB): https://secure.htgsports.com/registration.nsf/BTSRP_EventAccess?OpenForm&eventid=8B13742EE1E301C8852588760053C3D1&pvw=0&lang=en
- Tournament 1 (16UG): https://secure.htgsports.com/registration.nsf/BTSRP_EventAccess?OpenForm&eventid=18E73B403B23F84F8525881A0066D49F&pvw=0&lang=en
- Tournament 2 (17U): https://secure.htgsports.com/registration.nsf/BTSRP_EventAccess?OpenForm&eventid=5A64023271956C76852588FE00600CFE&pvw=0&lang=en
- Tournament 3 (18U): https://secure.htgsports.com/registration.nsf/BTSRP_EventAccess?OpenForm&eventid=BC59C58322EE1E7B852588B00063068F&pvw=0&lang=en
- Ottawa (14U): https://secure.htgsports.com/registration.nsf/BTSRP_EventAccess?OpenForm&eventid=9FC01BE1887B0E048525884400652A1D&pvw=0&lang=en
Teams registered in the following Event Connect managed events will receive their booking links by email. Please refer to the event webpages for full details on hotels:
Event Pass Information
Pre-sale Tournament passes will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 16th at 12 pm (noon) EST. Tournament passes will increase to full price on Thursday, April 22nd at 12 pm (noon) EST.
Please see the event-specific webpages to view the event pass prices for each event.
Online Tournament pass sales will be deactivated for each event on the following dates:
Ottawa – Monday, May 1st, 2023, at 12 pm (noon) EST
Calgary T1 & T2, Winnipeg, Edmonton, & Halifax – Monday, May 8th, 2023, at 12 pm (noon) EST
Calgary T3 & Regina – Monday, May 15th, 2023, at 12 pm (noon) EST
NOTE: All event pass options will be available for purchase on-site.
Please note that athletes and team staff are not required to purchase an event pass as accreditation will be provided at Coach Check-in.
For information and questions regarding event passes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-748-5681.
Volleyball Canada is not responsible for any lost or stolen passes.
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.
Practice Times Per Event
Ottawa: May 4 - 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM (1 hr)
Halifax: May 11 - 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM (45 mins)
Winnipeg: May 11 - 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM (1 hr)
Edmonton: May 11 - 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM (1 hr)
Calgary: May 10, 13 & 17 - T1 & T3 @ 1:00 PM-8:00 PM (1 hr); T2 @ 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM (45 mins)
Regina: May 18 - 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM (1 hr)
Please refer to the event webpages for full details.
Note: Practice time booking has the wrong date posted for U18 Girls (14). Please book anyway and the date will be adjusted soon to the proper date.
Ottawa: May 4 (3:00 PM- 8:00 PM)
Halifax: May 11 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM)
Winnipeg: May 11 (3:00 PM- 8:00 PM)
Edmonton: May 11 (1:00 PM- 7:00 PM)
Calgary: May 10, 13 & 17 (1:00 PM-8:00 PM)
Regina: May 18 (1:00 PM- 7:00 PM)
Sponsorship & Vendors
Nationals provides an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase products and connect with participants. In addition, our social media and community reach provides partners with the opportunity to engage with an even wider membership.
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Facebook: 168K followers
Twitter: 52.2K followers
YouTube: 14.6K subscribers
VC Nationals Newsletter: 4.9K subscribers
Are you interested in what sponsorship options are available during the 2023 Nationals? Please contact Colin Young at email@example.com or 403-764-3955 for more information and to discuss your marketing ideas.
Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2023 Youth Nationals?
If you would like to be at one of our Nationals events as a vendor, please review our Vendor Guide and complete the Vendor Application Form.
Volleyball Canada 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VC 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
VC has zero tolerance for any type of abuse. Individuals are required to report abuse or suspected abuse to VC 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 VC’s Independent third-party Safe Sport Officer at email@example.com or (519) 900-6813, or by contacting the Canadian Sport Helpline:
VC 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/
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).
Rules & Policies
For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to VC's policy page.
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Join our Event Crew!
Do you want to be a part of the action? VC is looking for Event Crew applicants for Nationals! 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.