16U West - Calgary, Alberta
The 2017 National Championships will be hosted from coast to coast with nine events across eight cities in Canada. This year, more than 900 teams will compete for the title of National Champions. VC is very excited to host alongside Volleyball AB and to welcome teams to this event!
2017 Post-Event Survey
We are always looking to improve our National events through participant feedback. Please take some time to tell us how we did by completing the 2017 Post-Event Survey. Fill out the survey for your chance to win a great VC prize pack!
All team registrations for Nationals are done on the Volleyball Registration System (VRS). For assistance on registering a team, please consult the Nationals Registration Guide.
If you wish to withdraw from Nationals, please complete the Nationals Team Withdrawal Form.
Teams who withdraw after the roster lock date will forfeit their full registrations fees.
Check-in will take place Friday May 19th, 2017 10 AM - 8PM.
For full details on the check in process please review Section 9 of the Competition Guide.
Important Check-in Reminders:
- Only individuals on the official team roster can check-in their team (head coach, assistant coach, team contact, manager).
- The players themselves are not required to be at check-in.
- Proof of age must be presented for all players in the form of a government issued ID (copies are encouraged).
- Teams who are not available during the listed check-in time will be required to submit a late check-in request and will be charged $50.
- Coaches are required to provide their NCCP number at check-in.
List of registered teams
View the list of all registered teams for this event.
Roster Lock is the last day in which team personnel or players can be added to the team roster.
All team rosters must be finalized in the VRS by 11:59PM EST on April 11th, 2017. Please be sure to review section 3.2 of the 2017 Competition Guide for complete details on the composition of the official team roster.
The Editing a Roster Guide will provide details regarding changes to a roster.
For questions regarding the changing of team or club names please contact us with the details that you would like to alter:
Important Roster Reminders:
- No changes to the official roster will be permitted following this date.
- No changes to the official roster will be permitted at Coach Check-In.
- Rosters must match the provincial roster.
For questions regarding registration or rosters please contact:
- Graham Loyst - firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-748-5681 x238.
Accommodations & Travel
Volleyball Canada’s Stay to Play policy is in effect for all Indoor National Championships. This means that all participating 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.
HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the 16U West Calgary Nationals. All bookings must occur through the HTG booking portal.
- Register your team to participate in the event.
- Once complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email that includes a unique team code and a link to book the team’s accommodations.
- Click on the link and select your preferred hotels. Include the team code to submit the booking request.
- A booking confirmation will be delivered via email.
Book now if you have not yet booked your accommodations.
Stay to Play - Exemption Requests
Volleyball Canada will consider exemption requests under the following categories:
Proximity Exemption Request: A team is based within 150km of the competition venue OR the team plans to stay with family or friends that resides within 150 km of the competition.
Special Exemption Request: For exemption requests that do not fall under the above category, please fill out this Special Exemption Request.
Accommodations Contact Information
For questions regarding hotels and the booking portal, please contact:
- Jennifer Kealey - HTG Sports Services - email@example.com or 1-800-668-5596 x 300.
For questions regarding Stay to Play/Exemption Requests, please contact:
- Caitlin Devlin - Volleyball Canada - firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-748-5681 x229.
Be sure to use our official travel booking partner for the VC Nationals. Absolute Travel is an optional service to help ease the booking process. Why use Absolute Travel for your bookings?
- Agents with knowledge of VC Nationals
- Group booking services not available with major airlines
- Access to competitive group rates
- Booking flexibility – deposits only required at time of booking; passenger names only required 45 days prior to departure
- Comfort of mind knowing that someone is taking care of your group travel!
For questions regarding booking your group travel and/or flights for the VC Nationals please contact:
- Elayne Pink - email@example.com or 1-866-322-6538 (toll-free).
University of Calgary Olympic Oval
2500 University Dr NW
Online Passes will be available as of May 1 through the University of Calgary. (click on the purchase your parking permit link ) Passes will be available from May 20-22 for $21.00.
MacEwan Student Centre will be open with a variety of options throughout the weekend. (there is a Subway located in Yamnuska Hall (3500 24th Ave NW Yamnuska Hall open from 9:00am-9:00pm)
16U Girls Div 2 - Updated May 16 2:00pm EST
16U Girls Div 3 - Updated May 18 12:00pm EST
Any feedback on the seeding must be submitted to Sandra de Graaff at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 15th at 12:00am EST. This will allow us to review the material, follow up with the PTA, and update the information in a timely manner for all teams.
Draft schedule - Updated May 12
Final Schedules will be finalized the evening prior to the first day of competition. In most cases, final schedules do not change very much from the draft schedule however it must account for any late changes to the number of participating teams.
Practice times: 10AM - 8PM
Teams are only permitted one 60 minute practice slot and are asked to promptly exit the court space at the end of the reserved time to allow the next team to begin their practice. Practice times will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For information and questions regarding practice time bookings, please contact:
- Erinne Babcock - email@example.com or 613-748-5681 x239
Full weekend event passes are available at a discounted rate of $25 until Thursday April 27, 2017 at 12PM ET. Online event passes will be available at full price ($30) until 12:00pm ET the Monday preceding the event.
You will need to bring a copy of your proof of purchase along with a piece of government issued photo identification with you to will call. Event passes can be picked up during the coach check-in or at any time during the weekend.
Event passes will be available for purchase on-site at the following rates:
- Full weekend event pass = $30
- Single day event pass = $12
- Children 13 and under = Free
Pre-book your Team for Extreme Team Pano photos with our official tournament photographers, Prime Sports Team Photography. Each team will have 10 minutes schedule time, make sure all players are in attendance and in full uniform.
Click here for more information on team photo bookings.
50/50 Daily Draws
Make sure to get your tickets during the event for the 50/50 daily draw (Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6) and support Canada’s National Sitting Teams! Volunteers will be selling tickets throughout the venue or you can purchase at the sitting volleyball court 7A. Prices are as follows: 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.
The Draw will be made at 7pm on each day and winning number will be posted at admissions, the main entrance, the sitting volleyball court, on out website and thru social media. Prizes can be claimed at the Sitting Volleyball booth on court 7A, unclaimed prizes will not be carried over.
Parking: Online Passes will be available as of May 1 through the University of Calgary http://ucalgary.ca/parking
Parking Passes are currently available for purchase for the dates of May 20-22 for $21.00. Passes should be printed at the time of purchase and brought to the event.
The MacEwan Student Centre will be open with a variety of options throughout the weekend.
Yamnuska Hall (3500 24th Ave NW Yamnuska Hall) will also have some restaurant options and the hours of operation over the long weekend will be 9:00am-9:00pm.
Scorekeepers & lines people
Each team will be required to provide two volunteers per match to act in the role of line judge and score keeper. Anyone associated with the team may perform this role. Each team will be provided an extra team accreditation that can be provided to a non-team supporter acting in this role.
There will not be any formal scorekeeper training prior to the event; however we encourage all attendees to familiarize themselves with the scoresheet.
Thank you to all parents/supporters who take on this role throughout Nationals!
Team Meal Booking Service
New for 2017! Volleyball Canada is working with Team Spots to pilot a team meal booking service. Visit Team Spots to order your team meal in advance at one of your favorite restaurants and enjoy a quick meal experience once at the restaurant!
Results & Awards
Rules & Policies
Indoor Competition Guide
Please consult the Competition Guide for information on guidelines that are specific to Volleyball Canada National Championships. These include, but are not limited to, team composition, player registration, seeding and draw principles.
Please consult the 2016/2017 VC Indoor Volleyball Rulebook for information on the rules and regulations that govern play at Volleyball Canada events. In addition, the 2016/2017 Indoor Rule Updates summarizes the most recent rule changes or updates.
Please consult the 2017 Nationals Age Categories document for details on the age categories that will be in place for the National Championships.
Coaching Certification Policy
Please consult the 2017 Volleyball Canada Coaching Certification Policy to learn about the certification requirements for coaching a particular age category at National Championships and the sanctions associated with a failure to meet these requirements.
Concussion Policy and Protocol
Please consult the Volleyball Canada Concussion Policy and Protocol to see the measures that we will be implemented at all National Championships.
Libero Uniform Guidelines
Please consult the 2017 Volleyball Canada Libero Uniform Guidelines for information on acceptable and non-compliant jersey combinations.
Code of Conduct
The purpose of this Code of Conduct and Ethics is to ensure a safe and positive environment within Volleyball Canada programs, activities and events, by making all individuals aware that there is an expectation of appropriate behavior, consistent with the values of Volleyball Canada, at all times.
Stay to Play Policy
Please consult the Stay to Play Policy for information regarding accommodations during the Volleyball Canada National Championships and consult the frequently asked questions document.
Please consult the 2017 seeding document. Please note seeding principles differ across various age groups.
For questions regarding the seeding for Volleyball Canada National Championships, please contact:
- Sandra de Graaff, Director of Domestic Competitions - firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-748-5681 x 227
Foreign Individual & Foreign Team Participation
This document outlines the circumstances in which foreign individuals and foreign teams may participate in VC sanction events.