Volleyball Canada National Championships
Volleyball Canada’s domestic events provide an exciting, competitive atmosphere for volleyball players across the country. From the courts to the beach, Volleyball Canada’s National Championships are one of Canada’s premier amateur sport events and a pathway to the Canadian National Teams.
This page provides a closer look at each of the domestic events that Volleyball Canada hosts, from the history of the championships, past results and award winners, sustainability and legacy initiatives, and more.
The VC 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.
The current Youth Nationals appears in two forms, the festival event and the multi-city events. The festival Nationals brings all age groups together, 15U to 18U, under one roof for an exciting, massive event while the 14U events still occur across the country. The multi-city Nationals sees all events across the country, with all age groups, 14U to 18U, spread out across the country.
After last being hosted in 2010, the VC Senior National Championships are returning to the annual slate of Nationals events in 2022. VC is proud to be expanding the competitive opportunity for athletes in these age categories.
The Senior Nationals will host a number of age categories, including Open Men (19+), Open Women (19+), Masters 40+ Men, Masters 40+ Women, Masters 50+ Men, and Masters 50+ Women.
VC’s Beach National Championships are VC’s largest beach competition with teams from across the country converging to play for the title of National Champion. This includes both Youth and Senior events, covering 14U to 20U for the Youth and some of the best Senior teams in Canada – including current National Team members.
As the culminating event of the beach season, the event focuses on providing a fun and competitive environment for all participants. Awards are handed out to first, second and third-place teams in all age categories with the senior event offering an additional prize purse.
VC’s Canada Cup brings together Canada's next generation of high-performance athletes to compete for the National Championship title while representing their home province/territory.
The Canada Cup is a critical piece of the talent development process in Canada with over 300 athletes per gender covering a four-year age span in the high-performance pathway.
Beach Canada Cup
VC’s Beach Canada Cup brings together Canada's next generation of high-performance athletes to compete for the National Championship title while representing their home province/territory.
The Beach Canada Cup provides athletes the opportunity to learn from the National Team Program staff the systems, skills, attitudes, and attributes required to reach the highest level of beach volleyball.
Volleyball Canada’s National Championships legacies include the long-term benefits that the events create for the host city, its people, and the game of volleyball before, during and long after the events conclude.
Sport Development and Management
Lasting benefits to the sport community in host cities include the trained minor and major officials, increased ability to deliver future events to a national standard, a community of trained and eager sport volunteers, and a vast array of other social legacies.
Social, Community and Culture
Sporting events provide opportunities for local residents, youth, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to take part through employment and volunteerism. They are a mechanism for change, providing opportunities to promote diversity and inclusion as well as awareness and measureable social change in the area of sport and healthy living.
Economic Impact & Tourism
Nationals events include significant economic benefits to the host regions. The spending by event participants (athletes, parents, referees, organizers) generates huge economic activity for both the city and province in addition to the national exposure provided for tourism.
Volleyball Canada is committed to reducing its footprint and creating a sustainable event, as much as possible. This includes working to find ways to champion sustainable best practices while providing opportunities to educate and create awareness around environmental, social and economic sustainability for all participants.
VC Nationals Newsletter
The Nationals Newsletter is the main outlet for VC communicating with Nationals participants. The Newsletter provides news, updates, and promotions regarding VC's domestic events.
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- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - June 2021
- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - May 2021
- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - April 2021
- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - March 2021
- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - February 2021
- Volleyball Canada Nationals Newsletter - January 2021