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Tryout Window Policy

By Admin, 05/13/24, 7:00PM EDT


Tryout Window Policy

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is happy to announce the release of the 2024 Tryout Window Policy after months of collaboration with our members. While it may not be exactly what each individual wanted, the Policy incorporates ideas from across our broad membership base and our hope is that it will help everyone, regardless of region.

The OVA began this process at the beginning of the year using information gathered through our feedback channels. Surveys from athletes, parents, and club leaders along with insights from the Athlete Council, Regional Council and the Indoor Volleyball Development Council brought a wealth of invaluable information from a variety of perspectives. We believe this policy strikes a balance, considering both club and athlete interests, while also addressing the unique challenges encountered by different regions within the OVA.

The OVA recognizes that our members and clubs each have differing socio-economic and geographical realities that effect how they exist within the Ontario volleyball world.  We had 85 clubs, 1050 unique teams and over 12000 athletes compete in 2023-24 season with over 1600km separating our furthest clubs. In the end, we feel that the Policy is a balance between the interest of our clubs, coaches, athletes and their families. 

This year, the Policy is being released in two different documents. One as a policy for 4v4 and 6v6, and another for TLS to 18U. This is to help fully differentiate the rules between these two groups and help mitigate any confusions of the past.

2024 Tryout Window Policy - 4v4 and 6v6

2024 Tryout Window Policy - TLS to 18U

Important Dates of the 2024 Tryout Window

June 1st Re-signing Period Begins - Forms will be posted 48-hours prior to opening
June 30th   Club Listing of Re-signed Athletes must be Submitted to OVA
September 1st OVA Website Listing of Club Tryout Times and Open Roster Spots
September 6th OVA Offer Forms Posted

As always, if you feel we can improve something, let us know. There will be a survey at the end of the tryout window that will directly impact our policy for 2025, or contact your regional representatives. 

OVA Offer Form

All Offer Forms will be posted here in coordination with the dates posted in the Tryout Window Policy.

Important Note: Each age divisions offer period does not open until the dates stated. Therefore, no offers can be sent outside of these dates and will not be recognized by the OVA if done so.


2024-25 Youth Competitions Manual COMING SOON

2023-24 Youth Competitions Manual

Insurance Summary

Coaching Staff Positions and Club Roster Openings

Below is a list of club postings which detail their open coaching and roster spots for the 2024/25 season. 

This list will be updated on a regular basis. Please contact the club directly for more information.

Clubs are sorted in this list by their region:

R1 - Northwestern Ontario
R2 - Northeastern Ontario
R3 - Southwestern Ontario
R4 - Central East Ontario
R5 - Central West Ontario
R6 - Eastern Ontario

For more information on the regions please click here: