2020-2021 Tryouts

The Waterloo Volleyball Club has been waiting patiently to start the 2020-2021 season after the sudden end of last year’s season.
Tryouts normally start in September and are held across multiple days to help coaches select their teams.
With the various changes to processes due to the pandemic, athletes are encouraged to pre-register for tryouts. We will contact those athletes that have registered when dates and times for the tryouts have been finalized.

Please note that the 2020-2021 competition schedule posted by the OVA indicates that the first tournaments are scheduled at the beginning of January 2021. Teams will have the opportunity to train in October through December prior to the the tournaments. Once coaches have identified their needs, they will contact those athletes interested in playing. We ask that you provide us as much previous playing experience information as you can in the ‘Additional Comments‘ section of the registration form.

If athletes are not comfortable attending tryouts, athletes will have access to the OVA Application form starting September 8th. All players interested in being selected to a club team can apply to their Club of choice using the OVA form.
Clubs may only begin accepting applications on September 20th at 12:01am.
Athletes are ONLY permitted to apply to 2 (two) clubs at a time.

For more information about OVA Tryout Policies, please click here.

COVID-19 Pandemic

With the global pandemic impacting all parts of our life, we are unfortunately unable to complete the volleyball season.

As you probably already heard, the Ontario Volleyball Association has cancelled the end of year OVA Championships. This cancellation follows what other sports leagues are doing: Olympics postponed to 2021, OHL/QMJHL/WHL playoffs cancelled / Memorial Cup cancelled / NHL season halted / NBA season halted / MLS season halted / PGA Tour postponed / MLB postponed etc.

Unfortunately, we are in the midst of a global health crisis which is impacting the daily lives of everyone - no matter their citizenship, their age, their gender, or financial status. Since health and safety are top priorities for all of us, we need to be wise with how we go about our daily routines. This includes avoiding gathering with others - social distancing and self isolation. That means we are unable to get together, at this time and in the near future, to host team practices.

We will eventually get through this crisis and we will be able to come together again and celebrate the game of volleyball. However, we need to patiently wait for this issue to become under control so we can return to the game of volleyball.

For more information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the following resources:

https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019