Volleyball Canada
2010 15U/16U Canadian West Open
Calgary, AB, May 22-24, 2010

Last Updated: 5/18/2010 10:22:45 AM


15U Boys Div 1 (32 teams max.)
Born in 1995 or later

15U Girls Div 1 (80 teams max.)
Born in 1995 or later

15U Girls Div 2 (32 teams max.)

15U Girls Div 3 (32 teams max.)

16U Boys Div 1 (48 teams max.)
Born in 1994 or later

16U Boys Div 2 (32 teams max.)

16U Girls Div 1 (104 teams max.)
Born in 1994 or later

16U Girls Div 2 (32 teams max.)

16U Girls Div 3/4 (36 teams max.)


Registration will open on January 22nd 2010.

Deadline: April 26th 2010. Please note that in previous years this tournament has been full prior to March 1.

Entry Fee: $875.

IMPORTANT: Note that registrations are done on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Please enter your team on the waiting list even if the category is full.


All teams must:
1) Be registered and in good standing within their own region (P/TA) and with Volleyball Canada. Out of country teams must also be registered and in good standings within their own National Federation.
2) Participate in the Provincial Championships held in their own Province or Territory, if one exists (team roster must be the same at Provincials and Nationals).
3) Meet all registration requirements.

Eligibility of players
15U Athletes must be born in 1995 or later (no exceptions).
16U Athletes must be born in 1994 or later (no exceptions).


The teams roster may consist of a maximum of 15 players and 4 coaching staff. Only 12 of those 15 players can be registered on the scoresheet during the competition and will be permitted to play any given match. These 12 athletes may vary from one match to another.


Refunds will be given (less a $100 administration fee) on withdrawals made up to the entry deadline of the event. After this time (April 26, 2010), no refunds will be given.

Tournament Venues

Courts #1-22 are located in the Olympic Oval
Courts #23-27 are located in the Jack Simpson Gym
Courts #28-30 are located in the Red Gym
Courts #31-32 are located in the Gold Gym
Courts #33-36 are located at the Volleydome
Courts #37-38 are located at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Team Check-In

It is MANDATORY that the Head Coach completes the team check-in on Friday, May 21 at the Olympic Oval between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm. At check-in, coaches will be asked to verify their team roster, pick up player/coaches packages, and will be given all relevant event information. Teams will not be permitted to begin play without having completed the team check-in.

Special consideration may be made for particular teams who need to check-in on Saturday morning; requests for Saturday check-ins must be made in advance to dclarke@albertavolleyball.com.

Feature Match/Opening Ceremonies

There will be a feature match on Friday, May 21 in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium (University of Calgary). All teams participating in the Canadian West Open are welcome to attend; admission to the feature match is free of charge. There will not be an official opening ceremonies at this years Canadian Open; the Feature Match is in lieu of the Opening Ceremonies.

This year's match will feature our Canadian Women National Team competing in a inter-squad match. The National Team athletes will also be in the Olympic Oval on Saturday, May 22 to meet and sign autographs.

Time: 7 p.m.
Teams: Team Canada Women Red vs Team Canada Women White

Technical Matters

The Official Volleyball Canada 2009-2010 Indoor Rule Book
shall govern play at the National Championships

Please review the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition for details concerning eligibility, divisions, seeding, scouting, etc. All coaches and team contacts should be aware of its content. It is available to be downloaded under
Registration Information.

Coaches Meeting

There will NOT be a coaches meeting prior to this year's Canadian West Open. In lieu of the coaches meeting, the HEAD COACH must complete the Team Check-In.

It is MANDATORY that the Head Coach completes the team check-in on Friday, May 21 at the Olympic Oval between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm. At check-in, coaches will be asked to verify their team roster, pick up player/coaches packages, and will be given all relevant event information. Teams will not be permitted to begin play without having completed the team check-in.

Coaching Certification

Coaches are requested to present proof of coaching certification to scorekeepers at the beginning of each match, along with their team roster. If coaching certification is not presented, officials will make a note on the scoresheet for the tournament committee to take action.


Due to teams withdrawing, the release of the schedule has been postponed until Wednesday, May 19. Please note that changes could still occur to the draw after this date.

On Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, there will be two Block Starting Times:

In the AM WAVE, the first matches begin at 7:30 a.m. and the last matches begin at 1:15 p.m..

On both Saturday and Sunday the AM WAVE includes:
- 16U Women (Division 1)
- 16U Women (Division 2)
- 16U Women (Division 3 and 4)
- 15U Men

In the PM WAVE, the first matches start at 2:30 p.m. and the last matches start at 8:15 p.m..

On both Saturday and Sunday, the PM WAVE includes:
- 15U Women (Division 1)
- 15U Women (Division 2)
- 15U Women (Division 3)
- 16U Men (Division 1)
- 16U Men (Division 2)

On Monday May 24th, the playoffs take place. All teams should be prepared to play at 7:30 a.m. and throughout the day. The final match on Monday will be scheduled no later than 4:30pm.

We do our best to run on schedule, however unforseen events may cause the tournament to run later than expected.


One-hour practice time-slots may be booked at the Olympic Oval on Friday May 21, 2010 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Practice times will be given on a first-come first serve basis and will only be available to teams who book IN ADVANCE. All practice time requests must be made before midnight on Monday May 3, 2010.

Please send your request to dclarke@albertavolleyball.com. Please remember to include your age class, gender, and team name in your request.


A minimum of 10 minutes (5-5 hitting) will be available for warm-up prior to the start of each math. Teams will be able to warm up with volleyballs in designated ball warm-up areas before each match.


Volleyball Canada certified officials will be assigned to each match. Official's coordination will be done through consultation with the Province and Territory Officials Chairs and the National Officials Chair.

Referees' Meeting

All certified officials are requested to attend the mandatory referee technical meeting, chaired by the Referee Supervisor.

Date: Friday, May 21, Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Minor Officials (Scorekeepers and Linespeople)

Teams will be required to provide one linesperson and one scorekeeper for each of their matches. Alberta Volleyball will be in contact with all teams once they have registered to ensure that they register a scorekeeper prior to the event. All scorekeepers are required to go through a training session on Friday May 21 in the Olympic Oval.

Medical Services

There will be medical attention provided for the athletes by Emergency Medical Services personnel.

There will also be a team of athletic therapists located in the Athletic Therapy room for taping, ice, and other requirements.


New for 2010: Anderson Vacations has negotiated excellent rates at many Calgary hotels including our Host Hotel - The Westin. In addition they have been able to block book the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University Residences and guarantee the best rate.

Please call one of their AVA travel specialists Vanessa Rudkin, Robyn Farrow, or Rebecca Dickson at 1-866-814-7378 or Calgary Local 403-245-6200 to block book your teams space for the 2010 Canadian Open.

Tourism Calgary

The 2010 Canadian Open is proudly supported by Tourism Calgary. For more information on Tourism Calgary and events and activities in the city and surround area please go to www.tourismcalgary.com.

2010 Canadian Open Parking Information- University of Calgary

Meters are available for short term parking needs at a variety of locations on
Campus at a cost of $0.25 per 5 minutes. Please read signage as hours may

Mon to Fri daytime hours. There are 4 paylots available these are lots 10, 11, 22,
and 32. All paylots operate on a per entry basis.
* Lot 10 - $3.75
* Lot 11 - $4.00
* Lot 32 - $4.00
Most assigned lots become paylots after 15:30 for an entry fee of $4.00. Meters
and pay stations on campus are in effect from 05:00 to 22:00 daily.

MacEwan Student Centre - $2.50 per 1/2 hour up to $12.00 daily maximum.
Evening rate of $9.00 after 18:00.
Art Parkade - $6.00 per entry. Evening rate of $5.00 after 18:00.

For more information, please refer to the University of Calgary's parking services website at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/parking/visitorparking

The parking at the Volleydome is very limited and there may be a fee for parking.


There will be an admission fee charged to spectators. Spectators can either purchase a day pass or a tournament pass (3 days).

All spectators will be held to the following Code of Conduct:

1. No Airhorns with CO2 or mechanical noise makers.
2. Violence, bad language, verbal abuse towards athletes, coaches, officials, or staff will not be tolerated.
3. Please recycle cans/bottles and place your trash in the receptacle bins provided.


Teams are responsible for arranging their own transportation to, from, and during the championships.

Please note that there is additional satellite venue this year (SAIT); however, it is easily accessed by C-Train from the University of Calgary campus.

Tournament Jury

The tournament jury is composed of a Volleyball Canada/Domestic Competition Committee (DCC) representative, Host committee representative, and the Referee Supervisor. For more information on the Jury's powers and duties, please consult the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition Guide.

Performance Bond

The $400.00 team performance bond remains the responsibility of each Provincial/Territorial Association. Ultimately, teams will be required to forward the bonds amount in the event of any infraction which affect:
1) VC Code of conduct violation
2) Accommodation/facility damages
3) Uniform regulation
4) Coaches fail to meet coaching certification requirements
5) If a team does not fulfill its competitive obligations to an event.
For more information on Performance Bonds, please consult the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition Guide.

Your Feedback Needed

VC in partnership with the Host Organization, consistently seeks to provide better services to the participants. After completion of your event, please invite athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers to visit Volleyball Canada's website (www.volleyball.ca) and fill out the Online Evaluation Survey of the 2010 National Championships. It only takes a few minutes of your time and helps VC serve you better.

Registration for this event has expired.


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