Volleyball Canada
2011 17/18U Canadian Open
Abbotsford, BC, May 13-15, 2011

Last Updated: 5/1/2011 7:44:59 PM


17U Boys (32 teams max.)
Born in 1994 or later

17U G Div 1 (64 teams max.)
Born in 1994 or later

17U G Div 2 (32 teams max.)

18U Boys (48 teams max.)
Born in 1993

18U G Div 1 (64 teams max.)
Born in 1993 or later

18U G Div 2 (32 teams max.)


Registration will open on January 24th 2011.

Deadline: April 15th 2011. Please note that in previous years this tournament has been full prior to March 1.

Entry Fee: $875.

Please not 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.

Team Eligibility

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 Championship held in their own Province or Territory, if one exists (team roster must be the same at provincial and national).
3) Meet all registration requirements.


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 (April 15th). After this time, no refunds will be given.

Technical Matters

The Official Volleyball Canada 2010-2011 Indoor Rule Book
shall govern play at the National Championships.

Please review the 2010-2011 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.

Team Check-in

Check-in will occur at the Tradex (1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford) on Thursday May 12th betwen the hours of 12 - 7pm.

Coaches Meeting

8pm May 12th 2011
Venue: Tradex

Coaching Certification

Coaches are requested to present proof of coaching certification (full level 2) 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.

Event Shirts

Event Merchandise- only available through Volleyball BC

Pre-orders will be available until May 2 9am PST. Minimum of 6 items (any combination) need to be ordered to be eligible for preorder.

Items will be available on-site (Tradex) in limited quantities, sizing, colors and at a higher cost.

For more information, pictures and the order form please go to this link.

** TYPO on order form. The cost per sweatshirt is $45 as indicated on the bottom of the form**


AM and PM waves will be utilized. Divisions will be assigned to one of the waves closer to the start date

AM Wave:
17U Girls
18U Boys

PM Wave:
17U Boys
18U Girls

The tournament will be guaranteed to be completed by 6pm on May 15th (Sunday).


Practice times will be available in blocks of 45 minutes after registration opens.
To book your practice time please contact Chris at cberglund@volleyballbc.ca


A minimum of 15 minutes (5 on court, 5-5 hitting) will be available as warm-up prior to the start of each match.


Up and down officials for every match.

If you are interested in participating please contact Jenny Graham
with your contact information, certification level and Province.


Minor Officials

Scorekeepers Needed:

Looking to be part of the event. We need scorekeepers for every match at every venue. If you sign up for a minimum of 5 matches a day we will provide you with a meal / shirt and parking (if applicable).
Training will be provided before the event if needed.

If you would like to sign up or get more information please contact youth@volleyballbc.ca

Referee Meeting

Date: May 12
Time: 8 pm
Venue: TBD

Medical Services

Athletic Trainers will be available at the venues.
They are to provide general assessments / minor taping + bandages and ice packs


Want 10% off your Airfare?

We are pleased to be able to share a 10% discount of WestJet's best available regular fare at the time of booking (excludes web and promotional fares). Valid for airfare into both Vancouver YVR and Abbotsford YXX.

Simply contact WestJet at 1.877.952.4696 Monday 7am - 3:30pm (PST).

To receive the discount you need to quote booking code: CC6266

For any questions please contact Nicole at VBC. promotions@volleyballbc.ca

AirCanada- (Tango + flights only)

aircanada.com and Promotional Code to receive 10% off- QFPRUEA1

The booking is to be made to the following city: Vancouver, YVR (BC)

The travel period begins Thursday, May 05, 2011 and ends Sunday, May 22, 2011.


Hotel list for Nationals: (In Alphabetical Order) Dormitories found on the bottom of the list.

BW Aldergrove Country Meadows (Sold out)
3070 – 264th Street Aldergrove, BC
Rate: 119.99 + taxes.
Distance from Tradex: 11.8 km
Toll Free - 1-800-834-0833

BW Mission (Sold out)
32281 Lougheed Highway Mission, BC
Rate: One Queen bed, second bed is a sofa bed $92.00 or 2 Queens / king and sofa for $105.00 + taxes
Distance from Tradex: 22 km
Contact: Toll free 1-888-552-5542
Website: www.bestwestern.com

BW Rainbow Country (Sold out)
43971 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC
Rate: $104.99 ( dbl 2 beds 2 people ) $114.99 ( Quad 2 beds 4 people ) + taxes
Distance to Tradex: 37 km
Contact: 1-800-665-1030 / 604-795-3828 or by email: reservations@rainbowcountryinn.com
Website: http://www.bestwesternbc.com/hotels/best-western-rainbow-country-inn/

The Coast Hotel (Sold out)
45920 First Avenue Chilliwack, BC
Rate: $99 + taxes for two doubles / $114 + taxes for Superior room.
Distance to Tradex: 43 km
Contact: 1-800-716-6199
Website: http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/bc/chilliwack/coast_chilliwack/contact

The Coast Hotel (Sold out)
20393 Fraser Highway Langley, BC
Rate: $112 + taxes. Quote 73334 for rate.
Distance to Tradex: 25 km
Contact: (604) 530-1500 or 1-877-750-1500
Website: http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/bc/langley/coast_langley/overview

Comfort Inn (Sold out)
45405 Luckakuck Way Chilliwack, BC
Rate: $99 + taxes
Distance to Tradex: 41 km
Contact: 604 858-0636 Fax: 604 858-0116
Website: www.choicehotels.ca/cn235
Includes free wireless and continental breakfast

Comfort Inn (Rooms Available)
8255 166th Street Surrey, BC
Rate: $109 + taxes for Premier Double Queen Room and Premier King Rooms
Distance for Tradex: 39 km
Contact: 1-888-742-8889 or 604-576-8888 (ext-105)
Booking Code: LVBAll
Website: www.comfortinnsurrey.com
Additional Information: Free Continental Breakfast / guest coin laundry and much more.

Hampton Inn and Suites (Sold out)
19500 Langley By-Pass Surrey, BC
Rate: $139-169 + taxes
Distance from Tradex: 29 km
Contact: Toll Free 1-866-530-6545
Website: http://hamptoninnlangley.com/

Holiday Inn (Sold out)
8750 204th Street Langley, BC
Rate: $129-169 + taxes Quote "Volleyball BC May 2011" for rate
Distance from Tradex: 29 km
Contact: P604-882-2000
Website: www.hiexpress.com/langleybc

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Surrey (Sold out)
15808 104th Ave Surrey, BC
Rate: $110-169 + taxes
Distance from Tradex: 37 km
Contact: 604-930-8510 Extn 7004
Website: www.hiesurrey.com

Sandman Abbotsford (Sold out)
32720 Simon Ave Abbotsford, BC
All one bedroom suite hotel with Full Kitchen or convenience kitchen, in room laundry and storage. Ask for VBC Group Rates and meal plans.
Distance from Tradex: 8 km
Contact: Mary at 604-888-7263
Website: www.sandmanhotels.com

Sandman Langley (Sold out)
8855 202nd Street Langley, BC
Ask for VBC Special rates / packages and value incentives plus meal plans.
Distance from Tradex: 30 km
Contact: Mary at 604-888-7263
Website: www.sandmanhotels.com

Sandman Surrey / Guildford (Sold out)
10608 151 A Street Surrey, BC
All suite 600 square feet condo living with kitchen / laundry services in every room.
Ask for VBC special rates and meal plans.
Distance from Tradex: 38 km
Contact: Mary at 604-888-7263
Website: www.sandmanhotels.com

Sheraton Guildford (Sold out)
15269 104th Ave Surrey, BC
Rate: $115 + taxes
Distance from Tradex: 38 km
Contact: http://www.sheratonguildford.com/

Super 8 Aldergrove / Langley (Sold out)
26574 Gloucester, Langley
Rate: $99 + taxes includes continental breakfast
Distance from Tradex: 14.3 km or 17 min.
Contact: 604-856-8288 or by email at: info@super8langley.com
Website: http://www.super8.com/

Vedder River Inn (Rooms Available)
5788 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC
Rate: $99 + taxes (2 beds) quote VLLYBC to receive rate
Distance from Tradex: 44 km
Contact: 1-800-591-0181
Website: www.vedderriverinn.com

Trinity Western University (Sold out)
7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC
Rate: $23.50 + taxes / person/ night (two people/ room); includes bed sheets, blanket, pillow, towels, bath mat and soap. Guest Suites and Apartment Style living available, please call for rates.
Services: Teambuilding (www.twu.ca/sites/omada-teambuilding)
Practice / gym time available please call or email for more information
Contact: 1-604-513-2002
Distance from Tradex: 27km or 27 minutes

Richmond Hotels: For Sunday night May 15th. Great for flights out of YVR (Vancouver) on Monday.

Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport (Rooms Available)
9351 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Rate: $109.00 + taxes includes: parking / Express Start Breakfast Bar and more.
Quote: “Volleyball National Championship 2011” to receive rates.
Contact: 604-207-3173 or groups@hiyvr.com to book

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport (Rooms Available)
10720 Cambie Road, Richmond
Rate: $99 + taxes includes: parking / laundry service and more.
Quote: “Volleyball National Championship 2011” to receive rates.
Contact: 604-207-3173 or groups@hiyvr.com to book


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

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 2010-2011 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 2010-2011 Indoor Competition Guide.

Your Feedback is needed !

VC in partnership with Volleyball BC, 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 webiste (www.volleyball.ca) and fill out the Online Evaluation Survey of the 2011 National Championships. It only takes a few minutes of your time and helps VC serve you better.

Vendors / Sponsors

Do you want to get your product out there to a large group of individuals in a short amount of time? Is there a service that you need to provide?

Any questions please contact Nicole at promotions@volleyballbc.ca. For more information and to apply for a contract copy and paste this link


Each space registration includes a table and 2 chairs and pipe and drape around the space. Cost is $650 for a 10 x 10 booth for the duration of the event.

Requirements: set-up to be completed May 12th.

Electrical Services:

Electrical Services are available at an additional cost and may be arranged by contacting NES Electrical Services at 604-469-2726.

Please be sure to reference your booth number as well as the event name (17/18 Canadian National Championships)location (Fraser Valley Tradex) and dates (May 13-15)

Internet Access:

Wireless internet access is available throughout the Tradex building at an additional cost.

You must have a wireless enabled computer in order to gain internet access.

With your wireless network card enabled, simply open your preferred web browser and you will be taken to a login and payment screen. Select the duration and payment options that meet your needs and you will have continuous internet access throughout the entire building.

Registration for this event has expired.

National Sponsors
Government of Canada