Summer Volleyball Academy

Summer 2024

The Academy is unlike any program offered for the volleyball player looking to take their skills to their highest levels. The Academy program is designed for those athletes prepared to put in the time and energy required to improve their game so they can compete with the very best. The Academy provides an opportunity for athletes to work with our areas top coaches.


2024 Summer

We are excited to be offering our summer academy program once again this year. This will be our 28th year of the program! We have been through many versions of the program but the one constant is the quality and care our staff bring each summer.

Competive Beach Program

Our Competitive Beach Program starts up Tuesday, May 28th at Mooney’s Bay. We do still have room in our program for you to get in the work to prepare for the OVA Beach Season.

2024 OVA Beach Tournaments in OTTAWA

We will once again be hosting OVA Beach Tournaments right here in Ottawa at MaxVolley.

Dates 2024:

  • June 8/9 – Silver Level (8th is the CHEO Fundrasier)
  • June 22/23 – Silver Level 
  • July 6/7 – Silver Level
  • July 20/21 – Silver Level

Academy Programs

Athletes are able to select the program combination that is right for them from our options of the Full Academy, Competitive Beach, Instructional Beach, Indoor Program and Conditioning Program. The full academy offers the best of both with beach and indoor practices. This is our most popular program selection for all ages of volleyball athletes.

Registration Form

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Athlete Information

Please ensure you complete the entire registraion form and make deposit to ensure you save your spot. ONLY PUSH SUBMIT ONCE. There are some technical issues we are working on to reselove the issue.

The full academy includes the Indoor Academy, your selection of Competitive or Instructional Beach and the Conditioning Program. This is for athletes looking to develop their skills on both the beach and indoor side. The full academy offers the best of both with beach and indoor practices. This is our most popular program selection for all ages of volleyball athletes.

The Indoor Academy brings together some of our countries top professional athletes and coaches each summer. In addition to having an outstanding coaching staff, we also provide the low coach to athlete ratio of 1:9. This ratio ensures that each athlete is receiving optimal error detection and correction from the coaching staff at every training session. Athletes will have regular use of video analysis to ensure they have a clear understanding of how they are currently performing a skill and to also identify the changes that are still needed.

All this makes the Indoor Academy a perfect fit for the athlete who is serious about taking their game to the highest level and is dedicated to putting in the time and effort needed to do so.

Our Beach Academy begins the last week of May and runs until mid August. Our professional coaching staff will guide teams through a seasonal plan of technical and tactical skills designed to prepare them for OVA competitions.

The Competitive Beach Academy is a perfect fit for athletes who are looking for the Club practice environment that is designed to optimize their training efforts and help push past comfort zones in preparation for competition.

Please note that those attending the Competitive Beach Program should be registering with a playing partner who they will train along side to help ensure optimal performance.

Our Regular Beach Academy begins the first week of July and runs for 7 weeks. Similar to our competitive program, athletes will have the opportunity to learn the unique technical and tactical skills used in Beach Volleyball. 

This program is geared more for those who are not looking to compete in the OVA Beach events on a regular basis. Athletes can register as an individual or with a partner. These athletes are simply looking to develop their beach volleyball skills or as a team, They may wish to test their skills at an OVA event during the summer.

Our athletic training program is designed as a general conditioning program to complement any club program. Our program focuses on speed, agility quickness, core strength, and general strength development. During these training sessions, our coaches will focus on the proper execution of each exercise, providing error detection and correction to ensure optimal performance is being achieved. This program is only available to those participating in the FULL ACADEMY. If those in other programs are interested can join for an additional fee of $210+HST.

2024 Costs:

We offer day program to best accommodate athletes during the summer months to pursue volleyball during their off season and other summer sports. (Long Term Athlete Development Focus)
To secure your spot a $150+HST deposit is required.
Payment can be made through PayPal.
See above for link.

Full Program: Includes Beach, Indoor and Conditioning

$1320+HST (Instructional Beach)
$1540+HST (Competitive Beach)

Indoor Only Program:

Indoor Court Option: $825+HST

NOTE: this program does NOT include Athletic Training, it can be added on for an additional fee.

Beach Only Competitive Program: $825+HST

Runs May 28th – August 15th

NOTE: this program does NOT include Athletic Training, it can be added on for an additional fee.

Beach Only INSTRUCTIONAL Program: $687.50+HST

Runs July 2nd – August 15th

NOTE: this program does NOT include Athletic Training, it can be added on for an additional fee.

Athletic Training: $210+HST

Occurs between Indoor and Beach sessions. Time depends on instructors and participants.


Schedule & Locations:

Starting July 2nd – 7 weeks, 2x per week (July 2nd – August 15th)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Indoor 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Brookfield HS.

Conditioning 11:15AM – 12:00 PM @ Brookfield HS

Beach 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club

Competitive Beach

May 30th – June 26th,

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Mooney’s Bay 

July 2th – August 15th:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 @ Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club

** all sessions are weather dependant
*** no sessions will be added to make up for missed sessions

OUR 2024 Coaching Staff

Colin Walker

Colin has been coaching at a variety of levels from elementary school to National Youth Program and everything in between for the last 30 years. Presently he is the Head Coach of the Trent Men’s Varsity Team. He brings a wealth of experience in athlete and coach development. Colin has coached all levels of athlete at both genders. He has taken on various high-performance roles as Regional Head Coach both indoor and beach, Provincial Team Assistant Coach, twice Provincial Team Head Coach and Assistant Coach for Canada’s National Youth Men’s Program (16U & 17U Select programs).

Colin will be taking the on the administrator role ensuring things are running smoothly all summer.

Aaron Wade

Aaron Wade is an experienced volleyball coach. He has his NCPP Advanced Development Coach Certification and has been the head coach of a club volleyball team for 9 years now. This Aaron has taken on the role with the La Cite College Women’s Team and is the Lead Coach wit hthe 13-14U Competitive Program on the boys side with the Mavericks VC.  

He has also coached with Team Ontario and Region 6 volleyball, both for 2 seasons. Aaron is a life long Kaizen champion and loves all things volleyball! 

Aaron will be working with our young athletes again this year. Helping them get the personal technical feedback to improve their game.

Audrey Belanger-Griffith

Audrey was a SportsCan athlete in the past and is joining the coaching staff for here second year this summer! Audrey participate for LavalUniversity team this past year as a setter. She has been a Maverick athlete for 5 years. 

Audrey will be working with our younger athletes this summer providing her high energy and great work ethic!



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