Drop-in

Drop-in Mondays – Come Out and Play!

Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) invites players of all ages and skill levels to come out and play some pick-up volleyball on Monday nights. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to exercise, socialize and have fun at the beginning of the week!

If you are new to volleyball or have not played in a long time, don’t worry, the atmosphere is casual! The focus of the night is more about having fun and getting exciting rallies going, rather than what is on the scoreboard. The Site Coordinator helps explain the basic rules of play at the very beginning of the night, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask someone. Everyone is there for fun, so enjoy yourself!

Registration for Winter 2021

Access our player portal to register.

Important notice: In adherence to safety measures and other guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are following an adapted format for the Winter 2021 period. All players must also abide by our COVID-19 protocol (also available in French here).

In order to operate within the public health measures for indoor sports, as well as be inclusive of many skill levels, we will organize Monday nights into one bubble of 50 participants and volunteers.

We will continue to maintain Monday’s usual atmosphere of keeping things more social than competitive, and having no set teams.

NOTE: While Ottawa is currently at the “Orange” risk level (which permits us to play), there remains an ongoing possibility that the city could escalate to Red or higher. If this occurs, we will be obligated to cancel, and you will be credited for any sessions that we cancel.

  • Location: Rideau Sports Centre, 1 Donald Street
  • Time: 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Format: One closed group of 50 participants, including volunteers
  • Registration: register and pay in advance for a series of 5 sessions ($50)
  • Dates: March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29

Courts will be divided based on two groups: 

FUN (Skill Levels 1 to 5): this group will be catered to players who may be brand new to volleyball, those who are starting to become familiar with specialized positions (e.g., setter, outside hitter, middle blocker), and/or those who are comfortable with basic rules and rotation of the game. 

FIERCE (Skill Levels 6 to 10): this group will be catered to players who are comfortable playing with specialized offensive/defensive formations and systems, harder spikes and faster rallies.

All participants must abide by our Code of Conduct and our COVID-19 protocol.

Click here for more information on our policies.