GOV League and North American LGBTQ+ Tournaments

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) League and other LGBTQ+ volleyball organizations across North America host tournaments every year that cater to both competitive and recreational skill levels. Tournaments are a great way to develop your skills, meet people and get involved with LGBTQ+ communities in other cities.


Teams from across North America come out to the GOV tournament every year! This year’s theme is SMASH TIME! as we celebrate past eras with a volleyball spin! It will be taking place at the University of Ottawa’s Montpetit Hall, the weekend of March 24-25, 2018.

Registration is now open!

You can also check out the Facebook event page for more details.

This weekend-long event includes an opening night social and a banquet complete with a fabulous show and dance!

GOV’s first annual “Queers & Queens” beach volleyball tournament took place on Sunday August 13, 2017! We will be organizing more beach events for Summer 2018! Stay tuned!


Toronto’s Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) runs both a Fall and Spring tournament in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Visit the TSVL website for more details!


Volleyball Boréal Montréal hosts a spring tournament on the Easter weekend, le Tournoi Odyssée, which includes recreational, intermediate and competitive devisions. Registration is now open for the 2018 tournament (March 30 to April 1). This year marks the 20th anniversary!

For more information check out the ODYSSÉE Volleyball Tournament website.


knock-OUT runs an annual tournament in London, Ontario called the UNCAGED Volleyball Tournament. UNCAGED is one-of-a-kind sporting experience for straight and LGBTQ+ athletes hosted at Supreme Courts Volleyball that helps raise money for underprivileged LGBTQ+ youth in London’s community.


The North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the LGBTQ+ community. Cities from across the continent host NAGVA sanctioned tournaments that are both competitive and fabulously fun!