Best of the West (BOW) was created with Canadian athletes in mind. Following the principles found in our Mission and Vision, it has become a tournament to allow athletes to compete at a high level while exposing them to potential USport and CCAA opportunities. Best of the West is run over the Easter long weekend and 2020 will be the 14th consecutive year that the Dinos have hosted this high performance tournament. 


Best of the West 2020 Details:

  • 2020 DATES: April 10, 2020~ April 12, 2020 (3 days)

    • Competition begins in the morning of April 10​, 2020

    • Tournament will be split into AM & PM waves 

    • 12 teams per age group 

  • AGE CATEGORIES:  15U, 16U, 17U & 18U

  • VENUE: Junior Varsity Volleyball Training Centre, Rally Pointe & University of Calgary

  • UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE RECRUITING: USport and CCAA Coaching Staff will be in attendance.

    • ​Please note this is a closed recruiting event to USport and CCAA coaches only

    • Coaches networking suite available with food and beverages 

Please direct all inquiries to the Dinos Executive Director, Reid Brodie: dinosdirector@gmail.com 

If you are looking for the Men's Best of the West, please contact Shawn Sky: ssky@mtroyal.ca

2019 TOURNAMENT DRAW & RESULTS

Click HERE for up-to-date results during the tournament. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We are so grateful to all of the local companies who have chosen to support this high-performance youth female tournament. 

 

 

UNIVERSITY RECRUITING POLICY

We offer a warm welcome to all participating officials, athletes, coaches, chaperones, families, friends, volunteers, Alberta Volleyball club players/coaches, students and any regional or national governing dignitaries. In addition, we welcome all USport

and CCAA university/college coaching staff. We do ask that you are listed on your university/college website as a member of

the varsity volleyball coaching staff. Only official university varsity/college coaching staff may interact with our participating athletes and their parents. All university recruiters must receive accreditation from tournament organizers upon arrival before they are allowed to interact with athletes and/or parents. Our event is strictly closed to all Third Party recruiting agents and other organizations promoting volleyball camps, programs and travel teams. We reserve the right to decline admission to any unauthorized visitors.

 

VENUE DETAILS
The 2020 Best of the West will be hosted by the Junior Varsity Centre (JVCentre), Rally Pointe & the University of Calgary. Both the JVCentre and Rally Pointe are located in the SE of Calgary, where as the University of Calgary is located in the NW.

  • JVCentre: Please be aware that outdoor shoes must be removed (spectators, athletes, coaches & refs) and only indoor shoes/slippers/socks are permitted (this is monitored very closely). There are shoe racks at the entrance for shoe storage. Parking is free at JVC and there are 400 parking stalls available. Please ensure all participants are following the parking signs. There is zero tolerance for cars parked in the truck lane or an unmarked parking stall - vehicles will be towed. There are no food services at the JVCentre but there are various food venues located around JVC, including: Subway, Tim's, DQ, Brewsters, Big Rock & McDonalds. 

  • Rally Pointe: Rally Pointe has a free parking lot to the left of the facility, street parking and overflow parking is available in the Deerfoot Inn & Casino parking lot. Rally Pointe has a cafeteria with healthy options, and Subway, Starbucks and McDonalds are only a short drive away. Outdoor shoes are permitted in the facility. 

  • University of Calgary: All games will take place in the Jack Simpson Gymnasium. Parking is paid. The university food court will be open for food purchases and there are many restaurants close to the university who are used to hosting large groups. 

TOURNAMENT PASSES & TOURNAMENT PROGRAM

All teams are given passes for athletes and coaches. Spectators can purchase their passes in the entrance of each venue. Passes are valid at all tournament venues. The annual tournament program will also be available for purchase - it highlights team rosters, schedule, special events and contests, as well as sponsors. 

  • $10, 3-Day Weekend Pass

  • $5, Daily Pass 

  • $5, Tournament Program

 

                  Congratulations to all the participants in the 2019 Best of the West Championships. 

BEST OF THE WEST

Compete Against the Best 

PANDAS

HUSKIES

DINOS

WOLVES

WINMAN

COUGARS

SHOCK

COBRAS

PANDAS

PANDAS

PANDAS

TSA