TORONTO Athlete Draft presented by boston pizza


The Premier League Athlete Draft presented by Boston Pizza is comprised of two events:

  1. Closed Draft - where owners select their players May 14, 2018
  2. Athlete Draft - live public announcement May 15, 2018

Athletes wishing to participate in the Premier League must apply to be drafted to a team. All athletes who have applied will be notified immediately following the closed athlete draft selection whether or not they have been drafted to a team. All drafted athletes are required to be at the live Draft Announcement on May 15th. 

Athletes who apply for the draft will participate in the Athlete Showcase - an opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills in front of coaches and owners of Premier League teams May 6, 2018.

There is a $25 registration fee for the 2018 Premier League. Once you complete your draft application (below) you will be prompted to make this payment. If you are drafted, a deposit of $250 is required to play in the League and payable to your Club and due along with your athlete contract. Athletes participating in the League will be refunded within two weeks of the last day of official competition pending fulfillment of their Athlete Contract. You will be given your Athlete Contract and your Athlete Handbook once you have been drafted to a team. More information in application below. 

Last day to register for the draft : May 1, 2018

The 2018 Athlete Draft is  now closed.

Returning Athletes

Teams are able to protect up to three athletes from their previous team prior to the draft. Athletes who competed in the 2017 Premier League must notify ONE Volleyball of their intent to play for the 2018 season by registering for the Draft prior to April 15th at midnight, in order to receive an offer from their team. 

Deadline to register for draft in order to be offered a pre-draft contract (returning athletes only): April 15th, 2018

Closed Draft

About: The closed draft is the in-camera session between the League and club representatives where athletes are selected to Premier League teams. 

Location: Disclosed to team representatives only

Format: Team names are drawn at random from a hat. The first team name drawn receives the first draft pick, the fourth name drawn receives the fourth pick, as well as the fifth as the draft is snaked. Teams have one (1) minute to make their selection in that round of picks. Once the teams are selected, all athletes who applied to the draft will be notified in writing whether or whether not they have been selected to a team. 

All athletes selected to a team are required to be at the Athlete Draft announcement on May 15, 2018. 

The Athlete Draft closes May 1, 2018



About: This is the event that launches the League! Athletes, coaches and owners come together to witness the live Draft.

Closed Event: Only athletes, VIP's, Coaches and Owners are able to attend this event, by invite only. 

WATCH ONLINE! Link to live stream coming soon!

2018 Athlete Draft