Athletes, are you looking to get some work in before school or club tryouts? Online registration is now open for our Get Prepped for Rep! warm-up clinics. Clinics are just $5/session and take place at Saint Charles Garnier Catholic Secondary School in Whitby (4101 Baldwin Street South). Clinics start August 20. Register online – we cannot guarantee walk-ins as space is filling fast!
Introducing Cindy Ross, Head Coach, 15UG-2: After playing club volleyball for the Ganaraska Wolves, Cindy played OCAA volleyball for the Humber College women’s team. During her time at Humber, Cindy helped the Hawks win their first-ever OCAA provincial gold and was named MVP that season. Upon graduation she went on to Durham College where she continued to play post-secondary volleyball. Cindy was (and continues to be) an exceptional athlete earning Rookie of the Year during her time at both Humber and Durham. She was second in the OCAA for scoring and selected to the All-Star team during her time at each school. Cindy is also the recipient of the Good Sportsmanship Award and a CCAA Academic All-Canadian.
Cindy has had the good fortune of being coached by some OCAA legends including Dave Hood and Chris Wilkins at Humber and the late Stan Marchut at Durham College. Each has instilled their love of the game and commitment to excellence in Cindy as both a player and a coach.
Cindy has a passion for community service and worked as a lifeguard in her earlier days before studying policing, and volunteering with the police K9 Unit. She now works as an Industrial Fire Fighter with OPG and is mom to two very athletic teenagers. This is Cindy’s second year as a coach with our Club and she is excited to get into the gym with our athletes to help them reach their potential both on and off the court.
If you’d like to meet Cindy and the rest of our 15U Head coaches (1 more HC to be announced), be sure to sign up for our Get Prepped for Rep! warm-up clinics starting next week.
This season, Brian Bouma will be at the helm of our 15U girls program as Head Coach of our tier 1 team. Being married with four children, Brian puts great value on the benefit of sport and family. He is a firefighter with the City of Toronto and has been involved in playing and coaching volleyball for over 30 years. Brian remains an active member of the Canadian Men’s Masters Volleyball team. He is a former collegiate OCAA all-star; gold medalist at the World Police and Fire Games; and most recently a silver medalist at the USAV Men’s Open Championships. Brian has been very fortunate to have played on the same team with many world class players. With his experience he is able to offer a great deal of unique knowledge and perspective for his athletes and it’s his goal to help his athletes reach their full potential in volleyball and in life.
We are excited to introduce Monica Dyment as our Strength and Conditioning Coach for this year’s 15U – 18U rep teams. Monica is a recently retired DDSB physical education and French teacher who has no intentions of taking it easy in her retirement years. If you’re an early riser then you might recognize Monica as the boot camp and spin cycle instructor at LA Fitness – but when she leads the 5:45 am classes, you’re part of a different breed of committed fitness junkies. Monica is a certified CAN-FIT-PRO Personal Trainer Specialist and was the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Durham College women’s volleyball team for 4 years, then the Strength and Fitness coach for the Seneca Sting women’s team. Monica holds extensive training in sport psychology and sport nutrition and will incorporate these sessions into each team’s program. She is a great motivator who has a caring, but no excuses, attitude and has been a great asset to our teams in the past. Teams using Monica will have their practice times extended to help build stamina and better prepare them for long tournament days. Welcome, Monica!