April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. Our coaches, parent reps, and club volunteers give countless hours to support young athletes and for this, we are truly grateful! Take time this week to thank someone who has donated time to make your community a better place!
Here’s our confirmed coaching line-up for the 2020-2021 season. Visit the Coaches page to learn more about our coaching staff. Athletes interested in trying out for one of our teams this season can pre-register online – but keep in mind that tryouts across the province may look a little different this year as we all work to adhere to local health and governing body guidelines. Some coaches may hold mini outdoor identification sessions to get to know athletes in the event tryouts are held through written submissions.
11U Girls: Shane Christopher (Alliance)
12U Girls: Paul Koot (Blockade) 13U Girls (2 teams): Cris Barbulescu (Rage), Deb Stevenson (Force)
14U Girls (2 teams): Rob Dyment (Smash), Cassandra Leblanc (Strikers) 15U Girls (2 teams): Elicia Hannah (Boom), Ally Legree (Menace) 16U Girls (3 teams): Mike Hayes (Fury), Brian Bouma (Legacy), Ted Biglow (Destroyers) 17U Girls: Mackenzie Prins (Ruthless) 18U Girls (2 teams): Paul Koot (Crusaders), Steve Graham (Renegades) 13U Boys: Greg Hannah (Skyblockers) 15U Boys: Geoff Thompson (Chewblockas)
We have a few spots open for assistant coaches and would love to have you join our program if you have a background in volleyball or working with youth. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
As with most of you, we are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. At this time, the Ontario Volleyball Association has not made any decisions with respect to upcoming tournaments, including the Ontario Provincial Championships that begin April 16. We remind parents, coaches, and athletes to refrain from attending practice if they are symptomatic and to always practice good hygiene in terms of washing/sanitizing hands and proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing.
We feel it is best to refer our families to the Durham Region Health Department’s website that is providing current and local updates with respect to the outbreak. We also encourage you to monitor the OVA website for the most current information with respect to upcoming competition information.