Cris is a former professional volleyball player who played in the National League in Europe (Romania) for 17 years as a setter and right-side hitter. He is a Certified Advanced Development Coach (Level II) who also holds his European National Coaching Certificate. In the summer of 2019 Cris was the head coach of the OVA Regional High Performance 14U boys’ bronze medallist team and in 2012 his girls team won the Ontario Provincial and Canadian National Championships. He also holds his provincial level referee certification with Volleyball Canada and the Ontario Volleyball Association. This year, Cris will focus on developing our youngest athletes to help them master the basic fundamentals to raise their game, confidence, and love of the sport! He looks forward to seeing all 2008 and younger athletes at our upcoming tryouts! Don’t forget to sign up online for our next 12U clinic that takes place on Aug 26.
They started off their tournament day taking the province’s second seed team, LVC of London, to three sets and coming out on top. What a way to start in this 17U Premier Division that brings together the top 9 seeds in the province. While that win would be the highlight of the day, DRVC continued to push competitors forcing all but one game to three sets; proving they belonged in this elite group of teams. As the lights dimmed at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, DRVC emerged with a 7th place finish, not enough to put them into February’s 2-day Grand Prix event open to the top 8 teams in the province. While some may have left slightly disappointed, it also served as a catalyst for this group of determined athletes to keep pushing, keep training, and keep working harder to get closer to that goal of once again playing amongst Ontario’s elite.
Some might call it a homefield advantage, but it was way more than that – and there was no stopping the 17U girls when they played at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby this past Saturday, December 12. The girls went the entire day without dropping a single set and in 10 games (5 matches) they outscored their competitors 250-142 in this Championship Division tournament. The team showed amazing defence picking up balls that many thought would surely hit the floor. DRVC fans were not disappointed on this day!
The girls will now move up to the Premier Division where they will be seeded amongst the top 9 teams in the province.