• George Brown College growing the grassroots

    Sep 30, 2013

    George Brown College growing the grassroots

    The George Brown Huskies celebrated volleyball month this year by visiting Upper Canada College in Toronto to work with their 14U and 12U teams. On Wednesday September 25th the Huskies joined the UCC Blues 14U team to help them…

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  • National Volleyball Month Contest

    Jun 27, 2013

    National Volleyball Month Contest

    Cash Prize Contest!
     

    Volleyball Canada is encouraging Clubs, High Schools, and Post-Secondary Institutions to take part in this years’ National Volleyball Month activities.  National Volleyball Month (September) is about:

    • Teaching and inspiring young people…

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  • Resources for Parents

    May 15, 2013

    Resources for Parents

    The Canadian Sport for Life website has a wealth of information for parents.  Check out these three resource materials designed specifically to support parents:  LTAD: Information for Parents, Quality Sport Checklist and Sport Parents Guide can all be found…

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  • Sport Psychology Tip of the Week

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sport Psychology Tip of the Week

    I observed a scene at a restaurant the other day that I simply must share with you:

    Some dinner guests, dressed in their best, are seated around a table in a classy restaurant.  Busy enjoying their delicious meals…

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  • Kids Booklet

    Mar 12, 2013

    Kids Booklet

    This coloring book was developed for the next generation of athletes. Download this document, and have fun!

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  • Tip from Adam Simac, national team player

    Mar 11, 2013

    Tip from Adam Simac, national team player

    "As a middle blocker, try and think like the opposing setter. Think about where your team's perceived weaknesses/strengths are with your blockers and where their strengths lie with their attackers. Make a mental note of what the opposing setter…

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  • Tip from Maverick Hatch, national beach player

    Mar 04, 2013

    Tip from Maverick Hatch, national beach player

    « Each morning when you wake up, ask yourself "how will I be great?" You'll start a journey that will lead to great self discovery on the court, and in life. »

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  • Tip from Claire Hanna, national team player

    Feb 25, 2013

    Tip from Claire Hanna, national team player

    "Throughout life, I've met lots of people who believe in me and support me, and lots of people who expect or want to see me fail. The only voice that really matters, is the one inside your own head.…

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  • Tip from Tiffany Dodds, national team player

    Feb 19, 2013

    Tip from Tiffany Dodds, national team player

    "Cherish every practice, every game, every touch."

    "I think about this advice all the time because once volleyball is taken away from you (Tiffany has been unable to play volleyball since March of 2010 due to injury, and…

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  • Tip from Blair Bann, national team player

    Feb 11, 2013

    Tip from Blair Bann, national team player

    "Never set limits. Want to dig everyball. Don't leave anything to chance".

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  • Tip from Adam Kaminski, national team player

    Jan 28, 2013

    Tip from Adam Kaminski, national team player

    "What got you here, won't get you there", referring to never being satisfied with any accomplishment until you've reached your ultimate goal.
    Also, whatever steps one takes to achieve one goal may require a completely different path to…

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  • Tip from Amanda Bakker, FTC player

    Jan 21, 2013

    Tip from Amanda Bakker, FTC player

    « Nothing that is worthwhile comes easy, don't forget that. That feeling of hard work and pride only comes to those who work for it, remember- you cannot buy that feeling, no matter how wealthy you are ».

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  • Tip from Marc Howatson, FTC player

    Jan 14, 2013

    Tip from Marc Howatson, FTC player

    « Find your purpose in life, and work as hard as you can to go after that purpose ».
     

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  • Tip from Chris Hoag, FTC player

    Jan 07, 2013

    Tip from Chris Hoag, FTC player

    « Always compare yourself to the best players in the world, never to the ones surrouding you that are playing at the same level as you are».
     

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  • Tip from Terrel Bramwell, FTC player

    Dec 17, 2012

    Tip from Terrel Bramwell, FTC player

    « Give 100 percent into everything you do and enjoy every minute of it, then you won't have anything to regret in the end ».

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  • Tip from Graham Vigrass, FTC player

    Dec 09, 2012

    Tip from Graham Vigrass, FTC player

    « You have to have balance in your life. Therefore, you have to work as hard on the volleyball court as you do in the classroom and in your relationships outside of volleyball ».
     

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  • Tip from Kaiva Mateus, FTC player

    Dec 04, 2012

    Tip from Kaiva Mateus, FTC player

    « Don't let the game or the results stress you out. All you can do is give it your all. As long as you've done that, you can hold your head high no matter what, knowing that you've played…

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  • FTC female athletes in the community

    Nov 27, 2012

    "On November 16th, Tricia and I had the opportunity to work with Henry G Izatt Middle school's girls volleyball team, where we shared our individual experiences,  history with volleyball and how we have gotten to where we are today.…

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  • Kristi Hunter ~ Speaker at the AAA Provincial Volleyball Championship Banquet.

    Nov 26, 2012

    Kristi Hunter ~ Speaker at the AAA Provincial Volleyball Championship Banquet.

    "Kristi, your message to the kids was inspiring and you had about 250 kids quiet for 15 minutes! That is an accomplishment in itself!  Also, the part of the night that impressed me the most was at the end…

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  • Tip from Janie Guimond

    Nov 26, 2012

    Janie Guimond, libero Women's National Team
    
« The dream can be far away. But if everything you do pushes you closer, you have to believe that your dream is possible».

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  • Tip from Rudy Verhoeff, FTC player

    Nov 19, 2012

    Tip from Rudy Verhoeff, FTC player

    Rudy Verhoeff

    Captain of the FTC team

    « Do pot play for your own glory but rather for your teammates and your entire team to get better ».

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  • Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School Program

    Nov 19, 2012

    Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School Program

    Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School Program visits Ecole Charleswood Junior High
    Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School program, presented in co-operation with Volleyball Manitoba made a second visit to west Winnipeg at Ecole Charleswood School.  A member of the…

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  • FTC female athletes in the community

    Nov 13, 2012

    FTC female athletes in the community

    During the month of October, FTC athletes participated in two activites in order to promote the National Volleyball Month.
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    On October 24th, one of the FTC athletes - Kaiva Mateus, and one of the B team…

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  • Tip from Nicholas Hoag, FTC player

    Nov 13, 2012

    Tip from Nicholas Hoag, FTC player

    Nicolas Hoag
    FTC athlete, leftside
    «Master every single skill, no matter your position in volleyball you have to be skilled at all of them (for example, even if you are not a setter, you have to be…

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  • Tip from Allen Meek, FTC player

    Nov 05, 2012

    Tip from Allen Meek, FTC player

    « You should be a well rounded athlete and not just a good volleyball player. What you do ON and OFF the court is important and will have an impact on your development ».

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  • Involvement of the FTC athletes in the community

    Oct 29, 2012

    Involvement of the FTC athletes in the community

    In the last few weeks, the athletes of the Full-time Training Centre (FTC) in Gatineau supported the Volleyball Canada Development Model. Through the initiative of the National Volleyball Month (NVM), they proudly represented our volleyball promotion strategy in the…

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  • National Volleyball Month - Huskies

    Oct 23, 2012

    National Volleyball Month - Huskies

    On September 26th the Men’s Varsity Volleyball Team hosted athletes from Bloor Collegiate Institute as a part of National Volleyball Month. The athletes from Bloor joined the Huskies in their Wednesday night practice and participated in drills along side…

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  • September is National Volleyball Month

    Aug 27, 2012

    A few months ago, some CIS coaches got together and discussed ways to better promote our sport. From this meeting the idea was brought forward that we should have…

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  • Team Canada - Inspiring the next generation

    Mar 12, 2012

    Team Canada - Inspiring the next generation

    Tiffany Dodds and I (Julie Young) recently made an appearance at the Jr. High Province wide tournament. We watched three matches and were impressed with the level of play, some of the rallies were long and many had 3…

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  • Sr. Women's Team visit "Soup Pea" capital of Canada

    Feb 28, 2012

    Sr. Women’s Team visit “Soup Pea” capital of Canada

    Claire Hanna, Colette Meek, Tasha Holness, and I (Julie Young) recently ran a clinic with Scott Koskie (our Assistant Coach) in St. Claude, Manitoba. Interesting fact, St. Claude is the Soup Pea capital of Canada, claimed by the city…

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  • Serve Receive: Let the angle do the work! by Vincent Pichette

    Feb 20, 2012

    Serve Receive: Let the angle do the work! by Vincent Pichette

    Pictures are worth a … ! With proper angle, you can tell before the contact, where the ball will go!

    People often ask what’s the most important thing in passing: footwork, hips, feet, shoulders, etc. All this is…

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  • The Jump Serve – Tips from Vincent Pichette - National Team Assistant Coach

    Feb 09, 2012

    The Jump Serve – Tips from Vincent Pichette - National Team Assistant Coach

    Serving : The Jump serve – To train speed and accuracy, use the wrist!

    What strikes me the most when I watch the best international servers is not only the speed but the precision and the consistency of…

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  • National Teams Set the Bar for National Volleyball Month

    Jan 23, 2012

    National Teams Set the Bar for National Volleyball Month

    National Team’s set the bar for National Volleyball Month

    National Volleyball Month (September) is a new strategy to “Teach and inspire young people to play the game”.  For full details of the purpose of National Volleyball Month visit…

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  • Triple Ball now in the Yukon!

    Nov 30, 2011

    Triple Ball now in the Yukon!

    Triple Ball arrives in the Yukon!

    Yukon Elementary Volleyball Championships concluded this past weekend with Triple Ball rules. I have to say it was a huge success, we converted many of the nay sayers at the end of…

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  • Blocking Basics by 'Lupo' Ludwig

    Nov 18, 2011

    Blocking Basics by ‘Lupo’ Ludwig

    BLOCKING BASICS – by Lupo Ludwig, Head Coach - Sr. Women’s National Team

    I always like it when my team gets a good block. When the ball hits the floor before the attacker lands, it can change the…

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  • The Pan American Games by Julien Boucher

    Nov 07, 2011

    The Pan American Games by Julien Boucher

    Julien Boucher blogs on his experience at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara Mexico

    I've been back from Guadalajara for a few days now and I've had the chance to reflect upon my 20 days at the Games.…

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  • Jump Setting by Scott Koskie

    Oct 24, 2011

    Jump Setting by Scott Koskie

    Jump Setting by Scott Koskie, Sr. Women's National Team Assistant Coach

    Jump setting is a very effective way to speed up your offence and can help you be more deceptive as a setter. Like most things in our…

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  • Scorpions build from the bottom up

    Oct 17, 2011

    Scorpions build from the bottom up

    Scorpion Volleyball Club Founder, Paul Langan shares success as a new volleyball club in Ontario in promoting grassroots Volleyball programs.

    The Hespeler Scorpions Volleyball Club was formed in 2010 to promote volleyball as a way to get our…

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  • The Overhead Pass by Scott Koskie

    Oct 03, 2011

    The Overhead Pass by Scott Koskie

    The Overhead Pass - by Scott Koskie, Sr. Women's National Team Assistant Coach 

    Even though you are passing the ball with you hands, you need good foot position.  Too often passers can get lazy because it is easier…

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  • The Jump Float Serve by Scott Koskie

    Sep 27, 2011

    The Jump Float Serve by Scott Koskie

    The Jump Float Serve - by Scott Koskie, Sr. Women's National Team Assistant Coach

    There are many players that use this serve right now at all levels and it can be very effective when done properly.  Too often however,…

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  • VCCE Programs Underway

    Sep 12, 2011

    VCCE Programs Underway

    Volleyball Canada has officially launched 6 Volleyball Centre of Excellence programs around the province of BC this September.  This new program, designed for high performance youth athletes has opened in strategic locations throughout BC including Victoria, Richmond, Abbotsford, Langley, Kelowna…

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  • How to build a High School program

    Sep 09, 2011

    Bryan Gee, Teacher and Club Coach - Port Coquitlam, BC

    Here are some things that I have implemented in my program to develop volleyball in Port Coquitlam:

    1) I have built relationships with the grade 5 teachers…

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  • Second Contact by Julien Boucher

    Sep 09, 2011

    Second Contact  by Julien Boucher

    The Second Contact in Volleyball

    It is mathematically impossible to win a set by scoring points uniquely through our service reception phase. Hence, the importance of a coherent counter-attack and the need for perfect execution after successfully defending…

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