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Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School Program
Nov 19, 2012
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 Pembina Trails Athletic Association, Ecole Charleswood Junior High has an amazing 10 volleyball teams competing in 2012. National Women’s Team assistant coach Scott Koskie had the opportunity to work with over 220 students from grades 7-9 during the day’s classes. With such a large student population, the school has many double physical education classes with over 50 participants. As a result, Ecole Charleswood has been one of the leaders in adopting atomic volleyball principles to maximize the use of their gym space. During this visit, all of the drills and game play activities were conducted on smaller courts using a 4 on 4 format to increase player involvement.
The gym was buzzing all day long as players engaged in some spirited competition with their classmates. Many thanks to Mr. Hamilton and Ms. Vandale for hosting a great day of volleyball.
Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School Program kicks off at WMEMS
Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle School was the first to host the 2012 Team Canada Women’s Volleyball School program presented in co-operation with Volleyball Manitoba. The K-8 school located in west Winnipeg had a full day visit from National Women’s Team assistant coach Scott Koskie in early October. Over 120 students from grades 1,3,5,6,7and 8 practiced their volleyball skills and played games using Volleyball Canada’s guidelines for circulation volleyball and atomic volleyball. The students learned more about the National Women’s Team program, how volleyball is growing in Canada and Volleyball Canada’s new developmental website vcdm.org.
Excitement was in the air all day as players stopped by the gym to pick up their jerseys and have team photos taken in preparation for the seasoning opening game later that afternoon. WMEMS students in grades 6,7 and 8 compete in the Pembina Trails Athletic Conference volleyball league. Mr. Pankratz and the students of WMEMS have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season where they will be competing against schools 2 or 3 times their size.
Volleyball Canada would like to thank WMEMS staff and students for hosting a great day and for their commitment to growing the game. We hope you have a great season!