Submitted by Angus MacDonald
Young female athletes in North Grenville and surrounding areas took advantage of a unique opportunity this past season with the Mustang Volleyball club, and next season more students will soon get to participate.
Mustang Volleyball Club is an opportunity for kids to play volleyball in a competitive and fun environment, while focusing on skill development. The sport of volleyball is introduced to young athletes by following the outlines of the Long Term Athlete Development model. Certified coaches focus on proper skill development to provide the athletes with the correct techniques to understand the fundamental movements of volleyball. The goal as a club is to promote regular physical activity, to help student athletes achieve their potential inside and outside the gym, and to further their love for volleyball. No prior knowledge of the sport is required, just a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
The plan for the upcoming 2018-19 season is to have a 3 age levels 13U, 14U and a 16U team, consisting of 10-12 athletes per team. Tryouts will occur the second week of September, and once teams are selected, they will practice twice a week at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville. Monthly OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) tournaments will begin in November, and the season will finish in April when they will participate at the Ontario Provincial championships.
All players interested in this opportunity are asked to please email us at [email protected] to obtain more information. For students who are new to the sport and want to learn or refine their skills before tryouts, a summer camp is offered from July 3rd-5th at St. Michael CHS from 9 am-3 pm. Please visit www.minimustangsvolleyball.com to obtain more information and register for the camp.