Moose Jaw Welcomes New Volleyball Club

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A new volleyball club is coming to town!

Phoenix Volleyball is offering club volleyball experience to youth in Moose Jaw and area this winter.

Started by a group of Briercrest College varsity volleyball players, the club’s coaches bring a wealth of experience to the new club. Cofounders Jadon Ward and Ethan Larsen have a decade of coaching experience between them, alongside 20 years of playing experience at Highschool, CCAA and CIS levels.

Phoenix Volleyball Club, Moose Jaw, Caronport, Volleyball, Saskatchewan
Phoenix Volleyball Club founders Jadon Ward and Ethan Larsen

The idea for Phoenix Volleyball emerged from a need that the coaches saw in the local community. “I think one of the hardest conversations a parent has to have with their child is telling them they got cut from a team” said Ward, “we really just want to give youth the opportunity to be on a team, have fun, and become better volleyball players in the process.” The volleyball club seeks to ensure that skill level or financial resources aren’t a barrier keeping youth from experiencing all that team sport has to offer.

While Phoenix Volleyball does not describe itself as a high performance club, the goal is that youth improve skills and become competitive in a supportive environment. “Our hope is that kids can have the opportunity to grow as individuals as well as athletes, in a setting where there isn’t the expectation or pressure to perform at a high level,” Larsen shared.

Phoenix Volleyball will be fielding teams in the U14 Boys (Grades 6-8) and U16 Boys (Grades 9-10) age groups. In the case that there aren’t numbers for a full team, then a development program will be held in its place.

Tryouts for all ages groups are scheduled for January 6th 2019 from 6:15-7:45 at the Margaret Riemer Gymnasium at Briercrest College in Caronport, SK. The cost is $20 per participant and parents are encouraged to register online at phoenixvolleyballclub.ca.

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