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.
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.