The Scorpions Volleyball Club announces the introduction of their Elite Sand Volleyball Pilot Program.
WireService.ca Press Release (04/30/2015) Cambridge, ON - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club are pleased to release details of their new 2015 Elite Sand Volleyball Pilot Program.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club has one of the largest youth beach volleyball programs in Canada with approximately 500 people registered in it. Their beach program consists of: Learn to Play, House League, Camps and Competitive Beach Duos.
This summer they are adding an Elite Sand Volleyball Program. The program is geared towards athletes wishing to obtain the skills to play nationally and internationally.
The program will be run by former Canadian National Beach Volleyball Players and now Scorpions Coaches Paul and Tom Podstawka. Highlights of their careers are included at the end of this press release.
Paul Langan, Founder of Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club states," The club has grown to the point where we needed to offer this program for athletes wanting to pursue sand volleyball at a higher level.We are excited to add this next level of volleyball to our club."
For more information on the Scorpions Beach Programs, go to http://scorpionsbeach.ca or call 519-654-0089
Scorpions Elite Sand Volleyball Pilot Program Coaches
- 2 Time Canadian National Beach Volleyball Team Member
- Played on the FIVB World Beach Tour (5 years)
- 3 Time Gold Medalist at Canadian National Championships
- 5 Time Gold Medalist at Ontario Provincial Championships
- Former Canadian National Junior Beach Volleyball Player
- 5th Place U21 Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in England (2007)
- 2 Time Gold Medalist at Canadian National Championships
- 2 Time Gold Medalist at Ontario Provincial Championships
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is very pleased to announce the release of their 2015 competitive beach duo group photo. 40 duos will represent the Scorpions on the Ontario Volleyball Beach Tour and on the Scorpions Beach Tour.
For a large resolution photo click here.
To learn more about the Scorpions beach program go to: http://scorpionsbeach.ca
Brant NewsBy Brian Shypula
In a perfect world competitive beach volleyball duo Jenna Banz and Kayla Gallant will head off to the same U.S. college or university on scholarships to continue their on-court partnership.
The members of the Cambridge-based Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club will have a chance to demonstrate their talent when they compete in a recruiting showcase and tournament for U.S. college and university coaches in Ft. Lauderdale in June.
“I’m really excited to see the competition down south,” 15-year-old Banz said.
The teens said they’re nervous about the opportunity but feel ready. Those jitters will disappear once they’re on the sand.
“We’ve been preparing all winter pretty much,” said 16-year-old Gallant.
The duo from Cambridge trains with Scorpions Volleyball indoors over the winter at the Brantford Sports Xcelerator Complex, which has five sand courts.
Banz and Gallant were on their game when they took gold without losing a set at an indoor winter tournament in Toronto earlier this year.
They had a solid showing on the Ontario under-16 competitive beach tour last year, too. They won gold medals at the Emerald Lake and Grand Bend and silver at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincials.
They also represented the region at the Ontario Summer Games last year. It wasn’t their best performance but they say they learned from the experience.
“We were playing older teams too, so it was good to see what we need to strive for,” Banz said.
They said they must improve their consistency and get physically stronger. “Definitely increasing our vertical (leap) would be good,” Gallant said.
The two have been partners since joining the Scorpions program three years ago. They’d like to continue that partnership at a U.S. college or university if they earn scholarships together.
“I’ve always said we’re just like one,” said Banz, who attends St. Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge.
“I’ll give her a look and she’ll know where to put the ball,” added Gallant, who attends Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge.
The all-stars were helping lead the Scorpions 2015 indoor spring beach training program at the XCelerator on Sunday morning, where nearly 60 young people age 11 and up participated in fitness, drills and games.
The program, aimed for youth interested in competitive beach volleyball, continues Sundays through May 10.
“It’s one-of-a-kind training. No other club in Ontario has this pre-season, learn-how-to-play program,” said Paul Langan, Scorpions Volleyball founder. “It’s kind of intimidating to walk onto a beach volleyball court and play other people when you’ve never done it before,” he said.
The club has experienced tremendous growth, especially in beach volleyball. In the first year of the Scorpions program in 2012 there were six competitive duos. This year there are 46 competitive duos and over 500 players in total.
Scorpions Volleyball provides youth under-18 with an opportunity to learn and play volleyball indoors and on the beach, at the house league level or competitive.
We want to thank everyone for signing up for Kim Oden's summer indoor girls volleyball camp. It is SOLD OUT. We do have a waiting list. You can use our contact page to email us to get on it.
There still is room in our other three camps: ALL BEACH SPORTS (including swimming), ELITE BEACH VOLLEYBALL and BOYS INDOOR VOLLEYBALL. See our Camps tab.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club in cooperation with the City of Cambridge announce that registration for their Giant Youth Volleyball Tournament at Riverside Park June 30th, 2015 has begun.
WireService.ca Press Release (04/01/2015) Cambridge, ON - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club are pleased to release details and to start accepting registration for their Giant Youth Volleyball Tournament Tuesday June 30th, 2015, Bill Struck Field, Riverside Park.
This event is approved as an Ignite Pan Am Parapan Am Games initiative.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club has over four hundred and fifty youth involved in their summer programs. They are working with the City of Cambridge to put on the largest grass youth volleyball tournament ever in Ontario.
The Scorpions will be setting up over 25 grass courts at Riverside Park in Cambridge ON.
The date June 30th was chosen as youth are done school and it will help promote Canada Day which is the next day. The cost is only $10.00 a player to register from 9:00am-4:00pm. Boys and girls born 2004-1997 are welcome to attend.
You do not need a team to register you. We can put you on a team. You can register as a team of 4 for $40.00. The games will be 4 a side. There will competitive and house league divisions.
Paul Langan, founder of Scorpions Volleyball Club states, "We are very proud to be partnering with the City of Cambridge, to put on this historic youth sports event in Cambridge. This will be the largest grass youth volleyball tournament ever held in Ontario. We will add more grass courts if necessary. It is exciting to be doing this as part of the Ignite Program of the Pan Am Parapan Am games. "
The club will also be donating $1.00 from each registration to Kidney Cancer Canada.
CLICK HERE for a poster of the event.
To see photos from the 2014 tournament, or to register go, to our Tournament page at http://grassvolleyball.ca . You may also call Paul Langan 519-654-0089 if you have any questions.
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