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Winter Youth Programs Starting in January
Now Accepting Registrants
Registration for Mini Preds, Pee Wee Preds, Junior Preds and the Pred Youth League is now open and accepting athletes for the winter. The programs will all start in early January and run for eight weeks. These popular programs fill up quickly, so register soon to secure your spot. Age divisions for each of the programs appears below.
Mini Preds - Born in 2008, 2009 and 2010
Pee Wee Preds - Born in 2005, 2006 and 2007
Junior Preds - Born in 2003 and 2004
Youth League - Bron in 2001 and 2002
Click on the desired program for more information and to register.
11U Girls Debut at 13U Provincial Cup
Saturday, November 15th marked the Predator Girls 11U Team’s first official OVA Tournament of the season. Every member of the team, including parents, entered the gym with excitement and a little apprehension. They were, after all, the youngest team participating. Seeded 10th out of 10 teams, the girls played their first match against the 3rd seed. They won the first set of the match... what a fantastic way to start the day and overcome their nerves!!
Throughout the day, the Predators 11U Team came across stronger teams that capably beat them but this young group of girls didn’t seem as intimidated by the stronger teams as one might have expected. There was some “just get the ball over” play but they were also treated to a number of plays that involved a solid pass, good set and nice swing to win the point.
The very last match of the day was against a 12U team to determine 9th and 10th place. The girls won this match in two sets, finishing the day in a higher position than they were seeded! Parents and fans witnessed some moments of mature play from the youngest group of girls there. The day was a huge success!
14U Girls Purple Open Season at 15U Provincial Cup
On Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 the Preds 14U Girls Purple team travelled to Hamilton to play in their first tournament of the year at the 15U Girls Provincial Cup. The team came into the tournament ranked 10th out of the 10 teams participating, and the only 14U team in the gym, but they did not let this intimidate them in any way.
The pool of 4 teams played the morning round robin matches in a 2 games straight format. The first match of the day against the 3rd ranked Raiders 15U started slowly as the girls dropped the match 0-2 but gave the opponents a run in the second game losing only 21-25. In their second match the girls earned a split vs. the 4th ranked Rapids 15U Blue 20-25 and 25-17. The last round robin match of the morning vs. the 9th ranked Niagara Fury yielded a similar result with a split match 25-13 and 21-25. With 2 Wins and 2 points from morning round robin play, this placed us in third place in Pool C.
Our first playoff match pitted the Preds against the 8th ranked Tigers 15U Red (3rd place Pool B) and the girls gained experience in learning how win by coming from behind and squeaked out a 2-0 match win with 28-26 and 25-23 set wins. This win set us up to play the #1 ranked MVC 15U Maroon. Our girls fought hard but could not overcome the consistency and experience of the MVC girls and dropped this medal round qualifying match 0-2 (19-25, 15-25). Our last match of the day found us once again matched up vs. the Rapids 15U Blue from our morning Pool C games. In our best match of the day the girls summoned the energy they needed in playing their 5th and 6th straight playoff games in a row without a break and scored a straight sets (25-21, 25-21) match win to finish in 5th place on the day.
A great start to the season for the team. This experience and success sets them up well for our first 14U competition scheduled in three weeks on Nov. 29 playing at 'Home' at Huron Heights. Great job Preds!
Preds Rep Teams Preparing For 2014-15 Season
Since tryouts ended on September 27, the Predator's Rep teams have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season. The season will kick off on November 8 with two age divisions taking the court. The 15U girls and 17U girls age divisions will be competing on the first weekend with five Predators teams taking part. The 15U Girls Black, 15U Girls Purple and the 17U Girls Purple teams will all be starting their seasons competing in their own age category, while the 14U Girls Purple will play an age division older as will the 16U Girls Purple. Tournaments in all age divisions will follow every weekend, culminating in the Provincial championships in April for all age divisions. All provincial championships will take place at RIM Park in Waterloo.
ArchivesMegan Gilmore and Duncan Cairns Join Preds Coaching Staff - July 31, 2014
Gerth and Kemperman Win Beach Gold - July 27, 2014
14U Boys Off To U.S. Nationals - June 26, 2014
Richard Eddy Selected As U of W Coach - May 3, 2014
400 Attend Preds Banquet - May 9, 2014
Cori Sears Sign With Windsor Lancers - April 15, 2014
WCSSAA All-Stars Name For 2014 - April 10, 2014
WCSSAA All-Stars Name For 2014 - April 10, 2014
District 8 All-Stars Selected - April 5, 2014
16U Girls Black Win Provincial Gold - March 30, 2014
18U Preds Purple Selected Kitchener Post Team of the Week - Mar. 29, 2014
Preds Abby Jenkins Signs With Brock - Mar. 29, 2014