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Registration Now Open
Registration for the Preds Beach Program is now open and accepting athletes wishing to participate in our beach program.
We offer a program for athletes starting as young as 10 years old and of all levels of play. Programs offered include:
- Competitve 2s Beach League.
- Junior Program for the youngest of club athletes.
- Youth Beach Program for athletes that don't play club.
- Advanced 2s Training for those athletes playing in the OVA tour and National competitions.
Summer Volleyball Camp Registration Now Open For All Athletes
The registration for the ever popular Waterloo County Volleyball Camps, which are part of the KW Predators Volleyball Club, have opened their registration for all of our volleyball camps. The club will operate four camps, which offers a camp for everyone interested in playing volleyball. The camps offered include:
|Junior Camp:||The junior camp is one of our most popular camp for boys and girls entering grades 4 to 6 (born in 2004 to 2006 inclusive). This camp will teach the very basic fundamentals of volleyball in a non-competitive and fun setting. Mixed in with the volleyball will be other activities such a games and crafts.|
|Overall Skills Camp:||This camp is intended for athletes who do not play volleyball at the club level. This camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 7 to 12 (born in 1997 to 2003 inclusive). Emphasis will be placed on properly learning volleyball skills and team play.|
|Club Camp:||The Waterloo County Club Camp is intended for those athletes that are currently playing volleyball at the club level. Athletes from all clubs are encouraged and welcome to sign up and participate in an intense and competitive week of volleyball from some of the best volleyball coaches in the province. Club players of all ages are invited to sign up for this camp.
Teams that sign up with 6 or more athletes will receive a $25/athlete discount.
|Setter's Camp:||The Setters Camp is a specialty camp that will focus on one of the most important skills in the game, setting. There will be a very low player to coach ratio, so that each athlete will get individual attention.|
For more information or to register, visit our website at www.wcvbc.ca
Philip Tasedan Selected As An OVA All-Star
The Kitchener Waterloo Predators Volleyball Club are thrilled to announce that Philip Tasedan, a member of our 18U Boys team, has been selected as an OVA all-star.
Philip, who joined the Preds as a 13 year-old in 2009, started his Preds career being coached by Ed Vukets and Merv Young. The following year, he was moved up to the 15U team that was coached by his father Gavril and Merv Young. Philip played an age division up for 3 years where he had the opportunity to play with his older brother Paul. For the last two years, Philip has been coached by Steve Clutton and Donna Carbell.
The 18U Boys will be competing at the provnicial championships, this Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, before heading to the Canadian Nationals in May.
Five Preds Teams Crack Top 10 In Province
After 2 weekends of the Ontario Provincial Volleyball Championships at RIM Park, the Preds have placed 5 teams in the top 10.
Leading the way are the 15U Boys team coached by Lynn Vicic, Jason Gropp and Neu Moua, who have ranked in the provnicial top 5 all year. The 15U Boys had a great provincial tournaments, finishing undefeated after the first two days on competition, only to fall short in two three game losses, a semi-final loss to Durham Attack and bronze medal loss to the Patriots from Toronto.
The 17U Boys, coached by Darren O'Neil and Jim Shantz, played some of their best volleyball during the first weekend of provincials to finish tied for 5th in the province. After a tough first day, the boys regrouped to play very well on day 2 to keep their hopes for a provincial medal alive. In the pre-quarters the boys had a tough outing against the Pakmen Black team, but outlasted the team from Mississauga to win in 3 tough games. The quarter-final pitted the 17U Preds against the top-seeded team in the province, Pakmen Gold. In another tough match, the Preds fell in two games to finish their 17U season tied for 5th.
The 13U Boys, coached by Ellen Carlson, Phil McKee and Jason Ezinga also finished 5th. The 13U boys had a great season, finishing in the top 4 in every tournament played this year. At the championships, the boys went through the first two days with only one loss, putting them in a quarter-final match against the always tough Pakmen from Mississauga. Unfortunately, the boys were unable to defeat the Pakmen which ended their tournament and put them in a tie for 5th place in the province.
The16U Boys, coached by Kelvin Hui, were the only team in the group of 4, to walk away with a medal. The boys played 3 great days of volleyball, only to find themselves playing for a Division 1, Tier II gold medal after only one loss. The boys did not let the disappointment of being knocked out of Tier I keep them down, as they rallied on the last day to win all their games, win a gold medal, and finish a respectable 9th overall in the province.
The last team to finish in the top 10 in the first two weeks of the championships were the 15U Girls Purple Team, coached by Justin Collins, Mike Praught and Tyrone Dowling. The girls started slowly, losing 3 very close matches on the Friday, but turned their fortunes around on the Saturday to finish first in their pool, advancing them to the Division 1, Tier 1 playoffs. In their pre-quarter, the Preds faced the 2nd ranked team from Forest City. In a very close and competitive match, the Preds fell in 3 games losing 15-13 in the third game. This loss put the Preds in a tie for 9th place in the province.
The championships continue this weekend, April 24-26, with the 14U Girls, 14U Boys, 18U Girls and 18U Boys championship all taking place. Go Preds!!
Duncan Cairns Joins Preds Beach Staff
The KW Predators Volleyball Club are extremely pleased to welcome Duncan Cairns as a member of the beach volleyball coaching staff.
Cairns, who coaches indoor with the Preds, brings a wealth of beach volleyball knowledge and experience to the Preds Beach Volleyball program. Cairns, who represented Canada at the U-19 FIVB World Beach Championships in Bermuda, has quite an impressive coaching resume in beach volleyball. Duncan was an assistant coach with the Canadian Beach National Team from 2010 to 2013. From 2010 to 2013, Cairns has had roles as both an assistant coach and a head coach with the Ontario Beach Provincial Team. Currently, Cairns has an ongoing role as Beach Section Coordinator at Madawaska Volleyball Camp. Cairns is a NCCP Certified Coach in both Beach and Indoor Volleyball and together with the current coaching staff of Darren O'Neil and Randy Sears, he gives the Preds one of the top coaching staffs in the province.
Any athletes wishing to join the Preds Beach Volleyball program should visit our website at www.predsbeach.org.
ArchivesPhilip Tasedan Selected As An OVA All-Star - April 23, 2015
Preds Place 4 Teams In Top Ten - April 23, 2015
Duncan Cairns Joins Preds Beach Staff - April 4, 2015
14U Girls Win Silver At Bugarski Cup - March 28, 2015
15U Purple Girls Win Louisville Gold - March 14, 2015
Mota and Jenkins Win Intercollegiate Honours - March 7, 2015
13U Boys Just Miss Out On Medals - March 7, 2015
13U Boys Win Silver At MacGregor Cup - February 7, 2015
16U Boys Bronzed In 17U Tournament - January 31, 2015
15U Boys Win McGregor Cup Silver - January 24, 2015
14U Girls Black Just Miss Out On Medals - January 17, 2015
14U Girls Look For More - January 17, 2015
15U Boys Qualify For U.S. Nationals - January 17, 2015
14U Boys Give Preds Another Gold - January 10, 2015
13U Boys Win Their First Medal - Gold - January 10, 2015
16U Boys Capture The Christmas Spirit - December 16, 2014
15U Boys Keep Piling Up Medals - December 13, 2014
Preds 14U Purple Capture Silver At Provincial Cup - November 29, 2014
Girls 14U Black Cap Successful Day For Preds By Winning Provincial Cup Bronze - November 29, 2014
13U Boys Just Miss Medals at Provincial Cup - November 29, 2014
Preds "Play Day" A Huge Success - November 22, 2014
15U Boys Win Provincial Cup Gold - November 15, 2014
11U Girls Debut at 13U Provincial Cup - November 15, 2014
14U Girls Purple Open Season at 15U Provincial Cup - November 15, 2014
Preds Rep Teams Preparing For 2014-15 Season - September, 2014
Megan 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