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PREDS REP TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR 2014-15 SEASON COMING SOON!!!!!
Coaches Needed For 2014-15 SeasonThe 2014-15 season is a short two months from starting and head coaches and assistant coaches are needed for some of our rep teams. Any individuals interested in coaching competitive volleyball at the club level should email Paul Pavan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-570-2977.
Youth Programs Now Accepting Registrations For Fall 2014
The Mini and Pee Wee Preds, the Junior Preds and the Youth League are now accepting registrations for the fall of 2014. These popular programs will start in the 3rd week of October and run for 8 weeks. Secure your spot early as they will fill up early.
Click on the desired program for more information and to register.
14U Boys Off To U.S. Nationals
The Preds 14U Boys coached by Lynn Vicic , Jason Gropp and Alen Brcanovic left for Houston, Texas on Saturday to take part in the U.S. Nationals.
The 14U boys had a very successful season this far, placing 5th at the Ontario Provincial Championships held at Rim Park in April.
The boys earned the right to play in the Nationals by placing third in a qualifying tournament in York, Pennsylvania in February. The tournament will be a good test for the boys as they are expected to play a minimum of 8 matches.
Summer Volleyball Camp 2014
Registration Now Open
Registation for the Setter's Camp, the Junior Camp, the Overall Skills Camp and the Club Camp is now ready to accept athletes. Click on the links below to register for one of the camp and for more information on the camps.
Preds 18U Girls Coach, Richard Eddy, Announced As Coach At University of Waterloo
The KW Predators Volleyball Club are very proud to announce that one of our coaches, Richard Eddy, has been hired to coach The University of Waterloo Women's Volleyball team. Eddy, who coached the Preds 18U Girls Black team this past year and served as the U of W assistant coach, will be missed by the Preds, but as Preds president Paul Pavan commented,
"In the short time that we had Richard he had a huge impact on our club, but you know that when you have someone that good, they will be highly sought after and the time is right for Richard to take his talents to the next level. The goal of our club is to develop athletes to the point where they can play at the university and college level and having one of our coaches take this step is something that we are very proud of. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Richard and wish him the best of luck at Waterloo."
The Waterloo Warriors are pleased to announce the hiring of Richard Eddy for a 10-month contract as head coach of the women's volleyball team. Eddy was the ideal candidate after working as an assistant under interim head coach Luke Snider last season while building positive experiences with all members of the team. He also led recruiting efforts for the upcoming season and assisted with opponent analysis and match planning.
"Richard is the right choice for the job based on all of his previous coaching experience and the positive rapport he has already established with the team," mentioned Associate Director Christine Stapleton. "Richard's comprehensive approach to yearly planning and integrated individualized performance plans will be key in helping the women's volleyball program reach their goals next season."
Eddy's coaching experience runs deep. He is the head coach of the 18U Kitchener/Waterloo Predators girls' team and also coached the OVA Region 3 boys' team at the 2012 Ontario Winter Games. Eddy was also an accomplished athlete, having played junior varsity volleyball at the University of Calgary (98/99), and competing in the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba.
Eddy's coaching philosophy has always been to develop mentally and physically talented athletes that exhibit confidence and self-discipline, and his approach will be no different at the CIS level. "I've always focussed on developing trusting relationships with my athletes, allowing them to be successful on and off the court," mentioned Eddy. "I believe my coaching style will allow our team to gain confidence throughout the season while making a strong push for the post-season come February."
Eddy, who currently works as an IT Portfolio Analyst for Economical Insurance Company will begin his duties immediately continuing to recruit while working with the student-athletes to become contenders in the OUA next season.(copied from Univeristy of Waterloo website)
Preds Banquet Attract 400,
Jenkins and Shantz Recieve Preds Scholarships.
On May 9, the KW Predators Volleyball Club celebrated the 2013-2014 season at the season ending banquet, which attracted more than 400 people. The banquet, which was held at the St. Agatha Community Centre, marked the official end to the 2013-2014 season which saw 8 Preds teams finish in the top 15 in Ontario.
Each of the Preds 20 teams was honoured at the banquet, with team and individual accomplishments detailed. The club will be sending 7 players on to play at various universities next year. They would include, Leslie Ogilvie (University of Guelph), Emily Ibbotson (University of Waterloo), Taylor Beedie (Western University), Abby Jenkins (Brock University), Cori Sears (University of Windsor), Celeste Witzell (York University) and Sydney Greulich (Northwood University, U.S.A). The club did not have an 18U Boys team this year.
The highlight of the night was the presentation of the Predators Graduating Athlete Scholarship. This monetary award is presented to a graduating boy and girl that has been with the Predators for 4 years, will be moving on to a CIS or CCCA school to play volleyball, and has been active in working in a Preds Youth program. Since the club did not have an 18U boys team, the award was presented to two female athletes.
We are proud to announce that this year's recipients are Abby Jenkins of the Predators 18U Girls Purple team and Maddie Shantz, a member of the 18U Girls Black team.
Many thanks to everyone instrumental in this a memorable evening.
ArchivesRichard 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
15U Boys Win Bronze - Mar. 22, 2014
Predators Own The Podium On Last Day Of Olympics - Feb. 22, 2014
Adam Anagnostopoulos and Candice Scott Earn OUA Recognition - Feb. 22, 2014
Pred's Corinne Williams Selected As Team Ontario Coach - Feb. 22, 2014
Sydney Greulich Signs Letter of Intent With Northwood University - January 8, 2014
Kerr, Rudd and Schoneveld Selected To Boys Regional Team - December 20, 2013
Three 15U Girls Purple Selected To Regional Team - December 16, 2013
18U Girls Purple Advance To Premier - December 7, 2013
15U Boys Perform Well In Premier Division - December 7, 2013
17U Boys Compete Hard, But Search For Consistency - December 7, 2013
13U Girls Purple Win First Match In 14U Division - December 7, 2013
12U Girls Purple Play First Tournament - November 30, 2013
14U Boys Win Provincial Cup Gold - November 16, 2013
14U Girls Finish 3rd and 4th At First Tournament - November 16, 2013
18U Preds Black Take Silver In Championship West - November 9, 2013
16U Girls Purple Just Miss Medals - November 9, 2013
15U Boys Start Season With Silver And Bronze - November 9, 2013
Three Preds Earn Spot on Provincial Team - July 5, 2013
Ubiparip and Walker Win King and Queen of the Beach - June 12, 2013