19 Wing hosts national level coach at youth volleyball camp

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Planning to play on your school volleyball team this fall? Just finished up a club season and you haven’t had enough? The 19 Wing Fitness & Community Centre is hosting a summer’s end volleyball camp just for you.

Jesse Knight, a Level III coach who has worked with the University of Calgary Dinos national silver medallist women’s  squad and assisted at UBC when they took home the national championship, will lead up the four days of volleyball skill development and game play.

Knight is an accomplished coach for his 30-something years.  In addition to 10 year’s experience with Canadian Inter-University Sports, he has coached NCAA Div. 1 in California as well as assisting with the Canadian 2008 Olympic Senior Women’s National Team, the Team Canada Junior and Youth squads, and Team BC Canada Games in 2010.

Knight, along with player–coach Ali Sandholm, invite enthusiastic players of all levels, ages 10 to 13 years and 14 to 18 years, to this unique camp held at the 19 Wing Fitness & Community Centre in Comox from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.

The camp runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily and consists of sport-specific warm-up drills; sessions of skill development in hitting, setting, defence and blocking, serving and passing; and fun games to practise new skills.  Individual skill development will be designed to help each athlete attain their own “next level of play.”

Key to the camp is an introduction to the high performance techniques used by top youth and varsity players in Canada, the USA and internationally. “That’s a lot of excitement for a volleyball player,” a camp spokesperson said.

Coaches are also invited to observe or participate in the camp.  Contact Jan Sandholm, the Recreation Coordinator at 19 Wing, at janice.sandholm@forces.gc.ca to find out how you can join in.

The camp fee is $150 plus applicable taxes for members of the 19 Wing Comox Youth Centre, and $180 plus applicable taxes for the general public. Organizers recommend those interested to register early to guarantee a spot.

For more information or to register contact Sandholm at 250-339-8211 local 6989 or 7173; e-mail janice.sandholm@forces.gc.ca.








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