Deadline extended to July 8 for summer volleyball camp




There is still time to sign up for this year’s Comox Valley Volleyball Camp. Due to recent disruption in postal service, organizers have extended the deadline to Friday, July 8.

Camp director Brian McAskill and local volleyball coach Brian Stevens  are back to provide local athletes a great chance to develop their skills and learn more about the game.

The camp is heading into its fifth year and will take place next week at the G.P. Vanier Secondary gymnasium. “The camp has two main objectives, to improve each player’s technical skills and to teach them how to be more successful in game situations,” stated McAskill.

McAskill is head coach of the G.P. Vanier senior boys and former head coach of the Comox Valley Volleyball Club 18U Strikers as well as an assistant with the Vancouver Island University Mariners.  He spent seven summers as head coach of Team BC, including a national championship, a national silver medal and a trip to the 2005 Canada Games.

Joining the coaching staff this summer will be Nanaimo’s Olivia Mark, a nationally certified beach coach with provincial team experience as well as a former player and assistant coach with Vancouver Island University. “Olivia brings welcome female perspective to our staff in conjunction with her positive attitude and wealth of knowledge of the game, both indoors and outdoors. We are extremely pleased we were able to add her to our staff this season,” said McAskill.

Mark will be joined by local coach Stevens. Stevens is head coach of the G.P. Vanier junior boys and has previous experience with 18U club and Team BC  including a national silver medal and an assistant position with the 2005 Canada Games team.

Building on the success of last summer, McAskill will continue to develop technical skills and game play knowledge while adding some position-specific components as well. “Stevens is probably one of the best instructors a setter can have in this province while Olivia has a wealth of beach volleyball  knowldege,” pointed out McAskill.

The July 11-4 camp has two different age groups. The Youth Session will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and is for athletes 12-14 years old. The Elite Session will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and is for athletes 15-17 years old.

The camp is $120 which includes a T-shirt. Register by contacting McAskill at or 250-702-7980.


– Comox Valley Volleyball Camp



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