Two provincially and nationally recognized volleyball coaches are once again bringing their knowledge and experience to beginner and elite volleyball players throughout the North Island.
The 2012 Comox Valley Volleyball Camp will run July 9-12 at G.P. Vanier Secondary and will feature Brian McAskill (Level 3 NCCP) and Brian Stevens (Level 2 NCCP). These two local fixtures, both as players and coaches, will be joined by former Vanier Towhee Niall Cobbe on the coaching staff. Cobbe has recently committed to play for the #1 nationally ranked Vancouver Island Mariners next season beginning in late August.
“It’s always a goal of ours to add younger coaches/current players heading to post-secondary to our camp staff for a couple of reasons. They bring a youthful energy and connect well with the younger camp athletes and we like to expose them to coaching in the hopes they will give back to their sport once their playing days are over,” said camp co-ordinator McAskill.
The recent success of the Highland senior boys and girls teams, the G.P. Vanier senior girls and several of the Comox Valley Volleyball Club teams point to the continued improvement of local players, McAskill said. Each July the camp provides all local players the opportunity to improve their skills, increase their knowledge of the tactical aspects of the sport and to meet new people who are interested in volleyball.
“The younger athletes will be exposed to a high number of contacts and an introduction to the necessary tactics needed to make the difficult sport of volleyball more enjoyable,” McAskill noted. “The older, more experienced athletes will be trained through game-like conditions with a focus on proper skill execution and reading ability.” The Elite session will also provide more experienced players with some positional work including any setters working with former Team BC, UVic and UBC setter Stevens.
The Youth session runs each day from 1:30-4 p.m. while the Elite session runs from 5:30-8 p.m. The camp runs Monday through Thursday at a cost of $120 which includes a camp T-shirt.
For more information contact McAskill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250- 702-7980. The registration deadline is July 4 with a limit of 30 campers in each session. “Both sessions fill up quickly. Come out for some fun and some great volleyball,” McAskill said.
– Comox Valley Volleyball Camp