Volleyball camp and the Baden Cup

Volleyball camp will take place from July 15-18, and four Terrace volleyball players are heading to the BC Braden Cup in Kamloops July 1-4.

From left to right are Terrace club volleyball players Brooklyn Ruffle (16U), Mya Seimens (14/13U), and Cassidy Kitchen (16U). These three, along with Keel Haldane (17/16U), not pictured, are heading to the Volleyball BC Baden Cup in Kamloops July 1-4 at Thompson Rivers University after qualifying at tryouts in Smithers May 31-June 1. The Baden Cup is a high-performance training experience, part of the road to becoming a member of Team BC. The top 24-30 athletes from the tournament will be selected to the Team BC program where they will prepare for competition at the Western Elites in Saskatchewan July 19-21.

From left to right are Terrace club volleyball players Brooklyn Ruffle (16U), Mya Seimens (14/13U), and Cassidy Kitchen (16U). These three, along with Keel Haldane (17/16U), not pictured, are heading to the Volleyball BC Baden Cup in Kamloops July 1-4 at Thompson Rivers University after qualifying at tryouts in Smithers May 31-June 1. The Baden Cup is a high-performance training experience, part of the road to becoming a member of Team BC. The top 24-30 athletes from the tournament will be selected to the Team BC program where they will prepare for competition at the Western Elites in Saskatchewan July 19-21.

Youth volleyball players who missed out on Abstract Volleyball’s sold-out high-performance volleyball camp in March will have a second chance to train with coach Jesse Knight with another camp scheduled for July 15-18 at the Thornhill Jr. gymnasium.

The camp is for athletes, both male and female, in Grade 7-12 who want professional training without the travel. Knight’s been a head coach in the Swedish Elite League, at the University of Calgary and as an assistant coach at UBC, St. Mary’s in the NCAA, and with Team Canada.

Terrace club coach Carmen Didier says the athletes who missed out on the camp the first time around because it was sold out “really missed out.”

“Everyone who gets a chance to participate in his camp will either develop new skills if they are young players, or refine existing skills if they are more experienced players,” she said.

Knight says his assistant coach will be Ali Sandholm, who played for Team Canada in 2005, 2006, and 2008, and who has just returned from playing pro in Europe. Depending on how many people sign up, he could bring in other former Team Canada members to coach, including Brooke Halvorsen, Claire Hanna or Maura Hayes.

 

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