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Northumberland 18u Women’s Volleyball Prep League

Northumberland 18u Volleyball Prep League has declared Pictou Invasion as League Champions for its inaugural campaign. The Invasion completed their regular season with an undefeated record. Due to the Coved 19 restrictions, no play-offs were able to take place. League official have awarded Pictou Invasion with the Prep League Championship Trophy.

The league also announced its Major Award winners:

Top Libero

Pictou Invasion

Caterina De Meo

Top Hitter

Antigonish Stoirm

Gaia Calgagno

Top Setter

Truro Lynx  

Alara Earle

Top Server

Brookfield Rapids

Emily Kelly  

The league also announced it’s 2020 All Star Team.

Selected for the Prep League All Star Team:

Pictou Invasion

Setter – Meg Maxner        

Pictou Invasion

Left side – Sarah Brown

Antigonish Stoirm     

Libero – Maredith Spin     

Antigonish Stoirm

Setter – Katie Mac Neil

Brookfield Rapids

Middle – Erica Fisher

Truro Lynx

Right – Clarrisa Passion

                        

Practice Times

*please note – times are subject to change. If changes are required you will be notified by your coach.

Coaches will be reaching out to registered players regarding start dates!

Monday

U18 Boys

Antigonish East

7:00 – 9:00

U18 Coach Victoria

Antigonish East

7:00 – 9:00

U18 Coach Kylie

SAJS

7:00 – 9:00

FITNESS
(Beginning in February)

SAJS

7:00 – 9:00

Tuesdays

U14 Tier 1

SAJS

4:30 – 6:00

U13

Antigonish East

7:00 – 9:00

U14 Tier 2

Antigonish East

7:00 – 9:00

Wednesdays

U18 Coach Victoria

SAC

4:30 – 6:30

U12
(Beginning in February)

AEC

3:30 – 5:00

U18 Boys

Antigonish East

5:00 – 6:30

U16 Girls

Antigonish East

5:00 – 6:30

Thursdays

U14 Tier 1

SAJS

6:00 – 7:00

U18 Coach Kylie

Pomquet

5:00 – 7:00

FITNESS
(Beginning in February)

AEC

7:30 – 8:30

Sundays

U18 Coach Victoria

SAJS

12:00 – 1:30

U12
(Beginning in February)

SAJS

1:30 – 3:00

U14 Tier 1

SAJS

3:00 – 4:30

U14 Tier 2

SAJS

3:00 – 4:30

U13

SAJS

4:30 – 6:00

U16 Girls

SAJS

4:30 – 6:00

Sunblock Christmas Volleyball Clinics

Sunblock Christmas Volleyball Clinics

DATE: December 27th and Dec 30th 2019, Jan 2nd 2020

TIME: 9am-12pm each day

LOCATION: Auxiliary Gym at the Saputo Center (Former Oland Center on StFX Campus) Antigonish

This clinic is designed for athletes in Grades 5-9.

The Christmas Camp is run by Joe Duggan, Head Coach of the NSSAF Div. 1 Dr. J. H. Gillis Royals Senior Girls Volleyball team (25 years), Stoirm 18u Tier1 Team, St. FX Volleyball Coaching Course Instructor with the St. F. X Human Kinetics Dept. , Coach Developer For VNS and Former Assistant Coach with the St. FX Women’s Volleyball team. Also coached High School boys teams for 13 years.

All Assistant Coaches have played NSSAF High School Volleyball and/or AUS/College Volleyball.

Participation in this camp gives athletes a well-rounded program including the following types of sessions:

  • Position Specific Training
  • Basic Skill Development -passing, setting, serving, attacking, defense/blocking.
  • Structured progression drills and the use of game situations that give the student athletes an excellent opportunity to improve their skills as they get ready for their upcoming club season.

15 Spots are available for this year’s camp!

$75 for all athletes registered in the current VNS season

Registration for the camp will CLOSE on December 26th 2019

Register by calling or emailing Joe Duggan

1-902-870-0806

joeyduggan59@gmail.com

Teams for 2020

U18 Tier 1
Players
Gaia Calcagno
Giulia Colombo
Hilary Chishol
Alexis MacInnis 
Katie MacNeil
Taylor Sampson
Rachel Gardiner
Meredith Spin – Grant
Hannah MacEachern
Josie MacQuarrie
Julie MacDonald
Maddy MacLellan

Coaches
Joe Duggan
Bernie Wallace
Emma Mac Donald
Alanna Deakin

U18
Players
Hannah Murphy
Lisa Dykers
Lucy Chisholm
Sereya Knocton
Brooke MacDonald
Kara Beaton
Kailey Doiron
Rebecca Pitts
Sarah Wallace
Madelyn McCarron
Kaleigh Mudge
Brooke Rennie

U18
Players
Bailey Benoit
Madison Chisholm
Rochelle Williams
Andree Heudes
Alex DeCoste
Makayla Hines
Lindsay Kopf
Taylor Myette
Meg Wood
Skylar Delorey
Madison MacDonald
Katryn Brow

U18 Boys
Players
Ethan Mattie
Daniel Pettipas
Jake Breen
Nick LeBlanc
Luke Rennie
Devin Warren
Riley Wilson
Tyler Doiron
Ben Houston-England
Angus Kennedy
Owen Campbell
Charlie LeBlanc

Coaches
Travis Landry 
Dwayne Mattie 
Darryl Breen 

U16
Taylor Troop
Cassie Tracey
Khalee Chisholm
Katie Murroz
Madison Bezaire
MacKenzie Webster
Roma MacPhee
Charlotte Boyle
Ceilidh Matthews

Tier 1 U14
Players
Lauren Chisholm
Ella Cowley
Ellie Decoste
Sadie Beaver
Olivia Cook
Caitlynne Chisholm
Maggie Morais
Ava DeYoung
Ava MacDonald
Taylor Chisholm
Ella MacKenzie

Tier 2 U14
Players
Lindsay Connolly
Hannah Runnals
Julia LeBlanc
Sam Doiron
Olivia Doyle
Chelsea Taiwo
Nickey Nicholson
Sydney DeYoung
Kiera Newell
Anna Chisholm
Susmitha Giri

U13 
Players
Paige McDonald
Willow Decoffe
Abby Campbell
Madison Betts
Leah McCarron
Kiley MacLellan
Nalani Paintsil
Syvrine Jarina
Sophie Hawes
Gracie Hawes
Nevaeh DeYoung

 

Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting Tuesday November 20th at 7 pm at the Peoples Place Library Community Room. Everyone is welcome even the players as we will give away one free membership from those that attend.  Our guest Speaker will be Katie Edwards head coach of the St FX Rowing program at St. FX, she is going to speak to us about program development and team dynamics.

Katie has been the head coach of the StFX rowing club since 2011, and has led the team to the last six national championships. Recently, her crew placed fifth in the lightweight men’s double, a record for the team. Since 2013, the club has rowed on Lochaber, where Katie has worked to develop a world-class regatta hosting venue with the community of Lochaber. In addition to her coaching duties, she is the President of the Antigonish Rowing Club, the President of Row Nova Scotia, and was recently elected President of the Canadian University Rowing Association.

We will be looking to fill the following positions on the board:

Vice President – assist with overall operation of the club, prep for board meetings

Super Series Coordinator – coordinate with Stoirm teams, VNS, and gym coordinator to organize three Super Series tournaments a year if the club chooses to host in any or all three

Coaching Coordinator – coordinate coaches at the start of the year, hold coaches meeting at the start of the year,  collect all Criminal Record Checks for VNS, track coaches training and liaise with VNS.

Gym Coordinator – work with County Recreation, AEC, Pomquet school, St. Andrew’s School, and Dr JH Gillis to get gym times for club practice, Home Tournaments and Super Series Tournaments.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the above positions,

 

Thank you all very much,

Jennifer MacEachern

President Stoirm Volleyball

Location Change

Hi everyone,

This Sundays practice will be at the East in Monastery! We apologize for the inconvenience but the gym is double booked at SAJS. The time will remain the same.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Amanda

Changes to this Sunday’s practice

This Sunday only we need to move practices to the East in Monastery! I am sorry to inconvenience everyone but the gym is double booked at SAJS and they asked if we could move to the East. Same times for everyone!

If you do not have transportation please ask a parent if you could get a ride.

Thank you and sorry again for the inconvenience!