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Registration Now Open
Registration for the Preds Beach Program is now open and accepting athletes wishing to participate in our beach program.
We offer a program for athletes starting as young as 10 years old and of all levels of play. Programs offered include:
- Competitve 2s Beach League.
- Junior Program for the youngest of club athletes.
- Youth Beach Program for athletes that don't play club.
- Advanced 2s Training for those athletes playing in the OVA tour and National competitions.
Registration for Spring Session of Youth Programs Now Open
Registration for the spring sessions of the Predator's Mini Preds, Pee Wee Preds, Junior Preds and Youth League is now open and accepting young athletes. All the programs will start in late March or early April and will run for six weeks. The cost for each of these programs will only be $75.00. Make sure to sign up early as spots are limited and the programs are expect to fill up quickly.
For more information or to register for any of these programs click on the links below.
Summer Volleyball Camp Registration Now Open For All Athletes
The registration for the ever popular Waterloo County Volleyball Camps, which are part of the KW Predators Volleyball Club, have opened their registration for all of our volleyball camps. The club will operate four camps, which offers a camp for everyone interested in playing volleyball. The camps offered include:
|Junior Camp:||The junior camp is one of our most popular camp for boys and girls entering grades 4 to 6 (born in 2004 to 2006 inclusive). This camp will teach the very basic fundamentals of volleyball in a non-competitive and fun setting. Mixed in with the volleyball will be other activities such a games and crafts.|
|Overall Skills Camp:||This camp is intended for athletes who do not play volleyball at the club level. This camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 7 to 12 (born in 1997 to 2003 inclusive). Emphasis will be placed on properly learning volleyball skills and team play.|
|Club Camp:||The Waterloo County Club Camp is intended for those athletes that are currently playing volleyball at the club level. Athletes from all clubs are encouraged and welcome to sign up and participate in an intense and competitive week of volleyball from some of the best volleyball coaches in the province. Club players of all ages are invited to sign up for this camp.
Teams that sign up with 6 or more athletes will receive a $25/athlete discount.
|Setter's Camp:||The Setters Camp is a specialty camp that will focus on one of the most important skills in the game, setting. There will be a very low player to coach ratio, so that each athlete will get individual attention.|
For more information or to register, visit our website at www.wcvbc.ca
13U Boys Win Second Consecutive Medal
On Feb. 7, the 13U Boys Purple team travelled to Stratford to play in the McGregor Cup, their 3rd tournament of the season. This was ther largest tournament to date, with 12 teams participating. The Preds were seeded 2nd.
The morning pool play match pitted the boys against the #10 seed, hosts SVC Cobras. An erratic start had the team eventually winning the match in 3 sets (25-9, 22-25, 15-5). The 2nd pool play match was against the scrappy # 6 seed, Niagara Rapids. The team has played Niagara twice previously and we had prevailed in 3 sets. One of the teams goals was to try to avoid three game matches, maintain focus after the first game and win in 2 straight games. The boys knew this would be a tough game but they were able to get into a rhythm and took the match with scores of 25-21 & 25-23. This put the team on top of the B pool.
The quarter final game was against the Oakville Thunder. The teams fought hard but the Predswere able to win the match in 2 straight sets, 25-23, 25-16 putting the team in a semi-final match-up with the LVC Fire Inferno. The boys focussed, worked hard and walked away with a 2 straight set win, 25-15 & 25-15, accomplishing another one of the team's tournament goals which was to get into a medal game.
The Gold medal match would put the boys against Oxford Crush. Both teams are quite evenly match, so the team knew that this would be a tough game. Despite playing very well, the boys were unable to defeat the #3 seeded team and dropped the game in 2 sets 23-25 & 24-26, rewarding us with a Silver medal.
The coaching staff are so pleased with the team's improvements, not only in their physical ability to play but in their mental preparation and planning. The coaches are also very pleased with the effort put forth by the boys at every practice and look to improve for the Bugarski Cup on March 7.
Well done Preds!
16U Purple Boys Bronzed at 17U Championship
Congratulations to the 16U Purple team for collecting Bronze at the 17U Championship tournament in Stratford January 31. It was a more consistent level of high play than in their previous tournament.
The team finished second in pool play going 1-1, defeating Chatham 2-0 and falling 0-2 to Guelph. With continued good play the team defeated 16U Stratford in 2 straight games. The semi-final opponent was the 17U Stratford team. The team fell just short of victory, losing 2-1 to Stratford in an exciting match that was decided with the mighty Preds losing a tense third set 15-17.
Re-grouping, the team came through with yet another character win, coming through after losing the first set to defeat Forest City for the Bronze.
Up next is the 16U Premier tournament at RIM on February 7th.
15U Boys Win Silver At McGregor Cup
The 15U Boys Purple team finished their most recent OVA tournament, at the McGregor Cup in Richmond Hill, with a silver medal.
After a sleepy first match loss against Thundercats 15U, they defeated Ottawa Fusion 15U to finish second in their pool. In the always important quarter-finals, they emerged victorious against Wasps and were set for an exciting semi-final match against Pakmen. In a very emotional, tense, and hard-fought contest, the team earned their first ever victory over Pakmen, taking the match 18-16 in the third set. With the win, the squad was to play for the gold medal against Durham Attack, whom they had seen in the final a week earlier at the Rochester Invitational.
Putting together two afternoon contests with that level of competitive intensity proved again to be too difficult, and the team fell in three sets to finish with the silver. With the conclusion of this tournament, and the end of an intense couple of weeks, the team is looking forward to a bit of a competitive break and a chance to focus on practicing and preparing for their next tournament, to be held on February 28.
The coaches have been very pleased with the growth and development the boys has shown to this point in the season, and are looking forward to getting them ready for the competitive and emotional demands of provincials. Complete results for the team are listed below. Go Preds!
vs. Thundercats 15U 25-27, 21-25
vs. Ottawa Fusion 15U 25-18, 25-11
vs. Wasps 25-21, 25-19
vs. Pakmen 15U 25-22, 25-27, 18-16
vs. Durham Attack Black Venom 15-25, 26-24, 10-15
14U Girls Black Just Miss Out On Medals
The 14U Girls Black team travelled to Windsor last weekend to compete in their second tournament of the season in the Championship West division. With 6 new volleyball players on the roster this was their first test playing against tougher competition.
The team started the day slowly, losing the first game to South County in straight sets (25-11, 25-17). The girls rebounded in the second game, playing LVC Fire Intensity, losing in the first set then storming back to win the second and third set to finish 2nd in their pool (13-25, 25-14,15-13). This second place finish pitted them against Forest City Oaks in the quarter finals. The girls lost the first set, but again stormed back in the next 2 sets to win their spot into the semi-final match and the chance for a medal (16-25, 25-14, 15-9). So far this season, the girls are a perfect 3 - 0 when playing the third set which shows how hard they are working in their off-court physical training.
The semi-final match was against a very skilled MVC team and the girls lost in straight sets, sending them to the Bronze medal match (25-9, 25-19). The bronze medal game was against the South County team and after a long day with a short bench the team was unable to muster much offense and lost the match and settled for a 4th place finish (25-10, 25-16). The 4th place finish secured them a spot in the Championship West division for the next tournament. The team improved from an 8th place start to 4th place finish at the conclusion of the day.
The coaches are very pleased with the progress the team has made and will continue to work with the girls to be ready for the next tournament at the end of February. Go Preds!!
14U Girls Purple Look For More
On Saturday Jan. 17 the Preds 14U Girls Purple travelled to Windsor for their second 14U girls OVA tournament of the season playing the Challenge Cup in the Championship West division.
The team got off to a good start playing the Guelph Grizzlies Black team who they have competed against a few times already this season. After a solid 25-19 win in the first game, they struggled a bit in the second and dropped the set 13-25, but bounced back in the third winning 15-8 to take the match. Their second match was against top seeded MVC Black. The girls played well but the consistent difficult serving from MVC and some inconsistent passing by the Preds resulted in the girls dropping both games 15-25 and 20-25.
This placed the girls in second place in pool A and set us up to play first place in pool C - Niagara Rapids 14U Black - in the playoff round. Having seen this team before and beating them at the Preds Munciana Camp in December, the girls felt confident going into the playoffs and being able to reach their goal of finishing in the top half teams at this tournament. However, facing again some difficult consistent serving from the Rapids girls and the Preds struggling with their passing, it was not to be and the team faltered and dropped both games of the match 19-25 and 17-25. This was definitely disappointing for the girls but after taking some time to digest the loss and pull themselves back together they won their last match of the day against Guelph Grizzlies Black again with scores of 25-14, 25-14 to finish in 5th place.
With this result, the team will stay in the Championship division and looks forward to getting another chance to post a better result. Next up for the girls is playing up at 15U on Saturday Jan. 31.
Archives13U Boys Win Silver At MacGregor Cup - February 7, 2015
16U Boys Bronzed In 17U Tournament - January 31, 2015
15U Boys Win McGregor Cup Silver - January 24, 2015
14U Girls Black Just Miss Out On Medals - January 17, 2015
14U Girls Look For More - January 17, 2015
15U Boys Qualify For U.S. Nationals - January 17, 2015
14U Boys Give Preds Another Gold - January 10, 2015
13U Boys Win Their First Medal - Gold - January 10, 2015
16U Boys Capture The Christmas Spirit - December 16, 2014
15U Boys Keep Piling Up Medals - December 13, 2014
Preds 14U Purple Capture Silver At Provincial Cup - November 29, 2014
Girls 14U Black Cap Successful Day For Preds By Winning Provincial Cup Bronze - November 29, 2014
13U Boys Just Miss Medals at Provincial Cup - November 29, 2014
Preds "Play Day" A Huge Success - November 22, 2014
15U Boys Win Provincial Cup Gold - November 15, 2014
11U Girls Debut at 13U Provincial Cup - November 15, 2014
14U Girls Purple Open Season at 15U Provincial Cup - November 15, 2014
Preds Rep Teams Preparing For 2014-15 Season - September, 2014
Megan Gilmore and Duncan Cairns Join Preds Coaching Staff - July 31, 2014
Gerth and Kemperman Win Beach Gold - July 27, 2014
14U Boys Off To U.S. Nationals - June 26, 2014
Richard Eddy Selected As U of W Coach - May 3, 2014
400 Attend Preds Banquet - May 9, 2014
Cori Sears Sign With Windsor Lancers - April 15, 2014
WCSSAA All-Stars Name For 2014 - April 10, 2014
WCSSAA All-Stars Name For 2014 - April 10, 2014
District 8 All-Stars Selected - April 5, 2014
16U Girls Black Win Provincial Gold - March 30, 2014
18U Preds Purple Selected Kitchener Post Team of the Week - Mar. 29, 2014
Preds Abby Jenkins Signs With Brock - Mar. 29, 2014