Cambridge Times – The Ontario Volleyball Association recently ran their 17U McGregor Cup Tournaments throughout the province and the under-16 Scorpions played up an age group in the tournament’s Trillium Division, coming away with a bronze medal.
In pool play, the Scorpions beat the Brant Tornadoes U16 2-0 (25-17, 25-13), then lost to the South County Bandits 2-0 (20-25, 22-25).
The Scorpions rebounded to beat the Twin Bridges Thunder 2-0 (25-17, 25-16) and Stratford 2-1 (25-19, 14-25, 15-12) in the quarter-finals.
In the semifinals, the Scorpions lost to the Kent Chaos 2-0 (25-9, 25-23) to drop to the bronze medal game, where they beat Forest City 2-0 (25-16, 25-12).
In addition, the 17U Scorpions played in the Premier Division, the top level in Ontario, and finished fifth.
The Scorpions are Emily Zadori, Amy Cureton, Sydney Haefling, Tori Kozak, Emily Cowley, Claire Gagne, Alana Beirness, Sierra Wessel, Brittany Schmidt, Anika Roller, Brianna Downeye and Jadyn Pestill. Head coach is Vaughn McMillan.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club announce another expansion of their summer beach volleyball program in Cambridge, ON.
WireService.ca Press Release - 01/27/2014 - Cambridge, ON - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club are pleased to provide the details of their extensive summer Beach Volleyball Program for boys and girls.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club has now over four hundred and fifty youth involved in their summer beach programs. They are pleased to announce one of the largest and most diverse beach volleyball programs in Ontario.
The Beach Program will consist of :
Paul Langan, founder of Scorpions Volleyball Club states, "Our beach volleyball program is definitely being taken to the next level. It is amazing and rewarding that 500 boys and girls will be playing this summer. "
All programs are at the Scorpions own sand volleyball courts complex at 157 Elgin Street North Cambridge,ON.
To download the new 2014 Scorpions Beach Radio Ad MP3 CLICK HERE.
To view the Scorpions Summer Beach Program Poster CLICK HERE.
For more information or to register for the programs go to www.scorpionsbeach.ca, email scorpions volleyball(at)yahoo.ca or call Paul Langan 519-654-0089.
CAMBRIDGE - The under-15 Scorpions girls’ volleyball team headed down to Hamilton for their Ontario Volleyball Association tournament recently and returned home with a gold medal.
The Scorpions struggled in their first set against the Oakville Thunder Blue 14U, losing in three sets (26-24, 21-25, 12-15). But the team bounced back to beat the Guelph Grizzlies and Halton Hurricanes in straight sets.
In the semifinals, the Scorpions beat the Mountain Volleyball club of Hamilton in a tough three-set victory. In the gold medal game, they avenged an earlier tournament loss with a straight set win over the Oakville Thunder.
The Record - http://www.therecord.com/sports-story/4331125-scorpions-sting-thunder-in-gold-medal-final/
Cambridge Times - STRATFORD - The Scorpions under-13 girls’ volleyball team arrived in Stratford as the top seed in the Ontario Volleyball Association Tournament.
The girls lived up to their billing, winning gold at the tournament, without losing a set.
In pool play, the Scorpions beat the London Sharks and LVA Ignite. In quarters, they beat the under-12 Predators, then took down LVC Fire in the semifinals and Forest City Green in the finals.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club has hired Keith Wasylik as Director of their Girls Skills Volleyball Camp July 7-11th, Cambridge, ON.
WireService.ca Press Release - 01/20/2014 - Cambridge, Ontario -The Scorpions Volleyball Club of Cambridge, will have over 500 youth registered in their beach programs and camps this summer. The Scorpions will be adding a third volleyball camp this year.
There is a growing demand on the club to increase their summer programs. One of their camps is a Girls Skills Indoor Camp that will run July 7th -11th in Cambridge. It is a half day camp. Morning - 8:30-noon (born, 2001, 2002 and 2003), Afternoon - 1-4:00pm (born 2000 and earlier).
The cost is $120.00. if you register in more than one camp the price is reduced. The location of the camp will be a gym in Cambridge.
The camp director is volleyball coach Keith Wasylik. Keith is a Certified Level 3 Coach, former Ontario Volleyball Technical Director, with 30 years of coaching experience.
Scorpions Club founder Paul Langan states," We are fortunate to have a coach of Keith Wasylik's calibre in charge of our Girls Skills Volleyball Camp. He is simply one of the best coaches in Ontario. His lifetime of experience in Canadian volleyball both on and off the court is impressive."
Keith's resume is included at the end of this press release.
Registration for all Scorpions camps start January 25th 2014. For more information or to register go tohttp://www.scorpionsbeach.ca/camps.html
Camp Director Keith Wasylik Resume
• NCCP Level 3 certified coach (volleyball)
• NCCP/OVA Certified instructor (volleyball)
• OVA Level 1, 2 and 3 tutor coach (volleyball)
• Former University and National Team player
• Canadian National champions: university (3x) and club (2x)
• Bronze medal at NORCECA
• Head Technical Staff at Madawaska VB Camp
• Author, clinician and certified official
• Former Coaching Development Coordinator of Manitoba Volleyball
• Former Technical Director of Ontario Volleyball Association
• Assistant Coach 2005, 2006 Canadian Youth National Team Women
• Assistant at 2001, 2007 Junior National Team HPC Women
• Coach at 2007, 2008 OVA High Performance Center
• Assistant Coach 2008 Team Ontario Women 17U
Paul Podstawka Former Canadian National Beach Volleyball Team Member to Coach Scorpions Competitive Beach Program
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club announces the hiring of former Canadian National Beach Volleyball player Paul Podstawka to help coach the boys and girls in the Scorpions competitive beach duo program.
WireService.ca Press Release - 01/16/2014 - Cambridge, Ontario - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is looking forward to the upcoming beach volleyball season.
The club will have a comprehensive program including house league and competitive duos. They estimate 500 youth will be registered in their beach program including approximately 30 duos participating in the OVA Beach Tour.
The club have hired Paul Podstawka, a former 2X Canadian National Beach Team Member, 3X National Beach Champion, 5X Provincial Beach Champion and 5 Year FIVB World Beach Tour Participant, to join the Scorpions Beach Competitive Duos Coaching staff.
Paul Langan, President Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club states, " Paul Podstawka has represented Canada on the world stage in beach volleyball. His international experience and knowledge of the game will take our competitive beach program to the next level.
With our existing beach coaching staff, new sand volleyball court complex, tournament hosting and the hiring of Paul it promises to be a dynamic and exciting summer for our youth beach volleyball program."
Some of the career accomplishments for Paul are listed below.
Registration for all Scorpions Beach Programs Start January 27, 2014. For more information go to http://www.scorpionsbeach.ca or call Paul Langan 519-654-0089.
PAUL PODSTAWKA EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University
Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University
Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Teacher and Volleyball Coach Mark Frayne has re-joined the Scorpions Coaching Staff to Coordinate our Grade 5 and 6 Developmental House League Program.
Mark brings to the club a wealth of experience. He has played at the university level and continues to coach at the high school level.
Mark's 2012 Jacob Junior Girls Team won the WCSSAA title going undefeated all season.
We welcome Mark back to our Scorpions family.
We are very proud to announce the return of Barb and Darci Martindale to our Scorpions Coaching Staff.
Both are excellent leaders. They ran our Grade 5&6 Beach House League program last summer.
This winter they are helping with our Grade 7&8 House League indoor program. We are fortunate to have them in our club. Welcome Back!
The Scorpions Volleyball Club are proud to announce that, former Conestoga Condor and Jacob Hespeler Hawk, Paige Stewart has joined our coaching ranks.
Paige will help develop our 15U White team as well as assist in running our high school house league program.