UIPDATE: September 6th - CAMBRIDGE TIMES ARTICLE ON Scorpions re-purpose idea. http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/sports-story/6837567-scorpions-make-pitch-for-repurposed-arena-space/
Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club in Cambridge Ontario have put forward to the City of Cambridge Council and Task Force members a proposal to re-purpose a surplus arena with 4 sport courts. Here are the facts.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club, Cambridge, ON, is proud to announce a series of 12U, 11U Volleyball tournaments for girls.
WireService.ca Press Release (08/18/2016) Cambridge, ON - The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is hosting the 6th annual series of tournaments for 12U and 11U girls teams.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club currently has over 500 indoor players. They offer competitive and non-competitive programs for boys and girls in beach and indoor volleyball year round from ages 9 to 18.
Paul Langan, President of Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club Inc. states, "We are proud to be offering for the sixth year a series of tournaments for younger volleyball players. The atmosphere is fantastic at these tournaments. We have added a sixth tournament date this season, so the season will be full for the young athletes. This tournament series is for girls team. We will be announcing boys 12U tournaments in the near future."
The dates are:
November 26th, 2016
December 17th, 2016
January 7th, 2017
February 4th, 2017
February 25th, 2017
March 25th, 2017
It is only $150 a team to register. Teams do not have to be registered with Ontario Volleyball Association to participate. All tournaments will be held in Cambridge, Ontario.
To learn more and to register go to their website at http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca or call Paul Langan 519-654-0089.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club coaches and players will be at the Cambridge Centre Mall Saturday August 20th, 2016.
WireService.ca Press Release (08/15/2016) Cambridge, ON - As part of the Active Cambridge Expo at the Cambridge Centre Mall the Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club Inc. will have a promotional booth there.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Program has grown and had over 500 players registered in their indoor programs last year.
This fall and winter the club has Learn to Play, House League and Competitive programs for boys and girls Grade 2-12. All their fall programs cost $75.00. and start in October.
The Scorpions Booth is located next to Bath and Body Works store in the mall from 9:30am to 5:00pm. The mall is located on 355 Hespeler Road.
Here are some of the things you can do if you visit our booth at the mall.
Here is the schedule of the coaches at the mall.
Saturday August 20th, 2016
Noon - SELECT Girls Team Head Coach Lee Boyadjian
2pm - BOYS 16U Team Head Coach Vaughan McMillan
3pm - BOYS 15U Assistant Coach Nicole Collard
CLICK HERE for a large poster about the event.
For more information on our programs and coaches go to on our Scorpions website athttp://scorpionsvolleyball.ca, or send an email to scorpionsvolleyball(at)yahoo.ca or call Paul at 519-654-0089
CAMBRIDGE TIMES August 18th, 2016 by Bill Doucet -
Paul Langan recalls a parent of an opposing team once saying, “Who’s the Hespeler Scorpions? Who’s Paul Langan?”
Well, the Hespeler Scorpions, now just Scorpions Volleyball Club, is one of the biggest organizations in Ontario, and Langan is the man at the helm trying to harness one of the fastest growing clubs around.
Started in 2010 to give his daughter Katie, a skilled high school player, a local, travel club team to play for with her friends, Langan has seen the Scorpions expand from one under-15 team to something beyond his wildest dreams.
“The group photo was pretty easy,” Langan joked about the club’s meager beginnings.
Even in their second year, Langan had three travel teams and 10 house league teams and said, “As long as we don’t go fast, I think we can control it.”
With 18 competitive teams for the upcoming indoor season – 13 girls teams and five boys teams – and registrants that should meet or exceed the 441 that signed up for developmental and house programs in the fall and winter of 2015, Langan feels he’s now in position to halt the expansion of his club and start having players filter through the system.
“The house league is still why I started the club and that sometimes gets lost in the message,” Langan said, noting he’s bowed to people in the past demanding more travel teams, but now wants to get back to the original grassroots aim of the program.
That about-face happened in beach volleyball this summer, where the club stopped offering an elite program. Players looking to play “hardcore”, according to Langan, would have to hire a private coach.
“We’re going to do more changes like that in both indoor and beach, just saying what the club is and what the club isn’t. You can be everything for everybody.
That’s just a cause of growth.
“Our whole thing is how do we control and manage the growth.”
Part of doing that is fortifying the house league programs so those players can move onto competitive teams if they are skilled enough, and also finding a way to bridge the gap between house league and travel. He’s done that by adding some select teams, which will give the house league players and coaches experience, without having to find a coach and players from the outside to field a travel squad.
Slowing the growth of the club, for now, has given Langan a chance to work on some other things for the Scorpions.
He said he is in the works of trying to get beach volleyball courts built at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area next year, which will act as a legacy item and could be used long after he’s gone. He also wants to talk to the city about not building the proposed third gym in the planned recreation multiplex, but instead take one of the decommissioned arenas and make it into volleyball courts.
He said it should cost about $300,000, with the Scorpions willing to kick in a third of that price, and would be much like what RIM Park does with their rinks for the provincial championships.
All this may sound far fetched, but remember Langan was the man who went from one competitive team to 18 in six years. And saw one of them finish second at the national championships in the spring.“That’s unbelievable,” he said.
“The first year we were all happy to have uniforms that fit.”
Now, his aspirations are higher.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is very pleased to announce the coaches for the 13/14/15 Select Scorpion Teams.
The Select Scorpions teams play in the Southwest Volleyball Association and is geared to for athletes that are playing in our developmental program but want more skills and games.
The teams play approximately six or seven tournaments a year.
Lee Boyadjian, steps up into the head coaching role for our Select teams after being an assistant coach for our 16U and 14U girls competitive teams. Although an avid volleyball player Lee was also a varsity figure skater with Ryerson University.
Brianna Downey will be an assistant coach for our Select Teams. Brianna has been with the club for six years. She is a former Scorpions competitive team player and was assistant coach with our 17U team.
Brianna also helped coach our Select team last year on occasion. Brianna is studying at the University of Waterloo.
Tryouts for our Select Team will take place September 10th and 11th. Players will also be chosen from our Development Program when it begins in October. http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca for more information.
Watch the video of how we made our 2016 group photo!
Ever try and get all your competitive boys and girls teams into one room for a photo! We were successful. Here is the behind the scenes video of that photo shoot.Thank you Sandy Warner excellent photography.
The Scorpions Volleyball Cub is proud to announce the coaches for the 13U girls competitive volleyball team for the 2016-17 indoor season.
Tom Podstawka, former CCAA National Champion and OCCA Ontario Champion playing varsity volleyball with Nipissing and York University is returning for his third year with the club and will be the head coach for the 13U girls team.
The assistant coach will be former University of Windsor Lancer varsity player
Ashley Fiscalini. Ashley has twenty years playing experience in volleyball.
Paul Langan, founder of Scorpions Volleyball states, "Tom and Ashley are dynamic together and they will help take our young athletes to the next level. I am looking forward to see the progress our 13U team makes."
The Scorpions competitive team tryouts are September 10th and 11th. The tryout schedule is available HERE.
Scorpions Volleyball Hire All-Canadian Setter Andreas Schirm to Coach 17U GirlsTeam
The Scorpions Volleyball Cub is proud to announce that former 4x CIAU Setter with McMaster University Andreas Schirm has joined the club to coach their 17U competitive girls team for the 2016-17 season.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club, based out of Cambridge Ontario will have 11girls and 4 boys competitive teams for the upcoming indoor season. The club also will have over 250 players in their Developmental and House League Programs.
Paul Langan, Founder of Scorpions Volleyball Club states," We are excited to have a coach with such extensive playing experience like Andreas has. He also has 4 years of coaching boys and girls competitive volleyball.
We are confident he will it in perfectly to our Scorpions family. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 17U tryouts for Andreas team."
See below a summary of all Andreas indoor and beach playing experience as well as his coaching experience..
Tryouts for all Scorpions teams will be September 10th and 11th at Monsignor Doyle School in Cambridge.
For more information, go to Scorpions website, http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca or call Paul Langan at 519-654-0089.