Sept. 14, 2022…. For immediate release…..News Directors…. The Cambridge Youth Scorpions Volleyball Club is the largest non-profit indoor and beach volleyball club in the Waterloo Region.
The Scorpions Club is holding their competitive team tryouts for up to 500 youth ranging from the ages of 10 to 18 starting Saturday September 17th, at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge (355 Holiday Inn Dr.). The tryouts begin at 9:00am and run all day ending at 9:15pm.
There is usually a cost to attend the tryouts but this year the Club wanted to see if we could help out the community while giving the athletes the opportunity to make a competitive team.
With that in mind we have been coordinating with the Cambridge Food Bank to collect non-perishable items and money. We’re challenging the athletes to raise over the equivalent of 312 lbs of food (which equates to $1000) for the Food Bank in the hopes that we can help give back to the community in this time of great need.
You do not have to attend the tryouts to donate to the Food Bank that day. You can just come to the gym and drop off your donation.
Mark Morell, Scorpions Food Bank Champion states, “ We felt it was important for the club to continue to highlight the focus that we are a community-based club and to give back to the community. We appreciate any help the media can give us on spreading the word about this event.”
To learn more about the Scorpions club visit their website at http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca or contact Mark Morell about the club's food bank event at email@example.com.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is very proud to announce that Jonathan Loos, former varsity player for the Waterloo Warriors has joined our coaching staff.
Jonathan will be coaching a Boys Competitive team.
Jonathan has extensive indoor and beach volleyball playing experience. Some of his his highlights include:
Tracy Knudsen, Co-President of the Scorpions states," Jonathan is a welcome addition to the club. Jonathan will bring his knowledge from his University of Waterloo varsity player years into to his new coaching role. We are excited to see him grow as a coach in the club."
Scorpions Competitive team tryouts start September 17th. Keep checking their website for specific times and preregistration details. http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca
Did you know we are the second largest sports organization in Cambridge and the largest indoor/beach/grass volleyball club in the Waterloo Region. We need our help.
We anticipate that this upcoming spring and summer beach outdoor and indoor Scorpions volleyball programs will be our biggest ever. Kids and parents want to get out of the house and play volleyball and we want to meet that need.
The Scorpions club is looking to grow our volunteer base to ensure we can meet these upcoming demands. It doesn’t matter how often you can help, we need you. Ages 15-100! If you are interested in getting involved in a fun and dynamic environment, the Scorpions club is for you.
We would love to have you. Please click on the Volunteer Form LINK to fill out the simple online form. Let us know what interests you.
We will reach out to you before the programs, events start to let you know how you can help.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Thank you for helping us help the community.
Tracy Knudsen and Renee Michiels
Co-Presidents Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is the largest indoor, beach, grass and snow volleyball club in the Waterloo Region. This past weekend, they hosted their first Snow Volleyball festival in Cambridge. Youth ages 12-18 enjoyed the experience of playing volleyball outdoors in the winter.
The Scorpions have announced Scorpions Snow Volleyball Festival II for this weekend on Saturday, January 29th in Ayr, Ontario. The event will be held at the North Dumfries Community Complex at 2850 Greenfield Road.
For more details go to the Scorpions Snow Volleyball webpage at: http://www.scorpionsvolleyball.ca/snowvolleyball.html
I am excited to announce that Tracy Knudsen and Renee Michiels have agreed to take on the role of Co-Presidents as I have decided to step down after 11 yrs.
I will take on the role of Past President and will volunteer to be the indoor/outdoor development program coordinator. I will also do promotional work and will help out with our Beach and Grass Volleyball Programs.
Coach Tracy and Coach Renee are no strangers to the club has they have been deeply involved in the club since they arrived as Coaches and sitting on our Board of Directors.
The importance of succession planning was important to me so the club could continue to flourish. I do believe that we have in place two strong co-presidents, a Board of Directors and Coaches that believe in community based volleyball.
The pandemic has and will continue to affect us. It has made us rethink how we live our lives. The club must continue to redefine how we can move forward safely to provide volleyball for the youth of our community.
I am thankful for all the board members, coaches, volunteers, players, parents past and present that allowed me to fulfill my dream of starting a youth volleyball club in Cambridge. What we have accomplished is significant.
A special shout out to Tammy Ball and Steve Furnace. You have been with me since 2010 and it is truly appreciated.
I must thank my wife Debra and children Dylan and Katie who have allowed me to dedicate most of my free time since 2010 to running the club.
So a GIANT thank you to the COACHES that stepped forward to help. We could not do it without you!
I look forward to see where the club goes under Tracy and Renee’s excellent guidance.
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is very proud to announce that Brooklyn Gallant and Kristina Hode have agreed to coach the Scorpions 16U Stingers competitive team.
Paul Langan, Club Founder, states, " Brooklyn is one our original players from the first year the club in 2010. It is great to see what she is achieving in her life. Brooklyn has agreed to coach to give back to the community she grew up in, and that is fantastic news for our club. Kristina Hode will be an excellent assistant as she brings the passion that is so needed to make a team successful."
Here is background information on Brooklyn and Kristina.
Head Coach Brooklyn Gallant
- Played on the first Scorpions club competitive team in 2010 which claimed a provincial medal at the club's inaugural appearance
- Played Scorpions competitive beach volleyball duos with Kate Langan. Notably in 2013, they won a gold and silver medal in two tournaments in one weekend playing on the California Youth Beach Volleyball Tour.
- Played 5 Years on the Varsity Team for the University of Waterloo.
- MSc Physiotherapy Candidate at McMaster University
- Currently works at the U of Guelph
Assistant Coach Kristina Hode
Kristina is a Kinesiology graduate and brings experience from her many years of playing at recreational, high school and competitive volleyball levels. She also has 6 years of experience as a referee, and continues to be active in the volleyball community. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for volleyball through coaching.
Fore more information on the Scorpions Volleyball Club go to: http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca
The Scorpions Volleyball Club is proud to announce that sign up for their Winter Programs in Cambridge and Ayr Ontario will begin November 20th, 2021. Due to space limitations do not wait to register your son or daughter. Cost is $110. for 10 weeks in Ayr or Cambridge. Here are the details.
STARTS: JANUARY 10th, 2022 START UP INFORMATION:
BORN 2009 & 2008 - MONDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
BORN 2009 6:00pm-7:00pm - First Name Starts with A-L,
BORN 2009 7:00pm-8:00pm - First Name Starts with M-Z
BORN 2008 8:00pm-9:00pm - All
BORN 2013 & 2014 - WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
BORN 2013/2014 6:00pm-7:10pm - Court #2
BORN 2010-2011-2012 - WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
BORN 2012 - 6:00pm-7:10pm - Court #1
BORN 2010/2011 7:25pm-8:35pm
BORN 2007 & Earlier - THURSDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
BORN 2007 6:00pm-7:15pm
BORN 2006,2005, 2004 -7:30pm-8:45pm
STARTS JANUARY 23rd, 2022
SUNDAYS - 10 weeks - SUNDAYS 12-4pm.
WHERE: North Dumfries Community Complex Hall.
COST $110. - 10% admin fee for any withdrawals from the program.
Noon - 1pm BORN 2012-2013 and 2011-2010
1:10pm- 2:10pm BORN 2009-2008
2:20pm- 3:30pm - BORN High School
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AYR PARTICIPANTS: We will return to Monday and Wednesday night programs for our WINTER Program ONLY if the school board gives us the permit. We will let you know as soon as we know.
For more details and to sign up go to: http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca and click on Indoor programs tab.
Mark Morell Returns to Coach 15/14U Black Select team at Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club. Tryouts Monday October 4th.
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club are proud to announce that Mark Morell is returning to coach for the Scorpions Club.
Mark previously was responsible for the growth of our boys volleyball program. He will be returning to coach our Monday night development program for those born 2008 and 2009. He also have graciously volunteered to coach our Scorpions 15/14 (Born 2008/2007) Black Competitive Select Team.
For those interested in trying out for Mark's Select team here is the info.
WHEN/WHERE: MONDAY Night, Oct. 4th at Heritage College, 175 Holiday Inn Drive Cambridge, ON
AGES/TIME: Born 2007/2008 at 7:30pm -9:00pm
Preregistration necessary but FREE to attend. Link to register: http://www.scorpionsvolleyball.ca/competitive-teams.html
Paul Langan, Founder of Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club states, " Mark is a class act. We are fortunate to have him in our club. The players he will be coaching will have a positive upbeat season."
The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is the largest beach and indoor club in the Waterloo Region. To learn more go to: http://scorpionsvolleyball.ca
UPDATE: September 24th, 2021 - SCORPIONS Girls White Team Tryouts - If you do not receive an offer for the teams by Sunday, we would love to invite you to the Scorpions White competitive team tryout.
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday Night, Sept.29th at Heritage College, 175 Holiday Inn Drive Cambridge, ON
AGES/TIME: Born 2007 at 6:00-7:30pm and
Born 2006 and earlier at 7:30pm-9:00pm
Preregistration Required - Free to Tryout.
Players/Coaches wear masks, No spectators allowed.
The White teams:
a) Get one night training with their White competitive team and coach,
b) They still register and play in regular development program, (grade 8s Monday night, High School thursday nights)
c) Enter into Southwest Tournaments and any other invitational tournaments non-OVA.
d) It is competitive volleyball at low cost without the hassles.
Go to our competitive page to preregister. http://www.scorpionsvolleyball.ca/competitive-teams.html
Scorpions Announce Dates and Times for Boys and Girls Competitive Team Tryouts 2021-22 Season. Pre-registration required.
September 1st, 2021 UPDATE..... The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club are proud to announce the details of their September 14-19, 2021 tryouts at Heritage College, 175 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge,ON.
The Scorpions Club is the largest indoor and beach youth volleyball club in the Waterloo Region.
1. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $20.00. For those that have not already registered. REGISTER AND PAY HERE. If you have already registered and not paid. Please send e-transfer to treasurer(at) scorpionsvolleyball.ca Payment is due before tryouts begin.
2. Covid-19 Protocols in Place
3. New this year. Girls born July-December can play down a year also as well as their birth year. BOYS can play down a whole year as well as their birth year.
4. Keep checking our Competitive Page for any updates: http://www.scorpionsvolleyball.ca/competitive-teams.html
5. For questions, email us on our Contact Page.