July 17, 1997
(Tourism, Culture and Recreation)
The following is being distributed at the request of Sport Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association will be hosting the 1997 Men's and Women's Midget/Midget plus 1 Eastern Canadian Championships at the Provincial Training Centre in Stephenville on July 24 - 26. The women's tournament has two teams from New Brunswick, two from Nova Scotia and two representing Newfoundland and Labrador. The men's tournament has two Nova Scotia teams, one New Brunswick team and two Newfoundland and Labrador teams. These teams are part of a developmental program for volleyball players from Grades 9 - 11 who have been identified in regional identification camps. It is from this pool of athletes that the future Canada Games athletes and National Team Challenge Cup Teams will be selected. The program also serves the purpose in developing future coaches for Canada Games and Provincial Team Programs.
During the tournament the assistant technical director of Volleyball Canada, Vincent Pichette, will hold coaching seminars each evening which will include two classroom sessions on the move to a game- like approach to training, and basic skills update as a result of recent rule changes, and the expectations and goals that coaches should have with summer provincial teams. Vincent will also run a competition microcycle training session with some of the athletes at the tournament for the coaches to observe.
Members of each Newfoundland and Labrador team for the Eastern Canadian Championships are outlined below.
Nadine Murray - Marystown
Head Coach: Bruce Andrews - Grand Falls-Windsor
Assistant Coach: Jennifer Earle - St. John's
Manager: Neil Rowe - Grand Falls-Windsor
MIDGET PLUS ONE GIRLS
Claudia Baggs - Bay D'Espoir Head Coach: Karen Murphy - St. John's MIDGET BOYS Matthew Anthony - Grand Falls-Windsor Head Coach: Deon Goulding - Gambo Assistant Coach: Corey Pritchett - Twillingate MIDGET PLUS ONE BOYS Chris Rose - Pasadena Head Coach: Clay Reimer - St. John's Assistant Coach: Ron Noseworthy - St. John's Contact: Jennifer Earle, (709) 576-0817.
Head Coach: Karen Murphy - St. John's
Matthew Anthony - Grand Falls-Windsor
Head Coach: Deon Goulding - Gambo
Assistant Coach: Corey Pritchett - Twillingate
MIDGET PLUS ONE BOYS
Chris Rose - Pasadena
Head Coach: Clay Reimer - St. John's
Assistant Coach: Ron Noseworthy - St. John's
Contact: Jennifer Earle, (709) 576-0817.