Oct 2019 Newsletter

GYVA Preseason Newsletter


We would like to thank everyone who attended tryouts this year and invite all members of the GYVA, rep, house and development to our Annual General meeting.  Our House League and Development programs are now open for registration and the link to register is included at the bottom of the page.



Date: Sunday October 6th

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (155 Paisley St, Guelph, ON N1H 2P3)

Members of the board and the Technical Director will be at the Annual General Meeting to present and answer questions on the following:

– Club Curriculum

– Club structure

– Important dates

– Programs

– Contact Information

– General Information

We look forward to seeing you there!




This session is for grade 5 and 6 students. The goal of this session is to teach kids basic volleyball skills with focus on ball control (hands and forearm), court awareness and fun. No previous experience is required.

Middle School – BASIC:

This session is for Grade 7 and 8 students that don’t have any volleyball experience or have very limited volleyball experience. The students will learn basic volleyball skills and game cues that will enable them to be more comfortable on the court and provide needed steppingstones to play the game of volleyball.

Middle School – EXPERIENCED:

This session is for Grade 7 and 8 students that attended one or more of our Development Sessions previously.  The students will continue to work on different volleyball skills (passing, setting, serving, hitting). They will be challenged with more difficult drills. They will also be given instructions about volleyball rules (rotation) and game play. The goal is to improve volleyball skills and enable kids to play volleyball in House League or Rep teams.

High School – BASIC:

This session is for high school students that have rudimentary or not any volleyball experience. We will teach them volleyball fundamental skills and game setup. The goal of this session is to build confidence, volleyball skills and game knowledge.

High School – EXPERIENCED:

This session is for High School students that have volleyball experienced and want to bring their skills and game play to a higher level. Students are required to have at least one prior Development program session completed in order to participate in this group. The goal of this session is further development of skills, game cues, court awareness with intention to play in House League program and/or tryout for rep programs.

House League:

New this year! The Jr. Gryphons house league will feature a 4 team league for our senior level athletes (Youth athletes may seek special permission space permitting).  Athletes will be coached on game systems and positional play before being divided in to teams.  They will be given “practice” weeks throughout the season and the league will end with playoffs.


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