Simcoe County's Premier Volleyball Club
The focus of the Elites organization is on providing the opportunity for athletes to maximize their athletic growth. We have developed over 50 athletes who have gone on to play at various post-secondary institutions in Canada and the US. Some of these athletes have competed at the international level in both indoor and beach events. For the 2020-2021 indoor season, the Elites have 9 girls teams and 7 boys teams competing in the OVA, servicing over 200 athletes from 12U to 18U. Our club also offers camps to further develop athletes, regular clinics, a house league to introduce younger athletes to the sport and beach volleyball training during the summer.
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PRE-REGISTRATION Now Open
Use the above link to register for the Barrie Elites tryouts and for the upcoming season. Pre-Registration will give athletes access to tryouts or registration for pre-signed athletes. Athletes will then be placed on contact list along with OVA athletes lists.
ALSO we will be able to assess the need for additional teams and coaches at various ages. There is a non-refundable administration fee of $10.
OVA Early Contact Initiative
The OVA's Early Contact initiative is designed for players 15 and under and coaches who are looking to find the most appropriate entry point for volleyball along the OVA pathway.
“ Under the Early Contact rules, players can find which style of play is most comfortable for them through 4v4 and 6v6 rallyball and traditional non-specialized volleyball. This flexibility will now increase developmentally-appropriate competition opportunities for younger players while providing the best experience possible for long term retention and success.”
Barrie Elites Volleyball Powered by OnPoint Beach Volleyball:
This year, the Barrie Elites have partnered with OnPoint Beach Volleyball to provide Beach training for athletes in the Barrie area. We are running training at Tyndale Park once a week and at Centennial Beach twice a week. The Training Program could have a few spaces remaining. Use the link below to register:
2021 - 2022 Season Update
The Barrie Elites are always reviewing the latest OVA polices and Covid protocols. All members can rest assured that the Barrie Elites will be following the OVA Return to Play guidelines as we get back to the business of volleyball this season. Our members safety is our primary concern. We are grateful for the incredible efforts of the Barrie Elites 2020-2021 Covid Response Team; Valerie Armstrong, Ann Phillips, Stephan Harvey, Sarah Triskle, Cayra Deluna and Vince Peat.
We are actively looking for volunteers for the 2021-2022 Covid Response Team. If you are interested in helping in this regard, please contact Lisa White.
To learn more about the OVA protocols please click the link below:
Barrie Elites Seeking Coaches
The Barrie Elites are accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2021-2022 volleyball season. Please go to the tab Contact Us, then to the Coaching Application tab to complete the coaching application if you are a new coach. COACHING APPLICATION
OVA Response to COVID-19
Precautions to take:
·-If you are ill or are showing any symptoms, stay home
·-Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (20 seconds) or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
-Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
·-Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
·-Avoid contact with people who are sick
·- frequently touched items (Phones, door handles, windows, keys, remotes, etc.)
·-Bring extra hand sanitizer (portable size bottles, wipes) with you if you decide to go out
·-Wear a face mask if possible
·-Avoid sharing personal items and towels, water bottles, etc.
2021-2022 BEVC Executives Announced
Thank you to our 2020-2021 BEVC executives for volunteering to continue into the next season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
President: Stephan Harvey
Vice President: Lisa White
Secretary - Andrea Hawn
Treasurer - Charlena Harvey
Director of Uniforms/Equipment - Hope Timmons
Director of Hosting - Karen Leslie
Direct of Facilities - Candice Keller
Direct of Athlete & Coaching Development - David Gross
Director of House League - Stephan Harvey
Director of Fundraising - Vanessa Jephson
COVID Lead - Ann Phillips
Director of Development for 2021-2022 Season
The Barrie Elites are pleased to have David Gross continue as our Director of Development for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. David is excited to continue his work from previous seasons in the development of our athletes and coaches.
It has always been part of my DNA to be inquisitive as the "how's and why's" of our sport, both while as an Ontario university athlete and now as a coach. The concept that we must always be open to learning and should never be complacent with our current level of proficiency is, for me, summed up by Leonardo da Vinci's dying words; "ancora imparo" which loosely translates to "I'm still learning." I fully embrace this philosophy and strive to pass it on within our Barrie Elites family.
As a result of my ongoing experiences attending national coaching symposiums, coaching within our annual OVA summer high performance programs, assisting in the directing of summer volleyball camps, frequently in conversation with some of the best volleyball minds across Canada and the United States, and my personal relationship with many of the men's and women's college and university coaches throughout Ontario, I am better prepared to bring the most up-to-date tactical and technical information to our athletes and coaches.
New to this upcoming season will be a "next level athlete identification and development" initiative within our Club framework. We will work with our coaches to begin identifying and preparing our athletes for provincial high-performance programs earlier in the season and at younger ages. We are very excited to get this started.
Lastly, I would stress to parents that everything they want for their child is here at the Elites ... not down the highway. I will do my part to ensure this; as I know there are no shortcuts to success. Ultimately, it is about our athletes receiving quality information, training and feedback and that they are encouraged to work hard.