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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2020 - 2021 Season Update
The Barrie Elites are currently using this time to review the OVA new policies and protocols about Covid. All members can rest assured that the Barrie Elites will be following the OVA Return to Play as we get back to the business of volleyball. Our member’s safety is our primary concern. We are grateful for the incredible efforts of the Barrie Elites Covid Response Team; Valerie Armstrong, Ann Phillips, Stephan Harvey, Sarah Triskle, Cayra Deluna and Vince Peat.
To learn more about the OVA protocols please click the link below:
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic below is the status of upcoming programs and events:
Elites House League Beach Program (New) through City of Barrie - CANCELLED
*All City of Barrie Spring Recreational Programs have been cancelled
Barrie Elites Beach Programs (Skills and Co-Ed 4:4) – CANCELLED
*We have a contingency plan in place if permits are released and it is deemed safe
Barrie Elites Summer Camp – CANCELLED
* We have a contingency plan in place if permits are released and it is deemed safe
Barrie Elites Tryout Showcase - TBA
* Tryouts will be different this year. Space is limited and our Tryout Showcase will be invitation-only. How do you get an invitation? Send us an email to our website with your name, birth date, volleyball experience, position and qualities that make you the athlete we are looking for! Some teams are already full.
Barrie Elites Seeking Coaches
The Barrie Elites are accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2020-2021 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.
2020-2021 BEVC Executives Announced
Thank you to our 2019-2020 BEVC executives for volunteering to continue into the next season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
President: Stephan Harvey
Vice President: Lisa White
Secretary - Wendy Cassell
Treasurer - Charlena Harvey
Director of Uniforms/Equipment - Hope Timmons
Director of Hosting - Karen Leslie
Direct of Facilities - Julie Tremblay
Direct of Athlete & Coaching Development - David Gross
Director of House League - Stephan Harvey
Director of Fundraising - " SEEKING DIRECTOR "
Director of Development for 2020-2021 Season
The Barrie Elites are proud to have David Gross continue as Director of Development for the 2020-2021 season. David is very excited to return as Director of this position and plans to continue the work that he started last couple of seasons with our coaches and teams!
“I have trained countless Barrie Elites’ athletes who have gone on to regional, provincial, college, university, or national team positions … I am excited to share my experiences with all our club athletes”, he exclaims. David was an Ontario university first team all-star playing at both McMaster University and Western University and started his formal coaching career as the head coach of the men’s volleyball program at McMaster. Coach Gross has had several placements with our Ontario provincial and regional teams and is currently a member of the head staff at Madawaska volleyball camp. “I have always considered myself a student of the game and have made it a practice to regularly meet with university and college coaches to discuss the newest technical and tactical trends to which I am now in a position to bring to all our Elites’ athletes and coaches”, adds Gross. Our director has agreed to an aggressive portfolio (attached to every boys’ and girls’ team) which will see him running team practices, age division skills clinics, guest appearances as requested, making team tournament observations with follow-up training and running monthly positional mini camps throughout the year. “I know that there are no short cuts to success … it is all about our athletes receiving quality input and feedback and then that athlete working hard”, concludes the director.