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 2015-16 indoor season, the Elites have 11 girls teams and 7 boys teams competing in the OVA, servicing over 190 athletes from 12U to 18U. Our club also offers camps to further develop athletes, regular clinics hosted at Georgian College, a house league to introduce younger athletes to the sport, and beach volleyball training during the summer.
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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic below is the status of upcoming programs and events:
Barrie Elites End-Of-Season Banquet is Thursday MAY 21st at 7:00 pm
– the banquet will be a virtual event. All members will receive an email 1 week prior to the the schedule date. This email will contain a link for the online banquet which will be in "Microsoft Teams". You may wish to download this app in advance.
- These will be provided to head coaches once they can be printed (the printing company is currently closed at the moment) for parents to do porch pick-ups
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 at Centennial Beach (Skills and Co-Ed 4:4) – ON HOLD
*We have a contingency plan in place if permits are released and it is deemed safe
Barrie Elites Summer Camp – ON HOLD
* We have a contingency plan in place if permits are released and it is deemed safe
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
Advisory on COVID-19 from the OVA
March 9, 2020 – 1:00 pm
The Ontario Volleyball Association is aware of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 and are continually monitoring the situation as it pertains to our events during this outbreak.
As the risk to Ontarians as stated by Public Health Agency of Canada remains low, we will continue to move forward with our events as scheduled. For information regarding the Ontario Championships, please visit this link
Please monitor the Ontariovolleyball.org website for official updates and changes. Recommendations to assist in preventing the spread of all germs and viruses:
· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (20 seconds) or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
· Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
· If you are ill or are showing any symptoms, stay home
· Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
· Avoid contact with people who are sick
· Consider fist bumps, toe taps, or alternative celebratory gestures
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.