IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
23rd Hosting the U16 Girls (Inkemba) OVA Bugarski Cup at Garth Webb Secondary School. Doors open at 8 am and runs through until about 5 pm.
30th – 31st Hosting a U18 Girls (Aquila) OVA Bugarski Cup at Garth Webb Secondary School. Two day event - Saturday (8am-5pm); Playoffs on Sunday (8am-4pm).
5th – 7th Our 14U Upangas and Shujaas participate in the OVA Provincial Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON.
14th – 16th Our U15 Sjamboks participate in the OVA Provincial Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON.
19th – 21st Our U16 Inkembas and Isihlangus participate in the OVA Provincial Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON.
23rd LSVC Skills and Drills clinics begin for the U13/U14 age group. Register Now!
24th LSVC Skills and Drills clinics begin for the U15/U16 age group. Register Now!
26th – 28th Our U18 Aquila participate in the OVA Provincial Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo, ON.
11th – 14th Our U18 Aquila participate in Volleyball Canada Nationals at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, ON
Coming Soon LSVC Beach Volleyball Clinics – hosted at a local beach volleyball facility, Clinics are tentatively planned to run from Mid-May through the end of June.
Coming Soon LSVC Beach Volleyball Camps – dates are still being worked out with our partner facility. Once we have these details, they will be posted on our Beach page.
Stand Up To Adversity from Parents
Posted: February 21, 2019 by LSVC
In an excerpt from an article called "Keep the GREAT Coaches Coaching" published in JVA Online's latest newsletter, the JVA's Briana Schunzel, Director of Marketing, Education and Partner Relations, provides insight for coaches on how to navigate adversity from parents.
Each year, clubs and coaches around the Province/Country experience a number of adversities from parents, especially as we head towards the most exciting time of the year - Provincial Championships.
We recommend that coaches, parents and athletes take a look at the entire article, however, here is the excerpt on parents:
Stand Up to Adversity from Parents
It is important for the Club Director and Coach or Athletic Director and Coach to be on the same page and in agreement as far as coaching philosophy, culture, and conflict resolution.
"I was very fortunate in my 2nd high school position that our AD was very supportive. I invited him and he accepted to attend my pre-season parent/player meeting where we talked about playing time. This showed the parents that he supported my decisions from the get-go" shares JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn of her experience coaching a high school team.
Many would argue that it is not the athletes who have changed, it is the parents. During a recent JVA Webinar: Create a Winning Culture of Un-Entitlement From the Club Level to College and into Life presented by Penn State Head Women's Coach Russ Rose and Munciana Co-Director Mike Lingenfelter, Mike made the point that the athletes are not much changed, it is the parents that have changed, and are instilling the sense of entitlement in their athletes
Russ and Mike go on to discuss how they make it a point to not allow a "problem parent" or "problem athlete" into their programs. It drives the culture down and is a headache for everyone involved. Oftentimes Club Directors and High School or College Athletic Directors will side with the parents in order to prevent negative word of mouth or complaints taken to the local papers. The parents may have some political leverage and unfortunately use it for selfish reasons. It is the administration's responsibility to try to resolve the conflict, or ultimately remove the negative parent that has not bought into the program's philosophy.
I am very honest and let everyone know immediately I am going to hold everyone accountable, starting with me" shares Lingenfelter. "Honesty and accountability have to be addressed early and often. I let everyone in our club know they are paying to train, not paying to play. Everyone gets equal training, but not equal playing time. People have trouble with that but that's life. And we address it openly and honestly."
The two coaches quoted in article are arguably a Top-3 ranked NCAA D1 Coach, and a Top-3 ranked U18 Club Coach respectively.
Spring Clinics are Back!!
Posted: February 17, 2019 by LSVC
For the first time in 2019, LSVC is offering clinic sessions for ages 13/14 and 15/16. These clinics will be geared towards athletes that have played competitive volleyball in the past and are looking to build upon a skill set as you lead up to Provincials and/or Nationals.
For more information, please visit the Clinics page by clicking here.
Stop the Madness: A Jim Stone Article
Posted: September 12, 2018 by Bear Davies