Had a great little Saturday yesterday in Toronto and I am excited to say that opportunities to help with the sport development community have already presented themselves. A friend and affiliate of Beach Blast here in Toronto has created Storm Volleyball Club which is apparently setting out to create camps, clinics and leagues across Toronto for youth! Daniel Shermer has done a fantastic job of setting up a 40 kid deep weekend league and I had the pleasure of going out to help and run developmental drill progressions for these kids.
The vibe was great, the kids were super keen and they were all very coachable and quick learners. I really enjoyed being a part of the event and am hoping I can make it work for the next 7 weekend progressions.
Giving back to the volleyball community is truly a pleasure and I don't realize how much my international and elite experience has makes me a knowledgeable coach even though I don't have the "paper" credentials. Watching a child develop and succeed under your direction is so fulfilling for you and them and I hope I can be a part of different clubs and camps here in Toronto over the next few months.
If you are a head of a club or play for a club in Toronto and you are reading this, send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can organize a guest coaching clinic or even just a drop by where I can share an experience or two as well as some tips.
Thumbs up for Sport Funding in BC!