April 18-24, 2021 – National Volunteer Week

In celebration of #NationalVolunteerWeek, BYVC wants to say thank you and create awareness for the important work millions of volunteers do to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.

This past year, with so many challenges, has seen people continue to support their communities, with caring and compassion, and we recognize the power of people and organizations working together.

BYVC would not be where it is today without the support of our volunteers…all sorts and sizes – on the court and behind the scenes. Even though this year has been like no other, throughout the pandemic, coaches have still volunteered their time to keep volleyball alive in our community and the COVID Committee stepped up to keep us safe and healthy.

This week, we thank and salute you!

Youth Sport Week in Brantford

April 19-25 has been declared Youth Sport Week in Brantford.  To mark this celebration, the Brantford Sports Council is putting together a variety of virtual interviews with our various community stakeholders including the athletes and coaches who have had to deal with not having sports being played for over a year.

This has impacted many and looking to hear their story. We look forward to you sharing your story along with other athletes and coaches in the community.

TELL THEM YOUR STORY (Sign up for free prize draws) Draw to be held on Saturday April 24. 4 major draws value from $100 to $200.

Visit: CELEBRATION OF YOUTH SPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY

BYVC Beach Volleyball 2021

Who’s ready to start thinking about summer??

BYVC is starting to put together some high-level tentative plans regarding our outdoor beach volleyball programs for 2021!!!

Disclaimer: These plans are subject to change to ensure compliance with any and all COVID protocols put in place by Brant County, OVA and BYVC.

As in the past, there will be two streams – competitive and developmental.  Both streams will be run out of our beach facility at Green Lane Park in Paris, beginning the week of May 15.  All sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

Both streams will have player caps. Due to COVID uncertainty, initially, we will be taking names on a Wait List. We’ll collect fees once we are closer to an actual start date. If we are forced to reduce numbers, then the reduction will be done based on position on the Wait List, so REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment!!

Competitive Program

Competitive will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays and go until Provincials (typically August Long Weekend).  Tuesdays will be “skill night” and Thursdays will be “game night”.  These sessions are intended for players who are interested in playing on the OVA Beach Tour or experienced players who want to sharpen their all round skills for the next indoor season.

Click here to REGISTER for the competitive stream!!

Developmental Program

The Development stream will run for 8 weeks on Wednesdays. The developmental stream is for players who are just being introduced to the outdoor game. Early sessions will focus mostly on individual volleyball skills.  Over the course of the program the focus will shift to game play, possibly with some minor modifications to encourage and lengthen rallies.  This session would also be of interest to younger competitive indoor players who want to learn beach but can’t commit to playing on the OVA tour.

Click here to REGISTER for the Developmental stream!!

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@byvc.ca

Update: Indoor Developmental Programs – Cancelled for Remainder of 20/21 Season

Brant Youth Volleyball Club has just received the official notice that the Grand Erie School Board has cancelled all community group permits until the end of March.  Due to a lack of facility resources, we will not be able to offer any developmental programs this winter.  BYVC will continue to monitor the situation and update you if things were to change. Hoping to be able to run our outdoor beach program in the May/June timeframe. Stay tuned for further information as we get closer to those dates.

Another BYVC Alumni in the News…

Another esteemed BYVC Alumni, is in the news!

Nick Rawls, native of Brantford, and graduate of North Park Collegiate, is in his 6th year as Head Coach of the Men’s Volleyball program at St. Andrews University in North Carolina.

Nick coached various teams over 4 years with BYVC before heading to West Virginia University for his post-secondary education. Coaching is in his blood…his father, Andrew, has been involved with the club for many years and is head coach of the U18 Girls team.

Click here to see the article…

Holly Motheral, BYVC Alumni, in the News…

Holly Motheral, NCAA Women’s Volleyball Head Coach at Messiah University in Pennsylvania , and distinguished BYVC Alumni, is featured in a number of newspapers this week, including the Brantford Expositor, describing the mental, spiritual and physical impact on herself and her athletes as they adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Paris native is in her fifth season as the head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Messiah University. Holly has been a big supporter of BYVC and we’re proud of her accomplishments!!

To read the entire article, click here…