U18 Boys at OCs…

The 18U Brant Tornadoes fought hard this weekend throughout all of their volleyball games. Knowing they were starting at the bottom and being an underdog, they battled in every game for every point. We started off strong pushing KW Predators Toa to 3 sets and Kingston Rock to 3 sets, but unfortunately took the loss.

Sam Sincerbox, Liam Granasiuk and Ronan Veszenyi came up with some amazing attacks throughout the weekend games and were very successful in their approach. We had outstanding blocking by Matt Slykerman, Jaden Chagnon and Alex James against some very good hitters.  

After battling hard in the two days, we were regrouped and placed against MAC Titanium for the morning game. Adam Sincerbox led the team with his outstanding sets. Unfortunately we were unable to win the game – despite some amazing digs by Josiah Virr. 

This season has definitely been a learning curve but the boys were always up to the challenge and ready to practice and compete. Great season Tornadoes!

U18 Girls at OCs…

It was a tough weekend at the OVA office for our U18 girls team.  Battling injuries and a short bench, the U18 Tornadoes put up a valiant effort but ended up with an overall record of 2-6 to finish 5th in Division 2 Tier 2 (37th out of 76 teams in their age group).

Starting the competition with a seeding of 14 out of 32 teams in Division 2, the Tornadoes found themselves the lowest seed in their 4 team pool with the 3rd, 6th and 11th seeds.  The seeding results proved accurate as they went 0-3 on day 1.  Re-pooling for day 2 found them in a pool with the 15th, 22nd and 23rd seeds.  Following losses to the Clarington Grizzlies (eventual silver medalists in Division 2 Tier 2) and Durham Attack Fury, the Tornadoes ended the day on a positive note with a thrilling straight set 27-25, 25-21 over the Aurora Storm Cyclones to finish 3rd in their pool.    

With a short overnight turnaround, the Tornadoes continued their run with a 25-11, 24-26, 15-7 early morning victory over London VC Intensity.  Their rally ended with a 16-25, 15-25 loss to the eventual Division 2 Tier 2 gold medal winning Etobicoke E381 squad.    

The whole BYVC family wishes our 4 graduating players (Erin, Tenisha, Dayna and Mindy) success and good luck on the next step of their volleyball journey and thank them for their contributions to our program.

U17s Finish with 5 and 3 Record in OCs!

BYVC U17 Girls had a successful weekend at Ontario Championships (April 21-23).  Initial seeding was 13/28 in Division 2.  After two days of round robin competition they were 4-2. This set them up in Division 2 Tier 1 for the playoffs.  The highlight of pool play was knocking off the 4th seeded Niagara Vortex in a thrilling 25-23, 25-22 victory in the final pool play game. An opposing parent described the Tornadoes as being relentless on defense – nothing was hitting the ground.
 

The opening playoff match was against Hamilton MVC Makalu who was seeded in 8th place.  The Tornadoes found themselves in a hole after dropping the first set 19-25 and trailing 12-18 in the second.  They managed to find their inner warrior spirit with some timely blocks, scrambling defense and crunch time serving and eked out a 25-23 comeback victory to force a third set.  Again they find themselves behind in the rubber match but in an exciting finish ended up on the winning end of a 17-15 result.  This set them up for a quarterfinal match versus the 2nd seeded Oakville Lakeside.  The Tornado magic came to an end with a 13-25, 20-25 loss to the eventual silver medalists.  They improved their ranking to a 5th place finish.  

All in all, it was a great team effort with lots of heart, character and determination in a great finish to their U17 season.  Looking forward to continuing the enthusiasm and development for their 18u season.

U16s Finish with 4 and 3 Record in OCs!

BYVC U16 put their hearts out on the court during the Ontario Championships (April 17-19) at RIM Park!!

From finishing first in their pool on the first day to fighting to the very last point during their final game, coaches could not be happier with how their athletes played during OCs and throughout the entire season.

A medal wasn’t in the cards, but each player showed talent and determination throughout the entire weekend and never gave up. From starting out in Trillium to moving up into the championship division we could not be happier with this team and what they have accomplished this year. Way to go U16!

U14s Place 5th on OCs!

BYVC U14 Girls made incredible strides from the start of the season to the end .

The team placed 5th at the Ontario Championships (April 17) and was the only team who beat the gold medal team!

With fearlessness and a never give up attitude they battled their way to a fun and successful season.

Congrats!!

BYVC SPIRIT WEAR

BYVC spirit wear is in! Players, families, and friends are all welcome to purchase any of these items to support our teams!

Click this link to see and purchase all of the 2022 fanwear available: https://byvctornadoes.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Backpacks and sweatpants are still in the works, these items will be added to the site if they become available. Brant Sports is still figuring out stock so there is no guarantee we will have them added at this time. Unfortunately, there is no customization available for this spirit wear such as adding name/number.

The deadline for purchase is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Be sure to place your order ASAP! Orders and payments will be made directly with Brant Sports. Delivery to the store should be less than two weeks so ideally, we will all have our spirit wear in time for OVA’s.

Pick up of your spirit wear will be at Brant Sports Excellence: 415 Fairview Dr, Brantford, ON N3R 7M3, unfortunately they cannot deliver directly to you. Once your order has been placed you will receive an email where you can determine the status of your order and when it will be ready for you to pick up. 

We can’t wait to see all of you showing your spirit for BYVC!

SILVER FOR U16s!!!

Congratulations to the U16 girls who captured a silver medal at their first tournament last weekend. Tornadoes won 5-0 in round robin and put up a tough fight in their final game against Smash Raiders but fell short with scores of 25-19 and 25-18.

With a small but mighty team, each player showed pure dedication throughout the entire day to represent Brantford and make their coaches proud. Coaches want to shout out Kimberly for her commitment to defense and going for every ball, Kelsea for her incredible offence, Leah for setting up her team with perfect passes, Maeve for adjusting and thriving on a new position, Lizzy for being reliable and consistent in every spot on the court, Scarlette for her wicked attacks and serves, and Reese for setting her team up to constant victory.

By virtue of their win, they are promoted to the Championship Division for their next set of round robin games and we are looking forward to seeing what they achieve for the rest of the season!!

Players and Parents Program!!

JUST 2 SPOTS REMAIN OPEN!!!

BYVC is excited to run another session for this Program starting February 25th…

BYVC will run this indoor volleyball grassroots program again, over 6-weeks (1hr. per week) where parents and their children spend quality time on the court together participating in physical literacy activities, volleyball skill development and learning how to relate sports skills to life lessons. Click HERE to see the details…

To register, click HERE

Snow Volleyball…

On some of the coldest days so far this year, BYVC has run some Snow Volleyball sessions at the Green Lane Beach Volleyball courts in Paris. Cold weather won’t stop these ladies though!! Way to go!!