EK Volleyball Club takes part in RBC Sports Day

Club marks national celebration of sport by hosting instruction clinics and fun mini-tournament at COTR, Friday, Nov. 29

The East Kootenay Volleyball Club is taking part in the fourth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada this week, on Friday, Nov. 29.

To mark this year’s national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels, EKVC is hosting Circulation and Atomic Volleyball Instruction and a Mini Fun Tournament for children in Grades 1-5, at College of the Rockies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The EKVC develops and promotes indoor and outdoor volleyball for all ages in the East Kootenay region.

The club promotes, develops, organizes and operates clinics for volleyball players, coaches, and game officials.

“We’re thrilled to be part of RBC Sports Day in Canada,” says Herb Tepper, mentor coach for EKVC. “The City of Cranbrook has a long tradition of supporting its local teams and clubs. Sport is great for our community and is something we can all get behind.”

RBC Sports Day in Canada, on Saturday, November 30, 2013, is a national celebration of sport in communities across Canada.

The official day caps off a week of more than 1,000 local events and includes a special broadcast on CBC Television.

EKVC is participating in the Sports Day by offering an adaptive teaching method for young children at College of the Rockies Gym. Circulation Volleyball for children will be held for Grades 1-3 from 10 a.m. – noon and Atomic Volleyball for children in Grades 4 and 5 from 12:45-3 p.m.

These instructional methods allow children to gain the fundamental skills of volleyball while introducing critical physical literacy skills such as: running, jumping, throwing, eye-hand co-ordination, balance and movement.

The event is taught by EKVC certified coaches that have partnered with the University of Victoria Teacher Education Program to help deliver the curriculum on this fun day. College of the Rockies Avalanche players  will also assist.

“It is very important for children ages 6-12 to gain the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) to enhance their participation in physical activity throughout their lives,” said Sandi Lavery, Program Coordinator for the UVIC Teacher Education Program.

“Circulation and Atomic Volleyball provide these FMS skills.  Canada Sports Day activities help provide these skills in a fun and creative way.”

The East Kootenay Volleyball Club runs club indoor volleyball in the months of January to May for athletes in Grades 7-12 and Beach Volleyball from June-August.

The club website is www.ekvcvolleyball.com and email is info@ekvcvolleyball.com.

RBC is the new title sponsor of RBC Sports Day in Canada, which is presented by ParticipACTION, in partnership with CBC Television, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and True Sport, working in collaboration with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and sports enthusiasts across the country.

RBC Sports Day in Canada is supported by Sport Canada and in B.C. through Healthy Families BC. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit www.sportsday.cbc.ca.

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