Originally founded in 1992, the Kelowna Volleyball Club has grown from just one U15/U16 women’s team to over 200 athletes playing on over 20 teams in all age categories both male and female. The club is a registered non-profit society and is a member of both Volleyball BC and Volleyball Canada. The club provides a range of quality programs from entry to elite training for athletes and opportunities for coaches and other volunteers to participate in the sport of volleyball.
During tryouts, evaluators assess the athlete’s current ability to participate and be successful for the club season. This includes physical characteristics such as jumping ability, movement skills, speed, agility and coordination as well as height and arm mechanics.
The second critical component is Talent Identification, which is predicting an athlete’s future potential. We strive to identify physical, technical, tactical and psychological qualities that athletes will develop and contribute to individual and team excellence in the future. This talent identification component is an especially critical component at the younger ages and will override present skill level. By 16U-18U current ability becomes an increasingly stronger factor while considering character strengths and skills, including but not limited to; competitiveness in training and competition and supportive and respectful communication on, and off court.
Greg Poitras has years of experience both playing and coaching a high level of volleyball. He is a former KLO High School provincial champion. He went on to play volleyball at Douglas College & UBC Vancouver. He officially started his coaching career in the NCAA Div 1 at both the University of Lousiana-Lafayette and Gonzaga University, where he was a full-time assistant. The majority of his coaching career was spent at UBCO as the dedicated Head Coach of the Men's Volleyball team for 10 years.
During that time he also completed his Masters in Coaching Studies at the University of Victoria and obtained his Level 4 NCCP credentials. Most recently, Greg founded Pallavollo Sports and Volo Volleyball Club offering indoor camps and clinics to all youth ages. Pallavolo Sports launched a high-performance beach volleyball club for youth highlighted by a Provincial Gold Medal for 14U girls in 2021. Prior to that the club won Provincial Gold for 14U boys and a Silver for 15U girls in 2019.
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