As one of the top Beach Volleyball Clubs in Canada, Pakmen is pleased to announce tryouts for our 2014 Elite Beach Volleyball Training program. We offer training for boys and girls in grades 7 to 12. The boys will train at the Ravi Sodhi Beach Volleyball Courts at David Leeder Middle School in Mississauga, and the girls will train at the Thomas Street Middle School beach courts in Mississauga. Grade 7 and 8’s will train 4 to 6 pm and grade 9 – 12’s will train 6 to 8 pm.
Since we first offered this program 8 years ago, no other beach club has produced as many Provincial and National Beach Volleyball Champions. And to make an already great program even better, we added Olympic beach volleyball coach, Lennard Krapp to the program last summer. He took the program to a whole new level providing world class training for the players and coaches. Our atheletes won the right to represent Canada this summer at World Championships in every youth division.
Prior to being named the National Beach Team head coach and taking 6 athletes to the London Olympics, and coaching Canada to a Gold Medal at the U19 World Championships, Lennard was heavily involved in the German beach volleyball program for 11 years. Lennard has experienced great success ever since his coaching debuts with the German Volleyball Federation (GVF) in the late 90’s. During his tenure as the National Coach for Junior Beach-Volleyball, the German national beach program managed the amazing feat of winning more than 30 medals at Junior World Championships, Junior European Championships and World Tour Events. His coaching experience also greatly contributed to the development of, now internationally renowned, German athletes such as Julius Brink, Sara Goller, Laura Ludwig, Mischa Urbatzka and David Klemperer who trained several years in his program.
Elite Beach Volleyball Training athletes will train two to five times a week and we will limit 8 athletes per court to ensure maximum touches and program quality.
Tryouts begin the last week of May. Players should already have some beach volleyball experience, but certainly do not have to be ‘experts’ as all of our beach volleyball champions were beginners when they first joined this program. Lennard Krapp will work with male athletes twice a week and female athletes twice a week. In addition, he will offer small group semi-private sessions on Fridays at Thomas Street Middle School for interested athletes. Jessy Satti, Phillip Rodrigues, Karim Khalil and Aleks Mamuzic will round out the beach coaching staff.
There is no tryout fee and you do not have to register to tryout. Just show up at the first tryout.
For more information about the program, click here