Volleyball ID Camp - Men's

February 2nd, 2014

Dear Athletes, Coaches & Parents,  

The VIU Mariners Men’s Volleyball Program is in the process of recruiting and preparing for the 2014-15 season. The VIU Mariners Men’s Varsity Volleyball Program will be hosting an Identification Camp on Sunday February 9, 2014 to evaluate and meet possible future Mariner Volleyball Athletes. The ID Camp is an excellent way for athletes interested in continuing their volleyball careers and connecting with the Mariner Program.

Mariner’s Head Coach Abe Avender and Assistant Coach Drew Venables will be there to evaluate athlete skills. The current VIU Mariners players will also be present to give attending athletes insight into what it is like to be a VIU student, a varsity athlete in a top program in Canada and the demands that are required of them.

Upon Completion of the Camp, all attending athletes/parents/coaches are welcome to stay behind and discuss their options for next season with Abe & Drew.

VIU Player ID Camp registration form (please note date change to February 9th).

As the head coach of the VIU Mariners Men's Volleyball Team I am constantly recruiting and evaluating athletes for the future. My goal is to continue to make VIU Men's Volleyball program one the best in the country. We hosted an ID camp the last four years which has proved to be an excellent way for athletes to connect with VIU and our Men's Volleyball Program. The attending athletes will also get a full 5 hours of high performance training, physical testing and evaluation session of varsity coaching and experience as well as a camp training shirt. 

If you are or know of an athlete(s) that would be interested in pursuing volleyball after high school or have graduated and are looking to attend post secondary school, please pass this registration form on to them. We have no age restriction in our camp so if there are some younger athletes that are at a high performance level already we would be happy to have them attend as well.  

Camp Date: Sunday, January 26th 

Time: 11:00-4:00

Location: VIU Gymnasium 

We have built an excellent program at VIU that focuses on the importance of education and athletics. We take pride in building quality people that will be successful in their future outside of University. All of our hard work has been recognized over the past seasons with two Top 5 National Rankings as well as a #1 Ranking in 2012-13 for the majority of the season. Last Year's Team are coming off of a 2nd place finish in the PACWEST and 4th place finish at the CCAA National Championships in Niagra, Ontario. I am very proud of our program and it is a reflection of the dedication and sacrifices our Mariner athletes make. 

If you have any questions or concerns PLEASE do NOT hesitate to contact me. I would like to personally thank you all for your hard work and dedication to make Boys and Men's Volleyball a sport that will continue to thrive at VIU. I look forward to meeting and working with you and/or your son/athletes soon, 

Take Care and All the Best in your Club seasons. 

ABE