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How Sports Parents Ruin The Car Ride Home

November 20, 2018

Great sports parents have great timing. There are good times to talk with your son or daughter about the game or practice, and there are bad times. The ride home from a game or a practice is a bad time. RELATED: 10 Signs You’re a Horrible Sports Parent Worth repeating: The worst time to “discuss” your kid’s athletic performance is on the ride home. You want to talk so badly it’s like acid in your mouth. You think your child needs to...


July 31, 2018

UNIVERSAL TRUTHS PARENTS OF KIDS IN COMPETITIVE SPORTS KNOW kids in competitive sports I love watching young parents taking their toddlers to dance, soccer, gymnastics and hockey. They are so completely adorable in their ignorance. I can’t help but smirk, er, smile I mean, when I see them beam at their little darling in their team uniform. They really have no idea what awaits them once they have kids in competitive sports. The reality is that there’s a whole other...

Why volleyball — not basketball — is winning the popular vote By Vicki L. Friedman | Feb 15, 2017 Special to espnW

November 2, 2017

Basketball figured to be the game for Micaya White. Her dad, Randy White, played in the NBA. Her brother, R.J., is the starting center for UNC Greensboro. Micaya joined her first team when she was 6. “Everybody assumed I was going to play too,” the 6-foot-1 White said. There was just one problem. She didn’t love it. “When I tried to show aggression, I’d end up hurting another player or fouling out of the game.” More than that, White cringed,...

Venom’s Inaugural Season

June 8, 2016

With a lot of excitement and buzz about York Region’s newest Volleyball Club going into the 2015-2016 season; the club directors, staff, and coaches were very eager to start the first year with a bang! Starting off the season with tryouts, we saw a staggering 300+ athletes from all over York Region and beyond vying for a spot on one of the many Venom Teams. After a very lengthy offer and signing period, Venom started it’s first year with 9...

5 Tips to Helping Your Kids Juggle School and Volleyball

September 30, 2015

Juggling sports like volleyball and schoolwork can be a challenge for many young athletes. But it’s definitely possible to keep the kids winners both on the court and in school. Here’s how. Set a Schedule Make sure that a schedule is set up for academics. Be realistic about how much time can actually be spent playing volleyball, while allowing your kids enough time to make sure all studies are competed on time and with little fuss. Keeping a study schedule...

What to Re-Evaluate During the College Volleyball Recruiting Process

September 23, 2015

When fall comes around, it can be a trying time for volleyball athletes and their families to effectively manage the college recruiting process. With summer now over, high school is back in action, and the volleyball club recruiting scene might seem like it’s so far out into the future. For many, patience may be running low, and uneasiness may be setting in when it comes to recruiting. Rumours often swirl that every scholarship available is now gone, or only walk-on...

4 Main Differences Between Beach and Indoor Court Volleyball

September 16, 2015

Summer isn’t over yet! So there’s still some time left to enjoy a little volleyball on an alternative surface to switch things up a little. If volleyball is your game of choice, you might want to try beach volleyball while still enjoying the beloved sport in the warm outdoor weather. But what exactly is the difference between beach and indoor volleyball, besides the surface? 1. Court Size The court sizes for beach and indoor volleyball are quite different. Beach courts...

3 Areas of Physical Competency That Volleyball Athletes Need to Focus on

September 9, 2015

Over the decades, the way volleyball athletes have been training and conditioning has evolved. And at Venom Volleyball, we are constantly improving and refining our conditioning program to help our athletes maintain peak physical form while improving their skills and minimizing injury. Here are 3 areas of physical competency in particular that need to be focused on in the sport of volleyball. Core Strength Just about every activity in life needs a certain level of core strength. And when it...