The club volleyball season bumps into high gear this weekend with three of the local girls’ teams set to play in a one-day exhibition tournament on their home courts.
The under-14, under-15 and under-16 club teams will host seven Peace Country opponents in what will be the first of several meetings between regional rivals over the course of the February-May season.
The U-15 and U-16 Dynamites will play in one tournament division against four visiting squads, while the local U-14 team will host it’s own mini-tournament with three visiting opponents.
Games will be played at the Central Campus and South Peace Campus of Dawson Creek Secondary School and serve as a warm-up to other local, regional and provincial tournaments this spring, said a representative for the Dynamites.
The teams will again compete this year in the Alberta Volleyball Association, taking on some of the top teams from around the province at various events.
Steve Oliver, head coach of the U-16 Dynamites says that his team will make stops in Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Edmonton and Calgary. He says that for a small development club, the Dynamites produce some talented players that compete well against larger programs from major cities, such as Calgary and Edmonton.
The Alberta Volleyball Association’s provincials are in Edmonton this year and are scheduled for early April.
Saturday’s tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with action wrapping up at 5:00 p.m.