Volleyball camp looking to foster love of the game

first_imgAlong with running this camp, Bennett has coached a variety of volleyball teams, including Summer Games and Provincial competitors. The camp is aimed at junior players, to give them basic skills and encourage their love for the game. They’ll learn forearm passing, overhead passing, and serving, among other essential skills, in what Bennett says it to “try and teach the game, as opposed to just putting the ball over the net”. Bennett says it’s key to get children interested in the sport when they’re young. “The numbers seem to really drop as (players) get older, so I think it is very important to keep the sport going, just because it is more of a technical game,” he believes. “I think it’s important to get that base early on.”- Advertisement – There are still spots available for registration, with forms available at Ernie’s Sports Experts. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bert Bowes School. The cost for the week is $150 and includes a camp t-shirt. Participants also get 20 per cent off volleyball gear at Ernie’s during the week. For more information contact Broyden Bennett at [email protected]  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Weather curtails GCB 3-day practice game

first_imgBad weather on Wednesday and Thursday curtailed the Guyana U-19 team’s 3-day warm-up match at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, as the defending champs prepare for their title defence in the 2018 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional U-19 Championships.Guyana hold both titles in the Regional U-19 tournament, having won the 50-over and longer version last year. Following the tournament, five Guyanese were picked for the West Indies U-19 team and represented the maroon colours at the Youth World Cup earlier this year.With hopes of getting themselves further fine-tuned, given that the players are encamped four days a week for most of the calendar year, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) organised a 3-day prep game for the champs which bowled off on Tuesday.Inclement weather obstructed a few outdoor events this week, even the West Indies and Bangladesh opener on Sunday at Providence, and Everest was no different as players were gifted with mixed weather on Tuesday. It was a low-scoring first innings as the U-19 team were knocked over for 52 runs before the GCB Academy players managed to knock off the low score but were unable to play through due to rain.Thursday’s final day was no different as overnight showers reduced the venue to swamp, resulting in two days’ play being aborted due to rain. With the tournament set to bowl off in St Vincent from July 30, the Bhaskar Yadram-led Guyana will be bent on retaining their CWI Regional Under-19 titles.Meanwhile, the squad which features some top-calibre players including the likes of Kevin Sinclair, Alex Algoo, Sachin Singh, Joshua Persaud, and Ashmead Nedd will wing out in a few days. The team are being coached by multiple-time regional championship winner Julian Moore.The team are as follows: National Under-19: Bhaskar Yadram – Captain; Kevin Sinclair; Alex Algoo; Sachin Singh; Adrian Anthony; Christopher Hinds; Junior Sinclair; Kevlon Anderson; Javed Karim; Yeudister Persaud; Kelvin Umroa; Joshua Persaud; Ashmead Nedd and Qumar Torrington. TheManager is Andy Ramnarine.The six stand-by players are: Joel Fortune, Sadik Khan, Sherland Anthony, Kurt Lovell, Karan Arjpaul and Silvan Williams.last_img read more

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