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Tryouts on deck for 2021 Prince George Kodiaks club volleyball teams

COVID-19 safety guidelines to be in effect at UNBC for interested athletes
PG Kodiaks Volleyball U18 boys club
Prince George Kodiaks won the 2019 Volleyball B.C. club champions in the Under-18 boys division. / Instagram/PGYVC

Volleyball may be one of the few sports that can be played with as much normalcy as possible, even through a global pandemic.

Regardless, COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in effect as the Prince George Youth Volleyball Club (PGYVC) aims to look for its next set of hungry athletes wanting to compete for the Kodiaks in 2021.

The organization is hosting tryouts at UNBC for its 13 squads broken down by age between Under-13s and Under-18s.

ViaSportBC’s current stage amid ongoing public health orders include non-contact practices and training sessions, as well as no travel and no spectators.

These rules are being applied for interested Prince George volleyballers this weekend, in addition to mandatory masks and social distancing whenever possible.

The PGYVC says no one will be allowed to enter the gym early, but it encourages athletes to arrive 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled slot to sign up and pay the evaluation fee.

Each registrant will then be given a number and a court before being granted into the building in smaller groups.

The schedule for prospective Kodiaks is as follows:

Saturday (Jan. 16)

  • 15U Girls, born in 2006
    • 9 to 11 a.m.
    • 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
  • 16U Girls, born in 2005
    • 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 17/18U Girls, born in 2003 or 2004
    • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
  • 17/18U Boys, born in 2003 or 2004
    • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Sunday (Jan. 17)

  • 14U Girls, born in 2007
    • 9 to 11 a.m.
    • 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
  • 13U Girls, born in 2008
    • 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    • 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
  • 14U Boys, born in 2007
    • 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m,
    • 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
  • 15/16U Boys, born in 2005 or 2006
    • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • 7:30 to 9 p.m.

There’s a $40 cost for tryouts per athlete, which can be paid in cash or by cheque to PGYVC.

All tryouts take place at UNBC’s Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.

The PGYVC is also looking for two head coaches for 2021 with regards to the 14U Boys and 14U Girls Black teams.

For information is available on the club's website.