The WinMan Mighty Mites is a 12 & Under volleyball program designed as an introductory program for boys and girls in grades 4-7.
The WinMan Volleyball Club (WVC) is an elite club in Manitoba that has in roots in club volleyball since 2001. WinMan Volleyball Club offers club programs to athletes in the 13 & Under to 18 & Under age categories.
In accordance to the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) model, which is an initiative by Sport Canada and Volleyball Canada, WinMan Volleyball Club serves to be a progressive club once again by researching and following recommended training practices by the world’s elite in Sport Science.
Generally, WinMan Volleyball Club serves as a developmental –elite program in the sense that our main focus has been on athletes at the “Training to Train” stage. We are an elite club, but our main focus has been in athlete development. We have had many successful athletes go on to “Train to Compete” and the “Train to Win” stages in our sport.
As a club, we felt that we would offer programs near the beginning of the continuum of athletic success, and that is to offer a program for athletes between the ages of 9-12, or the “Learn to Train” stage.
WinMan Mighty Mites is just that. We will teach the athletes the methods on what it takes to train for a sport. Our goals are to provide formulized training methods specific to volleyball, but with emphasis on general sport skills that are suitable to a variety of athletics. (Athletes should not be specializing at this age!)
It is our hope that graduates from the WinMan Mighty Mites program will go on to our competitive teams at the 13-18U age levels.
Mega Mighty Mites
Mega Mighty Mites is a program for those Grade 6 athletes who successfully completed Mighty Mites in previous years.
We will also accept registrations from athletes in Grade 7 who are looking for this enrichment opportunity.
The head coach of this program is Mr. Tim Au. Tim is an experienced Physical Educator who teaches at Miles Macdonell Collegiate. Tim has taught Physical Education at both the Middle Years and Senior Years level.
Tim has over 20 years of coaching experience at the grassroots, developmental, and elite levels.
Tim has won numerous club provincial championships, and his teams have medaled each spring at the National Championships since his first club coaching experience. Other accolades include coaching the Team Manitoba Canada Games Gold medalists in 2005, numerous conference championships at the middle years and Varsity level, as well as a MHSAA Provincial Championship with his Varsity team in 2008 and 2011. Tim was named the MVA Age class developmental coach of the year in 2003 as well as the MVA High School coach of the year in 2008.
Tim will be assisted by former or current WinMan athletes in high school and University.
A general Mighty Mite practice will include:
a) Warm up phase (development of athletic skills, flexibility, and physical training)
b) Sport Specific Technical/Tactical training
c) Game Play
The focus will be on “learning how to compete” which will be accomplished through the latest pedagogical training methods that will be employed by the coaching staff.
Most of all, there will be a huge focus on FUN, so that we can promote a love of physical activity, a love of volleyball, and also develop valuable life skills along the way.
When: 8 weeks, on Friday Evenings January 12th – March 9th, 2018
(Specific Dates to be emailed to participants in January as there will be some school closures)
2 Sessions of Mighty Mites are offered:
Session 1: 6:15-7:25pm OR
Session 2: 7:25-8:35pm
1 Session of Mega Mighty Mites is offered:
Session 3: 8:35-9:45pm
Location: Arthur Day Middle School (43 Whitehall Blvd. Gym is accessed through parking lot doors off of St. Martin Blvd)
Cost: $135 per athlete. Payable online. Please contact Tim Au at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to pay by cheque or other means.
Registration is not considered complete until payment is received. Registrations are limited to 32 participants in each session to ensure optimal learning environments. Registrations will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
REGISTRATION for the 2018 Program will open in Oct 2017. Please email Tim Au for more information.