Grand female volleyball man in the region, Daniel Dawson draws a positive balance of the Provincial Volleyball Quebec U17 and U18 Provincial Championship in Division 1. “It was really a success all the way,” said the one who was a little the man-orchestra of the event held in three institutions of Saguenay at the end of the week.
Coordonnateur of Volleyball Quebec programs, Andre Rochette feels the same way and said he was pleased with how the event in three sites: the Cegep de Jonquière, Chicoutimi and Cégep de Chicoutimi Seminary.
The teams came from all over Quebec and were divided into three categories: 18 and 17-year-old women and 18-year-old men. In the men’s section, there were 14 teams. In 18-year-old women, 10 teams competed and in the 17 years, 22 women’s teams crossed the line.
Three teams from the Club Volleyball Saguenay (CVS) represented the region. In the women’s category 18 and under, the regionals finished in 4th place. “We were in the game in every game, even if we were playing against the best programs in the province. The girls did well and it was very positive as a weekend, “said Daniel Dawson, who also acted as head coach of this training.
In the women’s 17, the CVS team led by Alexandra Martin won the gold medal in division 2. “They had a difficult first day, but they found their pace on Sunday, and they won three to finish first in Division 2. ”
The CVS also enrolled the U15 women’s group at the age of 17. The young team was outclassed for the occasion. Of course, the goal was to bring some experience to this succession.
“As we were the hosts of this championship, it was still interesting to have them participate in the event, even if it was more complicated for the results. They had to adjust to the faster pace of play and the more powerful strikes, which may have given them a good taste of what awaits them next year, “says Dawson.
To ensure the smooth running of the tournament, several players and coaches were involved. “We had about 50 volunteers, including club youth who scoring and college players who were responsible for trays. Several people who gravitated around the event, “says Daniel Dawson.
“A championship of this magnitude required a lot of preparation, but it went well,” he says. It’s a bit of a taste of Division 1 in which the Cégep de Jonquière will be playing next season. The teams we played against were almost all in division 1 for their development team. ”
“As a club, we try to be proactive by hosting large events in the area. It gives us opportunities to see the sport. Our scorers were players in the 13-14 age group, and they loved it. It was a wonderful caliber with games raised. It gives a good visibility to the sport and goals for young people who often only knew the caliber of their local league. “