TORONTO (April 3, 2019) - Dodgeball Canada has announced its latest grassroots initiative, an U23 Development Camp, dedicated to developing and working with high-potential competitive players currently 23* and below from across the country. The announcement showcases the latest work and commitment DC has to player and sport development, specifically focusing on active youth players within dodgeball. The program will operate under DC’s Sport and Player Development portfolio in combination with the Team Canada National Program.
“High-potential competitive youth players are so incredibly important to the future of our sport here in Canada, as-well as our future success on the international stage. We want to make a significant investment to ensure our youth are developing the right way, focused on setting proper goals and feel empowered with a clear understanding of their journey towards being a competitive and amateur athlete in the sport of dodgeball. We want to create and identify opportunities for them to keep learning and be apart of our future,” said Victor Gravili, Head Coach and General Manager of Team Canada and DC’s Director of Player and Sport Development.
This year’s inaugural camp will be held August 4 – 5 in Etobicoke, Ontario. Future U23 Development Camps will travel to different cities across the country.
Each Provincial Sporting Organization (PSO) will be responsible for identifying and sharing a list of high potential competitive athletes from their province to attend the U23 Development Camp in August. Following a review of the lists, DC will extend a formal invitation to the identified and selected athletes by April 30th, 2018. Athletes who accept the invitation to attend the camp will be required to pay a $250.00 registration fee which will cover the costs of the training, apparel and meals throughout the scheduled agenda.
For more information about the U23 Development Camp or to contact a local PSO, please email Victor Gravili at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Athletes who have turned 24 years of age in 2018 will also be considered and are eligible.