Pakmen Volleyball Coach Matt Harris and 16U Champions Team

Smith Leaves 17U Pakmen in Good Hands

By DAVID WINER Kelly Smith didn't have to search far and wide for a replacement when he decided to take a one-year break from coaching late last year. While guiding his 16U Pakmen team to back-to-back Provincial and Eastern Canadian indoor titles, the Pakmen Volleyball Club founder and President could rest comfortably knowing his charges ... More

Michael Amoroso Will Be a Head Coach for the 2017-2018 Indoor Season

Pakmen Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that Michael Amoroso will be a head coach for the 2017-2018 indoor season.  Michael will be coaching the back-to-back Provincial Champion 16U Team next season (2002 born).  We are incredibly excited for these athletes to have a coach like Michael who has a very decorated volleyball background.... More

Volleyball Drills for Defence

In the sport of volleyball as well as in many other sports offensive players traditionally attract more attention of fans. However, it is important to know that the success of the volleyball team also depends on its defense so much. That means that defenders also play a key role during the game. Obviously, every volleyball team must have strong ... More

Pakmen Volleyball training exercises

Volleyball Drills for Better Communication

It’s widely known that the success of a volleyball team depends a lot on communication between players. The reality is the effective communication delivers multiple significant benefits to athletes and greatly contributes to a volleyball team’s success. Needless to say that volleyball players should understand each other on the court ... More

Secrets to Better Volleyball Defense

Most volleyball coaches assume that the success of a volleyball team depends a lot on its defense. Obviously, volleyball team’s defenders should get as many digs per game as possible. In other words, defensive players shouldn’t allow the opponent team to get easy points. Players, who are responsible for volleyball defence, need to get ... More

Importance of Mental Imagery in Training for Volleyball

The training for the sport of volleyball is not just all about physical training. You need to know that mental training also plays a key role in training for volleyball. It is crucial for a volleyball player to believe in himself/herself and build good relationships with his/her teammates. Moreover, it’s very important for volleyball players to ... More

Pakmen team timeout during volleyball game

TIME OUTs: DO’s & DON’Ts in Volleyball

by Orest Stanko Game management is an area of volleyball that is not often on the agenda at coach clinics. Ordinarily topics include technical skill development, offensive and defensive systems, training the setter, sport-specific strength and conditioning, etc. And, if you depart the clinic with a set of new drills then it was worth your time ... More

First Touches: Keys to Success in Volleyball!

by Orest Stanko If you ask any athlete that I have coached to date, "…what is Orest’s singular preoccupation as a volleyball coach?" he/she will undoubtedly remark, "…first touches". Simply put, serving and service receive are the foundations of winning volleyball, regardless of the level that you’re playing. If you serve ineffect... More

Pakmen lands Reid Hall

Pakmen Volleyball Club is ecstatic to announce the signing of Reid Hall to coach our boys u17 Black team this season. Reid, a former professional volleyball player and national team athlete, is one of the most respected and well-liked coaches in the province. "I got to know Reid when he was the captain of the York University Lions and my u18 ... More

Pakmen has a new addition to its rep team program (u17 boys team)

Profile: Chris Simek Chris Simek is a veritable volleyball legend in the college circuit. Starting at Humber College, he broke a variety of records and helped guide the team to a provincial championship. After his success at Humber, Simek moved on to Guelph University, where he continued to excel, winning the CSI rookie of the year. Now, Simek ... More