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Ballhawks on the Beach

May 17, 2022

Pierce Johnson was guest coach at Ballhawks on the Beach Tuesday.  Good luck on the summer tour this year!! 

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Ballhawks 2022-23 Tryouts

Updated Dates and Locations !!!

Annual General Meeting

As per the club's bylaws, the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Chatham Ballhawks Volleyball Club was held Monday August 23RD, 2022 on-line.   If you wish to participate please reply directly to chathamballhawks@gmail.com and meeting invite link will be sent.   

If you wish to receive any previous year's AGM minutes and/or would like a copy of the Club's by-laws please

Thanks to our coaches for another fun house league this year after 2 years off!!  We hope to see everyone out again next year!!! 

BALLHAWKS ON THE BEACH

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Aug 6

Provincials - Toronto

- Gold 14UG

Johyna & Raleigh

Jul 22 - Leamington

- Johyna Vanderveen/Raleigh Provost - Gold 14UG 

- Gisele McKaig/Josie Heslop - Silver 14UG

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July 8 - London

- Johyna Vanderveen/Raleigh

Provost  -Silver 14UG

​May 28 - Windsor

- Gisele McKaig/Sydney Scaman

  Silver 13UG Premier 

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​Jun 25 - Ashbridges

- Gisele McKaig/Madi Potter

  Silver 13UG  

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Ballhawks 2023-24 Tryout Dates

Tentative times and locations continue to be updated

EE - EbenEzer Christian;  CKSS - Chatham-Kent Secondary School 

U18 Girls (born 2006/5)

Wednesday Sep 13 - 8:00-9:30 pm EE 

Wednesday Sep 20 - 6:30-8:00 pm EE

U17 Girls (born 2007)

Wednesday Sep 13 - 6:30-8:00 pm EE

Tuesday Sep 19 - 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Thursday Sep 21 - 7:30-9:00 pm EE

U16 Girls (born 2008)

Saturday Sep 16 - 12:00-1:30 pm EE

Tuesday Sep 19 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

Thursday Sep 21 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

U15 Girls (born 2009)

Saturday Sep 16 - 10:30-12:00 pm EE 

Monday Sep 18 - 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Monday Sep 25 - 7:30-9:00 pm EE

U14 Girls (born 2010)

Saturday Sep 16 - 9:00-10:30 am EE

Monday Sep 18 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

Monday Sep 25 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

U18 Boys (born 2006/5)

Sunday Sep 17 - 3:00-4:30 pm CKSS

Sunday Sep 24 - 3:00-4:30 pm CKSS

U17 Boys (born 2007)

Sunday Sep 17 - 3:00-4:30 pm CKSS 

Sunday Sep 24 - 3:00-4:30 pm CKSS

U16 Boys (born 2008)

Sunday Sep 17 - 1:30-3:00 pm CKSS 

Sunday Sep 24 - 1:30-3:00 pm CKSS

U15 Boys (born 2009)

Tuesday, Oct 3 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Tuesday Oct 10 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Wednesday, Oct 11 7:30-9:00 pm EE

U14 Boys (born 2010/11)

Tuesday, Oct 3 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Tuesday Oct 10 7:30-9:00 pm EE

Wednesday, Oct 11 7:30-9:00 pm EE

U13 Girls (born 2011)

Tuesday Sep 26 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

Wednesday Sep 27 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

Tuesday Oct 3 - 6:00-7:30 pm EE

For the upcoming 2023-24 season, the Ballhawks will be holding tryouts for:

                      Competitive Teams

      Girls                                            Boys

U13 (born 2011) *                         U14 (born 2010/11)   

U14 (born 2010) *                        U15 (born 2009) 

U15 (born 2009) *                        U16 (born 2008) 

U16 (born 2008)                          U17 (born 2007)  

U17 (born 2007)                          U18 (born 2006/5)

U18 (born 2006/5)

                                                                               

* multiple teams at each of these levels is planned to be offered if sufficient interest and as determined by the club during tryouts.

                      Development Teams

Following Mini/Jr Ballhawks program - starting early Dec:

     Girls U12 and U11 (born 2012 and 2013)

     Boys U12/11 (born 2012/13) 

     Boys U13 (born 2011) - TBD

 

Summer Camp Opportunity! VOLLEYBALL KENT CAMP 
Jul 4-7TH

 

Ballhawks House League

7 weeks

Wednesdays starting

Oct 18 

6:30-8:00pm

EbenEzer School

Gr 7 - 9 Boys & Girls

Cost - $90

Session is Full

Registration Closed

Get Your Ballhawks

Spirit Wear and other apparel !!!

CLOSES Nov 27TH!!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
12U Boys & Girls D
evelopment Teams
U12 Taking Flight 


The Ballhawks are excited that registration is now open for our 12U Taking Flight program which runs primarily January thru March. 

Ballhawks Minis** & Juniors

Fall 2023 Sessions

** Note - minis registration is now waiting list only

5 weeks

Mondays starting

Oct 16 

5:00-5:45 pm Minis [Gr 1-3]

6:00-6:45 pm Jrs [Gr 4-6]

Where:  EbenEzer School

Cost:  $50

Announcing

Ballhawks Minis

Spring 2024 Sessions

Boys & Girls Gr 1-3

5 weeks

Mondays starting

May 6 

5:00-5:45 pm

Where:  EbenEzer School

Cost:  $60

Session is Full

Hopefully we'll see you in the Fall!! 

Ballhawks in Action - Upcoming 

Apr 25-27 Provincial Championships - Ottawa

15g Velocity, 15g Flight 

Apr 28-30 Provincial Championships - Ottawa

13g Fierce, 13g Glide, 15b

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Ballhawks teams win bronze

Jan 22, 2024

The Chatham 16UB Ballhawks captured bronze medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Challenge Cup tournament Saturday in Chatham

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The Chatham 18UG Ballhawks took home bronze medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Challenge Cup tournament Sunday in Oakville!

Ballhawks on the Beach 2024

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UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL! 

Tuesday Oct 17TH

7PM St Clair Healthplex

come on out to see elite university volleyball match featuring the Western Mustangs vs. Windsor Lancers.  Pre-match at 4pm includes are very own 16g Ballhawks in a match vs. South County.  Thanks to our sponsor for hosting:

REGISTRATION
Mini Ballhawks
Spring Session


The Ballhawks are excited to announce that registration is now open for another session of Minis!!
5 sessions
Mondays 5-6pm starting Mar 7TH
$50 

Register now!! 

SESSION FULL!! 

You may register to be put on the waiting list in case of cancellations.  Hopefully you can revisit us for our Fall 2023 sessions. 

Thanks PEAK ATHLETIC TRAINING! 

Ballhawks Athletes took part in training sessions put on by Peak Performance Oct 21ST and 28TH.  

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Former Ballhawks in the News

OCAA All-stars Abby Sluys, Mattea DeLeary

Feb 27, 2020

Congratulations Abby Sluys (Redeemer) and Mattea Deleary (Fanshawe) [both Ballhawks 2013-16) for being named to the 2ND Team all stars for the 2019-20 OCAA season.  Best of luck in the playoffs! 

Former Ballhawks aluminus in the news:

Congrats to 

Pierce Johnson (Ballhawks 2011-2015) for being named to Team Canada for 2019 Summer Universiade to be in held in Naples, Italy starting July 3RD!  

Mattea Deleary (Ballhawks 2013-2016)  for helping the Fanshawe Falcons to a bronze medal at the CCAA Women's National volleyball championships.

The 2019 session of the Ballhawks Youth League finished up - Thanks Coach Cobb for another fun & successful program!!

Hope to see all future v-ballers out at camp next summer and next year!! 

Ballhawks in the news:

Congratulations Kaden Reid (16U Boys) for making Ontario Team Red - best of luck training this summer Kaden!!  

Congratulations to Rylee Goodburn (14U Girls) who recently won gold at the 2020 Ontario Native Volleyball Invitational.   

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Former Ballhawks in the news:

Congratulations to former Ballhawks Mattea DeLeary, and Abby Sluys for selection to the OCAA 2ND Team Allstar team.  Both in their 3RD year, Mattea is MB with Fanshawe and Abby is LS with Redeemer. 

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Covid-19 Protocols Update

November 9, 2020

The latest revision of the Ballhawks Covid-19 Operating Protocols is released.  Of note, as per OVA's Nov 6 release, masks are now required by all participants at all times .... 

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Ballhawks in the News

Team Ontario Coach - Mel Smyth

Good Luck Coach Mel as she embarks with coaching Ontario Team Red this summer!  An excellent opportunity and we wish her well! 

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Ballhawks in the News

Laurin Ainsworth commits to Brock

Mar 23, 2020

Congratulations Laurin on signing commitment for the Brock Badgers for next year.  Best of luck!

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Summer Sessions on-line check-in links

All Athletes, Coaches, and Volunteers will need to validate that have completed before entering the gym upon check-in.  Please arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to session wearing a mask and adhering to physical distancing protocols. 

Tryouts Pre-Registration

You must pre-register to tryout.  This will help the club assess the need for additional teams, coaches, and 

practice facilities for the various age levels. 

 

Registration will close the night before tryouts of your age group.

Exact times and locations are still to be determined but below is the tryouts schedule.   

You will be notified through your contact information from your registration a day or 2 before tryouts begin. 

As well, the webpage will be continually updated so please re-visit to confirm the tryouts you are to attend. 

OVA MRS Registration:

All athletes must be registered in Ontario Volleyball Association's MRS system prior to attending any tryouts

Please select $0 Tryout Option. 

All athletes must be verified the night before tryouts for them to attend.  

What to Expect at Tryouts

  • Please ensure to arrive 15 min early to your first tryout to confirm pre-registration, contact information.     

  • Please note - no parents will be allowed into the facility

Registration Still Open for

Youth League

The Ballhawks are excited to announce 6TH annual House League

Gr 7 & 8 Boys and Girls 

7 weeks

Wednesdays Starting Oct 9TH

7:30-9:00

$70 

Registration for 11/12u girls now open!

The Ballhawks are excited to be announcing development programming for u11/u12 girls starting wk of Nov 14TH. 

Please use following link for registration

If you have questions on Ballhawks competitive teams, please do not hesitate to 

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Ballhawks 2021-22 Tryout Dates (subject to change). 

Tryout locations to be confirmed at a later date

U18 Girls (born 2004 & 2003)

Thu Sep 16

Mon Sep 20

U18 Boys (born 2004 & 2003)

Wed Sep 15

Wed Sep 22

U17 Girls (born 2005)

Wed Sep 15

Tue Sep 21 

U17 Boys (born 2005)

Thu, Sep 16 

Wed Sep 22

Wed Sep 29

U16 Girls (born 2006)

Wed Sep 15

Mon Sep 20

Thu Sep 23

Mon Sep 27 (to be confirmed)

U16 Boys (born 2006) 

Thu Sep 16

Wed Sep 22

remainder to be determined

U15 Girls (born 2007)

Tuesday, Oct 13, 5:45-7:15 pm

U14 Girls (born 2008)

Tue Sep 21, 6:00-7:30 pm

U13 Girls (born 2009/10)

Mon Sep 27, 6:00-7:30 pm

U15 Boys (born 2007) 

Wed Sep 22

remainder to be determined

U14 Boys (born 2008)

to be determined

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NEW!!  COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Chatham-Kent PHU Announcement

October 27, 2021

As mentioned in our last post October 25TH, we will continue to implement all provincially and regionally mandated COVID-19 guidelines and any rules set out by each facility. 

 

On October 26TH the local Public Health Unit advised that effective Oct 31ST, all athletes 12 years of age or older whom are presently eligible for the vaccine must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID or proof of medical exemption as recognized by the Public Health Agency of Canada or our Local Health Authority, where applicable by November 1ST, 2021 and subsequently, must provide proof of full vaccination as of November 30TH, 2021 in order to be able to enter any indoor sports and recreational fitness facility in Chatham-Kent.  

  

If you have any questions regarding or wish to discuss these measures in further detail, please contact chathamballhawks@gmail.com

Tryouts Pre-Registration

You must pre-register to tryout.  This will help the club assess the need for additional teams, coaches, and 

practice facilities for the various age levels. 

 

Registration will close the night before tryouts.

Times, dates and locations are still to be determined but below is the tentative schedule, subject to change.   

You will be notified through your contact information from your registration a day or 2 before tryouts begin. 

MRS Registration:

All athletes must be registered in Ontario Volleyball Association's MRS system prior to attending any tryouts. 

This will need to be completed post Sep 1ST in order to be for the 2021-22 season.  

Please select $0 Tryout Option. 

All athletes must be verified the night before tryouts for them to attend.  

As the health and safety of our coaches, athletes and families is our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, tryouts will look different whether your a brand new player interested in the club or a returning player.   There are many rules/protocols that the club and all participants must adhere to.  For any questions please don't hesitate to review our Covid Protocols page or please 

What to Expect at Tryouts

  • Controlled one-way entries and exits with Hand Sanitization stations at entrance and exit to the building.  Check-in booth/table at entry to facility.

  • Athletes are to arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to their provided start time.  While waiting outside, physical distancing must be followed.   

  • Please note - no parents will be allowed into the facility.

  • Contact Tracing Sign-in - Each athlete will be required to complete an on-line screening questionnaire before they enter the building. Completion will be confirmed verbally and the confirmation will allow the club to document tracking for each session. Please note that if the answer to any of the questions is ‘yes’, the athlete cannot be allowed into the facility.  (please do not attend if showing signs of any Covid-19 symptoms).  

  • Athletes must come ready – water bottle, court shoes, gym clothing (no change rooms are provided) – and make every attempt to minimize the amount of personal items.  Athletes should consider bringing enough water in the case that taps/water filling stations are not available. Each athlete should have hand wipes and hand sanitizer with them in addition to mask(s).

  • We will hand sanitize every 30 minutes and sanitize the volleyballs minimum each hour and after each training session.

  • All participants (athletes, coaches, club staff) will need to wear a mask.  Athletes will be informed when a mask is not required (during game activity).

  • Physical distancing must be followed unless in a game activity.

  • Please visit our Covid Protocols page and the club's procedures and documentation for further info.

DIGGING FOR MEDALS ON THE BEACH

​Jul 28 - Port Stanley

- Ela Bos/Marcy Shawn

  Silver 14UG Premier 

Jul 27 - Port Stanley

- Lauryn Lahey/Elliot Cowan

  Silver 15UG Premier 

Jul 27 - Port Stanley

- Clarke Denomy/Kaden Reid

  Silver 15UB Premier 

Jul 20 - Ashbridges 

- Kenzie Lahey/Teya Meredith

  Gold 13UG Championship 

Jul 14 - Windsor 

- Lauryn Lahey/Eliot Cowan

  Gold 16UG Premier 

Jul 6 - London

- Turner Lessard/Carter Pittuck

  Silver 14UB Premier 

Jun 16 - Windsor

- Turner Lessard/Carter Pittuck

  Gold 14UB Premier 

- Liam Cobb, Bryson Davis 

  Silver 14UB Premier 

Jun 15 - Windsor

- Kenzie Lahey/Teya Meredith

  Silver 13UG Premier 

Jun 8 - Ashbridges

- Laurin Ainsworth/Kirby MacKinnon

  Silver 18UG Premier 

Jun 2 - Port Stanley

- Turner Lessard/Carter Pittuck

   Gold 14UB Premier 

Jun 1 - Port Stanley

- Kenzie Lahey/Teya Meredith

  Gold 13UG Premier

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See below for Tryouts timings for 2020-21 Competitive Teams

 UPDATES

As the health and safety of our coaches, athletes and families is our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, tryouts will look different whether your a brand new player interested in the club or a returning player.   There are many rules/protocols that the club and all participants must adhere to.   In addition, pre-registration is new this year.  For any questions please don't hesitate to  

 

Registration:  

 

1. All individuals must have registered online with the Ballhawks for the tryouts prior to participating in any club tryout or training. To register, go to our

 

tryout registration form  Please note - registration is now closed

2. All individuals must complete the OVA Covid-19 Waiver and email to chathamballhawks@gmail.com prior to participating in any club tryout or

 

training.   Please click here for 

3. For new players to the Ballhawks and the OVA, you must also complete the following Individual Registration Form prior to participation.  This form is

 

needed as the OVA has extended the 2019-20 membership for all returning athletes until the new MRS system from OVA is released.  Please note there

 

is no cost in sending in this form to the club.  This form                                                                                       needs to be sent, along with the

 

OVA Covid-19 Waiver to chathamballhawks@gmail.com

4. Athletes will receive a confirmation email from the club for tryout attendance once the club registration, OVA waiver, and OVA registration form (if

 

applicable) are confirmed as completed 24 hours prior to first tryout start time.    

No athlete will be allowed to show up ‘on the day’ without confirmed on-line registration. 

What to Expect at Tryouts

  • Controlled one-way entries and exits with Hand Sanitization stations at entrance and exit to the building.  Check-in booth/table at entry to facility.

  • Athletes are to arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to their provided start time.  While waiting outside, physical distancing must be followed.   

  • Please note - no parents will be allowed into the facility.

  • Contact Tracing Sign-in - Each athlete will be subject to a COVID-19 health questionnaire before they enter the building. This will be administered verbally and documented on a tracking sheet.  Please note that if the answer to any of the questions is ‘yes’, the athlete cannot be allowed into the facility.  (please do not attend if showing signs of any Covid-19 symptoms).  For a copy of the questionnaire, please click here.

  • Athletes must come ready – water bottle, court shoes, gym clothing (no change rooms are provided) – and make every attempt to minimize the amount of personal items.  Athletes should consider bringing enough water in the case that taps/water filling stations are not available. Each athlete should have hand wipes and hand sanitizer with them in addition to mask(s).

  • We will hand sanitize every 30 minutes and sanitize the volleyballs minimum each hour and after each training session.

  • All participants (athletes, coaches, club staff) will need to wear a mask.  Athletes will be informed when a mask is not required (during game activity).

  • Physical distancing must be followed unless in a game activity.

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Registration for tryouts for Ballhawks closed

Oct 5, 2020

Please note all pre-registration is closed for age cohorts for the 2020-21 season.  Please see updated times for remaining tryouts ...   

Summer Training Sessions

Aug 6, 2023

** UPDATE ** 13UG [2011] Sessions Added!!

We've now added 2 dates to the open sessions registration for 13U Girls [born 2011] for Tues Aug 22 and Wed Aug 30TH!   Please submit thru the sign up link for which of the date(s) you'd like to do!

July 23, 2023

The Ballhawks are excited to again offer open indoor training volleyball opportunities this August! This will be a chance to advance your skills as well as get primed up for the fall! This is open to registered 2022-23 Ballhawks but if you are new and interested or know a friend or someone interested, we can definitely set up registration by contacting the club directly at chathamballhawks@gmail.com

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