The Jaguars Youth Volleyball Club is seeking more coaches to accommodate the growing number of girls registering. If none are found, several of them will be left without a team here in Cochrane.

Kim Fiala, president of the Cochrane Jaguars Youth Volleyball Club, says they are seeking two more coaches for the U13 age group. 

"We've got a huge amount of girls trying out and unfortunately we're a little short on coaches so we're putting it out there to try and find more coaches in order to allow more girls to play in the system," says Fiala.

In all, 28 girls in the U13 age group have registered and each team carries 12 players.

"It would mean over half the girls won't have the opportunity to play unless they find a team in Calgary."

New coaches are required to take a couple of online courses and participate in a weekend symposium.

The beauty of it is the courses are online, she points out, and they have all season to complete them.

The Jaguars has teams for girls from U13 to U18 in one-year increments competing in tournaments across the province. The season continues until the May long weekend when the nationals are held. This season it looks like both the U15 and U16 teams will be playing the nationals, she says. Edmonton is hosting the U15 tournament and Regina is hosting the U16 tournament.

Currently, team tryouts are underway and continue until Dec. 9.

The club started as the Tigers in 2001 and became the Jaguars in 2003. Since the beginning, the club’s purpose has been to provide players the ability to participate in a competitive environment while remaining focused on offering development of individual and team skills. The teams are registered junior programs with Volleyball Alberta.

Those interested in coaching or who want more information on the club can visit their website www.jaguarsvolleyball.ca.

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