Junior Tigers Update: October 7, 2021

Since our last post, the Tigers have played several volleyball games. Last week, the Grade 7A team participated in the inaugural Tiffany Li Memorial Tournament at WPGA. The four teams participating (Collingwood, Crofton House, WPGA, and YHS) were closely matched and each of the round-robin matches were hotly contested. Although they came up short in the win column, the Tigers fought hard through the early stages of the tournament. In the playoff portion, YHS lost to eventual winner WPGA, before defeating the Collingwood Caveliers to claim third place. 

This week, the Grade 6 Tigers took to the court at Collingwood School for their first-ever volleyball game. The team was very excited and displayed a high level of ability by controlling the ball with three touches many times throughout the match. The future looks very good for this group of volleyball players, and they will have another opportunity to show their stuff next week at Crofton House. The Grade 7B team also got their first taste of match play as they travelled with the Grade 7A team for their league matches at Southridge School. The scores were close, but unfortunately, the Tigers fell victim to the Storm. Both Grade 7 teams will look to bounce back at their next match at Mulgrave School on October 27. 

The first race our amazing Cross-Country runners participated in was the Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Beach Park on Sunday, September 26th. Seventy tigers ran the race, with incredible success and positivity (despite the rain and the cold).

Only a few days after our first race was the Cross-Country Running Festival hosted by WPGA on Wednesday, September 29th. The girls made up for the fact that parents were not allowed to attend by cheering each other on so loudly that it sounded like a York House event. Congratulations to the 80 Tigers who ran the race!

Saturday, October 2nd was the Ocean Athletics Festival of Cross-Country at Crescent Park in South Surrey. Forty-five Tigers participated in our first clear weather event. The Yorkies are growing in stamina and strength with each race and their coaches couldn’t be more proud!

Every year I receive a number of emails from community groups who are looking to make contact with our students. Some of the groups have a long history with YHS athletes, while others have fostered ties to YHS through coaching opportunities. Here are a few community sports opportunities that I endorse if you have a child looking for additional activities outside of the walls of YHS:

SMASH Volleyball:

  • Late fall skills and games
  • Mondays or Thursdays
  • Early November
  • Grades 4 – 7 at Shaughnessy Heights United Church (1550 West 33rd Avenue)

Split Second Basketball:

  • Skills Training
  • 3 on 3 games
  • High Performance
  • YHS Specific Training Groups

Real Basketball League:

  • Introductory programs (Grade 1-3)
  • Skill Development