When it comes to the mental and physical grind of the second half of a varsity season in the OCAA, teams need to be prepared.
Whether a team is fighting for a playoff spot, looking to improve on the first half of the season, or preparing to make a run at a provincial championship, avoiding a slow start in January is critical. With a strong slate of exhibition matches over the break, the Royals will look to avoid skipping a beat in 2014.
The Redeemer Royals men’s volleyball team will take their 6-3 record on the road for a week-long trip to British Columbia. The Royals will fly out on Dec. 31 for a series of exhibition games, high school clinics, recruiting events and training opportunities.
With a steady stream of volleyball talent coming out of B.C and making their way to Redeemer, the Royals are excited to build on their strong relationships on the west coast. The Royals’ roster boasts five players from British Columbia.
The Lady Royals women’s volleyball team will make their first Christmas Break trip out of the country over the holidays. The Royals depart for Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 29.
The team will play strong competition to maximize their time heading into a crucial part of the season. The Royals sit with a 6-3 record and will look to develop physical and mental toughness to position themselves for a spot in the provincial championships.
The men’s basketball team will look to keep their mid-season form as they stay in Ontario and face the George Brown Huskies on Dec. 31, as well as the University of Toronto on Jan. 2.
The 4-5 Royals will be in the middle of a playoff push when 2014 begins and they hope that some balanced competition will fill out their Christmas Break nicely.