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Hoops and Spikes provides fun, foundational skill development for basketball and volleyball athletes of all ages. Through a variety of programming, including: camps, leagues, training and tournaments participants will learn key skills, practice them in controlled drills then put them to use in game play. A primary goal of Hoops and Spikes is to create opportunities for participants to play and love volleyball and basketball.
Hoops and Spikes is developed and run by Kyleen and Sean Gray, educators and coaches with the Rainbow District School Board, and supported by carefully chosen staff, when required, from the Sport S.H.S.M. program at Lively D.S.S., as well as other community coaches and teacher-coaches.
Kyleen’s coaching career began 23 years ago at Olympia Sports Camp (Canada’s largest and most prestigious multi-sport camp) where she was a camp counsellor, coach (primarily in the basketball and volleyball sport camps), senior leader and lifeguard for 5 summer seasons, then multiple spring camps in the early 2000’s. During this time, she also began coaching younger students while a senior in high school in Lo-Ellen Park’s basketball and volleyball programs. Her education and experience in running and coaching at sports camps continued throughout her time as a varsity volleyball athlete at Nipissing University at the Lakers Volleyball Camp (1998-2002). For the past 15 years, she’s been a multi-sport coach at Lively D.S.S., specifically in the volleyball program and has won multiple City, NOSSA and OFSSA medals throughout her tenure. Kyleen is a NCCP level 1 trained coach (multi-sport), and has various other NCCP coaching certificates related to: nutrition, concussion awareness, emergency action plans and making ethical decisions in sport.
Sean’s coaching career started with baseball in the late 90’s, then grew to include hockey, track, badminton, volleyball, downhill skiing, baseball and tennis as his teaching career began. In his 20+ years as a fundamental, multi-sport coach at Lively D.S.S. he has also earned great success at the City, NOSSA and OFSSA levels. Sean is a NCCP level 1 trained coach (hockey specialty), as well as other NCCP coaching certificates related to: nutrition, concussion awareness, emergency action plans and making ethical decisions in sport.