GREAT BAY, St. Martin -The five-day training camp of the United Volleyball Club opens Monday, July 26 and will run until July 31, said veteran volleyball sports organizer Rhoda Arrindell. The UVC camp participants will train at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE campus and will be housed in style at the Oyster Bay Resort.
The camp director is Patricio Bridgewater from the Olympic Committee of the Territory of the Netherlands Antilles. Cleophas Arrindell is the UVC trainer and coach. The age range for this year’s camp is 13 – 19 for non-members (though there are UVC members up to age 22 in the current youth program).
UVC accepts young people from the age of 5 in its Mini-Volleyball Program (MVP), which will be open for registration at the start of the upcoming school year, said Arrindell, organizer of the 2010 camp. For the more immediate time, the campers are already looking forward to the volleyball knockout competition, scheduled for July 29 – 31 at the L.B. Scott Auditorium.
UVC youth members in uniform with camp director Patricio Bridgewater (4th from R, back), Cleophas Arrindell, UVC trainer and coach (2nd from L, back rack), and Rhoda Arrindell UVC youth program coordinator (L, sitting). (RA photo courtesy)