SK Sport will be offering multi-sport training for officials on Saturday March 22, 2014 in Saskatoon. The 2 sessions are both free of charge to registered officials. For more information or to register, check out the Information Package.
Following the Tech A/B Officiating Clinic this past weekend in Saskatoon, we had 5 new officials certified at the Tech B level! The SRA would like to congratulate : Danielle Drury, Tim Frattinger, Ian Frattinger, Graham Frattinger, and Tanner Prentice on their new officiating certification and encourage them to further pursue officiating in racquetball. If you or your community would like to run an Officiating Clinic or are interested in pursuing further certification, please contact the SRA to organize one.
For those of you who play regularly in racquetball tournaments, Racquetball Saskatchewan recommends you taking your Tech A/B level in officiating.
Tech A consists of reading the manual which can be found here:
Tech B consists of writing a multiple choice, open book test. Tim Landeryou will be administering this test on Saturday February 22nd, at 1pm at the YMCA. If you have not taken this test, we recommend you doing so. Please sign up by replying to this email, or to Alison at email@example.com
The Saskatoon Junior Open wrapped up this past weekend at the YMCA in Saskatoon. Macrorie’s Tanner Prentice finished atop the field of 13 competitors to bring home the crown. Graham Frattinger of Martinsville finished 2nd and Danielle Drury of Saskatoon finished 3rd.
Racquetball Canada’s first National Team Selection Event of the season is being held this coming weekend, November 29 – December 1, in Winnipeg, MB. Saskatchewan has 7 athletes competing: Tim Landeryou, Christine Richardson, Nathaniel Husulak, Lee Connell, Chris Exner, Josh Keil, and Tanner Prentice. Follow the results on the Tournament Website, as well as Tim Landeryou’s Blog, and Racquetball Canada’s Website, which will contain writeups of most of the National Team action.
The results from this tournament will be combined with the 2013 National Championships and the second National Team Selection Event to determine the team representing Canada at the Pan American Championships in April, as well as the second National Team Selection Event and the 2014 National Championships to determine the team representing Canada at the 2014 World Racquetball Championships.
UPDATE: The Saskatchewan contingent unfortunately finished without a medal at the first selection event of the season, but did have 4 athletes make the quarter finals. Full results can be found on the Tournament Website.
Racquetball has made another (extremely brief) leap into the mainstream media! Check out the following clip outlining TSN’s Top 10 of moments many who have watched enough racquetball will be extremely familiar with.
The Saskatchewan Racquetball Association is seeking a racquetball coach to lead beginner and junior programming at the YMCA in Moose Jaw, SK. This would be a part time position based on demand but likely would involve a few 1-hr lessons per week to start.
No previous experience is required as coaching certification and training is available through the Coaching Association of Saskatchewan and cost of certification would be covered by the SRA. To get more information on this opportunity or to apply, please contact the Director of Domestic Development.
Saskatoon’s Lee Connell will be competing this weekend at the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan. This is an IRT Tour 1 Pro Stop which will attract the top pros from Canada, the US, and Mexico, as well as other countries around the world. Go Lee!
Check out the following video featuring Cliff Swain (former world #1) as well as the tournament website at the bottom of this post for draws and results as the tournament progresses.
Following her best result at the World Junior Championships to date – Bronze in doubles and 5th place in singles – Danielle Drury is flying high. But where some teenagers might be out celebrating their success, Drury has kept a level head, crediting her training regime, and maturely recognizing that to accomplish her future goals, there is still a lot of work to be done.
The SRA’s Tim Landeryou recently caught up with Danielle to get her thoughts on training for and competing in Sucre, Bolivia, and what she’s set her sights on for her future in racquetball. Check out the interview here:
In accordance with Policies and Procedures, the 2013 AGM Package is hereby disseminated to the membership at least two weeks prior to the AGM. The AGM is set to be held at Gold’s Gym (Regina) on November 16th at noon. This information was also sent out in an email to as many members as possible to ensure thorough dissemination. If you would like to be included in future email blasts of this nature please contact the Executive Director. See you at the AGM!