Volunteers step foward to coach sports at Ladysmith Secondary School

Fall sports are up and running at Ladysmith Secondary School, thanks in large part to volunteers.

Athletic programs are shaping up for the school year at Ladysmith Secondary School, but students will need to bring their A game to help make it a successful year, says student activities co-ordinator Kyle McDonald.

During a community meeting held at the high school in September, local residents came forward to volunteer to coach some of the sports teams.

As it stands, there will be enough coaches to offer Grade 8 girls basketball, Grade 8 boys basketball, junior boys basketball and senior boys basketball in November, as well as girls soccer in the spring.

McDonald is hoping that more students will choose to participate in extracurricular sports this season and sign up for school teams.

“For a variety of reasons, the kids just aren’t out like they used to be out, so it’s a struggle to get coaches out,” explained McDonald. “You need to have the kids that are driven to become the best they can be and committed.”

There are currently a number of sports teams up and running at Ladysmith Secondary School this fall, including the Grade 8, junior and senior girls volleyball teams, and a junior boys soccer team.

The senior boys rugby program is also expected to be fielded this year.