Rudy Verhoeff is not your typical volleyball player. He was deemed as “the worst recruit to ever step on the floor at Trinity Western University.” Hard work and determination paid off, however, and ultimately led him to becoming one of the Canadian National Team’s middle blockers for seven years. Even though he was typically undersized for this position on the international stage, Rudy put forth all of his efforts into becoming one of the quickest and most agile players in his position. He made the swift change to opposite the summer before the Olympics and represented Canada at the Rio Olympic Games.
After playing three years professionally as a middle blocker, the past two season he decided to stay and compete as an opposite. Rudy’s ability to play many different positions at a high level is a testament to his passion for the game and his relentless desire to improve.
He has been a member of Team Canada since 2009 when he first cracked the Junior National team roster. He has played for and has been the captain for Team Canada ever since. He had an outstanding 5 years at Trinity Western University capped off with back to back CIS Canadian University champions in 2011 and 2012. He made the jump to the Senior National team in 2013 where he helped the team to ultimately qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Rudy is a natural leader and has a passion to see kids fall in love with the game of volleyball. Rudy (and his new company, Equip Volleyball) will be partnering with Seaside Volleyball Club to run several camps this coming August. You can expect to FEEL his passion for the game and learn how he took his undersized frame to the Olympic games. “Rudy will bring a youthful enthusiasm to the program that will surely boost excitement for the camps this year” said Shane Donen, president of Seaside.
Rudy’s Volleyball History
For more information on our summer camps go to Summer Camps.