Category: Volleyball

Here’s the list of blog articles regarding my volleyball experiences.

2021 Commentateur Volleyball Universitaire

2021 Commentateur Volleyball Universitaire

J’ai été invité à être commentateur sportif pour des parties de volleyball universitaire féminin et masculin. Ce fut ma première expérience en Web Diffusion et j’ai bien apprécié ce défi. Vous pouvez voir et entendre les 4 parties en rediffusion plus bas sur cette page.

Samedi 24 octobre 2021

Vendredi 29 octobre 2021

Samedi 30 octobre 2021

Pour conclure, j’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir ! Si c’est possible, je souhaite avoir d’autres occasion d’être commentateur pour un sport comme le volleyball.

2020 Moving to Gaspesie

2020 Moving to Gaspesie

Here’s my story about moving from Montreal to Gaspésie.

After months of preparation thru job applications, interviews and tests, the project to move out of Montreal crystalized when accepting a job offer in Gaspésie. So my girlfriend and I packed our 6 month-old baby, temporarily sub-rented our Montreal apartment and rented a small house by the Matane River in Gaspésie near the office.

What about work?

Winter Storm After Work
Winter Storm After Work

The job is an occasional 90-day contract in a small city located 600 km from Montreal. This work contract should be completed around March 2021 (UPDATE: it has been renewed for another year until March 2022).

What About Nature?

Winter Sunset Reflecting on Matane River, Quebec.
Winter Sunset Reflecting on Matane River, Quebec.

Fresh air, calmness and abondance of stars at night are the highlights of my observations regarding nature in the region of Matane. Majestic view of the Saint-Laurence River and sensational sunsets have to be mentioned!

Winter Walk in Nature in Matane, Quebec.
Winter Walk in Nature in Matane, Quebec.

Renting a House in Matane

Renting a House in Matane, Quebec.
Renting a House in Matane, Quebec.

After weeks at my girlfriend’s family, we found a small home in a residential neighborhood. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and includes all appliances (oven, fridge, dishwasher, washer, drier). At 900$CAD per month.

Volleyball in Matane?

November weather allowed for a few opportunities to go outdoor barefoot in the sand at local sand volleyball courts near ‘Le Parc Des Iles’ in the middle of Matane River. The sand was very good quality and we had a fun doing multiple pepper rallies. For indoor volleyball in December, unfortunately with the COVID limitations, I was only able to see a glimpse of an adult volleyball league Thursday evenings at the local high school before everything closed in the ‘red-zone’.

Ultimate Frisbee in Matane?

Unfortunately with the COVID limitations, I was only able to play once at the Ultimate Matane League (Friday evening adult league) at the local high school before everything closed in the ‘red-zone’.

Swimming in Matane?

As a national swimming record-holder, it was important for me to stay in the water. Fortunately, a 5-lanes, short-course (25m.) indoor chlorine pool remained open with some limitations. So I was able to have some swimming time with both public laps hours and organized masters club.

2020 Beach Volleyball Commentator

2020 Beach Volleyball Commentator

After playing for 25 years and coaching for 15 years, I now enjoy commentating beach volleyball competitions.

Grand Prix Beach Quebec

For the 4th edition of the Grand Prix Beach Quebec, I was invited to be the sport commentator for the beach volleyball competitions. It’s always a pleasure to describe beach volleyball tournaments. Congratulations to all athletes.

Championnat Volleyball Quebec

More updates to come…

Music Playlist

Usually having a professional DJ, this year’s organizers have decided to use ‘playlists’ connected to sound systems. So players and spectators can connect their mobile phones to broadcast. To avoid any interruption when a mobile phone battery died, song looping, playlist ending, or notifications are not silenced, I have decided to create my own ‘beach volleyball’ playlist.

2020 Solo Volleyball Drills in Skatepark

2020 Solo Volleyball Drills in Skatepark

Solo volleyball drills by Jean-Patrick Godbout. Filmed in April 2020 at Etienne-Desmarteau skatepark in Montreal, weather was cold (0’C/32’F) and windy and I am still wearing my winter gear. Volleyball used is the Spalding King of the Beach. Video shot with a GoPro.

This idea came at the social isolation stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering that all organized sports activities have been canceled (including FIVB events and the Olympic Games), here’s the way I found to stay active and respect public health measures.

2020 Solo Volleyball Drills on Outdoor Basketball Court

2020 Solo Volleyball Drills on Outdoor Basketball Court

Featuring Jean-Patrick Godbout exploring solo volleyball drills. This time we are at the outdoor basketball court at parc Joseph-Paré in Montreal. We are using a Spalding King of the Beach Volleyball. The pattern of this solo drill is to serve a volleyball on the backboard and do 3 contacts (pass, set and hit) and aim the backboard again. Video shot with a GoPro camera.

2019 Beach Volleyball Season

2019 Beach Volleyball Season

Here’s the highlights of my 2019 beach volleyball season.

Beach Volleyball Coach

JP Godbout Coaching Beach Volleyball Athletes Mikael Dagenais and Hugo Rosso at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.
JP Godbout Coaching Beach Volleyball Athletes Mikael Dagenais and Hugo Rosso at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.

Coaching Hugo Rosso & Mikael Dagenais

Starting early spring and involved bi-weekly with morning practices until the end of the summer, it has been a pleasure to help out these 2 athletes achieve amazing progression and results;

Top 4 at the 2019 Canadian National Championship in Toronto
Silver at 2019 Quebec Provincial Championship in Ste-Agathe
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #3 – Boucherville
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #2 – Laprairie
Quebec Provincial Tour Event #1 – Beauce
Challenge Celtique – Montreal

Check videos below to see a variety of beach volleyball drills

Beach Volleyball Warmup Drill featuring Mikael Dagenais, Hugo Rosso, Pierre Brennan and Felix Mahn at Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal.

Beach Volleyball Commentator

It was a pleasure to be the live voice of three beach volleyball events around Quebec (Montreal, Laprairie, Ste-Agathe).

Volunteer at Local Beach Courts

Contributing to keep local courts safe, clean and available for players to enjoy the sport of beach volleyball.

2018 Sport Commentator Highlights

2018 Sport Commentator Highlights

Here’s my story about being a beach volleyball sport commentator in the summer of 2018.

Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) at the Boucherville Open
Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) on Saturday at the Boucherville Open
Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) on Sunday at the Boucherville Open
Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) on Sunday at the Boucherville Open
Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) at the 2018 Provincial Beach Volleyball Championship in Ste-Agathe
Jean-Patrick Godbout and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) at the 2018 Provincial Beach Volleyball Championship in Ste-Agathe
Jean-Patrick Godbout, Guylaine Dumont and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) at the 2018 Provincial Beach Volleyball Championship in Ste-Agathe
Jean-Patrick Godbout, Guylaine Dumont and Milen Christov (DJ Strandja) at the 2018 Provincial Beach Volleyball Championship in Ste-Agathe