Volleyball Canada announces Coaching Staff for Team Canada 2015 Youth Development Program

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Volleyball-Canada

Volleyball Canada has confirmed its coaching staff for the Team Canada 2015 Youth Development Program.

“We are very excited to put together an excellent group of coaches with a wide range of experience in both athlete development and coaching/playing experience,” said James Sneddon, Volleyball Canada Domestic Development Director. “We have high expectations for the coaching staff to provide a training and development plan to ensure our athletes are moving toward international success.

The Team Canada Youth Development Program provides an environment of excellence in Canada to expose identified athletes to international level of education, training and competition early in their career.

“It’s great to see the expansion of our program to include the broadening of the selection process for the next generation of national team athletes,” said Volleyball Canada men’s team head coach, Glenn Hoag. “This is an important step in the pathway to the senior team, and I’m looking forward to seeing the feedback from our development coaches on these athletes from across the country.”

Men’s Program

Women’s Program

Youth (athletes born in 1997 or later)

Junior (athletes born in 1997 or later)

Head Coach: Ben Josephson (BC)
Coaching Staff: Nader Shavandi (ON) &
Kerry MacDonald (AB)

Athletes will training and travel to the USA High Performance Championships in Des Moines, IA from July 19-July 26.

Head Coach: Scott Koskie (MB)
Coaching Staff: Tiffany Dodds (AB)

Athletes will training and travel to the USA High Performance Championships in Des Moines, IA from July 19-July 26.

Select (athletes born in 1998 or later):

Youth (athletes born in 1998 or later)

Lead Coach: Dan Ota (NS)
Coaching Staff: Mark Dodds (SK), Matt Harris (ON), Ard Biesheuvel (AB), Patrick Johnson (ON), Phil Dixon (AB), Brad Poplawski (AB), Mike Hawkins (AB), Greg Barthel (SK)

Athletes will training in Edmonton and compete in Red/White matches from July 19-26.

Lead Coach: Ryan Adams (BC)
Coaching Staff: Chris Dahl (BC, Gina Schmidt (BC), Dale Melnick (ON), Heather Brinkman (ON), Nicole Ban (AB), Rayel Bausenhaus (BC), Dan Huzar (BC)

Athletes will training in Whistler, BC and compete in Red/White matches from July 19-26.

Identification and Preparation for the NTCCs:
Athletes interested in being identified for the Team Canada Youth Development Program should contact their Provincial Volleyball Association for Provincial/Territory Elite Team selection process and key dates.

Immediately following the National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC) July 15-19, 2015, athletes will be selected to participate as part of the Team Canada 2015 Youth Development Program.

For additional information on the VCCE and Volleyball Canada programs, visit the volleyball.ca or vcce.ca

Volleyball Canada Media contact:
Jackie Skender
jskender@volleyball.ca
mobile : 613.794.7676

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