Volleyball Canada is pleased to welcome 19 male athletes to the 2021 National Excellence Program (NEP) based at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau, Quebec.

“It’s very exciting to have this group of athletes training at the centre,” said Julien Boucher, high performance director (indoor). “Despite the challenges of the 2020-21 season, most of our Olympic hopefuls are playing professionally overseas, and this program is an important part of the pathway to the senior National Team for players based in Canada.”

NEP head coach Dan Lewis leads the program that kicked off January 18 and runs until March 26.

Daniel Jansen Van Doorn – Langley BC
Fynnian McCarthy – Lake Country BC
Aaron Elser – Calgary AB
Braedon Friesen – Swift Current  SK
Darian Koskie – Winnipeg MB
Dax Tompkins – Kincardine ON
Erik Siksna – Markham ON
Gabriel Chancy – Montreal QC
Jackson Bere – Toronto ON
Jonathan Pickett – Wiarton ON
Jonathan Portelance – La Prairie  QC
Jordan Pereira – St. Catharines ON
Maxime Gratton – Ottawa ON
Mikael Clegg – Selkirk MB
Pierce Johnson – Chatham ON
Rémi Cadoret – Quebec  QC
Samuel Cooper – Hamilton ON
Steven Abrams – Georgetown ON
Zac Hutcheson – Amherstview ON

Dan Lewis, Head Coach
Olivier Faucher, Assistant coach
Scott Koskie, Assistant coach
Ian Eibbitt, Assistant coach
Lionel Bonnaure, Performance analyst
Melissa Healy, Athletic therapist
Louis-Jean Tremblay, Strength coach
Michael Cook, Strength coach
Kyle Paquette, Mental performance coach
Erik Sesbreno, Sport dietitian
Julien Boucher, High performance director
Cassandra Nicol, Men’s team coordinator