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17U & 18U Women

2019 Team Alberta 17U Women (born in 2002 or later) 

Note: The updated 16-month age categories do not apply for the Team Alberta program.  Overage athletes are not eligible to compete in the younger age category 

The Development of a Physical Profile

The goals of our program cannot necessarily be met by simply examining the most skilled athletes at each level.  Identified athletes need to have the size and athleticism that are essential for success at the higher levels. Volleyball skills can be further refined as athletes get exposure and practice within our sport. 

Our High Performance Committee has researched and evaluated physical testing results from numerous sources to understand the base physical performance levels that athletes should possess for continued success in our sport. 

17U Female Team Alberta Athlete- Physical Profile (with recommended standards)

Standards were updated by the High Performance Committee in January 2019
Position Reach  Block Jump Spike Jump  T-Test (seconds)
Setter 218.5 cm (7'2" = 86") 264 cm (8'8"= 104") 277 cm (9'1" = 109") 11.3
Middle 231 cm (7'7"= 91") 274 cm (9'0" = 108") 294.5 cm (9'8" = 116") 11.6
Outside 221 cm (7'3" = 87") 268 cm (8'9.5" = 105.5") 289.5 cm (9'6" = 114") 11.5
Libero          11.3
 

Please note: These standards are not the sole factor in athlete identification or selection. Athletes also need to demonstrate potential to be an elite athlete, a willingness to learn, a great attitude, decision making and leadership skills.

17U Identification/Program Pathway

  1. Club Coaches will receive an email asking for their athlete recommendations in January (after the Premier 1 registration deadline).
  2. Recommended athletes will be invited to do the physical testing prior to Premier #1. The tests conducted will not impact athlete performance at Premier #1; conducted tests include weight, height, seated height, standing reach, wingspan, grip strength, vertical jump (block, spike), T-test. Team Alberta coaches will receive the list of the athlete recommendations and testing results to begin their evaluations at the Premier events.
  3. Based on testing results and performance at Premier Events & Provincial Championships, athlete will be extended an offer to attend Team Alberta Selection Camps. Please note: If athletes are unable to attend testing, club coaches will have to provide their testing results prior to being invited to the Selection Camps. 
  4. Volleyball Alberta will provide Volleyball Canada with a list of our top athletes for the VC Selection Committee to consider when selecting their Youth & Junior National Teams.
  5. Team Alberta Coaches will select 12 competition athletes and 2 Training athletes at the end of Selection Camp #2 to join the Team Alberta 17U Summer Program (for more information, please refer to the 2019 Team Alberta- Athlete Selection Policy).   

17U Key Dates for 2019 (Dates and locations may be subject to change):

  • January (January 8th- 22nd): Club Coaches receive request for Athlete Recommendations
  • February 8 or February 22: Recommended Athletes attend evening physical testing
  • April 13: 17U Selection Camp #1 (Location TBA)
  • May 25 & 26: 17U/18U Selection Camp #2 (TBA)
  • July 2:  Athletes Arrive in Edmonton
  • July 2-16: Team Alberta Training (Calgary)         
  • July 17: Travel to Competition - Canada Cup in Halifax, NS
  • July 17-21: Canada Cup, Halifax
  • July 22:  Return from Competition 

Coaching Staff

2019 17U Team Alberta White Women's Head Coach: Ian McIntyre

  • Team Alberta Head Coach 16U Girls – 2015, 2016, 2017. Team Alberta Head Coach 15u Girls - 2018
  • Team Alberta Assistant Coach: 2011 & 2012 (16U Girls), 2013 & 2014 (18U Girls)
  • 12+ years as Canada West Coach
  • Rally Pointe Clinician, Camp Organizer & Program Manager
  • NCCP Performance Coach - Trained 
  • Ian will be back with the Team Alberta program for his 9th straight summer. 

2019 17U Assistant Coach: Chantelle LaMotte

  • Current PhD Student in Physical Education, Secondary Education at the Univeristy of Alberta
  • Holds Masters of Coaching Studies
  • 2017- current & 2015-2016: Grande Prairie Regional College Head Coach
  • 2012-2017: University of Alberta Pandas Assistant Coach
  • 2014 - 2016: Pandas Volleyball Club Head Coach
  • 2007-2009, 2011, 2013: Team Saskatchewan Coach

 


2018 17U Team Alberta Roster

# Athlete Name Position
1 Michela Alongi Libero
6 Mariah Bereziuk Outside Hitter/Middle
9 Danielle Dardis Middle
12 Michelle Deng Setter
3 Riley deWit Outside Hitter
4 Jordan Lapins Outside Hitter
8 Vanessa Loos Outside Hitter
10 Sarah McGee Middle
5 Mary Murray Setter
13 Amaya Perry Outside Hitter
11 Trinity Solecki Outside Hitter
14 Julia Sprentz Middle
7 Kira Weddell (Alternate) Middle

 


 

18U Identification/Program Pathway 

There will only be an 18U Team Alberta program offered in a Canada Games year - the next Canada Games will be held in 2021.  High-performance athletes are strongly encouraged to connect with their post-secondary coach to ensure they follow an appropriate summer training program including a strength & conditioning as well as beach & indoor training.  Athletes' need to appropriately prepare themselves for the demands of playing post-secondary volleyball. 

Volleyball Alberta will be offering an 18U Team Alberta Beach program for interested athletes. 

Volleyball Canada will be offering a Youth & Junior Women's National team

The Development of a Physical Profile

Our High Performance Committee has researched and evaluated physical testing results from numerous sources to understand the base physical performance levels that athletes should possess for continued success in our sport. 

18U Female Team Alberta Athlete- Physical Profile (with recommended standards)

Standards were updated by the High Performance Committee in December 2017
Position Reach  Block Jump  Spike Jump  T-Test (seconds) 20 m Sprint (seconds)
Setter 223.5 cm (7'4" = 88") 267 cm (9'2.5"= 105") 281 cm (9'2.5" = 110.5") 11.4 3.5
Middle 234 cm (7'8"= 92") 276 cm (9'0.5" = 108.5") 289.5 cm (9'6" = 114") 11.5 3.5
Outside 228.5 cm (7'6" = 90") 272 cm (8'11" = 107") 284.5 cm (9'4" = 112") 11.4 3.5
Libero          11.3 3.5

Please note: These standards are not the sole factor in athlete identification or selection. Athletes also need to demonstrate potential to be an elite athlete, a willingness to learn, a great attitude, decision making and leadership skills.


2017 Canada Games - 18U Team Alberta Roster

Uniform # Athlete Name Position
15 Elizabeth (Lizzy) Reimer Middle
4 Elyse Hart Setter
11 Emma Kieftenbeld  Outside Hitter
10 Jenae Eisler Libero
8 Julia Zonneveld Outside Hitter
5 Kacey Jost Outside Hitter
2 Lauryn Tremblay Outside Hitter
9 Lexis Peart Setter
3 Madison Marshall Outside Hitter
6 Marina Culo Middle
7 Milana Zivak Outside Hitter
13 Myja Wildenhoff Middle
1 Rayn Perry (alternate) Setter
14 Tabitha Martin (alternate) Middle

Financial Assistance Program

Athletes in financial need can apply to Volleyball Alberta for assistance via the Hugh Hoyles Scholarship Fund

Below is a list of other scholarships, grants, and programs that athletes may apply for:

  • Kid Sport Alberta: KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under
  • Kid Sport Elite Performance Grant: The KidSport Elite Performance Grant was created to provide financial assistance to athletes in Alberta who have been recognized at a provincial or national team level.
  • Stacey Levitt Scholarship: The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is in memory of a very special 18 year old woman who was struck down by a car while she was jogging on Aug. 30, 1995.
  • JumpStart: Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.

For more information on the Team Alberta program, please contact Diane Bugler at dbugler@volleyballalberta.ca or call 403-202-6540.