Team Alberta Beach Program Goals 

  1. To produce excellence among the top age class athletes in the province of Alberta.
  2. To develop the athlete’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills by exposing selected athletes to enriched levels of training and competition.
  3. To provide opportunities for personal and leadership development.
  4. Success at the Provincial Championships, Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, National Championships; as well as the long-term preparation of athletes for participation and success at National Team levels.

The benefits of beach volleyball – this document outlines some of the benefits an athlete can get from playing beach volleyball in the summer

The Provincial Team Program will also assist in the development of competitive beach volleyball in Alberta by working in conjunction with players, coaches and volunteers associated with Alberta’s other volleyball delivery programs.

Volleyball Alberta’s focus for 16U and 18U beach volleyball athletes is to provide an opportunity to train in a challenging, developmental environment and receive education on what it takes to prepare, train and perform at a high level. For this group, there is an emphasis on understanding the game of beach volleyball and to stabilize and refine those specific skills and tactics.   

Please email Volleyball Alberta’s Beach Manager: Ray Sewell, 

2024 Schedule

18U Age Class: Born Sept. 1 2005 or later 
Training CampAge ClassDatesLocationCostRegister
18U Selection Camp18UJune 22 – 23Calgary $150Registration Open – Closes June 19
Selection Camp Schedule:
Men’s Head Coach: Grant O’GormanWomen’s Head Coach: Erik Peterson
16U Age Class: Born Sept. 1 2007 or later 
Training CampAge ClassDatesLocationCostRegister
16U Selection Camp16UJune 22 – 23Calgary$150Registration Open – Closes June 19
Selection Camp Schedule:
Men’s Head Coach: Camille SaxtonWomen’s Head Coach: Isabela Lima O’Gorman

Please Note: Athletes are able to be selected to the Team AB Beach 16U/18U programs and the Indoor Canada Cup teams.

Athletes selected will have the opportunity to be coached by some of Alberta’s top beach volleyball coaches in a competitive high performance training environment.  Each age class will have a head coach who will provide coaching and support in training as well as at provincials and nationals.  In 2024 a maximum of 14 teams (28 athletes) will be selected to the program in the 16U and 18U age classes.    

Team Alberta Beach athletes selected to the program at the June selection camps will attend Training Camp #1 (July 29 – August 2) , and participate in Youth Beach Provincials (August 2 – 3).  The team will then travel for Training Camp #2 (August 12 – 15 in Toronto), and compete in Volleyball Canada Youth Beach Nationals (August 16 – 18)

Cost: Athlete Fees: $2150 – $2400: Final Cost To Be Confirmed Prior to Selection Camp

2025 Canada Games (athletes born 2005 or later)

CampAge ClassDatesLocationCostRegister
Training Group Selection Camp19UJune 8-9Calgary $150 Open – Closes June 5
Men’s Head Coach:
Men’s Team: Corey Cowper
Women’s Head Coach:
Women’s Team: Erik Peterson

Tentative Program Dates:

Training Group Selection Camp: June 8 – 9 Calgary

Training Camp #1/Competition (Vancouver Open): July 8 – 14

Training Camp #2/Competition (Calgary Open): July 19 – 21

Training Camp #3/Competition (Adult Provincials)/Final Team Selection: August 9 – 11

Cost: Athlete Fees: $1300 – $1500: Final Cost To Be Determined Prior to Selection Camp

Interested athletes should contact Ray Sewell at (780-415-1703 ext.5) for more information.  

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
  • JumpStart: Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.

For more information on the Team Alberta Beach program, please contact Ray Sewell at or call 780-415-1703 ext. 5.

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