Team AB Identification, Selection, and Training processes and programs are currently being reviewed. 2024 Team AB Information will be updated by Dec. 1st, 2023

The goal of our provincial team program is to identify athletes who have the potential to develop and reach the next levels in our sport. This would include post-secondary, National Team programs and professional leagues. We aim to help develop an athlete’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills by exposing them to enriched levels of training and competition.

Team AB is also used to identify coaches with potential to coach in a high-performance stream. To mentor, develop and educate coaches in a high-performance environment.

The Team Alberta program provides opportunities for athletes and coaches to build their, competence, character, confidence and leadership and to encourage them to reach the highest levels in our sport. We hope to prepare them for participation and success at events such as Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, and Canada Cup, and also as they move ahead to post-secondary and National levels of competition.

Key Info and Dates 2024

Coming soon!

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Athlete Eligibility:

Athletes from the following two age categories will be considered for the Team Alberta program:

  • Athletes born in September 2008 or later*. Athletes within the 16-month window AND in the same grade level as the program year (Grade 9) will be given the most consideration for eligibility for this program.
  • Athletes born in September 2007 or later* Athletes within the 16-month window AND in the same grade level as the program year (Grade 10) will be given the most consideration for eligibility for this program.

Physical Profile of a Team Alberta Athlete

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. 

16U Female Team Alberta Athlete – Physical Profile
(with recommended standards)

Standards updated by the High Performance Committee in October 2019

VA Testing Protocols

PositionReach Block Jump Spike Jump Pro-Agility Test (seconds)
Setter218.5 cm (7’2″= 86″)261.5 cm (8’7″= 103″)273 cm (8’11.5″= 107.5″)4.1
Middle231 cm (7’7″= 91″)272 cm (8’11″= 107″) 284.5 cm (9’4″ = 112″)4.1
Outside221 cm (7’3″= 87″)265 cm (8’8.5″= 104.5″)279 cm (9’2″= 110″)4.1
Libero    4.1

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.

Previously Used Identification/Program Pathway for 2023

Please note this pathway may differ for 2024, please check back for updates after Dec. 1st

  1. Club Coaches will receive an email asking for their athlete recommendations after the Premier 1 roster lock deadline.
  2. Recommended athletes will be invited to do the physical testing. Conducted tests include weight, height, seated height, standing reach, wingspan, grip strength, vertical jump (block, spike), Pro-Agility test. 
  3. Team Alberta staff will receive the list of the athlete recommendations and testing results to begin their evaluations at the Premier events.
  4. Testing and performance results  will be used to extend select athletes an offer to attend the ID Camp.
  5. Athletes will be evaluated at the ID Camp. Athletes not in attendance at the ID Camp may still move forward in the evaluation process.
  6. Team Alberta staff will continue to evaluate athletes in the Premier Season.
  7. Select Athletes will be invited to attend the Training Centre in the summer. 
  8. From the Training Camp, three teams of 12 athletes will be selected (for more information, please refer to the 2020 Team Alberta- Athlete Selection Policy) to represent Alberta at Canada Cup. 

Team Alberta Training Centres

The purpose of the Team Alberta Training Centre is to expose a larger number of athletes to advanced instruction in volleyball specific skills, fitness, mental, and physical preparation. The focus will be on technical and tactical training in all aspects of the game by both Provincial Team Coaches and guest coaches from around the province.  Athletes will attend the training centre before teams are selected to compete in Canada Cup.

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 program, please contact Ben Saxton at or call 780-415-1703 ext. 8

Team Alberta Past Rosters and Results

2023 Team Alberta Competition Teams

2023 Canada Cup – ISET Scedules/Scores/Teams

16U Girls BLACK
16Berkley Maclean
17Isabella Tano
24Jade Gauthier
26Jensyn Brydon
22Kallie Komori
28Kate Sinclair
19Leyton Balint
20Lili Surgenor
25Madge Prince
23Maya Brown
21Meera Hameed
18Mia maric
AlternateIzzy Taylor
AlternateAva Shauer
Head coachLeslie Heidebrecht
coachGrace McKale
16U Girls BLUE
2Addison Piekema
13Alyssa Piekema
5Andi Calon
9Brooke Bergstrom
1Chloe Penz
3Hayden Hagel
12Jenna Snyder
8Londyn Marshall
11Lyla McKeage
10Madden Hansen
7Paige Hanzel
4Sofie Moore
AlternateElla Graves
AlternateRachel Eykelbosh
Head coachLarissa Hauca
coachSarah Moss
coachArden Butler 
15U Girls
46Elianna Storsley
38Isabella Murrin
32Julia Tuckwood
44Lauren Robertson
36Lola Doef
45Madelyn Roy
41Megan Deveaux
39Mila Kosoric
42Nikola Gamlin
37Olivia Hansen
40Saylee Rustand
34Vicky Chen
AlternateAvery Thiessen
AlternateMaya Masters
Head coachTashie Macapagal
coachMadison Hoppus

2022 Team Alberta Training Centre

Team Alberta 15U Girls Edmonton Training Centre Athletes: Andrea Li, Ashlyn Gent, Berkley Maclean, Brooke Bergstrom, Brooke Fermaniuk, Chloe Penz, Dana Tanton, Hayden Hagel, Isabella Tano, Isabelle Hamel, Jade-Alexis Gauthier, Jaime Miller, Jensyn Brydon, Jessica Yang, Jorgie Cornish, Kallie Komori, Kenzi Steiner, Lauren Edlund, Lexi Jones, Leyton Balint, Lyla McKeage, Madge Prince, Meera Hameed, Mishynn Miller, Paige Hanzel, Scarlett Trefiak, Sofie Moore, Taia Freerksen

Team Alberta 16U Girls Edmonton Training Centre Athletes: Alandra Humbke, Allie McCracken, Arika Pullishy, Ashlyn Ceulemans, Avery Sim, Awien Ngor, Azalea Haji, breya twerdochlib, Carrie Mallett, Drew Tally, Emma Baxter, Faith Buffalo, Gini Andruko, Grace Reist, Hadley Ziemmer, Holly Palfy, Indira Germain, Kadison McLeod, Kaitlin Rolph, Kayden Klose, Keira Scharfenberg, Larkin Deitner, Madison Dyck, Mia Ozga, Natasa Maric, Naya Veljkovic-Nychka, Pyper Roos, Raven Ogbodu, Reid Adams, Rylee Warawa, Savannah Lambert, Sophie Paul, Stephanie Kendziora, Sydney Seida

Team Alberta 16U Girls Calgary Training Centre Athletes: Abbey Stannard, Adyson Kelly, Alexandra Schmidt-Roycroft, Aliyah Cruz, Amy Carver, Andrea Breaban, Anna Timmerman, Asha Hurkett, Ava Fontaine, Averi Penner, Becky Thiem, Cameron Gouw, Clare McKenzie, Ella Jarrett, Ella Layzell, Emma Thompson, Erin Noskey, Eva Dooks, Finley Welch, Grace Monaghan, Hannah Hurtubise, Ife Talibi, Isabella Hoy, Jayna Thulien, Julie Doef, Kayla Brasok, Keira Crellin, Lilah Pratt, Raelyn Conklin, Robyn Austin, Sarah Holowatuk, Sasha Pasloski, Stella McKenna, Taryn Sieben, Veronica Hmelevski

2022 Team Alberta Competition Teams

TEAM AB 15U Female

Result: Canada Cup, Tier 3 Championship Silver Medal

15U Team Alberta Women White 
1 – Bella Tano
2 – Leyton Bailant
3 – Hayden Hagel
4 – Jade Gauthier
5 – Ashlyn Gent
6 – Kallie Komori
7 – Andrea Li 
8 – Lauren Edlund 
9 – Brooke Fermaniuk
10 – Mishynn Miller
11 – Berkley MacLean 
12 – Chloe Penz
13 – Jorgie Cornish
14 – Kenzie Steiner
Head Coach – Ken Briggs
Assistant Coach – Madison Hoppus


Result: Canada Cup, Tier 3 Championship 4th

16U Team Alberta Women Black 
15 – Anna Timmerman
16 – Adyson Kelly 
17 – Ava Fontaine
18 – Asha Hurkett
19 – Robyn Austin
20 – Stella McKenna
21 – Hannah Hurtubise
22 – Averi Penner
23 – Ella Jarrett
24 – Abbey Stannard 
25 – Sasha Pasloski
26 – Emma Thompson
27 – Julie Doef
28 – Keira Crellin
Head Coach – Beth Vinnell
Assistant Coach – Grace McKale


Result: Canada Cup, Tier 3 Championship Bronze Medal

16U Team Alberta Women Blue 
1 – Hadley Ziemmer
2 – Sophie Paul
3 – Reid Adams 
4 – Avery Sim
5 – Ashlyn Ceulemans
6 – Indira Germain
7 – Awien Ngor 
8 – Naya Veljkovic-Nychka
9 – Keira Scharfenberg 
10 – Sydney Seida
11 – Azalea Haji
12 – Madison Dyck
13 – Savannah Lambert 
14 – Raven Ogbodu
Head Coach – Tashie Macapagal
Assistant Coach – Presly Austin

2021 Team Alberta Training Centre

2019 Team Alberta Training Centre

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the Team Alberta program.  These athletes will be at the Team Alberta Training Centre from July 2th – 7th

15U Athletes

Avery Anderson, Narelle Arnold, Sheridan Coninx, Dominique Desautels, Olivia Edlund, Daniela Falaye, Sophie Ferguson, Nalaina Funk, Kristin Gilmour, Grace Haws, Carlee Heidebrecht, Lailatu Ibrahim, Laila Johnston, Brooklyn Knoch, Taylor Lougheed, Marlyn Ma, Brooke Malek, Ellie Masters, Peighton Melton, Robyn Mclean, Emma Morrison, Hattie Ogden, Issy Robertshaw, Paige Roslinsky, Kate Schneider, Emelie Silovs, Danielle Smith, Kasandra Trenke, Madeleine Vincett, Taylor Wright

16U Athletes

Kallie Ball, Ava Beisla, Jillian Bieraugle, Maryn Boldon, Emma Brooks, Arden Butler, Abigail Carter Wilson, Faith Christensen, Heather Del Pero, Jayden Easingwood, Kinna Fisher, Kara Frith, Kaylee Glanville, Tielle Hagel, Jada Hamer, Taylor Hart, Ella Hornby, Maya Jovanovic, Hayley Kennedy, Andi Krawec, Sophie Krupp, Ashley Lockwood, Morgan McKale, Tanisha McQueen, Isla Olesen, Kinleigh Pate, Lyndsey Peltzer, Lana Pralica, Annika Radke, Kyra Rawlusyk, Jenna Rivard, Sona Sajeev, Tyra Sharuga, Payton Shimoda, Samantha Silva, Jailyn Stouffer, Kaylyn Tanton, Mary Thiessen, Emma Thompson, Kindigo Watson, Shynelle Woroniuk, Sarah Zonneveld. 

2019 Team Alberta Competition Teams

Team Alberta 15U White
#Athlete NamePosition
1Dani SmithSetter
2Dominique DesautelsMiddle
3Robyn McLeanLibero
4Issy RobertshawSetter
7Kasandra TrenkeMiddle
8Laila Johnston Outside
9Emma MorrisonOutside
10Narelle ArnoldOutside
11Sheridan Coninx Middle
12Emelie SilovsOutside
13Madeleine VincettMiddle
14Laila IbrahimOutside
5Renee JodoinAlternate
15Sophie FergusonMiddle
Team Alberta 16U Black 
#Athlete NamePosition
1Shynelle WoroniukOutside
2Andi KrawecOutside
3Ashley LockwoodMiddle
4Kara FrithMiddle
5Taylor HartOutside
6Kinna FisherSetter
8Kylee Glanville Outside
9Faith ChristensenMiddle
10Lana PralicaMiddle
11Jada Hamer Outside
13Morgan McKaleOutside
15Tielle HagelSetter
7Ellie MastersAlternate
12Tanisha McQueenAlternate
Team Alberta 16U Blue
#Athlete NamePosition
17Maryn BoldenOutside
20Payton ShimodaSetter
21Sona SajeevMiddle
22Brooke MalekLibero
24Kindigo WatsonOutside
25Jailyn StoufferMiddle
26Arden ButlerOutside
27Jenna RivardMiddle
28Isla OlesenMiddle
29Emma BrooksMidde
30Mary ThiessenOutside
32Sarah ZonneveldSetter
16Hattie OgdenAlternate
18Tyra SharugaAlternate

2019 Western Canada Summer Games Team

Coaches: Carolyn O’Dwyer, Sammy Fraser, Sandra Lamb
#Athlete NamePosition
6Kinna FisherSetter
8Kylee Glanville Outside
9Faith ChristensenMiddle
10Lana PralicaMiddle
11Jada Hamer Outside
17Maryn BoldenOutside
21Sona SajeevMiddle
22Brooke MalekLibero
26Arden ButlerOutside
27Jenna RivardMiddle
30Mary ThiessenOutside
32Sarah ZonneveldSetter

2018 Team Alberta Competition Teams

Team Alberta Black
#Athlete NamePosition
2Jayden DixonLibero
3Abigail WeissSetter
4Madison MacfieOutside Hitter
5Megan McDonaldSetter (Alternate)
6Grace CoulterOutside Hitter
7Avery BatesMiddle
8Megan HarleyOutside Hitter
9Sarah HeupelOutside Hitter (Alternate)
10Lauren KauffeldtOutside Hitter
11Kendra KernSetter
12Scarlett GingeraOutside Hitter
14Kaylee PlouffeMiddle
15Lauren TensenMiddle
16Polina GolovinaOutside Hitter
Team Alberta Blue
#Athlete NamePosition
1Mackenzie LoganMiddle
2Petra JurcakLibero
3Evelyn KathSetter
4RaeAnna ArmbrusterRightside
5Ashley KrauseOutside Hitter (alternate) 
6Madison HoppusOutside Hitter
7Jordyn SealockOutside Hitter
8Sophie ReedRightside
9Avery BurgarMiddle 
10Kendall TannerMiddle/OH (Alternate)
11Nora KotunOutside Hitter
12Rachel PerryOutside Hitter
13Olivia ClagueMiddle
14Edan WadeSetter
 Team Alberta White
#Athlete NamePosition
1Jessie ShangOutside Hitter
2Brooke MalekLibero
3Lana PralicaMiddle
12Sarah ZonneveldSetter
5Payton ShimodaSetter/Libero (alternate) 
6Kinna FisherSetter
7Jada HamerRightside
8Kylee GlanvilleOutside Hitter
9Mary ThiessenOutside Hitter
10Sona SajeevMiddle/OH
11Faith ChristensenMiddle
13Shynelle WoroniukOutside Hitter
14Mya ScobleRightside (alternate)
15Makenna HoggMiddle/OH

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