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17U Women

2020 Team Alberta Grey - Women

Athletes born in September 2002 or later*. Athletes within the 16-month window AND in the same grade level as the program year (Grade 11) will be given the most consideration for eligibility for this program.

*Older athletes may be considered based on their physical and skill development level.

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. 

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

Standards were updated by the High Performance Committee in October 2019
Position Reach  Block Jump Spike Jump  Pro-Agility Test(seconds)
Setter 218.5 cm (7'2" = 86") 264 cm (8'8"= 104") 277 cm (9'1" = 109") 4.1
Middle 231 cm (7'7"= 91") 274 cm (9'0" = 108") 294.5 cm (9'8" = 116") 4.1
Outside 221 cm (7'3" = 87") 268 cm (8'9.5" = 105.5") 289.5 cm (9'6" = 114") 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.

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. Conducted tests include weight, height, seated height, standing reach, wingspan, grip strength, vertical jump (block, spike), Pro-Agility test. 
  3. Team Alberta coaches will receive the list of the athlete recommendations and testing results to begin their evaluations at the Premier events.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2020 Team Alberta- Athlete Selection Policy).   

17U Key Dates for 2020 (Dates and locations may be subject to change):

  • January: Club Coaches receive request for Athlete Recommendations
  • TBA: Recommended Athletes attend evening physical testing
  • April 18: 17U Selection Camp #1 (Location TBA)
  • May TBA: 17U/18U Selection Camp #2 (Location TBA)
  • June 30:  Athletes Arrive for Training
  • June 30 - July 14: Team Alberta Training (TBA)         
  • July 15-19: Canada Cup (Location TBA)

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 Diane Bugler at dbugler@volleyballalberta.ca or call 403-202-6540.


Coaching Staff

2019 17U Team Alberta 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

2019 17U Team Alberta Roster

# Athlete Name Position
1 Michela Alongi Libero
10 Alyshia Bryks Outside Hitter
9 Avery Burgar Middle
13 Olivia Clague Middle
5 Grace Coulter Outside Hitter
4 Paige Deering Middle
12 Scarlett Gingera Outside Hitter
2 Melissa Hatfield Outside Hitter
15 Avery Kelly Outside Hitter
8 Sophie Reed Outside Hitter
11 Carly Thomson Setter
6 Edan Wade Setter
16 Dani Jodoin (Alternate) Outside Hitter/Middle
3 Evie Kath (Alternate) Setter
  Lauren Kauffeldt (Alternate) Outside Hitter

 


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