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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Athletes born in September 2006 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.

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 Male 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 (seconds)
Setter241 cm (7’11” = 95″)300 cm (9’10” = 118″)312 cm (10’3″= 123″)3.5
Middle249 cm (8’2″= 98″)305 cm (10’= 120″)330 cm (10’10″= 130″)3.5
Outside241 cm (7’11” = 95″) 302 cm (9’11” = 119″)327.5 cm (10’9″= 129″)3.5
Libero    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.

Previous Identification/Program Pathway for 2023

Please note this pathway may differ slightly 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. The tests conducted will not impact athlete performance at Premier #2; conducted tests include weight, height, seated height, standing reach, wingspan, grip strength, vertical jump (block, spike), Pro-Agility 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.
  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 up to 2 Training athletes at the end of Selection Camp #2 to join the Team Alberta Summer Program (for more information, please refer to the 2020 Team Alberta- Athlete Selection Policy).   

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 AB Past Rosters and Results

2023 Team Alberta Competition Teams

2023 Canada Cup – ISET Scedules/Scores/Teams

17U Boys
7Cole Czepuryk
9Cooper Bourke
4Drew Dykstra
8Ethan Field
 Evan Linder
10James Keenan
14Leks Symes
11Marek Janutka
3Nick Billo
15Owen Harris
12Parker Bailey
5Wyatt Hall
AlternateCole Barlage
AlternateMason Doering
AlternateSpencer Ingram
coachCraig Wourms
coachKyle Erickson

2022 Team Alberta Competition Team


Results: Canada Cup, Div 1 Championship Gold Medal

17U Team Alberta Men 
1 – Edward Anderson
2 – Kolton Rawlusyk
3 – Ryder Turne
4 – Grant Hill
5 – Marshall Qually
6 – Owen Harris 
7 – Cody Hudson
8 – Kale Fisher 
9 – Grayson Jarrett
10 – Mitchell Aalbers
11 – Ryan John 
12 – Kale Orr 
13 – Noah Rigney
14 – Tucker Cacic
15 – Ronan Huth 
Head Coach – Jordan Taylor
Assistant Coach – Shane Barr

2021 Team Alberta Training Centre

Calgary Training Centre Athletes

Head Coach: Paul Armbruster, Assistant Coach: Emmitt Juul-Hansen

Athlete NamePosition
Alex BazhanovLibero
Nicholas BazhanovSetter
Boris BerbicOutside Hitter
Ethan ChurchSetter
Ethan CzepruykMiddle
Josh DueckMiddle
Garrett HarveyMiddle
Ben HouseOutside Hitter
Tate HowellOutside Hitter
Kyle PhillipsonLibero
Victor Secches ReisOutside Hitter
Cade SmithOutside Hitter
Ashton SouthMiddle
Noah VerhoefSetter
Tom VosOutside Hitter

Edmonton Training Centre Athletes

Head Coach: Vinny Saporito, Assistant Coach: Kyle Erickson

Athlete NamePosition
Seth BirkholzMiddle
Anders BouckSetter
Pierce DecoreOutside Hitter
Brett JohnsonLibero
Sean KalielOutside Hitter
Kyle LicisMiddle
Brendon LordOutside Hitter
Jack MallettMiddle
Carter McDonaldMiddle
Rhees MossSetter
Emmett NeulsOutside Hitter
Jayden ScheelOutside Hitter
Jack SemonisOutside Hitter
Luke WeddellSetter
Aiden WrightOutside Hitter

2019 17U Team AB Roster

#Athlete NamePosition
1Sean RobertsonSetter
2Ryan WasylyshynLibero
3Colby NemethOutside Hitter
4Josh GagnonOutside Hitter/Libero
6Erik GodwinOutside Hitter
7Zach LobdellOutside Hitter
8Cody NobleMiddle
9Felix DufourOutside Hitter/Middle
10Taylor WenzelSetter
11Joel NickelOutside Hitter
12Chris BryantMiddle
15Carsten BergeronMiddle
5Keegan Hanrahan (alternate)Middle
16David Kindley (alternate)Setter

2018 17U Men - Photo credit Matthew Greer

#Athlete NamePosition
3Olamide AjayiOutside Hitter
5Griffin ButlerOutside Hitter
14Noah CarlsonOutside Hitter
1Tyler ChernishenkoLibero
4Nash ShiptonSetter
8Jack CochranSetter
6Tyler FunkOutside Hitter
13Colby LindsethMiddle
15Corbin OckermanMiddle
7Maxim TurgeonMiddle
9Jacob Van GeelOutside Hitter
11Jens WattOutside Hitter
2Callum Campbell (alternate)Outside Hitter
10Kobby Nyarko (alternate)Outside Hitter

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