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
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Athletes born in September 2005 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 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|
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
- Club Coaches will receive an email asking for their athlete recommendations after the Premier 1 roster lock deadline.
- 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.
- Team Alberta coaches will receive the list of the athlete recommendations and testing results to begin their evaluations at the Premier events.
- Based on testing results and performance at Premier Events & Provincial Championships, athlete will be extended an offer to attend Team Alberta Selection Camps.
- 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.
- Team Alberta Coaches will select 12 competition athletes and 2 Training athletes to join the Team Alberta 17U 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-415-1703 ext. 8
Team AB Past Rosters and Results
2023 Team Alberta Competition Teams
Result: Canada Cup, Tier 2 Championship Silver Medal
2022 Team Alberta Competition Team
|17U Team Alberta Women|
|2 – Jade Longlad|
|3 – Anna Howard|
|4 – Katelyn Mazurkewich|
|5 – Megan Kendziora|
|6 – Chichi Makasi|
|7 – Alexa Landmark|
|8 – Dominique Desautels|
|9 – Kaya Singha|
|10 – Evangeline Zeyha|
|11 – Korey Jenkins|
|12 – Maddy Dzetter|
|13 – Keira Gent|
|14 – Jordan Wallace|
|15 – Piper Bullivant|
|Head Coach – Shannon Rossall|
|Assistant Coach – Chantelle Lamotte|
2021 Team Alberta Training Centre
Calgary Training Centre Athletes
Head Coach: Rhonda Schmuland, Assistant Coach: Victoria Dakin
|Lauren Junck||Outside Hitter|
|Marlyn Ma||Outside Hitter|
|Tessa McDermid||Outside Hitter|
|Robyn McLean||Outside Hitter|
|Emelie Silovs||Outside Hitter|
Edmonton Training Centre Athletes
Head Coach: Lauren Hale-Miller, Assistant Coach: Don Hui
|Rilyn Boorman||Outside Hitter|
|Anna Hansen||Outside Hitter|
|Laila Johnston||Outside Hitter|
|Parker Knippel||Outside Hitter|
|Olivia Spelt||Outside Hitter|
2019 17U Team AB Roster
|10||Alyshia Bryks||Outside Hitter|
|5||Grace Coulter||Outside Hitter|
|12||Scarlett Gingera||Outside Hitter|
|2||Melissa Hatfield||Outside Hitter|
|15||Avery Kelly||Outside Hitter|
|8||Sophie Reed||Outside Hitter|
|16||Dani Jodoin (Alternate)||Outside Hitter/Middle|
|3||Evie Kath (Alternate)||Setter|
|Lauren Kauffeldt (Alternate)||Outside Hitter|
2018 17U Team AB Roster
|6||Mariah Bereziuk||Outside Hitter/Middle|
|3||Riley deWit||Outside Hitter|
|4||Jordan Lapins||Outside Hitter|
|8||Vanessa Loos||Outside Hitter|
|13||Amaya Perry||Outside Hitter|
|11||Trinity Solecki||Outside Hitter|
|7||Kira Weddell (Alternate)||Middle|