18U Identification/Program Pathway
There will only be an 18U Team Alberta program offered in a Canada Games Year - the next Canada Games will be held in 2021. High-Performance Athletes are strongly encouraged to connect with their post-secondary coach to ensure they follow an appropriate summer training program including a strength & conditioning as well as beach & indoor training. Athletes' need to appropriately prepare themselves for the demands of playing post-secondary volleyball.
Volleyball Alberta will be offering an 18U Team Alberta Beach program for interested athletes.
Volleyball Canada will be offering a Youth & Selects Men's National team.
The Development of a Physical Profile
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.
18U Male Team Alberta Athlete- Physical Profile (with recommended standards)
|Position||Reach||Block Jump||Spike Jump||Pro-Agility (seconds)|
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.
2017 Canada Games - 18U Team Alberta Roster
|Uniform #||Athlete Name||Position|
|9||Hunter Stewart||Outside Hitter|
|3||Jesse Elser||Outside Hitter|
|4||Mathias Elser||Outside Hitter|
|2||Matthew Neaves||Outside Hitter|
|6||Mitchell Newman||Outside Hitter|
|15||Ryan Zachary||Outside Hitter|
|14||Griffin Butler (alternate)||Outside Hitter|
|13||Jordan Krause (alternate)||Outside Hitter|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-202-6540