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 & Junior Women'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 Female Team Alberta Athlete- Physical Profile (with recommended standards)
|Position||Reach||Block Jump||Spike Jump||Pro-Agility Test(seconds)|
|Setter||223.5 cm (7'4" = 88")||267 cm (9'2.5"= 105")||281 cm (9'2.5" = 110.5")||4.1|
|Middle||234 cm (7'8"= 92")||276 cm (9'0.5" = 108.5")||289.5 cm (9'6" = 114")||4.1|
|Outside||228.5 cm (7'6" = 90")||272 cm (8'11" = 107")||284.5 cm (9'4" = 112")||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.
2017 Canada Games - 18U Team Alberta Roster
|Uniform #||Athlete Name||Position|
|15||Elizabeth (Lizzy) Reimer||Middle|
|11||Emma Kieftenbeld||Outside Hitter|
|8||Julia Zonneveld||Outside Hitter|
|5||Kacey Jost||Outside Hitter|
|2||Lauryn Tremblay||Outside Hitter|
|3||Madison Marshall||Outside Hitter|
|7||Milana Zivak||Outside Hitter|
|1||Rayn Perry (alternate)||Setter|
|14||Tabitha Martin (alternate)||Middle|
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.