Team Alberta Beach
- To produce excellence among the top age class athletes in the province of Alberta.
- To develop the athlete’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills by exposing selected athletes to enriched levels of training and competition.
- To provided opportunities for personal and leadership development.
- Success at the Provincial Championships, Western Canada Summer Games, Canada Summer Games, National Championships; as well as the long-term preparation of athletes for participation and success at National Team levels.
The Provincial Team Program will also assist in the development of competitive volleyball in Alberta by working in conjunction with players, coaches and volunteers associated with Alberta’s other volleyball delivery programs.
Provincial Team Overview:
Alberta Volleyball's focus for 16U (born 1997 or later) and 18U (born 1995 or later) beach volleyball athletes is to provide an opportunity to train in a challenging, developmental environment and receive education on what it takes to prepare, train and perform at a high level. For this group, there is an emphasis on understanding the game of beach volleyball and to stabilize and refine those specific skills and tactics.
For 2013, a maximum of twelve 16U athletes (6/gender) and twelve 18U athletes (6/gender) will be identified and invited to the Team Alberta Training Group. Athletes will be identified through their participation in the first two AVA beach tournaments and the High Performance ID Camps. Interested athletes must participate in at least one ID camp and one of the first two beach tournaments to be considered for Team Alberta. The athletes will train as a group in a competitive and challenging environment and will be exposed to quality beach volleyball training.
Two 16U and 18U teams in each gender will be selected to the Team Alberta Competition Group and will continue to train in August before representing Alberta at the National Championship.
Provincial Team High Performance ID Camps
May 31 Calgary (6:30-8:30pm)
June 21 Edmonton (6:30-8:30 pm)
Team Alberta Training Group
June 23 Team Announced
June 29-30 Team Training (Edmonton)
July 24-26 Team Training (Calgary)
Team Alberta Competition Group
July 26 Team Announced
August 2 Team Training (Edmonton)
August 3-4 Provincial Championships (Edmonton)
August 19-21 Team Training (Calgary)
August 23-25 National Championships (Vancouver, BC)
Coaching Staff: Ray Sewell & Raynell Lavertu
For more information on the Team Alberta program, please contact Ryan Bunyan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780 415-1703.
2013 Canada Summer Games Roster
Women: Emma Pederson & Kyjsa Brkich
Coach: Raynell Lavertu
Men: Zach Brown & Ben Ernewein
Coach: Ray Sewell
2012 Team Alberta Beach - Youth
Alberta Volleyball will be looking to select the following teams to train and participate in the 2012 Volleyball Canada Beach National Championships in Vancouver, BC from August 17 - 19.
- Two (2) 16U women's teams (4 athletes)
Kate Pexman/Steph Burnside
Alex Runge/Sophia Furlan
- Two (2) 18U women's teams (4 athletes)
Jessica Brown/Kaila Blakeman
Claire Crossfield/Kayla Nixon
- Two (2) 16U men's teams (4 athletes)
Derek Meeuwisse/Chris Brunet
Damien Leroy/Curtis Westra
- Two (2) 18U men's teams (4 athletes)
Duncan Simmons/Mark Ritter
Michael Bica/Mark Anderson
Athletes will be identified and selected to be a part of the Team Alberta program through their participation in the AVA Beach Tournament series and also through attendance at high performance camps. High performance camps will be offered in Calgary and Edmonton in conjunction with tournament #3 and #4 respectively.
Selection to the provincial beach team will require mandatory attendance at a minimum of one high performance camp.
Final selection of the Team Alberta members will take place at either:
- the conclusion of the second high performance camp (July 22 - Edmonton)
- during the youth provincial championship on August 4 - 5, 2012
The selected teams will train for two weeks leading up to the National Championships. Training location will be at the determination of the Team Alberta coaching staff and will be identified shortly.