Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence Saskatchewan Region What is the problem? 1. Canadian athletes have poor fundamental volleyball skills. 2. Canadian 16-18 year old athletes are around 100 hours/year short in the LTAD recommended amount of practice time. 3. Canadian youth are mainly coached by volunteers, whereas other top countries use paid professionals. 4. Very few athletes are training enough, in a quality environment. Target of 800 (per gender) across Canada for grades 10-12. What is the Solution? 1. Provide additional training for 16-18 year olds. (75-100 hours). This allows us to reach the recommended 4 days a week for 9 months. 2. Provide additional training for 13-15 year olds. (50 hours) to start in 2013/14. 3. Use professional ‘Development Coaches’ What is happening in BC? 5 VCCE programs are running – Richmond, Langley , Abbotsford, Victoria and Kelowna. Plans to expand to 9 programs in the Province for 2012/13. 10 new coaches. Primarily assistant coaches of CIS programs and head coaches of CCAA programs. What are the benefits of a VCCE? • Professional coaches – high standards, yearly professional development and sharing best practices across all Centres. What are the benefits of a VCCE? National coaching techniques and technologies.. What are the benefits of a VCCE? National Identification Program Physical and Skill Testing Resource Centre What does the program look like? Grade 10-12 High Performance Stream • Target is Elite Athletes (On Provincial Team or working towards it) • 16 student-athlete spots available at each location • Saskatoon: Tuesday/Thursday mornings sessions 6:30-8:00am at SaskTel Sports Centre plus one S+C session per week at U of S. • Regina: Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday sessions 6:30-8:00am at Campbell plus one S+C session per week at Campbell Collegiate. • Semester 1: Week of September 24th – week of December 17th, 2012. • Semester 2: Week of January 13th – week of April 8th, 2013. • 1:6 ratio or better (6 athletes/court max) • Sport Science sessions included – Strength training, Nutrition, Mental Skills • $750 + tax program fee per semester What does the program look like? Grade 7-9 Stream • Target is Athletes with solid foundational skills • 24 spots available (12 boys and 12 girls) • Sundays evening sessions 6:30-8:00pm and 8:00-9:30pm • Session 1: October 21st – December 16th (no November 11th) • Session 2: January 13th – March 10th (no February 17th) • 1:12 ratio or better (12 athletes/court max) • Individual Skill development focus • Camp Style – Team Play • $250 + tax program fee per semester Coaching Staff Saskatoon Male Program Coach – Mark Dodds • Current Provincial Team 19U Men Head Coach • Current Sask Volleyball Men’s High Performance Coach • Former National Team and professional volleyball athlete • Working towards Level 3 NCCP Certified Saskatoon Female Program Coach – Adam Ewart • Experience as Assistant and Head Coach at U of S • Former Canada Games Head Coach • Numerous Provincial Championships at club level • Level 3 NCCP Certified and Level 2 Learning Facilitator Saskatoon Sunday Program Coach – Jared Domres • Provincial Team Assistant Coach Coaching Staff Regina Male/Female Program Coach – Jason Garland • Current Sask Volleyball Women’s High Performance Coach • Former Provincial Team Men’s Head Coach • Three time Head Coach of Provincial Champion • Working towards Level 3 NCCP Certified Regina Female Program Coach – Tania Harrison • Current U of R Cougars Assistant Coach • Former Canada Games Women’s Head Coach • Level 3 NCCP Certified Regina Male Program Coach – Don Laing • Thirty years experience at Age-Group, Provincial Team, and University levels. • Level 3 NCCP Certified; Level 2 NCCP Facilitator What are the next steps? Registration: Regina Contacts: Jason Garland, Women/Men [email protected] Tania Harrison, Women [email protected] Saskatoon Contacts: Mark Dodds, Men [email protected] Adam Ewart, Women [email protected] Visit www.vcce.ca to register Registration deadline: September 15th Questions? Aaron Demyen – Saskatchewan VCCE Lead 306-780-9801 [email protected] Or check out www.vcce.ca Thanks!