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2016/2017 NAVC Fan Wear

The second ordering session for the 2016/2017 Northern Alberta Volleyball Club Fan Wear is now open.  Please click on NAVC Fan Wear below (or above) to access the new store and get your fan wear early.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in your new Fan Wear for the upcoming season.

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Athlete News

NAVC Griffin Day

By NAVC Executive 01/10/2017, 11:00am MST

Our annual NAVC Griffin Day is coming up this Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:12pm at MacEwan University Main Gym.  We will be celebrating our relationship with MacEwan University with several festivities including special prizes and the MacEwan University Griffins Men's and Women's CIS matches with the University of Calgary Dino's.

There will be a short all club meeting for all athletes and parents to start, followed by team pictures and various team meetings.  Pizza will be provided for all athletes and coaches.  This is a mandatory event for all club members (athletes, coaches & parents) and attendance is strongly encouraged.  Further details will follow by an all club email by mid week.

See you all there.


NAVC Griffins Scholarship Program

NAVC has been proudly supporting University volleyball athletics for many years.  Again this year, NAVC will be providing support for 2 - $1,500 athletic scholarships to MacEwan University Volleyball, as well as 2 - $1,000.00 athletic scholarships to any other post secondary institution.

NAVC will be providing 2 - $1,500 scholarships to MacEwan University for one male and one female volleyball player.  These scholarships will be awarded by MacEwan University.

NAVC will also be providing 2 -  $1000.00 athletic scholarships for one male and one female volleyball player competing at a post secondary institution other than MacEwan University.  The eligibility requirements are as follow:

  1. Completed a full year of post secondary education.
  2. Maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above.
  3. Is part of a college or university team other than MacEwan University.
  4. Has played for NAVC.
  5. Is between the ages of 18 to 24.

Applications must include:

  • Name of the institution attending.
  • Transcripts from the preceding year.
  • Letter from your coach confirming your spot on the team.
  • A one page letter discussing the impact volleyball has had on you.
  • A list of NAVC teams you have played on and the year.

Applications deadline:

  • The deadline to submit your application is October 30, 2016 for the 2016/17 school year.
  • Please submit your application to Sue Mohler, president of NAVC

NAVC Griffins Volleyball Scholarship - February 12, 2016

A special presentation took place on the court post-game Friday night, MacEwan Griffins versus UBCO, as NAVC awarded their 2015-16 scholarships to a member of each the Griffins women and men's volleyball programs.

Earlier this year, NAVC and MacEwan University's volleyball programs entered into a partnership, and as part of this partnership the NAVC Board will annually award a $1,500 athletic scholarship to one member of both Griffins volleyball programs who meet the criteria.

Third-year outside hitter Kate Rozendaal, Edmonton, AB was the recipient from the women's team, and fourth-year setter Matthew Mohler was the recipient from the men's side. On hand to make the presentations were NAVC Board Members, Michelle McIntyre and Sue Mohler.

“I would like to thank NAVC for the scholarship, I’m very proud to be an NAVC player,” Rozendaal said. “It was through NAVC that I was able to gain recognition and a tryout with Team Alberta.”

"I think it is great that MacEwan University and NAVC have partnered together. This will only bring in talented recruits into the system, and hopefully strengthen the system for the future," said Mohler. "I would like to thank NAVC. I've been playing with the club for the last seven years and I wouldn't be where I am today without them."

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NAVC and MacEwan University Form Partnership

The Northern Alberta Volleyball Club (NAVC) is very excited to announce a new partnership with MacEwan University Volleyball.  NAVC will now be proudly wearing the Griffin’s name, logo and colours for the up-coming season.

MacEwan Griffins Volleyball has committed to providing NAVC with technical development support that not only aligns with Volleyball Canada’s LTAD, but it will test a curriculum being developed for the U17 to U18 National program.  In 2016, NAVC will be utilizing a curriculum that will focus on age appropriate drills and training for the U13 to U15 athletes in order to create a solid foundation for both players and coaches.  The U16 to U18 athletes will continue to extend this development into technical, tactical and psychological skills for increasingly competitive volleyball.  Our ultimate goal is to assist each athlete with achieving their highest potential in the sport of volleyball and to instill in them a passion for life-long fitness.

The MacEwan University head coaches, Ken Briggs and Brad Poplawski, will act as the club's new Technical Directors. 

Coach Briggs has more than three decades of coaching and mentoring experience at the local, provincial, national and international levels. His work with Volleyball Alberta includes roles as an executive board member, High Performance chair, mentor coach and head coach of numerous Team Alberta, Western Canada Games and Canada Summer Games. 

Coach Poplawski has just spent the summer at the helm of the Team Alberta U-17 boy’s program.  Coach Poplawski was also the lead coach with the Youth National Development Program, a joint partnership between Volleyball Canada and Own the Podium, which works to develop young volleyball players year-round.  Prior to that, Coach Poplawski assisted the Canadian Junior National team from 2010 to 2013.

NAVC would like to thank the University of Alberta for the use of the Golden Bear and Pandas logos over the past 25 years.

NAVC and MacEwan University Volleyball are committed to providing exceptional technical development for both our athletes and coaches.  We will strive to develop the whole athlete and endeavor to make decisions regarding this development that put the needs of our athletes first. Players will become adept at competing at provincial, national and international levels. Our hope is that athletes will be prepared for elite play at the college and university levels, or competitive play for recreation, or that they will continue to be active for life.

If you have any questions regarding the above partnership, please contact the president of NAVC, Sue Mohler.