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 clubs 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, Joe Kabarchuk.
For the 2015/2016 club season, NAVC will again use our online payment system. All athletes will make thier club fee payments via our secure servers and no longer be required to write cheques. This system will make it easier for our membership to pay thier club fees in full or select a payment schedule and help minimize the club administration.
The player registration session is currently closed until the new season begins. Athletes are required to complete the registration along with and necessary paperwork upon selection to a team. Once this has been completed, you will have secured your spot on the team roster. Please use the page link below to access the Athlete Payment Section of the website.
If you are one of the few players that were pre-signed to NAVC prior to tryouts, please proceed to the Pre-signed Athletes page to complete your player registration and payment process prior to January 15, 2016.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to an exciting season!!
NAVC would like to thank all of the players and parents who took the time to complete the survey. We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and wish you all the best in your upcoming school volleyball season this fall.
The NAVC position camps are now complete. For those athletes that attended, you receieved some great training and your coaches have noticed. Congratulations on all the hard work you have put in.
These camps were included in our club fees for all of our U15-U18 NAVC athletes and designed to enhance their positional play. Each 2 hour session provided intense skill development further enhancing the Long Term Athlete Development program in our NAVC athletes.
We look forward to seeing tremendous progress throughout the remainder of the season as our athletes apply the skills they have learned. We wish all NAVC athletes a very successful season.
Interested in Coaching for NAVC
NAVC is currently looking for qualified coaches for both our Men's and Women's teams for the 2015/2016 club season. For more information, please contact our Athletic Director
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