NAVC is currently working hard for the 2016-2017 club season & looking for qualified coaches for the upcoming season. We still have a few head coach openings on several of the Men's and Women's teams as well as a need for several assistant coaches. If you feel you have what it takes to be an NAVC coach, please contact the VP of Athletic Operations to discuss the various options for next season.
Congratulations to the following NAVC Griffins U18 Men's Graduates who are moving on to the next stage in their Volleyball carreer. NAVC is proud to have been a part of your life and wish you the best in the 2016-2017 season:
UBCO - Kyle Hinchey and Rhys Flett
MacEwen - Jordan Peters, Lucas Kristan, Mark Alexander
Medicine Hat Rattlers - Dexter Mackie, Kyle Paopst
Kings University - Thomas Visscher
Congratulations to the following NAVC Griffins U18 Women's Graduates who are moving on to the next stage in their Volleyball carreer. NAVC is proud to have been a part of your life and wish you the best in the 2016-2017 season:
Concordia University - Kimi Champigny
Capilano University - Trina Ewashkiw, Tracy Ewashkiw
Sheridan College - Kerri Mathews
McMaster University - Victoria Flaherty
NAIT - Emma Norenberg, Karly Kupka, Sam Dodds
King's University - Julia Slomp
Augustana University College - Shelbea MacLennan
2016 U15 Men's Black Team Canada West Champions Gold Medal Div 1, Tier 1
2016 U17 Women Canadian National Championships Gold Medal in Division 1, Tier 4
2016 U17 Men Canadian National Championships Silver Medal in Division 1, Tier 3
Congratulations to our U15 Provincial Championship Gold Medal Winners..................... - NAVC Griffins Black
Mother's Day at the U17/18 Women's 2016 Canadian National Championships
2016 U16 Men's Black Team Canada West Championships Gold Medal in Division 1, Tier 3
2016 U15 White Team Women Canada West Championships Gold Medal in Division 2, Tier 3
Congratulations to our U16 NAVC Griffins Black Team on their Bronze Medal at Provincials 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."
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, Joe Kabarchuk.
NAVC made several changes for this past season and we are looking for your feedback. Below is the link to the 2016 Player and Parent survey. Please take the time to complete the survey and provide your feedback. The survey will close on Friday, June 17 at 11:59 pm, so don't miss your chance to provide your opinion. As always, your personal information remains anonymous and will not be shared with the executive or coaches.
For the 2015/2016 club season, NAVC will again use our online payment system. All athletes will make their 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 Athlete Payment Registration session is NOW OPEN for all NAVC athletes. Upon selection to a team, athletes are required to complete their registration along with the necessary paperwork on the applicable signing day, but PRIOR to your team meeting that day. 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.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to an exciting season!!