Canuck Stuff News
2020/21 Club Season!
Canuck athletes and coaches have been excited to be returning to the courts with some skills clinics and play days during the summer and fall, even with all the new rules and procedures designed to keep everyone safe. Looking forward there are still a lot of questions about what the 2021 competitive club season with Volleyball Alberta will look like, but they have posted information on their website regarding signing dates and are working on a plan for a competitive season that will work with in the current AHS restrictions. Our club is planning to run a full slate of 16 teams for the 2021 season with our usual focus on developing character, skills and a lifelong love of the game. Our long term athlete development model allows our athletes to train and compete at every practice with many of the best volleyball players in the Calgary area which is critical in helping interested athletes prepare to go on to the post secondary level. So, if you think you have what it takes to be a Canuck athlete and want more specific information, please visit our “Teams and Coaches” Page.
If you are new to Canuck this year and are interested in being considered for a Canuck team, please print off the application form below and email it to Brian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Normally by the middle of August we are opening up registration for our very popular Fall Skills Clinics. We have always enjoyed being able to open these clinics up to everyone, providing a tremendous opportunity to fine tune skills with our coaches and seek out potential opportunities with Canuck. In the past we have tried to give as many athletes the chance to participate as possible, but the result was often large groups with long waiting lists. With the launch of organized sports in Stage 2 back in June we were hoping that Stage 3 would become a reality by sometime in August or September allowing more mixing and interaction among larger groups like before. Unfortunately, such is not the case, and we are still having to manage the number of athletes in our facility and restrict interactions to small cohort groups for the foreseeable future. As a result, we will be only running the fall skills clinics for returning Canuck Athletes at this point.
For Canuck athletes we will be sending out details and registration information via your team snap accounts.
In cases where we need new athletes to fill available roster spots, the only way we can currently go forward will be to "invite" a few potential candidates to attend a skills clinic in order to stay within the current restrictions for cohort numbers. We will post and update the status of our Canuck teams on the "Teams and Coaches" page of our website. Athletes interested in trying out for an available roster spot will need to fill out an application form and submit it to the club via email. Coaches for each age group will pre-screen the applications and decide which athletes to invite to a skills clinic based upon their specific requirements. If you are interested in being considered for a Canuck clinic/team, please print off the application form below and email it to: email@example.com
While not an ideal situation, it is the best we can do and still be responsible in looking out for the health and well being of all athletes and their families.
2020 Canuck Fall Clinics
Even though the 2020 season was very much shortened with the Covid 19, we still wanted to recognize some of our longstanding athletes with our 5 year plaques, scholarships and of course the Canuck Love of the Game Awards.
First we would like to thank the following players for their dedication and commitment to our club and congratulate them on receiving their 5 Year Service Award:
Dylano van der Meer
We also are awarding our 4 Saxton Scholarships for $1000 each:
Each year we also recognize a male and female athlete by awarding them the Love of the Game Award that also includes a $500 scholarship. This year's recipients are:
Parke Fontaine and Aidan Young.
Both these players have played their entire club career at Canuck and have been incredibly supportive team mates with an admirable work ethic that best represent what it means to be a Canuck!
Congratulations everyone and thank you all for being such amazing ambassadors for our club!!
2020 Canuck Award Winners!
Next Board Meeting
AGM Monday December 14th, 2020
6:30 p.m. Location TBD.
Premiere 1 Gold & Silver for U14 Girls
U14 Girls take home gold and silver at the first premiere. A great start to an unfinished season.