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Next Board Meeting

AGM Monday Sept. 16th 2024

at 6:45pm at The Volleydome GYM

2024/25 Updates

Now that the 2024 season is complete, please see the articles below regarding new information about our 2024/25 season plans and signing policies.
We will post information below about upcoming open gyms, summer camps and clinics for the various age groups. Please check back regularly as we will update this page as more clinic and open gym dates are confirmed. 

Congratulations to everyone on another outstanding season and we hope you enjoy some well earned family time over the summer. 

2024/25 Club Season

After a very successful 2023/24 season, we are very excited and looking forward to another competitive club season next year. Canuck is going to run a full slate of 22 teams for the 2024/25 season with our usual focus on developing character, skills and a lifelong love of the game.
Volleyball Alberta has put out a new Signing Policy moving to a fall signing period for the 2025 season. For full details click on the link below:

2024-2025 Signing & Tryout Process 

 With the new signing policy, we are currently busy confirming our coaching staff for next season. Please see our teams and coaches page (starting in June) where we will update our coaching staff as those positions are filled.

Once our coaches for each age group are established, we will post any summer camps, clinics and open gym opportunities as determined by the coaches for the various age groups on our website, so interested club athletes can further develop their skills, meet the coaches and better understand what opportunities are available for that age group.
For the U15 to U18 age groups, our coaches will meet with current athletes, and decide on the athletes they want to re-sign during the club re-signing period (Sept 8th to 11th). Once they know how many spots will be available on their roster, that information will be posted on our website "Teams and Coaches " page.
Volleyball Alberta has established tryout dates for each age group throughout the fall. Information regarding registration for those tryouts will also open on our website on Sept. 12th should there still be roster spots available. Offers will be given out during those tryouts to selected athletes until our Canuck rosters are full. 
For the U13 & 14 athletes, Canuck will be running four U14 Boys teams and four U14 Girls teams for athletes born from Sept. 1st 2010 to Dec. 31st 2012. Fall tryouts for those athletes will take place October 20th to Nov. 3rd 2024. and then winter tryouts will take place again to fill their remaining spots starting November 24th.

Many of our athletes will turn to playing beach volleyball over the spring and summer as a great way to stay in shape and improve their skills without the wear and tear sometimes experienced in the indoor game. 

Because so many of our teams experienced a very successful season, we expect many of those roster spots in the U15 to U18 age groups will be filled with returning Canuck athletes during the re-signing period. There will however be some room for athletes that are new to Canuck to have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot.

We will be updating our "Teams and Coaches" page in the coming weeks as we confirm our coaching staff. Please check it out periodically to see the latest status of our Canuck teams.

If you are interested in playing U14 club volleyball (born 2011), or U13 club volleyball (born 2012) Canuck will post some clinics and open gyms, and the Volleydome will be hosting fall programs to help prepare athletes for the club season and tryouts as CBE is not running a fall school volleyball season. Athletes from these fall programs will be advised regarding tryouts for both Canuck teams and Dome Defenders. Stay tuned for more information on these fall programs...

 

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.

To read about our Developmental Philosophy Click Here

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www.alyshasladek.com

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2024 Camps, Clinics and Open Gyms

U13 Girls Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2011 to Dec. 2012)

Saturday Aug 17th ( 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

Saturday Aug 17th (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # to Milou Saxton at milou_saxton@yahoo.com

 

U14 Girls Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2010 to Dec. 2011)

Wednesday Aug. 28th ( 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # to Camille  at domedefenders@volleydome.net

U14 Boys Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2010 to Dec. 2011)

Tuesday June 25th ( 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # to Jason Crellin at jcrellin@rockyview.ab.ca

U15 Girls Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2009 to Dec. 2010)

Saturday June 22nd ( 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

Saturday June 29th (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:
Brian Quach at brianquach89@gmail.com

U15 Boys Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2009 to Dec. 2010)

Friday June 28th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday July 5th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday July 19th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday July 25th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday Aug 2nd (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday Aug 16th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:

Sothy Pich at sothy_pich@hotmail.com

U16 Girls Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2008 to Dec. 2009)

Wednesday July 3rd (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Wednesday July 10th (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Wednesday July 17th (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Wednesday July 24th (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Wednesday July 31st (5:00 PM to 6:30 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:

Sothy Pich at sothy_pich@hotmail.com

U17 Women Open Gym / Skills Clinic (born Sept. 2007 to Dec 2008)

Friday June 14th (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Cost is $25.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:

Chris Cheng at clinics@svolley.com

 

U17 Boys Open Gym / Skills Clinic (born Sept. 2007 to Dec 2008)

Sunday June 23rd (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Sunday June 30th (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Cost is $20.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:

Greg Barthel at gbarthel71@gmail.com

U17/18 Women Open Gym / Skills Clinic (born Sept. 2006 to Dec 2008)

Tuesday June 25th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Tuesday June 27th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Canuck U17/18 Women are still looking for a setter, for more information contact:

Brian Gullekson at canuckstuff@volleydome.net

U17 & U18 Men's Open Gym / Skills Clinics: (born Sept 2006 to Dec. 2008)

Wednesdays July 3rd, 17th & 24th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Friday July 12th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Sundays July 7th & 21st (10:00 AM to Noon)

Monday July 29th (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM)

Friday Aug 2nd (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Wednesdays Aug 7th, & 14th (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

Sundays Aug. 11th & 18th (10:00AM to Noon)

Canuck U18 Men are still looking for some Outside Hitters,.

Cost is $20.00 per session payable in cash at check-in. Space is limited.

To register please email your Name, DOB, email, Phone # & previous club experience to:

Bill Knight at william@knightlynk.com

Why Choose Canuck?

 

Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club is one of the top performing and most respected volleyball clubs in Canada. Established in 1988 by Don and Mylene Saxton as a club to promote the "Love of the Game" and provide an opportunity for high level adult players to play and compete in international competitions. In 1998 Don and Mylene decided to expand and include a youth program, sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation. 
 

Our Structure:

CSVC is an incorporated not for profit society, run by a volunteer board of directors, who work very hard to provide the best possible program and experience for it's athletes, while keeping their fees as low as possible.
 

Our Home;

Canuck is very lucky to have a 15 court dedicated volleyball facility operated by the Saxton family to call home.  Most of our indoor hard court practices take place at the Volleydome GYM located at Stonehill Place NE.

We also have a weight training area on site operated by Young Fitness where our athletes train with professional strength and conditioning coaches to teach them how to stay healthy and strong and prevent injuries.
 

Coaching Staff;
The Canuck Stuff coaching staff is second to none with a number of former national team, international, professional, and university players, not to mention a handful of former Olympians on our coaching staff. Our coaches have always been the backbone of our club as we have always focused on developing athletes rather than just trying to recruit them. Take a look at our "Teams and Coaches" page to read more about them.

Post Secondary Opportunities;

A big part of our focus on creating well rounded athletes has been helping those that are interested in playing volleyball at the post secondary level properly prepare for that opportunity. 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 a critical piece of that preparation. Over the past 20 years we have helped over 150 male athletes and nearly 140 female athletes go on to play post secondary volleyball in many of the top university and college programs both in Canada and the United States. Canuck has also had a number athletes go on to play professionally in Europe and currently has several alumni members playing on Canada's Senior National Team as well as the Junior and Next Gen Teams.

Club Successes;

We proudly display over 75 provincial and national championship banners that are a clear by-product of the hard work, time and effort our coaches put into their teams and individual athletes. Although our greatest success is evident when we look at the amazing young people that are proud to have been part of the Canuck family over the past three decades. Lucky for us, many of them have and will continue to come home to share their "Love of the Game" with future generations.

2023/24 Season Results;

Our Canuck teams amassed 51 top 10 finishes in Division 1, including 27 medal finishes, 11 of which were Gold Medals, and added 3 more Provincial Championship Banners!

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2022 Award Recipients

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Saxton Scholarhips

Congratulations to Canuck 2022 Scholarship recipients!

Each year CSVC presents a $1000.00 Saxton Scholarships to two worthy graduating male and two graduating female athletes. Canuck athletes going on to post secondary are invited to apply and the winners are chosen on a points based criteria including number of years on Canuck teams, going on to play volleyball at the post secondary level, grade point average in high school, etc.

The male recipients for the 2021 Saxton Scholarship were Cade Smith and Josh Dueck. The Female recipients were Daisy Olsen, Brynn Stewart and Lauren Aldcorn.

 

Love of the Game Award

We also present our Love of the Game Award to the graduating male and female athlete/s that best represent what it means to be a Canuck Athlete! The Love of the Game Award also includes a $500.00 scholarship. Congratulations to his year's recipients were Nicholas and Alex Bazhanov, for the men, and Keelyn McLaughlin and Reese Huber for the women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Year Awards

The 2022 Season added 7 more athletes to our prestigious 5 year club They were awarded their 5 year plaques. Thank you all for being such amazing ambassadors for our club. This year's 5 year award recipients are Ethan Church, Lauren Aldcorn, Carmen Galvez, Kirsten Gebert, Juliana Jordan, Victor Reis and Ben Chew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart and Hustle Awards

Each year we recognize some of our outstanding athletes with our "Heart and Hustle" awards.

Congratulations to following athletes who were selected by their coaches for inspiring effort and contribution to an incredible succussful season:

 

U17 Men..... Clinton Forbes

U17/18 Women.......Emily Kitt

U17 Women......Kiara Keibel

U16 Boys......Matthew Debeljak and Murray Schaffer

U16 Girls...... Kiera Crellin and Cate McLaughlin

U15 Boys..... Cooper Sadleir and Kaden Tran

U15 Girls..... Katherine Li and Rory Bell

U14 Boys..... Brady Koch and Ben Brand

U14 Girls..... Aimee Layzell and Esme Magus


Congratulations everyone and thank you all for demonstrating the character and drive Canuck athletes are known for!

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2021 Graduates Playing at Post Secondary.

We would like also congratulate our 2021 graduates. We had 19 athletes graduate this year and 16 of them have gone on to play post secondary volleyball in spite of being a non competitive season due to covid-19. In fact all 12 players from our U18 men's team are playing at the next level or already signed to play next year:
 

Logan and Mason Greves are playing at UBC

Zach Van Geel is playing at UBCO

York Sidorenko is playing at Humber College

Dante Furlan is playing at RDP

Zach Evans is playing at UofC

Jacob Breton is at MRU

Viggo Wozniak is playing at UofA

Aron Elser is at Trinity Western

Nick and Conaire Taub are singed to play with UBC next year 

Marek Edwards is signed to play at UofA next year.

On our women's side we had 7 graduating athletes from the 2021 season and 4 of them have gone on to play university volleyball:
 

Meghan John is starting with the UofA Pandas

Kinleigh Pate is playing at UofS in Saskatoon

Rachel Barg is playing at Ambrose University

Jayden Easingwood went to play at St. Peters University in New Jersey

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