Canuck Stuff News
Canuck athletes and coaches are excited to see Canada and specifically Alberta's progress in the battle against the 16 month long pandemic. It has been a long haul, but we are grateful to everyone who has done their part help get us through it and closer to a return to normalcy. In spite of all the challenges that Covid -19 has brought, Canuck has been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to continue to train and develop our athletes in a safe environment for 9 of the past 12 months following AHS guidelines.
Looking forward there are still a lot of questions about what the 2022 competitive club season with Volleyball Alberta will look like, but they have posted information on their website regarding signing protocols and dates, and are working on a plan for an exciting competitive season. Our club is planning to run a full slate of 17 teams for the 2022 season with our usual focus on developing character, skills and a lifelong love of the game.
Our plan as a club is to use the new VA "Letter of Intent" protocols to sign returning Canuck athletes in the U15 to U18 age groups starting August 1st as per Volleyball Alberta's signing process, and will start to look at new athletes to fill any remaining roster spots later in August. Athletes interested in playing U14 club volleyball should plan to register in Volleydome fall programs that will help prepare them for the club season. Check the Volleydome website under youth programs in August for registration information.
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: email@example.com
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2021/22 Club Season
Back by popular demand, we will be opening up registration in mid August for our Fall Skills Clinics that begin in September. We have always enjoyed being able to offer these clinics to competitive athletes, providing a tremendous opportunity to fine tune skills with our coaches and seek out potential opportunities with Canuck for the upcoming club season. 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, which unfortunately is no longer the right direction considering what the past 16 months have taught us. We are still wanting to manage the number of athletes on our courts to maintain a safe and comfortable training environment. As a result, we will be only running the fall skills clinics for returning Canuck Athletes at this point and asking new athletes that are interested in joining Canuck to submit an application. (see the link below). Athletes interested in playing outside their recommended age category should also submit an application. Coaches will review the applications and invite a limited number of new athletes to join our Fall Skills Clinics.
For returning U15 to U18 Canuck athletes, we will be sending out details and registration information via your team snap accounts. We will reach out to new invitees via email. For athletes interested in playing competitive club volleyball in the U14 age group in the upcoming season, the Volleydome will be running a program also starting in September to help prepare them for club tryouts. I will post a link to register for this program as soon as registration opens.
We will continue to 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Canuck Fall Clinics
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Canuck 2021 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. We also present our Love of the Game Award to the graduating male and female that best represent what it means to be a Canuck Athlete! The Love of the Game Award also includes a $500.00 scholarship.
The Male recipients for the 2021 Saxton Scholarship were Logan Greves and Zach Evans, with the Love of the Game Award going to Dante Furlan. Congratulations Guys!!
There were also five more athletes to join our 5 year club from our Canuck U18 Men's team that received their 5 Year plaques this year. They are (left to right) Zach van Geel, Nick Taub, Marek Edwards, Conaire Taub and Ethan Tano
In addition to the 5 year recipients we also had four Canuck athletes who completed their 6th year with club this year after receiving their 5 year plaques last year. Congratulations to Logan Greves, Mason Greves, Aidan Young and Zach Evans on their long and successful careers at Canuck!
On the women's side our $1000.00 Saxton Scholarships were awarded to Meghan John and Rachel Barg, and the 2021 Love of the Game award was presented to Kinleigh Pate (also a 6 year veteran with Canuck). Congratulations ladies, well deserving recipients one and all!!
Our female 5 year recipients for this year were Rachel Barg, Rachel Giang and Fade Ogunbade. Congratulations ladies and thank you fer being such fine ambassadors for our club over the years! (Pictures coming soon....)
2021 Canuck Heart and Hustle Award Winners!
Even though the 2021 season was sometimes interrupted with the Covid 19 restrictions, and we never did have the opportunity to compete, we still wanted to 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 a season of practice and training:
U17 Men..... Garrett Harvey and Benjamin Chew
U17 Women......Tara Vermeulen and Juliana Jordan
U16 Boys...... Andres Filip
U16 Girls...... Stephanie Walker and Daisy Olsen
U15 Boys..... Ben Kramer and Evan McCain
U15 Girls..... Sasha Pasloski and McKenna Kolody
U14 Boys..... Oscer Furtado
U14 Girls..... Kallie Komori and Alejandra Peterson
Congratulations everyone and thank you all for demonstrating the character and drive Canuck athletes are known for!!
Next Board Meeting
AGM September 2021
Date and 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.
National Gold and Silver for U15 Boys
U15 Boys take home gold and silver at the 2018 Volleyball Canada Nations. A great finish to an amazing season.