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To run a Competitive Elite Club we have invested in extended professionals services.  Please welcome!

 

Professional Technical Skills Trainer

  

Clark Spencer  

Clark started playing various sports in junior high. Enjoying hockey, baseball, volleyball, etc., finding his niche in hockey and volleyball.  In high school, volleyball was the sport he excelled at, and played through school and in club with NAVC. He was also named to Team Alberta during this time. He signed with Red Deer Kings in 2014 playing for one year before signing with the U of A Golden Bears.  Playing as a Bear for the remainder of his education. He began coaching for the NAVC Griffins adding Play Sports AB summer camp coordinator, Green & Gold Summer Camp, and Golden Bears Volleyball Excel Camps to the list.  We are thrilled Clark has decided to accept a Training/Coaching position with us and can’t wait to see how our athletes are going to grow under his influence and instruction.  Welcome to the team Clark!

 

Professional Fitness Trainer

Steven Murphy

After completing a Degree in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in 2014, Steven became a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Personal Training Network (CPTN) and worked for a large chain fitness company in Nova Scotia. After learning the foundations of training, he moved to Alberta in 2015 and focused his approach on functional fitness. 

Steven values community-building through shared accountability, motivation, and humor. In building his company, Steven focused on these core values as the pillars for Alberta Strength & Fitness, which was established in 2017. Since then, Steven has continued to expand the company by opening his own facility, adding additional contracted trainers to his team, and increasing his capacity to serve the residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Edmonton. 

Steven has extensive experience training with hockey, volleyball, ringette, and soccer teams. Many of the athletes he has trained make it into the WHL and multiple teams place very well in playoffs.

During Dryland sessions, Steven focuses on increasing speed, strength, conditioning, and vertical jumps. The overall focus is on injury prevention and increasing athletic ability. 

 

 

Summer Camp Coaches

 

Coach and Camp Director: Olivia (Liv) Abram

Liv has been head coach and coordinator for our summer camps for the past three years, and this year, she’s taking on the role of director, as well! We are so thrilled to have this incredibly talented coach and athlete, technical libero, back with us again. As an NCCP certified Advanced Development Coach (formerly called Level 2, coaching up to U21), she specializes in planning purposeful sessions, delivering specific technical and tactical feedback, and injecting energy into the gym! In university, she played two years as a nationally-ranked libero in the CCAA with the GPRC Wolves, and recently returned to varsity sport, finishing up her career by lacing up for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the 2019/2021 season.

Liv is the Head Coach for the Pursuit Volley Female Libero School and has mentored athletes from Jr high to post-secondary preparatory programs in both indoor and beach while working with various clubs, camps, and Team Alberta Volleyball. She has a keen eye for technical adjustment and uses this ability to produce excellent results in her athletes, whether learning the sport or preparing for university sport. Outside of volleyball, Liv is currently working on her PhD in Indigenous literatures and living in Germany! Welcome back, Liv!

 

Coach and High Performance Mental Training Consultant: Dr. Danielle Cormier

Danielle, originally from Edmonton, is an instructor and Mitaks fellow in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. She is passionate about encouraging athletes to build on their character strengths - rather than focusing on their weaknesses. She is particularly interested in the study of grit and self-compassion in athletes competing at both elite and developmental levels. Danielle fills two roles for us, as a head coach and performance consultant, running classroom and on-court session mental training sessions.

Danielle has coached volleyball for almost 13 years and has been affiliated with the Pandas and Nooks Volleyball Clubs, Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High, and Jasper Place High School teams. As head coach Danielle led her Bishop James Mahoney Sr Girls team to a silver medal at the 2019 Provincial Championship. She has also been involved as the Director of the Volleyball Alberta Jasper and Sylvan Lake volleyball summer camps. Danielle has an incredible presence with teenagers and continues to find new interesting ways to connect and help them think and process positive thoughts and outcomes. We are thrilled to have such a well-researched and experienced coach with us! Welcome back, Danielle!

 

 

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