Volleyball Program

Program description:

Every year Colleges and Universities are scouring B.C. programs for volleyball players, offering athletic scholarships and the training that can sometimes take an athlete to the professional and National level. There are thousands of dollars of scholarships available every year at varying levels of play, from University to College divisions in both the US and Canada. In addition to the the financial advantage, team sports are a great way to become integrated into College or University life.

The Fernie Academy volleyball program is designed based on the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) concept and Volleyball Canada’s Development Model (VCDM).   This means that all students are involved in age appropriate volleyball games and practices throughout Jr. High and High School.  We will work with each athlete individually, and for those interested, help find post secondary opportunities and scholarships.

The Academy offers team practices and tournament play from Grade 6-12 for both boys and girls. Practices are set for the respective teams twice a week with plenty of flexibilty for students playing other sports and those committed to other after school initiatives.

The school season runs from September through November, with club season running from January until the end of April.

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Coaches:

Jerri-Lynn Winters:
 Fully certified level 1 volleyball coach, theory certified level 2 coach (multi-sport). A teacher with 10 years experience coaching volleyball with high school and club volleyball programs.
 

Trent Mason:

Fully certified level 3 volleyball and basketball coach.  A teacher with 10 years experience coaching basketball (US summer camps) and over 15 years of coaching volleyball with high school, club, provincial team (SK/AB) and college programs.

College experience:

(Keyano College.  Fort McMurray, AB)
2 years playing
2 years asst. coach
1 year head coach women’s
4 years head coach men’s
2001 – Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) All Conference player
2008 – ACAC North Coach of the year
2009 – ACAC Coach of the year
2009 – Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Coach of the year