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Mountain Volleyball Coaching Certification Program

The Mountain Volleyball Coaching Certification Program (MVCCP) is entering its third year in 2017-18 with the addition of an outstanding group of coaching candidates.

These athlete-coaches were recognized for completing their entry level coaching qualifications and as Apprentice Coaches, have done a fantastic job as Assistant Coaches at the MVP Summer Camps, House Leagues and VolleyTotz sessions.

These graduates include Abbey Alliston, Alexie Chevrier, Sarah Doyle, Payton Entwistle, Logan Garvey, Amy Gerber, Grace Manning and Grace Preston.  Special accolades to Kira Verschoor who is the recipient of the first ever MVCCP Coaching Scholarship. Kira will be attending the Ontario Educational Leadership Camp (OELC) this summer to further develop her skills at the Intermediate Athletic Leadership session.

Candidates in the accelerated portion of the MVCCP were also recognized as athlete-coaches now registered in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Rae Delsey and Shaelyn Francis recently completed Competition A of the NCCP curriculum. Graduates from this program also include Meghan Boatsmith and Jaiya Morphet.

All Photos by Michael P. Hall
MVCCP graduates Kira, Grace, Grace, Logan, Amy, Sarah, Alliston, Alexie, Payton, Mentor Coach Meagan 
MVCCP OELC 2017 Scholarship Recipient Kira and Mentor Coach Meagan
MVCCP Athlete-Coaches Shaelyn and Rae with Mentor Coach Meagan
At the 2014 Leadership Weekend, the Mountain Volleyball Club introduced a unique program to support the leadership interests of its’ club athletes; the Mountain Volleyball Coaching Certification Program (MVCCP). This new program is aimed at teaching passionate young volleyball athletes to become community and eventually club coaches.  Modelled after the National Coaching Certification Program, MVCCP candidates develop a portfolio that has technical (volleyball), theoretical (teaching and learning) practical (on court) aspects of coaching. 

Currently the program has modules that include Coaching Expectations, Introduction to Coaching, Goal Setting and Nutrition and more are being developed.  Mentor coaches then get to apply their skills in a practical way by acting as assistant coaches in the various MVP house league, summer camp and VolleyTotz programs. Graduation from this program will provide entry level experience and background for NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills, Competition A and Volleyball Level I, courses sanctioned by the Coaches Association of Canada.

Presently, the athletes that opted to become part of this program span 13u to 16u.  Most have met all or most of the expectations of the first level and are progressing forward.  They include:  Meaghan Boat-Smith, Meredith Elstone, Victoria Fisher, Shaelyn Francis, Samantha Gaffney, Kate Keeting, Grace Laurat, Serena McKay, Jaiya Morphet, Meira Morphet, Taylor Morrison, Amy Simunic, Delsey Rae and Rachel Vanderwal.

Special accolades go to our 2014 graduates and MVP head coaches who recently completed their NCCP Competition A credentials.  They include Jordan Koslowski, Jenn Todd, Kianna Enisan, David Hawthorne and Ben Merriam.  Congratulations to them!

​2015 Certifications: Serena McKay, Amy Simunic and Rachel Vanderwal

​​Congratulations to Kate Keeting, Meredith Elstone, Taylor Morrison and Grace Laurat in receiving their 2016 MVCCP Excellence in Coaching Awards and to Rae Delsey and Jaiya Morphet and for achieving their Level 1 Coaching Certification through MVCCP.
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​Photo credit: Shelly Cameron  - snapd Hamilton
​Photo credit: Shelly Cameron  - snapd Hamilton
Shown is Mentor Coach Meagan Nederveen with recent Mountain Volleyball Club Coaching Program (MVCCP) graduate Lilah Parn.  
Lilah was part of  group of outstanding coaching candidates that  worked with the athletes at the recent MVC/MVP Summer Camp program. 

Both parents and athletes alike have complimented the Mountain Volleyball Club Coaching Program (MVCCP) for the efforts and expertise put forward by these apprentice coaches.