In accordance with the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan, Team Ontario programs are defined by skill level rather than age categories. This decision was made to give consideration to the late-developing nature of volleyball athletes and to accompany their development within High Performance programming.
The following Team Ontario programs are offered this year:
Click a program below to expand for more details. For more information please contact:
High Performance Coordinator
The Team Ontario White program is our new program focused on bridging the gap between the Team Ontario Regional Program and the Team Ontario Red. This program is dual faceted and allows athletes born in September 2003 or later to develop on the beach and indoors. The athletes selected from the Athlete Identification process will participate in a 6-day camp from July 7th - July 13th at Nipissing University in North Bay. (*some athletes could be invited to join the Team Ontario Red program following this camp)
NUMBER OF ATHLETES
Athletes must register for the Athlete Identification Process here.
Mentor Coaches: Frank St-Denis, Danny Gosselin, Angie Shen (beach)
Boys: Kelly McGuire, Steven Dow, Dan Hayes, Haiqi Liu, Keaton Proud
Girls: Joellen Barr, Sergio Chuy, Aaron Wade, Adam Petrie, Bart Arseneau, Jenny Pellegrino
Team Ontario Red athletes will be selected at the end of the High Performance Centre (HPC) for direct participation in the 2019 Canada Cup. The athletes selected to Team Ontario Red will train for a few days before they head to the competition in Halifax, NS. This program is meant to give certain athletes an opportunity to implement the concepts learned during HPC in a competitive environment.
This year HPC will be held at Nipissing University in North Bay from July 6th - July 13th. Athletes who are selected to be apart of Team Ontario Red, will keep training until they leave for the Canada Cup on July 17th.
Athletes must register to the High Performance Athlete Identification Process here. Team Ontario Red athletes are selected at the end of HPC. (*some athletes could be selected to Team Ontario Red from the Team Ontario White program)
Team Ontario Red Boys
Head Coaches: Matt Ragogna & Nathan Groenveld
Assistant Coaches: Brad Douwes & David Ta
Team Ontario Red Girls
Head Coaches: Jennifer Neilson, Mike Albert & Natasha Spaling
Assistant Coaches: Michael Ongley, Caitlin Genovy & Amy Wilson-Hands
The Team Ontario Black program is focused on the development of performance. The focus will be on developing higher-level skills and integrating Team Ontario playing systems based on the National Team systems. This program is meant to prepare athletes for the next level by placing them in an environment similar to the National Team one. This year, Team Ontario Black athletes will be training at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville.
Team Ontario Black will compete in the USA High Performance Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Team Ontario Black Boys
Head Coach: Steve Delaney
Assistant Coaches: Thierry Lavigne & David Gross
Team Ontario Black Girls
Head Coach: Matt Schnarr
Assistant Coaches: Christina Grail & Matt Cheung