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Temporary COVID-19 Measures

This afternoon, Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta Health Services announced that there will be a two-week ban from November 13-27, 2020 on the following:
  •  indoor group fitness classes & team sports (Does not include outdoor sports, individual exercise, training or equipment use, or to school, junior, collegiate, university, Olympic or professional sports.)
  • group singing, dancing & performing activities
  • Restaurants/pubs stop liquor sales by 10pm, close by 11pm

Click here for Details on all additional public health measures.

Click here to watch the Government of Alberta live streams or video highlights on YouTube.

In compliance with today's announcement, ASPIRE will be cancelling the following camps and rescheduling for the time being. New dates for the following camps are as follows:
  1. Sunday's
    1. Round 2 Grade 2-4 ASPIRE Kidz - Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13, 20 & 27
    2. Round 2 Grade 7 Skill Development - Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13, 20 & 27
    3. Round 2 Grade 8-9 Skill Development - Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13, 20 & 27
    4. Round 2 Grade 8-9 ELITE - Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13, 20 & 27
    5. Adult Clinics - As enrollment is low we will be holding a private session for the registered participants - November 15, 22 & 29
  2. Monday's
    1. U16 INVITE - Nov 16/23 moved to Nov30/Dec7 - Fitness classes to continue with Goliath but times will change - Athletes will be notified
    2. Round 2A - Grade 8/9 ELITE - Nov 30, Dec 7 & 14, 21 & 28
  3. Tuesday's
    1. U14 INVITE - Nov 17/24 now Dec 1/8 - Fitness classes to continue with Goliath but times will change - Athletes will be notified
  4. Wednesday's
    1. Round 1A - Grade 5/6 Skills Development - Nov 11, Dec 2, 9 & 16, 23, 30
    2. U15 INVITE - Nov 18/25 now Dec 2/9 - Fitness classes to continue with Goliath but times will change - Athletes will be notified
    3. U17-College INVITE - Nov 18/25 now Dec 2/9 - Fitness classes to continue with Goliath but times will change - Athletes will be notified
  5. Thursday's
    1. Round 1A - Grade 7/8 Skills - Nov 12, Dec 3, 10, 14 (mon) & 17, 21 (mon)
    2. Round 2 Grade 5/6 Skills Development (Beginner and Advanced) - Nov 12, Dec 3, 10, 14 (mon) & 17, 21 (mon)
  6. Friday's
    1. U16-18 Boys INVITE - Nov 20/27 now Dec 4/11 - Fitness classes to continue with Goliath but times will change - Athletes will be notified
    2. Round 2 Grade 10/12 ELITENov 28 (Sat 4:45pm), Dec 4, 5 (Sat 4:45pm),11, 15 (Tues 5:30pm),18
  7. Saturday's
    1. Skills & Play R2 - October 31, November 7, 28 & Dec 5
    2. Skills & Play R3 -  December 12 & 19, Jan 2 & 9


Fall 2020 Camps - for Grades 2-12
Invite 2020 Camps - for Grades 7-College
Adult 2020 Clinics - for Beginner and Intermediate Adults!



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Coach Lorne's Recent Adventures - Check out the Blog!

  • The first rule of sports (and all) parenting: Don’t speak Link to Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/02/28/the-first-rule-of-sports-and-all-parenting-dont-speak/?utm_term=.95f1007b2caeYour child doesn’t have to play in the Super Bowl for you to know the feeling. Their team was supposed to win and then they didn’t. What do you do? Being the mother of two girls who played soccer and ran track, I thought I knew the answer: Talk it through. Tell them you love them. Say it’s just a game. Remind them there’s always a next time. Isn’t that what good parenting is all about? Keeping channels of communication open even in tough moments?Turns out the answer ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 11:11 AM by Ashley Lee
  • Responsible Coaching Link to Modules: http://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement-s17179&language=en#.WPjOQrinW1k.mailto
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 11:10 AM by Ashley Lee
  • Volleyball Ankle Braces- Opinions from Sports Medicine Experts What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces?There little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball.Photo courtesy of USA VolleyballThe debate begins when recommending for or against the use of volleyball ankle braces.I’m going to review this subject by first listing some studies about volleyball ankle braces. More importantly, I will tap the awesome collective wisdom of my USA Volleyball Sports Medicine colleagues Aaron Brock, ATC and Jill Wosmek, ATC. Aaron works with Men’s National Teams and Jill was with the Women’s National Team for two Olympic cycles.I am not going to review ankle taping, since many athletes ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 11:08 AM by Ashley Lee
  • Why volleyball -- not basketball -- is winning the popular vote Link to Article: http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18659764/why-young-athletes-flocking-volleyball-not-basketball-record-numbersBasketball figured to be the game for Micaya White. Her dad, Randy White, played in the NBA. Her brother, R.J., is the starting center for UNC Greensboro. Micaya joined her first team when she was 6."Everybody assumed I was going to play too," the 6-foot-1 White said.There was just one problem. She didn't love it."When I tried to show aggression, I'd end up hurting another player or fouling out of the game." More than that, White cringed, "I hated being touched. I'm a germ freak, so a sweaty person touching me ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 11:07 AM by Ashley Lee
  • In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and athletes Link to Article: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/health/uconn-basketball-auriemma-video-youth-sports-parenting/index.htmlBy Kelly Wallace, CNNIf you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting "enthusiastic kids is harder than it's ever been."In the video, he said that today's kids are so influenced by professional athletes who they see as "just being ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 11:05 AM by Ashley Lee
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OUTDOOR - Grass and Beach Camp!

posted Aug 2, 2020, 6:22 AM by Ashley Lee

We are trying to stay outdoors to enjoy all of this beautiful weather. Sign up for our NEW Grass/Beach Skills and Play where athletes will get to play in the sand and grass!

Aug 17-21 - 10-2:30 pm for 13-16 year old athletes! (coed)

Click Here for more info!

BACK TO SCHOOL!

posted Aug 2, 2020, 6:19 AM by Ashley Lee

We're planning on some good fortune in the hopes that everyone can go back to playing volleyball safely this coming school year. With that being said, we have opened up some small clinics!

For athletes who have not played club or are looking for more technical skill development - grade 7-10 - Click Here
For athletes who have played club and are looking for more refined skill enhancement - Grade 8-9 - Click Here

2020 Summer Training

posted Feb 12, 2020, 1:51 PM by Ashley Lee

2020 Summer Developmental Training:  

Click Grades 2-4 Developmental Training for details on our Girls & Boys training
Click Grades 5-6 Developmental Training for details on our Girls & Boys training
Click Grades 7-8 Developmental Training for details on our Girls & Boys training
Click Grades 8-9 Developmental Training for details on our Girls & Boys training

ASPIRE's Developmental Camps aim to teach athletes the skills and fundamentals needed to become a great volleyball player.

"Developmental" Athletes = Athletes New to Volleyball + Athletes who Want to Learn Skills "Right the First Time"



2020 Summer ELITE Training:  

Click U13-U18 Elite Training for details on our FEMALES only training
Click U14-U15 Elite Training for details on our MALES only training

ASPIRE's Elite camps aim to teach athletes what it takes to move onto the "next level".  Athletes will be put into highly competitive situations and pushed to the extremes.

"Elite" Athletes = Athletes with Club / Senior Team Experience + Athletes with a Confident, Coachable Attitude

2019 FALL Skill Development Camps! Grade 2-10

posted Aug 26, 2019, 11:50 AM by Ashley Lee

Register now for our Fall (Sept - Dec 2019) Skill Development Camps for boys and girls!

2) Grade 5-6 (New SUNDAY Camp added!)

2019 BACK TO SCHOOL Clinics

posted Jul 3, 2019, 3:29 PM by Ashley Lee

Clinics are now open for:

1) Grade 7-8 and Grade 8-9 Males and Females with little to no club experience
2) Grade 8-12 Females with club experience

SUMMER - Post Secondary Training!

posted Jun 13, 2019, 2:54 PM by Ashley Lee

Sign up for 7 weeks of training to get you ready for your current college/university teams! Coach Lorne and crew are ready to get you in tip-top shape!

Register HERE.

U18 athletes are welcome to join - If you are unsure about the level of play - please email aspirevolleyball@shaw.ca

Beach 2019 is OPEN for registration!

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:28 AM by Ashley Lee


Check out the following:

1) ASPIRE Beach Training - get solid professional technical training before your premiers or our LEAGUE play.
2) ASPIRE Beach Blast Skills & Play! - get technical training and put them into game situations instantly! Play with various partners to push you and your skill levels to find the best match!
2) ASPIRE OPEN 4's and 2's League - who will win this year? Sign up today!

SPRING 2019 - Invites, Skill Development and more!

posted Feb 24, 2019, 11:08 AM by Ashley Lee

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