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COVID-19 Announcement - Update June 27, 2020

All ASPIRE Sessions to proceed as normal.

ASPIRE has been closely following updates for COVID-19 and it's affect in Alberta, most importantly, Edmonton. 

We have made efforts to ensure that our facility and our services were safe for our athletes and coaches and everyone's families during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

ASPIRE Cleaning Standards
  • Gym Floor and Equipment will be sanitized after every session.
  • Washroom will be open for EMERGENCY USE Only - the ASPIRE Sink and Toilet only are to be used by ASPIRE athletes
  • Athletes are asked to bring MINIMAL items and will be asked to refrain from changing into clothing at facility
    • Please be changed and ready to go when you enter the facility
  • Athletes are asked to bring their own sanitizer if possible
  • Remain socially distant during water breaks
  • Sanitize before and after water breaks
  • Athletes will only be allowed to attend ONE ASPIRE cohort at a time.

Preventing further spread

In order to assist with containing the spread of the Novel coronavirus, we encourage the following:

  • Take the COVID 19 Self Assessment
  • Stay home if you feel unwell - self isolate - Call 811 immediately before leaving your home.
  • Frequently wash your hands
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with SOAP & WATER.  If soap & water are not an option, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be used.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene; cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze (dispose of the used tissue immediately).
  • Keep at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

If you have COVID-19 symptoms and have travelled outside Canada or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions.
Do not go to a health care facility without consulting 811 first. If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

For up to date information on the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) you can use the following links:



In the event that participants become diagnosed with the Novel coronavirus and have attended an ASPIRE event within 21 days of symptoms showing, we ask that you notify us to allow for the most up-to-date and accurate information to be provided to the health authorities.

We will continue to monitor the information on COVID-19 and will contact you with any updates as they occur.

For questions or concerns surrounding this policy, or to report a diagnosis, please contact us at aspirevolleyball@shaw.ca.


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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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