Alumni






CONGRATULATIONS to a couple of varsity Volleyball Rookies whom we've had the pleasure of training both privately and in group settings prior to their 2013-14 rookie year …

Leah Shevkenek (University of Regina Cougars), CanadaWest Rookie of the Year & CIS All-Rookie Team

Cassidy Kinsella (MacEwan University Griffins), ACAC Rookie of the Year. 

(March 2, 2014)



A Testament to A Great Coach at athletes at the World Masters ...

CONGRATULATIONS to our ASPIRE coach Grachella Garcia, #12 on Canada's Silver Medal Gryphon's team at the Torino 2013 World Masters Games! A mighty Russian women's team took Gold.  
 
Coach Lorne's former athletes did not disappoint either at the World Masters Games in the 50+ women's age division. They won gold, beating Ukraine in the finals. The team included past members of the Olympic '84 team - Joyce Gamborg (SK), Monica Hitchcock (NB); past members of former National Team programs - Val DeRocco, Marg Negerman, Judy Szepesi; and others. Coach George Tokarsky is from Edmonton's FOG Club. Congratulations to all!




Congratulations NAIT Ooks Women's Volleyball Team and Head Coach Dr. Lorne Sawula
*** ACAC Women's Volleyball Champions 2012-2013 ***
Click HERE for full ACAC News Article
NAIT Ooks Women's Volleyball Team Finished 5th-6th at CCAA Nationals
Click HERE for Nait Athletics News Article



CONGRATULATIONS to our ASPIRE Scholarship Recipient - Kelsey Tymkow - Jan 25, 2013









ASPIRE Volleyball would like to congratulate Kelsey Tymkow for all of her efforts to become a quality College volleyball player at NAIT. We are pleased that ASPIRE could assist Kelsey in her developmental journey and wish her a continued, memorable career in a sport into which she has dedicated so much time, energy and sweat.















CONGRATULATIONS to athlete Laura MacTaggart 
for making the Canadian Junior National Volleyball Team. It has been a pleasure for our ASPIRE coaches to work with Laura over the past two years. Her hard work and dedication will take her far in the sport. 
(Aug 2012)

 




CONGRATULATIONS to familiar faces at the ASPIRE Warehouse for their Team Alberta performances: Natasha Calkins, Cole Keddie, Parker Maris, Jordan Ng and Josh Nickel
(Aug 2012)



I have learned so much from the coaches at Aspire. Aspire allows me to focus completely on what I need to work on and the changes that I need to make. The coaches are always looking to make me a better player, and do a great job of finding different ways and different drills to help me make the adjustments that I am working on. I am very grateful to everyone at Aspire for all their help! 
  
Anita - The King’s University College Athlete of the Week (November 1-7, 2010)



Hey coach.......

I just wanted to let you know that I think a light bulb turned on (or at least a small somewhat dim light). Yesterday evening, I played with my Sunday team and I was placed from the middle position to the power position due to who we had showing up. During my first attack, I was 
double blocked so I just dumped it behind the block and got a point. It was a great set, but there was no way that I was going to blow it through these 2 gorillas. But, throughout the games I was successfully attacking and getting points. In fact, there was one attack that I knew before hitting it that everything felt perfect. I was double blocked again by those 2 big gorillas, but I was able to power it through. It sure felt good.

Many of the team mates comment on the improvement, but all asked the same question. "... Where the hell did that come from?". They did not get it when I told them it was on the Supersonic Sawula training program. So, thanks for everything and I look forward to more progression with my crazy legs.

Rich - adult recreation league player