2014 SENIOR WOMEN'S A NATIONAL TEAM

Updated February, 2014

INTRODUCTION:

2013 was the start of a new quadrennial (2013-2016).  Last summer, a group of athletes were selected as the core Women’s A National Team.  The intention is that these athletes will stay together for this quadrennial to earn Team Canada a berth into the 2014 FIVB World Championship, the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2020 Olympics, as well as success at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.  Please click here to view the roster for this team.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the 2014 Senior National Team Program all athletes must be Canadian citizens as validated by a Canadian passport.

COACHING STAFF:

Head Coach: Arnd (Lupo) Ludwig

Assistant Coach: Scott Koskie

ATHLETE IDENTIFICATION & SELECTION

1.                     Identification:

Athletes will initially be identified for the Senior Women's A National Team through observation by National Team Staff throughout the club, college, university and professional seasons.

2.                      Selection Camp:

There will not be a selection camp for this team.

PROGRAM GOALS & OBJECTIVES:

1.      To continue to train with the athletes from the 2013 squad who possess the ability or potential necessary to support Canada’s performance at the international level.

2.      To earn Team Canada a berth in the 2014 FIVB World Championship, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2020 Olympics.

3.      Operation of a Full-Time Training Centre (FTC).

PROGRAM PLAN:

Athletes will be supported financially through Sport Canada carding for a minimum of 4 months at $900/month (D or C1 card) or $1500/month (SR card) as well as tuition support for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The following competitions on our the schedule for 2014:

May 14-20: FIVB World Championship Qualifying tournament (Mississauga, Hersey Centre)

June 10-21: 13th Annual Pan American Cup (Mexico)

July 22-August 23 – FIVB World Grand Prix (Peru, Argentina, Belgium)

September 23-October 12: FIVB World Championship - Italy

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For additional information please contact:

Nichole Mailey: Women's National Team Coordinator

Tel: (204) 474-7331 (Fax: E-Mail: nmailey@volleyball.ca

Team Canada Women s Volleyball Centre

158 Frank Kennedy Centre

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Arnd (Lupo) Ludwig:  Senior Women's National Team Head Coach

Tel: (204) 474-7336       

E-Mail: aludwig@volleyball.ca