Men's Volleyball Centre
The men’s national indoor training centre is based at the Centre Sportif in Gatineau, Québec.
Launched at this location in 2009, the National Excellence Program (formerly called Full-Time Training Center or FTC) focuses on preparing athletes for international-level training and competition.
Senior team athletes who are playing professionally in international leagues join the full-time training group in late spring for team tryouts before the summer of national team competitions.
The program is based at the Centre Sportif gymnasium, which features a centre court and can accommodate up to three volleyball courts at once. The floor is made of Taraflex material and the ceiling clearance is 9.5 metres.
The facility can house up to 1000 fans - 500 in permanent seats and 500 in movable stands - allowing Canada to host exhibition matches and NORCECA age-class events at this location.
Interested in NEP?
Athletes wishing to apply to NEP for 2019-2020 can do so by completing an application form at the following address: http://volleyballcanada.formstack.com/forms/2019_nep_application_form
Upon completion of the applicants list, athletes are selected based on desirable qualities along with international potential and available carding.
For more information, please contact Frank Boyer, men’s indoor team manager.
National Excellence Program Athletes
The National Excellence Program or NEP (formerly the FTC) prepares athletes to perform at the highest level of our sport and to continue their development towards the National Senior Team Program and/or playing professional volleyball. It offers individual technical and tactical skill development as well as team play refinement. Athletes are exposed to an array of Sport Science and Sport medicine services, dispensed by leading Canadian practitioners in a holistic high performance environment. NEP athletes, through training, competition, and tours are introduced to leading international volleyball programs and clubs.
National Excellence Program – 2018-19
Jared Jarvis, left side (Vaughn, ON)
Andre Foreman, libero (London, ON)
Marc-Andre Morency, setter (Longueil, QC)
Matthew Bowers, left side, (Milton, ON)
Mathias Elser, setter (Calgary, AB)
Warren Taylor, middle (Ottawa, ON)
Alexander Mrkalj, Left side/opposite (St. Catharines, ON)
Étienne Belzile, middle (Fermont, QC)
Sauli Lianga, left side (Niagara Falls, ON)
Andrew McWilliam, left side (Dutton, ON)
Matthew Powell, middle (Mississauga, ON)
Jerome Cross, opposite (Burnaby, BC)
Ryan Zachary, left side (Airdrie, AB)
Jordan McConkey, middle (Stratford, ON)
Head Coach: Dan Lewis
Athletic Therapist : Melissa Healy
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Louis-Jean Tremblay
Mental Performance Coach: Kyle Paquette
Statistician: Lionel Bonnaure
Schedule & Results 2018-2019
November 2 vs Laval - 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-14) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6cXWkg3-t8
November 9 vs Sherbrooke 3-1 (25-20,25-17,25-23, 23-25) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF_OAP_StcI (includes an extra set)
November 23 vs Sherbrooke 3-1 (25-23,25-18,25-13, 21-25)
December 14 vs Queen's - 4-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21)
January 13 vs Montreal - 2-3 (21-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-19, 9-15)
January 19 vs Laval
Webcast - https://www.rougeetor.ulaval.ca/sports/volleyball-masculin/
February 1 vs Montreal
Webcast - https://www.youtube.com/user/CarabinsUdeM
February 8 vs Sherbrooke – Webcast - https://www.youtube.com/user/UdeSVertetOr