Men's Volleyball Centre

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 2020-2021 can do so by completing an application form at the following address:  

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 Cassandra Nicol, Men’s Indoor National Team coordinator.


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 – 2019-20

Alexander Duncan-Thibault, opposite (Scarborough, ON)

Andre Foreman, libero (London, ON)

Mack Mravnik, setter (Winnipeg, MB)

Zach Albert, left side, (Brampton, ON)

Byron Keturakis, setter (Surrey, BC)

John Obi, middle (London, ON)

James Jackson, opposite (London, ON)

Étienne Belzile, middle (Fermont, QC)

Jade Cameron, libero (Mississauga, ON)

Andrew McWilliam, left side (Dutton, ON)

Evan Hammond, middle (London, ON)

Jordan Cole, left side (London, 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 2019-2020

November 8  vs Sherbrooke - 3-1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-14)

November 17 vs Laval - 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14)

November 28 vs Queen's - 4-0 (25-23, 25-13, 26-24, 25-18) 

December 6 vs Montreal - 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 25-21, 16-14) 

January 14 vs Laval - 1-3 (25-27, 9-25, 25-19, 18-25) 

February 2 vs Montreal - 2-3 (25-23, 23-25, 16-25, 25-22, 12-15) 

February 7 vs Sherbrooke - Match cancelled