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Women’s National Excellence Program Registration Now Open

November 03, 2022: Volleyball Canada’s women’s national team program is now accepting applications for the 2023 National Excellence Program (NEP).

The women’s NEP program is a full-time daily training environment for grade 10-12 female athletes starting in September 2023 through to December 2023, at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC. The National Excellence Program (NEP) is designed to prepare athletes to perform at the highest level of our sport and support the women’s national team towards the Olympic and World Championship podium. The program offers individual technical and tactical skill development as well as team play development that will lead to success at the international level. Athletes are exposed to an array of sport science services, led by top Canadian practitioners in a holistic high-performance environment.

"This is an exciting time in the development of women’s volleyball in this country and the National Excellence Program is a critical component of our future success on the world stage," said women's Next Gen Head Coach, Carolyn O’Dwyer.

"Over the last three years of the program we have continually been impressed by quality of athletes across the country and are excited to see the high level of talent that is out there this year”

This year’s NEP identification process will be a two-step process. The first step is a virtual selection process on the GMTM platform. Athletes will be prompted to submit basic physical testing data, a highlight video and full game/set footage which will be reviewed by the selection committee. From there, selected athletes will be invited to attend in-person, regional ID camps throughout Canada in December to February 2022/23. Final selection of NEP 2023 athletes will take place in late March 2023.

Athlete profile applications will be accepted until November 27, 2022 on the GMTM platform. All athletes in Grade 9-11 who have interest in NEP and/or the WNT youth development pathway are strongly encouraged to apply for identification.

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Volleyball Canada Media Contact:
Jackie Skender
Mobile: 613-794-7676