Sitting Volleyball Centre
The men’s and women’s national sitting volleyball teams are based out of Edmonton, Alberta, thanks to generous support from the City of Edmonton.
The national sitting volleyball program and training centre are currently designed as a decentralized model, where athletes and staff travel to Edmonton from their home cities for all training camps. Both the women’s national team coaches based in Edmonton.
In Edmonton, the sitting volleyball national teams train out of the Saville Community Sports Centre (www.savillecentre.ca) on the University of Alberta’s South Campus. This 350,000 square foot, multi-sport centre features 12 full-size hardwood gyms, which can allow for 25 volleyball courts to be setup. There are two permanent sitting volleyball courts.
The program is supported by the Canadian Sport Institute - Calgary, working with Volleyball Canada to provide sport science support and services. These services include, but are not limited to, nutrition, strength and conditioning, physical testing, sport psychology and athlete wellness through the Game Plan and Match program. The program is also supported by Volleyball Alberta, Edmonton Volleyball Centre Society and the University of Alberta.
For more information, please contact Ian Halliday, high performance director for sitting volleyball.