Men's National Excellence Program resumes in Gatineau
GATINEAU, Canada, January 19, 2021 - Volleyball Canada is
pleased to welcome 19 male athletes to the 2021 National
Excellence Program (NEP) based at the Centre Sportif de
"It’s very exciting to have this group of athletes training at
the centre," said Julien Boucher, high performance director
(indoor). "Despite the challenges of the 2020-21 season, most of
our Olympic hopefuls are playing professionally overseas, and
this program is an important part of the pathway to the senior
National Team for players based in Canada."
NEP head coach Dan Lewis leads the program that kicked off
January 18 and runs until March 26.
Daniel Jansen Van Doorn, Fynnian McCarthy, Aaron Elser, Braedon
Friesen, Darian Koskie, Dax Tompkins, Erik Siksna, Gabriel
Chancy, Jackson Bere, Jonathan Pickett,
Jonathan Portelance, Jordan Pereira, Maxime Gratton, Mikael
Clegg, Pierce Johnson,
Rémi Cadoret, Samuel Cooper, Steven Abrams and Zac Hutcheson.
Dan Lewis, Head Coach, Olivier Faucher, Assistant coach, Scott
Koskie, Assistant coach, Ian Eibbitt, Assistant coach, Lionel
Bonnaure, Performance analyst, Melissa Healy, Athletic
therapist, Louis-Jean Tremblay, Strength coach, Michael
Cook, Strength coach, Kyle Paquette, Mental performance coach,
Erik Sesbreno, Sport dietitian, Julien Boucher, High performance
director, Cassandra Nicol, Men’s team coordinator.