The OVA is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting a Coaching Symposium in conjunction with the 2012 CIS Volleyball Championships being held March 2 - 4, 2012 at McMaster University (Women's Championship) and Queen's University (Men's Championship).
The schedule for the Coaching Symposium is as follows:
• Saturday March 3rd, 9am - Jason Trepanier
• Saturday March 3rd, 10:30am -Vincent Pichette
• Sunday March 4th, 8am - Kari Schneider
• Sunday March 4th, 9:30am - Paul Duerden
• Saturday March 3rd, 9am - Paul Duerden
• Saturday March 3rd, 10:30am - Kari Schneider
• Sunday March 4th, 8am - Scott Koskie
• Sunday March 4th, 9:30am - Lupo Ludwig
Click here to read Speaker Topics.
Click here to read the Speaker Bios.
Cost: $120.00 (Includes: Access to all 4 Coaching Symposium Speaker Lectures and a CIS Championship Event Pass, good for all 11 games)
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2012
Queen's Coaching Symposium - View Flyer
McMaster Coaching Symposium - View Flyer
For more information on the CIS Championships please visit:
Men's CIS Volleyball Championship Website
Women's CIS Volleyball Championship Website
Jason Trepanier - "Best Practices"
This presentation will touch on the characteristics of deliberate practice, optimal feedback and game-like drills.
Vincent Pichette - "The Key to Passing"
This presentation will highlight the progressions and principles behind developing top serve receivers at both the club and international level.
Paul Duerden - "The Secret to My Success"
This presentation will highlight the physical demands of volleyball and how off-court training can keep athletes performing at the highest level well into their thirties.
Kari Schneider - "Talent Only Takes You So Far"
This presentation will go into the need for strength & conditioning, work ethic and the right attitude. It will touch on practical techniques in testing and training that coaches can use to get more from their athletes physically and in turn see better performance on court.
Scott Koskie – “The Making of a Setter”
This presentation will outline the pathway Scott took to become a National Team setter as well as highlight some key areas of focus for developing a setter at the high school and club level.
Arnd “Lupo” Ludwig – “Controlling the Ball”
This presentation will focus on the development of ball control. The National Team coach will be demonstrating several drills designed to improve passing, setting and hitting accuracy.
Jason is currently the Technical Director of the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA), having previously been a High Performance and Team Ontario Coach for the OVA. A former player at Dalhousie University, Jason was named Dalhousie Athlete of the Year, Atlantic University Athletic-Association MVP and a First Team All-Canadian during his time there. Jason represented Canada at the 1999 World Cup, Pan American Games, and America’s Cup. He also enjoyed a strong playing career in Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Holland.
Vincent is an Assistant Coach with the National Men’s Team and recently was the Head Coach of our National Team at the 2011 Pan American Games. He has also been the Head Coach of the Griffons du Cégep de L'Outaouais, , Team Quebec at the 2005 Canada Summer Games, and assistant with the 2000 Paralympic Team in Sydney. Vincent had an outstanding playing career winning a CCAA and CIS National Championships with Cégep de Limoilou in 1992 and Université Laval in 1994. In 1995 he was a member of Team Canada at the FISU Games in Japan.
Paul is one of the best players to ever represent Canada. He attended Oakridge Secondary School in London then made the jump to the National Team after high school. Paul has represented Canada in numerous international events including World Cups, the World League and the Pan American Games. Paul played professionally in Germany, Belgium, Italy, France and Turkey. During Paul’s last season in Turkey he lead his club team Arkas to the 2008-09 CEV Gold Cup where he was named MVP for the Championship Tournament. In 1999 Paul was inducted into the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame and in 2011 he was inducted into the London Hall of Fame. He and his wife Kari own and operate EMPOWER, a fitness and training facility in London.
Kari has over 13 years of experience training athletes. During that time she has been a strength coach for Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams, Manitoba’s National Training Centre -Soccer, Manitoba’s National Triathletes, the University of Manitoba’s Women’s Basketball Team, trained several Olympians, and currently owns EMPOWER, a fitness and training facility in London with her husband Paul. Prior to opening EMPOWER she was the Manager of Strength and Conditioning with the Canadian Sport Centre - Manitoba and has been the Provincial Director for the NSCA in Manitoba. Kari also taught at the University of Manitoba.
Scott is an Assistant Coach with the Women’s National Team. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Scott won 2 CIS Championships, CIS Player of the Year, and a 3 time All-Canadian. After university Scott joined the National Team where he played 14 seasons and served as Team Captain for 7 years. With Canada, Scott competed at the Pan American Games, World Championships and World Cups. He also played 10 professional seasons in Spain, Austria, France, and Qatar. In 2009, Scott was inducted into the Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame. Before joining the National Team’s coaching staff, Scott coached as an assistant with the University of Manitoba Bisons, Montpellier University, Arona Tenerife, and PTV Malaga. He is also the co-founder of Success for Volleyball, a development program for athletes 5-17 years of age.
Lupo has been the Head Coach of the Women’s National Team since 2009. During his time with Canada the team qualified for the 2010 World Cup in Japan. Before joining Team Canada, Lupo coached Dresdner SC, which finished in the top 3 of their league 4 years straight. Dresdner won the league championship in 2006-07. The club also finished 3rd at the CEV European Cup in 2007-08 and placed 2nd at the German Cup in 2006-07. He also spent 2 seasons with the German National Team as an Assistant Coach, where the team finished 6th at the Olympic Games in Sydney and 3rd at the 2002 FIVB World Grand Prix.