June 8, 2022 10:02 am
2022 - 2023 Season - Coach Development for Women

Being awarded the Take the Lead Grant allowed 21 female coaches from the Dino Women's Volleyball Club to pursue coach development in the 2022-2023 season. These coaches participated in NCCP training, Volleyball Canada training and the AVCA Conference which brings together the top volleyball coaches in the world.

This training had a direct impact in our community as these coaches worked with over 500 young female athletes last season through our club and recreational programs.

Removing the barriers that limit coach development, such as financial cost, has permitted our program to retain strong female coaches and support their passion of coaching.

2 girls with their coach practicing volleyball wall drills
2020 - 2021 Coaching Program Mentorship

"For the past 29 years, the Dino Women's Volleyball Club has been a leader in the Calgary community by providing young female athletes with exceptional female role models as coaches and mentors. We currently have 72 athletes enrolled in our club program with 23 female coaches leading those groups. In addition, we have close to 75 younger athletes (ages 5-13 years) enrolled in our Dinomites Program with 5 female coaches taking the lead. Annually we have new coaches joining our program who we guide through coaching development, as well as committed veteran coaches who continue to work towards completing advanced coaching courses. The support of the In Motion network allows us to remove financial barriers that our coaches would otherwise face and ensure that we are providing our young athletes with inspiring mentors who are also invested in their coaching education. It is our goal to maintain a program that provides a holistic approach to training and coaches have a significant impact on the motivation, happiness and longevity of our athletes. One of the most impactful results of our program is having athletes return as coaches to give back; out of 24 female coaches 22 are past athletes. We are grateful for the support that In Motion provides so that we can continue to develop the leaders of tomorrow."