13U Girls – 2018

Coaches

 

COREY COWPER – Head Coach

Corey Cowper

Head Coach

Corey is a NCCP Level 3 certified coach and holds a M. Sc. Recreation and Sport Science – Coaching Education from Ohio University. He has been actively coaching both club and school volleyball in the Calgary area since 2000. Corey is also a Level 2 Certified Volleyball Official.

Corey brings a wealth of coaching experience at all age groups, both boys and girls. He is a strong advocate of mental toughness and has trained his athletes in this area for the past five years with considerable success. He has been a mental toughness specialty instructor with H.I.T.T. Volleyball for the past 6 years. “I believe in developing volleyball athletes holistically within a competitive environment promoting trust, respect, and integrity. I will use a positive learning environment to encourage athletes to take chances and push their limits maintaining an athlete-centered, process-oriented approach.”

My Portfolio

  • 403 Selects (Head Coach)
    •  2016: 15U Girls
    • 2015: 14U Girls – 2015
      • Provincial Silver
      • 5th Place Division 1 Tier 1 Canadian Open
  • Calgary Elite West Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach)
    • 2015: 18U Boys
      • Provincial Silver
      • 5th Place Division 1 Tier 1 Canadian Open
    • 2014: 17U Boys
      • Provincial Gold, Canadian Open Bronze
      • 11th USA Boys Junior Nationals
    • 2013: 16U Boys
      • Provincial Bronze
  • Peak Volleyball Club (Head Coach)
    • 2014: 13U Girls
  • Okotoks Volleyball Club (Head Coach)
    • 2012: 16U Boys & 18U Girls
  • Dino Mens (Assistant Coach)
    • 2011: 17U Boys
      • Provincial Bronze
      • 5th place finish Canadian Open
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Head Coach)
    • 2010 to 2015 Varsity Boys
      • League Champions – 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
      • Zone Champions – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
    • 2009 Junior Varsity Boys
      • League Champions
      • Zone Champions
    • 2003 & 2008 Junior Varsity Girls
      • 2003 League Champions
    • 2004 to 2005 Varsity Girls
      • League Champions – 2004
  • Mental Toughness Coach, H.I.T.T. Volleyball
    • 2010 – Present

ANNA SINIK – Assistant Coach

Anna Sinik

Assistant Coach

Anna Sinik is a third year student at the University of Calgary, currently pursuing a degree in psychology, with the hopes of continuing on to get her education degree, and teach at the elementary school level. She has been coaching junior high volleyball for 5 years at her middle school, Samuel W Shaw, and has played club volleyball for 5 years. Anna enjoys working with young athletes and helping them develop as players and people. She is excited to be back for her fourth coaching season with the 403 Selects.

MADDY MCCONNELL – Mentor Coach

Maddy McConnell

Mentor Coach

This will be Maddy’s second year coaching and 7th year overall with the club as an alumni member of 403’s debut team in 2008. She has returned to Calgary after attending McGill and playing for the Martlet’s as a setter and defensive specialist. Her coaching philosophy comes from a focus on developing an athletes skills that apply on and off the court. As a psychology major, she has worked with youth both in the classroom and on the court, and has a special interest in cultivating mental toughness and working with athletes to reach their full potential. Alongside technical training and playing experience as a setter and defensive specialist, she has also been educated in leadership practices and motivation. She is excited to work with the 13U team and is ready to learn and grow along with the athletes as a mentoring coach this 2017 season.

Volleyball Experience:

  • Athlete – 403 Selects Volleyball Club 15U-18U (2008-2012)
  • Athlete – McGill University (2012-2014)
  • Mentoring Coach – 403 Selects U16 (2016)

SANTISOUK (SANTI) PHOMMACHAKR – Head Coach

Santisouk Phommachakr

Head Coach

Santisouk is entering her 15th year of coaching volleyball.

Santisouk grew up playing school and club volleyball (15U to 18U) in Montréal, Québec where she was awarded on the all-star regional team in her grade 11 season and also, athlete of the year in her grade 12.   Santisouk then joined the McGill University Martlets Volleyball Varsity team while completing her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. She and her team played at the 1997 CIAU in Edmonton.  After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she was offered an engineer position in Calgary, where she moved to in 1998.  Santisouk still plays competitive volleyball as a setter on the U.N. Masters team which competes in a women’s Tier 1 league, tournaments, Provincials, Nationals and also at the World Masters.

Apart from volleyball, she enjoys traveling the world, trekking, yoga, surfing, birding, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.  She is also a nature, wildlife and sport photographer which is another of her passion.  On rainy days, she likes to spend time in her darkroom.

Santisouk’s coaching philosophy is to develop players to the best of their potential (to hopefully pursue volleyball at the post-secondary level if desired).  Her coaching is focused on high expectations and goals based on technical development, work ethic and team work in a positive environment. She also strongly believes in the benefits of the sport in the player’s growth in life.

“I hope to pass along my passion for the sport of volleyball to future athletes.  Outside from my engineering and photography work, I sleep and breathe volleyball. If I’m not playing, I’m coaching, if I’m not coaching, I’m thinking or watching volleyball… or simply, hanging out with Volleyball friends. I’m very excited and thrilled to be part of 403 and to work with Nick and Kristina and looking forward to a great season!”

  • 2012                Head Coach Canuck Volleyball Club (Women U18, Div.1, Tier 1)
  • 2009 – 2011    Assistant Coach High Performance Elite (Women U18 and U17, Silver medal U18 Provincials, Div.1, Tier 1)
  • 2006                Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Hounds Men U13, Bronze medal Provincials, Div.1, Tier 1
  • 2005 – 2006    President Canada West Volleyball Club, Rally Point
  • 2003 – 2006    Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Dragons Men U15 to U18)

GUS MASI – Assistant Coach

Gus Masi

Assistant Coach

Gus has been around the game of volleyball for a number of years. He acquired a love of the sport playing during his high school years and became more involved when his daughter started playing club volleyball at 13U. He participated as an assistant coach during her early years and is currently an active provincial level referee.

He also gained additional coaching experience during his children’s sporting activities and has acted as a head coach and assistant coach in both soccer and hockey over the years. In his personal time, he enjoys many sports and activities, such as hiking, running, biking and swimming. As an avid triathlete, he qualified and participated in the 2014 70.3 Ironman World Championships in his age group.

Gus is passionate about working with athletes and believes that team and individual sports teach incredible life skills. He is a firm believer in ‘effort’ & ‘attitude’ and how these inner personal skills when combined with technical skills make superior athletes.

He is very excited about the opportunity to be contributing to the development of some fantastic young women. He is looking forward to the 13U 2018 season.

CARA MASI – Mentor Coach

Cara Masi

Mentor Coach

As a recent graduate of the 403 selects club, this will be Cara’s first year as a mentor coach. Cara has been playing competitive volleyball for the past 6 years, her last two being with 403. In her final 18U season, Cara was honoured to be named as the MVP for her team.
She is now very excited to be continuing her education at Mount Royal University while pursuing a degree in nursing & to begin coaching in order to give back to this great community.

Cara is passionate about helping to develop young athletes and is looking forward to beginning a very fun and competitive season with the 13U’s!

 

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Roster

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# Name Position Post Secondary
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2 Open
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Latest News

 

NEW! – 13U Open Courts

NEW! – 13U Open Courts

13U FALL OPEN COURTS Open to girls of any experience level or club affiliation (Athletes born September 2004 to December 2005). . Sessions will involve individual skill work and aspects of team play. . Cost is $20 cash, payable at each session. Please bring a…

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NEW 13u/14u Fall Open Court times

NEW 13u/14u Fall Open Court times

13U FALL OPEN COURTS Open to girls of any experience level or club affiliation (Athletes born September 2004 to December 2005). . Sessions will involve individual skill work and aspects of team play. . Cost is $20 cash, payable at each session. Please bring a…

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