14U Girls – 2019

Coaches

Santisouk Phommachakr - Head Coach

Santisouk Phommachakr

Head Coach

contact: coachsanti@403selects.ca

Santisouk is entering her 20th 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!”

  • 2017 – Present 403 Selects Volleyball Club (Head Coach 13U, 14U)
  • 2014 – 2017 403 Selects Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach 16U, 17U, 18U)
  • 2006  Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Hounds Men 13U, Provincial Bronze Medal)
  • 2005 – 2006    President Canada West Volleyball Club, Rally Pointe
  • 2003 – 2006    Assistant Coach Canada West Volleyball Club (Dragons Men 15U to 18U)


    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 - Assistant 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!



            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.


                 

                If you are interested in being considered for the 14u team in the 2018-19 club season, please fill out a player application form : https://goo.gl/forms/suiIk8onsKMfP01h1

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