15U Girls – 2016

15U Girls – 2016

Coaches

COREY COWPER - Head Coach

Corey Cowper

Head Coach

Corey is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach and holds an 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.  “I believe in developing volleyball athletes holistically within a competitive environment promoting trust, respect, and integrity in relationships. I will use a positive learning environment to develop empowered, creative, and adaptive athletes who can make decisions on their own to further the mission of the team.”

My Portfolio

 

Contact: 403.815.2990

 

Volleyball Alberta Provincial Teams

  • 16U Women Beach (Assistant Coach) – 2017
  • 16U Women Indoor  (Training Coach) – 2015 and 2017

 

Volleyball Alberta Club Teams

  • 403 Selects (Head Coach) – 2015 to present
  • Calgary Elite West Volleyball Club (Assistant Coach) 2013 to 2015
  • Peak Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2014
  • Okotoks Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2012
  • Dino Mens (Assistant Coach) 2011
  • Xtreme Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2003-2006, 2010
  • Foothills Volleyball Club (Head Coach) 2002

 

Alberta School’s Athletic Association Teams

  • Dr. George Stanley School (Head Coach)  – 2017
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Head Coach) 2004-2005, 2008-2017
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks, Alberta (Assistant Coach) 2003
  • Senator Riley School (Head Coach) 2001-2002
FLORIN CRACIUN - Assistant Coach

Florin Craciun

Head Coach

contact: florinc@403selects.ca

I have been around the game of volleyball for an extended period of time, both as a professional player as well as a coach.

My professional playing career was spent playing in Romania, between 1989 and 2003, highlighted by a championship win in 1993 and runner-ups in 1994 and 1996. Throughout this period, my team also participated in several European Cups, playing against different clubs around Europe.

I graduated from National Academy of Physical Education and Sport Bucharest, Romania in 1996, with specialization volleyball. My coaching career began in 1998 and continued until 2003. During this period I coached U13-U16 boys club volleyball.

In 2003, we moved to Canada where after a few years, I continued to be involved in coaching with Elite West Volleyball Club – as an assistant coach from 2007 to 2015 (U16-U18-boys).

Here are some highlights from this period:

2015

  • Alberta 18U Provincial Championship: SILVER medal
  • Canadian 18U National Championship: 5th Place Div.1 Tier 1

2014

  • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: GOLD medal
  • Canadian 17U National Championship: BRONZE medal Div.1 Tier 1

2013

  • Canadian 18U National Championship: GOLD medal Div.1 Tier 4

2012

  • USA 17U National Championship: Gold medal
  • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: SILVER medal

2010

  • Alberta 18U Provincial Championship: BRONZE medal

2009

  • USA 17U National Championship: Gold medal
  • Alberta 17U Provincial Championship: Silver medal
    KARI ACHESON - Mentoring Coach

      Kari Acheson

      Head Coach

      This will be Kari’s fourth season coaching with 403 and she is very excited to be working with the 14u group this year!
      Kari was with the club throughout the majority of her club volleyball career and continues to be a dedicated member of the 403 family. Kari played post secondary volleyball with the MacEwan University Griffins for two years, graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in English and will be attending St. Mary’s University in the fall in the Bachelor of Education program.
      She is really looking forward to working with a great coaching staff and a great group of athletes this season!

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        Latest News for 15U

        6th Place finish for 15U at Provincials

        6th Place finish for 15U at Provincials

        2016 Provincials found the 403 15U girls once again in the top power pool and the Saturday match ups certainly did not disappoint, delivering some high caliber play! Finishing 3rd with a 1-2 record on the day there was steady improvement for our girls in…

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        15U’s Finish Top 4 in 3rd Straight Premier

        15U’s Finish Top 4 in 3rd Straight Premier

        Travelling to Edmonton is always an adventure. This past weekend did not disappoint. The team came together Friday night in the Provincial Capital to take on the top volleyball clubs in Alberta. The team’s goal was to place in the top 8 to secure a…

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        15U Finish Second in Premier #2

        15U Finish Second in Premier #2

        What a weekend to be a proud 403 Selects parent. The girls came together with smiles and positive attitude. You could see from the first moments that they hit the court, that they would play well. On Saturday, the girls worked together in each line…

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        15U Girls Claim Bronze in Premier 1

        15U Girls Claim Bronze in Premier 1

        Volleyball Alberta Premier 1 saw the 403 Selects 15U team in fine form. The lessons and team cohesiveness that we saw grow over the days away in San Mateo were evident on the court as the girls worked together towards victory. Passing, communicating and supporting…

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        15U’s California Bound – NCVA President’s Day Tournament, San Mateo, CA

        15U’s California Bound – NCVA President’s Day Tournament, San Mateo, CA

        What an amazing weekend for the 403 15U girls!  An early departure on Thursday, that required assembling at the airport at 4:30 in the morning, allowed us to get into San Jose early enough to spend the afternoon with John Dunning, head coach of the…

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        15U Girls Focus on Development and Find Gold at Rally Pointe

        15U Girls Focus on Development and Find Gold at Rally Pointe

        “Staying on top of simple fundamentals makes you a bit faster, a bit more creative and a little bit more efficient.” – Steph Curry January 30, 2016 was a balmy winter day, and the Rally Pointe 15U Tournament. The 15U 403 Selects arrived bright and…

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        15U’s Take to the Road for the LVC Midget Mash

        15U’s Take to the Road for the LVC Midget Mash

        “Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”  – Greg Anderson January 23rd marked the first road trip for the 2016 403 Selects 15U Girls Volleyball Team.  Our focus has always been the journey,…

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