16U Girls – 2020


Florin Craciun - Co-Head Coach

Florin Craciun

Co-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:


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


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


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


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


  • Alberta 18U Provincial Championship: BRONZE medal


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

    Blair McDermid - Co-Head Coach

      Blair McDermid

      Co-Head Coach

      Blair played volleyball at the University of Calgary and then went on to play with the Canadian Men’s National Team. In addition to his technical and tactical knowledge, Blair’s energy and enthusiasm for the competitive and fun spirit of this game will be an enormous support and asset to the 16U team of athletes and coaches.

        TBA - Assistant Coach


          Assistant Coach

            Nick Davies - Head of Athlete Development & Recruitment

            Nick Davies

            Assistant Coach, Head of Athlete Development & Recruitment

            Nick will play a lead role in the ongoing advancement of technical/skill development for all 403 Selects athletes. It will be his primary focus to design, oversee, and provide technical leadership for all athletes within the club. Nick will work with athletes and coaches to continuously find areas to improve our teams. Nick will provide indoor (& beach if applicable) coaching as well as mindfulness & mental training. This is Nick’s fourth season with 403 Selects as a coach and has been serving as a member of the club's Executive Board since 2016. 

            If you are interested in joining the roster of a 403 Selects Volleyball Club team for the 2020 club season, we ask that you complete the form at the link below (a few questions, approx. less than 5 mins).

            The form is then sent to the head coach of your respective age group. That coach will then be in touch regarding opportunities within the club. 

            In the meantime, you can check out our club calendar for open court times you may attend for increased exposure, development and a chance to work directly with 403 Selects coaching staff.

            16U OPEN COURTS 

            Sunday, September 22, 4:00-6:00 pm - Rally Pointe
            Sunday, September 29, 4:00-6:00 pm - Rally Pointe
            Cost is $20
            Please pre-register by email: florinc@403selects.ca

            # Name Position Height Grad Year
            1 Emi Peers Leftside
            2 Alexis Richard Leftside
            3 Ella Watson Middle
            4 Tessa McDermid Leftside
            5 Carmen Cherniak Setter
            6 Lauren Highton Setter
            7 Elise French RS/MB
            8 Micalee Chow L/LS
            9 Open Middle
            10 Open Middle
            11 Open Rightside
            12 Open