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Stephanie Kuzik

Head Coach - Stephanie Kuzik

This is Stephanie's 5th year head coaching with SAS and 6th year coaching club volleyball. Stephanie went to Thorhild Central School where she played as a middle and libero on the junior and senior high teams. She played club in Edmonton as a middle for FOG and is currently still playing on a women’s team in the EVA league. She has played volleyball for 15 years and Recently graduated from NAIT with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and works for Knott Insurance as an Account Executive.

Stephanie looks forward to working with the girls and is excited for a positive and successful 2021/2022 season.


Megan Boles

Assistant Coach - Megan Boles

Megan started her volleyball passion  11 years ago when she started in Coach George Gibney’s morning program for the St. Hilda Hawks and she has never looked back.  Megan has training and experience in every position except Middle and 5 years ago Megan was the starting libero for her Senior High School team which won the City Championship in their division and she earned the honour of MVP for the season. She played Club Volleyball for 7 years and transitioned to SAS for a successful 18U season as the starting libero for her team. Megan believes a strong work ethic will carry you through all aspects in life and is a leader on and off the court, leading by example with her positive outlook and competitive spirit. Megan is currently attending Grant MacEwan University obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce with a plan to major in accounting. Megan is currently employed as a rock climbing instructor. Megan was the head coach of our SAS U13 Storm team in 2019 and she looks forward to assistant coaching the U16 Women’s Green Team this coming season.

Recent U16 WOMEN GREEN News

Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant

Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant by ramping up health system capacity, providing free rapid test kits, expanding vaccine boosters, clarifying indoor social gathering limits, and decreasing capacity in large venues.

Albertans are asked to reduce their number of contacts by half, limit unrestricted activities where there is a high risk of transmission, and observe all public health measures over the holidays to help slow the spread.

Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program can operate with less restrictions if they require patrons 12 and over to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result. New measures come into effect December 24 at 12:01am.

Read Dr. Hinshaw's tips for celebrating safely this holiday season.

 

Youth (under 18) sport, fitness and performance activities

Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:

  • screen for symptoms
  • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
  • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
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Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.

Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

Event Vaccine Policy

By Volleyball Alberta 11/25/2021, 4:45pm MST

Volleyball Alberta has adopted an Event Vaccine Policy for our 2022 events.

After an extensive analysis, including legal consultation and insurance review, Volleyball Alberta has adopted an Event Vaccine Policy for our 2022 events.

We understand and appreciate there are multiple perspectives regarding vaccinations and respect the passion that individuals have for our sport.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Volleyball Alberta will regularly review and modify our health and safety protocols as deemed necessary.

As our previously posted vaccine stance has resulted in a lot of feedback, we want to expand upon the process that we go through when requesting facilities.

Facility access has always been a challenge.  To accept all interested teams for our indoor club events, Volleyball Alberta can utilize over fifty courts per tournament weekend. Even with this extensive access, we often needed to operate during extended hours at these venues to complete the necessary matches.

The pandemic has placed additional strains on facility access as a number of venues are not renting to outside user groups.

In addition to the large volume of courts we require, we also take a number of factors into consideration including: 

  • Quality of the facilities (court size, equipment quality, roof height, spectator seating, and crush space)
  • Facility rental costs
  • Location of facilities
  • The number of courts per facility. Facilities that have multiple quality courts provide an improved tournament experience as they:
    - Permit movement of teams between courts, allowing for shorter days with less travel.
    - Provide more athletes with access to athletic therapy services.
    - May have additional services on site (food).
    - Create additional opportunities for referee support and development.
    - Reduce support staff requirements.

Due to the intricate nature of tournament and program design, we cannot accommodate requests for individuals or teams to participate in specific venues.

The University of Alberta currently has more restrictive entry requirements than VA, as they do not accept negative testing (except for medically exempt individuals).  As the Edmonton area has very limited facility access,  the U of A facilities (Up to 18 courts per weekend = Saville Community Sport Centre, Main Gym, Education Gym, East Gym) are required to facilitate the size and scope of our events.  

We understand that our staff will continue to receive feedback about our Event Vaccination Policy.  We commit to reading every email!  However, due to the incredible volume of feedback, we do not have the capacity to reply to each message.

Please continue to treat each other with respect and kindness.