2021 High Performance and Competitive Teams Head Coaches
To be announced soon
12/13U Program Coordinator
13U Head Coach
Josh Olson & Ben Falk
Josh is going into his 2nd season as a head coach at Elevate having coached the 13U peak team last season. He has been an assistant coach with Elevate (13, 14, 15U) for the last 3 years, helping those team achieve success at both Provincial and National tournaments.
Ben had assisted with Josh with the 13U Peak team last year and will be sharing the head coaching role.
14U Head Coach
I will be entering my 5th year coaching with Elevate, 3rd as a head coach. Last year I coached the 15U Ice. For the past 5 years I have coached school volleyball in Chilliwack. My coaching philosophy is to create a positive environment for athletes to learn to have goals, take chances, gain confidence, and work as a team. My goal is not only to see growth in the skills of the athletes but also for them to grow as a person.
15U Head Coach
I will have my two daughters, Anna-Marie & Kathleen, coaching with me. I have coached a variety of
sports for 20 years, softball and volleyball being my favourites. In volleyball, I have coached ages
U13-U18 both at the school and club level. My expectations are simple: show up with a
positive attitude, give 100% all the time, be a team player, and demonstrate respect and
sportsmanship to coaches, refs, teammates, parents, and opponents. My goal is to develop
players both physically and mentally through the game of volleyball, and to transfer their
learning into real life. I look forward to a great season.
15U Head Coach
As a Certified level one coach, I have coached athletes from 13-18 over the past 9 years, attending club provincials each year and taking a 14U and 15U teams to Nationals. An invitation by former 9 year Team Canada player Ross Ballard and former longtime UBC mens coach, Dale Ohman has allowed me to coach at Gold Medal Volleyball camps in Chilliwack and Vancouver. I am a firm coach who invests in all of my athletes and I am straight forward when pushing them to improve. Parent support is important to athlete and team success as is great communication. I appreciate athletes who have great attitudes, are coachable and wish to improve. Looking forward to coaching your daughter and a great club season!
16U Head Coach
Shira Hick has a joy for all things volleyball. She started out as someone who got cut from the grade 7 & 8 volleyball team, and worked to get into the captain spot of her Jr. and Sr. school teams. In high school they were even provincial winners! She played club, high school, and beach volleyball. Afterwards she went on to play university and get her Kinesiology degree. She has a passion for self-acceptance and whole body health.
18U Head Coach
Hello my name is Curtis Stelzer. I grew up in Burnaby BC till about 2013, then I moved out to Abbotsford to play college ball and study psychology. Now my area of studies has switched and I am wanting to become a teacher! Similar to my reasoning for wanting to be a teacher, I love to coach as you can see players develop not just as athletes but as people; the fact I can be a part of that development is a privilege. When I am not doing something volleyball related, you can find me on the Vedder River fishing, or on a float tube on a random lake somewhere in BC. I love the outdoors, the brilliance of nature, and the serenity and peace that comes with being outside the city. Thanks for reading my bio.