COACHES

High Performance and Competitive Teams Head Coaches

Karen Jarvis

12U Program Coordinator

Coaching boys and girls aged 9-14 in our Elevate Volleyball Club Atomic program, I see the benefits of “planting seeds”. As a Certified level one coach, I have coached athletes from 13-18 over the past 8 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!

Josh Olson

13U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

Josh 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. He is excited to take on one of the 13U teams this year.

Coach TBA

13U Head Coach
(Elevate Ice)

Leasa Lepine

14U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

I am excited to be coaching again for Elevate volleyball after taking one year off. This year I
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 favourite. 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.

Gillian Hennessy

14U Head Coach
(Elevate Ice)

I will be entering my 3rd year coaching with Elevate.  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 have fun.

Shane Hennessy

15U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

I am currently a Head Coach with Elevate Volleyball Club.  I will be entering my 7th year of coaching.  I have coached both Club and school volleyball and have completed my level 1 coaching certificate. My coaching philosophy is to create an environment in which athletes learn to set goals, understanding how to and achieve, positive aspect of mistakes, that they are learning opportunities, take chances, develop confidence, deal with adversity, move from a mindset of won’t>can’t>try>will>can and work as a team. What I ask of the athletes is that they always bring energy, give full effort and most of all……enjoy themselves. My ultimate goal is to help the athletes not just develop their volleyball skills but to grow as people.

Coach TBA

15U Head Coach
(Elevate Ice)

Amanda Dick

16U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

I am currently a head coach with Elevate Volleyball Club, and looking forward to another season. My experience as a coach ranges from Atomic (Grade 5) through post-secondary, and spans back almost 15 years, and every season I love it more.  Coaching is more than just teaching athletic skill execution, it is an opportunity to help the leaders of tomorrow develop the characteristics that will help them succeed long after they walk off the court. Sport has had an amazing impact on my own life. It helped me learn to drive for excellence, persevere through challenges, work as a team, and develop leadership skills. As a coach, I am competitive, but believe that I am missing the goal of competition if I fail to try and build those intangible elements into the athletes entrusted to my care. I believe in coming to practice prepared to work hard, and have high expectations for all my athletes, but I also believe that every athlete should leave with a smile on their face, feeling a strong sense of accomplishment and pride in the skills they are learning. Generally speaking, as girls we often don’t know just how good our “best” can be, and I feel a special commitment to help the young women of today become the great women of tomorrow.

Carlos Navarrete

16U Head Coach
(Elevate Ice)

I am currently a Head Coach with Elevate Volleyball Club. I have played and coached all kinds of team sports throughout my life.  enjoy working with young athletes. I focus my coaching efforts on team motivation, competing and the mental aspects of the game.  I truly believe that athletics and sports have a way of teaching and developing kids in numerous ways that are extremely valuable in life.

Mackenzie Coyle

17U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

Mackenzie joined Elevate this fall, having recently moved from Ontario.  She brings with her Provincial and University level playing experience, along with recent head coaching positions at the Durham Attack Volleyball Club.  We are very excited to have her as one of our head coaches, and she is also the lead coach for the grade 9-12 group at Sunday training.

Mackenzie Coyle

18U Head Coach
(Elevate Peak)

Mackenzie joined Elevate this fall, having recently moved from Ontario.  She brings with her Provincial and University level playing experience, along with recent head coaching positions at the Durham Attack Volleyball Club.  We are very excited to have her as one of our head coaches, and she is also the lead coach for the grade 9-12 group at Sunday training.

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