We are proud to introduce...
The 2013 Junior Dino Women's Volleyball Club
|Photos Courtesy of David Moll|
And our 2013 coaching staff!
We are proudly affliated with...
The University of Calgary Dinos
|2013 16U National Bronze Medalists - Junior Dino 16U's|
|Natasha Gordey - Tournament Allstar|
|2013 17U National Champions - Junior Dino 17U's|
|Kate Pexman - MVP, Beth Vinnell & Kory Cheshire Tournament Allstars|
|Dinos 15U - 2013 Provincial Champions!|
|Hilary Howe & Jenny Pershin - Tournament All Stars|
|Dinos 16U - 2013 Provincial Champions!|
|Natasha Gordey & Olivia Furlan -Tournament All Stars|
|Dino 17's - Provincial Champions!|
|Erika Myhre & Kory Cheshire - Tournament All Stars|
|Dino 16's GOLDEN - AVA #3|
|Dino 17's Bring Home the Gold - AVA #3|
|Congratulations Junior Dinos on a great showing at the 2013 Best of the West!|
|*Click on the Best of the West Tab for Tournament Results*|
|18U Junior Dinos with Aizu Gakuho Japanese Team|
|17U Junior Dinos - 2013 17U BOW Champions!|
|16U Junior Dinos - 2013 16U BOW Champions|
|15U Junior Dinos - 5th Place - 16U Division|
|Dino 16's Bring Home The Gold! - AVA Premier #2|
|15U Dinos Place Second At AVA #2|
|17U Dinos Visit UBCO and Win 18U Heat invitaitional|
|Dino 17U's Win Gold - AVA Premier #2|
|15U Dinos Win Gold - AVA Premier #1|
|16U's Are GOLDEN - AVA Premier #1|
|17U's Bring Home Gold - AVA Premier #1|
|UC DINO DAY|
|Watching UC WVB Game Day Practice! Happy to be a Dino!|
|Stretching with Bonnie Sutter - Sports Injury Presentation|
|Congratulations 17U Dinos who won this past weekends 18U Rally Pointe tournament.|
|Congratulations 16 & 17U teams on a fantastic showing at the January Thaw Tournament this past weekend in Minneapolis|
|16U Dinos finished 9th in the 17U age division|
|17U Dinos finished 5th in the 18U age division|
|Congratulations 17U Dinos on winning the SAVC Cup this past weekend|
|Congratulations Junior Dinos On An Impressive First Showing At The New Years Classic Tournament.|
|Junior Dinos 18U - Finished 9th|
|Junior Dinos 17U - 18U Tournament Champions|
|Junior Dinos 16U - 16U Tournament Champions|
|Junior Dinos 15U - Finished 4th (16U Tournament)|
|Congratulations To All Our Club Athletes On Their Outstanding School Seasons!|
Aberhart Sr. Girls - City Champions
A.E. Cross Junior High – Division Champions
Megan Cain – 15U
Red Deer Lake School – Zone Champions
Madison Hayley – 15U
St Jean de Bre Buef – City Silver Medalist
Kendra Lukacs – 16U
Trinity Christian School - City and Zone Champions
Hilary Howe and Mckenna Howard - 15U
Wilma Hansen Jr. High - Zone Champions
Helena Gagnier - 15U
|Burnside and Pexman Recognized at the 8th Annual Mayor's Sport Breakfast|
|(Steph Burnside, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Kate Pexman|
|Click Here for more informtion on the Mayor's Sport Breakfast and Sport Calgary.|
|Raynell Lavertu Prince Selected for Women In Coaching Apprentice Program - Canada Games 2013|
|Junior Dino Women's Volleyball Club and Alberta Volleyball are proud to announce that Raynell Lavertu Prince was one of two coaches selected among many applicants for the 2013 Canada Summer Games Women in Coaching apprentice program. This award, provincially selected by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, will have Raynell join selected coaches from each province and territory in two professional development conferences and training/mentorship leading to NCCP Level 3 Training. She will contribute to the selection, coaching, and competition for the 2013 Canada Summer Games (Beach Volleyball) in August in Sherbrooke, Quebec.|
|Click Here for the full story.|
Congratulations Stephanie Burnside and Kate Pexman on Winning The 16U National Beach Championships This Past Weekend in Vancouver!
|Congratulations to Alex Runge and Sophia Furlan on finishing second! Way to represent Alberta ladies with an all Alberta final! (Left)|
|Congratulations to Olivia Furlan and Madison Hayley For Thier Second Place Finish at the National Beach Championships - 14U Age Divison|
|Brodie/Leier Dream Team Commit to Coach Again|
The Junior Dino Women's Volleyball Club is ecstatic to announce Chad Leier and Reid Brodie as the Dinos17 Coaches for 2012-2013 Club Season. This dynamic coaching duo has a wealth of knowledge, experience and success over their seven year coaching career with the Junior Dinos Club. They offer a level of excellence to our Dinos Program that is unparalleled!
In addition to this pair, UofC Head Coach, Natalie Schwartz, will serve as the Mentor Coach and Setter Development Specialist through the season. For further information, please contact Raynell Lavertu at ray [dot] lavertu [at] gmail [dot] com.
Please check our 'coaching staff" tab on the left hand toolbar for all coaching commitments for the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
|Celebrating 20 Years of Sport Excellence Post Secondary Scholarship|
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by Natalie Schwartz, the President of the Junior Dinos Volleyball Club to Junior Dino 18U athletes when they successfully sign with a Canadian University or College post-secondary volleyball program. *Currently limited to Junior Dinos Graduating Class of 2013 only.
The Junior Dino Women's Volleyball Club is pleased to announce a Commitment Scholarship to all Junior Dino 18u athletes. This scholarship was created in celebration of 20 years of Sport Excellence for the Junior Dino Women's Volleyball Club. Over the past two decades the Dinos Club has graduated 100s of athletes into CIS, CCAA, NCAA and national team programs. It has always been the Dinos mandate to provide resources and opportunities that allow young developing females to reach their full potential. This scholarship is just one of those ways.
Congratulations Stephanie Burnside and Kate Pexman on Winning The 16U Provincial Beach Championships.(Right)
Congratulations to Alex Runge and Sophie Furlan on their Second Place Finish. (Left)
|Congratulations Stephanie Burnside & Alex Runge for Winning The Alberta Summer Games - Beach Volleyball|
|Kevin Boyles named 15U Head Coach for 2012-2013 Club Season|
|Click Here for full press release.|
|JUNIOR DINO WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLUB ANNOUNCE THEIR 18U COACHING STAFF FOR THE UPCOMING 2012-2013 CLUB SEASON.
|I am pleased to announce the 18U coaching staff for the 2012-2013 upcoming club season.
Head Coach: Julie Young
Assistant Coach: Brittany Wickham
Coach Mentor: Natalie Schwartz
I am extremely pleased with the level of experience, knowledge and commitment to excellence each of these coaches offers to our Dino Program. Their resumes and accomplishments truly speak for themselves.
**Click here to check out Julie Young and Brittany Wickham's biographies**
|2012 Mikasa Achievement Award Banquet|
|From Left to Right: Beth Vinnell, 16U Female Athlete Of The Year|
|Reid Brodie, 16U Coach Of The Year|
|Alexa Gray, 18U Female Athlete Of The Year|
|Dinos Bring Home Jr. High and Sr. High School Beach Provincial Championships
|Congratulations to Stephanie Burnside (Dinos 16) and Kate Pexman (Dinos 16) who are the first ever grade 10 duo to win the Senior High Provincial Beach Championships. Way to go Girls!!|
|Congratulations to Olivia Furlan (Dinos 15) and Janny Tam who brought home the Jr. High Provincial Title.|
|Alexa Gray (18U) and Beth Vinnell (16U) recognized as the 2012 Mikasa Athletes of the Year|
Congratulations to Alexa Gray (18U) and Beth Vinnell (16U) who were named AVA's Athletes of the Year.
Alexa had a tremendous season leading her team to a second place finish at Provincials as well as a third straight National Championship! Alexa was indisputably the National tournament MVP. Alexa will continue her post secondary volleyball career this fall at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Beth Vinnell was a force to be reckoned with this season on the CWDino 16U Red team. She helped her team win an AVA Provincial Championship as well as capturing a silver medal at the 16U National Championship. Beth was recognized at both the provincial and national tournament as an all-star. Congratulations Beth on your accomplishments thus far!
|Reid Brodie recognized as the 2012 Mikasa Coach of the Year (16U)|
Reid Brodie was honored with the 2012 Mikasa Achievement Award, Coach of the Year.
Reid Brodie began the 2012 club season as head coach of the Dinos 16U Red team, however was forced to transition to assistant coach halfway through the season because of the birth of her first daughter, Collins. At this point, Chad took over as head coach, and the team went on to capture the Alberta Volleyball Provincial Championship. The team went 55-6 on the season – including exhibition, AVAs, Best of the West, VC National Championships, and came up only one point short of winning the National Championship in Toronto.