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Express VC hopes to create the best atmosphere for you as you guide our players.  You have three essential duties:

1.  Treat our players as you'd want your child to be treated.

2.  Coach "like a surgeon" (Click to read related article).   Use current methods, stay up-to-date, and accept failure as a part of the job.

3.  Delegate non-coaching duties to team managers so you can focus on coaching.

It is highly recommended that you use Sports Engine to this end.

SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Coaches and Team Managers to help you use our website and mobile app to efficiently and effectively communicate and manage your teams. 

While we cannot accommodate every request, we are certainly open to suggestions if it will help our players.  Feel free to contact us.

Need Help? Contact:

Dennis Dlouhy

Technical Director

Darlene Dupuis-Baxter


Professional Development

Mandatory Courses for All

Making Headway Safe Sport Making Ethical Decisions

Online E-modules

Must be completed by all coaches BEFORE their first provincial tournament as head coach.

The Locker

Your NCCP number and all of the course work you've done will be found here.

Coach Bursary Program (for In-Class Sessions)

Apply to this BEFORE applying to the club please. The club will reimburse you after you've received this funding.

Expense Claim Submission Form

Must be completed to receive any compensation from the club. NB - You need receipts scanned along with your NCCP transcript showing completion if you've done coaching training.

Sites to visit:

Skill Analysis (Men)

Very interesting breakdown of each skill with variations from many different countries.

Skill Analysis (Women)

Very interesting breakdown of each skill with variations from many different countries.

JVA Video of the Week

Junior Volleyball Assoc. offers short video tips of the week on all manner of subjects.

Jump Volleyball - Tips of the Week

LP Mainville, former Canadian National Player and now TD for OVA, shows in 3 min. or less some really great tips.

Train Ugly

Want to coach like a surgeon? Here is the science you need.

Coach Your Brains Out - Podcast

Great interviews with experts.

Changing the Game Podcast

Best coaching podcast. Listen to one / week.

The Volleyball Life - Podcast

Great Interviews with volleyball experts. Lots of Canadian Content.

Art of Coaching Volleyball

Best site for drills / videos.

This is how we want to play!

Question: What do YOU as a coach need to do to get there? Hint: It's NOT a drill.

AVCA Tip of the Week

American Volleyball Coaches Assoc. offers short video tips of the week on all manner of subjects.

Team Management

Fundraising for your team?

Individual team fundraising and sponsorship may only occur between Oct. 1 - May 30 of any given season.

Teams may, however, raise funds/solicit sponsorships for the benefit of the club (May 30-Oct. 1) and, possibly, have it applied towards what their team owes the club according to the policy below.

Contact Darlene if you have questions.

Director's Picks

We will continually add our favourite activities and games to help you be a more effective coach.

Reading a hit - Back, Bent or Straight

Fantastic M1 drill to promote reading in the back court.

Reading - Hoop Game

Fantastic spontaneous warm-up or M1 drills for reading.

Reading - Pass/Set/Roll

Fantastic spontaneous warm-up or M1 drill for reading.

Reading - Blocking/Defense

Fantastic spontaneous warm-up or M1 drill for reading.

Reading - "Clump" Serve Receive Drill

Fantastic M1 drill or incorporate this idea into any other reception drill.

Reading - 4 corner warm-up

Reading the play is 1/2 the battle. Great warm-up to that end. Bonus - ball control.

Bjerring Tournament Generator

Small-sided tournaments are great for breeding a competitive spirit in your training sessions. Ask Dennis for details.


Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

Bookmark your Website to the Home Screen of your Mobile Device

Access your website with a single tap from your mobile device's home screen.