Coaching Staff 2020/2021 season

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Coaching Staff 2020/2021 season 2020-07-30T23:06:35-04:00

Tim Ciaramitaro

18u Boys

Returning for his third season with the boys, Tim will be looking to get the boys into medal contention in their final 18U season as they finished this past season with a fourth place in premier at the Grand Prix!

COACHES FOR BOYS

Steve Stone

17u Boys

Steve will be headed into his second season with the team looking to build on a strong finish to the end of the shortened season! 

Matthew Ragogna

16u Boys

Matt will be returning to coaching club volleyball for his first season with the team along with the Brock Badgers Men’s Volleyball team!

Jacob Barker

Matt Stechnicki

15U Crush Boys

Coaches Jacob and Matt return to lead the Crush boys! This team of hard-working boys are looking to build on their solid finish from last year!

Adam Burgess

15u Ice Boys

Coach Adam is back to continue to build the skill of the Ice boys! Hard work and focus will be the keys to success this year.

Rob Currie

14u Alliance Boys

Coach Rob returns to continue to build on last year’s success with the Alliance boys! Rob is a long time Rapids coach who brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the gym!

Cam Zeppa

14u Samurai Boys

Coach Cam is back to continue the fight with the Samurai boys! Cam is a dedicated coach who is looking for talent to complete his Samurai roster. Interested in playing club volleyball? This is a great year to get started!

Steve Goar

13u Rapids Boys

We are very fortunate to have Coach Steve Goar on board with the Rapids this year. Steve has been instrumental in building the volleyball program at Richmond Street school and within the DSBN. This team has a number of returning players and is looking to complete their roster. Email Beth if you are interested in playing Rapids Club Volleyball at schulzy2@sympatico.ca.

Jenn Kelly

18U Rumble Girls

We are delighted to announce that Coach Jenn Kelly will be head coaching the 18u Rumble team for the coming Coach Jenn has had great success developing her teams over the last several years.  She is dedicated, energetic and has high expectations of her team which has led to tremendous technical and tactical growth within their season. Jenn is looking forward to working with the girls who are heading into their final season of club and beyond.

Tim Konkle

18U Summit Grls

Tim Konkle is returning as head coach to continue his work with the 18u Summit girls!!  Coach Tim is energetic, positive and creates an enjoyable environment in which to learn.  Coach Tim is very knowledgeable about the game and has the ability to communicate that information to his team.  Under his leadership, the Summit girls improved by 24 ranking points in the last season!!  We look forward to watching this team’s progress!!  

Beth Schulz

Carmen Esau

17U Rapidfire Girls

This hard working team is  looking to build on the development from last season and to fight again to be one of the top teams in the Province.  Coach  Bill Hadfield has been added to the Rapidfire coaching staff as a consultant and brings with him many years of experience competing at the highest levels of the OVA.    

Bill Goertz & Eric Klein

17U Sinergy Grls

Coach Bill has  a  knowledgeable and passionate edge to his coaching style along with an unwavering belief in each one of his athletes!!  This year he is  adding Eric Klein as an assistant coach to the Synergy staff.  Welcome Coach Eric!!     

Scott Wier

Tari Gibson

17U Elite Girls

Scott and Tari create an amazing environment for their athletes combining high expectations, great communication and  skill development along with building a team chemistry that ensures the athletes work hard for one another and have a great time doing it.  

Beth Schulz

Sara Vahrmeyer

16U Platinum Girls

The Platinum girls are outstanding athletes and it is with the greatest anticipation that Coaches Beth and Sara await the start of the season and their time with this team!! We are looking forward to the challenges and the successes that this year will bring!!

Jenn Kelly

Dave Pritchard

16U Vortex Girls

Coach Jenn and Coach Dave are back for another exciting year with the Vortex team!!  They are looking to continue an upward trend with this group of talented girls.  Team chemistry and hard work were the keys to success for  this team and the coaches are looking forward to the start of the season.  

Caitlyn Gibson

Keiley Dykstra

16U Storm Girls

We would like to welcome new coaches Caitlyn and Keiley  to the Rapids!!  Both girls are Rapids  alumni and are excited to make this move into coaching.  The Storm team  will be supported by mentor coaches Tari Gibson and Scott Wier to ensure a smooth first season!!

Stephanie Gearing

Vanessa Fyfe

16U Surge Girls

Coach Stephanie gearing returns for her second year with the 16u Surge girls.  Coach Stef was encouraged by the growth of her athletes last year and is looking forward to being in the gym again to continue the skill development process!!  We are fortunate to have Coach Vanessa joining this team as well!!  

     

Marc Ferretti

Mark Harmsworth

Mike Vansteekelenburg

15U Blitz Girls

The 15u Blitz is looking forward to another great season with Coaches Marc, Mark and Mike!!  This scrappy team worked hard and posted solid finishes. We look forward to another stellar season  this year!!   

Ashwin Gandhi

Andy Gandhi

15U Rage Girls

Coach Andy and Coach Ashwin return as the coaching staff for the 15u Rage girls!!  This much loved duo will build on the skill development of last year to take their team to the next level!!   

Paula Lattanzio

15U Dynamite Girls

Coach Paula returns for her second year as the Dynamite coach!!   Love of the game and wanting to give back are cornerstones of Coach Paula’s commitment to these dynamic Dynamite girls!!

15U Titan Girls TBA

We are expecting an influx of players at this age group and are looking for coaches to Train the  Titans!!  Contact 

Schulzy2@sympatico.ca  if you are interested in coaching.   

Tommy Sloan

14U Thunder Girls

The Thunder is fortunate to have Coach Tomy leading the way this year! Thunder is one of our top ranked teams and they are looking to build on last year’s finish in a push to be top 10! Welcome Coach Tommy!

Eric Hill

Coleen Martuccio

14U Rush Girls

Coaches Eric and Coleen return for a second year with the 14u Rush team. This energetic young team became well established last year and can’t wait to get back at it!

14U Renegade Girls TBA

We are looking for 14u athletes to complete this team so contact Beth at Schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in becoming a Rapids Club player this year!

TM Nguyen

Taylor Morrison

13u Breeze Girls

Rapids welcome two new coaches; both of whom played at Niagara College. Coaches TM and Taylor will fill hte gym with their energy and knowledge of the game! We are looking for players to complete this 13u roster. Contact Beth at schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in playing.

Steve McCallum

Nicole Pirillo

13u TBD Girls

Welcome back to the girls’ side Coach Steve and welcome new Coach Nicole! Coach Steve brings a great deal of experience to the gym and Nicole is a Rapids alumni! This will be a new team looking for players – contact Beth at schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in playing!

Scott Young

12u Power Girls

Coach Scott is returning as the Power coach! He is an experienced public school coach and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Power team! This team will be a mix of returning players and new players, so let us know if you are interested in playing by contacting Club President Beth at Schulzy2@sympatico.ca.

Tim Ciaramitaro

18u boys

Returning for his third season with the boys, Tim will be looking to get the boys into medal contention in their final 18U season as they finished this past season with a fourth place in premier at the Grand Prix!

Steve Stone

17u boys

Steve will be headed into his second season with the team looking to build on a strong finish to the end of the shortened season! 

Matthew Ragogna

16u boys

Matt will be returning to coaching club volleyball for his first season with the team along with the Brock Badgers Men’s Volleyball team!

Jacob Barker & Matt Stechnicki

15U Crush Boys

Coaches Jacob and Matt return to lead the Crush boys! This team of hard-working boys are looking to build on their solid finish from last year!

Adam Burgess

15u Ice boys

Coach Adam is back to continue to build the skill of the Ice boys! Hard work and focus will be the keys to success this year.

Rob Currie

14u Alliance Boys

Coach Rob returns to continue to build on last year’s success with the Alliance boys! Rob is a long time Rapids coach who brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the gym!

Cam Zeppa

14u Samurai Boys

Coach Cam is back to continue the fight with the Samurai boys! Cam is a dedicated coach who is looking for talent to complete his Samurai roster. Interested in playing club volleyball? This is a great year to get started!

Steve Goar

13u Rapids Boys

We are very fortunate to have Coach Steve Goar on board with the Rapids this year. Steve has been instrumental in building the volleyball program at Richmond Street school and within the DSBN. This team has a number of returning players and is looking to complete their roster. Email Beth if you are interested in playing Rapids Club Volleyball at schulzy2@sympatico.ca.

COACHES FOR GIRLS

Jenn Kelly

18U Rumble Girls

We are delighted to announce that Coach Jenn Kelly will be head coaching the 18u Rumble team for the coming Coach Jenn has had great success developing her teams over the last several years.  She is dedicated, energetic and has high expectations of her team which has led to tremendous technical and tactical growth within their season. Jenn is looking forward to working with the girls who are heading into their final season of club and beyond.

Tim Konkle

18U Summit Grls

Tim Konkle is returning as head coach to continue his work with the 18u Summit girls!!  Coach Tim is energetic, positive and creates an enjoyable environment in which to learn.  Coach Tim is very knowledgeable about the game and has the ability to communicate that information to his team.  Under his leadership, the Summit girls improved by 24 ranking points in the last season!!  We look forward to watching this team’s progress!!  

Beth Schulz & Carmen Esau

17U RAPIDFIRE Girls

This hard working team is  looking to build on the development from last season and to fight again to be one of the top teams in the Province.  Coach  Bill Hadfield has been added to the Rapidfire coaching staff as a consultant and brings with him many years of experience competing at the highest levels of the OVA.    

Bill Goertz & Eric Klein

17U Sinergy Grls

Coach Bill has  a  knowledgeable and passionate edge to his coaching style along with an unwavering belief in each one of his athletes!!  This year he is  adding Eric Klein as an assistant coach to the Synergy staff.  Welcome Coach Eric!!     

Scott Wier & Tari Gibson

17U ELITE Girls

Scott and Tari create an amazing environment for their athletes combining high expectations, great communication and  skill development along with building a team chemistry that ensures the athletes work hard for one another and have a great time doing it.  

Beth Schulz & Sara Vahrmeyer

16U PLATINUM Girls

The Platinum girls are outstanding athletes and it is with the greatest anticipation that Coaches Beth and Sara await the start of the season and their time with this team!! We are looking forward to the challenges and the successes that this year will bring!!

Jenn Kelly & Dave Pritchard

16U Vortex Girls

Coach Jenn and Coach Dave are back for another exciting year with the Vortex team!!  They are looking to continue an upward trend with this group of talented girls.  Team chemistry and hard work were the keys to success for  this team and the coaches are looking forward to the start of the season.  

Caitlyn Gibson & Keiley Dykstra

16U STORM Girls

We would like to welcome new coaches Caitlyn and Keiley  to the Rapids!!  Both girls are Rapids  alumni and are excited to make this move into coaching.  The Storm team  will be supported by mentor coaches Tari Gibson and Scott Wier to ensure a smooth first season!!

Stephanie Gearing & Vanessa Fyfe

16U Surge Girls

Coach Stephanie gearing returns for her second year with the 16u Surge girls.  Coach Stef was encouraged by the growth of her athletes last year and is looking forward to being in the gym again to continue the skill development process!!  We are fortunate to have Coach Vanessa joining this team as well!!  

     

Marc Ferretti, Mark Harmsworth & Mike Vansteekelenburg

15U BLITZ Girls

The 15u Blitz is looking forward to another great season with Coaches Marc, Mark and Mike!!  This scrappy team worked hard and posted solid finishes. We look forward to another stellar season  this year!!   

Andy Gandhi & Ashwin Gandhi

15U Rage Girls

Coach Andy and Coach Ashwin return as the coaching staff for the 15u Rage girls!!  This much loved duo will build on the skill development of last year to take their team to the next level!!   

     

Paula Lattanzio

15U DYNAMITE Girls

Coach Paula returns for her second year as the Dynamite coach!!   Love of the game and wanting to give back are cornerstones of Coach Paula’s commitment to these dynamic  Dynamite girls!!

15U Titan Girls TBA

We are expecting an influx of players at this age group and are looking for coaches to Train the  Titans!!  Contact Schulzy2@sympatico.ca  if you are interested in coaching.   

Tommy Sloan

14U THUNDER Girls

The Thunder is fortunate to have Coach Tomy leading the way this year! Thunder is one of our top ranked teams and they are looking to build on last year’s finish in a push to be top 10! Welcome Coach Tommy!

Eric Hill & Coleen Martuccio

14U Rush Girls

Coaches Eric and Coleen return for a second year with the 14u Rush team. This energetic young team became well established last year and can’t wait to get back at it!

14U Renegade Girls TBA

We are looking for 14u athletes to complete this team so contact Beth at Schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in becoming a Rapids Club player this year!

TM Nguyen & Taylor Morrison

13U Breeze Girls

Yes for sure! So for the first one there’s TM Nguyen and Taylor Morrison (blonde) for the 13u breeze girls. “Rapids welcome two new coaches; both of whom played at Niagara College. Coaches TM and Taylor will fill hte gym with their energy and knowledge of the game! We are looking for players to complete this 13u roster. Contact Beth at schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in playing.”

Steve McCallum & Nicole Pirillo

13U TBD Girls

Welcome back to the girls’ side Coach Steve and welcome new Coach Nicole! Coach Steve brings a great deal of experience to the gym and Nicole is a Rapids alumni! This will be a new team looking for players – contact Beth at schulzy2@sympatico.ca if you are interested in playing!

Scott Young

12u Power Girls

Coach Scott is returning as the Power coach! He is an experienced public school coach and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Power team! This team will be a mix of returning players and new players, so let us know if you are interested in playing by contacting Club President Beth at Schulzy2@sympatico.ca.