Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy Information Sharing Meeting.


I know it is the long weekend but it is time to allow people to drop by and ask the necessary questions.    There will not be any big presentation it is just a time where I will answer questions and let people know the vision and where we plan to go in the future.  The academy is off to a great start and it is time to clarify and hear people's suggestions and answer their questions.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Seeking sponsorship

The EVA (Elite Volleyball Academy) is starting to come together. I am looking for a couple of things, a sponsor for the clothing line. I am looking for a title -corporate sponsor (s) who will become part of the virtual locker room area. I am looking for videographers who can videotape practices and edit videos for the virtual locker. I am looking for others who would like to get involved on the ground floor. Start date is March 4 so let me know if you can help.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Announce the launch of the Elite Volleyball Academy



If you know of an athlete who is interested in high-level volleyball training tell them about this academy. It is for the serious athletes who are looking to train so they can reach the next level. There are limited spots in the cycles so register early.

I just wanted to drop a quick note to you announcing the launch of the Elite Volleyball Academy. The Academy website can be seen at:

I am open to suggestions and comments. I am will also be looking to employ guest coaches for different sessions during the Academy cycles, if you are interested, please let me know or if you know someone that would fit the level of expertise needed to help make this venture a success.

Dr. Darren Cannell

P.S. Any free advertising you can give us to help make the Academy a success would be much appreciated.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

The Many Different Ways Technology Affects Sleep

The Many Different Ways Technology Affects Sleep:



"Do you suffer from the pangs of sleep loss? Has it been so long since you’ve gotten a decent night’s sleep that you’ve simply just accepted that this is the way it is? Some people chock it up to insomnia or that they have small children. While those reasons are often quite valid (especially the small children, I should know), sometimes you have to look past the easy blames and really determine if there’s some other reason you’re not sleeping well. Like technology, perhaps. There are tons of ways that technology affects sleep. But I’ll overview the most common, and ones that I’ve determined are a problem for me, so you can decide for yourself if it’s something to consider."




Monday, 29 August 2016

5 Reasons Why Organizations Should Use Online Training

5 Reasons Why Organizations Should Use Online Training:



"A budget sheet that is in the red, a plummeting customer satisfaction rating, a rise in employee turnover…these are all things that strike fear into the hearts of organizations. Unfortunately, many companies have also added “online training” to this list. But there is nothing to fear. In this article, I will share 5 reasons why organizations should not be afraid of online training, as well as some tips to help you get the most out of your online training program. There are a myriad of myths that surround online training, and some organizations have taken them at face value. In fact, the mere thought of moving their training online might rattle their nerves. Sadly, they’ve also forfeited the many advantages that a corporate eLearning program can offer their employees AND their bottom line if they use online training. If your company is still resistant to online training, read the following 5 convincing arguments."




Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Just How Dangerous Is Soda?

 Just How Dangerous Is Soda?



 " Are you slowly killing yourself with sugar? As disturbing as that sounds, millions of Americans are doing this every day. And even though we doctors constantly talk about the dangers of too much sugar... Too many people don’t get how dangerous sugar really is! High sugar consumption is linked to all kinds of serious health problems, such as: Addiction and Craving High Blood Pressure Tooth Decay Elevated Cholesterol Diabetes But... scientists have discovered another, even more serious side effect: HEART DISEASE. Yes… Heart Disease. According to research published in the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Society, eating too much sugar can significantly increase your risk of death from heart disease.1 The joint study, conducted by a team of scientists from the CDC, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Emory University, looked at people’s sugar habits in detail. Here’s what they found: People who get between 17-21% of their calories from sugar are at a far greater risk for heart disease, compared to people who eat less... 38 percent higher, in fact! But the findings get even more extreme… For the people who ate the most sugar (more than 21% of their daily calories)... Their risk for heart disease shot up to more than double that of the people who ate the least sugar! So when I tell you to avoid excessive sugar, I’m not just talking about staying slim... I’m trying to help you stay alive! And thankfully, word is spreading and people are cutting back on unhealthy foods like sugary cereals, pastries, and candy. But... there’s one area where I still see people damaging their health with sugar: Soft Drinks. Soft drinks are bursting with added sugar. But most people have no idea just how much is in there. Here are the facts: A 12oz can of Coke contains about about 9 teaspoons of sugar. But according to the American Heart Association, the maximum amount of daily sugar you should eat is: 9 teaspoons per day for Men 6 teaspoons per day for Women In other words, a single serving of Coke equals your entire daily allowance for sugar if you’re a man... And if you’re a woman, that one little can will to put you 50% over the daily limit! See how sneaky the sugar in soda can be? So you can understand why cutting out soft drinks (or at least cutting back) is the smart thing to do for your health! And just because you ditch soda doesn’t mean you have to live on tap water alone... There are many delicious options for staying hydrated and refreshed. Some of my favorite sugar-free drinks are fruit-infused water, lime-flavored seltzer, and pure coconut water. Now, if you’ve been a diehard soda drinker all your life, making the switch could take some time. But I guarantee you it’s worth it. And in my next email, I’m going to share with you a healthy new summertime drink I discovered… I think you’ll like it as much as I do. Stay tuned! For your health, Dr. Cary Nelson, MD Director of Science & Nutrition P.S. How are your soda habits? Reply to this email and let me know. Are you trying to cut back, or look for alternatives? Please be honest… because the more we know about your sugar habits, the easier it will be to find solutions.



 1Yang, Quanhe et al. "Added Sugar Intake And Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults". JAMA Internal Medicine 174.4 (2014): 516. Web. 21 July 2016.  "




Cyberbullying: Facts About Cyberbullying and How to Stop It

Cyberbullying: Facts About Cyberbullying and How to Stop It: "Cyberbullying: What Is Cyberbullying and How to Stop It Cyberbullying affects countless teens and adolescents. A 2015 random sample study of 11-15 year olds in the Midwest found that over 34% reported being the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime. Other studies have found that 1 in 4 teens have been cyberbullied. Victims of cyberbullying are much more likely to use alcohol and drugs, avoid school and have poor grades, experience depression and low self-esteem, and may even contemplate suicide."