Saturday, 17 March 2018

Artist Elite Academy Craft cycle session 2

Come create traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs (pysanky) with traditional batik using dyes, beeswax, and kistka stylus.
Just in time for Easter.
$30 (all materials provided) including free range farm eggs.
Grab some friends and join us in the bar, have some drinks and make some eggs.


Monday, 5 March 2018

Reaching your potential, you have no idea.

Watching Under 16-year-old boys volleyball at this weekends tournament. I noticed there are players 6 foot- 6 inches tall and players who are 5 foot – 1 inch tall.  Genetics is not something we can control and each and every player who has chosen volleyball needs to use what they have to the best of their ability.  The envy of watching someone who has a great vertical is the catalyst for developing your vertical jump to its maximum level.  This is only done by jumping, the maximum is determined by genetics but if you ask the ones who made you envious because of their great vertical jump, each of every one of those athletes has earned the vertical and explode off the ground each and every time but are still not at their maximum yet.  Your maximum vertical jump is determined by genetics, but it is also my belief that of all the boys on the 24 teams at the tournament no one has reached their potential, no one has done the work to reach or earn their maximum they could not have in the time that they have been playing volleyball.  Don’t get me wrong there were some great jumpers who have discovered the key to being a great jumper is jumping to your maximum every time you jump in volleyball.  But with the right instruction, effort, diet and time they can still be better.  That is what is so great about coaching this age, seeing the change in the athletes as the genetics determines their maximum strength, and height but even better is watching the athletes discover their possible potential but they have no idea how good they can become.  My hope is that all the possible athletes learn the self-discipline, self-confidence, desire and work ethic which will allow them to realize their potential because it is so much more than they currently believe or can even envision.


Dr. Darren Cannell



Thursday, 15 February 2018

This week in Volleyball

Since this week is the beginning of the Family Day holiday there is nothing but Jump Training going on during the break. 
If you are interested in signing up for individual day jump training go to the following website:
It is also not too early to sign up for the March Jump Training
The next sessions in the Volleyball Elite Academy are on March 3rd. 
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session nine Middle skills
The Basics of being a middle player in volleyball.
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session one Attack Hard
Learning how to hit the ball hard.
The next Elite League day is on March 10th.  Remember this is for boy teams Under 15/16 and girls teams Under 17/18.  To register for this day.
I hope you all have a good break and see you on the court in March.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Volleyball Elite Academy

I played Power Hitter for 90 percent of my volleyball career. I am super pumped to be able to share my experience this weekend at the Volleyball Elite Academy. I will share what it takes to be a successful power hitter. Want to know more? http://ift.tt/2sapr9u
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This weekend in Volleyball

For all of you volleyball players out there...this week in volleyball has a great lineup of sessions.
As always this week there is jump training on Tuesday and Thursday at Ignite Athlete Conditioning For more information go to:
https://www.universe.com/febjump
On Saturday we have second mini informal Volleyball League for Under 15/16 boys and Under 17/18 girls...first four teams to register are in. For more information go to:
https://www.universe.com/evafeb10
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Power skills
The Basics of being a power player in volleyball. Everyone loves this session hit hard and hit high.
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session eight Setter front row
The more advanced skill for playing the front row as a setter in volleyball. This session is for everyone, not just setter you need to know what the other people in the front row are doing. So, do not skip this session just because you are not a setter.
For more information go to:
https://www.universe.com/feb10a


Monday, 5 February 2018

Volleyball Elite Academy

For all of you volleyball players out there...this week in volleyball has a great lineup of sessions. As always this week there is jump training on Tuesday and Thursday at Ignite Athlete Conditioning For more information go to: http://ift.tt/2sapp1m On Saturday we have second mini informal Volleyball League for Under 15/16 boys and Under 17/18 girls...first four teams to register are in. For more information go to: http://ift.tt/2GQcXau 10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Power skills The Basics of being a power player in volleyball. Everyone loves this session hit hard and hit high. 12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session eight Setter front row The more advanced skill for playing the front row as a setter in volleyball. This session is for everyone, not just setter you need to know what the other people in the front row are doing. So, do not skip this session just because you are not a setter. For more information go to: http://ift.tt/2sapr9u Hope to see you on the court. Dr. Darren Cannell Elite Academy Canadianeliteacademy.com Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada http://ift.tt/2f2GEZz
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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Monday will be in Toronto to try to gain some wisdom from my older sister. It has been a long time since I have had a good visit with my sis and her family and this is it...Looking forward to it, so friends in TO, let us go for coffee.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

Tickets are bought. I will be in Toronto from December 11 until December 15th...look out Sis...here I come.
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy

I will be going to visit my sister in Toronto in December...a long over due visit...She is a grandma to kids I have not even seen...look out TO here I come.
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Volleyball Elite Academy Sessions

This is a long post because it has all the Volleyball Elite Academy sessions all in one.
You need to first become a member of the Elite Academy to participate.
November 18th
https://www.universe.com/nov18
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Nine Middle Skills
12 pm - 2 pm Focus Cycle Serving Session Beginner Level
November 25
https://www.universe.com/nov25
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Ten Offside Skills
12 pm - 2 pm Focus Cycle Serving Session High Level
December 2
https://www.universe.com/dec2
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session One Serve Reception and Underhand Pass
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session One Power Backrow
December 9
https://www.universe.com/dec9
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Two Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Two Power Front row
December 16
https://www.universe.com/dec16
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Three Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Three Middle back row
January 13
https://www.universe.com/jan13
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Four Blocking and Coverage
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Four Middle front row
January 20
https://www.universe.com/jan20
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session Five Defense and Libero
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session Five Offside back row
January 27
https://www.universe.com/jan271
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session six Mental toughness and Nutrition
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session six Offside front row
February 3
https://www.universe.com/feb3
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session seven Overhead Passing and Setting
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session seven Setter back row
February 17
https://www.universe.com/feb17
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Overhead Power skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Position Cycle Session eight Setter front row
March 3
https://www.universe.com/mar3
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session nine Middle skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session one Attack Hard
March 10 https://www.universe.com/mar10
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session ten Offside skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session two Attack Smart
March 17
https://www.universe.com/mar17
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session one Underhand pass
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session three Attack Type
March 24
https://www.universe.com/mar24
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session two Attack preparation and attack
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session four Attack Cues
April 14
https://www.universe.com/apr14
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session three Serving
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Attack Cycle Session five Attack Party
April 21
https://www.universe.com/apr21
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session four Blocking and Coverage
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session one Standing Serve
April 28
https://www.universe.com/apr28
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session five Defense and Libero
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session two Standing Float
May 5
https://www.universe.com/may5
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session six Mental Toughness and Practice
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session three Jump Spin
May 12
https://www.universe.com/may12
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session seven Overhead passing and setting
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session four Jump Float
May 26
https://www.universe.com/may26
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session eight Power skills
12 pm - 2 pm Advanced Serving Cycle Session five Serve Party
June 2
https://www.universe.com/june2
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session nine Middle skills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session one
June 9
https://www.universe.com/june9
10 am - 12 pm Basic Cycle Session ten Offside skills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session two
June 16
https://www.universe.com/june16
10 am - 12 pm Weird Drills
12 pm - 2 pm Progressive Drills Session three