This is a tentative schedule only and may change according to schedules and commitments of athletes/families selected to the team.
September 12: Practices begin @ Leo Hayes, 7:00-9:00
September 14: Parent Meeting @ Leo Hayes, 8:30-9:00
October 14: Spartans Club Bottle Drive
November 3-5: Omnium du Québec in Sherbrooke
November 19: Spartans 16U Home Tournament @ Nasis Fieldhouse
December 16-17: Age Class Provincials in Moncton
February: Spartans Bottle Drive
March 1-3: Boston Volleyball Festival (Potential Travel Tournament, other options to be discussed on September 14)
April 12-14: Elites of the East in Fredericton
2023 Season: Expect an additional three NB based tournaments in addition to the tournaments listed above.
2024 Season: Expect one-two tournaments in Nova Scotia in addition to what is listed above. A discussion about a travel tournament out of province/country will be had on Sept 14. Options could include Boston, Edmonton, and Tampa.
The 2023/2024 season will end with Elites of the East.
Cost from September to April is approximately $2,000 per athlete. Fees include clothing, practice fees, coaches expenses, tournament registrations, and some travel/accommodation costs for travel tournaments. Additional costs with respect to travel tournaments are to be expected. The team will keep a detailed seasonal budget and parents will be well-informed on payment schedules.
There are several opportunities for fundraising, this will depend on the enthusiasm of the families selected to the team. Athletes are also encouraged to seek corporate sponsorship (letters can be provided).
Carney first began coaching in our organization in 2010 and has been a steady at the 15U/16U Female age categories. Although his playing days are mostly in the rearview, he began playing in Stanley with the Blue Devils, then had a brief stint with the STU Tommies. In addition to coaching with the Spartans, he has been a part of the VNB Elites program in the summer.
He will begin a new teaching assignment at Leo Hayes this fall after spending the first part of his career in his hometown, Stanley. In his spare time, he patiently awaits for the Ottawa Senators to turn the corner on their rebuild and enjoys walks in the woods looking for the golf ball he sliced off the tee box.
Sarah is entering her fourth year at UNB doing an honours in Medicinal Chemistry with this also being her fourth year coaching for the Spartans. She has previously coached the U14 age level and is beginning a new chapter this year coaching U13. She has always had a strong passion for volleyball as she has always loved the sport ever since she started playing at a young age. She began playing with the Spartans club under its former name the Tommies as a setter and progressed into becoming a libero. She had to opportunity to play VNB as a libero where she learned a tremendous amount about the sport. She still plays recreationally with friends as well as coaches some of the Spartans beach volleyball programs. You’ll never see Sarah without the #3 on her back if you catch her on the court.