Volleyball BC is excited to announce the hiring of Joanne Ross to the position of High Performance Director. The high performance director is responsible for the organization and administration of youth programs, coaching development and high performance athlete development throughout the province. Joanne Ross brings 18 years of volleyball and athletics related experience as a player, coach, program coordinator and athlete director.
Joanne played for 8 years on the Canadian national team and has a strong understanding of the development process required for players to reach the next level of competition. She’s also worked as an athlete director for Volleyball Canada and was the assistant coach for the UBC Women’s team that went 25-0 in 2009-2010. Since 2012 Joanne has been a member of the High Performance Committee for Volleyball BC and has helped make recommendations and guide the direction of the High Performance program.
In the high performance director position Joanne plans to create a strong vision and framework for the development of youth players in BC. “My vision for volleyball in BC will be to have both the girls and boys teams compete for the gold medal at every Canada Games and to build players that can contribute to our national programs. I believe medals are important only because they are a measure of the strength of your system. A successful system needs to be led by great coaches who attract and develop the best athletes”, explained Joanne.
Volleyball BC is the provincial sport governing body that actively encourages and enables all residents to enjoy, participate, and excel in the sport of volleyball. Volleyball BC runs multiple programs aimed at developing the skills of youth players in BC including player clinics, coaching symposiums, and the Team BC program.