High Performance Team Coaches Announced
Volleyball Nunavut is pleased to announce the head coaches for its High Performance Teams that will compete in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games being held in Toronto, ON, July 16-23, 2017, and the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith/Hay River, NWT March 18-24, 2018. Beverley Netusil from Iqaluit, NU, will be heading up the female High Performance Team and Robert Kabvitok from Rankin Inlet, NU, will be leading the male high performance team.
Beverley was a multi-sport athlete at Bluefield State College, a NCAA Division II School in West Virginia, where she excelled at both volleyball and softball. She eventually became the student Assistant Volleyball Coach at Bluefield State College where she learned a lot of her coaching style and philosophy.
Bev continues to play volleyball as a senior player in Nunavut. She has become very dedicated to working with the younger volleyball athletes in Iqaluit, while piloting Natsiat Volleyball, which is a grassroots program dedicated to athletes 8-13 years of age.
Bev has been working towards her Development Coach Certification in Volleyball through the Canadian Coaching Association and will earn her trained status by the end of March 2017. Volleyball Nunavut is confident that Bev’s extensive knowledge of the game and experience playing at a very high level will allow her to be a great leader for the female team throughout the 2017-2018 season.
Robert is also a multi-sport athlete and coach. He has been involved in sport his whole life and has coached many sports and levels throughout his career. Over the past 16 years Robert has been dedicated to working with younger athletes in Nunavut, and has previous experience as a coach at the Arctic Winter Games.
Robert is currently coaching the Junior Girls Team in Rankin Inlet and has developed a great volleyball program over the last three years. Robert is working towards his Development Coach Certification and is in the in-training status.
Volleyball Nunavut believes that Robert’s competitive drive, organizational skills and knowledge of the game will help enable him to prepare the male team for its two major competitions in the next 14 months.
Congratulations to both Bev and Robert! Volleyball Nunavut looks forward to working with you both to help prepare our athletes for the 2017 NAIG and 2018 AWG competitions.