We are a non-profit and as a result our coaches coach for the love of the sport. Our coaching team has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart safe sensible and comprehensive skill development to some of the best players in the Okanagan on the beach and indoor.
We believe in building strong positive relationships and each and every athlete is valued greatly with dignity and respect. Above all we encourage fun and hard work in an energetic environment in which players can grow not only as volleyball players but as teammates and individuals as well.
All our coaches are fully trained by participating in the NCCP - (National Coaching Certification Program) offered by Volleyball Canada. We also have an AVP certified beach coach on staff (Association of Volleyball Professionals).
Each one of our coaches also have taken the RCM Pledge - Responsible Coaching Movement which is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada - on and off the court.
All our coaches understand the importance of building a team, they are confident and capable and they know how to lead with both their heads and their hearts. Our coaches understand that they are coaching kids and teaching volleyball, they coach from a positive perspective and actively work to catch the athletes doing things right and they understand the importance of creating a safe environment for the athletes to push their limits in.
Our coaches know how to be demanding without being demeaning, they want to make a difference in the lives of our kids and they understand the concept of athletes first and winning second and they want to develop in each athlete a winning attitude and commitment to achieve their best for the team. Each and everyone of our coaches believes in teaching sound technical and tactical volleyball skills while continuing to foster the love of the game.
We are pleased to announce that all of our coaches from the 2021-2022 seasons are back in action for 2023 and quite frankly our athletes would not have it any other way. We have added 4 new coaches to our coaching staff for the upcoming 2023 season due to the demand of our fast growing club.
Choosing a coach is not taken lightly and the vetting process is quite complex. If you or anyone you know would love to join our team as either a head coach or assistant coach then contact us at your earliest convenience so we can get the ball rolling. Previous experience is required and willingness to learn even more is a must.
Our 2023 coaching staff will be assigned to a team and made public once we have completed tryouts based on the need of our athletes.
Coaching Staff and Administration
Sylvia Green - Administration
Wayne Green - Club Director, Head Coach U17 - Bio Coming Soon.
Euan Robertson - Board of Directors - Head Coach - Bio Coming Soon
Jenn Green - Board of Directors - Assistant Coach - Bio Coming Soon
Shallen Letwin - Head Coach U16
Coach Shallen Letwin will be entering into his third year with +Energy . Shallen has over 14 years experience in being a head coach within club volleyball in BC. He is a level 2 certified advanced development coach and moved to Kelowna from the Fraser Valley. Shallen was previously the Club Director and Head Coach for Elevate Volleyball Club. He has experience with coaching 14 to 17u teams and lead the teams to 3 provincial medals in division 1. Shallen has a passion for coaching volleyball and believes in helping athletes become progressively better in their skills and game strategy. He pushes his teams to compete intensely while creating a learning and supportive environment to support growth and development. Shallen has 2 daughters that have played in club volleyball and a wife who is a big fan of cheering on the teams, so volleyball is in the family!
Nelson Gonzales - Head Coach U14
Coach Nelson has been an active member of the volleyball community for 35 years. With a natural progression from competitive player to coach, his most recent designations have been Assistant coach of the Immaculata Regional High School senior boys team 2018-present, 2022 Assistant coach of +Energy's 15U Wave team and head coach of the St. Joseph Colts’ grade 7 girls team. Along with these key roles Nelson is also the lead Setting Coach for +Energy.
Nelson believes commitment, hard work, respect, sportsmanship and grit will create successful outcomes not limited to this season but extending into the future as players embark on this “life sport”.
Juan Ferreyro - Head Coach
Juan's passion for volleyball started when he was just 8 years old growing up in Argentina. As a teenager his family moved to Vancouver where Juan attended Pitt Meadows Secondary and began coaching the senior girls volley ball team in grade 11 and continued to coach them after graduation. After high school Juan joined the Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Services as a Paid on Call Firefighter where he moved up the ladder and became a lead instructor and eventually acted as Lieutenant, while continuing to coaching at 2 local high schools. In 2021 Juan moved to Kelowna to be closer to some of his favorite hobbies including hiking, camping, climbing, paddle boarding and skiing. Juan found himself playing volleyball several days a week where he soon met several of the +Energy coaches. It was quickly noticed that Juan has the skills, passion and personality of an great developing coach and the rest is history in the making. Juan is currently the Head coach of the Immaculata Jr boys and assistant coach for the Sr. Boys Team. Juan also helped out with all the +Energy Beach teams for the 2022 season. Juan is looking forward to another great season with +Energy Volleyball Club.
Davin Dean - Head Coach
Davin started out as a competitive Indoor Volleyball player, with some experience in College for a brief time before transitioning to competitive Beach Volleyball. His coaching career began as an Assistant Coach through Volleyball Alberta where one of his key roles was as an Athletic trainer. Davin strongly believes in player athletic development not just on the court but also off the court in order to develop the complete athlete. After a few years Davin naturally found his role being a Head Coach after the completion of the NCCP coaching requirements. Davin recently moved to the Okanagan from Edmonton, where he immediately found a spot as head coach of +Energy's 2022's U16 Wave team.
Davin also holds a Personal Training Certification with additional education through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Youth Exercise Specialist with additional training in Mental Toughness. Davin also has his level 3 first Aid and AED training. As a coach Davin strives to make athletics fun and enjoyable for all athletes, and to ensure they meet or exceed expectations. Davin's aim is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for all athletes to learn, grow and develop.
Kevin Yano - Assistant Coach
Kevin moved to Kelowna from Calgary in 2021 after a career in education. He played volleyball for two years at the University of Regina and several years after that in both men’s and co-ed leagues in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He has several years of coaching experience for both boys and girls’ school and club teams at the junior and senior high levels. This will be Kevin’s first year with +Energy and we are looking forward to having the girls hear yet another a new experienced voice.
Elaina Dunbar - Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Coach Elaina moved to Kelowna from Calgary in 2020 after a completing her schooling in Photojournalism. She played volleyball for the Olds Broncos and SAIT at a university level. She is currently an active highly competitive player our local women’s and co-ed leagues in the Okanagan. Elaina has more than five years of coaching experience with girls in high school and club at all ages. Elaina has had success in coaching girls volleyball at a u16 level at a provincial and national level, as well as at out of country tournaments. Elaina will be entering into her first year with +Energy volleyball club and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge, experience and love for the game with the athletes.
Sarah Johnston - Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Sarah moved to Kelowna from Victoria in 2020 after completing her psychology degree. Sarah has been playing competitive volleyball for 15 years, including playing at Dalhousie University and UVIC. Sarah continues to play highly competitive volleyball in both co-ed and women's leagues throughout the Kelowna area. Since moving to the Okanagan Sarah has also started to quickly learn and love the beach and grass game. She has 4 years under my belt coaching high school volleyball and is excited to work with all of the players that are a part of Energy this year!
Tyler Hilland - Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Tyler started playing volleyball over 30 years ago and played through the high school system in British Columbia. Growing up in the Okanagan provided also many opportunities to play beach and indoor volleyball. This led to a short career at the college level until transferring programs. Tyler still plays at the highest level available throughout the Okanagan. Volleyball has been a life long passion and this has led Tyler to coach and develop new players through the Glenrosa Middle School teams. Teaching
comes easily to Tyler and he works with Fire Departments throughout the country to develop and challenge their Firefighters so they can succeed when called on. These lessons on discipline, routine, and teamwork transfer into Volleyball to help players become the best they can be. He hopes to inspire others to enjoy playing this game for the rest of their lives at competitive levels.