MEET OUR COACHES

FOR 2024

WAYNE HALLIDAY
18U HEAD COACH

Bio coming soon

RON BENNIK
18U ASSISTANT COACH

RICK BOYES
17U HEAD COACH

Bio coming soon

KAREN, TORY & KYLE AND MAV!
17U ASSISTANT COACHES

DARIA KOSTIUK 
16U HEAD COACH

My name is Daria Kostiuk and this will be my 6th year coaching for SLVC. I have assistant coached 15U, 17U, & 18U with last year head coaching 16U. I grew up in Sylvan Lake and played for HJ Cody High School and from 14U - 18U club at SLVC. Some of my coaching philosophies are hard work, respect for all participating and development. I am a very technical coach and use it to help develop players in an engaging way.  
Ellie is the 16U team mascot and Daria says she is pretty much her child at this point!

SHAYLEA SHOEMAKER
16U ASSISTANT COACH

My name is Shaylea Shoemaker and this is my first year assistant coaching 16U Wave. I grew up in Red Deer playing volleyball for Hunting Hills high school as well as CAQVC and Red Deer Ice volleyball 13U - 17U. I look forward to focusing on player development, both physically and mentally on and off the court this season.

KATE RIDER
15U HEAD COACH

My name is Kate Rider, and I have been coaching volleyball for five years for various different age groups. With a lifelong love for the sport cultivated in a volleyball-centric family and years of personal play, I'm thrilled to embark on my second year at SLVC. My coaching philosophy centers on instilling confidence in players, fostering their development, and encouraging a strong sense of teamwork. I'm excited to share my enthusiasm for the game and guide my players to new heights in their skills and self-assurance.

JULIE GUARD
15U ASSISTANT COACH

My name is Julie Guard and this will be my first year coaching at SLVC. I have approximately 4 years of experience on the coaching side and many more as a player. Volleyball was a passion of mine throughout my childhood and has stayed with me over the years. I am very excited to step back into a coaching role. I look forward to working alongside Kate and the team this season. 

TONI MCLEOD
14U HEAD COACH

Hi, I’m Toni. I am the 14U head coach. This will be my fourth year coaching with SLVC. This year I want to focus on accountability, focused action, and goal achievement. I am passionate about Young athletes becoming better in all areas of our lives. An energetic Volleyball coach with a passion for improving volleyball percentages. I Hold players in high esteem and promote positive reinforcement.

KELLY MCLEOD
14U ASSISTANT COACH

ERIC PONTON
13U HEAD COACH

I have coached multiple sports in different age groups (baseball, basketball, soccer and now volleyball). I played volleyball back in my college days in Quebec but due to injuries my sports career stopped. I have managed the Queens volleyball club for the past 2 years and decided to join the Wave after seeing how well the organization was ran. As a coach, my focus is to develop every player skills but also team spirit and help them become leaders. I am excited for this season to start!

KARYANNE CAINES
13U ASSISTANT COACH

JANNA ARMSTRONG
12U HEAD COACH

This is Janna's second year with SLVC. She coached the Sr. girl's team at Highwood High School and started a club in High River from 2007 to 2012. After taking a break to move back to Central Alberta, enjoy time with her own kids, and complete her Bachelor of Education she is excited to be back coaching volleyball at Lindsay Thurber. This year she coached a grade 9 girls team.
Janna is thrilled to introduce a whole new group of 12U players to the magic that is volleyball. As a volleyball coach she believes in helping her players develop a passion for the game by providing them with the tools they need to play the game successfully, in a positive and safe environment.  

KRISTY ROSENTRETER
12U ASSISTANT COACH

MAIN PRACTICE FACILITY

Sylvan Lake Multi-Campus
2 Falcon Ridge Dr, Sylvan Lake


SECOND PRACTICE FACILITY

Sylvan Lake Community Centre
4725 43 St, Sylvan Lake 

BEACH PRACTICE FACILITY
Sylvan Lake Pier
5000 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake