Youth Volleyball for Halton and Surrounding Regions
LAKESIDE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

Our Staff

Bear Davies

Club President

If you come to Lakeside and are willing to work hard and pay attention, you will develop your game. Lakeside is a teaching/learning environment where we pay attention to detail. With an Honours Degree in Human Movement and success coaching in Volleyball, Track & Field Women and Rugby Union, Bear has the knowledge and delivery to help athletes develop their game to good effect. Bear is a fully qualified Level 2 F.I.V.B. coach with a wide variety of coaching experience, including camps in the former USSR, Japanese University Teams and many others along the way.  As well, Bear achieved 32 Senior Caps for England and many Junior caps for which he was Captain.  He also attended the World Student Games in Zagreb and won many National League and Cup titles (player and coach) and played in Three Champions League competitions. However, he effectively ended his playing career at age 24 due to knee injury and has focused on coaching ever since.

In 2010 Bear founded Lakeside Volleyball Club and with a team of Trillium players, progressed from 78th at U16 to winning Div 1 Tier 1 at U18 without losing a match.  Only one player of this squad had ever won a medal at Premier level in the OVA.  Many of Lakeside’s players go on to play at University level, including NCAA Div 1, with the tools to compete immediately.

We now have players coming back from University helping with our program, this is a huge factor and will help build our steps forwards and support our experienced and detailed coaches who have been in our program for the past nine years (please check Bio’s below).

With a recent emphasis on developing from a younger age group, we now have a number of players developing both the technical skills and mental toughness to good effect and look to be right in the mix for the years ahead and beyond.

Steve Leoni

Club Administrator / Coach / Trainer

As a member of Lakeside Volleyball Club for 10 years, Steve has shown his commitment to helping grow the game of volleyball for youth in the Halton Region.  Working with Bear Davies, Club President, and many others within the Club, Steve has championed a number of program initiatives over the last couple of years including the launch of the Beach Training program, the LSVC Academy and orchestrating Clinics and Camps throughout the year.  As Club Administrator, Steve also leads all Club communications, tournament hosting duties and website management to name a few.

Steve’s background in volleyball is highlighted by his tenure as a co-captain and member of Lakeside University’s Mens Volleyball Team.  From the beginning of post-secondary, Steve has been a setter and enjoys sharing the training, knowledge and experiences throughout his volleyball career with the current members of the volleyball club.  Looking forward, Steve would like to build upon his current NCCP training and continue to grow as a leader within the club and the sport.  Assisting in the expansion of the Club’s programs and teams is also a key focus for Steve.

Credentials

NCCP Level I Certified Coach

Registered Massage Therapist (CMTO)

Former Lakehead University Varsity Team Member

Vic Lewis

NCCP Level II Certified Coach

Mike Pagani

Club Liaison – Contact

Assistant Coach

 

Leah Lowe-Davies

NCCP Level I Certified Coach

University of King’s College Varsity Volleyball Team Member (2013-2018)

Lakeside Volleyball Club Alumni (2011-2013)

Ishmael Kotey

NCCP Level I Trained Coach

Former Seneca College Mens Volleyball Team Member (2013-2017)

Lakeside Volleyball Club Alumni (2013)

JJ Woodley

NCCP Level I Trained Coach

Khaled Qishawi

Assistant Coach

Kevin Corcoran

NCCP Level I Trained Coach

Darren Koerber

NCCP Level I Trained Coach

Will Mousseau

NCCP Level I Certified Coach

Lakeside Volleyball Club Alumni (2013)

Will Thrall

NCCP Level I Certified Coach

Former McGill University Varsity Team Member (2013-2018)

Lakeside Volleyball Club Alumni (2013)

Amanda Fong

Assistant Coach

 

Ann Marie Lloyd

Assistant Coach