CARSTEN STANJECK - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, NCCP Level 3
Dear Ace Nation,
My name is Carsten Stanjeck and my involvement in the sport of Volleyball for the past 35 years has been as a Junior High, High School, Club, Team Alberta, Post Secondary and Professional coach. In addition, I have been a club director for three clubs, which I found and built from the ground up. Currently, I am the owner, founder, and CEO of HITT Volleyball a volleyball business created to help student athletes to grow and help achieve their hopes and dreams.
When Dave Wildman approached me to fill the role of technical director for ACE, it was an opportunity I could not turn down. The possibility to impact hundreds of athletes and so many coaches and support their growth on a technical and emotional level is very exciting to me.
I am excited to work closely with ACE student athletes at all levels, coaches, administration as well as the board of ACE Volleyball Club to achieve continuous growth in our sport
My passion is and always has been the development and growth of student athletes at all levels and I cannot wait to get started this fall to be in the gym and help make an impact with technical, tactical and emotional development of all ACE members.
ACE Volleyball in just a few years has grown into the largest club in the country and now supports over three hundred athletes. This is not a small accomplishment and thanks to the founder Dave Wildman for continuing to make kids and families an important part of his daily life. It is an honor for me to be part of such a large organization and trusted to help develop and support athletes and coaches as well as to participate in vision setting for the club.
I'm standing for all that's possible for you in life and volleyball.
Technical Director - ACE Volleyball Club
NCCP: Performance Coach (in Training)
Coaching Experience: 35 years
Playing Career: High School
Education: BPE & BEd. University of Calgary
Marital Status: Engaged with three children
During his coaching career he was able to commit to seven seasons with the Alberta Volleyball Provincial Team programs as head and assistant coach for U16, U17 and U18 teams. Several of his teams placed in the medals and won National and Western Canadian championships. From 1992 until 1998, Carsten was an assistant coach with the University of Alberta PANDAS Volleyball team lead by head coach Laurie Eisler. Together they were able to celebrated the first three national championships of the eventually record breaking six consecutive titles.
Founder and COO of H.I.T.T. Volleyball – 2009
Regular attendee at the NCAA Coaches Conference since 2007 – Largest coaches clinic for volleyball coaches in the world.
Technical Director and Club Coach at 403 SELECTS Volleyball Club in Calgary, Alberta – 2011 to 2019
Co-Founder of High Performance/ELITE Volleyball Club – 2006, as well as founder of two other clubs (Whitecourt Waves – 1989 & Warriors Volleyball Club in Edmonton – 1998) in Alberta.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee in Volleyball – 2002
Founder and COO of Volleyball Position Camp – 2001-2003
Assistant Coach University of Alberta Pandas, Edmonton – 1991-1997 (three time Canadian National Champions)
Alberta Provincial Team Coach – 7 seasons as Head or assistant Coach with U16, U17 and U18 women teams (won several Western Canadian and National Championships)
High School Varsity Coach for 22 seasons with women’s and men’s teams (numerous provincial appearances, many top three finishes and several provincial Championship teams)
Volleyball Summer Camp Coach for 4 seasons at University of Alberta, University of Calgary, in Vegreville, Grand Prairie and Jasper.