Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club: Welcome


Welcome to the Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club

The ALVC is working in partnership with the Hamilton Smash Volleyball Club to offer a wide range of volleyball opportunities. For more information, visit

Remaining Practice Dates and Schedule:

Thursdays: April  10 @ HDCH

17U Girls Ontario Championships @ RIM Park, Waterloo - April 11-13, 2014

18U Girls Practices:

Tuesday, April 15 @ Providence Christian School, Dundas

April 17 & 24 @ HDCH

18U Girls Ontario Championships @ RIM Park, Waterloo - April 25-27, 2014

Lions 17U Girls' Team:

Head Coach, Helena Stronks, holds a degree in physical education and played for the Redeemer Royals in the OCAA. Coach Helena coached the Lion's 15U Girls Team last season. She is assisted by Melissa deHaan, who played varsity volleyball for the Mohawk Mountainers.

Lions 18U Girls' Team:

Head Coach Ed Bosveld is a Level 2 NCCP Coach who has more than 25 seasons of coaching experience in elementary, high school, and club settings. Coach Ed coached the Lion's 15U Boys Team last season and prior to that coached with the Chatham Ballhawks. He is also an experienced referee who has officiated in high school, OVA, college and university competitions.

Assistant Coach Kristen DeVries graduated from McMaster University with a degree in kinesiology. She worked with the Marauders women's volleyball team as a student trainer/therapist, providing sports medicine care to the varisty athletes.

NEW! Little Lions for Ages 8-12

Our Little/Junior Lions SPIKES program is in full swing and will wrap up in mid-December.

Our Lions League house league program will run on Saturday mornings from January 18, 2014 to March 1, 2014. Kids ages 8-10 will play at 9:15am and those ages 11-12 will play at 10:45am. There will be a period of skills instruction before each game. The league will run at Calvin Christian School (West 5th at Mohawk) in Hamilton. Fees are $80 per player, $70 if more than one player from the same family. Please email for more information on Lions League.

A great way for kids to have fun and learn volleyball skills at the same time! Our program is led by trained instructors and makes use of a softer and lighter volleyball, small courts, and age-appropriate activities. Little lions uses the OVA's SPIKES program.

Contact ALVC

For inquiries about the Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club please contact Club Administrator, Chantel Hessels, at or 905-648-2139 x4267. For inquiries about the Little Lions program, please email

 Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club Mission Statement:

Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club aims to increase the participation, development, and competitiveness of young players in the sport of volleyball within the Greater Hamilton area. The club’s objective is to advance the personal and athletic development of young athletes with the ultimate goal of helping them achieve the opportunity of post-secondary play.

Contact Information

Ancaster Lions Volleyball Club

Club Administrator Chantel Hessels

Phone: 905-648-2139 ex. 4267