Our Origin Story

Long, long ago there was a girl… a girl who wanted to play basketball. A girl who dreamed about building life long friendships with other like minded girls playing the sport that she loved. She had watched her brother build these friendships doing just that over several years and wanted so badly to have the same opportunity. Her brother, very thankful for the friendships he had built, still found himself wanting more. He was looking for the chance to improve, the chance to be the player he knew could be if given the extra time and attention.

Not able to find either of these things within their community, they turned to those who they knew would lead them in the right direction… their family. Together they decided that the best plan was to destroy the existing norms, using their passion for the game and love for one another to build something new. Something that supported not only them but other who shared in their passion for something more, something new and something that would include their hopes and dreams.

In their search for ways to create something new they decided to break it all down and rebuild their concept into an entirely new system, never seen before. As fierce as fire and flame the Lava Mermaids rose from the volcanic ash… an inclusive, holistic basketball club was formed. Where everyone is welcome, everyone is respected and all individuals have control over their own destiny.

We are fierce creatures who will not let others hold us back, who will not let others tell us we are not good enough, we are a family where we care for and respect each athlete.

Welcome to the Lava Mermaids Basketball Club, where the friends and relationships forged in the volcano are carried throughout life!

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Coaches

Stephanee
Slater

High School Girls Head Coach
U15A Girls Asst Coach
U13A Girls Asst Coach

Coaching Experience:
Head Coach Spruce Grove Composite High School
NCCP Fundamentals
NCCP Learn to Train
NCCP Train to Compete

 

Andrew
Reid

U15A Girls Head Coach
U13A Girls Head Coach
College Prep Head Trainer

Coaching Experience:
NAIT Ooks WBB Assistant Coach
SGCHS WBB Assistant Coach
NCCP Learn to Train
NCCP Train to Train
NCCP Train to Compete

Keaton
Smith

High School Boys Head Coach
U15 Boys Head Coach

Coaching Experience:
NCCP Train to Compete
John Paul II Jr High

Playing Experience:
UofA Augustana Vikings
St Peter the Apostle Catholic HS

 

Malesha
Petterson

U13 Boys Head Coach
College Prep Trainer

Coaching Experience:
NCCP Learn to Train

Playing Experience:
NAIT WBB – ACAC Champion, CCAA Bronze
Bohemian National Team
Texas
Florida

Kat
McDougall

U13B Girls Head Coach
U15B Girls Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:
NAIT WBB
Team Saskatchewan

Charna
Gudžulić

U15B Girls Head Coach
High School Girls Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:
Ross Sheppard High School

Carly
Mccarg

U15B Girls Assistant Coach
U13B Girls Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:
NAIT WBB
Grant MacEwan WBB

Kaelyn
Bryks

U9 Little Lava Mermaids Coach

Playing Experience:
Concordia WBB
NAIT WBB

Avalynn
Reid

U11 Girls Head Coach

Bronwyn
Blayney

U13B Girls Assistant Coach

Jules
Froment

U13B Girls Assistant Coach

Sadie
Nysetvold

U13B Girls Assistant Coach

Liz
Salcedo

U9 Little Lava Mermaids Coach

Emily
hugh

U9 Little Lava Mermaids Coach

Nonso
Morah

U9 Little Lava Mermaids Coach

Arden
Sullivan

U11 Girls Coach

Olivian
Trapasso

U11 Girls Coach

Trystyn
Otto

U11 Girls Coach