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Grateful for Guidance: This photo depicts a post-camp gathering, with everyone seated on the floor, attentively listening to the coaches' feedback. It embodies a sense of unity, growth, and a shared passion for volleyball. The image showcases the importance of continuous learning, the strong bond between players and coaches, and the commitment to improvement that defines our team's journey.

Our Story

Welcome to Natke Volleyball,

where we take your technical development to the next level and help you achieve your volleyball goals.

At Natke Volleyball, we believe in providing comprehensive training that focuses on isolating specific components of each skill and developing them with targeted drills and exercises. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an advanced player aiming to refine your technique, our training programs are designed to cater to all experience levels and ages.

Our coaching team at Natke Volleyball is second to none. Led by Nataliia Klimenova, a professional athlete with over 20 years of volleyball experience, our coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every training session. From beginners to advanced players, our coaches have the skills and experience to help you reach your full potential on the court.

But what sets us apart is our commitment to personalized training. Whether you prefer individual sessions, small group training, team coaching, or our exclusive camps, we have the perfect program for you. Our coaches work closely with each athlete to tailor training plans that meet their specific needs and goals, ensuring maximum progress and improvement.

At Natke Volleyball, we're more than just coaches – we're mentors, supporters, and influencers. We believe in creating an environment of support and mentorship, where athletes feel empowered to achieve their goals and reach new heights in their volleyball journey. With our guidance and encouragement, you'll not only improve your skills on the court but also develop confidence, resilience, and a love for the game that will last a lifetime.

In addition to our regular programs, we are proud to have been running programs for adults to foster a sense of community belonging. We have partnered with Calgary Social Club to run Learn to Volley programs, providing adults with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their volleyball experience.

Whether you're aiming to improve your technique, boost your performance, or simply have fun playing volleyball, Natke Volleyball is here to help you succeed. Join us today and experience the difference that expert coaching and personalized training can make in your volleyball journey.

Meet The Team

The Visionary Leader: This headshot features Nataliia Klimenova, the visionary founder of our volleyball program. Her determined and inspiring presence is a driving force behind our success. Nataliia's passion and commitment to the sport shine through in this image, reflecting her unwavering dedication to nurturing talent and fostering a love for volleyball in all who participate in our program.

Nataliia Klimenova

Founder & Coach

Nataliia is a professional athlete from Ukraine with over 20 years of volleyball experience as a player.
She found success playing both indoor and beach volleyball on the world level, winning multiple National Championships as well as numerous gold medals and MVP trophies across Europ
e. She signed professional playing contracts in multiple European countries. As a Ukrainian National volleyball team member, she achieved the national honour of the Master of Sports.
Nataliia was the starting libero for the Mount Royal University Cougars varsity volleyball team for the past five years. In 2022, she helped lead the Cougars to second place in Canada, winning the silver medal in the National U SPORTS Final.
Nataliia has played in the highest divisions in Europe and Canada. She has succeeded as a player because of her strong sense of discipline, impressive work ethic and technical proficiency. This has carried over to her coaching career, allowing her to share her knowledge and experience to help develop the next generation of athletes.


Sasha Rozhnova

Executive Coordinator, Client Services

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you all! Please join us in welcoming Sasha, our new Executive Coordinator of Client Services, to the Natke Volleyball team.

Sasha hails from the beautiful city of Dnipro in Ukraine and brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role. Having been a Canadian citizen for the past six years, she has recently embarked on a new adventure by making Calgary her home. We are genuinely excited to have her on board!

Many of you might already be familiar with Sasha's unwavering support for Nataliia throughout her career. Whether it was cheering on the MRU Cougars at every game in Edmonton or being a pillar of support, Sasha's dedication to Natke Volleyball's mission has always shone through.

Sasha is not just a fantastic team player; she is also incredibly passionate about time management and organization. Her meticulous approach ensures that every aspect of your Natke Volleyball experience, from bookings to sessions, is seamless and enjoyable.

As a nature lover, Sasha is thrilled to be living closer to the mountains in Calgary, and we can't wait to see how this beautiful city inspires her and our team.

For any inquiries, booking requests, or if you simply want to say hello, feel free to reach out to Sasha. We are committed to providing a high level of customer experience, and Sasha will ensure your queries are addressed promptly.

Contact Sasha to schedule your next session or for any assistance you may need.

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Luke Kosowan

Neurological rehab therapist & fitness coach

EXPERIENCE – BSc Kin, CSEP-CPT, P-DTR Advanced Practitioner, RMT

Luke has 15 years of experience as a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer. His observations of clients’ experience with dysfunction and pain in his sessions led him to seek out becoming an Advanced Practitioner of P-DTR. He was the first in Canada to receive this certification and is known as the most experienced P-DTR practitioner in all of Canada. With this certification, he has focused on treating youth athletes and their sports injuries for the past five years. Luke most recently completed his education to become a registered massage therapist and is looking forward to adding these manual skills to his treatment approach.

Luke’s treatment philosophy when working with young athletes is to focus on the main problem, but also look at the body as a whole to make the body more efficient, improve performance and prevent future injury. His lifelong participation in soccer, basketball and tennis, and his 15 years as a personal trainer have provided him with the background in sports to truly understand the challenges his patients may have when it comes to injury in sports and in the fitness centre.

Luke’s expertise is working with the nervous system using P-DTR. This unique approach to treating the nervous system is a brand new perspective in the rehabilitation field. It allows for rapid assessment of the issue, and treats the root cause of musculoskeletal issues, instead of simply treating the symptoms.


Pavel Liashenko


Pavel is a professional athlete with 13 years of playing experience. He is a Ukrainian setter who represented the U16-U21 National Team. He has had the experience of playing with the best European players in different leagues. At the beginning of his career, he played as a left-side but was later retrained as a setter. Many times he was named the best player in his occupation position.

Player CV:

Height: 195cm 
Spike reach: 335cm 
Block reach: 315cm 
Position: Setter 


2011-2013 member of the U16-U21 National Team of Ukraine 
2011- EEVZA (Poland Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski)

2012-EEVZA (Estonia Tallinn) 
2011-2014 Lokomotiv Kharkiv (Ukraine)  
2014-2015 Kuzbass Kemerovo (Russia)
2015-2016 SumiKhimProm Sumy (Ukraine) 
2016-2016 Novator Khmelnitskiy (Ukraine) 
2017-2018 ASA Beersheba (Israel) 
2018-20 19 Maccabi Hod- Hasharon (Israel) 
2019-2020 Lokomotiv Kharkiv (Ukraine)


The Coaching Dynamo: In this headshot, we present Uliya Gerasymova, another esteemed member of our coaching team. Uliya's dynamic coaching style and passion for the game are truly inspiring. This image captures her enthusiasm and dedication, showcasing her ability to motivate and develop our athletes to their fullest potential, making her an essential part of our coaching staff.

uliya Gerasymova


Uliya, a remarkable middle-blocker, has been a key player for the Ukrainian volleyball team. With a successful 16-year professional career, she has consistently demonstrated her exceptional skills and leadership on the court. Since joining the national team in 2017, Uliya's performance has been nothing short of excellent.

Her achievements include participating in three European championships and securing victory in five national championships. Additionally, Uliya showcased her talent in the continental Challenge Cup during the 2014/15 season. Her dedication and commitment to the sport have contributed significantly to her individual success and the accomplishments of her teams.

Player CV:

Height: 187cm 
Spike reach: 317cm 
Block reach: 297cm 
Position: Middle Blocker 


August 2005 - May 2015 Khimik Yuzhnyy, Ukraine

September 2015 - May 2016 Orbita ZTMK, Ukraine

August 2016 - May 2018 TED Kolej Ankara, Turkey

August 2018 - December 2021 Karayollary Spor Culubu, Turkey

December 2021 - February 24, 2022 SK Prometey, Ukraine

August 2022 - present Rolesky Grypa Azoty Tarnów, Polska

January 2023 - May 2023 Rapid Bucharest, Romania


A photograph of Julia Pakhomenko, our esteemed coach. Julia is standing confidently on the volleyball court, wearing a coaching outfit. She exudes a sense of determination and expertise, showcasing her remarkable presence as a coach and athlete.

julia pakhomenko


We're thrilled to introduce Iuliia Pakhomenko, a volleyball legend, to our coaching staff. Hailing from Eastern Ukraine, she started playing at the age of 12, transitioning from a middle blocker to a formidable left-side hitter. Iuliia's impressive journey led her to compete in the Superleague of Ukraine and later play NCAA in the USA.

Iuliia Pakhomenko is a game-changer with a rich history in volleyball, earning U SPORTS All-Canadian honours each year during her time with the WolfPack women’s volleyball team (2014-17). She's a true asset to our team, and we're excited to have her on board. 

Player CV:
Position – Outside Hitter
Height – 190 cm
Attack Reach – 317 cm
Block Reach – 310 cm


2006-2011 Severodonchanka - Severodonetsk UKRAINE
2009-2010 Kerkinitida - Evpatoriya UKRAINE 
2012-2014 Northwood University - Midland MI 
2014-2017 Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops BC

2008-2012 Member of the Junior National Team of
2017 was invited to the National Team of Canada

2012-2014 First-team All-American
2014-2017 First-team All-Canadian



Maddy Marshall 


Hailing from Brooks, Alberta, Maddy's volleyball journey started at the age of 12, and her passion for the sport has only grown since.

Maddy's achievements are impressive, including playing for Team Alberta and contributing to the silver medal win at the 2022 National USPORT Final with Mount Royal University. Recently, she earned a spot on Team Canada’s NextGen roster and secured a professional contract in Greece.

Beyond her outstanding playing career, Maddy is dedicated to coaching, bringing her expertise to youth through club volleyball and individual sessions. With a Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education, she's eager to share her knowledge with our aspiring athletes.

Let's extend a warm Natke Volleyball welcome to Maddy! We're excited to see the energy and skill she adds to our team.

Player CV:
Position – Outside Hitter
Height – 5'11''
Attack Reach – 310cm
Block Reach – 300cm


2015-2017 Team Alberta
2017-2018 University of Montana (NCAA)
2019-2023 Mount Royal University
Summer 2023 Member of the NextGen Canadian National Team
2023 Professional Contract in Greece

2022 Canada West First Team All-Star 



Jessica osczevski


Meet Jessica, our dynamic new coach, whose volleyball journey began at the age of 10 in Rocky Mountain House. Playing alongside older girls in grades 7 and 8 while in grade 5, Jessica's passion for the sport ignited.
Her journey continued with a stellar 3-year stint at the Red Deer Queens Volleyball Club, achieving a remarkable 2nd place in provincials for consecutive years during her U17 and U18 seasons. The spotlight followed her to Team Alberta, where she represented in her U16 and U17 years, paving the way for her commitment to MRU in the fall of 2017.
Jessica's university career at MRU has been nothing short of extraordinary. Qualifying for nationals three times, the pinnacle was reaching silver at the 2022 nationals. As she enters her last year of university volleyball, Jessica stands at the crossroads of an uncertain future, poised for new adventures.
Not content to rest on her laurels, Jessica ventured into coaching with Nati in 2020, expanding her expertise in beach volleyball. Their shared coaching experiences deepened their connection, leading to a collaboration with Natke Volleyball in a series of camps this summer.
Armed with an education degree, Jessica is eager to embark on her coaching journey with Natke Volleyball. Join us in welcoming Jessica, whose passion for the game is now set to inspire the next generation!

The Creative Eye: Featuring Tina Dang, our talented photographer who captures the essence of our volleyball journey. Tina's skill and artistic vision are evident in her work. This headshot embodies her passion for documenting the memorable moments of our athletes, ensuring that our experiences are preserved for a lifetime. Tina is an integral part of our team, turning memories into visual stories.

Tina Dang


Tina is a recent graduate from Mount Royal University.

She has a BHPE in Physical Literacy. Throughout her journey as a university student, she assisted with the Cougars Women’s Volleyball team for two seasons (2019-2020 & 2021-2022) as a practicum student. Her desire to pursue her interest in photography was ignited by being with the team. She was able to apply her expertise to sports photography by fusing her schooling and hobby.

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