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Our Story

We are a team of professionals that grew up in different parts of the world, but all were in love with playing sports. Through the years, we polished our athletic skills and gained knowledge all over the world. We are ready now to share this knowledge and experience with the next generations of athletes.

Nataliia played volleyball in over 17 countries and experienced coaching approaches from the top European and North American coaches. This helped her meet friends from the most successful teams all over the world which now opened an opportunity of signing contracts for younger players through the trusted relationships 

At the same time, Luke was studying human biomechanics and developing the right approach to training athletes with physiologically correct movements that minimize the negative impacts on the overall health of the athlete. He multiplied his knowledge by earning certifications in the neurological rehabilitation technique P-DTR which helps our athletes with injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. 

We plan to expand our team and add more professionals in order to provide better service and make changes in coaching.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive learning environment for younger athletes. One that mentors athletes with the right movement fundamentals, provides advice on volleyball IQ development strategies, exposes players to international volleyball talent, and helps them recover quickly after injuries.

Meet The Team

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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.

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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.

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Pavel Liashenko

Coach

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 


Career:

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)

Highlights:

https://youtu.be/9jc5gRTQChw 

https://youtu.be/9jc5gRTQChw

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uliya Gerasymova

Coach

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 


Career:

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

Highlights:

https://youtu.be/Qm19DCeE9rA

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DMYTRYY FEDORENKO

Coach

Having grown up in a family where volleyball played an integral role, Dima inherited a deep passion for the sport from his father, who also served as his first coach. With a lifelong commitment to volleyball, Dima is drawn to teams that share a drive for excellence and a desire to achieve significant goals. In his view, a team operates like a well-oiled machine, with each member contributing their maximum effort towards a shared objective. Dima is committed to ongoing self-improvement and regularly analyzes game videos to identify areas for development, constantly learning from his experiences. Volleyball is not just a sport for Dima, but an essential part of his life.

Player CV:
Position – Outside Hitter
Height – 196 cm
Attack Reach – 340 cm
Block Reach – 320 cm


Career:

2008-2009 – “Impexagro sport” Cherkassky (UKR)
2009-2011 – “Novator” Khmelnitskyy (UKR)
2011-2012 – “Esil SK” Petropavlovsk (KAZ)
2012-2013 - “Symu Himprom” Symu (UKR)
2013-2015 – “Toulon Racing Volley” Toulon, (FRA)
2015-2017 – “Novator” Khmelnitskyy (UKR)
2017-2018 – “Stiinta Explorari” Baia Mare (ROU)
2018-2019 – “Esil SK” Petropavlovsk (KAZ)
2019-2020 “TJ Slavia Svidnik“ Svidnik (SVK)
2020-2021 “Avignon Volley-Ball” Avignon (FRA)

2021–2024 “TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg” Hartberg (AUT)

Coaching Career :
2022 - TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg” Hartberg (U-16, U-18)
3-d place Austrian championship U-18
2022-2023 – Head Coach “TSV Hartberg Sparkkasse”-2 Damen

Highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYaHyxfFi_g

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Tina Dang

Photographer

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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