Volleyball Canada’s Beach Program Announcement
TORONTO, Canada, February 17, 2021 - Volleyball Canada’s
national beach volleyball program is pleased to announce its
most recent NextGen staff, based at the National Training Centre
in Toronto at Downsview Park.
Josh Nichol, who has an impressive coaching background and
worked with the program as a performance analyst, is now the
Men’s Next Gen Beach Volleyball coach.
“I’m excited for the opportunity and looking forward to the
journey, the challenge, and the fun,” said Nichol. “I’m thrilled
to have a larger role in coaching, player development, talent
identification, analytics, and planning. Canada has a great
program, unbelievable athletes and a first-class IST (integrated
support team) that I’m proud to be a part of.”
Toronto’s Felipe Humana-Paredes, former national team beach
volleyball athlete and York University player and assistant
coach, will be working with both genders as Performance Analyst
and NextGen Assistant Coach.
"Together, as coaches, staff, and athletes, I know we can
continue to build a culture of excellence and results," said
Humana-Paredes, who comes from the beach volleyball family that
includes former Olympic coach father Hernan Humana and sister
Melissa, who is 2019 World Champion with partner Sarah Pavan.
Both Nichol and Humana-Paredes will be working with the
up-and-coming athletes of the NextGen program, as well as
Humana-Paredes providing performance analysis assistance to the
"I see a ton of potential in our athletes today, and I'm most
looking forward to giving them the tools and support they need
to elevate their game on the international stage. It is an
absolute privilege to be able to work with and represent Team
Canada - I can't wait to see what the future holds," said
All technical staff positions will be evaluated after the
re-scheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Due to the pandemic, most
events on the FIVB and NORCECA calendar have been cancelled or
postponed. More information on events moving forward will be
released when available.