Featured Presenters:

Leah Pezer

BA, Psychology; MA, Leadership

As the former professional beach volleyball player, volleyball Assistant Coach at UBC (2010-2016), provincial U16 head coach and performance coach for various athletes and teams, Leah Pezer is a passionate volleyball and performance coach now based in Victoria, BC.

With an ever-increasing dedication to helping people achieve better performances in their profession and career, she specializes in areas as diverse as leadership development, team building and other areas that positively affect the life and career of her clients. Dedicated to absolute coaching excellence, Leah strongly believes that sport can lead people to build stronger character that will help them to become charismatic future leaders and unfold the best within themselves! 

Offering a perceptive and relatable attitude to her clients, Leah strives to make people achieve their full potential, physically and mentally.

Jenn Beagan

Founder of Access Sport, Jenn is an NCCP Level 3 certified field hockey coach, athlete mentor, blogger, speaker, and educator that helps youth athletes and their families pursue success in school, sport and life. She has been coaching and mentoring athletes on and off the field for over 14 years. Jenn thrives on working with athletes and parents to help them through the process of identifying, pursuing and preparing for their collegiate sport dreams, and developing killer life-skills that will make them a great communicator, motivating leader and top performer in the classroom, in the office and on the field!.


Shanice Marcelle

As a young athlete, Shanice always played volleyball for the love of the game, the competition, and being the best at each level she competed at.  Her drive brought her many accolades and accomplishments including:

Five CIS Gold Medals
CIS Athlete of the Year award recipient
Sport BC University Athlete of the Year award recipient
National Indoor Volleyball Team- competed at the Pan Am Games, World Championships and the FISU University Games. 
4 years professional volleyball player

Although Shanice is still focused on being the best volleyball player she can be, she is inspired to play by the thought of motivating the future generation of athletes and having an impact on their lives.

Joanne Ross

Jo brings 18 years of volleyball and athletics related experience as a player, coach and sport administrator. Her enthusiasm and endless encouragement have lasting impact her players both on and off the court.  Jo played for 8 years on the Canadian national team then went on to coach for her alma mater, the UBC Thunderbirds. She was the assistant coach for the UBC Women’s team that went 25-0 in 2009-2010 and head coached the first Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence program from 2010-2013 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.  

Jo believes that lessons learned through sport can be applied to living a better life and that there is no better way to learn the tough lessons than through sport.  

Contact Information:

Leah Pezer

2016 Coaches Conference

​"Creating a Season That Matters"