Women’s Volleyball News

The U SPORTS Female Apprenticeship Coach Program was launched to help to increase the number of females in coaching positions across Canadian universities, by matching apprentice coaches who have recently graduated, with a mentor coach in one of the 11 U SPORTS-sanctioned sport offerings for women.

Elizabeth (Becky) Leblanc was announced as one of the inaugural participants of this program back in August 2020: Participants announced for inaugural U SPORTS Female Apprenticeship Coach Program — U SPORTS. She was awarded the position of Female Apprentice Coach with the Western Mustangs Women's Basketball Team for 2020-21. 
 
Becky, who had previously been on Western's Women's Basketball Team as a player, was thrilled to take on this new opportunity as a female coach.

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Applications for the 2021-22 edition close Friday 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. Apply to Jenna Blackburn, U SPORTS Sport Coordinator, at jblackburn@usports.ca. 


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