The Coaching Association of Ontario (CAO) has announced the 2020 Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mountain Volleyball Club’s Jos Nederveen of Hamilton.
With an impressive 48 years of volleyball championships and executive volleyball positions, this lifetime achievement recognizes the coaching programs he has created and facilitates, including the Mountain Volleyball Coaching Certification Program (MVCCP) for the Mountain Volleyball Club (MVC). Jos has coached over 14 years with MVC, is a co-founder and has acted as Club President and is the Developmental Programs Coach and Co-Technical Director. Jos was nominated by parents, athletes, St Mary and St Jean de Brebeuf Secondary School alumni, club, high school and OVA coaches for this prestigious award.
The MVCCP is the innovative Mountain Volleyball Coaching Certification Program Jos created in 2015. Youth coaches pursue coaching certification through the Mountain Volleyball Club Coaching Certification Program (MVCCP) and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). As a result of this unique program we understand both Jos and his daughter Meagan Nederveen were selected by the CAO for the past two years to participate as Mentors to over 12 local female coaches in the “Changing the Game, Changing the Conversation”, a special project aimed at developing female coaches in Ontario. Coaching practicum is in conjunction with the MVP developmental programs and is the only youth developmental volleyball coaching program of its type in the province.
MVC refers to the Mountain Volleyball Club, a competitive Hamilton based club in the OVA, and MVP refers to the St Mary Volleyball Program he created in 2009 and coordinates. MVP includes the developmental volleyball programs of MVP VolleyTotz (JK to grade 3), the MVP House Leagues (Fall and Winter for grades 3 to 8) and the MVP Summer Camps (grades1 to 8). The MVP programs take place at St Mary Secondary School, Hamilton.
Source: Mountain Volleyball Club