Ace Volleyball Club is one of the largest volleyball clubs in Canada, which helps athletes of all ages fall in love and grow within the sport of Volleyball.
Tell us about yourself?
I am a man of many hats (pun there). I am a power engineer and a red seal plumber. I have also served in the infantry and also as a firefighter. Becoming the CEO of ACE was a passion that turned into a job/career. You never know when new doors will present themself.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
It’s okay to say no. I am a people person and like to try and make everyone happy, but the reality is that not all people who want to be helped are TRULY open to help. Keep your focus on the ones that want and need it the most.
What problem does your business solve?
Getting athletes into sport but also really focusing on getting girls into sport as well as leadership roles in coaching.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
I once played, and there were no coaches willing to coach at the time. Due to that, it was a driving factor in making sure other kids/players always had a spot to play.
What is your magic sauce?
We are the industry leader in regards to how clubs work and the processes we use within the club. I would like to say there is competition, but we truly have been at the forefront in regards to doing things differently. This does not mean we are *better*, but I would say we are the most innovative club in the country.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
We are already the only multi-provincial association in Canada and hope to have ACE in every province and territory within the next five years.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
Covid-19 was something we thought would hold us back, but due to covid-19 it actually made us double in size. This is rare with how much destruction that timeline did to many businesses.
How can people get involved?
Check us out at www.acevolleyballclub.ca, or you can reach us on Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Website, and YouTube.