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Craig Moore aka CMoore

Craig (aka. CMoore) has been involved with volleyball since 1997 as a player and a coach, coaching his first indoor team when he was in grade 10. He is currently in training to be a NCCP certified advanced development beach volleyball coach. Growing up, Craig always had a strong connection to sports. He played and coached soccer at a high level, playing on multiple Provincial teams and was part of the Whitecaps academy program. After an injury forced him to retire from soccer for good in 2004 he came back to volleyball and quickly reconnected with the sport. CMoore’s first year playing beach was in 2009, after that summer he was hooked and knew that’s where he wanted to be. He starting coaching beach volleyball the following summer by teaming up with Sean ‘Sandy’ Sanderson and coaching the Volleyball BC youth camps at Kits beach, and he has been coaching youth and adults at all levels since.

Craig’s goal is to help each player take their game to the next level both mentally and physically, this is achieved by bringing a fun, hardworking, and analytical approach to coaching beach volleyball. His coaching resume includes working with many athletes who have received NCAA, or CIS scholarships, and athletes who have had several provincial and national top 4 finishes in both beach and indoor. When Craig is not coaching or playing volleyball, you might find him travelling, snowboarding, playing golf or water skiing. Unless school is in session then you will find him in a classroom teaching high school math and science.


Sean “Sandy” Sanderson

Sean Sanderson (Sandy) has been involved in volleyball his entire life. His mom even won a tournament while pregnant with him! High School volleyball was the highest level of indoors he played, hockey was a bigger part of his life at the time. On the ice, Sandy won a National Championship playing junior hockey.

Upon moving to Kitsilano and discovering high performance volleyball in his early 20’s he was hooked. Sandy has been playing beach competitively for 13 years and coaching for 10. He started working with sideout in 2014 and is excited to be a part of the program. Wanting to stay involved with volleyball more, he got back to coaching indoors this past season working with high school and club teams respectively. A highlight of his coaching career would be coaching UBC for four games on an interim basis.

Through his coaching style, sandy passes along his love and knowledge for the great game of beach volleyball to his athletes.

Mischa Harris

Mischa has been involved with volleyball his entire life, as a player, coach, athletic trainer, strength & conditioning coach and researcher. His previous experience playing for the UBC Thunderbirds and Team Canada Beach Volleyball allow him to bring a player’s perspective to all of his coaching and training. In response to a lack of physical training for volleyball players, Mischa founded Sideout Athlete Development in 2006, with the goal of helping aspiring volleyball players improve performance while avoiding injury.

In 2008, Mischa saw the same need for high level beach volleyball development and co-founded Sideout Beach Volleyball Club with Kyra Iannone. While growing Sideout Beach, Mischa earned his Master’s of Science degree from UBC, investigating how to better detect and prevent common volleyball injuries. This research led to a contract with Volleyball Canada, where Mischa serves as their Director of Strength & Conditioning for the Centres of Excellence across Canada. When not on the sand coaching or playing, Mischa works as the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Richmond Olympic Oval, helping athletes from all sports achieve their potential.


Brian Hiebert

Brian has been involved in beach volleyball since 1994 as a player, coach, referee and administrator. He finished his indoor career at Camosun College as Provincial Champion and PacWest Most Outstanding Player in 1999. In 2000 he pursued beach volleyball full time by moving to Toronto to train with Canada’s best players. In 2001 he was named top server, top setter and rookie of the year on the Canadian Beach National Tour, winning 2 events at 20 years of age. In 2002 and 2003 he was U24 National Champion with teammate Josh Binstock and in 2005 he partnered with Martin Reader to claim two international top 4 finishes and a bronze medal at the National Championships.

After retiring in 2006, he worked for Canada’s National Team as High Performance Coordinator and his leadership led to the hiring of Canada’s first national team coach, Lennard Krapp. In 2009 as an assistant coach for the National team, Brian trained under Lennard, who is regarded as one of the top technical beach volleyball coaches in the world. Brian is also a National level beach volleyball referee. His reffing experience includes the 2013 Canada Games, Jose Cuervo events in the USA and multiple National Championships in Canada, including the gold medal match at the 2012 men’s national championships.

Brian currently coaches top Canadian athletes including Ben Saxton, Chaim Schalk and Christian Redmann and is also training multiple AAA players in BC, helping them reach their potential in this great sport. Brian is currently undergoing certification as a personal trainer and has a solid background in injury prevention, rehab and performance. He is also still competing and striving to improve his game and is still one of the top players in BC. “

Nick Del Bianco

Nick Del Bianco will be in his 6th year of coaching for Sideout Beach Volleyball this summer. Nick has been away from the beach volleyball scene for 3 years, but he is returning to coach and play this summer. He is currently in between his professional indoor volleyball seasons. This past season he played in the first division in Germany and next season he will be playing in the French first division. The past few summers he has spent away from beach volleyball while pursuing his indoor career, representing Canada as a member of the Senior B National Team. Nick is also a graduate from Trinity Western University where he has won 2 CIS National Championships and was awarded the CIS Mens Volleyball Player of the Year award in 2015.

Nick has represented Canada on the Youth and Junior National beach volleyball team for 4 years. Nick was a National Champion on the beach at U18 and U16. He has a bronze medal from the 2012 Cuba NORCECA, and 4th, 5th, 2x 9th, at Youth and Junior World Championships.

When asked about his accomplishments and how they relate to his coaching he said: “I believe the path to accomplishing goals is through determination and focus. These two qualities are what I bring to the table as a player and coach. I have not tolerated myself to be lazy or careless during my own career and I believe that to be the basis of my success, thus I try to instil this in each and every player that I coach. I believe that at the end of the day, the player who is willing to put in the work and be consistently focused and determined throughout practices will be the player who succeeds in accomplishing their goals. I also think this to be an important lesson to learn early in a player’s career as they will see the benefits from it in their lives outside of volleyball.” Nick believes players who like to work hard and focus throughout practices thrive at Sideout Beach.


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