Stacey Laing, BKin, CSEP

Technical Director & Head Coach

  • Saskatchewan Provincial Team (4 times)

  • University of Saskatchewan Huskies Volleyball

  • Laurie Anne Leier Saskatchewan Volleyball Award

  • Top 40 Under 40 - CBC Saskatchewan

  • NCCP Certified Volleyball Coach




Stacey has over 16 years of combined coach and player experience with the sport of volleyball.  Stacey played high school volleyball with Carlton Comprehensive high school, and was selected to 4 Sask Provincial Teams, and played with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. She is the winner of the Laurie Anne Leier Athletic and Academic Excellence Memorial Award through the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association. 


Her focus and greatest knowledge base is with the setting position and she is eager to help develop young setters.  She is a NCCP certified coach in volleyball, basketball, athletics, and gymnastics. 


She is also a CSEP certified CPT and CEP.  As a coach she has coached school, club, and provincial level teams.

Stacey has a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and currently works as a Dream Broker for Sask Sport.  Her greatest passion is helping youth see the benefits of sport and creating chances for success in their chosen sport so more people can live and lead a healthy lifestyle.



Our Technical Directors are highly skilled NCCP certified individuals with college/university playing experience. They are committed to the development of each player in adherence with Volleyball Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development principles.

Kaylan Gazda, BEd, CSEP

Technical Director & Head Coach

  • Alberta Provincial Team (5 times)

  • Western Canada Games

  • Canada Games

  • Grant MacEwan University Volleyball

  • University of Alberta Pandas Volleyball

  • NCCP Trained Coach



Coach Kaylan started playing volleyball in grade 6 and has been playing ever since. She started playing competitively in grade 8 when she made the Alberta Provincial team, and she played on the Alberta Provincial Team for 4 more years including playing at the Western Canada Games and Canada Games.


While obtaining her Education Degree, she played for the Grant MacEwan Griffins Women’s Volleyball Team and finished her degree playing for the University of Alberta Pandas. 


Since finishing playing competitive volleyball herself, she continues to stay active playing volleyball, competitive ultimate frisbee, and as an avid volleyball coach.


Coach Kaylan is passionate about giving young athletes the opportunity to grow and excel through sport. Kaylan is also an NCCP certified volleyball coach and has been coaching volleyball for many years.











We believe in providing our athletes with the opportunity to learn and train from the best.

Our guest coaches help us further develop the talents and skills of each athlete that we work with.

They also help provide exposure to recruiting opportunities and connections for our athletes.

We have some AMAZING guest coaches who have been invited to help coach with Summit this year:


  • NCAA Division 1 Coach

  • Volleyball Canada affiliated coaches

  • Other USports/CCAA and high performance coaches          




The Summit Academy takes the overall development of all our athletes very seriously.


We have a healthcare team in place with medical professionals who are committed to our athletes     

(no referrals are required for Summit athletes to access these health care professionals).


Dr. Megan Dash, Bsc, MD, CCFP (SEM) - Dip Sport Med

Dr. Jennifer Beggs, BSc, DC – Chiropractor

Rachel Molder, BScPT – Physiotherapist


Furthermore, we have partnered with a mental training coach and fitness specialist to provide mental training and fitness sessions for our athletes. We also work with sport policy and implementation experts to ensure we are

working within the Sport for Life and Volleyball Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework.