Ryan MacDonald

Lead, Integrated Support Team
Volleyball CA Beach Nat'l Team

Ryan MacDonald has been the Physical Preparation Coach for Volleyball Canada’s Beach National Team since 2013, overseeing both the Men’s and Women’s Senior and Next Gen programs. Since joining the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario in 2014, his role has expanded as Integrated Support Team (IST) Lead to coordinate and drive the Sport Science and Sport Medicine network that supports Volleyball Canada’s Beach athletes. Ryan has been fortunate to support Canadian Beach Volleyball athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and the 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia). Ryan holds an Honours BA in Kinesiology & Physical Education with his graduate work in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His current Sport Science interests include Athlete & Load Monitoring, Velocity-Based Training, and Profiling of Jump Performance.