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Athlete Development Team

Meet Our Team of Athlete Development Experts

Dr. Jeff Cubos – Strength and Conditioning Consultant

Dr. Cubos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health and a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). Jeff is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-USA), holds the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma through FICS, and currently maintains a full-time practice in Spruce Grove, Alberta.

Dr. Cubos is passionate about working with athletes. He has worked in numerous sporting events including the PanAmerican Games, Olympic Swim and Track & Field Trials and IIHF In-Line Hockey World Championships. In 2013, he served on the Canadian medical staff at the PanAmerican Junior Track & Field Championship in Medellin, Colombia and was the team therapist for Trinidad & Tobago at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship held in Atwerp, Belgium. He currently serves as a member of the medical teams for the Spruce Grove Saints Jr. A hockey team and FC Edmonton, as well as the University of Alberta Varsity Swim and Track & Field Teams. 

Ernie McKenzie – Speed Coach

Ernie began his coaching career in Jamaica where he was mentored by top Jamaican, Cuban and Russian athletics coaches. Ernie is a top level track coach here in Canada and works with some of the fastest athletes around. Ernie recently served as the sprints coach for the Jamaican sprinters at the PanAmerican games.

Britney Millar – Power Skating Coach

Millar Power Skating is an independently owned and operated business sponsored by Bauer Hockey.  During the first two years of operation, Millar Power Skating provided various Minor Hockey Associations (Spruce Grove Minor Hockey, Sherwood Park Kings Club, Fort Saskatchewan Minor Hockey, Tofield Minor Hockey, Wabamun Minor Hockey, CNN Spurs Minor Hockey, KC Minor Hockey as well as Fort Saskatchewan Ringette Association) with 5-22 week programming for their players ranging from initiation to the Midget AAA level. 

Britney is a highly motivated Professional Power Skating Instructor with over nine years of experience with both male and female athletes (hockey and Ringette) ranging from Minor Hockey, AJHL, Semi-Pro, Professional and to the NHL level. Her philosophy of Power Skating Instruction is based on error detection and correction methods that she has acquired over the past 10 years as a Professional Power Skating Instructor, as well as an extensive playing career (Mercyhurst University - NCAA Division 1 and 9 years as a Professional Women’s Hockey Player).  

Register in one of the Hockey Speed Camp offerings to benefit from this high-level instruction! Register in both the Hockey Prep and Hockey Speed Camp to receive the Hockey Speed Camp at a great price!      

Jennifer Telfer - Wellness Supervisor

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Alberta where she achieved both her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Coaching. Jennifer is the TLC’s resident physical literacy expert and has a ton of experience working with children and youth in a variety of environments. Jennifer’s sport experience runs deep as a former professional and university volleyball player she understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels.

Rob Svarich – Manager Programs Marketing and Events

Beyond his role at the TLC, Rob is passionate about youth sport, coaching both soccer and hockey in Spruce Grove for many years. Rob’s passion for sport and overall healthy living has led him to continually seek out additional education and training opportunities. Rob is currently a level 1 CrossFit Coach, a CrossFit Certified Weightlifting Coach and is an Eleiko Certified Strength Coach.


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