Staff

Darrin Moreira

President / Head Trainer

darrin_moreiraDarrin is the Founder and President of Moreira Performance Training. He has a rich athletic background. Darrin was an avid volleyball player through high school and university. He was a member of the U20 BC Provincial Team as well as part of the 2013 Championship team at Capilano University. Not only was Darrin heavily involved in sport as an athlete, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Volleyball—6 time national champions. Darrin also maintains involvement at the youth level having coached Thunder Volleyball 16U Girls for the past three years.

Since finishing his university volleyball career he has shifted his focus to triathlon and trail racing. Darrin has stood on the podium after several trail races in the past two years. 2014 marks his first appearance at the Triathlon World Championship where he will be among the athletes representing Canada.

Even as an endurance athlete Darrin understands that there is no escaping the fact the strength plays a pivotal role in peak performance no matter the sport. He takes great pride in his attention to detail when designing programs as well as teaching athletes.

darrin@moreiraperformance.com


Bryce Moreira

Vice President of Programming

bryce_moreiraBryce is the Vice President of Programming at Moreira Performance Training. His athletic career began in high school playing volleyball and basketball, although with a greater emphasize on  volleyball.  Bryce played volleyball with the BC provincial team for two years.  He capped his provincial team experience at the Western Canada Summer Games in 2007 in Edmonton with a silver medal.  Following high school graduation Bryce attended the University of  Guelph in Ontario. In 2013 he completed an honours physics degree.

In 2012 Bryce took advantage of an opportunity to continue his interest in volleyball, now as a coach, by joining the coaching staff with the Guelph Gryphons women’s varsity volleyball team.  Following graduation Bryce returned to B.C. where he shares his vast knowledge of volleyball with school and club teams.  In the summers he lives in Kamloops; employed as a crew leader for the BC Wildfire Management Branch protecting BC’s forests from wildfire.

Having spent a significant portion of his life in the gym and around athletics Bryce has come to recognize the value and benefits on how a proper strength & conditioning program can improve an athletes performance.  Recently, he has also seen how a program can improve a persons performance at work or in other areas of an active lifestyle.  He works hard to create specific programs and enjoys teaching athletes and explaining the details behind the programs he creates.

bryce@moreiraperformance.com


Taylor Hammond

Vice President of Marketing

Taylor is the Vice President of Marketing with Moreira Performance. He is currently a varsity athlete with Capilano University and is an avid fitness enthusiasts.

Taylor grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He then moved to Regina at a young age. This is where he started his volleyball career. He played with Regina Volleyball Club and EZVC where he received numerous awards including Most Valuable Player of the club. Straight out of high school Taylor received a McDonald’s Restaurant Scholarship to University of Regina where he played two years with the Cougar Men’s Varsity team. Taylor decided to take a different route and move to the coast to play for Capilano University. He currently is in his last year with the Blues Volleyball program.

During his first year with the Capilano Blues, Taylor suffered a severe knee injury tearing his ACL and MCL during practice. After a long 6 month recovery, Taylor continued to work hard to make the Provincial Team for Saskatchewan to participate in the Canada Summer Games. Taylor has represented Saskatchewan for 4 years at many different National tournaments across Canada.

As Taylor’s career with playing volleyball slowly comes to an end, he looks to continue being involved with volleyball within Greater Vancouver area with camps and coaching for BCO Volleyball Club as well as traveling back to Regina to help with camps through the Western Volleyball Academy.

Taylor has recently joined the MPT team and looks to encourage fellow youth volleyball players to elite athletic training with Darrin and his team in years to come.

taylor@moreiraperformance.com


Sarah Hughes

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Sarah is the Program Manager with Moreira Performance. She deals with the behind the scenes work at MPT.

Sarah is currently a varsity athlete with the Capilano University Women’s Volleyball Team. She is a Vancouver native having grown up in Burnaby. She was always very active even at a young age. She participated in many sports starting from the age of 5  including Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, and Volleyball.

A two year veteran of the Blue’s program she was forced to take one year off due to a knee injury; tearing her ACL and MCL. She was the Most Valuable Player during her 2013-2014 season where her team earned a trip to the CCAA National Tournament by making it to the PacWest Conference Final where she helped her team to a silver medal.

Sarah also is involved with Volleyball camps within the greater Vancouver area as well as coaching with BCO volleyball teams. Finally, she hopes to continue her career as a Volleyball player through constant improvement. As she continues her career as an athlete she is also working to finish her degree in Business.

sarah@moreiraperformance.com