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Six Pack Recruiting Sports | Dale Ann Melnick

Dale Ann Melnick

Founder & Head Recruiter of SPRS

Dale, an NCCP Level 3 trained coach with a Masters in Business Administration specializing in Organizational Behavior, brings a wealth of experience to Six Pack Recruiting Sports.

With over 20 years of coaching experience from grass roots to the Canadian Junior National team, Dale has been the driving force behind many programs and coaches across Canada.  Summer 2022, Dale returned to the Canadian National Team as the Team Lead for the Senior Women’s team.  2018, Melnick led the Canadian Youth National Team to a silver medal at NORCECA championships in Honduras for the first time in 20 years, followed by a 14th place finish at 18U World Championships in Egypt 2019. Dale has set her sights on supporting and mentoring athletes in the world of recruitment throughout Canada, the United States and overseas.

2023 Team Lead, Senior National Team, Pan America Cup

2022, Team Lead, Senior National Team, World Championship, 10th place finish

2022, Team Lead, Senior National Team, VNL Calgary

2019, Assistant Coach, U18 World Championships Egypt

2018, Head Coach U17 Youth National Team Honduras

  • Silver Medal NORCECA championships
  • 4th place USHP Tulsa, OK

2017, Assistant Coach, Junior National Team
2016, Assistant Coach, Junior National Team
2015, Head Coach, U16 Team Ontario Gold medalist, National Team Challenge Cup

2015, Assistant Coach, Youth National Team
2013, Assistant Coach, Canada Games Team Ontario U20

In 2011, Melnick returned to coaching after a 12-year hiatus. In the CIS coaching ranks she was the head coach at the University of Western Ontario in 1995-96 and worked as an assistant coach at the University of Guelph from 1996-99. She was also the head coach of the Region 3 Ontario Team in 1995.

As a university student-athlete, Melnick had great success capturing four conference titles. She began her university career at the University of Georgia where she was a member of the UGA Hall of Fame and two time Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship team in 1985 and 1986.

She returned to Canada and played at York University where she was part of the York University dynasty in the early 90’s capturing two OUA Championships in 1993 and 1994. She also played professional beach volleyball for 10 years from 1990-99 on both the national and international circuit all while coaching and mentoring high performance athletes.

Meet the Team

A Family Affair

The cat’s out of the bag – we’re family! Dale is married to Lexi’s dad, making her the evil-wicked step-mother and Lexi, Cinderella. ✨

Six Pack Recruiting Sports has been a family owned and operated company since Day 1.

Back in November of 2018, Dale had finally pulled the trigger on something she had been mulling over for months – to start a recruiting company for Canadian athletes, looking to play post-secondary on either side of the border. 

As Lexi has a background in web design and marketing, it was a natural fit that Dale hired her for the job. And it’s been a dream ever since!

Together, we’ve travelled far and wide across North America to watch Six Pack athletes play and meet coaches. Our favourite location thus far?  Omaha in the dead of winter, of course!

Since 2018, we’ve gained another addition to the Six Pack team; Dale’s son, Dallas.

Dallas is the one to thank for gathering the details of over 2,000 schools of various divisions and conferences across Canada and the U.S. He also works closely with the boys, doing what he loves most, talking volleyball.

Six Pack Recruiting Team Lexi and Dale

Meet Lexi

Lexi Banfai Six Pack Recruiting Sports

Lexi Banfai

Web Developer & Head of Marketing at SPRS

You may have seen Lexi at OVA events across Ontario – She’s the one behind Six Pack’s iconic orange and purple brand! Lexi is an integral cog in the SPRS wheel; working with athletes to perfect their athletic profiles, designing marketing materials and spreading the SPRS brand far and wide.

If there’s one thing to know about Lexi, it’s that she loves exploring the different adventures of life – including her career! 

While studying Marketing at the University of Ottawa, Lexi started her career in marketing, representing many brands such as Kinder, Via Rail and TD Bank. Simultaneously, she was introduced to the world of web design. As a creative individual with no hands-on artistic skills, she thought this was a perfect opportunity to apply her knowledge of marketing along with her desire to create. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Commerce, she worked in sales for an integrated marketing agency, as well as freelanced her web design work.

In 2015, her career took an unexpected turn, however, this time it went global! She received her certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), packed her bags and headed off to Thailand for an adventure of a lifetime! She taught English to over 1,000 students aged 9 to 12 years at a semi-private elementary school in the middle of a Thai village. She even learned enough Thai to successfully travel around the country! Returning home after her year-long contract, she continued her teaching career online to Chinese children aged 2 to 12 years. Boy, those were some early mornings! 

In 2017, she was off yet again on another year-long teaching contract. This time to the coastal city of Piura, Peru as a Professor of the Universidad de Piura. Teaching at the university level was incredibly rewarding and Lexi is still in contact with many of her former students today. And yes, she did hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Another year flew by and she returned home thinking, “what’s next?”

Luckily, Lexi’s family owned an online business that she could work for, for the time being. That was until two months later, in November 2018, when Dale exclaimed, “I’m starting a recruiting company for Canadian athletes and you’re designing my website! You have 48 hours to get it live.” Okay… How could Lexi say no? Thus the birth of Six Pack Recruiting! From the very beginning our goal was to redefine ‘recruiting support’ and create a brand that was bold and fun! Stepping away from the conventional red or blue branding colours, we wanted to be different – orange and purple it is! If you got a chance to see that first website, it was very orange

Lexi’s multifaceted career took yet another turn when, in 2020, she decided to get certified in Life Coaching from the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy. Lexi’s passion for life coaching stems from her obsession with creating her own conscious happiness and sharing it with others. Specializing in fostering positive mindset habits, Lexi has worked with young adults alike. 

Today, Lexi works full time developing the website you see today and supporting Six Pack athletes with their online profiles, email edits and mindset coaching. What Lexi cherishes most about working with Six Pack is that she gets to meld together all of her favourite careers into one. She’s gotten the pleasure of creating something out of nothing and continues to be a part of something that’s bigger than just her and Dale. Lexi is incredibly proud of all the athletes Six Pack has supported over the years. Let’s get you signed! 


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