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Girls Club News:

12/1/18
Player Fees are due at this time for all 11U-14U teams. The 15U-18U teams have their first installments due on December 15th. See our Documents page for the Payment Instructions/Options available to you!

11/25/18
Practices start up this week! Reach out to your coach if you have not yet heard confirmation on the proposed practice times we have listed below. They will be able to send you a link to your Team's TeamUp Calendar so you will have ready access to all your team's scheduled practices and events!

11/18/18
The Girls 2018/19 Club Tryouts have been completed, but we still have a few spots open in the 11U & 12U age teams.

Practices times will be T/Th from 4:30-6pm or 6-7:30pm, with additional Friday practices 1-2 times a month. Please see our Documents page for necessary tryout paperwork and reach out to us if you have any queations! We can be reached at info@cluboneaz.com

 

See our FAQ Section below for answers to all your Tryout questions!


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Club One Tryout Preparation & Schedule

Preparation for Tryouts:

  1. Come meet us at a Pre-Tryout Clinic, Open Gym or Club One Open House (see schedules above).
  2. Register for USAV Membership.
  3. Collect and complete all necessary paperwork prior to tryout (see Documents page).
  4. Register for Club One Tryout (see Documents page).

**See our FAQ Section below for all the details on each of the above steps**

 

Club One AZ Evaluation Criteria

Teams in each of the different age groups will be selected based on the following criteria as evidenced by our staff before and during the Tryout day:

  • Dynamic Volleyball Skills - passing, setting, hitting, blocking, defense, serving.
  • Volleyball IQ - game & court awareness, transition, and knowledgeable execution of volleyball skills in a game situation.
  • Athleticism - speed, strength, agility.
  • Attitude - individually and with others; coach-ability.
  • Work Ethic - effort, determination, desire and competitiveness.

Though prior experience should provide an advantage for many, it is not a requirement to make one of the Club One teams. Our coaching staff will evaluate each player, and team coaches will make selections based on the above criteria, position specifications, and the number of girls that will be carried on each team.

 


Club One Teams & Coaching Assignments - 2018/19 Season Assignments

We are so proud of the staff that we have a Club One! Some of the best peeps in the world! We hope you have an opportunity to get to know them better as we approach our tryout dates. Below are the teams we are proposing to field this coming season and the coaching staff that we are planning to train them.

Click on the coaches name to see their Bio :o)

Team
Staff

18Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-6pm)


Kelsey Girts

Dave Girts


Corrine Blain

18Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Peggy Bauer

Gil Wartell


Arian Bunthanom

17Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Geoff Horewitch

Cassie Ronda

Kristina Lavrisha

17Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-6pm)


Quinton Kraeer
Raiyen Fielding  

17/18Silver

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Shannon McMillian
Jenna Hopkins  

16Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(5:30-7:30pm)


Shelly Johnson

Allison Summers

Jimmy White

16Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Jacob Kelty

Bri Keller-Galley

Caitlan Sammons

16Silver

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Mary Lines

Jen Lines
 

16Blue

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-5:30pm)


Jerry Rosenberg
Jess Blum


Christine Winkelman

15/16Red

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-5:30pm)

 


Orlando Carrillo

Mahea Rubin
 

15Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-6pm)


Fred Mann

Justin Marshall


15Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(5-7pm)


Janie Tomasek

Adria Heriot
Christina Renteria

15Silver

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Michael Shannon
Jordan Hill  

15Blue

Proposed practice T/TH
(4-5:30pm)


Kristle Schulz

Megan Morgan
 

14Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Tony Lee

Tyler Ehlbech

Dion DeGuzan

14Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(5:30-7:30pm)


Jenn Moore

Mercedes Binns

Kandyce Burn

14Silver

Proposed practice
T
(7:30-9:30pm)
TH
(6-7:30pm)


Caren Coe

Kat McCullough
 

14Blue

Proposed practice T/TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Kris Maglunog


Jess Murphy
 

14Red

Proposed practice T/TH
(6-7:30pm)


Anna Stone

Sara Ramirez
 

14Yellow

Proposed practice T/TH
(6-7:30pm)


Alida Jimenez
Tristan Barta  

13Platinum

Proposed practice
T
(6-7:30pm)
TH
(7:30-9:30pm)


Justin Marshall

Brian Wagner

13Blue

Proposed practice T/TH
(6-7:30pm)

 


Christy Wilson


Brooke Donnely
 

12Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(6-7:30pm)


Tony Lee

Paige Padilla
 

12Gold

Proposed practice T/TH
(4:30-6pm)


Eric Hodgson


Mandy Rohde
Makena Christiansen

11Platinum

Proposed practice T/TH
(4:30-6pm)


Lindy Ramsland

Hannah Clay

 

12Blue

Proposed practice T/TH
(6-7:30pm)


Jenni Keller

Inga Solomons
 

 


It takes some magic to get all these uniform boxes organized for distribution for sure! How does she do it?

 

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Club One COACHES

Below is our Club One coaching staff. Please take a minute to get to know them - what drives them to coach this awesome game of volleyball, as well as what they enjoy outside of the gym :o)  We are fortunate to have such a diverse and dedicated group of people on our Club One staff!

Learning and Growing Together!

 

 

Adria Hariot

Adria was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and has coached with Club One since 2016. She graduated from Barry Goldwater High School, where she played two years on varsity and broke two records her senior year: one for most assists in a season and the other for most aces in a season. She played club for six years and currently plays at South Mountain Community College as a setter while working on her business degree.

Adria loves to swim, play beach volleyball, hike, and hang out with her friends and family. She is very passionate about coaching and playing volleyball.

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Alida Jimenez

 

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Allison Summers

Allison was born in Arizona but grew up in California playing for Santa Monica Beach Club and West Ranch High School, where she was a four-year letter winner and starting outside hitter. She was elected Most Valuable Player four times, selected twice to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-League First Team and recognized as a three-time CIF Athletic Scholar. She also served as a team captain her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

Allison then earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to play libero for the University of Georgia, where she completed her Bachelor's in Communication Studies and her Master's in Sports Management. She ranked second in career digs while at Georgia. Allison has been with Club One since 2016.

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Anna Stone

A Club One coach since 2016, Anna is an Arizona native whose love of volleyball began around age eight. She attended Fountain Hills High School where she was a three-year varsity starter and two-year varsity captain. She was awarded Second Team and First Team All-State honors in 2009 and 2010, and she holds the FHHS record for most career blocks and single season assists. After high school, Anna attended Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business on a full-ride academic scholarship. During her four years there, she continued to play volleyball at open gyms and on intramural teams. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2015.

Anna has six years of club volleyball playing experience and five years of coaching experience. She is excited to continue sharing her love of the sport as a coach for Club One.

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Arian Bunthanom

 

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Bri Keller-Galley

Bri is an Arizona native and an alumni of Corona del Sol HS and Arizona State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business . Bri grew up in a volleyball family, starting to play herself at age 7, and fell in love with the sport. She began playing at Club One during our inaugural season in 2010 and joined our coaching staff the following year.

Bri also coaches in our One Beach program, helping run our sand tournaments, and has been an assistant coach for boys program over the years. And because she can't get enough, she coaches both boys and girls volleyball at Corona del Sol. In her free time, she likes to play sand volleyball and games with her friends. Bri is excited to continue teaching young athletes the skills of volleyball and sharing her love of the game with them.

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Brian Wagner

Brian is an Arizona native and graduate of Mountain Pointe High School. He has been coaching volleyball at the club and high school levels since 2003.

Brian started his volleyball career at Mountain Pointe and in 1999 his team won the Arizona State Volleyball Championships and he was honored as state “Player of the Year.” Following high school, Brian continued to play at Loyola Marymount University and then Pepperdine University where he was part of two “Final Four” teams under the tutalage of Volleyball Hall of Fame coach, Marv Dunphy. After graduation, Brian relocated back to Arizona and began coaching high school and club volleyball. As a high school assistant coach, Brian has been part of two boy’s state championship teams and one girl’s state runner-up team at Mountain Pointe. Since 2013, he has served as the varsity assistant at Perry High School.

Brian still plays both indoor and beach competitively whenever the opportunity arises. He considers his family and coaching his passions. We are pleased to have him part of the Club One staff.

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Brittney Kraeer

 

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Brooke Donnely

 

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Caitlan Sammons

Caitlan was born in Idaho as the youngest of four and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. She graduated from Basha High School in 2016 and currently attends school and plays volleyball at Benedictine University in Mesa, Arizona.

Caitlan started playing volleyball at age ten after watching her older brother play club and school volleyball and deciding that it looked fun. She first played for Molten Volleyball and eventually ended up at Club One, where she played on the 16 Platinum, 17 Platinum, and 18 Platinum teams. She and the 18 Platinum squad won the AZ Regional Championships in 2016 and later went on to win a bronze medal at the Girls Junior National Championships in Milwaukee, WI.

Caitlan has coached with Club One since 2014, first as a junior assistant while she was still a high school athlete. She enjoys sharing her love of the game with younger players and is looking forward to continuing to coach.

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Caren Coe

Caren grew up in Arizona, playing for several clubs, and finishing off her club career at Club One in its inaugural season. She went on to attend Missouri Valley College to play volleyball there as a DS/Libero. After a year in Missouri she decided to return to Arizona and finished her degree at Arizona State University.

Caren has been playing volleyball for over 15 years and has coaches for 5 years at various age levels in both club and high school. She has been on the Club One coaching staff since 2016. In her spare time she enjoys watching the latest on Netflix and hanging our with her kittens.

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Cassie Ronda

Cassie played four years of Division I volleyball at University of Denver from 2010-2013. During that time, large portions of her summer and winter breaks were spent in Arizona helping with various admin and coaching tasks at Club One. She officially joined the Club One coaching staff in 2014, after graduating from DU with degrees in Biology and English. Cassie is an alumna of homeschooling and the Corona del Sol volleyball program, where her team finished state runner-up her senior season.

Cassie was raised in San Luis Obispo, CA before moving to Chandler in 1995, and she is happy to be living in the Valley of the Sun once again. Since returning from Denver, she entered into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU and completed her Masters Degree in Journalism in 2015. Cassie works as a Marketing Director and assistant to the President at Phoenix Christian High School, while also head coaching the Jr Varsity squad there. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading four books at a time, and sharing her love for the sport of volleyball :-)

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Christina Renteria

 

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Christine Winkelman

 

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Christy Wison

 

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Corrine Blaine

Corrine is a Southern California native and has been playing/coaching volleyball since 2006. She graduated from Chapman University in Orange, CA, where she was the starting setter for the women’s volleyball team. Corrine earned All-American and AVCA All-West First Team honors, and she was ranked number one in the nation for assists per set. She holds Chapman University’s school record of overall career assists and assists per season. After her playing career was completed, she was asked to join the Chapman coaching staff as an assistant coach. She coached for one season before moving to Arizona in 2015 to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Arizona State University.

During her four years in college, Corrine was a volleyball official for the Southern California Volleyball Association. Her volleyball coaching career initially started during college when she coached at Simi Valley High School and Agoura High School over the summers. She also coached at Reef Volleyball Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, after graduating college. Corrine enjoys sharing the great game of volleyball with young athletes and is excited to be part of the Club One family!

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David Girts

David is a New York native who moved to Phoenix in 2011 after completing his first degree in Sports Management at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. He played two years of collegiate volleyball at Medaille, where his team broke into the top four of NCAA Division III rankings during his senior season. Prior to attending Medaille, he was the acting student assistant for the New Mexico State volleyball program under Mike Jordan. David has been a head coach with Club One since 2011, and he loves giving back to the game that gave him so much.

David recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is working as an applications engineer at Optical Gaging products. He loves competition, and when he isn’t in the gym coaching or playing volleyball he can be found playing soccer or basketball. David has the privilege to be married to Assistant Club Director and fellow coach, Kelsey Girts. They love spending time with their dogs Harlow and Coda. David and Kelsey consider many of the Club One coaches part of their family and are very happy to have such a great group of support around them.

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David Ronda - Club Director

David is a native of Santa Cruz, CA, and spent over thirty years living on California’s beautiful central coast. He grew up playing sports year-round, with a special affinity early on for basketball, cross-country, and track. He took his running career to college and competed for Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the intermediate and high hurdles. It was during this phase of his life that he honed in on his volleyball pursuits, switching gears from track & field to men’s volleyball at Cal Poly. David has enjoyed coaching the sport for over 14 years and has transferred his love of the game to his three daughters and his son.

Though very competitive by nature, David’s primary desire is for each player at Club One to grow in their skills as an individual within the team environment. He is inspired by many, but loves this quote by legendary coach John Wooden: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” Always looking to learn more about the sport and how to motivate others, David has completed both the beach and indoor coaching accreditation programs sponsored by USA Volleyball (BCAP I & CAP I) and numerous coaching clinics.

David and his bride, Larisa, have been married since 1989, and they have four kids who think their dad is pretty awesome - he thinks they are pretty awesome, too :-)

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Dion DeGuzman

Dion was a three year Varsity letter earner at Corona del Sol High School as a DS/Lib for the Aztecs. He earned many other USAV accolades while playing club for Aspire Volleyball Club from his 14U season through 18U.

Dion is currently studying Secondary Education and English as Arizona State University. Though he has many other talents and interests, he loves the sport of volleyball. His desire is to share that passion and knowledge while serving as an inspiration for the players he coaches. He wants to push them to their limit and help them grow as individuals on and off the court. We are glad to have him on our staff!

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Eric Hodgson

Eric is the Director of Outreach for the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball. He wears many hats in that role: Coaching Education Director, PR-Marketing Director, etc. Eric was instrumental in starting the Arizona Region's High Performance Program from inception until 2012. His job as Outreach Director takes him to places where there is no volleyball, including inner city schools and Native American Reservations. Eric also works with PE teachers, clubs and parents to help educate and develop programs to grow the sport.

In some of his "free time" during the summer, Eric works with Gold Medal Squared conducting camps and clinics for all age levels. His passion for leading camps and clinics has taken him to several countries including Canada, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. Eric recently served as the US Embassy Sports Envoy to the Philippine Islands.

To say the least, Eric is one busy guy, serving the volleyball community because of his passion for the sport. We are proud to have him on our staff!

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Fred Mann

Fred has been deeply entrenched in the Arizona Volleyball community for well over 20 years. He is currently in his 6th season as the Perry Girls Head Volleyball Coach. He previously lead the boys and girls programs at Mountain Pointe HS to a combined eight State Championships! Fred lead the Pride boys to State titles in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2009 and the girls to the 2001 Championships. Most recently, Fred lead the 2018 Perry girls Beach Volleyball team to the State Title!

Fred serves as a guidance counselor overseeing the STEM program at Perry HS. Born and raised in South Africa, he served a two-year mandatory military service in the Parachute Battalion and went on to play as an outside hitter in college for a National Championship team. Fred then moved to the US in 1991 at the age of 25 where he continued to play beach volleyball until 1995. Fred and his wife Angie, have three children, Levi, Kaylee and Morgan. Welcome to the team!

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Gil Wartell

Gil is Florida native and an avid volleyball enthusiast. Although only introduced to sand volleyball in high school, he immersed himself in both indoor and sand (rec, intramural, men’s club) while pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida. Since relocating to Arizona, Gil has continued to play recreationally and competitively in a plethora of events around the valley. Though his passion for volleyball has not abated, he wishes he could still jump in like he used to!

Gil has been with Club One since 2014, but he has been coaching at the club level since 2003. During that time, he has worked with all club age groups as either an assistant or head coach, making 6 trips to USAV Junior Nationals, including one with 17 Platinum in 2014. Additionally, his time coaching at Desert Vista High School (two-time state runner-up), Chaparral High School and now Corona del Sol High School has exposed Gil to invaluable insight and mentorship from diversely experienced coaching staffs. Gil’s analytical background makes him extremely attuned to details in applying these lessons learned, specifically in executing proper fundamentals in every facet of the game. His favorite aspect of coaching is the opportunity for continuous professional growth, which derives from an insatiable hunger for learning more effective techniques and strategies, along with the fresh challenges and potential that each new season’ athletes bring to a team.

Outside of volleyball, Gil enjoys spending time with friends and family and performing music with various ensembles, including the Tempe Symphony Orchestra.

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Geoff Horewitch

An Arizona native, Geoff grew up in Chandler and played four years of high school volleyball at Corona del Sol. He also played club volleyball for Platinum, Team AZ and Primitive. While at Corona, he earned a varsity letter for volleyball and another for swim & dive.

After graduating, Geoff attended University of Arizona and was a manager for the women’s Division I volleyball team all four years. At Arizona, he was able to work with some of the best players in the nation, alongside coaches Dave Rubio, Steve Walker, Dana Burkholder and Chris Gonzalez. Geoff also played on the Arizona men’s club team for one season. During his junior and senior years, he was an assistant coach for the UA women’s club volleyball team. During his senior year, Geoff was an assistant coach at Rincon High School in Tucson for the boys’ volleyball team when they took second in state.

Geoff graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S.E. in Physical Education. After coaching the boys’ and girls’ JV teams at Marcos de Niza High School for four years, he joined the coaching staff at Corona in 2014, where he is currently the head coach for the CdS Boys program while heading the Girls JV team as well. There is no such thing as too much volleyball for Geoff!

During his time away from the court, Geoff enjoys going mountain biking.

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Hannah Clay

Hannah is a native of Arizona and started playing volleyball when she was very young. She played Varsity softball and volleyball while at Valley Christian High School. Hannah was a starter on both teams during her junior and senior seasons, and her teams reached the semi-finals in the state playoffs both years!

Hannah received many accolades and achievements through her high school athletic career but chose to focus on her academics after graduation. She is a recent graduate from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Marketing. Along with attending GCU, she was still able to share her love for the sport by coaching both high school and club volleyball. Hannah has been coaching at Club One since 2015 and is excited to be able to provide a positive role model for her girls while helping them develop their skills in the sport she loves so much!

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Inga Solomons

 

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Jacob Kelty

Jacob is an Arizona native who started playing volleyball as a freshman in high school. One of the things that inspired him to learn the sport was watching his sister, an All-State volleyball player in high school and later a libero/DS at Arizona State University. Jacob played on the varsity team for Basha High School for three years and earned All-Region honors his junior and senior seasons.

After graduation, he moved to California to play at Golden West College in Huntington Beach as a libero/DS. He and his team won the Junior College Championships that year, but Jacob decided to return to Arizona and continue his studies at Grand Canyon University. He recently completed a Biology degree a GCU, and he plans to attend PA school and eventually work as a dermatologist.

Jacob began coaching in 2012 and has been with Club One since 2013. He also coaches the girls program at Phoenix Country Day High School in Phoenix, AZ.

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James "Jimmy" White Jr

Jimmy has coached with Club One since 2013, and his 17 Platinum squad in 2014-15 was COV’s first 17’s team to earn a bid to the USAV Girls Junior National Championships.

Jimmy joined the Club One staff after moving to Arizona from Illinois, where he attended Southern Illinois University and earned a M.S. in Sports Administration. While in Illinois, he built up a notable foundation in volleyball coaching:

-student assistant for the SIU volleyball team from 2007-2011
-head coach for several age groups with Southern Illinois Select Volleyball Club from 2008-2013
-JV head coach/varsity assistant at Murphysboro High School
-assistant coach at John A. Logan College from 2011 until his move to AZ

At SIU, Jimmy was an assistant for the women’s program, coached and played on the men’s team, and coached a girls’ club team, all concurrently - a testament to his love of the game!

Jimmy is married and has two precious twin daughters :-)

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Janie Tomasek

Janie was born and raised in Illinois and started playing volleyball at age 10 - her parents were part of the volleyball world so it was in her blood.  She and her sister played club volleyball for 7 years at Sports Performance Volleyball, arguably the most competative club in the county, before attending Elmhurst College to play for the Bluejays. She started coaching for Sports Performance at age 20 (ages 5 to 15 year olds) and worked to become the Youth Development Director for the program in 2009.

Since moving to Arizona, Janie continued her coaching, taking her team to nationals after placing third in Colorado Crossroads Qualifier. This past year she assisted a friend develop a group of 6th & 7th graders for their school program.volleyball Club (that ran out of the school she works at. She went away from the competitive volleyball to build of skills for 6th – 7th graders which more than half the team was on her school team. So she also is the Head Junior coach at San Tan Charter School. 

Janie is an Elementary P.E. teacher at San Tan Charter School and is the Head Junior Varsity coach there.  She enjoys being near her niece and nephew to watch them grow up and taking trips to San Diego to visit her older sister.  Janie competes in half marathons, 15k's, 12k's, and 10k's and loves to explore new hiking trails.  We are excited to have Janie join the Club One family.

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Jenna Hopkins

 

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Jenni Keller

Jenni has been part of Club One since the beginning in 2010, coaching and lending a hand in a variety of ways.  Born and raised in Elmhurst, IL, Jenni was always active in sports and fell in love with volleyball in the sixth grade. She competed in high school and continues to play indoor and on the sand when she gets a chance. Jenni coached YMCA ball for several years and in 2006, with the assistance of others, started the Tempe YMCA TYgers AZ Region team, serving as club director and head coach for three years. Besides coaching, she works as an executive administrative assistant at the Western Refining, and enjoys volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Jenni enjoys seeing players learn the sport and witnessing their excitement when they learn a new skill or reach one of their goals. Her goal is to be a positive coach, helping to develop the mental and physical skills of her players.  She continues to be a cheerleader to her daughter Bri (also a COV coach) on and off the court!

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Jennifer Moore

Jenn was born in Wurzburg, Germany, but came to the states a few years after and was raised in Michigan. She started playing volleyball at ten years old, and fell in love with the sport. Jenn played all four years on her high school varsity team as starting libero, earning First Team All-State honors each year. Jenn's club team earned bids to Junior Nationals each of the four seasons that she played. She also coached 12s, 13s, and 15s team while there.

After graduation, she went to play at SC4, a community college in Michigan, helping them defend a national title as their starting libero. Jenn went on to play three more years at Oakland University, also as a libero. She joined the Club One staff in 2016.

In her free time, you will find Jenn training in the sand and traveling for beach volleyball tournaments. Besides coaching indoors, Jenn is on the One Beach staff. She's excited to share the love and knowledge she has for the game, while growing it in others.

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Jen Lines

Jen was born in The Hague, Netherlands but was raised in San Diego, CA. She grew up playing competitive softball, but when she reached 6'0" going into high school, she decided to try volleyball and basketball. Jen played on varsity all four years in high school for both volleyball and basketball, earning numerous accolades and awards. She played club volleyball for three years at San Diego Volleyball Club before being recruited to play on scholarship at College of Southern Idaho where she and her team were back-to-back National Champions. She played one more season at Henderson State University after getting married and then moved to Mesa, AZ to be close to family and start one of her own.

Jen started coaching club volleyball in 2007, as co-head coach for 17s and 18s teams, and continued through the 2015 season, assisting in the 12s, 13s, and 14s age groups. She joined the Club One staff in 2016. Jen enjoys helping the girls reach their goals, develop their fundamental skills, and build their leadership skills by being positive teammates. She loves all aspects of the game and the many life/character-building lessons that can be learned from it.

Jen is married to Steven Lines, and they have three daughters: Kaitlyn, Aubrey, and Maren.

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Jerry Rosenberg - Coaching Lead

Jerry has over 30 years of coaching experience and has been with Club One since 2010. His proficiency at developing skilled players is well known throughout the AZ Region, as he has trained some of the best players to come out of Arizona over the span of his career. Jerry values hard work and determination, always looking for overall improvement — from one practice, one game, one tournament to the next. He is a great asset to Club One, with an eye for quality skill mechanics that is not easily matched. Along with his team coaching duties, Jerry helps in setting the standard of skills excellence across our coaching staff.

Jerry has two daughters and, when not coaching, works for American Airlines as a flight attendant. He has friends all over the country, it seems, because of it!

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Jessica Murphy

Jessica was born in California, but spent most her life growing up in Colorado before moving to Arizona in 2010. She is a graduate of Corona del Sol High School and currently studies Speech and Hearing Sciences at Arizona State University.

Jessica started playing club volleyball in 2010 and also played 4 years in Corona del Sol's volleyball program where she was a starting middle on the 2016 State Championship team.

Jessica is excited to share her knowledge of the game with other girls who have the same goals as she did when she was their age. In her free time, Jessica likes to cook, craft and hang out with her friends, family and dog.

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Jess Blum

 

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Joaquin Santa Cruz

Joaquin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has coached with Club One since 2011. He graduated from Westview High School in 2009, a three-year letterman for the school's varsity baseball team, earning All-Region honors in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, Joaquin was a part of Litchfield Park Juniors Boys 18U volleyball team as a setter, and in 2009, he played for Zia Athletic Club as a defensive specialist and outside hitter.

Joaquin accepted a scholarship to play Men's Volleyball at Ottawa University in Surprise, AZ this past Fall and is preparing now for his first season with the Spirit while studying Business Leadership and Management there.

During his free time, Joaquin enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and his dog, Oakley. He is excited to be part of the Club One family and loves sharing his knowledge of volleyball with Arizona's up-and-coming athletes!

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Jordan Hill

 

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Justin Marshall

A Club One coach since 2011, Justin is a native Arizonan who has taken every opportunity to enjoy the year-round sunshine and be involved in sports. His love for sports started with baseball when he was four years old. He played many years of Little League baseball and was recruited to a club baseball team that won a National Championship and two State Championships. While in junior high, Justin discovered volleyball and it has been his passion ever since. He was a three-year varsity player at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, playing defensive specialist for two years before changing positions to be the starting setter his senior year. He was selected to the All-Region First Team and was awarded All-State honorable mention his senior year.

Since high school, Justin has focused his attention on the sand game and earned his AAA sand rating in Arizona. He is currently the beach volleyball coach at Corona del Sol high school. Justin’s coaching philosophy emphasizes more than just volleyball skills; he tries to instill life skills within his players as well by showing them that positive communication, hard work and passion can take you far in life.

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Kandyce Burn

 

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Kat McCullough

Kat is an Arizona native and 2017 graduate from Queen Creek High School. She played varsity volleyball all four years there and was second team all region libero her senior season. Kat has played for Club One for 5 years and loved every minute of it!

Kat is currently playing for Benedictine University in Mesa, AZ as their setter while studying pre med. She is excited to be able to give back to the program she has spent so much of her time with. It is her goal to impart knowledge and skill delvelopment to her players in order for them to beome the best competitors possible. Kat strives to encourage teamwork and hopes to be an inspiration to young women who share her love of volleyball.

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Kayla Stark

Kayla is practically a native of Arizona, as she has lived here since she was 2yr old. When her older sister, Cassie, started playing volleyball in Jr. High, Kayla wanted to play too, of course! She found it so much fun, she played all through her school years - high school at Corona del Sol, and more recently in college at LeTourneau University, graduating in 2016.

Volleyball has been a big part of the Ronda family, and Kayla was part of Club One's inaugural season in 2010 - when it was named Barcelona Volleyball. Kayla's favorite part of Club One is the family atmoshphere it provides for coaches, players, and their families. She says it still feels like home when she walks in the gym, even after completing her club play many years ago! Kayla enjoys helping with various Open Gyms, Clinics and Tryouts - giving a smiling face at any Club One event she has the opportunity to be at.

Outside the gym, Kayla works as a Marketing Director for an investment firm in Tempe. She enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Phil.

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Kelsey Girts - Associate Club Director

Kelsey has been the head coach for the 18 Platinum team since Club One began in 2010. Her teams have consistently over performed under her leadership, winning the AZ Region National Qualifier the past three seasons - culminating to visits to the Girl's Jr. National Championships in Minneapolis, MN, New Orleans, LA and Dallas, TX respectively. 

Kelsey was born in Wayne, Nebraska and lettered on the state semi-final team her freshmen year before her family moved to Littleton, Colorado. She went on to play her last three years of high school volleyball at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton where she was a three year starter and named first team All-Conference for both her junior and senior years. She played club volleyball for both Colorado Juniors and Juggernaut Volleyball Club while in Littleton, and her 2005 Colorado Jrs team won the National Division at JO's. Kelsey earned a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball at the University of Buffalo in New York where she was a four year starter and earned numerous MAC Conference honors. In addition to continuing her competition indoors, she has become quite an accomplished beach volleyball player, qualifying to represent Arizona in the Barefoot Wine ProAm held in Florida. She looks forward to building a positive learning environment that will prepare her athletes for college and beyond. 

Kelsey earned her undergratuate degree in Early Childhood Education in May of 2010 and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Personal Trainer. Kelsey is employed at The Boeing Company as a Health & Fitness Specialist performing personal training and nutrution consultation while delivering all of the Well Being programs for their Mesa site emplyees. Outside of volleyball Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband David Girts, baby girl Finley, and their two dogs Harlow and Blue.

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Kris Maglunog

Kris is excited to start his 5th season coaching at Club One! He is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Horizon Honors - 2A State Champions in 2016, and back-to-back Region Champions. Kris received the Region Coach of the year awards in 2015 and 2016, and the 2A Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2016. He is also going into his third season as the Beach volleyball coach at Horizon Honors, his team finishing in the final four last year!

Kris was born in Houston, TX and moved to Mesa at the beginning of middle school. He attended Skyline High School and played 3 years of volleyball there. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with an education degree and has been teaching math at Horizon Honors ever since! His goal as a coach is to share his love and passion for the game, while setting high standards of teamwork, leadership, and effort. He believes that perfect effort > perfect outcome.

Kris married the love of his life, Belle, in March of 2016. They have a daughter, Luna, born January 2017, and a dog Lucy! Off the court, you can find him spending time with his family or on the golf course!

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Kristina Lavrisha

Krisitina was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She has been around volleyball her whole life, her father being a collegiate coach, and she grew up playing club as well coaching camps and clinics each summer since high school. Kristina's 2010 club team won the Girls Jr. Nationals 18 Club division. She went on to play four years at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA as an outside hitter and libero, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. After gratuation, Kristina took the opportunity to play professionally for a year in Madrid, Spain for Club Voleibol Alcobendas.

Since returning to the states, Kristina has settled in Scottsdale and works as an Accounts Manager for a tech healthcare company. During her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and sharing her love of the game with the next generation!

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Kristle Schulz

Kristle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She played a lot of sports growing up, but decided in 5th grade that volleyball was her passion. In high school, she played for Xavier College Prep and was blessed to have been part of their three consecutive state championship teams. She went on to play club volleyball for the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) and in 2013 her team finished second at Nationals. She graduated from U of A this past Spring with a Masters in Computer Science.

Kristle works as Software Engineer in Phoenix and loves coaching at Club One in her free time. When she's not playing volleyball, she can be found watching superhero movies, reading, or playing piano. She is looking forward to cultivating a love of the game that lasts beyond the end of the season.

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Larisa Ronda - Club Director

Larisa is a multi-tasker, who keeps God, family, and physical activity, as main courses on her daily menu. She has been coaching volleyball for over 14 years and looks forward to each season and the opportunity to grow the game, one kid at a time. She has a passion for quality skills training, as well as character building. She feels that sports are a wasted experience if there isn't learning and growth on all fronts: skills, character, and relationship building.

Larisa's athletic career spans several decades in various sports, including high school and club volleyball, as well as softball, which she carried into college, playing at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Most recently, her competitive bent has led her to more individual sports such as running and hiking. Her experience qualifying for the Boston Marathon taught her more about perseverance, goal setting, and hard work than all her other sports experiences combined!

Larisa is the mother of one fun-loving, problem-solving son, and three wonderful, volleyball-playing daughters. When not multi-tasking to keep the wheels turning at home, work, and Club One, she can be found visiting with her husband, David, or trekking up and down the trails of South Mountain Preserve – her home away from home.

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Lindy Ramsland

Lindy is an Arizona native and a 2013 graduate from Valley Christian High School. She was a member of the State Championship Volleyball and Track and Field teams during her freshman year. Lindy led the Trojans in digs her sophomore, junior and senior years and led the team in kills and aces her junior and senior year.

Lindy accepted a volleyball scholarship at Colorado Christian University and was enjoying a successful freshman season before her playing career was cut short after receiving her 4th concussion. She decided she wanted to utilize her volleyball experience to help other girls develop their abilities. Lindy is the head coach for the Varsity program at Tempe Prep High School and is excited to continue coaching at Club One.

When outside of volleyball, Lindy enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two brothers, Stephen and Andrew and two sisters, Kalei and Ellie and her husband Jeremy.

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Lisa Naughton

Lisa is a native of Southern California. She grew up in the South Bay and began playing volleyball in the 5th grade. She attended Cal State Northridge on a Volleyball Scholarship.

After college Lisa taught Health and Physical Education at St. Bernard’s High School, her alma-mater. She served as the Head Volleyball and Softball coach as well as the Assistant Athletic Director while there.

Prior to relocating the family to Chandler Arizona in 1994 she worked as the Administrative Assistant for Paul Westhead, Jay Hillock and John Olive in the Men’s Basketball Office at Loyola Marymount University.

In 1994 Lisa moved to Arizona where she and her husband ran Ident-A-Kid Services of America. When her daughter Christy began playing volleyball in middle school, Lisa naturally fell back into the volleyball flow assisting various clubs throughout the valley. Eventually her work with the clubs allowed her to step into her current position with the Arizona Region as the Registrar. We are thrilled to have Lisa on our staff and know that her tenure will continue to make us better :o)

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Makena Christiansen

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Mandy Rohde

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Mary Lines

Mary was born in Mesa, AZ, but now lives in Gilbert. She started playing volleyball with her family when she was very young, being the youngest of 10 siblings. Mary played varsity softball and volleyball at Westwood High School in Mesa and received an award her senior year for Most Outstanding Female Athlete. She received a full scholarship for volleyball to Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ and after her two years there Mary walked on to the Northern Arizona University team as a red-shirt Junior. She received the Big Sky Top Newcomer of the Year award after her first season and Most Inspirational player award after her Senior year. Mary gratuated from NAU with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Athletic Coaching.

After graduating, she was certified as an EMT and began training to become a Firefighter. In the middle of her training she received a different job offer at the company she now work for and has been with for the past 16 years. In her spare time Mary loves to build and create DYI projects for my home. While projects and coaching volleyball take up a lot of her free time, she still makes time to play softball on two different city teams, women's and co-ed.

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Megan Morgan

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Mercedes Binns

Mercedes was born in Orlando, Florida, but moved to Southern California during her high school years where she first began playing volleyball. A 2011 graduate of South Pasadena High School, she earned First Team All Rio-Hondo League honors in 2009 and 2010. Merecedes played for Club West through her high school years and earned a scholarship to play volleyball at Arizona State University as a middle blocker. She had a stellar career at ASU, playing for Jason Watson, and finished her time there ranked No. 8 on the All-Time list with 331 total blocks.

It was during this time at ASU that Mercedes desire to share this sport with others began to blosom. She began coaching clinics and in 2012 started coaching club as well. Mercedes joined the Club One coaching staff in 2014 and appreciates the love and care the organization provides to each and every player & family. She is excited to see the growth this season will bring!

Mercedes now works for TEKsystems in Phoenix, AZ as a Human Resource representative.

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Michael Shannon

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Orlando Carrillo

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Paige Padilla

Paige was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She started playing softball as a youth, but in sixth grade fell in love with volleyball - joining Club One soon after. She has played on five Club One teams since the age of 12, and if you can't find her in the gym you will probably find her out on the sand courts as part of the One Beach Select group.

Paige attends Perry High School and will be graduating with the 2018 class this spring. She intends to play volleyball at the collegiate level while studying to become a physical therapist!

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Peggy Bauer

Peggy was Born in Illinois and grew up playing all sports, however, her main focus from age 7 up was competitive gymnast. Somehow she managed to fit in four years of volleyball during her high school years at the varsity level.

Just over 20 years ago Peggy moved to Arizona working as a flight attendant for 8 years, daycare provider for 3 years, and currently 10 + years as a licensed real estate agent. She is married with 3 children. While attending her kids sports she witnessed some of the best coaches a parent could ask for, and others that weren't so good. It was then that Peggy realized she needed to pursue coaching, not just for the love of the sport but for the difference she could make in a child’s life.

Peggy started coaching at the YMCA where she prided herself in giving the kids the best experience possibly while teaching them the game in hopes they would fall in love with the sport as she did. After 3 years coaching at the YMCA she began coaching at Aspire volleyball club - assistanting and head coaching 16’s, 14’s and 12’s age groups. Peggy has also coached at Chandler Prep Academy as one of the Varsity assistant coaches as well as the Junior High A squad head coach.

Peggy's goal as a coach is to help all her players set and reach their goals while building positive memory's and life long friendships. Welcome to Club One Peggy!

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Raiyen Fielding

 

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Ryan Wrublik - One Beach Director

Ryan is a native of Arizona, growing up in Wickenburg. As the son of an active volleyball player and coach, Ryan has been playing volleyball since birth. While attending Arizona State University, Ryan began to play Beach Volleyball very competitively, earning a AAA Beach rating in Arizona and a AA rating in California. He still enjoys playing beach volleyball semi-professionally, having qualified and competed in his first professional tournament this past July. Ryan graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. He started coaching the freshmen girls team at Shadow Mountain High School that same year and coached the varsity team there for 3 seasons before devoting that time to run the Club One Beach program.

Outside of coaching and playing volleyball, Ryan is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Personal Trainer, but spends all of his free time with his family (wife, Kara, son Grant and two dogs) and friends. What he enjoys most about coaching is helping players use their passion for the game to develop the important qualities that should be attained in sports: character, hard work, discipline, leadership, and teamwork.

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Sara Ramirez

 

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Shannon McMillian

Shannon is a volleyball dad who couldn't be kept out of the gym. After watching his daughter Kayla play for so many years, he couldn't wait to share his passion for the game with others.

Shannon returns to Club One for his 6th season as the 17/18 Blue Head Coach. What he enjoys most about coaching is seeing the smile on an athlete's face when they achieve something they never thought was possible. “I firmly believe an athlete should be challenged and pushed beyond their current abilities with the understanding that failure is a necessary tool for learning and growth.” Beyond developing sound skills and a strategic understanding of the sport, Shannon focuses on building a team culture grounded in strong principles and philosophies. At the base of that culture is an understanding that trust is something we EARN through our ACTIONS and devotion to others.

We are thrilled with the passion and attention to detail the Shannon brings to his teams and look forward to having him back!

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Shelly Johnson - Coaching Lead

Shelly is really looking forward to sharing her love for the sport with again this season. Her motto: “Let's build great volleyball players and have a blast doing so!!”

Shelly Johnson comes to us with coaching experience spanning almost two decades at many different levels. Most recently, she was the head volleyball coach at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado (2002-2007). While there, she led the team to their best season in school history and earned their first berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Her success throughout her stint was largely due to key impact players, tallying six All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selections, two All-Region team players, and two members of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. While in Colorado, she coached for the nationally known club - Juggernaut Volleyball Club. Prior to CSM, Shelly spent three seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Wayne State College (NE). Her main responsibilities were recruitment of high school and junior college athletes, along with assisting with all on-court duties. Shelly has served as Club Director and coach at USAV Pick Six Volleyball Club, head coach at Carl Sandburg College, in Galesburg, IL, and assistant coach at Galesburg High School.

As a player for the Wayne State Wildcats, Shelly was an NAIA All-American in 1990. A four year letter winner and currently still holds eight Wildcat records. Her 1990 team was recently inducted into the Wildcat Hall of Fame. While playing she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and earned her Master’s of Science in Education while coaching. Chandler, AZ is the place she calls home with her husband, Brian, and two young children, Owen and Ainsley. 

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Stefania Coxon

 

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Tony Lee

Tony and his family moved to Arizona in 2014, leaving the sun soaked shores of Southern California. While in So Cal, Tony enjoyed coaching all ages at Coast Volleyball Club. After 7 years he took a seat on the board of directors for Sunset Volleyball Club, where he was focused on creating a platform for players to coninue their love of indoor or beach volleyball.

Since moving to Arizona, Tony coached two seasons at Aspire Volleyball Club (15 Rox, 11 Black and 17 Black). He is also the Head JV coach at Hamilton High School and continue to lead their Beach Volleyball program that he started in 2016.

Tony is a avid reader and loves to learn. His favorite quote is "Always protect the team!". He was married in 2000 and has two great kids, Austin and Kayla Lee.

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Tristan Barta

 

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Tyler Ehlbeck

 

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ALUMNI NEWS

Class of 2017/18

So proud of the class of 2018! These Seniors (and a couple of Juniors!) really worked it hard this year. It was a joy to watch them complete at this year's Girls Jr National Championships in Southern California. Contratulations to all for reaching your goals!


18 Platinum

  • Rylie Arms (1) | Post University, CT
  • Kayla Subbert (6) | Sacramento State University, CA
  • Brianna Lopez (4) | Northern Arizona University, AZ
  • Claudia Wilson (12) | Sacramento State University, CA
  • Alyssa Wissinger (3) | Boise State University, ID
  • Kylie Fisher (11) | Southern Conneticut State, CT
  • Emma West (5) | Montana State University, MT
  • Serena Caspersen (2) | Montana State University, MT
  • Halle Razo (np) | New Mexico State University, NM

 


18 Gold

  • Lauren Lipinski (15) | Chestnut Hills College, PA
  • Tristan Barta (11) | Arizona Christian University, AZ
  • Audrey Brown (2) | Westmont College, CA
  • Lexi Hill (5) | Concordia University, IL
  • Nikasha Patel (7) | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
  • Paige Padilla (20) | Benedictine University, AZ
  • Allie Wade (9) | Texas A&M IU, TX
  • Madison Koath (19) | Smith College, MA
  • Allison Bartolone (21) | John Carrol University, OH
  • Mara Meehan (12) | Arizona Christian University, AZ

A great group of gals! Can't wait for you all to return for our next Alumni Invitational!

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4th Annual Alumni Invitational

12/21/17
Always a privilage to see our Alumni back in the gym with us! Thanks to each of you for making the effort to leave a lasting legacy - Leave It Better lives on!!



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Class of 2016/17

Another fantasic season for our Seniors on the 18Platinum team. Victors in the AZ National Qualifier and the Fiesta/MLK Classic along with a 2nd place finish at the Ohio Valley NQ, these girls earned an Open At-Large Bid to this year's Girls Jr National Championships in Dallas, TX. Congratulations ladies!

  • Alexa Smythe (7) - Montana State University, Billing, MT
  • Erica Ronda (11) - University of San Francisco, CA
  • Katie Murphy (6) - Furman University, SC
  • Lauren Forte (15) - University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Camryn Tucker (13) - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX
  • Brooke Boiseau (12) - California State University, Bakersfield, CA
  • Kiley Tonge (8) - New Mexico State University, NM
  • Jordan Schumacher (16) - University of New Orleans, LA
  • Julia Talarico (1) - Gonzaga University, WA

 

And a big shout out to the Seniors on our 18Gold team for their 2nd place finish in the Fiesta/MLK Classic as well as strong finish in the AZ National Qualifer!

  • Amanda Page - attending NAU
  • Keelan Nelson (12) - Briar Cliff University, IA
  • Kate Preudhomme (9) - Messiah College, PA
  • Kat McCullough (3) - Benedictine University, AZ
  • Thalia Korecky (11) - South Mountain CC, AZ
  • Victoria McCarty (8) - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Rae Falla - attending MCC
  • Brooke O'Meara - attending NAU
  • Jess Murphy - attending ASU

Thanks to each of you for Leaving It Better! We look forward to have you come back and visit us next year!

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3rd Annual Alumni Invitational

12/20/16
What a privilege to host so many returning players for our 3rd Annual Alumni Invitational over the December break. We started the fesitivies with a Q&A session on Recruiting where we heard stories and advice from many of our Alumni. Then we warmed up for some friendly competition with our Alumni playing our top 16-18U teams. What fun to see that our "Leave It Better" motto is so well represented!

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Class of 2015/16

Another fantasic season for our Seniors. Victors in the AZ National Qualifier and the AZ Region Championships along with a third place finish at this year's Girls Jr National Championships in Milwaukee, WI. Congratulations ladies! We look forward to have you come back and visit us next year!

  • Caitlain Sammons (7) - Benedictine University, AZ
  • Skylar Wine (9) - University of Pacific, CA
  • Emma Wright (10) - Wichita State, KS
  • Hayden Warnock (3) - California State University Northridge, CA
  • Olivia Fairchild (16) - Fordham University, NY
  • Kristen Largay (8) - American University, DC
  • Madyson Rahn - Williams Jessup University, CA

And to our other Seniors: Alexis Reeves, Baylee Fechter, Brook Hunt, Cassie Aguirre, Makena Smith, Nicolette Savage and Sarah Adams. Thanks to each of you for leaving your special mark on our program!

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2nd Annual Alumni Invitational

12/22/15
Thanks to all who joined us for our 2nd Annual Alumni Invitational during the December break! What a privilage to see so many of our graduates again and for them to give back to the program that they were so instrumental in creating. Our "Leave It Better" motto is alive and well!

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Class of 2014/15

Wow, another fantasic season for our Seniors. And so happy to see so many of our Alumni back with us on their school breaks and summer vactions. Next year's Alumni Invitational is going to be really competative :o)

  • McKenna Woodford (5) - Washington State University, WA
  • Kendall Gray ( 13) - Metro State, CO
  • Paige Rupiper (9) - University of Idaho, ID
  • Hannah Martinez (4) - Fort Lewis College, CO
  • Allison Askew (6) - University of New Mexico, NM
  • Sam Boever (2) - Northern Illinois University, IL
  • Erin Gesiki (14) - Grand Canyon University, AZ

Additionally, we graduated Maggie DeMore. Maggie will be attending UofA this Fall. We can't wait to hear about all their great experiences when the come back to visit!

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1st Annual Alumni Invitational

12/18/14
We want to thank all our Alumni for supporting our 1st Annual Alumni Invitational. It was a huge success and really showcased our moto "Leave It Better"
. We had Alumni from each of our 4 years of graduates. We expect this to be a highlight for our girls each year as our Alumni come home to share with us what they have been doing to "Leave It Better".



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Class of 2013/14

We are proud of all our graduating seniors! This group of seniors has chosen to combine achedemics with athletics this next school year and will be representing Arizona volleyball well. Wishing them the best and hoping they come back each summer to grace us with their presence in the gym. Thanks gals!

  • Shelby Babcock (6) - Seattle University, WA
  • Heather Ball (14) - Long Island University, NY
  • Taylor Garner (10) - Benedictine College, KS
  • Sam Gelfan - Chestnut Hill College, PA
  • Kaxandra Naranjo - Colby Community College, KS
  • Kelsey Park (3) - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Kayle Park - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Alexis Patterson (4) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV
  • Jenny Thompson (1) - Arizona Christian University, AZ
  • Chloe Weber (15) - Eastern Washington University, WA

Additionally, we graduated the following athletes. Looking forward to hearing all about their experiences.

  • Isabella Neuzil
  • Stacey Poppe
  • Marile Stapleton
  • Emily Wulzen

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Class of 2012/13


18Platinum Seniors ready to head off to college! From left to right:

  • Lexi Noriega - University of Texas, Dallas TX
  • Megan Budd - Colorado Christian University, CO
  • Bri Keller-Galley attending ASU
  • Mia Rivera attending ASU
  • Chrissy Pociask - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Not pictured is Alex Lukac - Chadron State, NE

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Class of 2011/12


From left to right:

  • Sarah Shebel - Felician College, NJ
  • Danielle Cipolletti - Goldey-Beacom College, DE
  • Kayla Ronda - LeTourneau University, TX
  • Nicolette Sawicki - Southeastern University, FL
  • Valerie Clauss - South Mountain CC, AZ
  • Erin Miller - Holy Family University, PA
  • Alexa Jimenez - Benedictine University, AZ

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Class of 2010/11


Gladymar "G" Echeverria - Fort Lewis College, CO


Caren Coe - Missouri Valley College, MO

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COLLEGE RECRUITING

Playing volleyball after graduating from High School is a reality for more and more girls if that is their desire. Club One is committed to providing opportunities for players to receive the exposure they need to take advantage of those opportunities. In our inaugural season we were thrilled to see our two senior graduates go on to play in college. Each year since we have helped all our athletes pursue their desire to continue playing at a level that best fits them. See them all in our Alumni section above.

If playing in college is part of an athletes goals, it is important for player and parents to understand that there are steps that must be taken by the student-athlete in order to get the recruiting process started. That’s why we put together a reference document and “to do” list to help you navigate the process and get the ball rolling (see the Recruiting Checklist and the College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide at our Documents page). Additionally, we have contracted with UniversityAthlete to provide our HS travel team players the tools they need to search, contact and manage their communications with college programs all across the country.

What will Club One do for the student athlete? Club One will come alongside athletes and families who have expressed an interest in playing in college in a variety of ways:

  • Club One has contracted with UniversityAthlete as a single point of contact for players. Athletes are able to create an on-line profile, conduct school searches, and make contact with college coaching staffs.

  • The Club One Recruiting Guide in our Documents section was designed to walk you through the entire process and includes a simple checklist to follow.
  • As club directors, we have worked through the process with all three of our daughters (Division I at University of Denver, Division III at LeTourneau University and Division I at University of San Francisco) and are available for consulting with those desiring additional direction.

Communication between the Club, Coaches, Athletes and Families is key and Club One is ready to partner with you to meet your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What do I need to do to be prepared for Tryouts?

A: Below are the detailed steps to follow:

  1. Come meet us at a Pre-Tryout Clinic, Open Gym or Club One Open House (see schedules above).

We are offering a number of opportunities for you and your daughter to prepare for tryouts, meet our staff, and get all your questions answered. We offer Pre-Tryout Clinics to work on specific skills, Open Gyms to allow your daughter to put those skills into practice in a controlled game-like environment, and an Open House period for us to evaluate their skills and answer questions about Club One and where we see that your daughter may fit in our club. Take advantage of any and all of these opportunities to help us best determine the best fit for them on a team at Club One.

Study the AZ Region web site and study our web site. We want you to be well informed so you may make an educated decision on where you want your daughter to play volleyball before tryouts begin.

**We have posted our team Player Fees on our Documents page for your review**

  1. Register for USAV Membership.

Each player must be registered with USAVolleyball in order to tryout for a club team. The fee for membership is $55 and you will pay this to USAVolleyball during the on-line registration process. If you are a returning player, you need only Renew your membership. If you are a new player, you will need to create a new Membership.

To determine what age division your daughter is able to play based on USAV Age Eligibility guidelines, use the easy calculator at the AZ Region site. Players should tryout for the youngest age group team they are eligible for. The club tryout process and evaluation process will allow coaches to determine if it may be appropriate for an athlete to "play up."

**You should print your Registration Confirmation and Membership Card at the end of the registration process**

  1. Collect and complete all necessary paperwork prior to tryout (see Documents page for copies).

There are many “t’s” to cross and “i’s” to dot to ensure a smooth start to the Club Volleyball season. Below is a list of the forms that you will need to have filled out and ready to submit during tryouts in order to be placed on a team. Please start now so you can ensure you get all the signatures done (your’s and your daughter’s in many cases). These forms are located on our Documents page as well as the AZ Region web site.

  • Signed USAV Medical Release From.
  • Signed USAV Concussion Acknowledgment Form.
  • Signed SafeSport Acknowledgment Form.
  • Club One Registration/Tryout Form confirmation
  • Copy of USAV Membership registration.
  • Copy of your daughter’s birth certificate (not needed if you are a returning player).
**Bring all these completed forms with you to the tryout to ensure a smooth process**
  1. Register for Club One Tryout (see Documents page).

When you register for Club One Tryout, please complete all fields prior to submission. You will need to enter your USAV Membership number on the Registration/Tryout Form, so be sure to complete that first. The tryout fee is $30 (or $50 for late registration) and includes a Club One practice t-shirt.

**Early registration closes at 5pm on Nov 9th for 11U-14U tryouts, and 5pm on Nov 16th for 15U-18U tryouts**

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Q: What's Included in Club One Player Fees?

A: Club One has made every effort to be very straight forward in our pricing structure, so that there are NO SURPRISES. Player Fees are ALL-INCLUSIVE, meaning, we have built in all associated costs and you will know day 1 what your fees will be for the season. Player Fees do vary depending on the team's age level and whether it is a travel or non-travel team.

Once a player makes a team and accepts that offer (at the culmination of the tryout process and teams are formed), there will be an initial Commitment Fee paid to Club One AZ. The Player fee payment may be made in full at the conclusion of tryouts (with an associated discount) OR, starting in December, monthly payments will begin and go through April or May (depending on the team).

Some teams that earn a bid for post-season summer play, or who opt for additional tournaments, will incur additional fees if these tournaments are not already slated on their schedule (Jr Nationals Championships, AAU Championships, Festival, et al). Payments can be made by Cash, Check, Auto Bank Payment, or Debit/Credit Card (there is an additional convenience/transaction fee for CC payments).

What is INCLUDED in the Player Fees?

For ALL teams, the Player Fees include:

  • Uniforms, which minimally includes: Two practice shirts, two pair of Spandex, two jerseys, socks, back pack, warm-up pants and jacket.
  • Gym Rental at Arizona’s premier indoor volleyball facility, Court One Athletics, with additional space as needed.
  • AZ Region Tournament Entry Fees.
    • Club and Championship Division Teams: Region Power Tournaments (6) and Region Championship.
    • Open Division Teams: Region Power Tournaments (5) and Region Championship.
  • AAU Player Membership
  • Coaches’ Salaries (minimum of two USAV Impact Certified coaches per team).
  • Continuing Education for Coaches.
  • Player Referee and Scorekeeping training.
  • Administrative costs.

Travel Team Player Fees ALSO include:

  • Additional Travel Jersey.
  • Sports Performance Training (SPT) 2/week with House of Speed trainers at Court One Athletics.
  • Additional Practice time 1-3 times a month depending on team/time of season.
  • Positional “Tutor Time” Training.
  • Leadership & Success Coaching for 15U-18U Travel teams
  • "Rcruiting Tools” for 15U-18U Travel team players (University Athlete).
  • All in-season travel tournament Entry fees.
  • AZ National Qualifier entry fees.
  • All Airfare for tournaments requiring Air Travel during the regular season Jan-May.
  • All Hotel fees.
  • All Rental Car fees and Parking, when needed.
  • Chaperone Travel and Hotel expenses for Two Chaperones per team.
  • Coaches Travel and Hotel expenses, and daily tournament per diem.
  • Seeding Prep tournament in late December.
  • Specific National Championships expenses:
    • 18Platinum and 18Gold — All expenses associated with USAV GJNC in April is included in the player fees.
    • 17Platinum, 17Gold, 16Platinum, 16Gold, and 15Platinum — With the exception of air travel, all other expenses associate with participation in AAU National Championships in June is included. Should a USAV GJNC Bid be earned, these fees will be applied to that tournament instead, with any differences in expense assessed at the time of hotel booking for USAV GJNC.

What is NOT covered in the Player Fees?

  • Player tournament food, both local and travel. (Though we try to book at hotels that provide breakfast, we cannot guarantee it.)
  • Expenditures for souvenirs and/or outings during travel tournaments.
  • Transportation associated with driving-distance tournaments (e.g. Las Vegas and SoCal).
  • Baggage Fees, when required by the airline, are up to each player.
  • Additional tournaments any team may opt to participate in. There are various tournaments offered throughout Arizona - during the regular and post-season (e.g. Festival) - that teams may choose to enter, at coach’s and parent’s discretion.
  • Fees associated with travel and participation in the USAV Jr National Championships (GJNC) or AAU National Championships in Orlando may not be included (as indicated). The associated costs for participation and travel in these tournaments will be assessed in March/April and invoiced separately in May/June (as indicated).

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Q: When and Where are Practices?

A: All teams practice a minimum of two times a week primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some Fridays at Court One Athletics, in Tempe. Most practices are 2 hour blocks, between the times of 4pm and 9:30pm. Teams with 1.5 hr T/Th practice times will have additional Friday practices approximately 1/month. Additional gym space may be secured to be used throughout the season for regular and extra practices as needed.

 

Q: Do Travel Teams Practice More?

A: Yes, Travel Teams will often practice 3 time per week, especially the first half of the season. Generally, Platinum & Gold teams will have an additional Friday practice 2-3 times a month. Once travel begins and the tournament schedule becomes more rigorous, the Friday practices taper a bit to allow the student-athletes to keep up with schoolwork, travel demands, etc.

Travel Teams will also have an additional 30 minutes of Sports Performance Training (SPT) every Tuesday and Thursday (over and above their court-time practice), Tutor Time and Leadership & Success Coaching.

 

Q: What is Sports Performance Training?

A: SPT, as we call it, is sport-specific physical training, geared toward increasing the athlete's speed, agility, strength, vertical jump, and overall stamina and physical condition. Club One has certified personal trainers on staff who work alongside House of Speed trainers at Court One Athletics to put together weekly training regiments for all Travel Team athletes. SPT training is scheduled either before or after team practices. For athletes doing SPT prior to their practice time, there will be a 15-20min recovery-time window, where athletes are encouraged to re-fuel with some protein and carbs.

SPT is mandatory for all travel team players, and the cost of SPT is already built in to their player fees.

All non-travel players have the ability to opt-in to a SPT session that coordinates with their practice schedule as space allows. The additional fee associated with is paid directly to House of Speed.

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Q: What is Tutor Time?

A: Tutor time is position specific training held in groups of 2-3 teams. A lead (master) coach for a specific position/skill will take a group of 4-10 players through 30 minutes of on-court, age specific, technical training. Each player will attend tutor time 3-6 times per month dependent on age and position.

 

Q: What is Leadership & Success Coaching?

A: Kelsey Girts, our Associate Club Director and Certified Academic Leadership and Success Coach, will work with our HS Travel teams throughout the year to develop mental tools, team adaptations, and on and off court strategies to accelerate and elevate the team's volleyball success. Some of the topics that will be covered during our Success & Leadership Coaching sessions include:

  • Team dynamics.
  • Common goal setting and achievement.
  • Leadership and team cohesiveness.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Visualization and resilience through adversity.

 

Q: What tournaments will each team play in over the season?

A: See the Documents page for an overview of each teams Proposed Tournaments, Tournament Desciptions and Player Fees. The AZ Region Website will show the overall USAVolleyball Tournament schedule for Region Power tournaments, National Qualifiers, and Post Season play.

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