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We are proud to have such a great coaching staff for our outdoor sand volleyball club. Our coaching staff teaches players skills and techniques specific to outdoor 2v2 sand volleyball. In addition, base skills for indoor volleyball are tuned and refined. Passing, Setting, Serving and most importantly reading the game to anticipate your opponent. 

 

Coaches are trained to create independent learners who are able to self-fix on the court and create their own strategies to win. Of course, coaches are aways close by to assist if needed.

 

Rob Batzler - Head Club Coach/Owner

Rob Batzler
Coaching Philosophy

Be active in supporting, encouraging and instructing every athlete with the goal of developing great players and great people. Design programs to ensure athletes enjoy time learning volleyball while improving skills. Kids learn by doing, not by watching. Therefore, programs contain brief instruction followed by competitive games designed to develop skills.

 

Coaching Credentials

Iowa Volleyball Region "Outstanding Program Director" for 2016
USA Volleyball Beach CAP 1 Certified
USA Volleyball Indoor CAP 1 Certified
USA Volleyball IMPACT Certified for Beach Volleyball
USA Volleyball IMPACT Certified for Indoor Volleyball
2011 & 2012 - Drake University Assistant Volleyball Coach
2007 - Present - Indoor Junior Club Volleyball Coach (Ohana & IPVA)
American Red Cross Certified - First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches

 

 

2018 Assistant Coaches

Bailey Zoss - Club Coach

Bailey Zoss
Athlete at Indian Hills Colligeate Volleyball Program

Elite Beach Club Player Alumni

Elite Beach Club Coach Since 2015

 

Tim Van Haecke - Club Coach

Bailey Zoss
Avid Sand Volleyball Player

Indoor Club Coach for Ohana VBC

 

Emilee Erichsen - Club Coach

Bailey Zoss
Past Sand Player at Elite Beach

College Sand Player at Grand Canyon University

 

 

 

Other Club Coaches

Hannah Goodwin (past club player and college coach at Graceland)

Amie Berndt (past club player and college indoor player at Grandview)

Morgan Taylor (past club player and college indoor player at Simpson)

Keslie Sickels (past sand player and college indoor player at Graceland)

Emily Plock (past sand player and college indoor player at Drake)

Sam Sixta (past sand player and college indoor player at Luther)

Dave Repp (jr indoor coach and adult sand player)

Meg Jackson (jr indoor coach at Woodward-Granger)

Mallory Peterson (jr indoor club coach)

Chelsey Dahms (jr indoor club coach)

Ryan Murphy (adult sand player)