About Coach April Chapple

 Coach April Chapple is a former USA National team member professional indoor and beach volleyball player coaching in Las Vegas for the past 8 years. 

About Coach April Chapple, seen here while coaching at the USA High Performance Volleyball Championships, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2016.About Coach April Chapple, seen here while coaching volleyball at the USA High Performance Volleyball Championships, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2016.


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Coaching in Las Vegas

April Chapple and the City of Las Vegas were awarded the 2018 NRPS (Nevada Recreation and Park Society) Best Sports Program award for the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes program on April 17, 2018.

The eight year old Las Vegas based program created and directed by Coach April Chapple, author of "Improve Your Volleyball.com is a highly focused program aimed at improving individual skills and physical fitness while refining techniques to youth in Clark County in the sport of volleyball while maintaining low costs to the participants with exceptional results.

For more information on volleyball classes, volleyball lessons, locations and private and semi private training go to www.improveyourvolley.com/volleyball-instruction.


Watch as the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp class wins the NRPS (Nevada Recreation and Parks Society)  "Best Sports Program in Nevada" award on April 17, 2018


Highlights


Volleycats Elite VBC players at USA High PerformanceVolleycats Elite VBC players at USA High Performance


  • In the last four years more than 20 players have been chosen or invited to play on USA Volleyball High Performance teams, and one, setter Kami Miner, in the USA High Performance Championships


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  • All Volleycats Elite VBC club teams have finished in the gold and no lower than silver divisions of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) Power League in all three years of the club's history



  • Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by Ken Beckham earned a Silver medal at 2015 SCVA Summer Soiree 



  • Volleycats Elite Tigers coached by C'era Oliveira and assistant coach Phil Merrill earned a Silver medal in the Open division at 2017 AAU West Coast Championships held in Las Vegas 
  • Volleycats Elite Tigers coached by April Chapple and assistant coach Phil Merrill advanced to the semifinals in the Open 15s division of the Far Westerns National Qualifier held in Reno Nevada. Tigers finished in 4th place overall after going  8-0 their first day of competition. 


Volleycats Elite VBC Tigers Silver MedalistsVolleycats Elite VBC Tigers Silver Medalists


  • Volleycats Elite Cougars coached by Quinton Bradley and assistant coach Andrew Hass and Olivia Costancio finished 9th place in the 17s Open Gold division at the 31st Annual Las Vegas Classic 



  • Five year regular Boot Camp Class member, semi private client and four year Volleycats Elite team captain, player Sydney Berenyi was the 2016 Nevada state Gatorade Player of the Year. 
  • Accepted a scholarship to Division I school 


  • Three year regular Boot Camp class member and semi-private client, elite level setter in the USAVHP pipeline and three year Volleycats Elite player Kami Miner participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships on the top team Girls Select A1 National team at age 14.
  • Recruited by a majority of the very top teams in Division I

Update: 

  • Kami at the completion of her freshman high school year has been named to the 2018 USA Youth National Girls National Training Team - the top 20 players in the United States. Only five freshmen in the nation made the team. Kami is one of only four setters. 



  • Middle blocker, Danyale Berry was the first Volleycat to receive a volleyball scholarship


Danielle Berry first Volleycat player to receive a volleyball scholarship.Danielle Berry first Volleycat player to receive a volleyball scholarship.


  • 2012 -  Las Vegas High School - Freshmen Boys team - later as seniors finished as Nevada state championship runners up in 2016


About Coach April Chapple
Volleycats Elite VBC, Club Director


2014 - 2018 Volleycats Elite VBC - Club Director

  • 2015

Tigers Elite 14s, Cougars Elite 15s

Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by April Chapple dab after finishing first in their pool on Mandatory Day 3 in the SCVA tournament.Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by April Chapple dab after finishing first in their pool on Mandatory Day 3 in the SCVA tournament.
  • 2016

Tigers Elite 14s, Panthers Elite 15s, Cougars Elite 16s

  • For the second year in a row Volleycats Elite players dominated the Max Preps Volleyball Statistical Categories Top 10 rankings 
  • Three Volleycats helped lead Silverado High School to the finals of the state championship


  • in 2017

Tigers Elite 15s, Cougars Elite 17s

  • Two Volleycats three year club member and five year regular Boot Camp class attendee Braedyn Peters and Taliah Bell one year Volleycats member win the state championship with their Shadow Ridge High School team


Hit Stat LeadersHit Stat Leaders
Aces Stat LeadersAces Stat Leaders
Assists Stat LeadersAssists Stat Leaders
Block stat leadersBlock stat leaders

About Coach April Chapple      
Author, Writer, Journalist

  • From 1996 - 2000 coached coaches  as the "Five Quick Tips" regular columnist for the American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Association bi-monthly "Coaching Volleyball" magazine
  • websites: Improve Your Volleyball formerly Inspiring Female Volleyball Players.com, Volleyball Voices.com, The Volleyball Voice and Volleycats Elite.com 
  • e-booklets: "How To Stop Serving Like A Wimp" and 86 Girls Volleyball Tips: How To Gain Confidence on the Court



About Coach April Chapple: 
Photography


  • photographed some of the top international players in the world while living in Italy 
  • work has been published in many of the top Italian magazines and publications including MAX, Corriere dello Sport, the cover of the Gazzetto dello Sport magazine, the Gazzetta di Vicenza, and all three Italian volleyball magazines.


Hall of Fame, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


  • Four time All American
  • The first four-year volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Inglewood, California native is a former US National Team member 
  • represented the US in indoor women's professional Italian league for eight years


My Freshman year as a Lady Vol- University of Tennessee KnoxvilleMy Freshman year as a Lady Vol- University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Having attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1981-1985 coached by Bob Bertucci I'm a member of the ONLY volleyball team in UT Knoxville history to 
  1. win three SEC (Southeastern Conference) championships in four years 
  2. to qualify for the NCAA Championship playoffs four years in a row  


University of Tennessee Knoxville - SEC championsUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville - SEC champions- Junior Year
  • Statistical category results still rank in the top ten rankings in the SEC - records that stand for more than 30 years 
  • Southeastern Conference MVP
  • All SEC Conference team - 3 yrs
  • SEC Tournament MVP



About Coach April Chapple: Professional Volleyball Player


  • Eight year professional volleyball player playing in Italy
  • Finalist Italian League Championships
  • Finalist Italian Cup Tournament
  • Finalist European Cup of Cup (Coppa delle Coppe) Tournament
  • First round draft pick and First Team All Pro - Major League Volleyball - New York Liberties
  • First round draft pick and First Team All Pro- Team Champion - Budlight Fours (ESPN) 


Coach April Chapple - former American professional volleyball player - 1990/91 Team Paris Mode, Verona, ItalyCoach April Chapple - former American professional volleyball player - 1990/91 Team Paris Mode, Verona, Italy


About Coach April Chapple: 
Beach Volleyball Player


  • Voted Budlight Four Person Best Left Side Hitter
  • (WPVA) Womens Pro Beach Volleyball Association member
  • (AVP) Association of Volleyball Professionals
  • (FIPAV) Italian 3x3 Beach Champion with partners Simonetta Fillippini and future Italian Olympian Laura Bruschini
  • (CBVA) California Beach Volleyball Association - earned #1 ranking in the state of California
  • (FIVB) as high as #80 ranked in the world
  • played in FIVB and AVP events w/ five-time Olympian Danielle Scott Arruda
  • Manhattan Beach Six Man - won first place title twice, second place title twice


About Coach April Chapple: 
Former Teammates

Me, Five-time Olympian Danielle Scott and two-time Olympian team captain Kim OdenMe, Five-time Olympian Danielle Scott and two-time Olympian team captain Kim Oden

Former teammates include three-time Olympian, Olympic MVP and silver medalist and current UC Irvine coach Paula Weishoff, two-time Olympian Elaina Oden, her sister two-time Olympic team captain Kim Oden, three-time Olympian and USA Volleyball team captain Tammy Liley, AVP Beach volleyball pro Dianne Shoemaker DeNecochea, WPVA standout Heather Hafner along with beach legends and Olympians Karolyn Kirby, Liz Masakayan, Mary Jo Peppler, Ruth Lawanson and many European, Asian and South American Olympians and World Champions. 

Former teammate indoor Olympian, world beach champion and two-time US Olympic beach volleyball coach Liz Masakayan at Stupak visiting a Boot Camp class.Former teammate indoor Olympian, world beach champion and two-time US Olympic beach volleyball coach Liz Masakayan at Stupak visiting a Boot Camp class.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and my first ever peter partner (age 13) Eric Sato on a visit to StupakTwo-time Olympic gold medalist and my first ever pepper partner (age 13) Eric Sato on a visit to Stupak
Me and former teammate and opponent in the Italian league USA Volleyball Olympian Ruth LawansonMe and former teammate and opponent in the Italian league USA Volleyball Olympian Ruth Lawanson
Me and friend, former teammate and University of Hawaii NCAA champion, current head coach at San Diego State, Olympian Deitre Collins ParkerMe and friend, former teammate and University of Hawaii NCAA champion, current head coach at San Diego State, Olympian Deitre Collins at Stupak


  • travelled the world as an elite professional indoor and beach volleyball professional for 30+ years


My mentor and former coach, seven time NCAA champion head coach Russ Rose comes to Stupak to visit.My mentor and former coach, seven time NCAA champion head coach Russ Rose comes to Stupak to visit.


Coached by some of the top volleyball coaches in the world including 

  • Taras Lyskevich - USA National Team
  • Russ Rose - 7-time NCAA Champion
  • Mick Haley - USC 
  • Bob  Bertucci - Tennessee
  • Claudio Piazza- Parma, Italy
  • Mary Jo Peppler - New York Liberties
  • Nina Matthies - Beach Doubles
  • Elaine Roque - Beach Doubles
  • Mark Barber - Beach Doubles
  • Part Zartman - Beach Doubles
  • Joel DeNocochea -  Beach Fours
  • Claudio Cuello - Italy
  • Claudio Cattani - Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Gary Sato - Club


Me and my big bro Gary Sato at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaMe and my big bro Gary Sato (club coach) at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gary Sato - older bro Eric Sato, two-time Olympic gold medalist as former US Men's Olympic Asst coach, USC Men's Asst coach, former Japan Men's Olympic coach, president of Association of Beach Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball Boys High Performance

2014 

  • Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC 

2015 

  • USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 19 - Evaluator Setting
  • Future Select National Training Program Apprentice Coach
  • Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC

2016

  • USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 11 - Lead Evaluator - Setters
  • USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 17 - Lead Evaluator - Setters
  • Assistant Coach for the USAV Youth Continental Team Program at the USA High Performance Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL from July 14 - 24, 2016. 
  • Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC

2017, 2018

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The Weekly Award-winning Las Vegas Volleyball Boot Camp Class Schedule


Watch!

as the

Volleyball Voice

Boot Camp Classes

receive the

2018 Nevada Recreation and Park Society award

for

Best Sports Program in Nevada 




  • Monday Volleyball Class (ages 11 - 14) - Stupak Community Center 6 - 7:30
  • Tuesday Volleyball Class (ages 13 - 18) - Mirabelli Community Center 6 - 7:30
  • Wednesday Advanced/Varsity Only Class - Chuck Minker Sports Complex - 4:30 - 6pm - Contact Coach April first before coming if you've never been
  • Thursday Volleyball Class (ages 13 - 18) - Stupak Community Ctr. 6 - 7:30
  • Friday Advanced/Varsity Only Skill Clinics (ages 13 - 18) - Veteran's Memorial Summerlin - 5pm - 6pm - Contact Coach April before coming first if you've never been 
  • Friday Volleyball Class (ages 9 - 13) - Veteran's Memorial Leisure Services 6 - 7:30

Boot Camp Volleyball Class Requirements

  • No online registration for Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before class begins
  • Pay $10 at front desk
  • Kneepads mandatory
  • Classes close at 6:05, latecomers will not be admitted
  • You WILL sweat

Monthly Monday 
Advanced Training 

Introducing 
Breakfast Club 60

About Breakfast Club 60

  • Four Mondays 4pm - 5pm
  • 60 minute intense Training
  • Class Max 12 - Coed
  • Ages 14 - 18
  • No Beginners
  • Varsity/Adv/Elite Skill level
  • Breakfast Club/USAVHP
  • Registration is Open
  • Stupak Community Ctr 
  • Pay $195 for a four class pack Breakfast Club 60 
  • Pay $195 late registration (1-3 Mondays)

https://www.paypal.me/volleycatselite

Elite training for very advanced hard working players who INTEND to play volleyball in college.

Exclusive opportunity to train with teammates/friends with similar high goals and are ready to push YOU and themselves to improve. 

Not for the curious, weak hearted or distracted player, we do more in 60 minutes than most clubs and teams do in three hours. 

If you’ve never attended a Breakfast Club class contact Coach April BEFORE registering.

Introducing
Brunch Club 60

About Brunch Club 60

  • Four Mondays 5pm - 6pm
  • 60 minute intensive Training
  • Class Max 12 - Coed
  • Ages 13 - 15
  • No Beginners
  • Intermediate Skill level
  • Registration is Open
  • Stupak Community Ctr 
  • Pay $195 for a four class pack Breakfast Club 60 
  • Pay $195 late registration (1-3 Mondays)

https://www.paypal.me/volleycatselite

Perfect for regular Boot Camp class players and players who've ALREADY played on a City of Las Vegas/NYS Elite local league team and who're interested in more advanced training and/or trying out for the Volleycats Elite 14s/15s/ local team competing in June/July/August. 

Private and Semi Private Lessons with Coach April
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays


Ten (10) - intensive 60-minute sessions of semi-private (small groups of six) volleyball practices 

Sessions are a specially designed mix of skills conducted by Coach April within the one hour session

  • Private training class pack is $1050 for 10 classes. This includes gym rental fee 
  • Semi-private training class pack is $850 for 10 classes. This includes gym rental fee  


Click the green link below to purchase sessions on PayPal

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