Like most San Diego volleyball clubs coaching and recruiting are given
high priorities at Coast VBC.
With a constant eye on possible future club volleyball coaches and a
firm commitment to promote present college-bound prospects, Coast
Volleyball Club's mission holds a lot of promise and possibility for the
volleyball players who come through its doors.
The A, B, Cs or in this case A, B, Ds of the Coast Volleyball Club
philosophy are promoted and clarified in "The Before, During and After of
1. To establish an environment where dedicated coaches and supportive
parents help young athletes to realize their full potential in the sport of
2. To set the standard for quality in teaching, administration and
3. To prepare and then promote athletes for college and their next level
aspirations for volleyball.
4. To cultivate pride and tradition in the program by creating a place
where athlete will return to play after their high school years and
develop into the new teachers of the sport.
Coast offers five types of club volleyball team programs for 2009-2010:
elite, regional, local and leapfrog.
Elite - In the 2008-9 season Coast had five elite volleyball teams qualify
for the Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships.
These teams are travel teams for high school players that practice
usually between eight to ten times a month and compete in the
Southern California Volleyball Association Junior Olympic volleyball
qualifier and all regional events.
Players who are on the elite travel teams represent Coast by
participating in the Junior Olympic volleyball qualifiers or the Volleyball
Coast VBC elite teams include two 18s, two 17s, three 16s, three 15s,
three 14s, two 13s, and one 12s.
Regional - Regional volleyball teams compete against all the volleyball
club teams in Southern California, an ideal option for families with junior
players looking for a lower cost program that still provides volleyball
coaching, and the experience of traveling and playing against top
With 8 volleyball practices a month, Coast had 10 regional volleyball
teams in 2008-2009.
The following age brackets have regional teams this year: 16s (three),
15s (four), 14s (one), 13s (three), and 12s (two).
Local - Local "non-traveling" teams are offered to volleyball players, 16
and younger as a launch pad for high school volleyball team and future
travel team participation.
Players receive volleyball coaching in practice eight times a month and
compete in all six local volleyball team tournaments which are held in
San Diego County.
This year there's one 12s and two 14s local teams.
Leapfrog - Designed for beginners and younger youth volleyball players
in third to eighth grade, Leapfrog was created with the intention of
providing a stimulating, fun environment in which young players begin to
develop proper volleyball technique and are introduced to fun volleyball
drills to improve skills needed to advance to the higher levels of the
Leapfrog participants do not try out but they have eight volleyball
practices, every Sunday for two hours and they compete in six
tournaments held in San Diego County.
The program runs from January to the end of May.
In 2008 - 2009 Coast had five Leapfrog Teams and they typically
produce two 12s, two 11s and two 10s teams.
Coast VBC offers its players, assistance in the college volleyball
recruitment process and to date has placed over 100 volleyball players
in college volleyball programs.
Volleyball recruiting assistance comes in the form of digital editing and
taping services, a dedicated staff interested in promoting Coast's
volleyball players interests and a recruiting web site providing crucial
player information including athletic and volleyball stats, bio, photos and
Executive Director is Ozhan Bahrambeygui 'Oz" and Director of
Operations Stefani Wessel oversees an experienced volleyball coaching
staff that 'strive to deliver superior service and attention to detail with
the focus squarely on the growth, development and support of Coast's
Three Olympic volleyball players Eric Sato, Steve Salmon and Brett
Alderman are listed as part of the 2009-2010 Coast VBC Coaching staff.
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