University of Houston Volleyball Player Katie Norris

University of Houston Volleyball Player Katie NorrisUniversity of Houston Volleyball Player Katie Norris

Improve Your interviews inspiring University of Houston

volleyball player Katie Norris.

Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?


"I don't really think there is anything that makes me more special than

anybody else on the team. I find myself extremely privileged and

blessed to be able to play for this team and to be able to do what I

know how to do to help make U of H a successful volleyball program."

Improve Your Volleyball: What accessories and/or equipment help you play your best?


"I'd definitely say that the things that help me to play my best are my

teammates and coaches. Without them, I would not be able to get

better as a player and I would not have had the opportunities that I

have had.

The girls on the team are great and we're always pushing 

each other to be better so I would definitely say that they are the 

most important thing that help to make me a better player."

Improve Your Volleyball: What pregame habits, rituals, or superstitions do you have to do before every game?


"There are a lot of pre-game habits and superstitions that girls have in

this sport. But for me, things are pretty simple. The most

superstitious thing that I do before a game is straighten my hair.

I know it sounds silly, but ever since I have gotten into college I have 

straightened my hair before every game I have played in. As for the 

team, we always like to listen to some music and dance before we go 

out for warmups.

And in warmups we always do things the same way and next to the 

same people."

Improve Your Volleyball: Who or what inspires you to play well in each match that you play in?


"In the past, my number one reason for playing well was for my team.

They always pushed me to do my best and I did not want to let them 

down. And although that is a very important reason for me to play 

well, I now have another inspiration for my performance.

I always want to go out and play my best for my daughter. She is the 

most important thing in my life to me and without her I would not be 

playing here today.

So, when I go out on the court to play I always have her in the back of 

my mind."

What did University of Houston volleyball player Katie Norris do this week? 

Katie Norris was voted the Conference USA Offensive Volleyball

Player of the Week by the leagues head volleyball  coaches.

The Cougars opened C-USA play with a 3-0 record for the first time 

since 2007, defeating Rice, Southern Miss and Tulane.

Norris established a .323 hitting efficiency with 39 kills on 96 attempts 

with only eight errors in 12 sets played.


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The Weekly Las Vegas Boot Camp Volleyball Class Schedule

  • 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 

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)

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.

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)

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
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