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I have been around volleyball for about 25 years. All three of my boys played competitive (all adults now) and I have worked at BVAC for 23 years. I have attended countless clinics, practices and tournaments. But, my strong suit is in the office, registering players, registering for tournaments and always looking for ways to improve the volleyball program. I'm so exicted about our ATTACK Coaching Staff for the 2014-2015 club season. They are experience, qualified and ready to push our players to work hard and develop into great athletes. Watching the players improve their skills and enjoy the game while learning to work as a team is my goal for the ATTACK volleyball.
I have coached 7 years of Junior Olympic Volleyball for BVAC. I also have volleyball coaching experience in BVAC leagues. I have played volleyball for over 10 years in youth leagues, high school, and adult leagues. I am also a ref for BVACs youth leagues. I look forward to improving player’s skills and abilities in volleyball and seeing them grow throughout the season as a team and individuals. The 2014-2015 is going to be a great club season for ATTACK VOLLEYBALL.
I began my volleyball career over 30 years ago as a high school player, winning two state championships. I then went to Northwest Missouri State University on a volleyball scholarship and set school records in assists, serves, and digs. During my time at NWMSU, we were ranked in the top twenty Division II teams in the nation for three of my four years. Following college, I continued to play club volleyball at the AA (equivalent to junior gold) level for the next ten years. Upon graduation from college with a degree in education, I became the Varsity volleyball coach at Winnetonka High School. During my nine years as head coach, we won three conference titles and a district title. My career then led me into administration and my volleyball work ended for the next few years. However, my passion for the game remained. Three years ago, I began coaching youth in recreational leagues and the desire to move back into competitive and club ball quickly returned. This will be my second year coaching club ball, but the passion I have for the game and what I want to instill in young players is as strong and clear as when I began over 20 years ago. As a coach, my goal is to teach strong fundamentals and instill a competitive drive, while ensuring players have fun and develop a love for the game.
I've been coaching Jr. Olympics Volleyball for 7 years. I have also coached Volleyball teams @ the rec level, in competitive sand leagues & summer indoor leagues from 12 to 17 year old age groups. I have been playing Volleyball for over 25 years indoor, sand & grass. I played Junior Olympic Volleyball when I was 14 years old (not many teams around here back then so there was alot of traveling)!! I love coaching basketball, Football & Volleyball but being raised on Volleyball it's my favorite to coach! I look forward to every new season to see the talent of girls that come to the club. I enjoy working with kids that have the desire to become the best players they can be by working hard in practices & in games!
My name is Catherine and volleyball has been a lifelong passion for me! I began playing in elementary school with friends from church and then was invited to play on a club team in junior high school. I played for four years at William Chrisman High School and then went on to play more club ball during my college years at Kansas State University. I have played competitively and recreationally since graduating from college as well as refereed through MSHSAA since 1989. My coaching experience started with a club team out of Lee’s Summit in 1993. After several years there, I took on the JV coaching position at William Chrisman High School. For the next three years I coached both girls and boys. I was then asked to be an assistant girl’s basketball coach at Truman High School. I’ve also coached volleyball in the Blue Springs youth league, the Independence Youth League and had a high school boys team at Sports City. Most recently I was one of the assistant coaches at McDonald County High School in Anderson, MO. I also have a love for the Upwards program and am very active with coaching and volunteering for this program. My husband Shawn and I have two beautiful redheaded children whom both love the game of volleyball! Our entire family has come to love the BVAC sporting programs and have grown tremendously through the coaches, parents, players and directors! My hope that through coaching or sitting on the sidelines, I will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the young people I come in contact with.
This is my first year coaching Volleyball with Catherine Franssens. My first introduction to Volleyball was going up to Graceland and playing with the Boys Gold Volleyball team which really got me loving the sport. Currently just play for the enjoyment and participate in KC Corporate Challenge with Honeywell Company every year. Most of all I enjoy working with our youth as I volunteer as a Den Leader in Boy Scouts and any opportunity that involves our youth. I tend to be soft spoken, but look forward to assisting the girls in any way I can and watch them grow as a team.
I have played volleyball since I was very young. I played both volleyball and basketball in high school at sumner academy. Since high school I have played in many leagues around the city, both indoor and outdoor. I have also worked with youth as a youth director for the last 20 years. In those years I have coached many youth in volleyball and basketball in various leagues. I look forward to coaching our attack girls and helping them achieve their goals in volleyball.