LEAH KAUFFMAN LEAD COACH
Coach Leah Kauffman has played competitively for 10 years throughout high school, club, college and a semi-professional adult team. She started coaching in 2008 with a high school varsity team, moved on to help assist at the collegiate level and now enjoys coaching at Paradise Valley high school.
Some of her strengths as a volleyball coach are in performance analysis and breaking down skills into small segments that can be easily understood and executed. She believes in repetitious training to develop sound skills. She expects to refine those skills with precise accuracy and consistency.She has designed, organized and led multiple club and college-based camps and skill clinics, as well as providing one-on-one instruction.
PASSIONATE & AUTHENTIC
Leah began her college career at Eastern Kentucky. She finished up her career at Adams State University. After two seasons, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor in Human Performance Psychology and is now in the process of completing her Masters of Business Administration in Sport Leadership. Leah’s desire to learn more about sport performance led her to get certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
With a knowledge of competitive sports, performance, physical training and athletic development Coach Kauffman aspires to build a competitive program that takes pride in athletic fundamentals, competitive training and community involvement.
“The principles and values that sport has to contribute to the life of a young teenage athlete, in any circumstance, is essential to building the character of every young adult.” Coach Kauffman
Coach Kinsey is originally from Cheney, WA and has experience both playing and coaching volleyball. Kinsey played 4 years at the collegiate level: First at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington; then she finished her career at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona. While living in Washington, she coached club for 2 years at Clark County Fusion VBC. She is currently the head volleyball coach at North Canyon High School. Coach Kinsey is a team coach but also specializes in setters training.
Coach Cailee…BIO COMING SOON!
Coach Jill has an extensive coaching and playing career. She was a three-year varsity letterman at Horizon high school from 2001–2004 including being a captain in 2003-04. She played 4 years at Grand Canyon Juniors and 3 years at East Valley Juniors. She played college at Point Loma Nazarene University from 2004 – 2008 where she still holds the record for highest digs in a game.
Her coaching career includes numerous volunteer clinics at Desert Shadows Middle School (2001 – 04), Solana Beach volleyball club in San Diego, CA (2004 – 09), East Valley Juniors (2010 – 11), AZ Sky Volleyball Club (2013 – 14) and Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant at Horizon High School (2012 – 13).
Jill is also a personal trainer and nutritionist.