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Coach Victoria

 Stone, aka "Coach V"

Victoria is a former collegiate player as a setter/outside hitter on scholarship at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, WA and Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. She also played for the USAV Club team from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the team placed 5th at Nationals. In high school, Victoria was awarded Most Competitive Athlete at Pueblo County High School, competing in volleyball and track & field, and was selected to play on the All-State Colorado High School A Team. She continues to play competitive A level volleyball in local volleyball leagues across Denver.

As a coach, Victoria coached her first youth Club team in 1997. She enjoys coaching new players and seasoned players alike. Victoria's specialty is the development of setters by teaching them how to run offensive plays and reading the opponent's defense. Positivity, encouragement and expectancy for growth. These three tenets frame Victoria's philosophy when coaching youth volleyball:

Positivity: Providing players with a positive environment when they step into the volleyball facility and onto the court is Victoria's top priority. Her coaching style is positive and upbeat, with intention to improve player skills.

Encouragement: Utilizing a “feed forward” method, Victoria coaches players when they have the opportunity to repeat the skill immediately, rather than allow them to dwell on the criticism. This method is far more encouraging and successful than criticisms when a player leaves the court.

Expectancy for Growth: Putting forth a solid effort and being interested in improving is what Victoria looks for in players. She runs high energy and fast paced practices. Victoria expect the players to keep up with the pace and take advantage of the opportunity to learn and grow, both athletically and personally.