Saturday, April 29, 2017

Notes from the Coach

I strive to leave a positive influence on each athlete that I coach and prepare them to compete at the highest level. I feel that this is accomplished through building good relationships and having high expectations. I like for the girls I coach to learn what it means to depend on their teammates while at the same time learning what it means for others to rely on them. My focus is centered on open communication, hard work, and most of all, having fun. By implementing the appropriate skills and techniques, my goal as a coach is to develop the abilities of my athletes by providing a team environment that breeds confidence and challenges players to set goals, work hard and reach to exceed their expectations.

Current Assignments & Resume

Tara Gaffney
LoneStar Volleyball 2012 – Present
LoneStar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 12 Elite Endless Pursuit  (2016/2017) 
LoneStar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 12 Elite Endless Pursuit  (2015/2016) 
GJNC- finishes 11th overall in National Division
Lone Star Classic - placed 2nd in the National division  3rd at Big South Qualifier,  1st and earned a National bid at Mid East Qualifier!  
Big South Qualifier - placed 3rd 
Mid East Qualifier - placed 1st and earned a National bid to GJNC
LoneStar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 12 Elite Endless Pursuit  (2014/2015) 
Qualified Open Division at Nationals and placed 5th
LoneStar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 12 National. (2013/2014)  
Finished 17th in the region  
5th Place Show Me Qualifier  
Won NTR regionals earning national bid  
Finished 9th at Nationals
LoneStar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 13 Regional (2012/2013)  
4th place Valentines Volley
3rd place Cross Court Classic
LoneStar Volleyball Academy
Liberty High School 2013 - Present
Varsity Assistant Coach
Pioneer Heritage, Frisco ISD                                              
Head Volleyball Coach
Undefeated in District Play
District Champions 2013
Brackenridge High School Varsity Coach                                                                        
Implement Practice Plans on a daily basis
Instruct athletes on skill, technique, and knowledge of the game
Worked closely with the Assistant Coaches to help develop program
Worked closely with Middle School feeders to establish basic skill sets needed to make program successful
Filled out all paperwork to ensure eligibility, fundraising and equipment orders
Coordinate practice schedules and followed all UIL rules
Achievements 
District Championship 2011-2012 Season
Undefeated District Season 2011-2012 Season
2nd Place in District 2012-2013 Season
SA Force Volleyball Head Coach                                                                                   
15s Division (2012/13)
Helped run Skills and Serving Clinics
Implement Practice Plans on a daily basis
Instruct athletes on skill, technique, and knowledge of the game
Achievements: Finished in top 5 teams in 5 out of 9 tournaments
Boerne Attack Volleyball Head Coach                                                                           
Implement Practice Plans on a daily basis
Instructed athletes on skill, technique, and knowledge of the game
Planned all tournaments/ made travel arrangements
15 N 2009-2010- Finished 2nd Place in Cross Court Classic Open/ Won 3 tournaments
16 N 2010-2011- Won 5 tournaments and placed in top 8 in all tournaments played
Jefferson High School Assistant Coach                                                                    
Implement Practice Plans on a daily basis
Instruct athletes on skill, technique, and knowledge of the game
Worked closely with the Head Coaches to help out with the Varsity level
Helped lead the Varsity team to their first playoff berth in 5 years
Kendall County Juniors Volleyball Club                                                                        
Worked closely with the club director to make sure all teams were performing at peak level and ran all tryouts
15s division 2007-2008
14s division 2008-2009
Arrowhead Volleyball Club                                                                                             
Trained and Supervised athletes to perform at their highest potential
Determined weaknesses of team and devise drills to improve on
Demonstrated and interacted with players during practices and tournaments
Camps Worked:
SA Force skills clinic and serving clinics
IMPACT volleyball club skills clinics
Certifications:
USA Volleyball IMPACT
Gold Medal Squared (2014)
Degree: 
Texas State University, Masters of Science, Exercise and Sports Science

LoneStar Volleyball

10570 John W. Elliott Drive, #600, Frisco, TX 75033

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri....2:00p-8:00p

Gym Hours:  Mon-Fri…. 4:00p-10:00p

Sat-Sun....Check Court Calendar for event times. 

League Days, doors open 30 minutes prior to first match
USAV Tournament Days, doors open at 7:00a

Email info@lonestarvolleyball.net                                        Phone : 214-334-3105