CLINICS || LESSONS

$50/hr for 1or 2 players, $60/hr for 3 players, and $75/hr for 4 or more players (team).

Learn basic or advanced skills from any of our qualified, experienced trainers. Instruction is given for elementary, junior high, high school, or adult players. Lessons are scheduled by the hour through the instructors.  Please fill out the form above and we will forward your information on to the appropriate instructor. The instructors will reserve the court time based on your needs and the availability of courts.   During January and February court space is extremely limited but we expect to have plenty of space for summer lessons.

 

Instructors

Jeni Case - Jeni played her high school volleyball at Seton High School where her team won the State Championship 3 times.  She went on to play at Thomas More College where she was a 3-time All-American player as well as the Communiplex College Sports Woman of the Year in 1994.  Jeni ranks 2nd in NCAA history for career digs in college (pre-Libero).  Jeni ran the Sports Express VBC from 1996 - 2001 where more than 1/2 of our Sports Express teams qualified for USA Nationals as well as every one of Jeni's teams.  She is currently the Head Coach at Ursuline Academy and has won 2 state titles there.

Amanda Schuler - Amanda is the Head Coach at Kings High School and has been named Conference Coach of the Year 7 times.  She has coached Junior Olympics and run her own club for many years including Junior Olympic qualifiers for Nationals.  She is currently a manager/trainer at Sports Express and runs community volleyball programs within the Kings school district.  Amanda played in college on scholarship as an outside hitter at Brescia College in Kentucky.  She played her high school volleyball at Highlands HS.

Lisa Schaad - Lisa played her high school volleyball as a starter for 4 years at Lebanon HS.  After high school she played on scholarship at Western Kentucky University.  Lisa was named Team Captain as a senior and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration in 1996.   Lisa has coached JO volleyball for 7 years.  Four of her last 5 teams have finished 5th at the USA Nationals in the Open level.  Lisa was the Varsity Assistant at Ursuline Academy for the 2006-07 seasons and a CAP Level II volleyball trainer as well as manager at Sports Express. 

Katie Holly - Katie played her high school volleyball as a setter at Turpin HS on varsity for 4 years. She played club ball for River City and Cincy Classics qualifying for Nationals 3 years. She then moved on to Division II Lincoln Memorial University on a Athletic Scholarship. At LMU, Katie was a 4 year starting setter and broke the school records in assists in a year and assists in a career. Katie is going on her 3rd year as the assistant varsity coach at Kings High School. She has coached for Sports Express Blast for 2 years with her 14 Open team in 2005 qualifying for USA Nationals.  Katie plans on continuing her education in August to get a Masters in Kinesiology and Exercise Science while also getting her teaching certificate.

Cheryl Korfhagen - Cheryl played her high school volleyball for Glen Este before moving on to Northern Kentucky University.  During her playing career at NKU her team won their conference title and Cheryl was named All-Conference.  Cheryl is the head varsity coach at Glen Este and has been in that position for 9 years.  She has been involved in youth volleyball as a coach at Glen Este Middle school, St Veronica and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Milford.   Currently Cheryl runs an intramural volleyball program at Glen Este Middle School for the sixth grade girls as she helps build a strong feeder program for her high school.

Mike Seibert - The former varsity coach at Ursuline and Norwood, Mike has been with us from the beginning.  A member of three hall of fames (Ohio Volleyball Coaches, Norwood Athletic, and Southwestern Ohio Volleyball  Coaches), Mike was the coach of a state championship team (1993) and state runner-up team (1995) at Ursuline.  With over 350 varsity wins, he was selected the Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1993.  As a retired computer teacher, he now specializes in basic skill development and training.

Maria Pongonis - Maria is an outside hitter from McNicholas High School.  She played club ball for both Sports Express and Cincy Classics before accepting a full-ride scholarship to Ohio State.  Maria spent one year at OSU and then transferred to the University of Cincinnati.  During her time at UC she was named All Big East and ended up ranked 9th all-time for total kills, accomplishing that in only 3 years of play.  In 2006 Maria was named as the Communiplex College Sports Woman of the year for our region and graduated with a BA in Sports Biomechanics.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy and remains active in volleyball as a coach and player.   

Chris Lovett - Chris played high school volleyball at Moeller High School and won state championships back to back as a Junior in 2004 and Senior in 2005.    He is currently attending the University of Dayton as a Pre-med major and is in the process of applying to medical school.  For the past 4 seasons, Chris has been a student coach for University of Dayton Women's Volleyball team.  UD went 33-2 in 2007 year and won the A10 Conference tournament as well as making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.  Chris continues to play volleyball himself as a member of the UD Men's Club Volleyball team.

Adam Goller - Adam has been coaching for volleyball for seven years and is the head coach of the Roger Bacon Boy's Varsity team.  Adam was honored this year as the 2009 Division II Boys High School Coach of the Year.  Adam played his high school ball at Roger Bacon as a middle blocker and then moved on to play college club volleyball for the University of Cincinnati as a right side.  He was a member the National Runner-up and quarter final teams while at UC.   Adam continues to play Open level USAV volleyball and competes in the Ohio Valley Tour in sand volleyball.

Barbara Utendorf - Barbara is CAP Level 1 and CAP Level 2 Certified by USA Volleyball, and also certified as a VCS (Volleyball Conditioning Specialist), currently pursuing CAP Level 3 Certification from USA Volleyball.  She has coached Junior Olympic teams for several years at varying age groups from 14-18 and has also coached High School for several years.  Barbara was awarded the District Coach Appreciation Award in 2003 and awarded as COACH OF THE YEAR in the CHL in 2004.

Marni Rhoads - Marni was a four-year starter for Castle High School in Newburgh, IN.  She continued her career on scholarship at Western Kentucky University as a middle hitter and graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education and Health.  In her senior year at WKU Marni was team captain and named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Team.  Marni’s coaching career includes an Assistant Volleyball coaching position at Western Kentucky for two years, head coach at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, IN for six years, and numerous clinics/camps for grades two through twelve.  Marni was also named Coach of the Year Reitz HS winning the school's 1st ever city title during her time there.

Matt McLaughlin - Matt played high school volleyball for Moeller for four years and was a member of the back-to-back 2004 and 2005 State Championships teams.  He then played four years of club volleyball at Saint Louis University before moving back to Cincinnati in December with his English degree.   Matt was the head coach of the Moeller Freshman team this spring guiding them to a 20-5 overall record including a perfect 9-0 GCL record and subsequent GCL title.  Matt has coached for 5 years with the Cincinnati Attack VBC and is entering his 1st year as an assistant coach at Ursuline Academy this fall.  Matt will also begin his teaching career at Moeller High School in August 2009.

Karen Miranda - Karen was an All Conference setter for Div. I Illinois State University and helped lead her team to the first ever NCAA Regional win in 1992, finishing with a season record of 30-3.  Karen has been an Assistant Coach at University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech as well as a camp instructor at Illinois, Notre Dame, St. Louis University, and Washington University in St. Lewis.   Karen has also coached high school and club teams in Missouri and Georgia.

Amy Doran - Amy was 3 year varsity player at Ursuline Academy as an all-around player.  She was named team captain as a senior.  She also played club ball for Sports Express VBC for 9 years and her teams qualified for Nationals all but 2 of those years.  Amy continued her career at Miami University as a Libero and she graduated with a degree in Psychology.  Amy has assisted with numerous camps and clinics and currently teaches preschool and instructs at Sports Express.

Alex Hoekstra - Alex was a setter at Lakota East high school where he was a four year starter, three time all-conference, three time all-region, and two time all-state.  He currently attends Mount Olive College where as a junior finished 16th in Division 1 rankings in assists.  Alex also has coached Cincinnati Attack boys volleyball team for three years and attended nationals as a player or coach since 2002. 
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Susan Lupidi - Susan will be a senior in the fall at University of Kentucky.  She was a 4-year starter for Lakota East High School and was named 1st Team All-GMC for her junior and senior seasons.  At UK, Susan plays Libero.  She was named to the All Tournament Team at Nationals where her team finished 2nd in her freshman season.  Susan has been playing volleyball since her start at St. Susanna grade school and is considered one of the best defensive specialists to come through Sports Express.

 
Kim Brewer - Kim was a three year varsity starter at Regina and MND high school as a middle blocker and was named 1st team GGCL her senior season.  Kim went on to play at XU where highlights include playing against the US Olympic team.  Kim is currently the Freshman coach at Ursuline Academy.  Her team finished 2nd in the GGCL this year in 2006.  She has coach CYO for the last four years and two of her teams made it to the city finals.  She has coached club volleyball for the last two years taking her 10’s to the regional finals and her 12’s finished 7th in the Ohio Valley Region.  She was just recently inducted into MND’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

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