What is the mission of the Warrenton Youth Soccer Club? The founders of WYSC created the league as a place where children of all ages and abilities could learn about sports while having fun. The emphasis is on learning, teamwork and sportsmanship.
While baseball has always been Kevin’s main sport, (played a couple of seasons of semi-professional baseball in NJ). His volleyball interest began when he assisted his daughter Marissa’s dream to make her Varsity volleyball team. Since then, he has grown to love the sport. His family says he is “obsessed with volleyball and talks about it every day”. Kevin began coaching with NVVA with their Middle School Volleyball Prep. League.
Kevin has attended:
George Mason University’s Volleyball Coach’s Clinics under Head coaches Pat Kendric and Fred Choi.
Also attended several clinics given by:
Kevin is IMPACT certified. Next Kevin will seek CAP I and Gold Medal Squared volleyball certifications.
This is his 7th year as a volunteer coach for WYSC’s recreational league. Over the past several years, Kevin has done numerous beginner, intermediate and advanced volleyball clinics with WYSC and Fauquier Parks and Rec. as well as coached Middle School and is the Head Coach for the Liberty High School Freshman team.
Kevin’s philosophy is to train his young players in fundamentals of the game, teaching them to work hard while gaining a love for the game. He strives to teach them: “we play to win but not to be obsessed with winning and if we work hard and take care of the fundamentals, most of the time we will win. If we don’t, let’s find out what happened and try and fix the areas where we are weak.” He also instills in players that "volleyball is like life, but life is not volleyball." Kevin’s goal is to strive to move each player to the “next-level”. He is very pleased to have a successful record of training young volleyball players. Currently every single player from his Middle School and Recreational volleyball teams who decided to try out, have made HS and travel volleyball teams. All have gone on to make great impacts on teams. He does not take the credit in their skill but is happy to see that he has helped them learn and grow to love the sport of volleyball. Kevin strives to “never be a player’s last coach.”
Carrie Marek started playing volleyball in six grade, beginning her life long love of the sport. Began training as a middle hitter and fell in love with the speed of the game. She was a starting player for her middle school team and was a starting middle hitter as a freshman on her high school team until her Junior year where she became the starting captain on through her senior year winning the Regional and State tournaments during these years which allowed them to compete at a national level. Carrie was elected to the MVP team, and Senior also elected to the MVP team at the national level.
Carrie played on the Junior Olympic Volleyball Association or JOVA travel team during her junior and senior year of high school, and was by George Mason's volleyball camps.
Carrie has continued to play volleyball on rec leagues and adult Co Ed leagues. She has always had a love of the sport and wanted to coach as soon as her kids where old enough to play (and sit through practices). This past year she was able to take an assistant coaching position to the varsity team at Cedar Lee Middle School.
Carrie is Impact certified and looks forward to continued coaching training. She is also certified in CPR, AED, and basic First Aid.
Carrie is excited about WYSC's new travel volleyball and working with WYSC players Carrie can not wait to challenge her team to achieve new and higher levels of Skill, Team Work, Fitness, and LOVE of the game!
Dawn began coaching volleyball nine years ago when my oldest daughter and her friends wanted to learn and play volleyball. The group started with about ten players coming to a local gym to play. I saw a need in Fauquier County for a recreational volleyball league and WYSC supported that need by creating a recreational volleyball league.I have coached recreational teams in the Outdoor Summer League and Indoor Fall/Winter League for eight years as well as middle school volleyball. I will be the Freshman Coach for Kettle Run High School.
I am lucky to have met mentors who are very successful trainers and high school, travel, college volleyball coaches. I spent years surrounding myself and learning from my mentors to be successful in training and guiding volleyball players. Many of my players have moved on to play for competitive travel and high school volleyball teams.
My philosophy is to train young volleyball players with the fundamentals of the game and learn to love volleyball. I want my players to have fun while learning the game, improving their skills to move onto competitive volleyball teams and become leaders on and off the court. My background in teaching helps be a better coach by focusing in development over winning. This doesn't mean winning isn't important. Striving to win is essential for enjoyable competition.
Emily Reeser has been playing volleyball since the sixth grade. She began playing as a setter for her junior high school back in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became the captain for her middle school varsity team in the eighth grade, where she was starting setter. In ninth grade, she started as setter for her high school’s junior varsity team where she later became the captain. Emily was pulled up onto the varsity team during her sophomore year as a Defensive Specialist (DS). During her junior and senior year, Emily was voted to become the captain of her varsity team by her coach and teammates both years. Throughout her junior and senior year, she was DS/libero for her varsity team, and was named defensive player of the year by her coaches. During her college years at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, Emily played reactional volleyball. Upon receiving her degree in middle level education, she moved to Culpeper, Virginia to pursue her career as an eighth grade pre-algebra teacher. After getting a year of teaching under her belt, she became head coach for JV girls’ volleyball at CCHS.
Emily's philosophy is to train young athletes’ bodies and minds the fundamentals of volleyball, sportsmanship, and character as a player and developing adult. She wants the girls to have fun learning the game, but stay focused and strive beyond their potential. Emily believes that her teaching background with young adults has helped her better understand a child’s development, skill level, and growth potential. Winning is something to strive for and is a test of a team’s mental, physical, and emotional ability, but more importantly its pushes athletes to excel at a higher level of achievement. Regardless of the final outcome, winning or losing teaches our athletes a lesson not only on the court but off the court as well.
Elisabeth has been playing volleyball since 5th grade, and began playing travel in 9th grade. She is currently playing on Fauquier High School's Varsity Volleyball team. Elisabeth has played on FHS team for four years, with the last three years as a varsity team member and is currently team co-captain.
In adddition to playing with FHS she has played competitive volleyball for three years. Providing her a great insite to the competitive volleyball world, as a player and a referee.
Elisabeth has gain coaching experience as head coach during multiple WYSC recreationes season.