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Team One Volleyball

Address: 2380 Prospect Dr.  Unit B

Aurora IL. 60502

Phone: 630-854-6200 ( Club Director Taye)

Email: teamonevolleyball@gmail.com

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COACHES

Miguel Calvillo

18 Onyx

Years with Team One: 6

Alma Mater: St. Ambrose University

Years Played: 15+

Coaching Philosophy

Through a high energy and caring persona, I will improve each volleyball player’s physical game using a keen eye for technique and tough volleyball oriented workouts. I will also help guide the athlete’s psychological and emotional part of the game, which in turn, will improve their life skills.

Why I Coach

My mother met my father playing volleyball in Mexico. I was born into a family that loved volleyball. Through my own playing, I too grew to love the sport as well. I started training with Taye Im, our club director, at a young age and joined him while he lead other training sessions. I quickly started to enjoy leading by example and helped me get into coaching. Because of this upbringing, I am able to teach kids how to compete at a high level. I continue to chose to coach because I want to see the sport grow and I just love being on the court.

Brandon Im

16 Zen

Years with Team One: 4

Years Played: 7

Coaching Philosophy

I put a lot of thought into creating challenging and fun practice plans everyday. I push the kids to embrace change, and be comfortable making mistakes in order to learn and improve faster. I will check in with the players periodically to make sure that they are having a good overall experience and try to give them opportunities to give me feedback as their coach. The more trust there is the better we function as a team.

Why I Coach

I don't think anything in life feels better than making a positive impact on someone's life. As a coach I think I have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of all our players. Part of the job of coaching teenagers is inevitably going to involve building confidence and supporting them through their stressful lives. I think Team One as a whole is always open to be there for support or advice when needed. The reward I get is seeing positive growth from these amazing young ladies.

Ryan Piper

16 Onyx

Years with Team One: 6

Alma Mater: St Ambrose University

Years Played: 15+

Coaching Philosophy

Discipline and hustle are the attributes I value most in the athletes I coach, not natural skill. I will pick on technical pints, sometimes at a very detailed level, to help athletes increase their abilities - but I also try to help athletes perform at the top end of their abilities. This includes their own personal “mental game”, but also emphasis on understanding they “why” of things and how they can always be contributing something to the team.

Why I Coach

I coach because I love volleyball. This game has been my passion for a long time as a player, and even then one of my favorite aspects of the game is the teamwork. I enjoy the process of building and directing group intention to a common goal.

Michelle Chavez

15 Onyx

Years with Team One: 6

Years Played: 15+

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to teach the players not only the technical aspect of the game but to find the love for the game. To help improve their confidence and achieve success both on and off the 

court. 

Why I Coach

There is nothing like watching a player grow throughout the season. Seeing the joy on their faces when they finally implement something they have been working on. And watching friendships/bonds form. 

Alaina Pena

16 Pearl

Years with Team One: 4

Current School: Aurora University

Years Played: 9

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to give the girls all the tools they need to improve on their technique. I also want to teach my players to develop a positive mindset to better their game.

Why I Coach

I am passionate about coaching because there is nothing I love more than seeing these players progress into great volleyball players, and amazing human beings.

Sterling Glover

15 Pearl

Years with Team One: 2

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 10

Coaching Philosophy

As a coach of young athletes, I want to put them in learning situations as much as possible. It is my goal to teach them how to perform certain skills, but also have them understand why they are doing what they are doing. Getting loads of reps is important at this young age, but if we can grow their volleyball IQ at the same time, they will set up for a successful career. I also like to emphasize that making errors is a part of the learning process. Players are never yelled at or shamed for making errors, but asked how they can learn and improve from them.

Why I Coach

Playing and being around volleyball for so long has given me a deep love for the sport and everything that comes with it. It is my goal as a coach to not only inspire young athletes to get better physically, but also to grow meaningful friendships with their teammates. I strongly believe that having fun and playing at a high level is important.

Taylor Dunwell

15 Jade

Years with Team One: 3 

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 11

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to not only assist the girls to have a successful season according to wins and losses, but also according to their improvement in skill. Ultimately, the girls are here to be better volleyball players. My goal is to make sure they leave this season feeling like they improved their physical and mental game play.

Why I Coach

I coach because volleyball has always been my true love. The more I can incorporate it into my life, the better. I also coach because I had many influential coaches in my lifetime and I want to give back my knowledge that I have learned from them, so that I can become one of those coaches that influences my players.

Clare Tack

15 Sapphire

Years with Team One: 1

Alma Mater: St. Mary's University

Years Played: 12

Coaching Philosophy

As a first year coach, I’ve learned that the game of volleyball has so many underlying lessons. Teaching technique is the foundation of the game, but on top of technique it is just as important to invest time and energy into mental health, confidence, bonding and work ethic.

Why I Coach

The Breakthrough. The best moment when a player is struggling with a specific part of their game is the “aha“ moment when it finally clicks and their face proudly lights up after working so hard on making the corrections.

Emily Lines

14 Onyx

Years with Team One: 1

Current School: Aurora  University

Years Played: 13

Coaching Philosophy

I want to create an environment the players feel comfortable and welcomed so they can grow as players. With this comfortable environment, players’ self esteem rises which is very important! And of course, I always want to make sure they are having fun and enjoying the sport!

Why I Coach

I coach because volleyball has been a part of my life for 14 years and after finishing my collegiate career, i didn’t want that to be the end of volleyball! I have so much knowledge of the sport that I want to make sure younger players can learn from what I have learned over the many years of playing.

Alyssa Farney

14 Pearl

Years with Team One: 4

Current School: North Central College 

Years Played: 7

Coaching Philosophy

I want the girls to improve as much as they can and build teamwork skills they can use inside and outside of volleyball. 110% effort and dedication is so important! Although my goal is to help every kid play at a high level, I never want them to lose sight of how fun and amazing the game can be.

Why I Coach

I coach because I want to give the kids a positive experience with volleyball that I sometimes did not get. The sport is so amazing and can help build so many life skills. I want to inspire kids to love the game as much as I do.

Molly Stock

14 Sapphire

Years with Team One: 2

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 11

Coaching Philosophy

My goal as a coach is to teach my players the technical aspects of the game along with promoting a strong work ethic, a great attitude, and what it takes to be the best teammate.

Why I Coach

Volleyball has taken up my whole life ever since I started and I wouldn't have it any other way. It has shaped me into who I am today and I would want nothing more than for young girls to find their love of the game and find themselves through this wonderful sport.

Elissa Escobedo

14 Ruby

Years with Team One: 2

Current School: Waubonsee Community College 

Years Played: 9

Coaching Philosophy

Although they are here to play volleyball, the most important thing is the players’ experience and their enjoyment playing the game. Coaching is something special and I love that I can have a positive effect on young players’ lives. I just want to be the coach that the players’ can always come to for guidance in life and in the game.

Why I Coach

I coach because I love the game of volleyball. The game itself has taught me so much and I can’t picture where I’d be without it. Being there for the kids on their volleyball journey is something special and it’s rewarding to see them succeed and learn from the sport.

Delaney Soto

14 Diamond

Years with Team One: 1

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 11

Coaching Philosophy

I want to see the girls improve as much as possible and for them to have so much fun while doing it. I want them to put in 100% effort always and to really enjoy playing the game.

Why I Coach

I coach because I love volleyball and want to share my passion for this sport with other young athletes. I want these girls to have the same great experiences that I have had though my many years of playing volleyball.

Hayley Primas

14 Jade

Years with Team One: 1

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 10

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to have each girl improve their individual skill level. I also want them to build confidence and communication skills that they can use on and off the court. I really stress hard work and dedication at all times so that they are always striving to be the best they can be. Improving is my goal for the girls but i also want them to have fun and increase their love for the game.

Why I Coach

I coach volleyball to give back all the knowledge that I have gained over the years. I have had so many great coaches and i want these girls to have a great experience as I did. I have so much passion for this sport and i want these girls to share my passion.

Hannah Griffith

14 Jade

Years with Team One: 1

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 8

Coaching Philosophy

I want to see players have a great passion for the game that they will never grow tired of, giving their all on the court, and be a loving teammate who plays selflessly.

Why I Coach

I want young players to have the best experience, that is, working hard, having fun, and growing
in their skills. Seeing them grow as a player and a teammate inspires me to grow in certain
areas as an athlete.

Colleen Mcguire

13 Onyx

Years with Team One: 1

Committed to: UC Davis

Years Played: 5

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to push them to be their best, but still want them to have fun on and off the court. I want them to find a family in their team and to play with constant desire and a strong work ethic.

Why I Coach

I coach because I want to make a difference in anyone’s life that I can. It’s an amazing opportunity to share my knowledge and love for the game, and hopefully spark their passion for the game as well.

Madi Firnett

13 Onyx

Years with Team One: 1

Committed to: Loyola Marymount University

Years Played: 5

Coaching Philosophy

I believe that there is no one way to help a player grow. Each player is different and may need something different from you, or it to be said in a different way and it is your job to figure that out. There also needs to be the right amount of discipline but also support to let them know that you are pushing them hard because you care about them and want to see them do their best.

Why I Coach

It’s one of the greatest things to be able to see someone grow in something they love. I have so much passion for this sport and being able to be involved in it any way possible is an awesome experience. It’s one of the best feelings when a player is looking to you for guidance and you are able to provide them with the help they need to be the best they can be.

Megan Gilbert

13 Pearl

Years with Team One: 1

Committed to: ​TBD

Years Played: 5

Coaching Philosophy

I want the girls to grow their game and get better while having the time of their lives. I want them to always remember how much they love the game, and I want that love to start here, at Team One.

Why I Coach

I love being able the share my knowledge of the game and helping the girls overcome their
challenges. I want them to be the best players and people they can be.

Karli Chambers

Position Coach

Years with Team One: 3

Current School: Aurora University

Years Played: 11

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to push the girls past their limits, teach them skills they didn’t think they were capable of perfecting, open up their minds to the possibility of going above and beyond, and grow their love of the game through my love of the game.

Why I Coach

I coach for the small victories, like watching a player grow and eventually perfect something
they once weren;’t able to do, watching their love of the game grow as they gain confidence,
and watching them mature into young women who like to be challenged. It’s super rewarding
and uplifting to watch these changes happen before your eyes as the girls push themselves past their limits to do the unthinkable.

Kyle Van Stedum

Position Coach

Years with Team One: 3

Current School: Benedictine University

Years Played: 11

Coaching Philosophy

My goal is to push the players beyond their boundaries to make them become the best player they can be and to build skills they can use on and off the court.

Why I Coach

I coach because of my passion for the game of volleyball. Also to pass on the love for the game
and the knowledge I have gained over the years.

Amy Reichel

Years with Team One: 4

Alma Mater: Bradley University

Years Played: 15+

Position Coach

Coaching Philosophy

I believe in pushing athletes to be the best they can be. I believe in giving constant feedback to my players and it think it is important to be serious as well as having fun and being light hearted as a coach. If the athletes are not focused, I do believe in consequences because it helps shapes them for the real world.

Why I Coach

I have such a huge passion for volleyball and know what the game has given/taught me over the years. Now I want to share that with the next generation of up and coming players.