"More than 5 years ago, I noticed that there were a LOT of kids being left out of competitive volleyball - for whatever reason. Because of that, I felt there needed to be some way to capture all of those kids who love volleyball. The rest is history. Our competitive youth league started with 20 teams, and has grown to more than 100 teams. It is Colorado's largest and longest standing competitive youth league. And, it continues to grow because I surround myself with high quality, extremely ethical, and very hard-working WONDERFUL people who are in this for the kids...and NO other reason!"
Tracy Dudley, Founder & Executive Director
As a true Colorado Native, Tracy has been an active volunteer in the local volleyball community for more than 20 years. Picking up the sport late in life, she has played in and organized countless adult competitive leagues & tournaments across the state—including virtually every format at every level of play: hard-court, grass, sand, 2s, 4s, 6s, coed, reverse coed & women’s.
By trade, Tracy is a successful marketing professional who operates her own research and analysis company. She has played an integral role in consultation to many Fortune 500 companies, such as Kellogg's, Microsoft, Target Stores, Wells Fargo, Kroger, Procter and Gamble, McDonald's and many more. More than 2 decades ago, she graduated with Phi Beta Kappa outstanding academic honors from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult and Child Psychology. From this same University, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing--graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma academic honors and professional excellence. She is the wife of her high school sweetheart and has two 6'4" sons who have both participated in No Limits Volleyball programs.
"I respect Tracy for creating a volleyball program that is affordable...and therefore kid and family-friendly. It can be tempting to charge as much as we can because they'll pay it...but, then there are people like Tracy that do youth athletics for the kids, not themselves. Way to go Tracy!"
—Joe Harmon, Founder of Big House Sports
"Tracy is the founder of South Metro Volleyball. This organization was created on the principles and foundations of providing low-cost volleyball training and team play for players of all ages, economics, and diversities. Regular club volleyball is extremely expensive and most kids cannot afford it. South Metro in conjunction with their sister No Limits provides a low-cost, positive environment with experienced and caring adult clinicians. I admire Tracy for undertaking and continuing to manage this huge program. I mean huge!!!! Sooooo many kids involved. I have firsthand knowledge of this organization and how it is managed under Tracy's leadership, as I have done many clinics for her programs. I am also the Athletic Director and Head Volleyball Coach for Bennett School District. I have 28 years’ experience coaching high school volleyball. I understand what it takes to be successful. No Limits Volleyball is successful and doing it for the right reasons...the kids."
—Larry Deffenbaugh, Owner of Sky High Volleyball Camps
“Tracy offers such an amazing program with No Limits Volleyball. My daughter learned so much and just continues to grow with all the programs that are offered. Anyone who is not involved with the league is missing out. What is offered, especially for the very affordable price, beats any other organization out there offering volleyball. The all mighty dollar is not what drives her, it is her love of volleyball and wanting kids to love the sport as much as she does. I can't say enough about the whole program!!”
—Evelyn Wheeler, Owner of Web Designs Your Way
"Tracy, you have done some super things in volleyball. Kudos and thank you from the volleyball community!"
—George Mon, Owner of PowerZone Volleyball Inc.
“Tracy is a particularly driven individual and visionary who knows how to make a business work and work well. She has great command of what needs to get done and how to do it efficiently and effectively while utilizing her staff and their expertise to the fullest. Tracy cares about doing things the right way and making sure her clients get the most out of their experience at South Metro Volleyball.”
—Chuck Ellis, Colorado Volleyball Guru
“I have worked with Tracy for years. In all aspects of her work she has been professional and fair. She looks out for us. She is one who gets things done. Tracy, you are so good at getting me to think. I am so glad we came across each other!"
—Maria Byars, Owner of Lucky Dog Volleyball
Charis Denny, Associate Executive Director
Charis holds a Bachelor's in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a double concentration in Nonprofit Management and Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship through the Center for Innovation, part of Metro State’s College of Business. Charis sharpened her own entrepreneurial skills for nearly fifteen years while launching a successful tree-care company and building a busy private practice as a Certified Clinical Herbalist. Additionally, she was the sole owner of the Highlands Natural Apothecary, a herb and supplement store and healing arts center located in Northwest Denver.
Since leaving the world of integrative medicine and embarking on a new career path in 2014, Charis has acted as a consultant for a number of small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and healthcare practitioners. As a consultant, she helped her clients develop strategic plans for both start-up and periods of growth, organizational structure, operations, best practices, policies and procedures, funding, marketing and promotion, development, and staff management. She has also developed her proficiency in managing the growth, training and oversight of nonprofit Boards of Directors. A passionate proponent of relationship building as an integral part of fundraising and development, Charis has planned and executed everything from community outreach and fundraising programs for her son’s school PTSA organization to a full-blown music festival. She is also experienced at grant writing, developing sponsorships programs, volunteer management, and creating nonprofit programming.
In addition to her formal education and years of experience, Charis was lucky to have also “learned from the best.” Her mother, Linda Denny, is a known leader in nonprofit and business consulting. Linda enjoys national and international recognition for her expertise in promoting women in business, and has been an excellent sounding board for Charis as she has travelled down her own career path. In her free time, Charis enjoys spending time with her son, Jonah, along with other family and friends, reading about U.S. and world history, and traveling around the country attending as many concerts as humanly possible.
“I absolutely love coaching youth volleyball. It’s amazing to see the girls improve so much just after one season, let alone those who I have been coaching for years! Their drive and passion is inspiring tome do my best on and off the court for them!”
Kallie Padbury, Director of Programs & Finance
Kallie began playing volleyball when she was five years old, and has been playing or coaching ever since. She started playing recreational volleyball for Aurora Parks and Recreation, and then competed for both her middle school and high school teams. From there, Kallie moved on to club volleyball and continued to play as an adult. After she injured her rotator cuffs and required repeated surgeries, she decided to retire as a volleyball player. To stay involved in the sport, she got involved in officiating volleyball games. Kallie eventually came to realize that officiating did not give her much opportunity to foster love of the sport in young players, though, which is where coaching came in. It was the next best thing to playing for her, and as her skill as a coach has grown she has never looked back!
Graduating with majors in Business Management, Criminal Justice, and Sports Nutrition, Kallie plans to continue her schooling to pursue Master's degrees in similar areas. She enjoys any and all outdoor activities and sports. She also LOVES traveling! When Kallie is not busy with coaching and work, she enjoys hanging out with her family, friends, and pups. Kallie is a certified coach for PCA, NCV, and USA Volleyball IMPACT.
"We like our team and coaches (Kallie and Greg)! They are very knowledgeable and hold good practices!"
"We have a fun team and a good coach; they know how to work hard AND have fun! We are very satisfied with Kallie, she has a connection with the girls."
"Coach Kallie is very interested in developing the girls' skills, preparing them for games, and motivating them to play their best!"
“"I grew up loving to play volleyball. Everything I did was about volleyball...getting good grades, working hard, never giving up. I had amazing coaches who helped reaffirm these values that my parents taught me. Now, as a parent and a coach, I hope to do the same for young players. If I had to name one thing that I enjoy most about coaching, it would be seeing my players finally come together at a team, creating a synergy that only they can create."
Lila Harvey, Director of Operations & Legal Affairs
Lila discovered volleyball in elementary school at the age of 9, and by the age of 12 was playing for Front Range Volleyball Club. In addition to club volleyball, she also played for Machebeuf Catholic High School, Hampton University, and for the Jamaican semi-professional team - the Ruff Necks. As team captain, she earned All State honors in high school and All Conference honors in college, where she was voted Outstanding Freshman and Most Valuable Player. Lila started coaching during her college volleyball career in Virginia, and has been coaching ever since wherever her skills were needed, including for the Montbello High School team.
Lila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampton University and a Juris Doctorate (Specializing in Sports Law) from Tulane University Law School. She is a Colorado licensed attorney and has more than 20 years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. She enjoys reading and singing...and, in fact, once sang the National Anthem at a Denver Nuggets basketball game and at the opening ceremonies for Junior Olympics! Lila is a PCA certified coach.
"We are very satisfied with Coach Lila! She lets everyone play and is very constructive to the players. She is also very positive!"
Ashley Nieto, Program Coordinator
Ashley Nieto was born and raised in Colorado, spending her entire life in the Denver area and harboring no intentions of ever leaving the Front Range. Since joining the No Limits team in April of 2017, you can usually find her sitting behind her computer making good things happen for our staff, players, parents, coaches and refs.
When she’s not jammin’ the computer keys, you can find Ashley snuggling her three dogs, cooking, baking, or playing with the mutant plants in her garden.
Vanessa Riley, Director of Customer Satisfaction
Vanessa has been playing and enjoying sports her entire life. She began coaching alongside her husband in about 1997, with volleyball being her favorite sport with which to help develop young athletes. Vanessa has a degree in computer science, but her true passion is helping people. After coaching her daughter's team here at No Limits, she fell in love with the organization and its mission. When Vanessa was offered a position she jumped at the chance, and now she, along with her “servant’s heart”, dedicates herself to providing amazing customer service for No Limits’ families, bringing sunshine to people's days, streamlining processes, and solving problems.
When she’s not working on making No Limits exceptional, you will find her ballroom dancing, reading, or relaxing and playing games with her family and friends. She is happily married with kids, both human and furry, who make her life worth living.
April Riley, Administrator & Coach
After April discovered volleyball and joined a No Limits team in 2009, she never looked back to another sport. April has a degree in Baking and Pastries from Johnson and Wales-Denver, but her other true passion lies in volleyball, coaching, and helping others. She has a soft spot for the kids and loves being able to watch them develop both their skills, and their love for the game.
When she’s not busy at work with No Limits, you will find April ballroom dancing, in dance showcases, enjoying the outdoors, reading, or relaxing with her family and friends.
“I continue to coach volleyball because I have so much fun doing it. It truly is a passion of mine, and I hope to help younger players develop. If it's not fun, why do it?”
Bobby Albi, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Bobby played volleyball in high school and college in California, which is also where he started coaching. From coaching his first group of high school freshman in California, he moved on as founder and player on the men's club team at College of the Canyons. When Bobby moved Colorado, he coached and played on the Regis University Club team, moving on to juniors USAV club teams. South Metro Volleyball is grateful for adding Bobby to the coaching team, as he has been instrumental during the early stages of youth league development.
Bobby holds an Associate's Degree from the College of the Canyons and a Bachelor's Degree from Regis University. Prior to working for No Limits, he spent many years as a Regional Sales Coordinator for a national media corporation in Centennial, Colorado. Bobby is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
"Thank you so much, Bobby! My daughter is happier at South Metro than I have ever seen her! Makes me happy!"
"Bobby has been an excellent coach. He works with each player, helps them work together as a team, is flexible, and has a great attitude!"
Dexter Ancheta, Coach
Born and raised in Hawaii, Dexter grew to love the sport of volleyball at a very young age, playing with friends in his neighborhood and rooting for the University of Hawaii men's and women's volleyball teams. He played mostly recreational volleyball throughout high school and became more serious and competitive thereafter, playing outside hitter and setter in competitive church leagues, on intramural teams, and in the many open gyms he frequented. He moved to Colorado in 1998 and learned the grass and sand game (yes, he learned to play sand volleyball in Colorado, not Hawaii!), playing in many VOTR tourneys and island leagues. He also continued to play indoor 6s, playing in various USAV/RMR tourneys in the Denver Metro area.
Dexter went on a volleyball hiatus when his kids were born and he went back to school for nursing. When he was through with school, Dexter was able to return to the court as a coach, initially coaching his kids and many of their friends for city recreational leagues. He discovered No limits by enrolling in a Level 1 coaching clinic and entering his daughter's recreational team in a Mile High tourney, earning a first place finish. He was afforded the opportunity to coach for No limits in the fall of 2016, successfully coaching two of his four kids on a 12U team. Dexter also assists in coaching the Rising Star Developmental Program as well as various skills clinics that No Limits offers.
When not coaching, Dexter works in the ICU of a Denver hospital as a Registered Nurse, and enjoys time with his wife, four kids, dogs, lizards, frogs, and a turtle.
Brittany Audi, Coach
Brittany was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, where she began playing volleyball at the age of 10. She played for many organizations, including Chatfield Senior High, and became a Youth Coach at just 16 years-old. She has coached every age from 4-16 years with organizations like the Arapahoe Youth League, and 5280 volleyball club. She joined the No Limits organization on day one, and she has been here ever since.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys being outdoors, paddle boarding, hiking, playing sand volleyball, and baking.
“I enjoy teaching the game of volleyball in a fun and supportive environment."
Mike Bennett, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Michael has been playing volleyball since high school. He played on the Colorado State University club volleyball team, and has been playing in adult leagues ever since—including recreation programs in Broomfield, Thornton, and Erie. He started coaching volleyball for his son’s teams approximately five years ago.
Although currently a stay-at-home parent, Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Microbiology as well as a PhD in Microbiology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He holds a black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys mountain biking, and loves building with Legos.
“Coach Mike is patient and very encouraging with the players.”
"I love kids, and I love every minute of coaching! To make a difference, I want to build strong, respectful young ladies for the future. I do not coach for me, I coach to build strong kids! I want the kids to understand they can do whatever they want to do in life, yet be respectful and gracious at the same time.”
Kyle Brownlow, NVC Certified Coach
Kyle started playing doubles volleyball as a teen and continued to play until fatherhood. Once his oldest son turned 7, Kyle made the switch to coaching. Over the past 17 years, he has coached his son and daughter in a variety of sports - including soccer, softball, and volleyball.
Kyle has coached many teams through C.A.R.A. Volleyball in Lakewood, Golden, and Arvada, where he was mentored by an excellent technician in coaching. Kyle has also coached girls at the club level and actually took one of his teams from Division 5 up to the highest division by season end. Kyle is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
Kyle has been with No Limits since its second session, joining Tracy Dudley at South Metro Volleyball back in January 2009. In that time he has coached a lot of different age groups, from getting kids started with volleyball in elementary school to getting them ready to play in high school.
He believes in respecting his teams but expects to be respected in turn. His main rule, which is communicated to his players from the very beginning, is NO BAD ATTITUDES towards anyone- teammates, other teams, refs, or parents. Kyle and his team are there to learn and play volleyball at the highest level possible.
Kyle usually coaches two teams at a time, one with No Limits and another rec team with the City of Lakewood near his home. He loves to coach and teach kids and pass along his passion for the game of volleyball.
"Coach Kyle cares about the girls and works with them to get them better.”
“Kyle is committed to the girls and the team. He is creative in his approach with the girls. My daughter has the utmost respect for him.”
"Coach Kyle has been a great asset to SMVB, especially to our team. He's really helped these girls grow in their skills as well as in their confidence and level of play. He is constantly lifting the girls up with praise and helping them with their self-confidence. He truly cares about them and believes in them...it shows!"
"My daughter is excited to play with you and your coaches again! She has learned so much from you and really has come to love the sport of volleyball! She is now a volleyball fanatic! I plan to sign her up again on Kyle's team! Please hold her spot!"
“Coach Kyle is always prepared for practices...you can tell he puts thought into what the girls will be working on that evening. He's always taking time with each of the players to help them perfect a skill...we love him!”
"We really appreciate Coach Kyle! He is fantastic! We love how he's just very invested in having the kids play good volleyball and uses games as a teaching opportunity."
Jamie Caldwell, Coach
Jamie started playing volleyball when she was 8 years-old and her mother wanted to get her into a sport. Jamie chose volleyball and promptly fell in love with the game. She played on both her high school team and a club team, so she played nearly year-round for her entire high-school career. After graduating, Jamie began playing on rec leagues, which she has continued doing throughout her adult years.
Jamie has been coaching club teams for the last 4 years following a year of teaching a freshman high school team. Her main strength as a coach is that she is very compassionate and patient with her players, taking the time with each and every player to focus on their individual needs. Jamie’s passion for coaching comes from her love of the game and her desire to pass that love along to the younger generations who are just beginning to play. In her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her step-son and daughter, who just began playing volleyball in 2017. She also loves camping and riding 4-wheelers.
"Find something you are passionate about and work hard to become the best at it. I have always loved volleyball and am blessed to have had four daughters who I could share my passion with. Not only do I now have the opportunity to share my passion with them, but I am also able to coach/play with them and their peers. It's extremely rewarding to watch these young ladies grow and succeed, all while having fun!"
Tracy Childers, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
During her early youth, Tracy’s volleyball career began by playing with her family on a badminton net in her backyard. As a teenager she began playing competitive volleyball, serving as a defensive specialist in high school and earning All State her senior year. She has continued to play as an adult in various venues such as USA Volleyball and local adult competitive leagues. She has even played on teams with her husband (also a volleyball coach) and older daughters. More than 10 years ago, Tracy started working with her daughters on fundamental volleyball skills at the local recreation center. She then coached through the City of Golden's CARA recreational volleyball program, helping to grow the program from about 10 girls to more than 40. During her tenure as a coach for CARA, Tracy’s teams always finished in the top three and, in fact, she coached three of her teams to being state champions!
Tracy believes in focusing on preparing girls for both middle school and high school tryouts. She also works to forge close relationships with local high school coaching staffs. Many of the girls she has coached have gone on to play for several different USA Volleyball clubs in the area. Through the City of Golden, Tracy is often requested by name for special skills clinics and private volleyball lessons. She has also coached adults through the Colorado Volleyball Connection. When she is not coaching for No Limits, Tracy is a homemaker who loves being active. She enjoys spending time with her family camping, rafting, doing snow sports, hiking, and attending concerts.
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MJ Cook, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
MJ is a Colorado native with 23 years of active coaching experience. She played volleyball from middle school to high school, where she earned an All Conference Player title (Westminster High School). She also played two years at a local elite volleyball club and continues to play at a high level as an adult.
MJ started her coaching career with a middle school volleyball team, eventually working her way up to head coach of a high school volleyball program. She is also is a USA Volleyball IMPACT certified coach who has coached USAV (RMR) teams to 1st and 2nd place titles in the American Division of the Colorado Crossroads national tournament. MJ has coached mainly in the northern Denver Metro area, but moved to south Denver in 2014.
Holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, MJ works as a Senior Risk Management Analyst at Visa. Her spare time is filled with the joys of her life: her two daughters, and her extremely supportive husband.
MJ’s philosophy is “a coach’s job is not changing the game, it’s changing lives.” She devotes her time to helping kids develop the skills to collaborate with others, deal with high pressure situations and, above all, increase their confidence; all skills MJ feels are transferrable to the world outside of volleyball.
"We are very satisfied with Coach MJ. She has a lot of experience.”
"Coach MJ is very knowledgeable, motivates the girls, and pushed them at the right level. She is a Great coach!"
"I love finding new ways to help develop players' skills and enhance their desire to play the game of volleyball."
Michael Cregger, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Michael may not have picked up volleyball until he was an adult, but he has quickly made up for lost time playing in adult coed leagues in the south Denver Metro area. He started coaching more than five years ago through the Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department. and has loved coaching with No Limits Volleyball ever since! Michael has also coached youth basketball, softball, and baseball.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri and holds status as a Professional Land Surveyor through the State of Colorado. Michael is currently a Health and Wellness Marketing Executive. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing multiple sports. Mike is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
"We are very satisfied with Coach Michael. He is always fair! If you missed a practice, you did not get to play as much as those who attended. But, he plays everyone. He works with each girl and has the team work with their teammates. He creates a TEAM, not a group on individuals! Keep coaching please!”
"The coaching is great, and the girls have thrived! Even with new members coming onto the team, the team won and moved up in age groups. Team building and techniques involved with how a team is supposed to work together have made a great improvement in our daughter's life!”
"Coach Michael is very approachable and kind. We are very satisfied with his coaching."
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Angela Dallaire, Assistant Coach
Angie is an assistant coach for No Limits, where she began coaching with her husband, Chris, in 2016. Though she herself never played, she spent eight years studying the game as she watched her husband coach and give his team pointers. In her role as an assistant coach, she is in charge of finding new practice drills for the team to use in order to both improve their technical skills and help organize and strategize team play.
Angela finds it a great honor to be part of helping her team learn and grow as volleyball players, and is very excited to be joining No Limits for a new season!
"I believe, anyone who has played volleyball will fall in love with the sport – South Metro is a great league with a team who work hard to teach fundamentals, skills, and teamwork to prepare all players for the next level."
Tom Damm, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Tom began playing volleyball as a 16 year-old high school student. After playing for the Mead High School Men's Club team in Spokane, Washington, he moved on to play in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, he has played in the Aurora Recreational Adult League and South Metro Volleyball's Friday night coed 6s league, where his team won the second session of the league. Tom started coaching volleyball in high school, where he mentored elementary school kids. Later on he has also coached recreational youth soccer for the Colorado Storm.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts business degree from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. A small business owner in the insurance industry for over a dozen years, Tom also works for CNA Insurance as a surety marketing representative for several states. Tom thinks it is important to stay active and loves working out, camping, and motorcycling with his wife and two boys. After training with South Metro / No Limits Volleyball for a year, his youngest son plays for Front Range Volleyball boys team. Tom is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
"We are very satisfied with Coach Tom! He is very knowledgeable and good with the girls!"
“Tom is patient, but firm. My daughter learned a lot from him, had fun, and got to play a lot.”
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Shaylyn DeLong- Coach
Shaylyn began playing volleyball at the age of thirteen and loved it so much she continued to play into her college career. When she was twenty-two, Shaylyn made the switch to coaching and coached high school teams for eight years, including six as a varsity coach. She picked coaching back up in 2013 when her daughter decided to follow in her footsteps and begin playing.
Shaylyn feels like her greatest skill as a coach is promoting team unity, giving her players a good foundation in the fundamentals of volleyball, and coaching to each individual player’s needs and skills. Shaylyn is passionate about playing volleyball, and she loves to pass that passion along to her teams.
As a teacher, Shaylyn loves working with her students. She still plays volleyball whenever she can, and enjoys spending time with her daughter and being outdoors enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather as much as possible.
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Holly DeVylder, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Holly has been playing volleyball since she was 11 years old and in the 7th grade. She played on her middle school team, as well as the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams for South Putnam Senior High in Indiana. She played on a recreational team in college, and continues to play in adult leagues in and around the Denver Metro Area.
Holly started coaching during college for the Boys and Girls Club in Muncie, Indiana. She joined No Limits while it was still South Metro Volleyball, which means she has been with us for a very long time! Holly has coached every age from grade school through high school, though she has a special affinity for middle schoolers. She coaches to help players find their potential and because she loves being able to transfer her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of players. She feels that every player should have a positive and fun experience in the sport of volleyball!
With a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a minor in English Education from Ball State University, Holly is in IT (Information Technology) and works as as a Business Analyst. She also enjoys babysitting, sewing, crafts, comic conventions and cosplay! Holly is a PCA certified coach.
"We like Coach Holly's ability to connect with the team!"
"I like the relationship Coach Holly has with the girls."
"We really like Coach Holly's patience as the players develop."
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Sugar Gantulga, Coach
Sugar started playing volley when she was 11 years-old, and immediately fell in love with the sport. She began playing club volleyball when she was 13, and then moved on to play for her high school team as well as her college’s club team. When Sugar began playing volleyball she played outside. As she got older and her peers got taller, though, she eventually switched to being a setter/right side hitter.
Volleyball is Sugar’s favorite sport to both watch and play, so she is very excited to be coaching for No Limits. As a coach, one of the most important things to do as a coach is make sure all of her players are having fun and keeping their passion for volleyball alive, regardless of how their game or season is going.
In her free time, Sugar loves hiking, reading, and hanging out with her family.
"I love seeing the players grow their volleyball skills, and i want to give back."
Bruno Hald, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
A native of Germany, Bruno has been playing volleyball since middle school. He played in high school and continues to play in recreational adult leagues. As middle school volleyball coach at Southeast Christian School for three years, Bruno's team placed first twice and second once in scholastic league play.
Bruno holds a Master of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University and a Computer Engineering degree from an educational institute in Germany called Fachhochschule Ulm - Hochschule für Technik. He has worked for Quantum Corporation for nearly 25 years and is currently Vice President of Engineering responsible for a multi-million dollar functional budget and oversees at team of more than 130 engineers. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, car racing, playing volleyball, and spending time with his family and dog.
“Bruno is amazing... Always teaching with a great attitude and talking to girls about ways to improve. He was encouraging the girls to sign-up for clinics and gave them ways to practice at home.”
“Coach Bruno stays calm and is encouraging to the girls. He coaches to their level and pushes them to be better. We love Bruno!”
"I'm interested in helping student athletes achieve their dreams of playing college sports. There's a small window of time that parents and athletes have, and they have to take advantage of their opportunities. I'm going to give you all the pieces to be able to succeed."
Richard Harvey, NFL Veteran & Performance Trainer
Richard Harvey grew up in Mississippi. In high school, he lettered in football and basketball and earned Player of the Week multiple times. He was also an All-State Linebacker his senior year. Signing a scholarship with Tulane University, he was starting linebacker for four years, was named captain, earned Player of the Week multiple times (again), won Defensive Player of the Game, and graduated with honors after playing in the Mississippi All Star Game.
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills initially, Richard played in the NFL for 12 years. He also spend time as a New England Patriot, New Orleans Saint, Oakland Raider, San Diego Charger, and yes, even a Denver Bronco! While playing for the Saints, he was selected by his team to be their "Unsung Hero" and their Player Representative for the National Football League's Players Association (a member of the Executive Committee for two years). Upon retiring in 2000, Richard joined the athletic staff at Tulane University, taught in California for several years, and then became CEO of Breakout Football Academy, a sports marketing firm that helps high school student-athletes connect with college recruiters.
Darcy Hendricks, Coach
Darcy started playing volleyball in middle school and was a high school setter. She coached Rec volleyball for 3 years and before that coached 9th grade volleyball at Cherry Creek High School for several years, She has also coached high school tennis, middle school basketball, and softball. She began coaching for No Limits in 2016.
Darcy’s favorite part of coaching is that she loves to see the girls improve over the season, learn to play as a team, and be competitive all at the same time! In her free time she volunteers at her daughter’s school, plays tennis, and likes to travel.
"I get a sense of accomplishment when I see players improve as individuals AND as a team. When coaching volleyball, I relate life experiences with volleyball in order to teach the players life lessons & I love the camaraderie as a team grows together!"
Jeannie Hertel, NVC Certified Coach
Jeannie has been playing volleyball since the age of seven. She has played in Illinois, Arizona, and Colorado and was voted MVP by her high school volleyball team. Starting her coaching career with the City of Aurora Parks and Recreation program, she spent four years with the same group of girls and took them from knowing nothing about volleyball to currently running an efficient 6-2 offense! She has also coached for local volleyball clubs like the Aurora Atomics. Her youth athletics portfolio also includes coaching little league and umpiring all levels of softball and baseball.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business information from the University of Phoenix, Jeannie is a long-time Technology Consultant for UnitedHealth Group. She holds numerous certifications in her field, including Microsoft Certification, Hewlett Packard Certification, and Dell Certification. Her nickname at work is “Coach Hard Drive Hertel.” Jeannie is a PCA certified coach.
"We are very satisfied with Coach Jeannie! She really tells the girls stuff to make them better, and she offers constructive criticism. The program is very organized, and Jeannie offers a pretty even amount of playing time for the girls on the team.”
"Jeannie is tough but fair, professional, funny, and is there for the kids if they need her. We are having fun while learning the game and meeting new people.”
“I coach because I love having a positive impact on these young kids...both on and off the court.”
Brad Houser, NVC Certified Coach - Level 2
Brad has been coaching on and off for the past 25 years. In his youth, he coached at Weber State University as a volunteer assistant for two seasons and has coached numerous summer camps for an assortment of universities. Most of his coaching is been with USAV Juniors teams in the 16-18 year old age groups. Brad’s junior volleyball teams have won regional championships and competed nationally, while many of his players have also received athletic scholarships to play in college. A handful of his former players have since picked up the coaching bug themselves.
rad recently spent several years coaching for 303 Volleyball Club. He started playing volleyball at the age of 14 in the Seattle area, and picked up doubles volleyball in college. Brad currently plays pickup ball, either indoor or doubles, with his wife and friends. He holds a degree in Marketing from the University of Wyoming and works in product development in the telecommunications industry. Brad is a PCA certified coach.
"Brad pushes me to learn, and he gets excited when I do things right! The coaching is good, and it is fun!"
"Brad has been a great coach - the girls love him! We are of course very pleased with the team's participation at South Metro and congratulate you on a very well run organization. You are doing a great job! Thanks for all of your hard work!"
—Pete P, Denver
"Brad is awesome, and he knows so much about everything! I learn a new thing every day. It's fun!"
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Rachel Howard, Coach
Rachel began playing volleyball when she was 11, mostly because she is an only child and her parents wanted her to get involved in a team sport. She was tall and had a natural-born ability to play volleyball within the team environment. She started coaching after suffering an injury that prevents her from playing any longer herself. Rachel’s love for the game has never wavered and she wants to install that passion in other people. Her favorite thing about coaching is watching her players grow together as a team, and watching individuals improve their skills every day.
Rachel was born in Southern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest early on in life. She loves staying active and exploring nature. Being from Washington state, she’s learned to enjoy the finer things in life- like good coffee and morning hikes. She usually enjoys a simpler life than the hustle and bustle of the city, though she’s currently living in Denver and feels that it is a great change from what she is used to. Rachel enjoys pushing herself to try new things and to take each day as new, and she will always push her team to do their best.
Gina Kehn, Coach
Gina has a genuine love for competitive sports that first inspired her at a young age while competing in school field day. She started playing competitive youth volleyball and other sports (basketball and running track) in 6th grade and by the time she was in 9th grade she earned starting spots on the varsity teams for volleyball, basketball and in track.
Gina has been coaching volleyball at different levels for over 5 years; rec-center, middle school, league and club levels. As a coach her goal is pass on her love for sports and to develop an intrinsic motivation to improve and become an overall better player no matter the level a player is at. She aims for players to have fun, develop a trust in teamwork, improve on at least one thing at every practice, and leave wanting to learn and play more.
Gina recently had the opportunity to participate in the Gold Medal Squared training offered at No Limits, and she’s so very excited to implement the new techniques/ skills and drills into her training plan.
Gina has been married for 24 years. She has two teenage girls. Both girls have been playing volleyball for 7 years and one of them is adamant about working hard to gain a college scholarship in volleyball. Gina loves animals and has a number of pets; 3 dogs, a cat, and pet mice. During nice weather her family enjoys hikes in the mountains, though they like to be homebodies, as well. Gina also enjoys the arts. Her husband is a music professor at the University of Denver, which allows her to engage in many cultural events in & around the Denver Metro area.
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Alisa Kice, Coach
Volleyball has always been a large part of Alisa’s life. She started playing competitive volleyball in 8th grade and later played in college at a Division 2 school. After college, she played doubles grass and sand volleyball tournaments for 15+ years. .
As she got older, Alisa realized that she was her most comfortable and confident self while on the volleyball court, which she feels helped her to be a more confident person off the court, as well. That is the reason she is passionate about coaching younger girls. Alisa remembers being a young woman, with all the pressures to fit in that comes along with adolescence. That memory drives her desire to help her players get to know themselves and others, and to find the confidence that fuels motivation and can determine a course of direction for the rest of their lives.
Alisa is married to a wonderful man and has two children, Morgan and Logan. She is an Ironman, multi-marathoner, ultra/trail runner, biker, skier, snowshoer, hiker, and enjoys anything she can do outside! She grew up in Colorado and loves everything about it - especially the solitude of the mountains.
Elizabeth Koltes, Coach
Beth has been playing volleyball since she was 12 and has played in many different settings since then, including rec leagues, club, high school, college intramural, and beach volleyball. If there's a net and a ball...Beth is ready!
Beth is fairly new to coaching, having only served as an assistant coach so far, but she is determined to become a better coach at every opportunity! She is passionate about coaching because of what she learns from her players. They teach her patience and creativity, while she teaches them different ways to improve their own volleyball skills. Her favorite part about coaching is when she teaches a child something new and they get excited once they have perfected it themselves! In her spare time, Beth is a full-time mom who enjoys traveling and country music. She can't wait for a great season!
"Volleyball is my favorite thing to do, and I want to pass this passion on to the players of tomorrow."
Katherine Lasak, NVC Certified Coach
Katie has been playing volleyball since age 12. She played Junior Varsity and Varsity at Galway High School in New York, while also playing for Caroga Lake Volleyball Club. Katie then went on to play for State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta. She started coaching volleyball in high school, but yearned to get more involved throughout her college years.
After graduation from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Art, Katie became a professional Graphic Designer. In addition to spending time on the volleyball court, she also loves to run, ski, hike, climb, kayak, and do just about anything outdoors.
“Practices are great! Katie seems fair and fun, and the girls say she is a good instructor!”
Kristen Lawler, Coach
Kristen began playing volleyball in 2001 when her middle school first added sports team. She started playing because her sister played and told her how much fun it was. Kristen loves coaching and being able to help her players improve. She played mainly as a libero and setter, so those are her primary strengths. However, she still loves coaching hitting and believes it is a very important skill for players to master.
Kristen loves being around the gym and seeing my players do great in practice and at the games. Two fun facts about Kristen are that she was born in Germany and enjoys painting.
Anthony Leiber, Coach
Anthony got hooked on playing volleyball shortly after college while living in Chicago. North Beach on Lake Michigan with its water, beach, and sun was a perfect place to learn! Nowadays Anthony primarily play 2s and 4s, though he also plays in an outdoor league at Washington Park in Denver and competes in 2-3 tournaments every summer.
Anthony has been coaching in 2012 and has been coaching at No Limits since 2015. He also coached youth soccer for 6 yrs. Anthony particularly loves coaching at the beginner/development levels, showing new players the proper techniques, footwork, communication and teamwork.
Anthony has two daughters - age 14 & 10. His oldest played competitive volleyball and his youngest plays basketball and soccer. His personal hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, hiking and building his music library; he has a massive collection from all genres and eras.
Cindy Loaiza, Coach
Cindy is brand new to No Limits Volleyball, but by no means new to volleyball. She moved to Denver, Colorado from the east coast, where she has played and coached the sport for over 10 years. Her love for volleyball began in high school as a libero/DS and continued into college at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ. Since then she has coached all ages including developmental 6-12 year olds, 13-18U regional and national club teams, as well as Division 1 collegiate players. This past year Coach Cindy was the assistant volleyball coach and nutrition supervisor at Rider University.
She is very passionate about the sport and teaching young athletes the physical, mental and emotional skills they need to excel on the court and off.
Coach Cindy also enjoys talking about nutrition and has held clinics in the past for parents and players about the relationship of good nutrition and sports performance. She has a B. S in Biology, a graduate certification in nutrition and dietetics, and is currently a full-time Clinical Nutrition Intern at The Children's Hospital Colorado.
"I coach to share my love of the game and see players' eyes when they 'get it'!"
Kristin Lott, NVC Certified Coach
Kristin started playing volleyball more than 10 years ago. She has placed high school, club, college, and additional camps, clinics, and leagues in Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Colorado. A well-rounded player, Kristin has played many positions through the years: OH (outside hitter), RS (right-side hitter), MH (middle hitter/blocker), and S (setter)! At one point in her career, her school team was ranked 4th in the nation per Volleyball Magazine. In fact, her volleyball talents as a youth earned her a D1 scholarship. Kristin has been coaching for nearly 25 years, and has taught players ranging in age from 3rd grade to high schoolers. As a high school coach in Illinois, her teams won numerous tournaments and sectionals. In fact, as a member of the Legend High School volleyball coaching staff, Kristin took the team to a Colorado State Tournament appearance.
Kristin holds a degree in Business Management from Robert Morris University in Springfield, Illinois. As a very creative employee of Joann Fabrics, she also enjoys crafting, sewing, bicycle riding, hiking, and family time. Fun fact: Kristin has jumped out of an airplane!
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“I enjoy working with kids, having as much (or more) fun than they are having! I love watching them grow and develop as volleyball players AND human beings. I strive to be a good mentor and role model.”
Enrico Lucon, NVC Certified Coach
Originally from Italy, Enrico started playing volleyball at age 11. He started coaching volleyball in 2008 while living in Belgium, when his daughter was playing in a local club and her head coach needed one of the parents to step up and help him coach. At that point, Enrico had very little playing experience and no coaching experience whatsoever, with volleyball or any other sport. He started very timidly in an assistant coach position, but quickly grew to love coaching and working with kids (girls in particular). He expanded his knowledge by watching/helping other coaches, researching drills on the internet, and reading books about VB and VB coaching. The following year (2009) Enrico began co-coaching his daughter’s team.
After moving to the US in 2010, he began searching for opportunities to grow as a coach. He worked for Boulder Parks & Recreation, the City of Broomfield, and the YMCA of Boulder Valley. His first true American coaching experience was a 7th Grade Gold Crown team, representing Fairview High School in Boulder (He has coached for 8 consecutive years for the Fairview Gold Crown program). Enrico still runs most of the volleyball programs of the YMCA of Boulder Valley. After coaching Sunshine VBC in 2012-13, followed by TCA in 2013-14, Enrico started coaching for No Limits with the 2014-15 season. Enrico typically coaches a club team and a league team at the same time and runs numerous beginners' classes, camps, clinics, semi-privates, and privates for the club.
Enrico particularly enjoys working with middle school girls, and seeing them grow in their love of the sport while improving their skills. His greatest strength as a coach is establishing a friendly and supportive relationship with his players, which helps him work with them in a pleasant and fun atmosphere.
Enrico is married and has a 22-year-old daughter. They have a dog called Milo and a domestic rat called Frietje (French Fry in Dutch). He also enjoy watching TV and listening to music and has been a big fan/collector of the Beatles since I was a teenager. He has always been fascinated by foreign languages and, as a result of both schooling and traveling around the world, he is reasonably proficient in 5 different languages (Italian, English, French, Dutch, Spanish.).
"Coach Enrico knows the sport well, and he his best to coach them well during practices and game days. He enjoys his team! It has been a privilege having our daughter play for him--she has learned a lot!"
"Enrico gives concrete feedback, while being very encouraging to the girls. He is a good coach!"
"Great communication style! Enrico is serious, but kind and patient. My daughter likes that he does not yell at the team. Her confidence in herself is improving quickly. Excellent coach!"
"Enrico is a good coach--clear and direct, yet encouraging. He does a great job building team spirit and teaching skills. The girls like and respect him. I also appreciate his good communication."
"Enrico is a very engaged coach. He has worked very hard to organize meaningful practices, strong team relationships, as well as keeping the parents very involved in the ongoings of the team. The players and parents respect him, trust him, and adore him!"
"Great learning experience! Enrico really cares about his players and makes sure they are improving as individual players, as well as team players. He does a great job!"
"Enrico is patient with a very different group of girls. He has good strategies for improvement for all the girls."
"Coach Enrico truly CARES about the girls and wants to see them excel at volleyball--he wants them to have a solid foundation of skills that will carry them forward in volleyball no matter what level they want to compete at. He is a coach AND a friend to the girls, and they respond well to his input."
"I enjoy helping kids learn volleyball skills, as well as teaching them how to strive for something and take winning or losing gracefully."
Tom MacDougal, NVC Certified Coach
Tom started playing volleyball at age 14, where he played for Carlsbad High School in California. He has been coaching for 15 years and coached at Tennyson High School in Hayward, California. After moving to Colorado, Tom picked right back up coaching for Parker Recreation. He has also coached soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Dam engineering is what Tom does! He is currently a Civil Engineer with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah. He also has technical writing training from Clemson University.
“We like the great coaching and support for the girls at every level. Coach Tom works well with all of the players and encourages them to be their best.”
"Coach Tom really spends time on helping the girls improve."
"Being in the volleyball gym is where I am happiest, whether it's playing or coaching! My goal as a coach is to teach players new or better skills, while also igniting a passion for volleyball!"
Lauren Martinez, NVC Certified Coach
Lauren grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has been playing volleyball for more than 15 years. For all four years at Cortez High School, she played on the varsity team. That CHS team won the Skyline Region 4A Conference two years in a row, and Lauren received many accolades: Dr. Voie Stewart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete Award 2003-2007, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Skyline Region 4A Conference 1st team, 2nd team, and Scholar Athlete Award. During all of this volleyball excellence, she also played three years of softball and one year of tennis for CHS.
Majoring in Economics and minoring in Exercise and Sports Studies, Lauren graduated from Smith College, in Northampton, MA. She played both softball (team captain) and volleyball there. As the starting setter all four years, she was also awarded the Seven Sisters All Tournament Team and the Johnson Wales All Tournament Team. Lauren has been coaching high level volleyball for more than five years, including many years as high school varsity coaching staff concurrently with assistant and head club coaching positions. She has even head coached at the college club level for Arizona Stated University.
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"I really enjoy working with people to help them get better. And, I just love volleyball!"
Wayne Martinez, NVC Certified Coach
Wayne has been playing volleyball for nearly 20 years and has played every position from setter to outside hitter to right-side hitter, to middle blocker to libero! He has played a lot of sand volleyball, as well as indoor hardcourt. With more than 15 years of volleyball coaching under his belt, Wayne has coached for the City of Aurora, Juggernaut Volleyball Club, Kepner Middle School, and Manual High School. Loving, caring, and competitive, he particularly loves working to develop kids who have never played before.
Wayne has been working at RMT Companies for 6 years--RMT is a regional bulk transportation provider offering a complete array of logistics services. He enjoys outdoor sports, volleyball, camping, fishing, and family time.
“We like Coach Wayne’s connection with the girls.”
Miranda McDevitt, Coach
Miranda started playing volleyball in 9th grade, and played competitively while attending Bryn Mawr College, where she served as a Libero/DS. She also assistant coached beginner and intermediate clinics for 4-8th graders while in college. Miranda is passionate about coaching volleyball for all age levels in order to pass on the positivity and growth that volleyball brought to her own life as she was growing up.
Miranda continues to play volleyball in co-ed 6's leagues through Volleyball of the Rockies. She is also a huge soccer fan, so if you can't find her playing volleyball, chances are that she is watching soccer somewhere.
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Britney Page, Coach
Britney has been playing volleyball since attending middle school in Aurora. She also played for Gateway high school, Otero Junior College, Colorado Performance and COVOCO. She participates in doubles, fours, and sand volleyball tournaments. Britney is a veteran of the United States Navy, and her hobbies include exercising, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Joe Panem, Coach
Joe’s interest in coaching volleyball began when his younger brother was playing for a club team, but he didn’t really start playing volleyball until he tore ligaments in both knees on two separate instances while playing pick-up basketball in the mid 80's. After giving up basketball and transitioning into playing volleyball, Joe played competitive indoor and doubles tournaments until 2006. He started his coaching career as an assistant coach for a high school team in the early 90's, which he did for five years. Joe also coached several girls volleyball club until 2006, when he took a break from coaching. Joe returned to coaching volleyball in 2016 because he missed coaching volleyball and helping to develop young players, and No Limits is excited to have him on board!
Joe is passionate about coaching because he enjoys the sport of volleyball and the art of teaching the skills of good volleyball to young players. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking and dining out.
Audrey Penland, Coach
Audrey started playing volleyball when she was 8 years old. Her sister is three years older than she is and started playing first, so when Audrey was finally old enough to play on a team she followed in her sister’s footsteps. She started out as an outside hitter, but as everyone else started to grow and Audrey stayed the same height she began playing as a DS/Libero. She loves every position, though, and has great tips and skills to teach others.
Audrey began coaching by helping out with youth volleyball camps at her high school, using her knowledge from playing competitively for 8 years to help the younger players. She is passionate about coaching because she loves volleyball and, having played for a majority of her life, wants to give back to the sport.
Audrey is currently a senior at CSU in Fort Collins, majoring in Interior Design. She loves being crafty, and getting outside whenever she can.
Dennis Ranes, Coach
Dennis began his coaching career years ago when his children were still in school. They attended a small Catholic school, so he coached pretty much any sport that the school needed him to coach. He started coaching volleyball in 2004, working with a 10u team for Toledo, OH’s YMCA volleyball club. Dennis coached there for five years, while also coaching for CYO of Toledo (4th grade thru high school). In 2009 he started coaching for Glass City Volleyball Club, working for them until he moved to Colorado in March of 2016.
Dennis is married, and has five grown children, one son, and four daughters. He is a toolmaker/machinist, and works at Barber-Nichols in Arvada. Dennis and his wife love living in Colorado, and enjoy both the downtown Denver area and spending time hiking in the mountains.
Victoria Rees, Coach
Victoria began playing volleyball at the beginning of junior high and continued playing throughout most of high school on both school and club teams. While attending college, she played, coached and was the president of the University of North Texas women's volleyball club.
Victoria coached coed 6th graders at Saint Joseph's Catholic school in 2011, where the team went from middle-of-the-pack in rankings to winning the district tournament at the end of the season. Victoria was especially excited to see kids who could barely serve the ball underhand able to consistently serve overhand by the end of the season. Coaching that team kick started her love for helping kids grow and learn as volleyball players, and every season Victoria does her best to make sure she leaves a positive and memorable impression on each of her players. She is proud of her ability to simplify complicated subjects for others, which helps her to coach everything from basic volleyball mechanics to more advanced skills with success.
In her free time, Victoria loves learning new things, spending time with her dogs and, of course, playing volleyball!
"My main goal in coaching is for kids to love playing volleyball. Learning skills is part of that; learning teamwork is another. I enjoy watching players get better and more confident, especially when they really like to play and enjoy competing."
Nadine Rome, NVC Certified Coach
Nadine started playing volleyball in 5th grade, where the players were coached by local high school players. She played both high school and college volleyball in Kansas. Most recently, she has played a large variety of high-level adult indoor 6s--including women's and coed--across the metro area. She has also played in numerous grass doubles tournaments, including women's, coed, and reverse coed, as well as competitive adult fours leagues. During her sporting career, she was awarded as most improved player and most inspirational player for basketball. Nadine has coached a variety of venues, including YMCA, middle school, and South Metro Volleyball (leagues and tournaments).
Nadine holds a Bachelor of Science, with a Major in Accounting and Computer Science and a Minor in Mathematics, from Sterling College. She also has a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. She currently works as a Computer Programmer & Developer and enjoys spending her free time cycling, climbing, and crafting. Nadine is a PCA certified coach.
"Nadine is super encouraging and can always fins something positive to notice. The girls are always smiling!”
"We are very satisfied with Coach Nadine, her encouragement, and her positive focus! She is great!”
"Coach Nadine is an enjoyable fun person AND coach!"
"Coach Nadine sets a positive example regarding sportsman-
ship, is patient with the team, and displays self-control and poise. We are very happy!"
"Coach Nadine is very kind and positive!"
"Coach Rome is wonderful! She has done such a fantastic job, not only developing these girls into great volleyball players, but also confident young women...Bravo!"
“Coach Nadine has great drills for the kids and a positive attitude!”
"Coach Nadine is very patient and encouraging in her instruction and coaching! Our daughter had a very good experience in this first time playing in a volleyball league!”
"Nadine is enthusiastic and encouraging. She provides many opportunities for skill and improvement, and we like how low-key and friendly she is.”
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AnnaMarie Schanke, Coach
AnnaMarie started playing volleyball in middle school, learning in a hot and sticky gym in southern Florida. She has been coaching since about 2014, focusing mostly on the 12 to 15 age range.
AnnaMarie loves volleyball- both playing and coaching- because it promotes improvement on an individual and team level, and the learning curve is continual. There's always a way to push your game: going from 6s to doubles, hard court to sand, or women's to co-ed. AnnaMarie feels that her strength as a coach is building great player confidence.
AnnaMarie’s profession is in aviation operations, and she can talk about airplanes as passionately as she can talk about volleyball! A fun fact about AnnaMarie is that she helped start a local roller derby team while in college and served as the team Jammer.
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Ellen Scott, Coach
Ellen has been playing volleyball since 1995. She started in middle school in El Paso, TX, and her career accolades include All District MVP her senior year high school and an All American Honorable mention freshman at St. Mary’s University. Her positions included anything from middle blocker or libero, to right side, but more often than anything she played as a setter.
Ellen currently play on a sand 4’s league with her boyfriend, Aaron Hickerson, who is also a No Limits volleyball coach. She and Aaron Hickerson have played court and sand volleyball for several teams for the last 4 years since I’ve moved here to Colorado. Really though, Ellen has not stopped playing since she was 12, in whatever forum available to her.
Ellen loves teamwork, and it is probably her favorite thing about volleyball other than teaching young adults to build strong bonds and relationships. In her opinion those things are so vital, not just for playing this sport well, but for living a happy, productive life. Ellen is so excited to see the new generation of volleyball, and her ultimate goal as a coach is to build each players level of play on the court, as well as their confidence off the court.
Mariana Seserman, Coach
Mariana has been playing volleyball for as long as she can remember. She played for Denver East High School and then for the club team at Fort Lewis College. She started her coaching career in Durango, Colorado as the JV coach at Durango High School for 3 seasons. She also was a head coach for Four Corners Volleyball Club for 3 seasons as well. Now, Mariana is the Head Varsity Coach at Liberty High School. Mariana is passionate about coaching not only because she loves the sport, but also because she loves to help athletes reach their full potential.
Mariana grew up as a competitive ski racer, so in her free time she loves to go skiing. She also loves hiking, lifting weights, biking and doing anything outdoors.
She is so excited to be a part of No Limits and is looking forward to the upcoming season!
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Megan Thompson, Coach
Megan is a senior at Legend High School for the 2017/18 school year, and is really looking forward to coaching her own team. She has played volleyball since the 5th grade, when she found out that her parents used to play doubles in a local park. Megan is passionate about volleyball and coaching, particularly because she had a number of coaches in the past whom she felt did not really care about their players. Megan has a true care for her players, and wants to pass her love for volleyball on to the next generation. She prides herself on never taking the easy way out, growing her relationship with her players through her positivity and good communication skills.
In her free time, Megan has served on her high school student government for all four years of high school and enjoys spending time with her dog, Summer.
Brenda Tiedemann, Assistant Coach
Brenda Tiedman first got involved with volleyball when her daughter started playing in 2010. She started as an assistant coach for a No Limits league team in 2012, and is now going into her 4th year as an assistant coach for the Sharks club team. One of the highlights of Brenda’s coaching career was becoming a High School volleyball coach at Sky View Academy, which she achieved this year.
Brenda is passionate about coaching because she loves helping players develop and seeing their accomplishments at the end of each season. Some of her hobbies and interests include scrapbooking, animals, interior design, outdoor activities and playing volleyball with her daughter.
Emily Toltz, Coach
Emily is a Colorado native who fell in love with the sport of volleyball when she began playing in middle school. She continued playing through high school, and her specialty is libero (AKA defense specialist), as she is only 4'11"! Emily has coached elementary school volleyball (4th and 5th grade) for two years. She had the opportunity to move with the girls from 4th to 5th grade, and she loved being able to help teach them the foundations of volleyball and watch them grow.
Emily enjoys staying active and learning something new as often as she can.
"I enjoy helping volleyball players improve and enjoy the game."
Andy Tuthill, NVC Certified Coach
Andy began coaching in 2011 when his daughter joined the 6th grade Gold Crown. He continued coaching her teams throughout the 7th and 8th grades, taking second overall in the silver division during her 8th grade season. Since then, Andy has coached teams for Gold Crown, No Limits, and Broomfield City Recreation.
Andy enjoys coaching because he believes it is important to help players achieve their own personal goals, and he finds sharing the enjoyment of watching them meet their goals to be the real reward as a coach.
In the summer, Andy enjoys meeting his own personal achievement goals by participating in triathlons.
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"My philosophies for life are to 'never stop learning' and 'never stop moving."
Tonja Twito, Certified Personal Trainer
Tonja’s love of volleyball began at the early age of 9 years. From there, she continued to play in middle school, high school, college, and now adulthood. Tonja never stops learning and currently plays in numerous adult league and tournaments in the Denver Metro Area. She discovered her love of coaching while still in college and has coached volleyball off and of ever since—coaching many age ranges from recreational level to high school teams, to club players.
With an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Tonja also is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, running coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, and is currently working on her PN Nutritional Certification. Beyond the court, you will find Tonja training for marathons, strength training, practicing yoga, teaching boot camps, volunteering at church, and most importantly…raising her three daughters, ages 5, 7 and 9. She and her husband moved to Colorado 10 years ago from Minnesota, fell in love with the lifestyle out here, and never looked back!
"I love my position as youth volleyball coach--getting to teach the best sport to a group of great, hardworking players is one of the best parts of my day. I just love the game and hope to be a positive influence to motivate players to be successful. I make everyday a chance to learn."
Growing up in Wyoming, Christine has been playing volleyball since 5th grade. She played on her middle school and high school teams, as well as adult 2s, 4s, and 6s leagues--mostly playing libero or defensive specialist. Recently, her adult 4s team won the coed championships! Christine starting coaching nearly 10 years ago in Montrose, Colorado. She has coached the gamut of youth volleyball, from recreational programs to middle schools to juniors clubs (such as Black Canyon Volleyball).
In her free time, Christine enjoys volleyball, horseback riding, and animal rescue. She has lived in Colorado for more than 20 years and is happily married with two great kids.
“"Christine is very informative and knowledgeable."
“We love Coach Christine!”
Laura Watling, Coach
Laura lived her entire life in Illinois until the summer of 2017, when she relocated out to Colorado with her family. While in Illinois, she spent 18 years coaching club volleyball at Sky High Volleyball Club and 17 years coaching varsity at Marian Central Catholic High School. Prior to that time, Laura played at Sky High for 5 years. One can safely say that volleyball had been a major part of her life!
While coaching club, Laura was part of 3 teams that qualified for USAV Nationals, once as an assistant and twice as the head coach. Her most recent team attending Nationals just this past summer in Minnesota. While serving as the head varsity coach at Marian Central Catholic for 8 years, Laura’s teams won 8 Regional Championships, 6 Sectional Championships. 4 Super Sectional Championships, and took the State Championship in 2015, along with 2nd place in 2016.
As a coach, Laura has been named the Northwest Herald Volleyball Coach of the Year 4 times (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) and in 2016, she was awarded the Suburban Catholic Conference Girls' Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Volleyball began as something that she loved to play, but throughout Laura's coaching journey it has turned into a passion for teaching and inspiring excellence. Her favorite part of coaching has been watching players grow and develop, not only as athletes, but also as leaders on and off the court. Many of her former players have gone on to play at the collegiate level and some are now even coaching! Laura truly feels that volleyball has given back to her more than she’s given to it. That's why she is so excited to continue her journey as a coach out in Colorado as she re-establishes herself in a new volleyball community.
"I like being able to share my passion for the sport I love and grow strong student-athletes!"
Sebrinia Welch, NVC Certified Coach
Sebrinia has been playing volleyball for over 15 years. She played four years in high school and three years at Luther College, a DIII school in Iowa, mainly as a defensive specialist. When she became a school counselor, she knew she wanted to continue her involvement with volleyball by coaching youth. Sebrinia coached three years of middle school volleyball for MLK Early College and is currently the Varsity Head Coach for the Montbello Warriors in Denver Public Schools.
Sebrinia believes that the role of the coach is to hold high expectations for the level of work and play on the court, to challenge athletes and push them to become better, and encourage them to self-reflect on their skills and the goals that they have for themselves. She believe athletes that have a real passion for the game, the willingness to work hard, and an openness to take feedback, will see growth as an individual player and have fun playing the game she loves!
Outside of work and coaching, Sebrinia loves to travel, in and out of the country. In the past year she has traveled to six different countries. When she isn’t dreaming of and planning trips, Sebrinia enjoys playing in adult competitive volleyball leagues, reading, watching YouTube videos of Minnesota Gophers volleyball matches, and spending time with friends, her husband and two dogs, Beau and Tempe.
“Sebrinia is very committed and focused on helping the kids improve.”
Nate Whitley, Coach
Nathan started playing amateur beach volleyball at age 14 in The Colony, TX via his family’s Lake Lewisville beach access. He had a large group of friends who would meet every week over the spring and summer for 2v2 or 4v4, depending on who could make it. Utilizing his 400m track & field and starting Free Safety (football) background, Nate felt like he had massive synergy with volleyball. At age 18, he was finally allowed to enter tournaments at a sand volleyball bar called Lone Star, located in Dallas, TX, whereas he competed in 2v2 tournaments for cash prizes. Nathan placed 1st at one such event and always in the top 5 out of the 12 teams in his age bracket. Although he didn’t get a scholarship, he was a finalist for a partial walk-on with a UNT club team. To this day, he continues to play pick-up games every Monday with friends at their church.
Being a smaller 6 feet tall, Nathan’s strengths include: libero technique (movement, ball control/passing) although he’s proficient in hitting and setting techniques as well.
Nathan started coaching with No Limits Volleyball a year ago because they advocate for boys volleyball in Colorado. He is most passionate about growing boys/mens volleyball as a legitimate, High School sanctioned sport!
In his free time, you can find Nathan playing volleyball, snow skiing, playing competitive eSports (DOTA, LOL), or hanging out with his wife & 4 year- old.