Coaching Experience: 8 years PLVC; 2 years St. Louis Heat; 2 years Lutheran High St. Charles
USAV Certification Level: IMPACT Certified; SafeSport Certified; Beach IMPACT Certified; CAP I Certified
Playing Experience: 8 years Saint Louis CYC Volleyball Club; 4 years Nerinx Hall High School
Occupation: Pharmacy Services Specialist at Dierbergs Markets, Inc.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received about coaching is that first and foremost, we coach people. It is important to remember the human aspect of the game. I coach to pass on knowledge of the game, to be part of a team, and to shape relationships of young athletes - with authority figures, with their peers, and with themselves. I believe that being exposed to character building situations and learning in a “fear of failure”-free environment one can develop a healthy competitiveness. I aim to demonstrate and expect good sportsmanship, to set priorities and goals, and to encourage good decision making both on and off the court.
Jessica Martin, Club Director, Assistant Coach (15 adidas)