K Elites Volleyball Club
Karen started playing volleyball at Assumption Catholic Church and continued playing through 8th grade. She also played for her middle school team and a small select team for 5 years, which lead to her playing at Lindbergh High School all four years. After High school Karen played for her college volleyball team at Saint Louis Community college, then a year at SLU. When she returned home she returned back to her roots where she started coaching at Assumption Catholic Church for 3 years at the 6th, 7th and 8th grade level. Then moved on to Mary Mother of the Church for two years coaching the 7th and 8th grade level. There she would meet another director from Club Gemini where she coached for 6 years. Karen coached 11s (Gemini Zebras) 12s(Gemini Strykers) then back down to 11s(Gemini ninjas) which the following year moved her 11s(ninjas) to play 13s(Gemini Angels). She also took a 12s(Gemini Hitters) team that same year. The next year she took two 13s teams( Gemini Bombers and Gemini Hitters) and a 14s (Gemini Angels) team. In 2014-2015 she finished her last year with Club Gemini taking two 14s teams(Gemini Elites and Gemini Strikers). Karen has started to help coach with the Stratman leagues at the Center Saint Louis along with the Stratman Lindbergh league to help boys and girls learn the sport.
With her volleyball community growing she decided to start her own club, summer of 2015, to better serve the needs of the girls. With the different skill levels Karen knew she could take on more to help more girls succeed and give them more opportunity. The past few years Karen has coaches more than one team and has been involved with all the K Elites VBC teams at some point and will help grow the volleyball family every year.
K Elites Volleyball Club was established in 2015. Though we are a new club, all of our coaches have 2-15 years experience with other clubs. We are a non-denominational organization which welcomes players from all religions and all backgrounds. Currently we are only offering a girls' and boys program 10U through 18U. Each year we are adding teams, so feel free to check back for new changes.
Our main goal as a select volleyball club is to help each player develop and reach their full potential on the court and off the court as well. We work with players of all skill levels,and through a personalized coaching approach, work extremely hard to help improve technique, master the skills necessary to be competitive on the court, develop court presence and ability to anticipate, teach good sportsmanship and positive attitude, and overall have a great time while playing and working together as a team. We specialize in showing a variety of advanced strategies and techniques as we may adapt our strategy at any time during a tournament to keep us competitive and better utilize the talent of our team to defeat our opposition. Each coach has their own coaching style but each coach will still focus on having fun too! We are not just a club team but a volleyball family.