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Our Outstanding GCVC Coaching Staff

2018 Coaches

Coach Vivian Bekke

Hi I’m Vivian Bekke but prefer to go by Coach Viv. I have played volleyball since I was in 3rd grade and started coaching volleyball, basketball and track straight out of high school. I have been coaching in the middle schools and for a USA travel team and can’t wait to add GCVC to my list. I think the best part of being a coach is building a strong relationship with your athletes because it’s clear you both already have such a clear passion for what you’re doing.

 

I’m currently attending Casper College seeking a elementary education degree with an endorsement in middle school education. After that I plan on getting my masters in special education. I can’t wait to start this chapter and be apart of all the growth every athlete is about to show from the upcoming season.

Coach Haleigh Skiles


Hi my name is Haleigh, I’m 19 years old and I have been involved with volleyball for 9 years. I have played, managed, and coached. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, I also love working at Metro coffee shop. I’m so excited for this upcoming season because I love working with the young girls and seeing their improvements throughout the season.

Coach Kilah Moore

My name is Kilah Moore, I am a senior at Kelly Walsh high school. I enjoy photography, art, and traveling during my free time. I started playing volleyball at the boys and girls club around age 7, I played for ECVC for a year before switching to GCVC, playing for them for a total of 5 years. Now that I am no longer playing I’m excited to give coaching a try!

 

This will be my first year coaching and I am looking forward to motivating my team to do the best of their abilities and further their knowledge of volleyball.

Coach Dena

Introducing Coach Dena!!

I was born in Kansas, and moved to Wyoming at a young age. I am a former graduate from Natrona County High School. I have had a successful career in Volleyball, Basketball and Track. After high school, I went to Powell, WY and then Iowa on a full scholarship for Volleyball and Basketball .


After my successful college career, I moved to Plattsburgh, NY in 1993 where I started coaching volleyball at Plattsburgh State University for over 20 years. I have had numerous outstanding Student-Athletes who made the commissioner and all-academic team.


My volleyball team held a overall team GPA of 3.0 with a 95% graduation rate. In my 20 year span, I have also had numerous all-conference, all-american, rookie of the year, player of the year and has been nominated for Coach of the Year. I am very passionate, a leader, a visionary, committed knowledgeable coach. I absolutely love to teach kids to their full potential. I genuinely care when it comes to coaching. I am also a competitor and very  disciplined in basic technique for volleyball. I can and will teach your kids to their next level as long as they put in the effort.. Whether they are beginners or experienced student-athletes. When it comes to my student-athletes and volleyball she will always commit to 100%.

Coach Kylie Jones

Hi my name is Kylie Jones. I have been coaching for 6 years. I found my interest for coaching after I finished playing volleyball in high school. Since I have graduated, I have been coaching school and club volleyball.

When I am not coaching you can find me spending time with my family and friends or teaching. I am excited about this upcoming year as I get to share my love of volleyball with young athletes.

Coach Natalie

Hello my name is Natalie.
I am SO excited to be a coach for GCVC. I played volleyball for 7 years in total, competitively along with just whenever I could get my hands on a ball. One of my fondest memories was getting to travel with my teams for gcvc back in the day! I hope the girls are just excited as I was and am for this season.

Since then, I’ve been going to school for business and will have my associates degree at the end of this fall semester. I also lived in Hawaii this summer and made sure to get some good games of beach volleyball in! I can’t wait to bond with my team over my love for volleyball, traveling and a good time.

Coach Emily Robertson


Hello, my name is Emily Robertson! I am a highly competitive person and love to play basketball and volleyball. I just finished two years of playing basketball for Casper College, and now want to begin my coaching career.

I have been playing volleyball since I was in third grade and have had some of the best coaches along the way that were very positive role models. In high school I won a volleyball and basketball State Championship and was on All-State volleyball and basketball player as well.

My goal for coaching is to give the girls an opportunity to learn the important fundamental, be highly competitive, and to be a positive and encouraging role model for girls competing in sports.

Coach Amy Allaire

Amy has played volleyball since 6th grade. She has coached and helped run camps since 8th grade. In addition to high school volleyball, Amy played club volleyball for Delta Valley out of Stockton, CA. She played Division 1 collegiate volleyball for the University of California at Irvine, making the Big West Conference All Freshman team her first year. Recently Amy was inducted into her high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

This will be Amy’s third year coaching for GCVC. She thinks the best part of coaching is getting to work with such great kids and seeing them grow both their game and their confidence.

Amy is married to Robert Allaire and they have four school-aged kids. She continues to play volleyball, tennis and basketball in between coaching. She loves getting outside and being active, reading and all things related to good food!


Coaching Resources

Head of Coaching and Development

By Crawford Pierce 09/05/2018, 1:30pm MDT

Crawford has been in the ski coaching business for more than forty years and has worked at every level from training young children up to elite athletes on the United States Ski Team (USST).  He has worked in all areas of the country in ski club programs, and in specialized ski academies. He’s had two tours of duty with the USST, first as a C team coach and then moving up as the Head B Team, Europa Cup Coach.  On his second tour he worked as the Rocky/Central Regional coach in the USST’s National Development System.  Crawford’s occupation has taken him all around the world and opened his mind to the possibilities a young person can learn in this sport. In the last years, Crawford has been coaching a private team in Aspen (Team Geronimo), Created Butte Academy, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, and most recently at Team Summit Colorado. He is most proud that he has recently sent two of his athletes to the World Junior Championships with the USST. Rachael DesRoachers (2017) and Abigail Murer (2018). This year he also qualified and sent five of his Team Summit athletes to both the Senior and Junior National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Crawford is Level 500 Master Coach with the United States Ski Coaches Association (USSCA). In 1996 he was honored and recognized as USST’s Domestic Coach of the Year. That same year he was also recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as Skiing’s Domestic Coach of the Year. Only one other professional ski coach in the US has been recognized and honored by these two organizations. Crawford is most proud of his Certification in Primary Movements Teaching System (PMTS) and is working to achieve the highest level in PMTS Certification. He is working with the founders of PMTS to develop a specific Alpine Race Coach’s Certification. While with the USST he was also Certified Level 1 in PSIA training. Twice he has been on the staff of the USSCA’s Coach’s College. One of his most famous protégées, Erik Scholpy, was just recently inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame, class of 2014.

Crawford graduated from the University of Oregon, with Bachelor of Fine Art’s Degree.

USAV Rules

By GCVC 11/26/2016, 9:00am MST

USAV Rules

2016 - 2017 AAU Volleyball Handbook and Regulations

AAU Volleyball is conducted under the AAU Code, AAU Volleyball Handbook and the current playing rules of USA Volleyball, as modified by the AAU National Executive Committee.

https://www.volleyballreftraining.com/includes_rules_interps/indoor/2015_17DCRindoor.pdf

Referee Training Videos

By GCVC 11/26/2016, 8:45am MST

Referee Training Videos

AAU Volleyball abides by USAV Volleyball rules.

https://www.volleyballreftraining.com/training_materials_indoor.php

Drill Ideas