TAV Houston proudly announces that Nicole Bowden and Shelby Szymanski have been chosen as TAV Houston Coaches of the Month. In order to be chosen for this honor, coaches must exemplify all of the characteristics embodied in our TAV Mission statement… High standards, hard work, strength of character, and Love of the Game. Nicole and Shelby coach together on the 15 White team. Coach Bill had the chance to observe them this past weekend and here is what he had to say, “Watching Nicole and Shelby this weekend you would have thought they were playing for the National Championship. Their kids played with such heart. They were constantly asking questions when they came off the court and it was clear they had not only respect for their coaches, but felt comfortable communicating with them and knew they had knowledge they needed in order to succeed. They were fearless as coaches and as a team when they took down an undefeated 1st team from another club! Nicole and Shelby are two examples of why I truly believe we have the best coaching staff in Houston.”
Nicole normally takes the lead on positional training by coaching the middle blockers. Her enthusiasm to teach the younger ages as well as her extensive knowledge base enabling her to teach the most advanced kids in the club make her invaluable to this very important group of kids. Shelby goes above and beyond imparting her knowledge to the developmental program kids! It is a tremendous asset to the club having an amazing club coach that coaches in the developmental program with the same intensity, yet having the ability to speak the volleyball language so that 5-11 year olds can grasp the material.
Players or parents can nominate a Coach of the Month. Entries are accepted until the 25th of each month. Please send any nominations to me along with a brief description of how a coach that you see embodies the characteristics of our Mission statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.