69 Trainees Have Gone on To Play College Volleyball!!
A. Alexander '06, Emory & Henry
Sam Thomas, '08, Shenandoah
Chelsea Holland, '09, Va Western
Meghan Bolton, '09, Marietta
Mallory Stewart, '09, Lynchburg
Sam Klosterman, '10, Roanoke
Sam Ringer, '10, Juniata
MacKenzie Tyree, '10, Carson Newman
Marli Dabareiner
, '10, R-Macon
Kendra Meek, '11, North Greenville
Aidan Guilfoyle, '11, Lafayette
Jordan Templin, '11, Randolph
Liz Brailsford, '11, Dartmouth
Morgan Shannon, '12, Davidson
Shannon Craighead, '12, Stetson
Maribeth Kern, '12 King Univ


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HIGH SCHOOL IN-SEASON TRAINING

Magna Vista High Clinics
Spring 2018

"Rampage Vball Club" at Carroll County High School
Tuesdays
Feb - March, 2017, and Jan - March 2018


Parkway Christian & Faith Christian Clinics
August 2017

William Byrd High School
Monday Clinics
May - July 2017


Eastern Mennonite Univ.
Spring Practices
April 2 & 3, 2017


"Union Vball Club" at Fort Chiwell High School
Saturday Clinics
February 28 and March 28, 2017


"Rampage Vball Club" at Carroll County High School
Tuesdays
Feb - March, 2017, Thursdays Jan 2018


"Union Vball Club" at Fort Chiwell High School
Saturday Clinic
January 2, 2016


Hidden Valley Middle School
Serving Clinic
Sept 14 2015


Parry McCluer
Team Training:
Four practices in the 1st two weeks of the season, then once or twice a week much of the 2015 season.


Liberty High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2013 and 2014 season


William Byrd High & Middle
Three hitting clinics before tryouts, 4 more after tryouts, then about once a week throughout the 2011 season. 

Faith Christian
Two-Hour Hitting and Serving Clinic, Wed Aug 23, 2010.

 Covington High
Two Day Team Clinic:
Aug 16 - 17, 2010


 Radford High
One Day Clinic, Preparing For State Playoffs!
November 3, 2009


 
Floyd Co High
Training Camps:
March 24 and 27, 2008


Lord Botetourt High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2008 season


Radford High
Player training:
Saturday October 11, 2008


Floyd Co High
Training Camps:  April 2, 9, 10, 12, 19, 2007

Roanoke Catholic
Open Gyms: July 10 & 17.  Player training June 8 & July 22, 2007

Franklin County
Player Training:  July 21 2007

Lord Botetourt High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2007 season

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You can pay a little less for a few more hours; but, is your daughter benefitted when she has to share a court with 20 to 30 other girls?

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October 14, 2020

"I just wanted to say how much Anne Hayden has enjoyed working with Elizabeth Giles over the summer and fall. She offers such great insight in an honest and helpful way. I also really appreciate that she is always good with infection control in these crazy times! Thanks so much! Leanne Hall "
Leanne Hall, mother of Anne Hayden, Salem High, c/o '24



February 1, 2018

"Madelyn had SO much fun working with you on Sunday! She was pretty excited when she got home! I can’t say it enough but you will never know how much you mean to us and how much you’ve helped Madelyn!! She has the best time working with you!!"
Lisa Gregory, mother of Madelyn, Faith Christian c/o '19

 

Janury 3, 2015

"I wanted to tell you that Mary-Randall is doing well at the libero position on her team!
Thank you for working with her in prior training sessions to get her where she needs to be. "

Heather Plunkett, mother of Mary-Randall, Lord Botetourt c/o '20




February 10, 2015
"Grace had a really good, positive experience yesterday with you. You really have a great way with the kids, and your positive attitude worked wonders for her confidence. Thanks again so much for your support and encouragement. 
Beth Wolowski, mother of Grace, Roanoke Catholic c/o '18.



August 19, 2014
"Thank you so much for the wonderful lesson for Rose last Sunday evening. Pulaski had their first scrimmage on Thursday, and Rose played great. Thanks for sharing your gift of teaching with these kids."
Janice Oglesby, mother of Rose, Pulaski County c/o '16. 




August 3, 2012
"Thanks to your assistance and training, Taylor just made the HVMS volleyball team!! She is so excited and grateful for her lessons. She knows that your instruction helped her make the team!"
Lynn Hampton,
mother of Taylor,
Hidden Valley, c/o '18


Nov 6, 2009
Maribeth got 1st team All-District, and you were a big part of that.  Thank you for the positive comments.  It means a lot. 
Mary Jo Kern, mother of Maribeth, James River High (Buchanan) c/o '13






Aug 5, 2010
I wanted to give you an update. Bre tried out for the HVMS team this week. She found out today that she made the team. I wanted to thank you and your staff for helping Bre develop some very good skills with the VIP sessions & Roanoke Catholic Camp. Six week ago she could not serve the ball over the net or pass very well but her skills have grown with you and your staff's help.
Kevin Lockhart, father of Bre, c/o '16 at Hidden Valley





June 7, 2008
"Thanks so much for a great player training session! Both Macie and [her partner] really enjoyed meeting you and working with you. It was so incredibly hot in the gym, but you kept them focused and motivated! Hopefully, we will have a chance to work with you again soon. Thanks again!
Marie Hobach, mother of Macie, William Byrd, c/o '12.





June 8, 2008
"Sam really is great! She is so encouraging. I wish I had a video of the girls the first time they met with her and again tonight. Sarah was doing great serving and then Sam started showing her to serve it short to throw the other team off. I love it! Thanks for all you do.
Maria Smith, mother of Sarah, Cave Spring c/o '13




July 12, 2009.
"Dani had a fantastic time with Sam this past weekend. Even though she worked her butt off, she was smiling the entire time and left with a confidence I had not seen in a while.

Sylvie Peterson, mother of Dani Austin, c/o '13 at Northside High







Aug 5, 2007
"Tom, just in case you wanted some feedback on Sam Thomas, here it is:

 Julia had her best session yet tonight with Sam. She felt Sam did a better job of explaining things than anyone else she has had. I think it really helps that Sam was closer in age to Julia. 

Sam did a GREAT job, and I just wanted you to know it.


David Lowen, father of Julia Lowen, Cave Spring, c/o '13






July 28th, 2007
"Thank you for talking Aaron into working with the girls in July, he is an excellent instructor and Christine really enjoyed her lessons with him. He worked her out pretty good, she was dragging when she left tonight but I believe she gained some valuable skills."

Tommy Surface, father of Christine, Craig County High, c/o '10. Christine became the VHSL career ace record holder.





July 2, 2007
"Wow, I wish I could duplicate Aaron. He is a terrific instructor, and quite patient. Unfortunately, I know coaches like him don't grow on trees, but having met him and seen him work with Aidan at least helps crystallize the search for a coach who will be a good fit."

Frank Guilfoyle, father of Roanoke Catholic, Aidan c/o '11 and Mairan c/o '13




July 19, 2007
"Thanks so much for all of the lessons for Kelsey over the past year.  I just wanted to let you know that she went to the JV open gyms and instead of playing middle school this year Aaron King wants her to tryout for JV. This is a player who didn't make the middle school team in 7th but took lessons with you all year and then may play JV. You are the best!"

Susan Sine, mother of Kelsey, Cave Spring c/o '09 and Frannie, Hidden Valley c/o '20.



August 22, 2007
"You are so good with the girls - funny when there's time for it, firm when they need it. Thank you for all the hard work and working with Cailin for so long!! When she made the CSMS team, her coach told me she was an amazingly good setter for a 7th grader. I, of course, told her it was because she had been working with you! She absolutely loves training with you and looks forward to it all day long when we have a practice scheduled. She loves goofing around with you but also takes everything you tell her seriously. I know she would not be at the level she's at if we hadn't met you a year ago. Thank you so much!
Susan Smedley, mother of Cailin, Cave Spring c/o '13.






Training Camp at Floyd Co High School was awesome!
April 2, April 9-10, April 12, April 19 2007, then again March 24 and 27, 2008!!!  It was GREAT! I can't wait to go back!





"If a person is willing to change, she will see results.

But if a person only wants to see results, then she won't be willing to change."







May 20, 2008
Thank you SO MUCH for everything!!!!!  Aside from your obvious wonderful teaching and coaching, your positive encouragement and enthusiasm means the most to Macie (and me)! 
Marie Hobach, mother of Macie, player at William Byrd.




May 28,  2008
Chesley had a great session with Lauren on Sunday... Lauren did a great job with her!
Beth Fobare, mother of Chesley, Northside c/o '10.




July 14, 2008.
Amanda and Jessie really enjoyed their time with Lauren yesterday. They said they liked it a great deal more and learned a lot more than at some of the camps they have been to. It was well worth the trip and money.  We wish that we could have taken advantage of these types of sessions at lot earlier in Amanda's vball career. Thanks for everything.
Debra Alderson, mother of Amanda, c/o '09 at Westover Christian in Danville.




June 8, 2008

I wanted to thank you for the lesson tonight.  Cailin, once again, had a fabulous time. It is so rewarding to see how much she has improved since she started working with you. She came away feeling so good about herself tonight. Even though nothing she did was perfect, she felt like she'd really done a good job and that is totally a reflection of your attitude with her. We are so fortunate to have you to train and encourage our girls! I just can't express my appreciation to you enough!!
Susan Smedley, mother of Cailin, Cave Spring High, c/o '13.





April 16, 2008
Your program is changing lives Coach Houser and God Bless you for all of your hard work!!
Lynn Irby, mother of Lyndsay, c/o '14.





May 12, 2008
"It is such a pleasure watching the girls enjoy and learn so much in their sessions.  Julia truly enjoys the game and she enjoyed her sessions with you so much. She and [her partner] both talked about how much they learned in that hour. Thanks again for all you do."
David Lowen, father of Cave Spring High, Julia c/o '13 and Sarah c/o '14.




Aug 14,  2008
Madi's success is a credit to both you and Sam.  She has had such a good time and made tremendous progress. If you have a way of getting in touch with Sam, please let her know that the girls made the team and we truly appreciate all Sam did. She is great!   We definitely look forward to working with you more in the future as we travel down this road. I have a feeling that we are only at the beginning.
Laura Billings, mother of Madi, a member of the Cave Spring Middle team




August 1, 2008.  Please let Lauren know that her tips really worked for Jackie. She has worked really hard all week and is now not only serving correctly but they are actually going deep. We really appreciate all of her help.
Rhonda Boehling, mother of Jackie, a 9th grader at Salem High School.




July 20, 2008.    Chesley has improved so much and I was really worried about her with the time off for her surgery, etc. But thanks to YOU she has progressed so far and learned so much! You are so patient, kind and a tremendous teacher…I’m just so glad that we were able to get her in to work with you! Thank you for everything!
Beth Fobare, mother of Chesley, Northside High volleball player.




July 7, 2008.  "My girls were so motivated when they left player training! They improved tremendously in two hours because of the attention and concentration given to their weaknesses. Coach Houser knows the game but also realizes the critical importance of being attentive to the player, recognizing her strengths and weaknesses, then he explains what can be done to make the player better.   Explanations were given as to why you do certain things. We drove the distance and paid the extra money because he is worth it. As far as coaching goes, we have not met anyone that "coaches" as well as COACH HOUSER.  They are fortunate to have him as a coach because they are getting the best, we are fortunate that he's close by and doing what he loves. Thanks Coach Houser for enjoying your job, keep it up, it's contagious!" --Bedford Mom



September 10, 2007
Thanks so much for all you do. I don’t think you realize what a positive impact you have on the girls.
Cathy Sutphin, mother of Alyson, volleyball player at Pulaski County




February 19, 2009
I wanted to let you know how much Erin enjoyed her session with Devyn on Sunday! We feel that it was a great practice and Devyn was very good with her, in assessing where she was and helping her improve on the many points they worked on. Erin definitely wants to work with Devyn, again, and I will let you know what works for us!
 
Sabrina Lee, mother of a Central Academy Middle School player




November 26, 2008
Stacey has improved so much since starting with you guys!  She had the talent for it, but I'm so excited to see her do better and better and I know she is excited!  Stacey said she got a good workout and Lauren taught her some things that she hadn't been shown before, which is great!

Christi Zysk, mother of a Craig County Middle School girl.




Aug 23, 2008
Brianas serve is awesome..hasn't missed one yet in any of her games...thanks for all your help..will be glad when she can have more sessions with you..keep us in mind if you have cancellations.
Krista Blakeney, mother of Briana of William Fleming High




April 2, 2009
Emily had a great lesson last Sunday - fun & educational. She really felt like she got a lot out of it. We will definitely request Sam again."
Amy Fulton, mother of Emily, c/o '14 at Cave Spring


Individual Player
Training


Since 2005 our staff is only successful when the player
has attained the level she wishes to reach!

--> One-on-one player training price, info, etc. can be seen here!   

"As soon as one realizes that they need help to be the best they can be, that's the moment that learning/changing can begin!"

"Everyone overestimates what can be accomplished in a day,
and they underestimate what can be done in months of work, sweat & girnd when nobody is watching."
Eric Spoelstra, head coach of the Miami Heat, referring to Tyler Herro who scored 37 points in that night's playoff game.
 




What Can Our Staff Help You With?

Hitting     Passing/Digging

Setter Training
Mental Training
  Serving       BLocking
Rolling/Sprawling
Young Players
coachhouser@yahoo.com


Your daughter will have access to videos, feedback, an extensive website to browse and 35 years of coaching experience.
We may also even give her homework!
 


Training Schedule
For 2021!!!
 
"As soon as one realizes that they can't reach their potential alone,
that's the moment that learning/changing can begin!"

When you reserve an hour with me or my staff:
* you own that hour, and you and your daughter will decide what she learns;
* and you will decide if other girls attend.

This is not a semi-private lesson where your daughter may be sharing an hour with 2 or 3 other girls who she may not know, and who may play different positions.


*** Expectations Camps 2021***
Fun! Learning! Intense! Three recruiting seminars!
High Expectations: June 21-23, 2021.                 College Expectations: June 25-27, 2021
The 1:4 coach to camper ratio is the best of any national camp in the USA.             
Coaches who teach vball every week, all year.
All this at half the price of a university residential camp!
For more information, just touch here!

 

Wednesday
May 12

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm A.H.Halls
1pm to 2pm M.Fergusons
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>> on sale!
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>> on sale!
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>> on sale!
5pm to 6pm Reids

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


   


March 13, 2018

"We appreciate you!!! You train, teach, correct, build up, praise, and encourage the athletes to push beyond there limits. You share the passion and love for volleyball with your athletes...this is why you are loved and respected by ALL you work with!!"
Lisa Gregory, mother of Madelyn, Faith Christian c/o '19



Thursday
May 13

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons

1pm to 2pm <<OPEN>> on sale!
2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>> on sale!
3pm to 4pm R.Mullins
4pm to 5pm Prillamans

5pm to 6pm McClungs


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
May 14

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons
4pm to 5pm K.Wittens
5pm to 6pm Crawfords

630 to 830pm is reserved evey Friday for our JTA!!
But, if you want an hour or two of Elizabeth's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8:30pm to 10:30pm Torborgs

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
May 14

Directors:
Claire Jenkins
and Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

Junior Taining Academy!
630- to 830

More
information
here
!


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   

Sunday
May 16

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm FWilsons
2pm to 3pm McMahons
3pm to 4pm S.Sheltons

4pm to 5pm Redfords
5pm to 6pm Reids
6pm to 7pm Thieleckes
7pm to 8pm H.Goodwins

8pm to 9pm McClungs

9pm to 10pm Esworthys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Monday
May 17

Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons

2pm to 3pm Kepleys

3pm to 4pm Boltons
4pm to 5pm Slatterys
5pm to 6pm G.Edwards
6pm to 7pm Reids

7-8pm is reserved for another group.
But, if you want an hour of Kelsey's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8pm to 10pm Hudd/MPrill/etc.

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018



September 7, 2018
"Elyse had a scrimmage against Potomac. The coach put her in to serve and the score was 3 - 4. Elyse scored the next 22 points with 17 aces!!!! And guess what did it?? Her new dying serve that you two worked on. Thanks again for helping her!!!"
Trista Farrell, mother of Elyse, c/o '20, Episcopal School, Alexandria, Va.
 
 

Wednesday
May 19

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm A.H.Halls
1pm to 2pm 2Hashes
2pm to 3pm M.Crews
3pm to 4pm A.Cockrams

4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm A.Boyds


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   

Sunday
May 23

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm HHyltons & CHarrises
2pm to 3pm R.Mullins
3pm to 4pm Dudleys
4pm to 5pm Redfords
5pm to 6pm Reids
6pm to 7pm Thiel/Boxleys
7pm to 8pm Boxleys
8pm to 9pm
<<OPEN>>
9pm to 10pm Kepleys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   

August 5, 2020
"Coach, you and your staff have blessed us so much.
Thank you!"

Susan Shields, mother of Faith, Fluvanna County, c/o '23


Wednesday
May 26

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm A.H.Halls

1pm to 2pm 2Hashes

2pm to 3pm M. Fegusons
3pm to 4pm A.Cockrams
4pm to 5pm Boltons
5pm to 6pm A.Boyds

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
May 28

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons
4pm to 5pm G.Edwards

5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

630 to 830pm is reserved evey Friday for our JTA!!
But, if you want an hour or two of Elizabeth's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8:30pm to 9:30pm Fobares

9:30pm to 10:30pm
<<OPEN>>


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
May 30

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm P.Atkinsons

1pm to 2pm FWilsons & RHarrises
2pm to 3pm R.Mullins
3pm to 4pm Reids
4pm to 5pm Camilles
5pm to 6pm Crews
6pm to 7pm Baileys (W Va)
7pm to 8pm Boxleys
8pm to 9pm Stepkas & Crawfords
9pm to 10pm Hoye
s

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Monday
Memorial Day
May 31

Coach Houser and trainer tba

One-on-one lessons

10am to 11am A.Browns
11am to noon AHHalls

noon to 1pm Reids
1pm to 2pm P.Jones


Trainer to be named
2pm to 3pm P.Jones

3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>

Coach Houser
4pm to
6pm Torborgs
6pm to 7pm McClungs

7pm to 8pm R.Mullins


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


A Reward For Assisting The Staff!!
If an athlete is one of the top 12 private lesson assistants during the 2021 calendar year,
then she'll be rewarded with a FREE 2hour open gym in December 2021!
(PLUS, assisting the coaches is more fun than staying at home!!)

 

Tuesday
June 1

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

10am to 11am O'Briens

11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm M.Nelsons

2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm <<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Wednesday
June 2

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm 2Hashes

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm <<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm Ingrams


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Thursday
June 3

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

10am to 11am O'Briens

11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm Hagadorns

2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm M.Nelsons

4pm to 5pm Wrays

5pm to 6pm Huddlestons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
June 4

Coach Elizaabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm G.Edwards


630 to 830pm is reserved evey Friday for our JTA!!
But, if you want an hour or two of Elizabeth's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8:30pm to 9:30pm
<<OPEN>>
9:30pm to 10:30pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
June 6

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm Reids
3pm to 4pm Redfords


This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Dudleys
6pm to 7pm Thieleckes
7pm to 8pm Boxleys
8pm to 9pm E.Fegusons
9pm to 10pm Camilles


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   


December 22, 2019
"Alyssa is ready for some 'Houser time'. She misses you!"
Breanna Terry, mother of Alyssa, Chatham c/o '22

 

Tuesday
June 8

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

11am to noon Hoyes

noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm <<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm Thieleckes

5pm to 6pm Kepleys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Wednesday
June 9

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm 2Hashes

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm Boltons
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Thursday
June 10

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm M.Fergusons

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm G.Edwards

3pm to 4pm <<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
June 11

Coach Elizaabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

630 to 830pm is reserved evey Friday for our JTA!!
But, if you want an hour or two of Elizabeth's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8:30pm to 9:30pm
<<OPEN>>
9:30pm to 10:30pm
<<OPEN>>


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
June 13

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

n
oon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm Reids
3pm to 4pm Redfords


This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Dudleys
6pm to 7pm S.Sheltons

7pm to 8pm Crews
8pm to 9pm
<<OPEN>>
9pm to 10pm Camilles


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   


April 2, 2018
"Thanks for helping Anna today! You are always so positive and it brings out the best in her and each girl you work with. It is wonderful to see her learn and improve her skills and knowledge of the game. I love seeing her growing confidence in her abilities. You plant that seed every time she works with you and it is awesome to watch it grow. Thank you so much!"
Nikki Dandridge, mother of Anna, Patrick Henry c/o '20
 

 

Monday
June 14

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to noon O'Briens

noon to 1pm M.Chenault

1pm to 2pm K.Chenault

2pm to 3pm Odways

3pm to 4pm A.Amoses
4pm to
6pm P.Jones
6pm to 7pm Kepleys

7pm to 8pm Slatterys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Tuesday
June 15

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


noon to 3pm N & M Foxes

3pm to 4pm 2Hashes
4pm to 5pm Boltons

5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Wednesday
June 16

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm M.Fergusons

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm Ordways
3pm to 4pm Hagadorns

4pm to 5pm Wrays

5pm to 6pm Huddlestons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
June 17

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons
4pm to 5pm Kepleys

5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>
6pm to 7pm
<<OPEN>>
7pm to 8pm
<<OPEN>>
8pm to 9pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
June 20

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm Reids
3pm to 4pm Redfords

This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm <<OPEN>>
6pm to 7pm E.Fergusons
7pm to 8pm
<<OPEN>>
8pm to 9pm Stepkas & Crawfords

9pm to 10pm Camilles

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   


September 12, 2020

"My daughter used the 'wipe' floater this morning at club tryouts.....and it worked!
You have made a believer out of her!"

Matt Dawson, father of Sophie, Albemarle High, c/o '21



Wednesday
June 23

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm 2Hashes

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm <<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm <<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm Boltons

5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
June 25

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

3pm to 4pm E.Fergusons

4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

630 to 830pm is reserved evey Friday for our JTA!!
But, if you want an hour or two of Elizabeth's time to watch video, work on recruiting, etc., just let us know!


8:30pm to 9:30pm
<<OPEN>>
9:30pm to 10:30pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
June 27

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm Reids
3pm to 4pm Redfords

This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Dudleys
6pm to 7pm E.Fergusons
7pm to 8pm AHHalls

8pm to 9pm C.Wolfes

9pm to 10pm Camilles


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Tuesday
June 29

Coach Kelsey
Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to noon G.Edwards

noon to 1pm Hoyes

1pm to
3pm 4WesternAlbemarles
3pm to 4pm A.Amoses
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm Huddlestons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


January 14, 2018
"The way Johanna speaks about volleyball, and looks at herself within the game since working with you, has changed her from a young girl playing a game to a confident young woman wanting a piece of the game. This is so exciting to watch. Can't wait for our next two lessons."
Marcie Morrison, mother of Johanna, Floyd c/o '21

 

Wednesday
June 30

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm 2Hashes

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm Ordways
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   

Sunday
July 4

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1ppm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm Jeffreys

2pm to 3pm Reids
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>

This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 7pm Brannings

7pm to 8pm
<<OPEN>>
8pm to 9pm
<<OPEN>>
9pm to 10pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   


December 22, 2019

"Peydon really enjoyed the lesson. She wants to come back for more lessons.
She was surprised she learned so much in a short time!"

Jeff Pack, father of Peydon, c/o '22, Shady Springs High, near Beckley, West Va



Wednesday
July 7

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


noon to 1pm Hashes

1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to
4pm 4Western Albemarles
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm G.Edwards


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
July 9

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


noon to
2pm P.Jones
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
July 11

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises

1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Redfords
3pm to 4pm Stepkas


This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Crews
6pm to 7pm Boltons

7pm to 8pm Kepleys
8pm to 9pm P.Atkinsons
9pm to 10pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Monday
July 12

Coach Kelsey Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

2pm to
4pm 4Western Albemarles
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>
6pm to 7pm Slatterys

7pm to 8pm
<<OPEN>>
8pm to 10pm Huddlestons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


July 7, 2019

"I just received a text last night from the mom of two of my players who came to Roanoke Saturday & Sunday. She said her girls loved it!!! I had told them they needed to come see you. I’m so glad they did!! They were highly impressed and enjoyed themselves!! Thank you for all you do!!!"
Mandy Bloomfield, director, Club Attack, Beckley West Va, and mother of Bristol c/o '24



Wednesday
July 14

Coach Kelsey Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Thursday
July 15

Coach Kelsey Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 4pm K.Baileys

4pm to 6pm Beards

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
July 16

Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


noon to
2pm P.Jones
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
July 18

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises

1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Redfords
3pm to 4pm
A.Browns

This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Crews
6pm to 7pm AHHalls

7pm to 8pm Luckeys
8pm to 9pm Kepleys

9pm to 10pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


December 30, 2019
"You have helped me so much in her volleyball and we will always be grateful. On top of how encouraging you are. You are definitely loved by my family. Thanks for all you do for her emotionally & physically. You’ll never know how much it means"
Abigail Giles, Chatham, c/o '21

 

Tuesday
July 20

Coach Kelsey Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to
1pm Beards
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm G.Edwards

5pm to 6pm Slatterys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Wednesday
July 21

Coach Kelsey Goodman

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


11am to noon
<<OPEN>>
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm Huddlestons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday
July 23

Coach Kelsey Goodman
and
Coach Elizabeth Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


Coach Goodman:

9am to 10am
<<OPEN>>
10am to
noon Beards
noon to 1pm
<<OPEN>>
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>

Coach Giles
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
July 25

Coach Houser


One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.


noon to 1pm Lewises
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm E.Fergusons
3pm to 4pm Stepkas

This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Dudleys
6pm to 7pm McClungs
7pm to 8pm Boxs/Prills/Thiels

8pm to 9pm Camilles
9pm to 10pm Kepleys

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


Wednesday
July 28

Coach Elizabeth
Giles

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Hashes
1pm to 2pm
<<OPEN>>
2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm G.Edwards


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

   

Saturday
July 31

Coach Houser and trainer tba

One-on-one lessons

10am to 11am AHHalls
11am to noon Kepleys

noon to 1pm EFergusons
1pm to 2pm Luckeys


Trainer to be named

2pm to 3pm
<<OPEN>>
3pm to 4pm
<<OPEN>>
4pm to 5pm
<<OPEN>>
5pm to 6pm
<<OPEN>>

Coach Houser
6pm to 8pm Saunders

7pm to 9pm Atkinsons

9pm to 10pm Boltons


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

Sunday
August 1

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons that may have be to canceled if our STAR camps occur this summer.

noon to 1pm Lewises

1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Redfords
3pm to 4pm Reids


This is a "heat hour"
If you'd like to be on the waiting list for this hour, just let me know. I will be opening it if the temperature isn't searing.


5pm to 6pm Dudleys
6pm to 7pm Kepleys

7pm to 8pm Box/Thiel/Prills
8pm to 9pm McClungs

9pm to 10pm Slatterys


At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

       
November 8, 2019
"Emerson came home this afternoon to watch her sister's match and said she wants some Houser-time
this summer to work on serve receive, digging & transitioning."

Jonathan Scollo, father of Emerson, William Peace University, c/o '23

 

The Player Training Staff


Tom Houser has been coaching volleyball since 1985.  He has coached 18 varsity team, 10 JV teams and has coached 23 club  teams.  His teams have qualified for Junior Nationals in 2006, 2009 , 2012 and 2016.  His stepdaughter, Lauren, a 2010 graduate of Radford University, was a 4-year starter on the RU volleyball team. More about Coach Houser can be seen here, and you can contact him at coachhouser@yahoo.com

Coach Houser has attended: Gold Medal Squared in Annapolis, USAV CAP I at JMU, USAV CAP II in Wisconsin, Clinician at Louisville University Elite Camp and USAV Impact Clinic.

Volleyball has also taken him to Salt Lake City, Columbus OH, Anchorage, San Francisco, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Miami.


"I try to specialize in helping players who have extensive experience reach the next level.  I like working with the player who says, 'I'm just not where I want to be. I think I'm doing something wrong. Can you help me fin what it is?"


Jan 31, 2021.   
"Just to let you know, you hve got a student in your corner 100%. She says private lesons have to be with Tom. Thank you for making her want to be a better player! "
Bonnie Shelton, mother of Summer, Bassett, c/o '25


December 2, 2016.   "I wanted to thank you for all you do for the sport of volleyball in the Roanoke area. I hope the kids realize how much you give back.Madison is VERY excited to be working with Greysen again!! We could already see a difference from their working together on Saturday!! We are so very thankful to have found you!!"
Dennis Hohenshelt, former head coach, University of Virginia

February 9, 2019.   "Guess what!! I served the last first set 12-0 at the beginning then served at the end of the set i made 5 more, and had about 8 aces in all in the first set!! Serving with you has helped me tremendously thank you for all you do!!"
Haleigh Brown, Pulaski County High, c/o '21


November 24, 2018.   "Mandi said today that your volleyball skills were 'insane' and that one session with you was worth more than a whole season. Safe to say she adores you!" 
Beth Ott, mother of Mandi, Kenersville, NC, c/o '23

July 2, 2018.   "You have boosted her self-esteem so much and renewed her love of volleyball. You have no idea what that means to me to see her smile and get excited about playing. You did that, Coach Houser. I truly appreciate and respect what you do for the kids and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing her she is a good player and she has potential to go as far as she wants to take it. She said, 'I wish College Expectations was a full week,' because she had a blast!"
Vikki Sterne, mother of Kealey, Brookville High, c/o '20

March 21, 2011.   
"You have a big heart for the game of volleyball and you work very hard with the girls in the area.   I don't think I have seen someone so passionate in my life!
Blair Trail, head coach, Roanoke College.


July 14, 2019.   
"You have such a positive attitude and impact on the kids! Thank you! I see how a great coach can propel an athlete further than even athletic talent!"
Annette Patterson, mother of Emma, Roanoke Catholic School, c/o '22





Kelsey Goodman, Assistant Coach, Randolph College

Kelsey is the assistant volleyball coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. She is a 2019 graduate of Roanoke college, where she played on the volleyball team all 4 years and was captain for senior year. Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played 6 years and earned 4 varsity letters. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked nearly 40 STAR camps the past 4 summers. Kelsey was a regular participant in the Expectations Camps at Sweet Briar! You can contact Kelsey at kgoodman@randolphcollege.edu.


February 3, 2021.    "I just wanted to share some video from Lauren serving in our game last night. She was serving like Coach Kelsey taught from our last lesson. She is much more confident in her serves and that is one of her strongest skills currently. Thanks for all you have done!!"
Tim Torborg, father of Lauren, Tunstall c/o '26


July 28, 2020.    "Kelsey is awesome, Sofia will be thrilled to have more sessions with her!
Thanks for everything!"

Leah Beard, mother of Sophia, Western Albemarle, c/o '2
2


January 15, 2020.   
"Kelsey was so nice. Grace loved working with her and is looking forward to the next 2 Wednesdays with her! Grace's exact word was 'amazing'."
Sara Williams, mother of Grace, Patrick Henry c/o '25


November 6, 2019.    "We LOVE Kelsey!
Aniton is labeled as a all-around player on her club team thanks to Kelsey!
Matt Wray, father of Aniston, Franklin County c/o '25


May 13, 2019.   
"Emma just had her lesson with Kelsey and loved it! They worked on her serves and passes and Emma really picked up a few key things that helped her immediately. Kelsey was great with her."
Patrick Kellley, father of Emma, Northside High, c/o '23


January 22, 2019.   
"The work with you and Kelsey has really helped. Great progress since last tournament. Serves are getting better. I give you and Kelsey a lot of the credit. Without your help we would not be here. Abby was up to serve at set point and she got an ACE and that won us the age group."
Melinda Crosser, mother of Abby, Hidden Valley c/o '23
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April 3, 2019.   
"I also wanted to let you know that my daughter started spring volleyball open gyms and because of Coach Kelsey, Abby has improved greatly! She was very excited about her hits, her serving, and told me it was because of Kelsey that she has improved so much! We still have areas to master with Kelsey’s help but I was wondering if you would not mind letting Kelsey know she is a strong support for my daughter and her knowledge and skills have impacted Abby in such a positive way. We really appreciate what Kelsey has done for Abby and look forward to many more sessions with her! ��""
Jennifer Brummitt, mother of Abby, Bassett c/o '22





Elizabeth Giles

Elizabeth is a 2018 graduate of North Cross School in Roanoke, Va. During both her junior and senior year, she was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st All-Tournament and her team advanced to the state final 4. As a senior, she was 1st team All-State. She has played 6 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball. She will be attending Sewanee College next fall and will be on the volleyball team. She has been working with Coach Houser for 5 years as an athlete taking lessons and as a camp assistant. You can reach Elizabeth at BugGiles16@yahoo.com



Sept 2, 2020.   
"Emily loves Elizabeth so much. When you talk to Elizabeth, please tell her. She's so wonderful and encouraging! Elizabeth saw some frustration. She sat with them after the appointment for a 'pow wow' session. Emily got into the car saying she loved the lesson, has stuff to work on, and it going to give it 100%. Elizabeth makes them want to be better!"
Debbie Horne, mother of Emily, Patrick Henry High, c/o '24


Aug 7, 2019.   
"I was very impressed with Elizabeth and her time with Ella was invaluable. Thank you for this program. I foresee we will schedule sessions with you/trainer as they come available this fall. "
Sally Walker, mother of Ella, Salem c/o '23


(a) May 30, 2019.   
"Elizabeth is a wonderful instructor! She spent a solid two hours with Ellie this past Monday and it paid off at open gym yesterday. So thank you for this system that exists!

(b) November 17, 2020.    "The girls were wowed by their experience with Elizabeth. They realized just how valuable a bit of extra time with the experts is!!!"
Jeannine Eddleton, mother of Ellie, Christiansburg, c/o '26


March 23, 2019.    "Abby just had her 1st lesson with Elizabeth & truly enjoyed it! She came home excited & ready to practice the new things Elizabeth helped her hone in! Thank you for offering such a great way for these players of volleyball to improve & grow!"
Kristin McNamara, mother of Abbey, Cave Spring c/o '24


December 27, 2018.    "I just wanted to thank you ! Elizabeth was so good with Bristol and made her calm and not nervous! She was great with her!!! Bristol has been in my living room practicing her approach since we arrived home!!! We will most definitely be back!! Thanks again!! And please thank Elizabeth ! "
Janice Bloomfield, director of Club Attach, Beckley West Va &
mother of Bristol, Shady Springs High, West Va, c/o '27


December 30, 2018.   
"Kathryn loved the lesson with Elizabeth!!! She can not wait until next Saturday."
Thorton Jones, father of Katryn, Westover Christian School, c/o '24






Bre Lockhart


Bre just graduated from Randolph-Macon, where she played on the volleyball team all 4 years and was a captain the past 2 seasons. She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High School. She played 5 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She was a primary hitter and server on the Hidden Valley team that won the AA Virginia State Championship in the fall of 2013. The Roanoke STAR Newspaper did an article on her in Oct 2015 here. Bre starting working STAR camps after her 9th grade, and has now been a part of 28 of them! She also works camps for RM and gives private lessons. You can contact Bre at BreLockhart@aol.com


February 9, 2021. “Just wanted you to know that Ellie has really enjoyed being with Bre. She SOOOOO loved Bre's spirit, attention and level of detail and.....wow.....Ellie just went on and on on the ride home. So very thankful that you offer this opportunity to the sport!!!!!!!!”
Jeannine Eddleton, mother of Elliot, Christiansburg c/o '27


February 15, 2018. "Also PLEASE let us know when Bre is going to be in town again. :) Grace speaks of Bre often and wishes she could have another lesson with her especially when the ball doesn't go in the right direction. :) However, Bre has allowed Grace to reflect upon what she has been taught and makes her adjustments. The coach is impressed with Grace's hitting. She was a great help to Grace. What Bre taught Grace in those two hours shows each and every day on the court. Please tell Bre THANK YOU!!! And thank you too."
Sonya Cauley, mother of Grace, Rockbridge County c/o '23


November 24, 2017
. "Bre is AWESOME! She did great with Peyton on spot serving and short serving, and gave her an overall awesome workout. Thank you! :) "
Senora Faulkner, mother of Peyton, Floyd County, c/o '21



 

July 31, 2006
"You're our secret weapon!"
November 29, 2017
"My daughter just said, 'It's Houser Time!!' "
May 19, 2012
"There are just not enough Coach Housers to go around!"
March 31, 2021
"You guys bring new life to players!"
January 12, 2021
"Your private lessons openings are like gold!"
January 7, 2019
"And for the record,
my child thinks you walk on water :)"
October 26, 2018
"My daughter thinks you are the 'Volleyball Whisperer'
!!"
January 10, 2017
"You're our volleyball Yoda!!"

May 3, 2021
"I didn't know if you had seen the All-District list. Here it is. Thank you! You deserve a lot of the credit for my daughter's success. You've worked with her since the 6th grade. You may recognize a few others on the list as yours as well!"


February 9, 2021

"My daughter got pulled up from 8th grade to JV for the season!
Kudos to your program!"



February 11, 2021

"Thank you and your staff for giving her the confidence and skills to be better!!"

March 3, 2021
"My daughter looked really confident tonight! Wow, what you have done with her, your direction and encouragement, back row especially, is incredible.
And I came across the notes she took at her private lesson!!! How wonderful! I don’t understand all of it but that you took the time to think so deeply and thoroughly means a lot to me and I’m-sure to her too. She trusts you!"

March 1, 2021
"My daughter was voted captain by her teamates last night. She was elated! She has come so far from the meek player that started several years ago!! Thank you for all you do!"

March 1, 2021
"Our first match was last night and we won. The opposing coach and one of the refs complimented my daughter on her playing ability. The opposing coach told his players, 'why do you keep hitting it to the libero. She's good!' LOL. I can definitely see an improvement in her playing ability from working with you!"

January 23, 2021
"I just wanted to tell you how impressed my daughter and I were with Coach Elizabeth today. My daughter came out of her session fired up and with a ton of stuff to write down that she learned. I played football in HS and college and attended camps but never saw anyone teach so smartly and relate-ably in 1 hour. Elizabeth talked my daughter through everything as well as demonstrated what it looks like, as many times as she needed. I shagged balls and in 14 balls Elizabeth had my daughter hitting it over the net from the back. 14 balls! She flattened the learning curve for my daughter so much. At the end when Elizabeth told my daughter to write down 25 things she learned I was blown away. Genius! She wrote them down too:) You'll be seeing more of us, I love your system. Looking forward to more lessons with your folks."

Clint Gagnon, father of Emelie, Cave Spring c/o '26

January 22, 2021
"Some of the opposing team parents and coaches remarked to me after some of her school games that she is a completely different payer skill-wise from last year. So once again that's a credit to you and your staff!."

December 9, 2020
"My daughter really has appreciated the detailed instruction and feedback and has already improved her game!"

October 3, 2020
"By the way, the mentorship that my daughter has received from your coaches these last few months has been wonderful and appreciated. And it's so important at this crazy age! My daughter has already learned a lot from the two sessions she has had. She really has appreciated the detailed instruction and feedback and has already improved her game!"

September 28, 2020
"One of her lessons after her club season was over last year, she was so happy she cried. She said that she got to be herself in your gym and finally enjoyed playing again."

September 23, 2020
"I just wanted to let you know Gabby made National Team for Old Dominion Volleyball Academy. So I wanted to say thank you and thank you to all the staff that have work with Gabby. No way this happens without you and the people that worked with her. Less than 2 years ago she couldn't even serve when she came to you."

Ray Hedrick, father of Gabrielle, c/o '23, Gill Grove School, Richmond Va.

August 7, 2020
"My daughter’s growth as a volleygirl this year has been incredible.
Thank you for teaching her so well all!!!!"
July 1, 2020
"Gosh, we love you all so much!
My daughter feels so much better after lessons with you all!!!!
Which makes me feel better!"

June 22, 2020
"They both walked out feeling positive and pumped up for their first doubles match on Wednesday. Thanks for all you’re doing to help these ladies grow!!"

May 20, 2020
"Abbey was so excited after her last lesson.
Houser Magic."
Joy Barlow, mother of Abbey, Staunton River, c/o '22

May 15, 2020
"Kelsey was FANTASTIC AND AMAZING!! First, she was happy, positive and relatable. She kept things simple and broke down the serve well. Answered questions well and redirected when needed and caught mistakes. The flow of the lesson was perfect. No wasted time. Breaks when needed. The girls worked hard. When they started to lose focus for the last ten minutes and got a little sloppy, she was able to reel them in and refocus. So we will be coming back and would like to book regular lessons with her!"

May 9, 2020
"Thanks so much Coach for your support, encouragment, enthusiasm and fun nature!
This journey just keeps getting better! "

April 2, 2020
"I wanted to let you know that [my daughter] had a really great time working with directly for the first time. She said you made the training and learning fun. I enjoy reading your emails I find them very informative especially for someone like me that is really unfamiliar with the sport. So I really appreciate just reading and learning from your experience."

January 13, 2020
"Wappreciate your candor and telling it like it is. In my opinion that is too often avoided in our world of political correctness. My daughter was not fazed and when I asked her how the training went she said "great, I got to work on serving ....etc" No mention of "blunt talk". She knows and understands that you do what you do in order to help the girls who train there. Nothing personal....just a strong desire to truly help them.
Part of your role is to prepare them for volleyball life beyond high school.
Keep up the great work."

December 3, 2019
"
I have to brag a little! My daughter made first team district, first team region, and 2nd team all state!
Thanks for all you have done to make her a better player!"
November 4, 2019
"
I made the the national team!!
Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to spend so many hours in the gym.
If it wasn’t for you I would not be where I am now!!!"

October 9, 2019
"Just wanted to let you know that [my daughter] is out of her slump and back to her old self. The insight you shared gave her perspective and helped her understand what was happening with her....and how to overcome it. I saw the stats from last night's loss.....and she recorded 4 blocks and 6 kills! She also had the highest hitting % on her team.
She is back! Thanks for all you do for us!> I made the the national team!! > Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to spend so many hours in the gym. If it wasn’t for you I would not be where I am now!!! I can’t thank you enough "

October 2, 2019
"My daughter just told me that you always lift her spirits and talk to her when she needs it.
I appreciate that so much!
"

October 14, 2019
"Thank you for the positive energy you give to [my daughter's] volleyball experience! She has learned so much from you!
"

September 4, 2019
"
My daughter is really starting to build some confidence in herself.
It's so amazing to watch! Thank you for being a catalyst and believing in her!"

August 6, 2019
My daugther
made the JV team!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Thank you for your passion and doing what you do! She couldn’t have gotten to this place without you and the coaches who work with you!!! Please give Elizabeth and Kelsey a huge thank you from us! And tell them to keep on doing what they do - -they made a difference in my gals life for sure ��"

August 16, 2019
"My 6th grade daghter is a starter! Today, her team did a consecutive serve contest....and finished 2nd to an 8th grader. That was 33 in a row before missing. She said, 'That was today. Wait until next time!' This is all due to you and your staff!
"

August 2, 2019
"
We feel very grateful to have discovered your program.
My daughter has really liked working with Elizabeth during this short time. We scheduled a session Monday am to tweak anything before tryouts that eveningl"

July 21, 2019
"
Well last night my daughter amazed her coach! I get this text from her coach saying and I quote: 'She's playing like a champ today. Definitely want her trying out for varsity!'
We are sooooo excited about this coming season & what is in store for her! We owe you a huge thank you too for your knowledge & expertise, thank you for being a part of our world. It makes it a happier place!"

May 21, 2019
"
I just wanted to let you know that we appreciate all the time and effort you put into the emails you send out every Thursday. Every week I learn something new and always something that I share with Ava. I think Ava has learned a lot in just few lessons she has had with you and with Kelsey. Thanks for all the time and effort you spend helping the girls learn this sport and general life lessons. "
Johathan Amos, father of Ava, Cave Spring c/o '24

April 17, 2019
"
Oh my goodness I am thrilled to hear back from you!! Thank you!!
My daughter just asked me 'Mom are you gonna cry?' And I felt like I might. :) "

March 18, 2019
"
I know you’ve done this for a long time and you’ve worked with so many girls but you were really able to read my daughter. She is hard on herself and she was very appreciative of the talk yesterday. I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. She is very comfortable with you."

March 11, 2019
"
When she starts struggling, she tells herself, 'ok you're at Houser's, it's just you two, what's he gonna tell you to do?'... I'm really proud of her for saying that! "

February 15, 2019
"
[My daughter] really appreciated her Valentine from you...
We sure do love you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!"

January 7, 2019
"
The difference in her play since she has started working with you was very noticeable. I was approached by other parents commenting on how well she was playing - how good her control was, her passes were to target. She was very pleased with her performance too :) And she is so much more confident in her playing. The cool thing is she can recognize when she makes and a mistake AND she knows what to do to fix it."

November 17, 2018
"
I suggest you for lessons all the time. The other vball parents don’t realize what a difference even one or two lessons with you can make."

November 7, 2018
"My daughter has spent the last two hours telling me about her two lessons yesterday,
she had a great time so again, thank you! She can’t wait for Sunday!"

October 12, 2018
"Thanks for all you do to support us.
You’ve been a blessing to my daughter and to us."
August 10, 2018
"Update: My daughter is the starting libero!! On varsity!
Thanks for all you’ve done to teach, inspire, encourage, and motivate her to dig deep
and to keep reaching to achieve her goals ��."
June 23, 2018
"I thank you immensely. You have been truly a sounding board, our track guide, and an inspiration.
I’m excited about our continued partnership. Im excited how my daughter has grown....THANKS!!"
April 11, 2018
"I just wanted to text you and thank you for all the help in putting together film,
looking over my emails, putting in good words for me, and always encouraging me
so I had the confidence to get to this point. It really means more than you know!
I really don't think I could've gotten to this point without you!"
March 12, 2018
"[My daughter] really misses all her volleyball peeps in Roanoke.
She longs for her Houser lessons!"

January 26, 2018
"[My daughter] was so happy you had that opening! She only had one club practice this week. Everyone noticed the improvement. Thank you again for working with us. You are the BEST!"

January 13, 2018
"[My daughter] had a two-hour basketball practice before she came to you today. She practiced with you and the first thing she said to me was, 'Are we doing more privates with him?' :-) Thanks for being awesome."

January 9, 2018
"Can you please duplicate yourself? Maybe a 3D printer would work."

December 29, 2017
"I'm excited about next fall! And to be able to put the things that my teammates and I have learned from you into play!

October 24, 2017

"Our coach has told our daughter that her serve is the team's best offensive weapon.""


October 10, 2017
"Thank you for all you have done for my daughter. She looks forward to each lesson with you. In the short time she has been playing, you are the only coach who has really pushed her. I have learned over the years that she responds best to hard coaching with a positive attitude. She is a good student and is trying to absorb everything you are teaching. Coaches can be honest and even critical as long as the player knows it comes from a place of caring. So, thanks again!!"

September 14, 2017
"We won tonight in 4 sets. After the game my coach pulled me to the side and said 'Coach Houser would be so proud!!' I had a great night! Thanks for all your help and encouragement!"

May 15, 2017
"I really want to say thanks for taking the time to talk with my daughter and me yesterday after our lesson. You are a wealth of knowledge and a true asset to the volleyball community. My daughter really listened and we will get in gear to start looking at schools. I am sure that I will continue to ask questions and I thank you in advance."

March 22, 2017
"Always good to hear from you, it's always a pleasure, We appreciate all you have done for our daughter. Your passion and love for the volleyball and all the girls who come your way speaks for itself."

February 8, 2017
"We were a pretty awesome team - all thanks to you! That 2005 season was the best season I had as a volleyball player and it was definitely because you believed in us and pushed us to be the best, while keeping everything fun and exciting!"

Stephanie Crawford, North Cross, c/o '08

February 6, 2017
"Happy Birthday to one of the most influential people in my life. The time that I spent with you playing NRV Nationals was the best, and I'll truly cherish it forever! You helped me grow into the brave and strong young woman that I am today, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for that! So here's to you Tom Houser!!!!"

Morgan Stone, Magna Vista, c/o '15

June 14, 2016
"The piece of driftwood you gavem me has remained in my glovebox since the day you gave it to me. I will always treasure it & the story of how it reminded you of me -- rising above obstacles to survive & thrive. I hope you are able to continue your work as long as possible & realize how much you help your girls, even beyond vball. Again, thank you for all of your help & hard work. Please keep in touch & take care of my sister as she progresses in her career.
Burke Staunton, Covinging High, c/o '14

December 5, 2016
"Tonight was exactly what [my daughter] needed to turn her attitude around and get the most out of the travel season ahead! She left the gym believing that she is capable to learning the skills that will make her competitive next season. This is a huge step forward from "I suck and I'll never make it." THANK YOU!"

November 12, 2016
"I thought last Sunday's lesson was fabulous! The combination of your coaching and all of the girls working together was really impressive. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support of the girls!!"

October 24, 2016
"My daughter needed a Tom Houser boost yesterday. JV volleyball hasn't been a good experience and she was volleyball blue......she needed your upbeat personality and volleyball reinforcement before travel season starts. You're the bombI thought last Sunday's lesson was fabulous! The combination of your coaching and all of the girls working together was really impressive. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support of the girls!!"

October 3, 2016
"And just in case you don't realize it, you are exceptional when it comes to volleyball coaching. I hope for others to be like you, but that usually isn't the case. Maybe you've caused me to have higher expectations than I should. ��You're the best. We're fortunate to have you. ��" 

January 15, 2017
"Thanks for thinking of our girls. They really enjoy the lessons and feel they are learning so much. Thanks for all you do!!!" 

January 19, 2017
"Thanks always for your wisdom and guidance. You know this already, but there are many who trust and love you for what you do for the young ladies." 

September 9, 2016
"It is truly amazing how much you helped her in just a couple of visits. If we could wish back time, we would have had her seeing you years ago!" 

August 18, 2016
"I know we haven't met but you have already been amazing to communicate with, and your energy and interest in helping my daughter, whom you haven't even met, is incredible and so appreciated!"

June 29, 2016
"[My daughter] was excited that she received compliments from the JV coach on her sets yesterday! Thankful for you and your staff and looking forward to more lessons!!"

June 1, 2016
"You have a top drawer reputation and we are fortunate to have folks like you that are so dedicated and passionate in this regard. Thank you!"

March 20, 2016
"My daughter says she is on fire! Eight kills and a bunch of blocks yesterday!
You have a top drawer reputation and we are fortunate to have folks like you that are so dedicated and passionate in this regard.Thank you! You give her the best coaching!"

December 22, 2015
"You've done so much for my dauthter than just make her a better volleyball player. You give her confidence and make her feel better about herself as well -- in all aspects of her life. Thank you for that and your time and effort. Merry Christmas!"

November 1, 2015
"Thank you so much. My dauthter wants to do privates with you now btw.
She learned so much last night. She just loves you to death!"

October 7, 2015
"You have really put my mind at ease with this email. Thank you so much!! I can tell that it's very important to you to help these girls reach their goals & succeed in whatever way possible. That really means a lot."

October 13, 2015
"[My dauthter] got a chance to play outside hitter tonight and did a great job. Thanks so much for your help with hitting and serving. She looked great! We need to come again!"

September 8, 2015
"Another club is where I got your name from. My daughter is not ready to play at the NRV level yet.
We are hoping that you will be able to get her to that level."
September 8, 2015
"Thank you. I think you are helping her more than you could ever know.
She loves helping you. If only everyone thought that way."

August 26, 2015
"Wanted to let you know that my daughter went on a very important and impressive serving run last night. Although the team ended up losing the 3rd set tiebreaker, she entered the game specifically to serve with her team behind 18-22 in the second set. She proceeded to go on a very impressive 5 point run that ultimately led us to a 2nd set win. Thanks again for teaching her both volleyball and life skills

August 23, 2015
"It was so nice of you to respond so quickly and with so much information and advice. It truly means a lot for you to take time to give such a thoughtful response. Your love of this sport and for your players shines through big and bright :) "

July 30, 2015
"No matter whether she makes the team or not, most of her positive and happy volleyball memories are with you. Thank you for being a great mentor and role model for my baby."

August 24, 2015
"By the way, [my dauthter] says that her training with you is really paying off. "

May 5, 2015
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What a confidence boost and calming effect you have on my daughter...when I talked to her last night, she was a different person!!"

January 28, 2015
"[Our daughter] is inspired.  Thank you for a great lesson on Monday.  She learns new skills each time she comes and becomes more determined each time to keep getting better.  She asked me last night for a can of corn!"

December 18, 2014
"[Our daughter] came home so excited from your lesson yesterday.
In fact, we'd like to sign up for additional lessons!!"

January 10, 2015
"[My daughter] was on today!!  Wednesday's lesson helped her tremendously.   Her serves were super strong and and she had some incredible hits. She was pleased!"

November 13, 2014
"Hi Coach Houser! I am writing this email to say thank you for everything you have been teaching me! I really feel like i am improving! I went to the gym last Sunday and practiced my serves like you taught me and they are showing lots of progress. I cant wait for more lessons with youAnna came home so excited from your lesson yesterday. In fact, we'd like to sign up for additional lessons !"

January 9, 2014
"We are very excited and looking forward to working with you. You have a great talent coaching the girls and they absorb every word and skill you teach them. NRV is lucky to have you."

August 28, 2013
"Can't thank you enough. If last night's performance is indicative, she's going to have a fabulous senior season, which is exactly the reason we came to you--so she can go out on top!!"

February 26, 2014
"Thank you again for today! [My daughter] talked about how much she enjoyed it on the ride home. While we really would like to see her progress as a player, we are most concerned with preserving her love of the game at this point. You're able to merge both things today - thank you! She is already talking about and looking forward to her next session with you :-)"

September 19, 2013
Thank u for all u do to help these girls!  Your staff is amazing!!!!"

August 8, 2014
"Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! See you Sunday.  :)"

June 3, 2013
"People asked why they should come to you guys. It only took us one visit to know why. You have helped alot! We knew the first time we saw you that you were the best! We learn good stuff everytime!We are very excited and looking forward to working with you. You have a great talent coaching the girls and they absorb every word and skill you teach them. NRV is lucky to have you."
Jennifer Snider, mother of Savannah and Summer, Parry McCluer c/o '18

August 7, 2013.........They made the team!!
"[My daughter] made the JV team...coach told her to be prepared to play all around !!!! We are over the moon right now! And you made all the difference...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

"I wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful lesson you gave [my daughter]. She called me and was ecstatic she made the team. You're a wonderful coach. Wish they were all like u!"

July 6, 2013
Elizabeth really enjoyed working with Lindsey and she gave Elizabeth some great tips. The improvement I’ve seen since we have come to your lessons is dramatic. Elizabeth actually asked on Sunday if she could continue with regular lessons.

May 30, 2013
,I asked her if she wanted to do another camp and this is what she said to me: "Mom, camps are good, but I really think I will get better by working with Coach Houser more this summer."
June 6, 2013
"How can she not be getting better with someone like you working with her. You’re the best..
April 21, 2013
"Thanks again for the session. [My daughter] loved it! I'm sure we will be scheduling more sessions"
April 24, 2013
"[My daughter] wants try out this ffall. She will be new to volleyball so not sure how she will do but if anyone can help her learn it is you."
March 20, 2013
 "[My daughter] is a completely different player than a year ago – thanks so much to YOU."
March 19, 2013
 "I can't even explain the impact u guys have had on me. Giving me motivation & confidence in myself that you saw something special in me. 'Together We Will' will forever be etched into my brain & I'll carry that with me whether it be in volleyball or in my future life. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. Thanks for everything. I can't say it enough."
Sami Hanes, member of the Elmira College volleyball team.

February 14, 2013
 "Our daughter had a great time last night and said her serve receive was 'awesome' at practice tonight.Amy is a completely different player than a year ago – thanks so much to YOU."

February 14, 2013
 "Our daughter feels like she has already learned so much to improve her game in the two sessions she has had with you.   We'll be back again next Wednesday"

January 28,  2013
"When Morgan's Confidence and self-esteem needs a boost, that's where Dr. Houser comes in with our therapy lessons! :)  

December 22, 2012
 "My daughter has wanted training time with you.  This is going to be one of her Christmas presents.   Thanks!"

January 11,  2013
 "My daughter
is pretty fond of a Mr Houser ;-)   She's a good student & knows a good teacher when she has one...fyi she talked to her school coach & will start in the weight room with her 2 days a week starting next Tuesday ... thanks for reinforcing the need!   Is 7-8pm still free Saturday for a lesson?"

January 29,  2013
"My daughter really enjoyed her time with you on Saturday. She felt that you packed a lot into one hour that will help her improve, while also acknowledging the things she already does well."

December 27, 2012
 "I am so proud of her volleyball accomplishments. The time spent with you and your team was a huge factor in developing her skills. All of those sweaty Sundays at the gym. Good memories."
 

September 9, 2012
 From the mom:  "Thanks so much for yesterday.  [My daughter] had a great time working with you and received such great instruction, now she needs to practice all that you taught her.   Look forward to getting the link for her video hitting.  Thanks again and hope we can work with you again soon."  Ethel Ward.
From the daughter:   "I really enjoyed my one on one session yesterday!  I learned many things and hopefully get to work with you again!"   Rachel Ward, Lord Botetourt, c/o '16

June 11, 2012
"Zoe really enjoyed her lesson with Jenny Clark; she is a wonderful young lady. We'll look to more openings soon with Jenny or Maggie so we can take advantage of this excellent one-on-one program you've put together."
Jon Casto, father of Zoe, WB c/o '18"6

December 21, 2011
Thanks for all of your work with [my daughter] at camps and lessons in 2011. She just started practice with her travel team this week and is doing well. She looks like she will be one of the leaders on this team. Thanks so much for yesterday. Rachel had a great time working with you and received such great instruction, now she needs to practice all that you taught her. I really enjoyed talking with you and catching up on our Bassett past :) Look forward to getting the link for her video hitting. Thanks again and hope we can work with you again soon.

November 22, 2011
I wanted you to know that yesterdays training you gave to me was definitely a good experience. I learned a TON.. and I need to work on a lot of those new things in my spare time. Thank you so much for your time and work and dedication to my volleyball future.  You really inspired me to always show my coach that I'm hardworking and willing do do anything they tell me to do, and always be "coachable"!

October 15, 2011
I didn't even think about going to someone else for lessons.... which is testament to you. 

September 12, 2011
Thanks for your time with our daughter. She and my husband both said it was very helpful.  If you get any more cancellations, we are definitely interested. Thanks.

October 14, 2011
I wish I would have done this a long time ago. Thanks so much you have been OUTSTANDING!

September 4, 2011
Our daughter
had a blast and learned so much in her sessions last night. Thanks a million!

September 10, 2011
My hitting is so much better now and what you told me really helped.  I feel I can jump so much higher now, after you showed me what I was doing wrong.

August 9, 2011
We wanted to let you know [our daughter] did make the JV team at CS and thank you again for your help with training and camps over the summer.

August 10, 2011
I got to watch most of a practice one day this week. [My daughter] had a bunch of kills during their scrimmage and her jump serve looks really good.

July 19,  2011
I love coming to lessons, I can't tell how much I learn!  I love learning from you.  And I can't wait for the next lesson!

August 3, 2011
Thank you so much for everything you've done. i can honestly say without your help.  I wouldn't have made the team. thank you so much! =)

Aug 4, 2010    I made JV Coach Houser!!!  We start practicing tomorrow!!  
Thanks for all your help and I hope to see you soon!!!! You are the absolute best!!! :)

June 16,  2010
Thanks for today's workout!  I had a lot of fun. 
Your great!!

June 15, 2010  I just wanted to say thank you for all the help that you gave me last weekend!!  It really boosted my confidence and improved my game!  I have been going to camp this week and when we work on hitting almost all go in and they aren't just being tapped over! I've even gotten 1 or 2 kills on some kids that are older and have been playing longer! I have been able to do this because of all of your help!  Thank you again and I hope to see you soon!!!!!  You are the best!

May 22, 2010
"We're so glad to have you!"

Oct 25,  2009   I've seen you turn mediocre volleyball players that are good athletes into awesome players. 
Your skills as a coach have them growing two years worth of skills in one season I am glad you have a training program that she can participate in because the time she has with you definitely builds her confidence and keeps her smiling and positive! That is the most important thing for us right now! So keep up the good work! 

Jan 4,  2010  [My daughter] made the team!!!!!! She is excited. She was the only one there that could set middle 1's and that's due to your help at her last lesson.

May 22,  2010   [My daughter's] work with you, in my thoughts, is critical not only to improve her skills, but also to regain her confidence and belief in her abilities. 

Oct 22,  2009  Thanks for everything you have done for [my daughter] over the years. Every game I see her do things that you have taught her. When she is playing back row she always looks at each girl on the back row and tells them. "I've got to this point and to this point". It makes me smile. The other day when she called "Cindy take it, Cindy take it" I thought of you.

Sept 11, 2009   Lauren Clary really helped open up my daughter’s serves. And where Lauren  left off, Devyn picked up!  She really helped my daughter to focus and fine tune, not just her serves, but her style and form. She really helped to refine her serve. In Thursday’s game, my daughter had 7 consecutive serves on her first time up, and her next time up, she had 6! Lost count, but she claims that at least half of them were aces. Pass this on to Devyn, because my daughter could tell she really helped in her form to be more consistent and accurate!!!  It’s all in the toss…

Sept 10, 2009   My coaches totally noticed that i changed a bunch & i told them i went to you. one of my coaches even knew exactly who you were from shamrock & they both thought it was great. thanks again!
Sept 9, 2009    [One girl] was using her arms in her approach in last night's game which she hadn't been, and both she and [the second girl] tried and completed several 'quicks'. That's a big step! They usually won't even try them.  Coach told my daughter to jump serve a couple last night and she got aces with those, so the girls were excited at the 'payoff' from working with Devyn.  From my perspective, I really liked how Devyn questioned them and made them think through what they do and don't do.  My daughter has had that some, but that was new to the other two to actually examine why they do what they do.
Aug 26, 2009 It's people like you who make this world a brighter place for our young people
and their parents, so thank you for all you do and your passion for it.
Aug 26, 2009 Nikki Johnson was wonderful!   She really helped my daughter .... I wish we had discovered you earlier! Sept 2, 2009  I looked on your website and you are all booked.  She needs you!
Aug 24, 2009  [My daughter] is on the A team.  They play first game today.  Serve is working well and her back row play is very solid.  Her confidence is way up! Aug 24, 2009    Thanks for caring. You are a great trainer and [my daughter] would love to play for a coach like you some day.
Aug 8, 2009 Thank you thank you for all you have done for [my daughter]!  To see her go in and have to perform for a new coach and team while feeling shy and tentative, only to see her take everything you, Lauren and Sam have shown her, is fantastic. Serve is working well & her back row play is very solid. Her confidence is way up!
Aug 6, 2009  [My daughter] had planned to tell you she made varsity on Sat night, but I just couldn't wait!  Many many thanks to you for sticking with her these past years in helping her with Volleyball and giving her your life lessons talks. They really do listen to what you have to say.
May 20, 2009  [My daughter] went to a hitters session taught by a former USA volleyball player who her coach set up.  Afterwards she said "I learned a little, but most of it Coach Houser had already showed me" I thought that it was great that you had already taught her the same thing. She also liked the way you taught it better.
June 3, 2009.  PLEASE email me the next time you have an opening.
 [My daughter] was very upset when i told her you were booked for the summer

April 26, 2009.    Thanks for the lesson. I had a blast. cant wait to work with you again!

April 28, 2009.     She really enjoyed the last session. Normally she frowns at personal instruction but you hit a home run with her.

April 26, 2009.   She wants to train with you because she feels like you can help her be the best.  nk so too and I appreciate the confidence that you are giving her.

     May 7, 2009.   My daughter was definitely happier with her hitting this week.  I thought it was the best I've ever seen her do.

April 25, 2009.   "We were going to enroll in the JMU Individual Skills camp, but we decided to use that money to work with you.  We think we'll accomplish more with you in a one-on-one setting."

April 24, 2009.    "Everyone at our school has been seeing how much my daughter has progressed with her playing and asked her what her "secret" was. So, when she told them it was YOU, I guess they've started knocking on your door!"

April 13, 2009.    You are a great coach because you take the time to explain yourself, she told me that was the best part of the lesson.  Sue Wilson, mother of Dominique, c/o '13 at William Byrd

Feb 18, 2009.   Guess when we saw that opening on the website, it was just our lucky day. I know if you don't grab it as soon as it goes up, it's gone. You are such a good coach you are in high demand.

January 6, 2009.   You need to be a college coach.    You have a gift that needs to be cultivated and shared.  One of my biggest regrets in this whole volleyball world is [my daughter] never having the opportunity to be on one of your teams.   Dang.

October 27, 2008.  Timberlake won the VACA championship, it was great.    My daughter got in a lot of great hits.    I couldn’t help but think of you and how you helped her!  We’ll see you soon.

August 17, 2008.   Thanks for the great lesson on saturday.  [My daughter] said it was the best ever. she also says you're an awesome coach.   Thanks again!

October 26, 2008.   My daughter as very "pumped" about her training session with you last night.  She was just thrilled to be back in the gym with you!  We really appreciate YOU!

August 5, 2008.   heyyy Coach Houser!  
i just wanted to thank you SOOOOOOO much for all the hard work you've put in with me and the postive attitude you've had.   thank you!  i just wanted to let you know that since we've worked so hard i've been put on varsity!!!     they said the past two days that i've already improved at middle and they think that i could be great!   so we have new stuff to train on =]   THANKS!

August 3, 2008.    Coach told her that I'm the most improved player on the whole Varsity team!  At team camp at everyone was impressed with my serving and how much I've improved.  We played tournaments on the last day and I started!!  I wanted to thank you so much for helping me get better and being so encouraging. You'll have to come see us play this season so I can show you what I can do!

 April 16, 2008.  [Kate Feldman] changed my daughters entire level of confidence and outlook on V-ball.  My daughter left feeling good about herself and that's huge at 12 yrs. old!

November 26, 2008
We had so much fun today in the gym.
It felt right!!

 April 11, 2008. Your enthusiasm is absolutely wonderful -- thanks!!!!

 May 27, 2008. [My daughter] had a rec game tonight and her serves were awesome.. Thanks a bunch. We had so much fun today in the gym. It felt right!!

 May 22, 2007. I like the way you constantly talk and instruct while you are showing. You explain it in ways she can understand and put to use. You don't get mad at her if she screws up. You just say, don't worry, try it again, they say good, and it makes her want to work harder.Your enthusiasm is absolutely wonderful -- thanks!!!!

 May 7, 2007.   You tell her what she does wrong, but you tell it in a positive way that doesn't hurt her feelings.  Makes her want to work harder. and you praise her when she does it right. She was so proud of those pancakes!!   She always leaves your training feeling tired but good about herself.

May 17, 2007.     I love you as a coach and friend.....you keep it up and with your guidance [my daughter] will be a star and a power to recon with at [her high school] and Junior travel squads for the next 3 years (college too)!!!!

May 20, 2007.   Thank you for the card and also for doing such a great job  working with [our daughter]. This is the best thing we have done for her. I know if she keeps working with you and challenging herself, she will make it to the next level.

May 7, 2007.   [My daughter] was really pleased with the work.  Thanks again.  What great spirit and enthusiasm you bring to the court -- she loves that!!!!!

May 7th, 2007.   Thanks for working with me this afternoon. I really feel good about myself and how much you help me to improve. Looking forward to next Sunday!

And one more......May 7, 2007.   I just wanted to let you know that we had a great session with Shannon last night. She let the girls lead the session - kept asking them what they wanted to work on.   [My daughter] had a great work out and [her partner] had her serving & hitting the best I've seen her do!  I would recommend Shannon to anyone who asks. 

April 22, 2007.  "[My daughter] really enjoyed her time with Keesha.  She said that Keesha was more helpful than anyone has ever been.

April 23, 2007.   Gosh, it sure was nice to be back in the gym with you!! You seem to be able to build [my daughter's] confidence more than any one else!

April 30, 2007.  Thanks for all you do. I appreciate all you do for my daughter. She thinks you are awesome. It is so funny to watch you work with her and the things you notice that she does.  I have watched her for years and never noticed!!!  I always knew she had more hitting potential and wondered why she was not hitting harder.  I think she is on the right road with you. You are really helping her with her form so she can break some of those bad habits and move on to a higher level. Thank you!!!!!

Oct 8, 2006.  " I'm so glad she's been able to work with you over the past couple of months! I've seen a lot of improvement in her skills as well as her confidence. She absolutely loves volleyball and seems to be willing to work pretty hard to improve. "

November 1, 2006.   "And haven't you been working with my teammate??  I think so, especially because I've seen a HUGE improvement recently--harder hits, more confidence, and better serves. It's awesome!!"

Nov 12, 2006.  " My wife said you had a great session with [our daughter].   With your help she'll start to reach whatever potential she is destined to reach. Thanks for your enthusiasm, support and coaching."

May 14, 2006.  "My daughter had such a good time with your lesson last night. She was pumped when she left. Thanks for being so positive with her. She even told me that she wanted to call her new coach and have a meeting with her, maybe even a session with her to show her what she can do.   Now, that really is positive!!!"

August 29, 2006.
"The girls had a great time & can't wait to practice with you again!"

Aug 7, 2006.  "Try outs started today!   It went pretty well...my coach noticed an improvement on my digging/serving/hitting and I think that I'm noticing a difference as well. Thanks for all of your help!!!!!"

Sept 20,  2006.  [My daughter] enjoyed flying on her stomach at practice - in fact she did it at the last game  - and she said after that game - "thanks to Coach Houser teaching me I was able to put it into practice"

Sept 18, 2006.  "Thanks for working with the girls last night.  All the positive encouragement should help them play much better today!!!  You have really taught them so much this year."

July 11, 2006.  " I just wanted to tell you how much I really do enjoy working with you.  Even when I mess up, you help me not get down on myself.  The thing that encourages me most is when you tell me that even though I messed up, other things were correct. This really makes me want to work harder.  Thanks a lot!"

June 21, 2006.   "hey coach houser!!  ive really been working on my jump floater at the volleyball camp this week and im getting pretty close to 95%!! thank you for teaching it to me, its been very useful. i look forward to our next session and cant wait to learn more tricks and techniques.  hope youre having a great summer!"

July 9, 2006.  "I just wanted to thank you for working with my daughter on Saturday. The clinic was excellent and she picked up several pointers that she can work on to improve.   I also want to thank you for your positive upbeat approach with the girls.  It is obvious that your passions include both youth and volleyball.  Your enthusiasm is catching."

June 27, 2006.  "[My daughter] was so happy that she learned so much. She is anxious to have more lessons so I will keep an eye on your website for available times. Thank you again and again!!!!

May 11, 2006.  "After the training session last night, I asked my daughter if anything you told her was different or hard to change or contrary to anything she'd been taught and she said, "No, and besides, even if it was, if HE says it, I know it must be right.

June 13, 2006.  "[The girl you trained tonight told her mom that] she learned more in those 2 hours than in any camp she'd ever been to!  So I know they are happy!"

December 5, 2006.    "I LOVE YOU COACH HOUSER!!!!!  THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT COACH.   YOU ARE SO COOL I HAD ALOT OF FUN AND LEARNED ALOT AT THE SAME TIME ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!! "

July 21, 2006.  "I picked my daughter up this afternoon from a volleyball thing, and the head varsity coach said that he has never seen such improvement in a player and had no idea she was going to be able to do the things he's seeing her do. Said he was going to hold her up as an example of someone who works for what she wants.  Woooooooooohhoooooo!! He noticed!!!!   I'm so proud of her. And thanks for all your work with her."




To get more info, please
email me at coachhouser@yahoo.com





July 15, 2020
"We have thoroughly enjoyed the coaching you and your team have provided. They definitely have helped my daughter grow in skill, both mentally and physically! We are looking forward to next year’s College Expectations camp as we would not want to miss it for the world. Top Notch!!! We love you guys!"
Irene Moore-Pandelliisa, mother of Annabella,
Western Albemarlie, c/o '22



December 17, 2014
"I want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you, and everything you are.  It's not just volleyball.  It's the encouragement, support, humor, and respect.  It's the high-fives, the hugs, the "BAM's!" and the "Good Jobs!  It's the fun ways you think of to learn, and the pats on her back."
Lisa Broyden, mother of Jennifer,
2015 NRV 14 Rox member

April 24, 2013
"My daughter and I had a great time learning from you last night. The volleyball practice was very helpful and she was bubbling excitedly on the way home. Thanks so much for the info! We loved Bre today! Great lesson!"
Debra Hux, mother of Glenvar Logan c/o '17 and Jenna c/o '21




September 9, 2011
"You are the best -- and the best is always in high demand."
Patricia Eggleston, mother of Amy,
volleyball player at North Cross School


October 30, 2007
Just had to let you know we won tonight.....and also to thank you again for your great help with Chelsea......Her passing was great tonight..... her serves were awesome and her hits were good. Thanks to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up........ you know what you're doing and it shows in the girls you teach.....
Cindy Holland, mother of Chelsea Holland,
volleyball player at Franklin Co.



CONGRATS!!!
Here's Abbey Barlowe
in the Lynchburg paper!


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More Trainees Playing
College Volleyball!

Samant
ha Sunshine, '12 WVa Wesleyan
Erin Lee, '13, UVa-Wise
Erin Holsinger, '13, Hillsdale (MI)

Caroline Boone,'13 Frances Marion
Gussie Revercomb, '13, Mary W'ton
Christina Dietz, '13, Franklin & Marshall
Macie Hoback, '13, Roanoke College
Mairin Guilfo
yle, '13, Univ of Dallas
Elena West, '14, Wash'ton & Lee
Ol
ivia Sass, '14 Lock Haven
Sam Edge, '14, UVA-Wise
Carleigh Studtmann, '14, Bridgewater
Zoe Doubles, '14, Centre College (Ky)
Amelia Dalton '15 Lynchburg College
Rebekah Bolen '15, Boyce College
Tori Belcher, '15, Greeensbor College
Piper Roe, '16, Louisville
Aleah Keaton, '16, Western Carolina
Madison Haynes, '16, Bridgewater
Hannah Huls, '16, NC Wesleyan
Lauren Morgan, '16, Randolph College
Olivia Pullen, '16, Randolph College
Carden Clark, '16, NC A&T
Harper Scollo, '16, Averett College. Here is an article about her!
Canaan Taylor, '16, Randolph College
Shannon Holsinger, '16, Lake Erie
Emily Steffan, '16, Randolph Macon
Bre Lockhart, '16, Randolph Macon
Lindsey Hite, '16, Danville Comm College
Gabby Coradazzi, '17, Shenandoah
Elizabeth Giles, '18 Sewanee
Lexi Lam, '18, Eastern Mennonite
Sarah Taylor, '18, Messiah
Kayla Divers, '18, Ferrum College
Sarah Shanton, '19, Old Dominion Univ
Marly Williard, '19, George Mason
Emerson Scollo, '19, William Peace
Tomi Lauren McGinnis, '19, Randolph College
Cameron Blankenship, '19, Guilford
Madelyn Gregory, '19, Roanoke College
Jessica Beam, '19, Bridgewater

Bailee Heatwole
'19, Roanoke College

Abbie Dillon,, '19 Emory & Henry
Kennedy Clemmer, '19 Roanoke College

Miette Veldman, '20, James Madison Univ
Reese Turner, '20, Bluefield College
Lydia Peton, '20, United State Naval Academy
Hailee Blankenship,'20 King University
Cathryn Estes, '20, Roanoke College
Claire Jenkins, '21, Mary Washington Unv
Jaydyn Clemmer, '21, Virginia Tech
Kaylee Scarce, '21, UVa-Wise
Savanna McMillion, '21, West Va Tech
Kinsley Stevens, '21, Averett
Sohia Dawson, '21, Elizabethtown College
Adrianna Salyers, '21, Mareitta (Ohio)
Emma Claytor, '21, Virginia Wesleyan


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CONGRATS!!!
Spring 2021
District Award Winners!
*
Emma Claytor, Caroline Craig, Claire Griffith, Three River Distict First Team!

Many districts didn't give any award

Amanda Lowe
Gatorade Player Of The Year in Virginia



CONGRATS!!!
201
9 District Award W
inners!
Miette Veldman
Blue Ridge Distict
P
layer Of The Year!
* Frannie Sine, River Ridge District
Player Of The Y
ear!
* Skylar Burton, Am
and Lowe, Lydia Peton, Anna Dandridge and Jordan Fitchett River Ridge 1st Team All-District
* Haleigh Brown, Claire Jenkins and Claire Stanaland, River Ridge 2nd Team All
-Distrrict


CONGRATULATIONS!!!
2019 All-Timeland
!
Miette Veldman
Player Of The YEar
Jayden C
lemmer
Frannie Sines
Amanda Lowe
Kenleigh Gunter
Lydia Peton

You can see the entire list here.



AWESOME!!!!
201
9 All-State
Miette Veldman
Player Of The YEar
Jaydyn Clemmer
Charlie Dietz, Marisa Turpin,
Katie Hardy, Frannie Sine
Kenleigh Gunter, Amanda Lowe,
Hailee Blankenship, Lydia Peton,
Reese Myers
You can see the entire list here.



CONGRATS!!!
201
8 All-Timeland