EASTCOAST VOLLEYBALL  CLINICS

COACHES CORNER

Coach Mink’s background:  Previous to assisting Minisink Valley’s volleyball program to a Section 9 Championship in 2016 he served as the Head Coach for St. Michael’s Division II Women’s Volleyball Program from 2011-2014.  He was a women’s assistant coach in the 2010- 2011 season at Division III State University of New York at Plattsburgh and also founded the northern New York-based Northern Impact Volleyball Club. He previously guided the Siena College men’s volleyball club team during the 2009-10 school year after serving as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s club teams at the State University of New York at Oswego between 2007 and 2009.

In addition to his coaching experience he has served as an official in two regions of NYS while gaining experience as a USA Volleyball High Performance clinician.  Mink has earned three coaching accreditations from USA Volleyball, including completing the Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Level II program. He was previously a junior varsity boys’ coach at Shaker (N.Y.) High School and a junior varsity girls’ coach at Guilderland (N.Y.) Central High School and was a head coach for the 518 Volleyball Club, which won regional championships at various age levels for three consecutive years during his tenure. Mink also coached youth level girls through numerous clubs in Albany and has worked as a camp instructor for the Greater New York YMCA Camp’s World Volleyball Training Center.

Mink has remained active on the playing circuit, both in indoor and outdoor settings and at the national USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships. He finished as high as seventh at the 2016 tournament in Orlando, FL. Mink has also secured victories in outdoor grass and sand tournaments.

East Coast Volleyball Clinics will include:

Beginner/Intermediate:  New, Modified, or Young JV player – All players will be taught new skills by participating in various drills and competitions.  This will be a development class for those that are interested in trying the sport of volleyball and who need more practice with passing, serving, setting, and overhand swings.  (2 Court Clinic with players being grouped by skill level)

Advanced:  Older JV, Varsity player – All players will learn advanced volleyball concepts and techniques.  Players should be able to consistently serve, pass, set, and overhand swing when signing up for Advanced.  (2 Court Clinic with players being grouped by skill level)

Coaching Highlights

    • East Coast Volleyball Clinics commit to no more than 15 players to 1 coach.  In many cases there will be a 10:1 ratio or better.
  • All of the coaches for East Coast Volleyball Clinics have played or coached at the NCAA or NJCAA level.  
  • Every coach is at minimum background checked and has taken the USA Volleyball Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory course (IMPACT)