2018-2019 Coaching Line Up

*CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS TENTATIVE & SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

ALL TEAMS WILL HAVE A HEAD AND AN ASSISTANT COACH - UA TEAMS WILL HAVE A 2ND ASSISTANT FLOAT COACH

18UA - Angela Franke & Melody Horton & Jherra Ricks

17UA - Liz Alford & TBA & Bill Bellis

17N - TBA & Jackson Usborne

16UA - Tyler Jenkins & Lindsey Welliver & Oz Mehmedovic

16N - Randi Powers & Casey Spragg & Bill Bellis

16G/15G - TBA & TBA - Mikaelah Heald

15UA - Jherra Ricks & Robert Marin & Angela Franke

15N - Kat Pond & Jesse Hover

14UA - Kayce Blanchette & Kory Green & Bill Bellis & Adrian Anderson as Jr. Assistant

14N - Doug Rhoades & TBA - Kira Christian or Carlin Whelpley

14G/13G - Melissa Brickhouse-Thomas & Erin Weir

13UA - Sam Hodgkins & Jordyn Sanchez & Bill Bellis

13N - Sarah Bell & TBA - Kira Christian or Mikaelah Heald

12UA - Bobby Cacho & Kara Meier & Bill Bellis

12G - TBA & Tiffany Hundza

11UA - Gabriel Trovato & Lorena Trovato & TBA - Kira Christian or Carlin Whelpley

VIEW OUR COACHES HERE!

Fortitude - Class of 2018!

These freshman are stepping on the court and making a huge impact for their colleges! Fortitude could not be more proud of you! We already have alumni who have earn player of the week, scored their first career double-double, and constantly on the key players list. We love watching you compete at the next level!

Here are just a few articles highlighting our Freshman:

Ellise Anable - http://www.udallasathletics.com/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/20180908qve6y5

Rylee Brown - https://gotoros.com/news/2018/9/9/volleyball-comes-up-short-to-force-deciding-set-against-pioneers.aspx 

Alyssa Cafarelli- http://www.fsurams.com/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/20180911x7wb0u 
Taylor Gilbertson -  http://www.usmmasports.com/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/20180831s6gu5w

Tayler Markland - https://nnusports.com/news/2018/8/30/womens-volleyball-nnu-volleyball-falls-in-four-sets.aspx

McKenna Ross- https://mckbearcats.com/news/2018/8/31/womens-volleyball-splits-a-pair-of-matches-to-open-the-bahama-house-labor-day-classic.aspx

Marina Samaniego - http://www.acufirestorm.com/article/1353.php

ELITE CLUB. ELITE COACHES.

ABOUT FORTITUDE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

for·ti·tude  noun: courage through pain or adversity

Started in 2012, Fortitude has quickly grown into one of the top clubs in the valley, making us the 8th largest club in Arizona. We have also seen great success with the growth, qualifying for Nationals the past 4 years in a row.

ELITE CLUB

Sponsored by UnderArmour

Partnered with BroFit & FAST for Strength & Conditioning Training

Partnered with PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance)

Recognized by USAV Volleyball and PrepVolleyball.com

Social Media Workshop for Athletes

Community Service Projects

Recruiting Seminar

Raised Over $9,000 with Various Fundraisers for Player Season Fees

ELITE COACHES

5 College Coaches on Staff

8 High School Coaches 

16 Former D1 Volleyball Athletes

23 Former College Volleyball Athletes 

6 Coaches Played Internationally

Monthly Coach Trainings

All Coaches are IMPACT & SafeSport Certified and Background Checked

2017-2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Fortitude had 15 teams (12's-18's) for the 2017-2018 season & over 40 kids (ages 6 & up) trained in our CIT (Champions In Training) Program

Our teams earned 15 GOLD & 16 SILVER finishes at local & travel tournaments

Top Qualifier Finishes 

Red Rock Rave (Vegas) - Finished 4th - Earned OPEN BID

Big South (Atlanta) - Finished 3rd - Earned USA BID 

AZ Qualifier - Finished 4th 

Music City (Nashville) - Finished 5th

Pacific Northwest (Spokane) - Finished 4th

Windy City (Chicago) - Finished 9th 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 15UA TEAM!

THEY QUALIFIED & PLAYED IN THE OPEN DIVISION AT NATIONALS IN DETROIT AND FINISHED 35th OVERALL!  

#WEAREFORTITUDE #FORTITUDEFAMILY #NATIONALS

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CLASS OF 2018 - 100% RECRUITING RATE

EVERY SINGLE 2018 PLAYER from our 18UA team committed & will be playing in college this upcoming season! We can not wait to cheer you on!

2018 FORTITUDE BEACH ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Training led by Tim McHale, Xavier Beach Coach and has accumulated 16 state titles, assisted by Byran Carvalho, Ottawa University Beach Coach.

Offered year-round for both indoor players looking to expand their game and exclusive beach athletes. 

In 2018, we had over 45 podium finishes including tournaments in Utah, Nevada, California & Arizona.

SIX Fortitude Beach athletes qualified for AAU West Coast Junior Olympics hosted in Santa Monica, CA. 

ONE Fortitude Beach player qualified for the AVP First Championship in Hermosa, CA. 

We are currently offering trainings during the months on September & October on Monday nights at Rio Vista Community Park. SEE BEACH PAGE HERE