Here is what some of our former players and families have to say about the Coldwater Volelyball Club program. In addition we currently have 5 former players playing at the college level. We have in the past two years had 4 freshman players make and their schools varsity team and have a starting roll.

Dave and Cheri Anderson Directors at the Coach Eby Center:

My wife and I direct the Coach Eby Youth and Family Center. Our mission is to bring; Education, Recreation and Inspiration to youth and families of Branch County. This center was built to honor and instill the life lessons Coach Eby taught both in the class room and on the field. He was a trend setting High School Coach in the 1940's 50's and 60's. Even though he won many awards for his coaching abilities, he never forgot his first job was teaching young lives. Second, that honesty and integrity is always a part of the game. And third, it was to teach fundamentals of the games he loved so much.
Cheri and I are always looking for groups that represent the principles of this center and we are excited to cosponsor this Coaching Clinic!
Our relationship with Kent Neitzert and Coldwater Volleyball began in 2009. We have witnessed firsthand Kent's unique approach to training. He uses his gifts and talents as a coach to instill in his teams a good work ethic and basic fundamentals of the game, but more importantly, that winning is not everything! Coach Neitzert seeks to develop character in his teams. He develops champions!
Kent exemplifies our mission on the court and we believe that this Coach's Clinic will help teach coaches of all ages and experience levels how to develop tools that will help you be the best coach you can be!

Brianna Wheeler

Brianna has been playing with the Coldwater Volleyball program for the past three years; one year with the AAU team, and two with the Green Machines teams. The knowledge and skills she learned through Kent Neitzert and Alix Neitzert are invaluable.
Kent is a stickler for using proper techniques and maintaining positive attitudes on the court. Brianna learned everything from proper foot and shoulder placement in hitting, to hand placement for setting the ball to her teammates.
As a freshman, Brianna not only made the varsity volleyball team, she received good play time, led the team in Aces served, and was even ranked as high as 3rd in the state one week for serving Aces on Max Preps. As a sophomore this year, Brianna is the all around setter and has been named a co-captain. These accomplishments would certainly not be possible without the guidance of Kent Neitzert. Kent continually pushes his girls to dig in to the best of their abilities and demands that they perform at their best on and off the court.

Hanna Bronsteader

Ever since Hannah was in fourth grade she has had a love for volleyball. In 5th grade I distinctly remember her telling me in the car on the way to volleyball practice that she wanted to make the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Hannah reached that goal last year...making the varsity volleyball team as a freshman. Her hard work and determination paid off with the help of Kent Neitzert and his coaching staff. Coach Neitzert places an extreme emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of the game early on. He pays attention to detail and does not accept mediocrity. If you ever have the privilege of observing a practice you will see first hand the intensity and the high expectations he places on his athletes. Coach Neitzert has not only taught Hannah the game of volleyball, he has pushed her to push herself and accomplish goals on and off the court by demanding her best in every situation. He has taught her to accept criticism in all forms and as a result she has gained a tremendous amount of respect for the game, herself and her coaches. Our family will forever be grateful to the Coldwater Volleyball Club and Kent Neitzert. It has been an absolute delight to see our Hannah go from a little girl who loved to bump a volleyball against the side of the house to a strong, confident athlete who continues to work hard to reach her goals.

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