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April delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13 to 20

Teaching since:
1985

Online volleyball lessons are an excellent way for young middle school and high school volleyball players to quickly improve their individual skills through a private coaching experience.

These lessons are conducted by me, a former elite pro indoor and beach volleyball player and USA Volleyball High Performance instructor April Chapple on a weekly basis.
Why Take Volleyball Lessons with me, Coach April?

Volleyball is composed of six individual skills.
-setting
-blocking
-serving
-spiking
-defense
-passing
When a player has a problem, I break down the skill into its multiple upper and lower body performing parts.

Then I focus on building, strengthening or correcting the body parts that perform specific aspects of the specific skill.

That's why I am successful.
Because I break down the multiple parts of each skill...and then, body part by body part, focus and apply exercises that
-build strength strength
-increases foot speed
-increase body and muscle control in low defensive positions
-build stamina and conditioning
-increase arm swing rotation speed
-improve spike approach foot speed
-improve serving technique
-improve blocking and swing blocking footwork along the net
to each particular body part that has to perform that skill.

That's what sets me apart.

Volleyball lessons are tailored to help
-identify weaknesses, then strengthen them.
-to breakdown, then build up proper performance skills, in order to enhance the use of the correct technique of each of the six basic skills
-to create and enforce muscle memory in order to re-program and correct bad habits
-with the ultimate goal of helping players visualize, develop and identify realistic volleyball playing goals
-increase the workload and stress load within a positive learning environment so players can deal comfortably with stressful situations in game environments

My mission is for each privately trained player to
-assist and support players in developing confidence in playing their specific position on the court, while developing a college prep mentality
-teach players how to work hard and think fast under/in stressful game like situations
-provide a confidence building but challenging environment where players appreciate hard work and discipline and appreciate seeing their own improvement

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Experience

Website Creator, Blogger
Jan 2013 - Present
Web Author, Content Creator

-Improve Your Volleyball (improveyourvolley.com)
-DearVolleyball (dearvolleyball.com.com)
-Dear Beach Volleyball
-VolleyBragSwag
-VS&Q Volleyball Sayings and Quotes

Creator, Head Coach
Jan 2010 - Present
The Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes

The ten year old Las Vegas based program created and directed by Coach April Chapple, author of "Improve Your Volleyball.com is a highly focused program aimed at improving individual skills and physical fitness while refining techniques to youth in Clark County in the sport of volleyball while maintaining low costs to the participants with exceptional results.

The Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes received the 2018 Nevada Recreation and Park Society award for "Best Sports Program in Nevada"

-Creator of the original Volleyball Voice Boot Camp class and elite training, invitation-only Breakfast Club held Saturday mornings for seven years at Stupak Community Center in Las Vegas

-Coach April has been teaching volleyball skills to high school and middle school athletes both boys and girls for the past 10 years after moving to Las Vegas in 2006.

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Club Director
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
Volleycats Elite VBC

All Volleycats Elite VBC club teams have finished in the gold and no lower than silver divisions of the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) Power League in all three years of the club's history.

2015
Tigers Elite 14s, Cougars Elite 15s

2016
Tigers Elite 14s, Panthers Elite 15s, Cougars Elite 16s

For the second year in a row Volleycats Elite players dominated the Max Preps Volleyball Statistical Categories Top 10 rankings
Three Volleycats helped lead Silverado High School to the finals of the state championship

in 2017
Tigers Elite 15s, Cougars Elite 17s

Two Volleycats three year club member and five year regular Boot Camp class attendee Braedyn Peters and Taliah Bell one year Volleycats member win the state championship with their Shadow Ridge High School team

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USAV HP Coach
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
USA Volleyball High Performance Program

2015

-USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 19 - Evaluator Setting

-Future Select National Training Program Apprentice Coach
Club Director, Volleycats Elite VBC

2016

-USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 11 - Lead Evaluator - Setters

-USA Indoor Girls HP - Tryouts in Los Angeles April 17 - Lead Evaluator - Setters

-Assistant Coach for the USAV Youth Continental Team Program at the USA High Performance Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL from July 14 - 24, 2016.

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Pro Beach Volleyball Player
Apr 1987 - Jul 2010
April Chapple, Pro Beach Volleyball Player

-Voted Budlight Four Person Best Left Side Hitter

-(WPVA) Womens Pro Beach Volleyball Association member

-(AVP) Association of Volleyball Professionals

-(FIPAV) Italian 3x3 Beach Champion with partners Simonetta Fillippini and future Italian Olympian Laura Bruschini

-(CBVA) California Beach Volleyball Association - earned #1 ranking in the state of California

-(FIVB) as high as #80 ranked in the world
played in FIVB and AVP events w/ five-time Olympian Danielle Scott Arruda

-Manhattan Beach Six Man - won first place title twice, second place title twice

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Author, Contributing Writer
Jan 1996 - Dec 2006
April Chapple Journalist/Writer

Author of over 100 published articles online and off teaching volleyball skills about playing and coaching elite volleyball
contributing writer for publications: Active.com, CapitalOneCup.com, Las Vegas Sports magazine, Volleyball Magazine, USA Volleyball Magazine, e-sports.com

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AVCA Coaches Magazine Columnist and Contributor
Jan 1996 - Dec 2000
American Volleyball Coaches Association

From 1996 - 2000 coached coaches as the "Five Quick Tips" regular columnist for the American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Association bi-monthly "Coaching Volleyball" magazine

About Coach April Chapple: Professional Volleyball Player
Sep 1985 - Aug 1993
Professional Elite Volleyball Player

-Eight year professional volleyball player playing in Italy

-Finalist Italian League Championships

-Finalist Italian Cup Tournament

-Finalist European Cup of Cup (Coppa delle Coppe) Tournament

-First round draft pick and First Team All Pro - Major League Volleyball - New York Liberties

-First round draft pick and First Team All Pro- Team Champion - Budlight Fours (ESPN)

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Education

BA in Speech Communications
Aug 1981 - May 1985
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

The Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes
Apr 2018
Nevada Recreation and Park Society
Hall of Fame, Inductee - Univ of Tennessee Knoxville
Mar 1993
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Women's Athletic Department

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 1993

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

USA Volleyball
Feb 1985

USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The vision of USA Volleyball is to be acknowledged as the world leader in volleyball.

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Photos & Videos

Digging Volleyball Drills: Coach on One Digging To The Target in Groups of Three
Passing Volleyball Drills Moving Quickly To The Right Side of Your Body
Volleyball Serving Drills: The Toss: How To Serve A Volleyball What To Do With Your Upper Body
Volleyball Digging Drills: Four Hitters vs One Digger, Consistent Digging Under Pressure
Volleyball Ball Control Drills: 5 Person Passing and Setting Ball Control Drill
How To Serve A Volleyball What To Do, When and How To Do It: Training With Coach April
Volleycats Elite Panthers coached by April Chapple dab after finishing first in their pool on Mandatory Day 3 in the SCVA tournament.

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Coach April Chapple: Professional Volleyball Player, Division I Championships - Braglia Cucina - Reggio Emilia

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I've always been a student of the game.

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11 Reviews

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Edward & Alexis May 12, 2019
Volleyball · Online

Strongly recommend any parent in the Las Vegas area to seek out Coach April if your child desires to learn the game of volleyball. By far, she’s the best inspiring and developmental Coach our daughter has had within the last four years. Since attending boot camps, private training sessions, and clinics led by Coach April in the last couple of years, we’ve personally witnessed our daughter’s growth and development improve tremendously. Coach April not only provides exceptional Training and Coaching, but she also teaches her girls vital leadership and life skills that can be used later in life as adults. Her sessions are demanding and fast-paced, but her coaching does not break you down but build you up. As parents, we’ve witnessed significant improvements in speed, agility, serving, digging, and passing.

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Hailey May 1, 2019
· In studio

Coach April has helped me so much over the past year! She helped me elevate my game from playing half of the time to being a full rotation starter! She has played the game for a long time, so she has many insightful comments and corrections that help you fix your mistakes. I recommend her private lessons and bootcamps to all the volleyball players I know because she is so amazing!!

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Makayla Apr 30, 2019
Volleyball ·

I have been training with Coach April for 2 years now and I have improved tremendously. She does an incredible job of giving correction as soon as it's needed and having a balance of pushing us and congratulating us when we deserve it. By going to her bootcamp and semi-private lessons I went from not being able to serve over the net at all to being able to place a controlled serve anywhere on the court. Coach April is the best volleyball coach I've ever had!

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Roy Apr 29, 2019
Volleyball · Online

A VolleyBall Visionary - April is dedicated, passionate, and driven to provide the highest level of training for those she teach. She is a true inspiration to all those she serve and focused on optimal volleyball team sense. Ask me how I know? Because I have had the honor to work as her team massage therapist for three wonderful seasons and had first hand knowledge of her immense teamwork and professionalism. She is the best hands down!

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Charlie Apr 28, 2019
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Coach April is an amazing Coach and Ambassador for the volleyball community in Las Vegas. I recommend her to all parents who have children interested in the game of volleyball. We have had our daughter with April for several years and she has grown tremendously as a player and leader. I cannot stress enough that if someone has a child that wants to play volleyball then they should absolutely get their child with Coach April. Lastly, Coach April is all about the kids and coaching them, improving them, and teaching them key life lessons that go beyond simply the fundamentals of a sport. A world class instructor !!!

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Kenny Apr 26, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

April is by far the best coach in Las Vegas, and one of the best coaches in the country. Any one who gets an opportunity to work with her will leave better and wonder why their “regular” coach doesn’t teach or train like her. If you want to become a better volleyball player, April is the best.

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Dayana Apr 26, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

BEST COACH IN VEGAS!!!! Coach April is always pushing us to work our hardest. She gives us great feedback in order to be successful. Going to practices with Coach April is always a challenge but I love it because she always brings out the best in the athletes. Definitely recommend signing up and attending a copy camp class!!

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Bianca Apr 25, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

Absolutely the most amazing coach we've ever known!! We tell everyone interested in volleyball about Coach April. My girls, 13 & 16, would choose playing for her and training with her over just about anything. Seriously. Her corrections are on point and when you overcome whatever struggle you had, she explodes with congratulations and encouragement. She brings more than volleyball skill to the court, providing her players with support and mentorship in all they do. I could go on and on and on! I can't thank Coach April enough for the way her and her coaches have poured into my girls! If you're looking for high level coaching and not a minute wasted in practices, there is no question she is hands down the coach to go to! We have gone through other practices and privates that lasted up to 3 hours and my girls have walked away saying they felt like they hardly did anything. You won't ever walk away from a training session with April and feel like your time and money were wasted. One hour with her and you'll know what it means to WORK!

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Wendy Nyi Apr 25, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

Coach April is the BEST volleyball coach in Las Vegas! My daughter was a former gymnast when she started with Coach April, and we were concerned she would not pick up the skills she needed in time to play at a competitive level at her age. She started going to Coach April's volleyball boot camps consistently, and then advanced into her semi-private lessons. She has learned the basics correctly, footwork, how to track the ball, and how to consistently work to get her volleyball to the next level with every skill. She is always consistent in her coaching, and gives positive reinforcement for every level player when on her court. She is about the game, and always has the players best interest at heart. She inspires, motivates, and drives players to be better. We are so grateful for her coaching and even more blessed to know her. Our family recommends her for all level of players. It's never too late to start, or freshen up on your skills; don't wait, you won't be disappointed.

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Karime Apr 25, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

Best place to get a workout and learn some volleyball skill. Coach April really works on the little things to make sure overall skill is on point. REALLY RECOMMEND going to her class if you wanna see improvement in your volleyball playing.

Tehani Faitau Apr 24, 2019
Volleyball · In studio

Coach April is THE best coach in Las Vegas! Truly brings the best out of every individual whether skilled or not so skilled. I have developed a new love and passion for volleyball through training with her. You will always walk away with a better understanding of how and why she does what she does. Truly only wants the best for every person who walks through her doors. #alwaysonthegrind

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