Youth Volleyball, Tennis & Yoga for Grades K-8

Coach Casey Pyszczymuka, Owner

Coach Casey Pyszczymuka (Piz-a-muka) was born and raised in Hawaii, where volleyball is the king of all sports. She immediately caught the “volleyball bug” during her first practice as a 6th grader, and from that point on, the love she has for volleyball continues to grow. Being from Hawaii, she was fortunate to have played for (and with) a number of highly respected volleyball coaches/players in volleyball history. Through her experiences, the coaching she received was top notch and quite possibly one of the best in the nation. As a result, she was able to fill her coaching “toolbox’ with such invaluable information, drills and volleyball methodologies.

Coach Casey believes that building a strong physical/mental/emotional foundation through positivity, setting high standards and teaching proper technique are key to developing successful and well-rounded athletes. As a former high school counselor, she truly believes in the development of the “whole athlete” by focusing on an athlete’s physical, mental and emotional state.

Former Coaches:

  • Dave Shoji (former Univ. of Hawaii Head Coach- most wins as a D1 volleyball coach)
  • Charlie Wade (current Univ of Hawaii Men’s Head Coach; former UH women’s assistant)
  • Dennis Berg (Dave Shoji’s former college coach and father of former 3x Olympian setter Lindsey Berg)
  • Howard Wallace (former head coach of Creighton Univ)
  • Danny Alverez (UH assistant for beach program)
  • Kery Carr (former UPenn head coach)

Playing experience:

  • College: Rutgers University (DIV 1) – Full Athletic Scholarship; 4-year letter winner ; 3x captain
  • High School: Kamehameha Schools (Hawaii) – #1 in Nation 1999; #7 in Nation in 1998. 3x State Champions. 3x 1st Team All-State
  • Club: Asics Rainbow VBC (Hawaii) (14U-18U) – University of Hawaii’s volleyball club. OPEN division
  • USA Youth National Team (16’s) – 1/18 athletes selected to train at Olympic Training Center (Lake Placid); 1/12 players selected to represent USA at the World Qualifiers in Puerto Rico. Gold Medal finish. Former teammates: Former Olympians – Ogonna Nnamani, Lauren Fendrick

Coaching Experience:

  • Rustin High School (Pennsylvania) – Varsity Head Coach (2021 – current)
  • Keiki Klub Sports – (2017 – current)
  • Bishop Shanahan HS – (2018) Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • Sparks Volleyball Club – (2017-2019)
  • Sparks Beach Volleyball – (2017 – 2019)
  • Westtown School – (2016) Assistant Coach
  • Cherokee HS (Georgia) – (2010) Varsity Head Coach and (2008) JV Head Coach
  • South Jersey VBC – (2005) 18’s Head Coach

Coach Sharon – Lead Tennis Coach

Coach Sharon comes from a multi-sport coaching background including tennis, volleyball and lacrosse. With experience coaching youth sports from Kindergarten to High School, as well as instructing adults and dogs in the sport of dog agility.

Coach Sharon competes in USTA League Tennis, which resulted in two USTA League National runs with one team taking 2nd place at Nationals in Florida. She’s experienced in World Team Tennis having played on multiple teams in an incredibly fast and fun style. She was lucky enough to play on two teams that also got a chance to play at Nationals although falling short at sectionals.

Sharon is USTA Net Gen certified and continues her tennis instructing education by attending workshops, taking on-line courses and working with highly trained professional instructors.

Coach Sharon’s positivity, attention to detail and experience in various sports are invaluable to our program and our keiki.

Coach Jayden – Volleyball & Tennis

Coach Jayden is a division three college volleyball player and plays at Haverford College. She started playing volleyball in 8th grade as a complete beginner but soon realized that this sport was the sport for her. Since then she has been playing volleyball at a very competitive level and qualified for the GJNC nationals twice and even placed third in the 17s National division in 2019. She is a middle/right side hitter, and her greatest strength is her blocking skills. She also played tennis since she was 5 years old and played for her high school varsity team in Delaware.

“I am really excited to coach at Keiki Klub because volleyball and tennis are truly my favorite sports in the world, and I love working with kids and interested athletes, especially those who love and want to work on their craft. I hope this year I can offer my expertise to as many athletes as I can and help them reach their personal goals.”

Coach Alisha – Yoga

“Hello everyone! My name is Alisha Beine- owner of Viridity Wellness and I am originally from Ohio but have lived in Thornton, PA for the last 6 years. I have been married to my husband for 9 years and we have 2 boys-who are 6 & 3. Recently, I decided to pursue my certification in both yoga teaching and holistic health coaching to follow my passion in health and wellness. Currently, I teach at Main Line Health & Fitness, teach private lessons, and on occasion for my 2 little guys! I am excited to teach others in their pursuit of yoga and to balance the body and mind to live a healthier and happier life.”

Coach Jen – Tennis

Coach Jen is very excited to be joining Keiki Klub this fall as a tennis instructor!  She grew up in Rhode Island, playing a plethora of youth sports…basketball, softball, soccer, but it was tennis that she ultimately fell in love with and pursued through her college years.

In high school, Coach Jen played 1st singles all 4 years, was awarded “all state” recognition 3 of the 4 years, was a two time team MVP, and led the team to a RI state championship. Coach Jen then went on to play both singles and doubles at the University of Delaware (Div 1). While at UD, Coach Jen participated in various tennis charity events, and coached youth tennis camps every summer.

After college, Coach Jen took some time away from the sport to focus on her nursing career at CHOP and to start a family.  She currently lives in Glen Mills with her husband and 3 children, and as of a few years ago, got back into tennis, playing in USTA leagues, local club leagues, and just for fun.

What Coach Jen loves about tennis, is that it is not only fun and competitive, but it is a social sport, and something you can play as a child, and well into adulthood if you so choose.   Coach Jen hopes to bring an energetic atmosphere for learning, but most importantly for FUN! 

Coach Ann Marie – Volleyball

Coach Ann Marie currently plays volleyball for Dickinson College as a defensive specialis/libero. She started her volleyball journey with the CYO volleyball at St. Max from fifth grade up until eighth grade. Coach Ann Marie also played volleyball for various club programs and also played for Bayard Rustin High School. We are excited to have her competitive spirit and “go get it” approach with us at kK!

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference between volleyball success and volleyball failure” – Felicity Luckey

Coach Nicole – Volleyball

Coach Nicole was a four year varsity volleyball player for Penncrest High school and named All-Delco for both Track & Field and Volleyball and Philadelphia Inquirer player of the week. At University of Pennsylvania, she was a four year varsity member of the Track & Field team and held the top 10 javelin throwing record for over 20 years. During college, she played intramural volleyball in the off-season. Since 2001, Vadino-Rux has been teaching Sociology as an Associate professor at the Community College of Philadelphia and loves teaching, coaching and mentoring all levels of students.

“Coaching with Keiki Klub has been an amazing experience.  Watching the youngest players first begin learning skills to honing in the skills of older players has been extraordinarily rewarding.  My coaching style is to allow each player to build a foundation and love for the sport while teaching the importance of leadership, sportsmanship and camaraderie.” – Coach Nicole

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