Youth Volleyball & Tennis 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, she received top notch coaching by coaches who are the best in the nation. Coach Casey is a strong believer in developing six rotation players and believes that every player should have strong ball control regardless of their volleyball position(s).
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 drills that will build on an athlete’s physical, mental and emotional state. She is the current varsity head coach for West Chester Rustin High School in West Chester (PA) and feels blessed to be able to work with players of all ages (5-18 years old) and stages in their volleyball journey.
Former Notable 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)
- 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
Coach Sharon – Volleyball & Tennis
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 competed in USTA League Tennis, which resulted in two USTA League National runs with one team taking 2 nd 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 a student of learning and continues to expand her coaching knowledge by attending workshops, taking on-line courses and working with highly trained professional instructors for both tennis and volleyball. Having competed at a national level in multiple sports, she knows how important fundamentals are and seeks ways to improve these important skills. Coach Sharon’s positivity, attention to detail and experience in various sports are
invaluable to our program and our keiki.
One of Sharon’s favorite quotes is by former NFL Hall of Famer, Mike Singletary, “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play”.
Coach Tina/”Vecc” – Volleyball
Coach Tina/Vecc has a passion for physical activity. As a health and physical education teacher she strives to share this passion of activity with kids if all ages. Coach Tina /Vecc graduated from WCU with a bachelors in kinesiology. She has been coaching and teaching at Rustin High School since 2015 and has since added personal training to her resume. Coach Tina/Vecc enjoys fitness and loves finding new ways to move!
“Keiki Klub allows me to introduce /promote movement in a positive and healthy way! I believe that if I can create a positive experience for these kids now then they will enjoy physical activity throughout their entire lives. For me, it comes full circle to see the high schoolers that I teach currently be the role models for the kids to follow them.”
Coach Jadyn – Volleyball & Tennis
Coach Jadyn 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 Mary-Jane “MJ” – Volleyball
Coach MJ was first introduced to volleyball at her 8th grade summer of 8th grade where with people who had a real passion for the sport where she continued to played for the JV Rustin team for two years. She now plays for Bucks Volleyball, which is a co-Ed volleyball club that allows her to continue playing the sport she loves.
One of the things she loves about coaching at Keiki is seeing players come back season after season and seeing them grow as players. The most exciting part about classes is when players are excited about volleyball.
Coach MJ currently coaches the K-2 program and has a gift of incorporating important volleyball movements/fundamentals in fun and encouraging atmosphere.
“Seeing our keikis’ scrimmage at the end of the season after growing and learning is so awesome to see and I love cheering them on!”
Coach Ryane – Volleyball
Coach Ryane has 10 years of experience playing volleyball and has 6 years of coaching
experience with both Keiki Klub and individual lessons. She began her volleyball career playing
CYO in 2011 at age 11, and shortly after began playing club volleyball in 2012 at age 12.
Throughout her high school career, she played for Villa Maria Academy High School and
continued to play at the club level for Royal Legends VBC until 2021. She has experience
playing all positions but her main focus in high school was a DS/libero.
Coach Ryane now attends Catholic University in DC and is on track to becoming a registered nurse.
“I love coaching for Keiki Klub and seeing the development that can occur when you combine
an eager player and a great environment. I love getting to help develop young players who have
the same love for the sport that I do, and see them grow to be confident, and skilled in their
playing/in their skills. Keiki Klub is a family and is an environment that I love to be a part of!”
Coach Sonali – Tennis
Coach Sonali is an organized and focused coach who has a knack for developing proper fundamentals. She works closely with keiki in grades K-7 and implements drills that encourage a strong foundation. As a captain at Garnet Valley HS, she also leads practices and clinics for those interested in tennis at her school. Her passion for tennis is undeniable and her ability to make our keiki fall in love with tennis is second to none.
“Through Keiki Klub I am able to spread the joy of tennis to young dedicated children. I love seeing the excitement in their eyes when they learn the ins and outs of tennis. Each day our Keikis are eager to learn, and I truly love seeing each of them grow to be accomplished players.”