Staci Stringer

 

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Background

Staci comes back to Pacific Volleyball Club as a coach after playing for the club for six years during Junior High and High School. She played four years for Lake Oswego High School’s varsity squad as a Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter and was offered a college scholarship. After graduating from college at University of Oregon, she moved to Seattle where she began her passion for coaching. Staci has experience coaching an elementary school team in college, she coached club for two seasons in Seattle and in 2014 began as JVC coach at West Seattle High School. In 2015, she took over the entire program at West Seattle as Head Varsity Coach until 2017 when she moved back to Oregon.

Staci has received her USAV IMPACT and Safe Sport Certification; she is CPR and First Aid Certified; Participated in NFHS Coaches training, WIAA Training and participated in Gold Medal Square Clinic.

Philosophy

My goal is to not only teach the fundamental and strategic aspects of the game, but apply life lessons and team work, while building self confidence through team play and competition. My practices employ game-like drills with lots of feedback and encouragement to make mistakes in the pursuit of improvement. I expect each player to give it their all and have fun, while challenging themselves to improve and play competitively. I believe that sports teams are a place where athletes learn that you don’t always get what you want in life, and that hard work, on and off the court pays off. We keep score in life because it matters. Too many people opt out and never discover their own abilities, because they fear failure. If athletes learn to fail in practice and in games and are able to pick themselves back up and show up for their teammates, they will learn they can do more than they think they can, rather than someone telling them so. My goal is for my athletes to push themselves, to expect more from themselves; to develop better learners, good winners, sportsmanlike losers, and young women who are more confident in their abilities and themselves.

I focus on building strong relationships with each of my athletes through communication, encouragement, mutual respect and a love of the game.