Manatee Area Volleyball: Serving Bradenton & Sarasota: My Site News

Philosophy, History, & Goals

PHILOSOPHY:

Our philosophy is to improve upon each child's talent. We want to instill a love and desire to improve and learn the skills, strategies and teamwork necessary to improve one's own play as well as to develop as a team. We would like to develop athletes to play at their best level. Whether the player is wanting to improve for their middle school, high school, or get a college scholarship, we know we can help each athlete that puts forth the effort to improve.

HISTORY AND GOALS:

We began this club with the primary goal of teaching players in the Manatee County. For the first year, we had over 65 members, with the primary focus being our league teams. We grew to over 9 teams in 2012, split up after some of our coaches decided to venture off on their own and as a Director, I took a year off. 2013/2014 season is beginning anew with our focus on a few travel teams, but with a goal of bringing more boys and girls into the sport of volleyball through leagues and clinics and also to broaden our coaching to include beach training. We have already seen 20 new members in the Fall!



Monday, November 11

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH FROM 6:30-8:30 WE WILL HAVE A REGISTRATION FOR LEAGUE AND TRAVEL AS WELL AS A TWO HOUR CLINIC. THE CLINIC IS $20 PER PERSON, BUT BRING A FRIEND AND GET A $5 DISCOUNT

SATURDAY IS INFORMATIONAL MEETING AT 3:30-4:00 AND TRAINING/TRY-OUTS/REGISTRATION FOR LEAGUES AND TRAVEL TEAMS AT SCF. TRAINING/TRY OUTS WILL GO FROM 4:15-APPROXIMATELY 7PM

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

AAU MEMBERSHIP NUMBER

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM 

MAV INFORMATIONAL FORM

Go to mav2013.wix.com/mav1 to download forms

 

Soon we will have a new website and the ability to pay online

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 18TH WILL BE LAST CHANCE TRY-OUTS AND REGISTRATIONS FOR LEAGUE AT SCF FROM 6:30-8:30 PM



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MAV Coaching Staff
 

Nancy Cothron (15 Yrs): 

Nancy Cothron is the Director of Manatee Area Volleyball, the Varsity coach at Southeast High School and coaches different age groups for the club. She was born in Tampa and competed on the track, basketball, cross country teams at her high school, but found volleyball to be her true love. One year of high school and playing beach volleyball every day was enough for Coach Cothron to become a starter for the FSU squad. Nancy joined the squad as a walk-on in 1977 and competed in both volleyball and track for the Seminoles. “My greatest blessing was to be coached by Dr. Cecile Reynaud for four years” Cecile is well known in the volleyball community, has written many books for coaches and players and travels the world teaching and learning about volleyball. Nancy played both professionally indoor an on the beach over in Europe. She returned home and continued playing on the professional beach tour, met and married her husband Tony Cothron. They have 3 boys together and two are currently in college exploring their potential volleyball careers as walk-ons. “We started this club to help those players who want to improve and get better at playing volleyball. My goals as a coach are to teach the fundamentals and strategies of volleyball, but more importantly to teach some of the lifelong lessons of commitment to team, strong work ethic, sacrifice and so many other great lessons we can take from this true team sport. During the 20 years that this club has been in existence, we have seen players, parents and coaches come and go. The greatest gift that I get and  the true test that we have done our best as coaches,  is when we see past players still playing or even coaching this wonderful game.”IMPACT Cadre for the Florida Region, AVCA member, CAP I and II certified

Email: tcothron@tampabay.rr.com

Phone: (941) 915 3097 or (941) 748 1093

School: Southeast High School

Team:  2014- 15 Elite Tradeway Supply/Auctions Unlimited

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Tony Cothron: (18 yrs) 

Tony is the Co- Assistant Director of MAV and  was an assistant coach at HCC the last 5 years. He is obtained his AA from HCC and is now has his Bachelors Education. He currently teaches at Sky Academy and coaches at Palmetto HS. Tony coached volleyball at the junior level for 18 years with various different clubs. He received the outstanding male player award, from the Florida region in 2002, 2003, and 2005. Tony has played both indoor and played pro beach volleyball in the Florida Region for the past 21 years. He has competed at adult nationals every year and has officiated Division I and II for the past 8 years. He currently holds a National level of officiating. He is married to Nancy and they have 3 boys.

IMPACT certified, PAVO and AVCA Member

Email: tcothron@tampabay.rr.com

Phone: (941) 748-1093

School: Assistant Coach at Hillsborough Community College Currently at Sky Academy and coaching Palmetto HS

Team: 18 Elite