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Jim Sorensen

Coaching Experience:

TEAM

YEARS

Thunder 13-1

2006-07
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16

Thunder 14-1

2007-08

Thunder 15-1

2008-09
2017-18

Thunder 16-1

2009-10

Thunder 17-1

2010-11
2011-12

 

In addition to my volleyball coaching experience I have been coaching youth sports with BAC for over 23 years.  I started coaching boy's baseball and basketball for 8 years for both of my sons.  I also coached girls basketball for 5 years and was the grade level coordinator for 4 years for my daughter.


I have attended Midwest Volleyball Instructors clinics for multiple years and continue to gain knowledge on all aspects of Volleyball.  I serve on the Thunder Board of Directors providing assistance where needed.

 

Coaching Philosophy:

My coaching philosophy is focused around the team and sportsmanship.  Volleyball is truly a team sport and to be successful you need to have a group of girls that get along well, have fun and are dedicated to learning and improving.  The team concept of being there for one another through the good times and the bad, supporting, encouraging and pushing each other is critical if you are going to be successful on the volleyball court.  I believe that these concepts are also needed to be successful in life as well. Sportsmanship is the other focal point that is a must.  I've been involved in the Positive Coaching Alliance for over 10 years now and their motto of "Transforming Youth Sports so Sports can Transform Youth" sums up why I continue to be involved in coaching.