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Magna Vista High Clinics
Spring 2018

"Rampage Vball Club" at Carroll County High School
Feb - March, 2017, and Jan - March 2018

Parkway Christian & Faith Christian Clinics
August 2017

William Byrd High School
Monday Clinics
May - July 2017

Eastern Mennonite Univ.
Spring Practices
April 2 & 3, 2017

"Union Vball Club" at Fort Chiwell High School
Saturday Clinics
February 28 and March 28, 2017

"Rampage Vball Club" at Carroll County High School
Feb - March, 2017, Thursdays Jan 2018

"Union Vball Club" at Fort Chiwell High School
Saturday Clinic
January 2, 2016

Hidden Valley Middle School
Serving Clinic
Sept 14 2015

Parry McCluer
Team Training:
Four practices in the 1st two weeks of the season, then once or twice a week much of the 2015 season.

Liberty High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2013 and 2014 season

William Byrd High & Middle
Three hitting clinics before tryouts, 4 more after tryouts, then about once a week throughout the 2011 season. 

Faith Christian
Two-Hour Hitting and Serving Clinic, Wed Aug 23, 2010.

 Covington High
Two Day Team Clinic:
Aug 16 - 17, 2010

 Radford High
One Day Clinic, Preparing For State Playoffs!
November 3, 2009

Floyd Co High
Training Camps:
March 24 and 27, 2008

Lord Botetourt High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2008 season

Radford High
Player training:
Saturday October 11, 2008

Floyd Co High
Training Camps:  April 2, 9, 10, 12, 19, 2007

Roanoke Catholic
Open Gyms: July 10 & 17.  Player training June 8 & July 22, 2007

Franklin County
Player Training:  July 21 2007

Lord Botetourt High
Team Training:
Once a week throughout the 2007 season


You can pay a little less for a few more hours; but, is your daughter benefitted when she has to share a court with 20 to 30 other girls?


October 14, 2020

"I just wanted to say how much Anne Hayden has enjoyed working with Elizabeth Giles over the summer and fall. She offers such great insight in an honest and helpful way. I also really appreciate that she is always good with infection control in these crazy times! Thanks so much! Leanne Hall "
Leanne Hall, mother of Anne Hayden, Salem High, c/o '24

February 1, 2018

"Madelyn had SO much fun working with you on Sunday! She was pretty excited when she got home! I can’t say it enough but you will never know how much you mean to us and how much you’ve helped Madelyn!! She has the best time working with you!!"
Lisa Gregory, mother of Madelyn, Faith Christian c/o '19


Janury 3, 2015

"I wanted to tell you that Mary-Randall is doing well at the libero position on her team!
Thank you for working with her in prior training sessions to get her where she needs to be. "

Heather Plunkett, mother of Mary-Randall, Lord Botetourt c/o '20

February 10, 2015
"Grace had a really good, positive experience yesterday with you. You really have a great way with the kids, and your positive attitude worked wonders for her confidence. Thanks again so much for your support and encouragement. 
Beth Wolowski, mother of Grace, Roanoke Catholic c/o '18.

August 19, 2014
"Thank you so much for the wonderful lesson for Rose last Sunday evening. Pulaski had their first scrimmage on Thursday, and Rose played great. Thanks for sharing your gift of teaching with these kids."
Janice Oglesby, mother of Rose, Pulaski County c/o '16. 

August 3, 2012
"Thanks to your assistance and training, Taylor just made the HVMS volleyball team!! She is so excited and grateful for her lessons. She knows that your instruction helped her make the team!"
Lynn Hampton,
mother of Taylor,
Hidden Valley, c/o '18

Nov 6, 2009
Maribeth got 1st team All-District, and you were a big part of that.  Thank you for the positive comments.  It means a lot. 
Mary Jo Kern, mother of Maribeth, James River High (Buchanan) c/o '13

Aug 5, 2010
I wanted to give you an update. Bre tried out for the HVMS team this week. She found out today that she made the team. I wanted to thank you and your staff for helping Bre develop some very good skills with the VIP sessions & Roanoke Catholic Camp. Six week ago she could not serve the ball over the net or pass very well but her skills have grown with you and your staff's help.
Kevin Lockhart, father of Bre, c/o '16 at Hidden Valley

June 7, 2008
"Thanks so much for a great player training session! Both Macie and [her partner] really enjoyed meeting you and working with you. It was so incredibly hot in the gym, but you kept them focused and motivated! Hopefully, we will have a chance to work with you again soon. Thanks again!
Marie Hobach, mother of Macie, William Byrd, c/o '12.

June 8, 2008
"Sam really is great! She is so encouraging. I wish I had a video of the girls the first time they met with her and again tonight. Sarah was doing great serving and then Sam started showing her to serve it short to throw the other team off. I love it! Thanks for all you do.
Maria Smith, mother of Sarah, Cave Spring c/o '13

July 12, 2009.
"Dani had a fantastic time with Sam this past weekend. Even though she worked her butt off, she was smiling the entire time and left with a confidence I had not seen in a while.

Sylvie Peterson, mother of Dani Austin, c/o '13 at Northside High

Aug 5, 2007
"Tom, just in case you wanted some feedback on Sam Thomas, here it is:

 Julia had her best session yet tonight with Sam. She felt Sam did a better job of explaining things than anyone else she has had. I think it really helps that Sam was closer in age to Julia. 

Sam did a GREAT job, and I just wanted you to know it.

David Lowen, father of Julia Lowen, Cave Spring, c/o '13

July 28th, 2007
"Thank you for talking Aaron into working with the girls in July, he is an excellent instructor and Christine really enjoyed her lessons with him. He worked her out pretty good, she was dragging when she left tonight but I believe she gained some valuable skills."

Tommy Surface, father of Christine, Craig County High, c/o '10. Christine became the VHSL career ace record holder.

July 2, 2007
"Wow, I wish I could duplicate Aaron. He is a terrific instructor, and quite patient. Unfortunately, I know coaches like him don't grow on trees, but having met him and seen him work with Aidan at least helps crystallize the search for a coach who will be a good fit."

Frank Guilfoyle, father of Roanoke Catholic, Aidan c/o '11 and Mairan c/o '13

July 19, 2007
"Thanks so much for all of the lessons for Kelsey over the past year.  I just wanted to let you know that she went to the JV open gyms and instead of playing middle school this year Aaron King wants her to tryout for JV. This is a player who didn't make the middle school team in 7th but took lessons with you all year and then may play JV. You are the best!"

Susan Sine, mother of Kelsey, Cave Spring c/o '09 and Frannie, Hidden Valley c/o '20.

August 22, 2007
"You are so good with the girls - funny when there's time for it, firm when they need it. Thank you for all the hard work and working with Cailin for so long!! When she made the CSMS team, her coach told me she was an amazingly good setter for a 7th grader. I, of course, told her it was because she had been working with you! She absolutely loves training with you and looks forward to it all day long when we have a practice scheduled. She loves goofing around with you but also takes everything you tell her seriously. I know she would not be at the level she's at if we hadn't met you a year ago. Thank you so much!
Susan Smedley, mother of Cailin, Cave Spring c/o '13.

Training Camp at Floyd Co High School was awesome!
April 2, April 9-10, April 12, April 19 2007, then again March 24 and 27, 2008!!!  It was GREAT! I can't wait to go back!

"If a person is willing to change, she will see results.

But if a person only wants to see results, then she won't be willing to change."

May 20, 2008
Thank you SO MUCH for everything!!!!!  Aside from your obvious wonderful teaching and coaching, your positive encouragement and enthusiasm means the most to Macie (and me)! 
Marie Hobach, mother of Macie, player at William Byrd.

May 28,  2008
Chesley had a great session with Lauren on Sunday... Lauren did a great job with her!
Beth Fobare, mother of Chesley, Northside c/o '10.

July 14, 2008.
Amanda and Jessie really enjoyed their time with Lauren yesterday. They said they liked it a great deal more and learned a lot more than at some of the camps they have been to. It was well worth the trip and money.  We wish that we could have taken advantage of these types of sessions at lot earlier in Amanda's vball career. Thanks for everything.
Debra Alderson, mother of Amanda, c/o '09 at Westover Christian in Danville.

June 8, 2008

I wanted to thank you for the lesson tonight.  Cailin, once again, had a fabulous time. It is so rewarding to see how much she has improved since she started working with you. She came away feeling so good about herself tonight. Even though nothing she did was perfect, she felt like she'd really done a good job and that is totally a reflection of your attitude with her. We are so fortunate to have you to train and encourage our girls! I just can't express my appreciation to you enough!!
Susan Smedley, mother of Cailin, Cave Spring High, c/o '13.

April 16, 2008
Your program is changing lives Coach Houser and God Bless you for all of your hard work!!
Lynn Irby, mother of Lyndsay, c/o '14.

May 12, 2008
"It is such a pleasure watching the girls enjoy and learn so much in their sessions.  Julia truly enjoys the game and she enjoyed her sessions with you so much. She and [her partner] both talked about how much they learned in that hour. Thanks again for all you do."
David Lowen, father of Cave Spring High, Julia c/o '13 and Sarah c/o '14.

Aug 14,  2008
Madi's success is a credit to both you and Sam.  She has had such a good time and made tremendous progress. If you have a way of getting in touch with Sam, please let her know that the girls made the team and we truly appreciate all Sam did. She is great!   We definitely look forward to working with you more in the future as we travel down this road. I have a feeling that we are only at the beginning.
Laura Billings, mother of Madi, a member of the Cave Spring Middle team

August 1, 2008.  Please let Lauren know that her tips really worked for Jackie. She has worked really hard all week and is now not only serving correctly but they are actually going deep. We really appreciate all of her help.
Rhonda Boehling, mother of Jackie, a 9th grader at Salem High School.

July 20, 2008.    Chesley has improved so much and I was really worried about her with the time off for her surgery, etc. But thanks to YOU she has progressed so far and learned so much! You are so patient, kind and a tremendous teacher…I’m just so glad that we were able to get her in to work with you! Thank you for everything!
Beth Fobare, mother of Chesley, Northside High volleball player.

July 7, 2008.  "My girls were so motivated when they left player training! They improved tremendously in two hours because of the attention and concentration given to their weaknesses. Coach Houser knows the game but also realizes the critical importance of being attentive to the player, recognizing her strengths and weaknesses, then he explains what can be done to make the player better.   Explanations were given as to why you do certain things. We drove the distance and paid the extra money because he is worth it. As far as coaching goes, we have not met anyone that "coaches" as well as COACH HOUSER.  They are fortunate to have him as a coach because they are getting the best, we are fortunate that he's close by and doing what he loves. Thanks Coach Houser for enjoying your job, keep it up, it's contagious!" --Bedford Mom

September 10, 2007
Thanks so much for all you do. I don’t think you realize what a positive impact you have on the girls.
Cathy Sutphin, mother of Alyson, volleyball player at Pulaski County

February 19, 2009
I wanted to let you know how much Erin enjoyed her session with Devyn on Sunday! We feel that it was a great practice and Devyn was very good with her, in assessing where she was and helping her improve on the many points they worked on. Erin definitely wants to work with Devyn, again, and I will let you know what works for us!
Sabrina Lee, mother of a Central Academy Middle School player

November 26, 2008
Stacey has improved so much since starting with you guys!  She had the talent for it, but I'm so excited to see her do better and better and I know she is excited!  Stacey said she got a good workout and Lauren taught her some things that she hadn't been shown before, which is great!

Christi Zysk, mother of a Craig County Middle School girl.

Aug 23, 2008
Brianas serve is awesome..hasn't missed one yet in any of her games...thanks for all your help..will be glad when she can have more sessions with you..keep us in mind if you have cancellations.
Krista Blakeney, mother of Briana of William Fleming High

April 2, 2009
Emily had a great lesson last Sunday - fun & educational. She really felt like she got a lot out of it. We will definitely request Sam again."
Amy Fulton, mother of Emily, c/o '14 at Cave Spring

Individual Player

Since 2005 our staff is only successful when the player
has attained the level she wishes to reach!

--> One-on-one player training price, info, etc. can be seen here!   

"As soon as one realizes that they need help to be the best they can be, that's the moment that learning/changing can begin!"

"Everyone overestimates what can be accomplished in a day,
and they underestimate what can be done in months of work, sweat & grind when nobody is watching."
Eric Spoelstra, head coach of the Miami Heat, referring to Tyler Herro who scored 37 points in a 2020 NBA playoff game.

What Can Our Staff Help You With?

Hitting     Passing/Digging

Setter Training
Mental Training
  Serving       BLocking
Young Players

Your daughter will have access to videos, feedback, an extensive website to browse and 35 years of coaching experience.
We may also even give her homework!

Training Schedule
For 2023!!!
"As soon as one realizes that they can't reach their potential alone,
that's the moment that learning/changing can begin!"

When you reserve an hour with me or my staff:
* you own that hour, and you and your daughter will decide what she learns;
* and you will decide if other girls attend.

This is not a semi-private lesson where your daughter may be sharing an hour with 2 or 3 other girls who she may not know, and who may play different positions.

June 9

Private lessons with
Madison Hare +
Emily Dudley +
summer Junior Training Academy!!

Madison Hare
3pm to 4pm Bishops
4pm to 6pm 2Smiths (Bath)

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

Emily Dudley
830pm to 930pm << Open >>


May 24, 2023
"I have always done my research before I spend money. You work hard at it and care about kids because you love teach the game. We are going get back up to you as soon as it works out."

James Hensley, father of Hannah, Alleghany High, '26


January 4, 2022
"I thought with all the compliments I was hearing, that maybe the Coach Houser that Jessie learned from was 'you,' but I was not sure!! I am even more excited that Zena will be learning from you, or your team!! Jessie learned so much and honestly was only good because of you so thank you."

Danielle Cook, mother of Chatham High Jessie, c/o '13 and Zena c/o '30


June 11

Coach Houser,
Emily Dudley,
and Hayley DeShazo

NOTE: Since Coach
Houser will be
directing a camp
the next day,
he will have a
trainer after 6pm

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm AlainaJs

2pm to 3pm Hayes

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Arringtons

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

Emily Dudley
6pm to 7pm McClungs
7pm to 8pm << Open >>
8pm to 9pm << Open >>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 12

Elle Williams

One-on-one lessons

5pm to 7pm ** Kerrs
7pm to 8pm ** LyzaW

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 16

Private lessons with Sarah Crawford+ Emily Dudley +
summer Junior Training Academy!!

Sarah Crawford
3pm to 4pm Arringtons
4pm to 6pm 2Smiths (Bath)

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

Emily Dudley
830pm to 930pm << Open >>


June 18

Leah Bouldin
Elle Williams

One-on-one lessons

Leah Bouldin
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm AlainaJs

2pm to 3pm << Open >>
3pm to 4pm DeShazos
4pm to 5pm Viars

Elle Williams
5pm to 6pm Viars
6pm to 7pm Seldomridges
7pm to 8pm Hayes

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 23

Private lessons with
Leah Bouldin + summer Junior Training Academy!!

Leah Bouldin
3pm to 4pm Arringtons
4pm to 6pm Sarretts

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

July 7, 2019

"I just received a text last night from the mom of two of my players who came to Roanoke Saturday & Sunday. She said her girls loved it!!! I had told them they needed to come see you. I’m so glad they did!! They were highly impressed and enjoyed themselves!! Thank you for all you do!!!"
Mandy Bloomfield, director, Club Attack, Beckley West Va, and mother of Bristol c/o '24

June 25

Coach Houser,
Hayley Deshazo and
Claire Jenkins

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm AlainaJs
2pm to 3pm Hayes

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Kochenderfers

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

Claire Jenkins
6pm to 7pm A.Adkins
7pm to 9pm Russells
9pm to 10pm Humphreys

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 28

Stephanie Butler,
head coach,
Glenvar Middle

One-on-one lessons

10am to 11am EllaBs
11am to noon H.Hayes
noon to 1pm KenleyBs
1pm to 2pm Arringtons

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 29

Cara Butler

One-on-one lessons

10am to noon A.Lewises
11am to noon H.Hayes
noon to 1pm Kochenderfers
1pm to 2pm Pratts

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

June 30

Private lessons with Sarah Crawford +
Emily Dudley +
summer Junior Training Academy!!

Molly Reid
3pm to 5pm 2Wards

Sarah Crawford
5pm to 6pm A.Prices

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

Emily Dudley
830pm to 930pm A.Prices

January 14, 2018
"The way Johanna speaks about volleyball, and looks at herself within the game since working with you, has changed her from a young girl playing a game to a confident young woman wanting a piece of the game. This is so exciting to watch. Can't wait for our next two lessons."
Marcie Morrison, mother of Johanna, Floyd c/o '21


July 2

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm KenleyBs
1pm to 2pm AlainaJs

2pm to 3pm Hayes

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Kochenderfers

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm PeytonJs
5pm to 6pm DeShazos
6pm to 7pm Heat Hour
7pm to 9pm Huddlestons
9pm to 10pm Humphreys

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 6

Caach Houser and
Claire Jenkins

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
10am to 11am Dudleys
11am to noon BFloyds
noon to 2pm M.HelmsScarce

Claire Jenkins
2pm to 3pm Pratts
3pm to 5pm Bishops
5pm to 6pm Kochenderfers

Coach Houser
6pm to 7pm PeytonJs
7pm to 8pm Mullins
8pm to 9pm ElleW
9pm to 10pm Russells

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 7

Private lessons with Sarah Crawford + summer Junior Training Academy!!

Sarah Crawford
3pm to 4pm Arringtons
4pm to 6pm 2Smiths (Bath)

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

so far for 2023!!

After Monday May 29

#1 Taetym Russell (Christian Heritage) 65.5 hours
#2 Hayley DeShazo (Magna Vista High) 36 hours
#3 Lauren Dudley (Hidden Valley High) 25.5 hours
#4 Elle Williams (Cave Spring) 24 hours
#5 Hannah Hayes (Cave Spring) 19 hours
#6 Alaina Jones (Glenvar High) 17 hours
#7 Collette Kerr (Patrick Henry) 15 hours
#8 Rylen Mullins (Cave Spring High) 14.5 hours
#9 Brooklyn Floyd (Chrstian Heritage)
13 hours
#9 Eve Ferguson (Patrick Henry High) and Bella Facciani (Hidden Valley) 10 hours
#11 Kenley Brown (Hidden Valley) and Sawyer Wilson (Glenvar) 8 hours
#12 Teegan Pratt (Glenvar) 7 hours
#13 Kenley Brown (Hidden Valley) 6 hours
#14 Addison Rosen (Northside) Zena Cook (Chatham) and Baylor Martin (Heritage Christian) 5.5 hours
#18 Kenley Smith & Regan Pritt (Bath Co.) and Maya Olson (Patrick Henry) and Peyton Jones (Glenvar) 5 hours
#22 Macy McMahon (Glenvar High) 4.5 hours
#23 Peyton Stepka (Cave Spring), Keely Kerr (Patrick Henry High), Kamryn Altice (Christian Heritage) and Camille O'Brien (Hidden Valley) 4 hours

THANK EVERYONE for helping my staff and me!!
We're VERY grateful!!

September 12, 2020

"My daughter used the 'wipe' floater this morning at club tryouts.....and it worked!
You have made a believer out of her!"

Matt Dawson, father of Sophie, Albemarle High, c/o '21

July 9

Coach Houser

schedule a camp
that starts
the next day,
I may have to find
a substitute
trainer after 6pm

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm PeytonJs
1pm to 2pm AlainaJs

2pm to 3pm Kerrs

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Kochenderfers

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm DeShazos
5pm to 6pm Russells

Trainer tba
6pm to 7pm Seldomridges

Coach Houser
7pm to 8pm Rosens
8pm to 9pm Perdues
9pm to 10pm Rummages

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 14

Private lessons
with Claire Jenkins
+ summer Junior Training Academy!!

Claire Jenkins
3pm to 4pm Pratts
4pm to 6pm Bishops

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

July 16

Coach Houser,
Hayley DeShazo
and Cliare Jenkins

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm KenleyBs

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm <<Open>>

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm DeShazos
5pm to 6pm PeytonJ

Claire Jenkins
6pm to 7pm Bishops
7pm to 8pm Russells
8pm to 9pm Hayes
9pm to 10pm Floyds

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

January 18, 2023
"They loved the lesson last night! They love it every time they come.
They come home and say all the stuff they know how to actually do"
Kimberly Smith, mother of Kenley c/o '26 & Peyton c/o '24, Bath County High


July 18

Cara Butler

One-on-one lessons

10am to 11am A.Lewises
11am to noon GWilliams
noon to 1pm KenleyBs
1pm to 2pm HHayes

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 19

Cara Butler

One-on-one lessons

10am to 11am Pratts
11am to noon H.Hayes
noon to 1pm KenleyBs
1pm to 2pm McClungs

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 21

Private lessons with Sarah Crawford +
Emily Dudley +
summer Junior Training Academy!!

Sarah Crawford
3pm to 4pm << Open >>
4pm to 5pm A.Davises
5pm to 6pm Sarretts

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

Emily Dudley
830pm to 930pm << Open >>

July 23

Coach Houser &
Abby Crosser

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Faccianis

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Seldomridges

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm DeShazos
5pm to 6pm PeytonJs

Abby Crosser
6pm to 7pm << Open >>
7pm to 8pm Russells
8pm to 9pm Hayes

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

November 11, 2022
"She couldn’t have gotten DII without you and your fabulous team of coaches!"
Leah Beard, mother of Sofia, Western Albemarle, c/o '23, who will be playing at Catawba University

November 20, 2021
"Fun short story, I was watching a GSA practice one day, saw a few advanced players and said to the mom next to me, "Where are these girls coming from!?" Her response, "Look up Coach Houser". "
Jovan Rahsman, mother of Vera, Patrick Henry c/o '27
July 26

Cara Butler

One-on-one lessons

9am to 10am Pratts
10am to noon 2Smiths (Bath)
noon to 1pm H.Hayes
1pm to 2pm KenleyBs

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 28

Private lessons with Sarah Crawford + summer Junior Training Academy!!

Molly Reid
3pm to 5pm 2Wards

Sarah Crawford
5pm to 6pm Seldomridges

Junior Training Academy
630 to 830

**All Day Saturday***

July 29

Coach Houser &
Abby Crosser

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
10am to noon Russells
noon to 2pm Hayes

Abby Crosser
2pm to 4pm A.Prices
4pm to 6pm Blackwells

Coach Houser
6pm to 7pm Rosens
7pm to 8pm 2Smiths (Bath)
8pm to 9pm Humphreys
9pm to 10pm Rummages

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 30

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Smiths (Bath)

Hayley DeShazo
3pm to 4pm Seldomridges

Coach Houser
4pm to 5pm DeShazos
5pm to 6pm PeytonJs

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

Coach Houser
7pm to 8pm Russells
8pm to 9pm Rosens
9pm to 10pm Pratts

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

July 6, 2022
"Thanks for shaping, molding, ribbing, digging, guiding and ALL that you do for her. She has a new found confidence about her approach to this season. You have everything to do with that. Thank you coach!"
Rebecca Tanner, mother of Elle William, Cave Spring c/o '23


August 6

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm PeytonJs
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm AdysonAs

Trainer tba

3pm to 4pm KenleyB

4pm to 5pm DeShazos
5pm to 6pm KamrynAs

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

7pm to 8pm Hayes
8pm to 9pm Floyds
9pm to 10pm Faccianis

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

August 13

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm PeytonJs

Trainer tba

3pm to 4pm KenleyB

4pm to 5pm Russells
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

7pm to 8pm Hayes
8pm to 9pm BFloyds
9pm to 10pm Faccianis

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


January 3, 2023
"Thank you so much for helping her!!
You can't imagine what a difference you amde in one time meeting her."

Wende Rummage, mother of Kailyn, West Davidson High (N.C.) c/o '24


August 20

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm PeytonJs

Trainer tba

3pm to 4pm KenleyB

4pm to 5pm Russells
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

7pm to 8pm Hayes
8pm to 9pm Humphries
9pm to 10pm Olsons

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

August 27

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm PeytonJs

Trainer tba

3pm to 4pm KenleyB

4pm to 5pm Russells
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

7pm to 8pm Hayes
8pm to 9pm BFloyds
9pm to 10pm Olsons

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018


August 11, 2021

"We finished first yesterday. Erin played amazingly well ..I asked her how much did her 2hour session help. She goes quite a bit ��. Her serving was phenomenal I think she had 10-15 aces and her hits were blistering. During warmups she hit one and the other team just stared at her with googley eyes �� thank you for all you do to help her excel. "
Dawn Saunders, mother of Erin, Westover Christian (Danville, Va), c/o '23

September 3

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

noon to 1pm Morrows
1pm to 2pm Butlers

2pm to 3pm Hayes

3pm to 4pm Heat Hour

4pm to 5pm Russells
5pm to 6pm DeShazos

6pm to 7pm Heat Hour

7pm to 9pm Torborgs
9pm to 10pm GDrivers

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

September 4

Coach Houser & a trainer tba

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
10am to noon Russells
noon to 2pm A.Prices

Trainer tba
2pm to 3pm << Open >>
3pm to 4pm << Open >>
4pm to 5pm << Open >>
5pm to 6pm << Open >>

Coach Houser
6pm to 7pm Hayes
7pm to 8pm Kerrs
8pm to 9pm Olsons
9pm to 10pm LMills

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

September 10

Coach Houser

One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm KAltices
3pm to 4pm Russells

Trainer tba
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs

Coach Houser
5pm to 6pm DeShazos
6pm to 7pm Hayess
7pm to 8pm BFloyds
8pm to 9pm EWilliams
9pm to 10pm <<Open>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

September 17

Coach Houser
One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm Torborgs
3pm to 4pm Russells

Trainer tba
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs

Coach Houser
5pm to 6pm DeShazos
6pm to 7pm Hayess
7pm to 8pm Faccianis
8pm to 9pm EWilliams
9pm to 10pm <<Open>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

September 24

Coach Houser
One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm KAltices
3pm to 4pm PeytonJs

Trainer tba
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs

Coach Houser
5pm to 6pm DeShazos
6pm to 7pm Hayess
7pm to 8pm BFloyds
8pm to 9pm Faccianis
9pm to 10pm <<Open>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018

October 1

Coach Houser
One-on-one lessons

Coach Houser
noon to 1pm Dudleys
1pm to 2pm Butlers
2pm to 3pm PeytonJs
3pm to 4pm Russells

Trainer tba
4pm to 5pm KenleyBs

Coach Houser
5pm to 6pm DeShazos
6pm to 7pm Hayess
7pm to 8pm BFloyds
8pm to 9pm Faccianis
9pm to 10pm <<Open>>

At Penn Forest Wesleyan 3735 Chaparral Dr Roanoke, VA 24018






The Player Training Staff

Tom Houser has been coaching volleyball since 1985.  He has coached 18 varsity team, 10 JV teams and has coached 23 club  teams.  His teams have qualified for Junior Nationals in 2006, 2009 , 2012 and 2016.  His stepdaughter, Lauren, a 2010 graduate of Radford University, was a 4-year starter on the RU volleyball team. More about Coach Houser can be seen here, and you can contact him at coachhouser@yahoo.com

Coach Houser has attended: Gold Medal Squared in Annapolis, USAV CAP I at JMU, USAV CAP II in Wisconsin, Clinician at Louisville University Elite Camp and USAV Impact Clinic.

Volleyball has also taken him to Salt Lake City, Columbus OH, Anchorage, San Francisco, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Miami.

"I try to specialize in helping players who have extensive experience reach the next level.  I like working with the player who says, 'I'm just not where I want to be. I think I'm doing something wrong. Can you help me fin what it is?"

October 31, 2021.   
"My daugher is so excited and has been talking about her lesson all evening. Thank you!"
Kyle Russell, mother of Teatym, Christian Heritage c/o '29

January 31, 2021.   
"Just to let you know, you hve got a student in your corner 100%. She says private lesons have to be with Tom. Thank you for making her want to be a better player! "
Bonnie Shelton, mother of Summer, Bassett, c/o '25

December 2, 2016.   "I wanted to thank you for all you do for the sport of volleyball in the Roanoke area. I hope the kids realize how much you give back.Madison is VERY excited to be working with Greysen again!! We could already see a difference from their working together on Saturday!! We are so very thankful to have found you!!"
Dennis Hohenshelt, former head coach, University of Virginia

February 9, 2019.   "Guess what!! I served the last first set 12-0 at the beginning then served at the end of the set i made 5 more, and had about 8 aces in all in the first set!! Serving with you has helped me tremendously thank you for all you do!!"
Haleigh Brown, Pulaski County High, c/o '21

November 24, 2018.   "Mandi said today that your volleyball skills were 'insane' and that one session with you was worth more than a whole season. Safe to say she adores you!" 
Beth Ott, mother of Mandi, Kenersville, NC, c/o '23

July 2, 2018.   "You have boosted her self-esteem so much and renewed her love of volleyball. You have no idea what that means to me to see her smile and get excited about playing. You did that, Coach Houser. I truly appreciate and respect what you do for the kids and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing her she is a good player and she has potential to go as far as she wants to take it. She said, 'I wish College Expectations was a full week,' because she had a blast!"
Vikki Sterne, mother of Kealey, Brookville High, c/o '20

March 21, 2011.   
"You have a big heart for the game of volleyball and you work very hard with the girls in the area.   I don't think I have seen someone so passionate in my life!
Blair Trail, head coach, Roanoke College.

July 14, 2019.   
"You have such a positive attitude and impact on the kids! Thank you! I see how a great coach can propel an athlete further than even athletic talent!"
Annette Patterson, mother of Emma, Roanoke Catholic School, c/o '22

Claire Jenkins

Claire layed volleyball at Blacksburg High School where she finished with 4.1 GPA. She was a 3-year starter and varsity letter winner. Her team made the state final 4 each of those 3 seasons! She was 2nd Team All-District and 2nd Team All-Region as a Junior. She played 2 seasons with NRV then 4 seasons with River Valley Juniors. She made the 2019 PrepVolleyball Denver Showcase Standout List at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier.

Cara Butler

Cara will be a senior this fall at Glenvar High in Roanoke and was a member of the team's 2A state championship in the fall of 2021. She has played 5 seasons of school volleyball and 6 seasons of club. Her mom and dad are both coaches! She was 2nd team All-State libero her sophomore season & 2nd team All-Region setter here junior season! WOW! She knows the game inside & out. You can reach Cara at carabutler1013@gmail.com!!


July 31, 2006
"You're our secret weapon!"
May 25, 2021
"You are a legend!"
November 29, 2017
"My daughter just said, 'It's Houser Time!!' "
May 19, 2012
"There are just not enough Coach
Housers to go around!"
March 31, 2021
"You guys bring new life to players!"
January 12, 2021
"Your private lessons openings
are like gold!"
January 7, 2019
"And for the record,
my child thinks you walk on water :)"

January 30, 2023
"She loves you. If you said jump on one foot and whistle a song before a game she would."

October 26, 2018
"My daughter thinks you are the
'Volleyball Whisperer'
January 10, 2017
"You're our volleyball Yoda!!"
May 15, 2021
"Alyssa is ready for some 'Houser time'. She misses you!"
Breanna Terry, mother of Alyssa, Chatham c/o '22

April 21, 2023
"I want to thank you for all that you have done for us in the volleyball world, and for sharing your passion with so many kids!!"

March 3, 2023
"We knew you were the BEST. My daughter made the middle school team. A lot of her teammates keep asking her where did you learn to hit like that. She is hittnig a lot better since that 1 hour session with you. Her reply is I have a private trainer in Virginia."

January 24, 2023
"I apologize for the late text but HAD to share!!! My daughter got 3 serves in a row over at practice and additional ones sporadically!!!!
��Thank you!!!!!"

December 30, 2022
"You have helped me so much in my volleyball and we will always be grateful. On top of how encouraging you are. You are definitely loved by my family. Thanks for all you do for my emotionally & physically. You’ll never know how much it means."

October 14, 2022
"My daughters are both great PR people for you with the other families on our team, especially the younger ones, so the team may end up being a force someday.We're thankful for all she has learned from you and your crew through lessons and camps, and so eager to see her skills drawn out and developed even more "

July 18, 2022
"We're thankful for all she has learned from you and your crew through lessons and camps, and so eager to see her skills drawn out and developed even more "

May 4, 2022
"Also, I want to thank you again for coaching my daughter this past Sunday. She had the best time and loved your coaching style. She’s really looking forward to her lessons in July."

March 3, 2022
"My daughter loved being back in the gym.
Thanks for making it so positive! "
April 25, 2022
"My daugher has grown
tremendously thanks to you."

May 3, 2022
"As a family we celebrate all you do for our daughter & the girls & your dedication to the sport. Thank you for the chance you give my daughter to play in your camps & lessons! Vball does not make a person, it’s character and integrity. And you help the girls with this most importantly!”

February 7, 2022
"My daugther loves the physical part of your lessons, but I think a big part is the volleyball conversations and "life lessons" she hears. She might not be the best player on her team, but I guarantee she's the smartest when it comes to undestaning volleyball. And that' s because of the time she's spent with you!"

February 6, 2022
"Your coaching is paying off.
She's killing it serving! "
February 7, 2022
"You've always supported my daugther and pushed her to be better. Thank you for that!"

December 8, 2021
"Coach Houser, you are a gem. You are a fine person who is doing some
incredible things with volleyball in this area. "

October 14, 2022
"I wouldn't be the coach or the woman I am not without your help when I was a kid!"

December 7, 2021
"You always have a way of making my daughter feel good about her accomplishments! You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. We are so very thankful you are a part of our lives. Bug hug, Coach!"

December 5, 2021
"I took a video of you explaining hitting to my daughter because it shows your passion, drive and love of teaching the game. And I wanted to show her afterward what an awesome coach does. This was filmed 2 days after her school coach didn't have an answer, so we suggested she ask you at her next lesson."

November 1, 2021
"My daughter loves ya! We feel the same. You have helped build who she is and we are forever grateful! You give so much of yourself "

November 1, 2021
"My daughter spent a four hour round trip commute for two hours for some solo time with Tom Houser. For anyone that needs an experienced volleyball eye and brain, he’s a wizard."

October 18, 2021
"My daughter’s quote,
' I got more reps today than a week of practice at school.' "

October 9, 2021
"We were reminiscing of our Houser days the other night and singing your praises!! We were talking to a teammate's mom and told her 150% you changed volleyball for Emily and made the biggest difference in both Emily & her teammates."

Missy Austin, mother of Emily, Tunstall High, c/o '22

September 21, 2021
"I wanted to reach out and thank you for all of the influence you have had on my daughter's growth in volleyball over the last year. She is excelling and leading her JV team as a middle hitter. The confidence she has in herself was fostered by your input, so thank you again!"

July 14, 2021
"Thanks again for everything, my daughter has become a better skilled, and confident volleyball player since we have been coming for lessons."

June 14, 2021
"Thanks again for our workout with Cara Butler yesterday.
I have nothing but positives to say about the experience.
It sucks being 2 hours away from your gym... otherwise we would be there every day!"
May 30, 2021
"Thank you for running an understanding,
kind and encouraging business."

May 3, 2021
"I didn't know if you had seen the All-District list. Here it is. Thank you! You deserve a lot of the credit for my daughter's success. You've worked with her since the 6th grade. You may recognize a few others on the list as yours as well!"

February 9, 2021

"My daughter got pulled up from 8th
grade to JV for the season!
Kudos to your program!"

February 11, 2021

"Thank you and your staff for giving her the confidence and skills to be better!!"

March 3, 2021
"My daughter looked really confident tonight! Wow, what you have done with her, your direction and encouragement, back row especially, is incredible.
And I came across the notes she took at her private lesson!!! How wonderful! I don’t understand all of it but that you took the time to think so deeply and thoroughly means a lot to me and I’m-sure to her too. She trusts you!"

March 1, 2021
"My daughter was voted captain by her teamates last night. She was elated! She has come so far from the meek player that started several years ago!! Thank you for all you do!"

March 1, 2021
"Our first match was last night and we won. The opposing coach and one of the refs complimented my daughter on her playing ability. The opposing coach told his players, 'why do you keep hitting it to the libero. She's good!' LOL. I can definitely see an improvement in her playing ability from working with you!"

January 23, 2021
"I just wanted to tell you how impressed my daughter and I were with Coach Elizabeth today. My daughter came out of her session fired up and with a ton of stuff to write down that she learned. I played football in HS and college and attended camps but never saw anyone teach so smartly and relate-ably in 1 hour. Elizabeth talked my daughter through everything as well as demonstrated what it looks like, as many times as she needed. I shagged balls and in 14 balls Elizabeth had my daughter hitting it over the net from the back. 14 balls! She flattened the learning curve for my daughter so much. At the end when Elizabeth told my daughter to write down 25 things she learned I was blown away. Genius! She wrote them down too:) You'll be seeing more of us, I love your system. Looking forward to more lessons with your folks."

Clint Gagnon, father of Emelie, Cave Spring c/o '26

January 22, 2021
"Some of the opposing team parents and coaches remarked to me after some of her school games that she is a completely different payer skill-wise from last year. So once again that's a credit to you and your staff!."

December 9, 2020
"My daughter really has appreciated the detailed instruction and feedback and has already improved her game!"

October 3, 2020
"By the way, the mentorship that my daughter has received from your coaches these last few months has been wonderful and appreciated. And it's so important at this crazy age! My daughter has already learned a lot from the two sessions she has had. She really has appreciated the detailed instruction and feedback and has already improved her game!"

September 28, 2020
"One of her lessons after her club season was over last year, she was so happy she cried. She said that she got to be herself in your gym and finally enjoyed playing again."

September 23, 2020
"I just wanted to let you know Gabby made National Team for Old Dominion Volleyball Academy. So I wanted to say thank you and thank you to all the staff that have work with Gabby. No way this happens without you and the people that worked with her. Less than 2 years ago she couldn't even serve when she came to you."

Ray Hedrick, father of Gabrielle, c/o '23, Gill Grove School, Richmond Va.

August 7, 2020
"My daughter’s growth as a volleygirl this year has been incredible.
Thank you for teaching her so well all!!!!"
July 1, 2020
"Gosh, we love you all so much!
My daughter feels so much better after lessons with you all!!!!
Which makes me feel better!"

June 22, 2020
"They both walked out feeling positive and pumped up for their first doubles match on Wednesday. Thanks for all you’re doing to help these ladies grow!!"

May 20, 2020
"Abbey was so excited after her last lesson.
Houser Magic."
Joy Barlow, mother of Abbey, Staunton River, c/o '22

May 15, 2020
"Kelsey was FANTASTIC AND AMAZING!! First, she was happy, positive and relatable. She kept things simple and broke down the serve well. Answered questions well and redirected when needed and caught mistakes. The flow of the lesson was perfect. No wasted time. Breaks when needed. The girls worked hard. When they started to lose focus for the last ten minutes and got a little sloppy, she was able to reel them in and refocus. So we will be coming back and would like to book regular lessons with her!"

May 9, 2020
"Thanks so much Coach for your support, encouragment, enthusiasm and fun nature!
This journey just keeps getting better! "

April 2, 2020
"I wanted to let you know that [my daughter] had a really great time working with directly for the first time. She said you made the training and learning fun. I enjoy reading your emails I find them very informative especially for someone like me that is really unfamiliar with the sport. So I really appreciate just reading and learning from your experience."

January 13, 2020
"We appreciate your candor and telling it like it is. In my opinion that is too often avoided in our world of political correctness. My daughter was not fazed and when I asked her how the training went she said "great, I got to work on serving ....etc" No mention of "blunt talk". She knows and understands that you do what you do in order to help the girls who train there. Nothing personal....just a strong desire to truly help them.
Part of your role is to prepare them for volleyball life beyond high school.
Keep up the great work."

December 3, 2019
I have to brag a little! My daughter made first team district, first team region, and 2nd team all state!
Thanks for all you have done to make her a better player!"
November 4, 2019
I made the the national team!!
Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to spend so many hours in the gym.
If it wasn’t for you I would not be where I am now!!!"

October 9, 2019
"Just wanted to let you know that [my daughter] is out of her slump and back to her old self. The insight you shared gave her perspective and helped her understand what was happening with her....and how to overcome it. I saw the stats from last night's loss.....and she recorded 4 blocks and 6 kills! She also had the highest hitting % on her team.
She is back! Thanks for all you do for us! I can’t thank you enough "

October 2, 2019
"My daughter just told me that you always lift her spirits and talk to her when she needs it.
I appreciate that so much!

October 14, 2019
"Thank you for the positive energy you give to [my daughter's] volleyball experience! She has learned so much from you!

September 4, 2019
My daughter is really starting to build some confidence in herself.
It's so amazing to watch! Thank you for being a catalyst and believing in her!"

August 6, 2019
My daugther
made the JV team!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Thank you for your passion and doing what you do! She couldn’t have gotten to this place without you and the coaches who work with you!!! Please give Elizabeth and Kelsey a huge thank you from us! And tell them to keep on doing what they do - -they made a difference in my gals life for sure ��"

August 16, 2019
"My 6th grade daghter is a starter! Today, her team did a consecutive serve contest....and finished 2nd to an 8th grader. That was 33 in a row before missing. She said, 'That was today. Wait until next time!' This is all due to you and your staff!

August 2, 2019
We feel very grateful to have discovered your program.
My daughter has really liked working with Elizabeth during this short time. We scheduled a session Monday am to tweak anything before tryouts that eveningl"

July 21, 2019
Well last night my daughter amazed her coach! I get this text from her coach saying and I quote: 'She's playing like a champ today. Definitely want her trying out for varsity!'
We are sooooo excited about this coming season & what is in store for her! We owe you a huge thank you too for your knowledge & expertise, thank you for being a part of our world. It makes it a happier place!"

May 21, 2019
I just wanted to let you know that we appreciate all the time and effort you put into the emails you send out every Thursday. Every week I learn something new and always something that I share with Ava. I think Ava has learned a lot in just few lessons she has had with you and with Kelsey. Thanks for all the time and effort you spend helping the girls learn this sport and general life lessons. "
Johathan Amos, father of Ava, Cave Spring c/o '24

April 17, 2019
Oh my goodness I am thrilled to hear back from you!! Thank you!!
My daughter just asked me 'Mom are you gonna cry?' And I felt like I might. :) "

March 18, 2019
I know you’ve done this for a long time and you’ve worked with so many girls but you were really able to read my daughter. She is hard on herself and she was very appreciative of the talk yesterday. I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. She is very comfortable with you."

March 11, 2019
When she starts struggling, she tells herself, 'ok you're at Houser's, it's just you two, what's he gonna tell you to do?'... I'm really proud of her for saying that! "

February 15, 2019
[My daughter] really appreciated her Valentine from you...
We sure do love you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!"

January 7, 2019
The difference in her play since she has started working with you was very noticeable. I was approached by other parents commenting on how well she was playing - how good her control was, her passes were to target. She was very pleased with her performance too :) And she is so much more confident in her playing. The cool thing is she can recognize when she makes and a mistake AND she knows what to do to fix it."

November 17, 2018
I suggest you for lessons all the time. The other vball parents don’t realize what a difference even one or two lessons with you can make."

November 7, 2018
"My daughter has spent the last two hours telling me about her two lessons yesterday,
she had a great time so again, thank you! She can’t wait for Sunday!"

October 12, 2018
"Thanks for all you do to support us.
You’ve been a blessing to my daughter and to us."
August 10, 2018
"Update: My daughter is the starting libero!! On varsity!
Thanks for all you’ve done to teach, inspire, encourage, and motivate her to dig deep
and to keep reaching to achieve her goals ��."
June 23, 2018
"I thank you immensely. You have been truly a sounding board, our track guide, and an inspiration.
I’m excited about our continued partnership. Im excited how my daughter has grown....THANKS!!"
April 11, 2018
"I just wanted to text you and thank you for all the help in putting together film,
looking over my emails, putting in good words for me, and always encouraging me
so I had the confidence to get to this point. It really means more than you know!
I really don't think I could've gotten to this point without you!"
March 12, 2018
"[My daughter] really misses all her volleyball peeps in Roanoke.
She longs for her Houser lessons!"

January 26, 2018
"[My daughter] was so happy you had that opening! She only had one club practice this week. Everyone noticed the improvement. Thank you again for working with us. You are the BEST!"

January 13, 2018
"[My daughter] had a two-hour basketball practice before she came to you today. She practiced with you and the first thing she said to me was, 'Are we doing more privates with him?' :-) Thanks for being awesome."

January 9, 2018
"Can you please duplicate yourself? Maybe a 3D printer would work."

December 29, 2017
"I'm excited about next fall! And to be able to put the things that my teammates and I have learned from you into play!

October 24, 2017

"Our coach has told our daughter that her serve is the team's best offensive weapon.""

October 10, 2017
"Thank you for all you have done for my daughter. She looks forward to each lesson with you. In the short time she has been playing, you are the only coach who has really pushed her. I have learned over the years that she responds best to hard coaching with a positive attitude. She is a good student and is trying to absorb everything you are teaching. Coaches can be honest and even critical as long as the player knows it comes from a place of caring. So, thanks again!!"

September 14, 2017
"We won tonight in 4 sets. After the game my coach pulled me to the side and said 'Coach Houser would be so proud!!' I had a great night! Thanks for all your help and encouragement!"

May 15, 2017
"I really want to say thanks for taking the time to talk with my daughter and me yesterday after our lesson. You are a wealth of knowledge and a true asset to the volleyball community. My daughter really listened and we will get in gear to start looking at schools. I am sure that I will continue to ask questions and I thank you in advance."

March 22, 2017
"Always good to hear from you, it's always a pleasure, We appreciate all you have done for our daughter. Your passion and love for the volleyball and all the girls who come your way speaks for itself."

February 8, 2017
"We were a pretty awesome team - all thanks to you! That 2005 season was the best season I had as a volleyball player and it was definitely because you believed in us and pushed us to be the best, while keeping everything fun and exciting!"

Stephanie Crawford, North Cross, c/o '08

February 6, 2017
"Happy Birthday to one of the most influential people in my life. The time that I spent with you playing NRV Nationals was the best, and I'll truly cherish it forever! You helped me grow into the brave and strong young woman that I am today, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for that! So here's to you Tom Houser!!!!"

Morgan Stone, Magna Vista, c/o '15

June 14, 2016
"The piece of driftwood you gavem me has remained in my glovebox since the day you gave it to me. I will always treasure it & the story of how it reminded you of me -- rising above obstacles to survive & thrive. I hope you are able to continue your work as long as possible & realize how much you help your girls, even beyond vball. Again, thank you for all of your help & hard work. Please keep in touch & take care of my sister as she progresses in her career.
Burke Staunton, Covinging High, c/o '14

December 5, 2016
"Tonight was exactly what [my daughter] needed to turn her attitude around and get the most out of the travel season ahead! She left the gym believing that she is capable to learning the skills that will make her competitive next season. This is a huge step forward from "I suck and I'll never make it." THANK YOU!"

November 12, 2016
"I thought last Sunday's lesson was fabulous! The combination of your coaching and all of the girls working together was really impressive. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support of the girls!!"

October 24, 2016
"My daughter needed a Tom Houser boost yesterday. JV volleyball hasn't been a good experience and she was volleyball blue......she needed your upbeat personality and volleyball reinforcement before travel season starts. You're the bombI thought last Sunday's lesson was fabulous! The combination of your coaching and all of the girls working together was really impressive. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support of the girls!!"

October 3, 2016
"And just in case you don't realize it, you are exceptional when it comes to volleyball coaching. I hope for others to be like you, but that usually isn't the case. Maybe you've caused me to have higher expectations than I should. ��You're the best. We're fortunate to have you. ��" 

January 15, 2017
"Thanks for thinking of our girls. They really enjoy the lessons and feel they are learning so much. Thanks for all you do!!!" 

January 19, 2017
"Thanks always for your wisdom and guidance. You know this already, but there are many who trust and love you for what you do for the young ladies." 

September 9, 2016
"It is truly amazing how much you helped her in just a couple of visits. If we could wish back time, we would have had her seeing you years ago!" 

August 18, 2016
"I know we haven't met but you have already been amazing to communicate with, and your energy and interest in helping my daughter, whom you haven't even met, is incredible and so appreciated!"

June 29, 2016
"[My daughter] was excited that she received compliments from the JV coach on her sets yesterday! Thankful for you and your staff and looking forward to more lessons!!"

June 1, 2016
"You have a top drawer reputation and we are fortunate to have folks like you that are so dedicated and passionate in this regard. Thank you!"

March 20, 2016
"My daughter says she is on fire! Eight kills and a bunch of blocks yesterday!
You have a top drawer reputation and we are fortunate to have folks like you that are so dedicated and passionate in this regard.Thank you! You give her the best coaching!"

December 22, 2015
"You've done so much for my dauthter than just make her a better volleyball player. You give her confidence and make her feel better about herself as well -- in all aspects of her life. Thank you for that and your time and effort. Merry Christmas!"

November 1, 2015
"Thank you so much. My dauthter wants to do privates with you now btw.
She learned so much last night. She just loves you to death!"

October 7, 2015
"You have really put my mind at ease with this email. Thank you so much!! I can tell that it's very important to you to help these girls reach their goals & succeed in whatever way possible. That really means a lot."

October 13, 2015
"[My dauthter] got a chance to play outside hitter tonight and did a great job. Thanks so much for your help with hitting and serving. She looked great! We need to come again!"

September 8, 2015
"Another club is where I got your name from. My daughter is not ready to play at the NRV level yet.
We are hoping that you will be able to get her to that level."
September 8, 2015
"Thank you. I think you are helping her more than you could ever know.
She loves helping you. If only everyone thought that way."

August 26, 2015
"Wanted to let you know that my daughter went on a very important and impressive serving run last night. Although the team ended up losing the 3rd set tiebreaker, she entered the game specifically to serve with her team behind 18-22 in the second set. She proceeded to go on a very impressive 5 point run that ultimately led us to a 2nd set win. Thanks again for teaching her both volleyball and life skills

August 23, 2015
"It was so nice of you to respond so quickly and with so much information and advice. It truly means a lot for you to take time to give such a thoughtful response. Your love of this sport and for your players shines through big and bright :) "

July 30, 2015
"No matter whether she makes the team or not, most of her positive and happy volleyball memories are with you. Thank you for being a great mentor and role model for my baby."

August 24, 2015
"By the way, [my dauthter] says that her training with you is really paying off. "

May 5, 2015
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What a confidence boost and calming effect you have on my daughter...when I talked to her last night, she was a different person!!"

January 28, 2015
"[Our daughter] is inspired.  Thank you for a great lesson on Monday.  She learns new skills each time she comes and becomes more determined each time to keep getting better.  She asked me last night for a can of corn!"

December 18, 2014
"[Our daughter] came home so excited from your lesson yesterday.
In fact, we'd like to sign up for additional lessons!!"

January 10, 2015
"[My daughter] was on today!!  Wednesday's lesson helped her tremendously.   Her serves were super strong and and she had some incredible hits. She was pleased!"

November 13, 2014
"Hi Coach Houser! I am writing this email to say thank you for everything you have been teaching me! I really feel like i am improving! I went to the gym last Sunday and practiced my serves like you taught me and they are showing lots of progress. I cant wait for more lessons with youAnna came home so excited from your lesson yesterday. In fact, we'd like to sign up for additional lessons !"

January 9, 2014
"We are very excited and looking forward to working with you. You have a great talent coaching the girls and they absorb every word and skill you teach them. NRV is lucky to have you."

August 28, 2013
"Can't thank you enough. If last night's performance is indicative, she's going to have a fabulous senior season, which is exactly the reason we came to you--so she can go out on top!!"

February 26, 2014
"Thank you again for today! [My daughter] talked about how much she enjoyed it on the ride home. While we really would like to see her progress as a player, we are most concerned with preserving her love of the game at this point. You're able to merge both things today - thank you! She is already talking about and looking forward to her next session with you :-)"

September 19, 2013
Thank u for all u do to help these girls!  Your staff is amazing!!!!"

August 8, 2014
"Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! See you Sunday.  :)"

June 3, 2013
"People asked why they should come to you guys. It only took us one visit to know why. You have helped alot! We knew the first time we saw you that you were the best! We learn good stuff everytime!We are very excited and looking forward to working with you. You have a great talent coaching the girls and they absorb every word and skill you teach them. NRV is lucky to have you."
Jennifer Snider, mother of Savannah and Summer, Parry McCluer c/o '18

August 7, 2013.........They made the team!!
"[My daughter] made the JV team...coach told her to be prepared to play all around !!!! We are over the moon right now! And you made all the difference...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

"I wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful lesson you gave [my daughter]. She called me and was ecstatic she made the team. You're a wonderful coach. Wish they were all like u!"

July 6, 2013
Elizabeth really enjoyed working with Lindsey and she gave Elizabeth some great tips. The improvement I’ve seen since we have come to your lessons is dramatic. Elizabeth actually asked on Sunday if she could continue with regular lessons.

May 30, 2013
,I asked her if she wanted to do another camp and this is what she said to me: "Mom, camps are good, but I really think I will get better by working with Coach Houser more this summer."
June 6, 2013
"How can she not be getting better with someone like you working with her. You’re the best..
April 21, 2013
"Thanks again for the session. [My daughter] loved it! I'm sure we will be scheduling more sessions"
April 24, 2013
"[My daughter] wants try out this ffall. She will be new to volleyball so not sure how she will do but if anyone can help her learn it is you."
March 20, 2013
 "[My daughter] is a completely different player than a year ago – thanks so much to YOU."
March 19, 2013
 "I can't even explain the impact u guys have had on me. Giving me motivation & confidence in myself that you saw something special in me. 'Together We Will' will forever be etched into my brain & I'll carry that with me whether it be in volleyball or in my future life. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. Thanks for everything. I can't say it enough."
Sami Hanes, member of the Elmira College volleyball team.

February 14, 2013
 "Our daughter had a great time last night and said her serve receive was 'awesome' at practice tonight.Amy is a completely different player than a year ago – thanks so much to YOU."

February 14, 2013
 "Our daughter feels like she has already learned so much to improve her game in the two sessions she has had with you.   We'll be back again next Wednesday"

January 28,  2013
"When Morgan's Confidence and self-esteem needs a boost, that's where Dr. Houser comes in with our therapy lessons! :)  

December 22, 2012
 "My daughter has wanted training time with you.  This is going to be one of her Christmas presents.   Thanks!"

January 11,  2013
 "My daughter
is pretty fond of a Mr Houser ;-)   She's a good student & knows a good teacher when she has one...fyi she talked to her school coach & will start in the weight room with her 2 days a week starting next Tuesday ... thanks for reinforcing the need!   Is 7-8pm still free Saturday for a lesson?"

January 29,  2013
"My daughter really enjoyed her time with you on Saturday. She felt that you packed a lot into one hour that will help her improve, while also acknowledging the things she already does well."

December 27, 2012
 "I am so proud of her volleyball accomplishments. The time spent with you and your team was a huge factor in developing her skills. All of those sweaty Sundays at the gym. Good memories."

September 9, 2012
 From the mom:  "Thanks so much for yesterday.  [My daughter] had a great time working with you and received such great instruction, now she needs to practice all that you taught her.   Look forward to getting the link for her video hitting.  Thanks again and hope we can work with you again soon."  Ethel Ward.
From the daughter:   "I really enjoyed my one on one session yesterday!  I learned many things and hopefully get to work with you again!"   Rachel Ward, Lord Botetourt, c/o '16

June 11, 2012
"Zoe really enjoyed her lesson with Jenny Clark; she is a wonderful young lady. We'll look to more openings soon with Jenny or Maggie so we can take advantage of this excellent one-on-one program you've put together."
Jon Casto, father of Zoe, WB c/o '18"6

December 21, 2011
Thanks for all of your work with [my daughter] at camps and lessons in 2011. She just started practice with her travel team this week and is doing well. She looks like she will be one of the leaders on this team. Thanks so much for yesterday. Rachel had a great time working with you and received such great instruction, now she needs to practice all that you taught her. I really enjoyed talking with you and catching up on our Bassett past :) Look forward to getting the link for her video hitting. Thanks again and hope we can work with you again soon.

November 22, 2011
I wanted you to know that yesterdays training you gave to me was definitely a good experience. I learned a TON.. and I need to work on a lot of those new things in my spare time. Thank you so much for your time and work and dedication to my volleyball future.  You really inspired me to always show my coach that I'm hardworking and willing do do anything they tell me to do, and always be "coachable"!

October 15, 2011
I didn't even think about going to someone else for lessons.... which is testament to you. 

September 12, 2011
Thanks for your time with our daughter. She and my husband both said it was very helpful.  If you get any more cancellations, we are definitely interested. Thanks.

October 14, 2011
I wish I would have done this a long time ago. Thanks so much you have been OUTSTANDING!

September 4, 2011
Our daughter
had a blast and learned so much in her sessions last night. Thanks a million!

September 10, 2011
My hitting is so much better now and what you told me really helped.  I feel I can jump so much higher now, after you showed me what I was doing wrong.

August 9, 2011
We wanted to let you know [our daughter] did make the JV team at CS and thank you again for your help with training and camps over the summer.

August 10, 2011
I got to watch most of a practice one day this week. [My daughter] had a bunch of kills during their scrimmage and her jump serve looks really good.

July 19,  2011
I love coming to lessons, I can't tell how much I learn!  I love learning from you.  And I can't wait for the next lesson!

August 3, 2011
Thank you so much for everything you've done. i can honestly say without your help.  I wouldn't have made the team. thank you so much! =)

Aug 4, 2010    I made JV Coach Houser!!!  We start practicing tomorrow!!  
Thanks for all your help and I hope to see you soon!!!! You are the absolute best!!! :)

June 16,  2010
Thanks for today's workout!  I had a lot of fun. 
Your great!!

June 15, 2010  I just wanted to say thank you for all the help that you gave me last weekend!!  It really boosted my confidence and improved my game!  I have been going to camp this week and when we work on hitting almost all go in and they aren't just being tapped over! I've even gotten 1 or 2 kills on some kids that are older and have been playing longer! I have been able to do this because of all of your help!  Thank you again and I hope to see you soon!!!!!  You are the best!

May 22, 2010
"We're so glad to have you!"

Oct 25,  2009   I've seen you turn mediocre volleyball players that are good athletes into awesome players. 
Your skills as a coach have them growing two years worth of skills in one season I am glad you have a training program that she can participate in because the time she has with you definitely builds her confidence and keeps her smiling and positive! That is the most important thing for us right now! So keep up the good work! 

Jan 4,  2010  [My daughter] made the team!!!!!! She is excited. She was the only one there that could set middle 1's and that's due to your help at her last lesson.

May 22,  2010   [My daughter's] work with you, in my thoughts, is critical not only to improve her skills, but also to regain her confidence and belief in her abilities. 

Oct 22,  2009  Thanks for everything you have done for [my daughter] over the years. Every game I see her do things that you have taught her. When she is playing back row she always looks at each girl on the back row and tells them. "I've got to this point and to this point". It makes me smile. The other day when she called "Cindy take it, Cindy take it" I thought of you.

Sept 11, 2009   Lauren Clary really helped open up my daughter’s serves. And where Lauren  left off, Devyn picked up!  She really helped my daughter to focus and fine tune, not just her serves, but her style and form. She really helped to refine her serve. In Thursday’s game, my daughter had 7 consecutive serves on her first time up, and her next time up, she had 6! Lost count, but she claims that at least half of them were aces. Pass this on to Devyn, because my daughter could tell she really helped in her form to be more consistent and accurate!!!  It’s all in the toss…

Sept 10, 2009   My coaches totally noticed that i changed a bunch & i told them i went to you. one of my coaches even knew exactly who you were from shamrock & they both thought it was great. thanks again!
Sept 9, 2009    [One girl] was using her arms in her approach in last night's game which she hadn't been, and both she and [the second girl] tried and completed several 'quicks'. That's a big step! They usually won't even try them.  Coach told my daughter to jump serve a couple last night and she got aces with those, so the girls were excited at the 'payoff' from working with Devyn.  From my perspective, I really liked how Devyn questioned them and made them think through what they do and don't do.  My daughter has had that some, but that was new to the other two to actually examine why they do what they do.
Aug 26, 2009 It's people like you who make this world a brighter place for our young people
and their parents, so thank you for all you do and your passion for it.
Aug 26, 2009 Nikki Johnson was wonderful!   She really helped my daughter .... I wish we had discovered you earlier! Sept 2, 2009  I looked on your website and you are all booked.  She needs you!
Aug 24, 2009  [My daughter] is on the A team.  They play first game today.  Serve is working well and her back row play is very solid.  Her confidence is way up! Aug 24, 2009    Thanks for caring. You are a great trainer and [my daughter] would love to play for a coach like you some day.
Aug 8, 2009 Thank you thank you for all you have done for [my daughter]!  To see her go in and have to perform for a new coach and team while feeling shy and tentative, only to see her take everything you, Lauren and Sam have shown her, is fantastic. Serve is working well & her back row play is very solid. Her confidence is way up!
Aug 6, 2009  [My daughter] had planned to tell you she made varsity on Sat night, but I just couldn't wait!  Many many thanks to you for sticking with her these past years in helping her with Volleyball and giving her your life lessons talks. They really do listen to what you have to say.
May 20, 2009  [My daughter] went to a hitters session taught by a former USA volleyball player who her coach set up.  Afterwards she said "I learned a little, but most of it Coach Houser had already showed me" I thought that it was great that you had already taught her the same thing. She also liked the way you taught it better.
June 3, 2009.  PLEASE email me the next time you have an opening.
 [My daughter] was very upset when i told her you were booked for the summer

April 26, 2009.    Thanks for the lesson. I had a blast. cant wait to work with you again!

April 28, 2009.     She really enjoyed the last session. Normally she frowns at personal instruction but you hit a home run with her.

April 26, 2009.   She wants to train with you because she feels like you can help her be the best.  nk so too and I appreciate the confidence that you are giving her.

     May 7, 2009.   My daughter was definitely happier with her hitting this week.  I thought it was the best I've ever seen her do.

April 25, 2009.   "We were going to enroll in the JMU Individual Skills camp, but we decided to use that money to work with you.  We think we'll accomplish more with you in a one-on-one setting."

April 24, 2009.    "Everyone at our school has been seeing how much my daughter has progressed with her playing and asked her what her "secret" was. So, when she told them it was YOU, I guess they've started knocking on your door!"

April 13, 2009.    You are a great coach because you take the time to explain yourself, she told me that was the best part of the lesson.  Sue Wilson, mother of Dominique, c/o '13 at William Byrd

Feb 18, 2009.   Guess when we saw that opening on the website, it was just our lucky day. I know if you don't grab it as soon as it goes up, it's gone. You are such a good coach you are in high demand.

January 6, 2009.   You need to be a college coach.    You have a gift that needs to be cultivated and shared.  One of my biggest regrets in this whole volleyball world is [my daughter] never having the opportunity to be on one of your teams.   Dang.

October 27, 2008.  Timberlake won the VACA championship, it was great.    My daughter got in a lot of great hits.    I couldn’t help but think of you and how you helped her!  We’ll see you soon.

August 17, 2008.   Thanks for the great lesson on saturday.  [My daughter] said it was the best ever. she also says you're an awesome coach.   Thanks again!

October 26, 2008.   My daughter as very "pumped" about her training session with you last night.  She was just thrilled to be back in the gym with you!  We really appreciate YOU!

August 5, 2008.   heyyy Coach Houser!  
i just wanted to thank you SOOOOOOO much for all the hard work you've put in with me and the postive attitude you've had.   thank you!  i just wanted to let you know that since we've worked so hard i've been put on varsity!!!     they said the past two days that i've already improved at middle and they think that i could be great!   so we have new stuff to train on =]   THANKS!

August 3, 2008.    Coach told her that I'm the most improved player on the whole Varsity team!  At team camp at everyone was impressed with my serving and how much I've improved.  We played tournaments on the last day and I started!!  I wanted to thank you so much for helping me get better and being so encouraging. You'll have to come see us play this season so I can show you what I can do!

 April 16, 2008.  [Kate Feldman] changed my daughters entire level of confidence and outlook on V-ball.  My daughter left feeling good about herself and that's huge at 12 yrs. old!

November 26, 2008
We had so much fun today in the gym.
It felt right!!

 April 11, 2008. Your enthusiasm is absolutely wonderful -- thanks!!!!

 May 27, 2008. [My daughter] had a rec game tonight and her serves were awesome.. Thanks a bunch. We had so much fun today in the gym. It felt right!!

 May 22, 2007. I like the way you constantly talk and instruct while you are showing. You explain it in ways she can understand and put to use. You don't get mad at her if she screws up. You just say, don't worry, try it again, they say good, and it makes her want to work harder.Your enthusiasm is absolutely wonderful -- thanks!!!!

 May 7, 2007.   You tell her what she does wrong, but you tell it in a positive way that doesn't hurt her feelings.  Makes her want to work harder. and you praise her when she does it right. She was so proud of those pancakes!!   She always leaves your training feeling tired but good about herself.

May 17, 2007.     I love you as a coach and friend.....you keep it up and with your guidance [my daughter] will be a star and a power to recon with at [her high school] and Junior travel squads for the next 3 years (college too)!!!!

May 20, 2007.   Thank you for the card and also for doing such a great job  working with [our daughter]. This is the best thing we have done for her. I know if she keeps working with you and challenging herself, she will make it to the next level.

May 7, 2007.   [My daughter] was really pleased with the work.  Thanks again.  What great spirit and enthusiasm you bring to the court -- she loves that!!!!!

May 7th, 2007.   Thanks for working with me this afternoon. I really feel good about myself and how much you help me to improve. Looking forward to next Sunday!

And one more......May 7, 2007.   I just wanted to let you know that we had a great session with Shannon last night. She let the girls lead the session - kept asking them what they wanted to work on.   [My daughter] had a great work out and [her partner] had her serving & hitting the best I've seen her do!  I would recommend Shannon to anyone who asks. 

April 22, 2007.  "[My daughter] really enjoyed her time with Keesha.  She said that Keesha was more helpful than anyone has ever been.

April 23, 2007.   Gosh, it sure was nice to be back in the gym with you!! You seem to be able to build [my daughter's] confidence more than any one else!

April 30, 2007.  Thanks for all you do. I appreciate all you do for my daughter. She thinks you are awesome. It is so funny to watch you work with her and the things you notice that she does.  I have watched her for years and never noticed!!!  I always knew she had more hitting potential and wondered why she was not hitting harder.  I think she is on the right road with you. You are really helping her with her form so she can break some of those bad habits and move on to a higher level. Thank you!!!!!

Oct 8, 2006.  " I'm so glad she's been able to work with you over the past couple of months! I've seen a lot of improvement in her skills as well as her confidence. She absolutely loves volleyball and seems to be willing to work pretty hard to improve. "

November 1, 2006.   "And haven't you been working with my teammate??  I think so, especially because I've seen a HUGE improvement recently--harder hits, more confidence, and better serves. It's awesome!!"

Nov 12, 2006.  " My wife said you had a great session with [our daughter].   With your help she'll start to reach whatever potential she is destined to reach. Thanks for your enthusiasm, support and coaching."

May 14, 2006.  "My daughter had such a good time with your lesson last night. She was pumped when she left. Thanks for being so positive with her. She even told me that she wanted to call her new coach and have a meeting with her, maybe even a session with her to show her what she can do.   Now, that really is positive!!!"

August 29, 2006.
"The girls had a great time & can't wait to practice with you again!"

Aug 7, 2006.  "Try outs started today!   It went pretty well...my coach noticed an improvement on my digging/serving/hitting and I think that I'm noticing a difference as well. Thanks for all of your help!!!!!"

Sept 20,  2006.  [My daughter] enjoyed flying on her stomach at practice - in fact she did it at the last game  - and she said after that game - "thanks to Coach Houser teaching me I was able to put it into practice"

Sept 18, 2006.  "Thanks for working with the girls last night.  All the positive encouragement should help them play much better today!!!  You have really taught them so much this year."

July 11, 2006.  " I just wanted to tell you how much I really do enjoy working with you.  Even when I mess up, you help me not get down on myself.  The thing that encourages me most is when you tell me that even though I messed up, other things were correct. This really makes me want to work harder.  Thanks a lot!"

June 21, 2006.   "hey coach houser!!  ive really been working on my jump floater at the volleyball camp this week and im getting pretty close to 95%!! thank you for teaching it to me, its been very useful. i look forward to our next session and cant wait to learn more tricks and techniques.  hope youre having a great summer!"

July 9, 2006.  "I just wanted to thank you for working with my daughter on Saturday. The clinic was excellent and she picked up several pointers that she can work on to improve.   I also want to thank you for your positive upbeat approach with the girls.  It is obvious that your passions include both youth and volleyball.  Your enthusiasm is catching."

June 27, 2006.  "[My daughter] was so happy that she learned so much. She is anxious to have more lessons so I will keep an eye on your website for available times. Thank you again and again!!!!

May 11, 2006.  "After the training session last night, I asked my daughter if anything you told her was different or hard to change or contrary to anything she'd been taught and she said, "No, and besides, even if it was, if HE says it, I know it must be right.

June 13, 2006.  "[The girl you trained tonight told her mom that] she learned more in those 2 hours than in any camp she'd ever been to!  So I know they are happy!"


July 21, 2006.  "I picked my daughter up this afternoon from a volleyball thing, and the head varsity coach said that he has never seen such improvement in a player and had no idea she was going to be able to do the things he's seeing her do. Said he was going to hold her up as an example of someone who works for what she wants.  Woooooooooohhoooooo!! He noticed!!!!   I'm so proud of her. And thanks for all your work with her."

To get more info, please
email me at coachhouser@yahoo.com

July 15, 2020
"We have thoroughly enjoyed the coaching you and your team have provided. They definitely have helped my daughter grow in skill, both mentally and physically! We are looking forward to next year’s College Expectations camp as we would not want to miss it for the world. Top Notch!!! We love you guys!"
Irene Moore-Pandelliisa, mother of Annabella,
Western Albemarlie, c/o '22

December 17, 2014
"I want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you, and everything you are.  It's not just volleyball.  It's the encouragement, support, humor, and respect.  It's the high-fives, the hugs, the "BAM's!" and the "Good Jobs!  It's the fun ways you think of to learn, and the pats on her back."
Lisa Broyden, mother of Jennifer,
2015 NRV 14 Rox member

April 24, 2013
"My daughter and I had a great time learning from you last night. The volleyball practice was very helpful and she was bubbling excitedly on the way home. Thanks so much for the info! We loved Bre today! Great lesson!"
Debra Hux, mother of Glenvar Logan c/o '17 and Jenna c/o '21

September 9, 2011
"You are the best -- and the best is always in high demand."
Patricia Eggleston, mother of Amy,
volleyball player at North Cross School

October 30, 2007
Just had to let you know we won tonight.....and also to thank you again for your great help with Chelsea......Her passing was great tonight..... her serves were awesome and her hits were good. Thanks to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up........ you know what you're doing and it shows in the girls you teach.....
Cindy Holland, mother of Chelsea Holland,
volleyball player at Franklin Co.


* * Mary Freeman is 2022
Viginia Central Conference Player
of the year!

* *
Here's Abbey Barlow
in the Lynchburg paper!
She is c/o
'22 from Staunton River High!


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Caroline Boone,'13 Frances Marion
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Christina Dietz, '13, Franklin & Marshall
Macie Hoback, '13, Roanoke College
Mairin Guilfo
yle, '13, Univ of Dallas
Elena West, '14, Wash'ton & Lee
ivia Sass, '14 Lock Haven
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Amelia Dalton '15 Lynchburg College
Rebekah Bolen '15, Boyce College
Tori Belcher, '15, Greeensbor College
Piper Roe, '16, Louisville
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Madison Haynes, '16, Bridgewater
Hannah Huls, '16, NC Wesleyan
Lauren Morgan, '16, Randolph College
Olivia Pullen, '16, Randolph College
Carden Clark, '16, NC A&T
Harper Scollo, '16, Averett College.
Here is an article about her!
Canaan Taylor, '16, Randolph College
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Emily Steffan, '16, Randolph Macon
Bre Lockhart, '16, Randolph Macon
Lindsey Hite, '16, Danville Comm College
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Elizabeth Giles, '18 Sewanee
Lexi Lam, '18, Eastern Mennonite
Sarah Taylor, '18, Messiah
Kayla Divers, '18, Ferrum College
Sarah Shanton, '19, Old Dominion Univ
Madelyn Harris, '19, North Greenville
Marly Willard, '19, George Mason
Emerson Scollo, '19, William Peace
Tomi Lauren McGinnis, '19, Randolph College
Cameron Blankenship, '19, Guilford
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Bailee Heatwole
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Miette Veldman, '20, James Madison Univ
Reese Turner, '20, Bluefield College
Lydia Peton, '20, United State Naval Academy
Hailee Blankenship,'20 King University
Cathryn Estes, '20, Roanoke College
Kaeley Sterme. '20, N.R. CommCollege
Claire Jenkins, '21, Mary Washington Unv
Jaydyn Clemmer, '21, Virginia Tech
Kaylee Scarce, '21, UVa-Wise
Savanna McMillion, '21, West Va Tech
Kinsley Stevens, '21, Averett
Liane Johnson, '21, Regent Univ
Sohia Dawson, '21, Elizabethtown College
Adrianna Salyers, '21, Mareitta (Ohio)
Emma Claytor, '21, Virginia Wesleya
Named ODAC Rookie of the Year
and 2nd team All-Conference, Fall 2021
Morgan Blankenshhip, '22, UVaWise
Abby Barlow, '22, Univ of Lynchburg
Lainie Hopkins, '22, Guilford College
Sophie Denby, '22, Christopher Newport
Kate Hardie, VHSL D3 Player of the Year, '22, Mercer Univ
Mara Woolford, '22, Eastern Mennonite
Emily Austin, '22, Averett Univ
Alenna Willamson, '22, SUNY Brockport

Taylor Maione, '22, Roanoke College
Peydon Smith '22, WestVa Wesleyn Sophia Beard, '23, Catawba

Hannah Hilton, '23, Emory & Henry
Claire Griffth, '23, Bridgewater
Erin Saunders, '23, Regent Univ
Madeline Verergne, '23, King Univ
Hannah Goodwin, '23, B.Jones Univ.
Cara Butler, '23, Shenandoah
Ella Ashworth, '23, Emory & Henry
Aubrey Brown, '23, Roanoke College
Faith Shields, '23, Bridgewater


March 5, 2023

"She came home all smiles. Totally different kid. Thank you!!"
Lisa Muscaro, mother of Chloe, Hidden Valley, c/o '25


January 28, 2023

"You've turned my dauther into a real vball lover. You are awesome!!"
Julie Sciullo, mother of Madeline, Cave Spring c/o '28


April 13, 2022

"I just wanted to reach out and thank you & your staff who worked Taylor the past 2 years. Taylor committed Monday to play at Roanoke College. We really do appreciate all your insight and help along the way!"
Joe Maion, father of Taylor, Kenston Forest, c/o '22


August 5, 2020
"Coach, you and your staff have blessed us so much.
Thank you!"

Susan Shields, mother of Faith, Fluvanna County, c/o '23


April 12, 2022

"There's a big difference in watching players that you folks have had a hand on ..... ill tell ya!"
Matt Wray, father of Aniston, Franklin County, c/o '25


September 7, 2018
"Elyse had a scrimmage against Potomac. The coach put her in to serve and the score was 3 - 4. Elyse scored the next 22 points with 17 aces!!!! And guess what did it?? Her new dying serve that you two worked on. Thanks again for helping her!!!Thanks for shaping, molding, ribbing, digging, guiding, spiking, slamming LOL and ALL that you do for her. She has a new found confidence about her approach to this season. You have everything to do with that. Thank you coach,"
Trista Farrell, mother of Elyse, c/o '20, Episcopal School, Alexandria, Va.


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