BUMP, SET, AND SPIKE. Players be prepared to learn the fundamentals of volleyball and competing against other great teams while still having fun making memories and friends for a life time.
Coach Sabrina Macias
“I grew up here in Shafter, Ca. where I attended Richland Elementary and Richland Junior High. I started my volleyball career in 7th grade. I tried out for the team in 8th grade, but quit! I thought I’d give volleyball another chance at Shafter High School and I’m glad I did. I worked hard and made the J.V. team my freshman year. I sat the bench the first game and cried to my parents. I knew I couldn’t just quit, so I continued to work hard at practice and at home. I ended up the M.V.P. of my team that year and was also was invited to play in the Varsity playoff game. The next 3 years I played Varsity, and at that moment I knew I would grow to love this game. I maintained honor roll throughout all 4 years of high school. I always considered myself a student before an athlete! I knew I had to make grades in order to play. I didn’t love school, but I loved volleyball so that kept me on track. I was a 3 sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and softball, so there wasn’t anytime to play club ball. After high school, I was offered a full ride volleyball scholarship to C.S.U.Bakersfield, but I was scared and didn’t think I was good enough to play at the college level. I chose to go to B.C. first. I played 2 years there, then went to C.S.U.Bakersfield and played 2 more years. I broke the oldest record of ALL sports with my hitting percentage. I was also awarded as an All American. I wish I would have believed in my abilities right out of high school. The purpose of the clinic, is to inspire young girls to know they are good enough to do anything they set their minds to; whether that be in school, sports, or in life. I am not only trying to teach them how to be great volleyball players, but I want them to be great people! To learn how to work as a team, to inspire, and to one day give back to their community. I tell ALL my student athletes, “In order to do great things it takes hard work. If you want a good grade, study. If you want to improve your volleyball skills, practice. If you want people to be kind to you, be kind first.” This is my hope. I do not run these clinics for the recognition, I run them because I love the game, and I love the kids. I also wouldn’t be able to do any of it, without the help of my sister Stacy Hanner.”- Coach Sabrina Macias