What is the mission of the Warrenton Youth Soccer Club? The founders of WYSC created the league as a place where children of all ages and abilities could learn about sports while having fun. The emphasis is on learning, teamwork and sportsmanship.
JANELLE SUTLIFFis a Special Education teacher at Kettle Run High School. She just received her Masters in Sped in May from George Mason University and is in her 5th year working in our county. Previously, she lived for 17 years in Charlottesville, raising her family of 4 daughters while her husband taught and coached football/wrestling at Monticello High School. She took their Varsity VB team for 2 years and also worked building a local volleyball club while staying at home with her children. She played in college at the University of Houston and then went into coaching. She moved here with her family when her husband accepted an offer at the new high school, Patriot. She worked 5 years in college volleyball as the assistant volleyball coach at the University of Virginia and Northern Arizona University. She has a CAP 1 certification, and is currently the JV coach here at Kettle Run.
Janelle’s philosophy…"Giving back to this sport, allowing girls to come together as a team, learning the proper way to move and play the ball, and fostering a life love for the game, these are all the pieces of who I am as a coach and a teacher”.
MELISSA BALGAVY is currently teaching 6th grade math at Auburn Middle School. She came to Fauquier County after teaching 9 years at Covington High School and 4 years at Lancaster Middle School. During her multiple years of teaching, she has coached girls’ basketball, softball, and intramural volleyball. Melissa took time off from coaching to help raise her two daughters, Haley and Alexa. Now that both girls are older, she has the desire to get back into coaching and working with athletes. Her daughters are both active in WYSC sports playing volleyball and soccer. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.
CEDAR LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Kat Brady originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and moved to Bealeton with her husband and family about 5 years ago.She is a full time recruiter for a government contractor, a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant but most importantly, a mom to two kiddos and with another on the way. Kat has been playing volleyball since the age of 10 and went on to play in middle school, high school, recreational, and travel leagues - and continues to play on the WYSC adult league. She started coaching about a year ago for WYSC and loved every minute of it. She is very much looking forward to another season doing what she loves most - coaching and spreading the love of her favorite sport!
Kat's Philosiphy: The best team isn’t the team with the best players, but the team that plays best together.
Ainsley Dickens was born and raised in Fauquier county. She started playing volleyball at Marshall Middles School and played for Highland School in high school. She currently plays as an adult with WYSC. She recently coached basketball for Cedar Lee Middle School and has coached softball in the past.
Ainsley's Philosiphy: is to teach the girls the fundamentals while making it fun so they can all find their love for the game.
MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
KIM CROWE has been the coach at Marshall Middle school for the past five years. Kim has also coached travel volleyball for the last seven years for VPVA .
Kim's philosophy is... "Promoting the fundamentals of the sport while expanding technically to ensure long term growth and athletic success..."
TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
JACKIE KRONE - will be coaching Varsity at Taylor Middle School. She has lived in Warrenton for 17 years, graduated from FHS. She has been a substitute teacher for Fauquier County for the last 5 years. She has been coaching for WYSC Volleyball for the last 3 years, also has helped assist JV at Marshall Middle School. She loves the game of volleyball, watching her players learn and grow is her main reason to continue coaching. She also plays on an adult league to improve her coaching and to understand all aspects of the game. On her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, playing outside and spending times with her two daughters.
Jackie's philosophy - " work hard everyday, bring your heart and soul to every practice and game and never give up. Even a tiny improvement is a step forward but don't get discouraged when things don't go your way. Having a positive attitude will get you far in life."
KELLI KNIGHT has been playing volleyball since 1991 when she was a 6th grader. She is a graduate of Osbourn Park High School where she held a starting position all four years and lettered in volleyball and track. During high school she also played for the Junior Olympic Volleyball Association travel program from 1994 – 1998. She attended Bridgewater College where she studied psychology and continued her volleyball career. As an adult, she has been an active participant on an adult co-ed volleyball team since 2008.
She has coached for the Clash Volleyball Club, was Head Coach Virginia Soccer Association (VSA) in Prince William County.
Currently she is Head Coach for beginner and intermediate teams for the One Life Fitness volleyball program.
WARRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
JUDI EVANSis from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she attended Patrick Henry High School and lettered in volleyball, gymnastics and cross country skiing. She attended University Wisconsin Superior and received her degree in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law. Her first two years in college she received her USGF certification and assistant coached for the girl’s gymnastics team. She was a hockey cheerleader for 4 years and a football cheerleader for 2 years at the University. She has four wonderful children of whom she has coached all of them in many different sports. She has been coaching her son in baseball off and on for the past 10 years. She has been coaching gymnastics for the past 5 years and volleyball for the past 2 years. She has recently accepted the position as Volleyball Director for WYSC and Middle School Volleyball Coordinator.
Judi's philosophy is... “It’s your attitude that makes you win, not you individual skills”
Doug Salzman is a coach that has passion for volleyball. He likes being around the sport and played recreational volleyball in college. As a coach he has enjoyed coaching developmental, rec and middle school teams. He has been active Dad in his two daughters travel volleyball clubs. Doug is Impact, Beach Impact, and Safesport Certified through USAV. Doug has lived in Virginia for 47 years and works in finance. He has a beautiful wife of 20 years and two children in the Fauquier County School system that love volleyball.
Doug's philosophy No matter how far or how long you go in volleyball I believe you can excel from where you are today. I believe a player can walk out of the gym better then when they came in. Volleyball can be a life long sport for the girls of our community. What we do today to teach them and train them will impact them for the rest of their days. Let us coaches know where you are today in your skills, and see where you want to be tomorrow. Let a coach help you make it happen. Coaches can light the spark in a player and can be that coach that inspires the player to be all they can be.