OUR MISSION    

"Kongo Volleyball believes in developing every player to their highest potential with excellent technique and competitive opportunities, growing a love for the game,  and creating a safe, enjoyable environment for the players, their parents, and coaching staff." 

Kongo Volleyball Club is in it's 4th season and currently has teams ranging from ages 12 to 18 years old. We had 17 teams this past 2021-2022 season. We also offer a developmental skills program called THE ACADEMY for boys and girls. We offer both skills and athletic training along with a Rekover program for every athlete rostered to one of our comp teams. 

  

For Upcoming Team Tryout Info - Scroll down to 22-23 Club Season

 

Follow us on our Social Accounts 

Instagram: @kongovolleyballclub - Twitter: @KongoVolleyball - Facebook: Kongo Volleyball


 

[ SPECIAL EVENTS ]

  

  INDIVIDUAL SKILL TRAINING   

COST: VARIES BY SESSION

Come train with our amazing coaches to prepare yourself for your upcoming school season. If you are interested in scheduling a session, please feel free to reach out to any of our coaches listed below:

Airyn Kussee: airynkussee@gmail.com 

Cali Schoenrock: c.schoenrock@gmail.com 

Chris Grover: ckgrover74@me.com 

Robyn Shea: rshea14@hotmail.com 

Jamie Poole: jamiepoole1212@gmail.com 

Annee Sio: Anneesio@yahoo.com 

 


     

[ THE ACADEMY ]

For more information on our Academy, please contact our

Academy Director Teresa Taylor at tmac.taylor@gmail.com  

 

Kongo Volleyball Academy is designed to help athletes, both male and female, learn the fundamentals of the game. The skills taught will help them build a strong base where they can prepare themselves to potentially become part of a comp level team. As they continue in the Academy, they will improve both in skill level and volleyball IQ.

The Academy has a new session every 3 months. Athletes will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45 minutes each time. 

 

SKILL DIVISIONS

KEIKI (6-9 YEARS OLD) - THIS LEVEL IS DESIGNED FOR OUR LITTLEST ATHLETES LOOKING TO LEARN THE "FUN"DAMENTALS OF VOLLEYBALL. ATHLETES ARE MOTIVATED TO LEARN THROUGH FUN, ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN A VARIETY OF GAMES. THEY WILL LEARN HOW TO MOVE QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY IN ALL DIRECTIONS IN A LIMITED SPACE WHILE CATCHING AND THROWING A BALL OVER THE NET. THEY WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE ONCOMING BALL AND TO SCORE A POINT ON THE OPPONENTS' COURT.

FOR OUR OLDER ATHLETES, TYPICALLY 10 & UP, PLEASE CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION FOR THE SKILL LEVEL OF YOUR CHILD. IF YOU ARE UNSURE, LEVEL ONE IS A GREAT STARTING POINT AND THEN OUR COACHES CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IF THEY ARE MORE ADVANCED TO A LEVEL MORE SUITING OF THEIR SKILL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PLACEMENT, PLEASE EMAIL COACH TERESA FOR GUIDANCE.

LEVEL 1 - THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS LEVEL IS MOVING, HANDLING THE BALL, AND COOPERATION. ATHLETES WILL LEARN HOW TO MOVE AND COVER SPACE WITH A PARTNER AND CONTROL A BALL TO SCORE A POINT AGAINST AN OPPOSING TEAM. THEY WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO COOPERATE WITH A PARTNER TO BUILD A PLAY USING THREE CONTACTS.

LEVEL 2 - THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS LEVEL IS PLAYING COLLECTIVELY AND DEVELOPING A STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZED GAME. ATHLETES WILL LEARN HOW TO BUILD A PLAY USING THREE CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS. ATHLETES WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAINTAIN A RALLY WITH THEIR PARTNER USING THREE CONSECUTIVE CONTACTS AND PROGRESS TO BEING ABLE TO COORDINATE DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE PLAYS USING THREE CONTACTS.

LEVEL 3 - THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS LEVEL IS TO TRANSITION THE ATHLETE TO CONFIDENTLY PARTICIPATING IN 6V6 TEAM PLAY. EACH ATHLETE WILL BE EXPOSED TO GAME LIKE REPETITIONS TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND COOPERATIVE PLAY WITH TEAMMATES. ATHLETES WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT, REPETITION TRAINING, AND BASIC SKILLS OF THE GAME. MINI GAMES AND ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENTS WILL PROVIDE ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES TO CHALLENGE THE ATHLETE AND PREPARE THEM FOR COMPETITIVE TEAM PARTICIPATION.

Cost: $100 a month (questions on payment, please contact info@kongosports.com

 ** FALL ACADEMY WILL RUN SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

**NO ACADEMY ON SEPT 29TH & NOV 10TH DUE TO CLUB TRYOUTS

WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER MORE AVAILABLE TIMES FOR OUR ACADEMY STARTING IN SEPTEMBER. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO EXPECT TIMES TO FILL UP AND WE WILL CAP EACH SESSION, SO REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR ATHLETE.

AVAILABLE TIMES: 

🔴 Keiki : 4-5 pm 

🔴 Level 1: 4-5pm 

🔴 Level 1: 5-6pm 

🔴 Level 2: 5-6pm 

🔴 Level 2: 6-7pm 

🔴 Level 3: 6-7pm 

🔴 Level 3: 7-8pm

 

USE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR ATHLETE

---> FALL ACADEMY REGISTRATION <---

 

  


 22-23 CLUB SEASON 

For information on the current or upcoming club seasons, please contact:

Amber Day (Director of Operations) at amber.day@kongosports.com 

April Painter (Director of Coaching) at april26.2@gmail.com  

 

  BOYS VOLLEYBALL  

For information regarding the boys volleyball program please contact:

Chris Grover (Director of Coaching) at ckgrover74@me.com 

Matt Taylor (Director of Operations) at emptybucket@gmail.com 

SEASON DETAILS:

Season will run from August through November/December with (2) 2 hour practices a week. Teams will compete in 4 local tournaments and possibly 1 Super Regional Tournament. Practices will begin in August and end after the team's last tournament. Tournaments will begin in September.

TEAM DETAILS: SEASON FEES $975 ($275 SUPER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT ADDITIONAL FEE - OPTIONAL)

  • (2) Practices per week
  • (2) Speed & Agility sessions per week 
  • (2) 30 minute ReKover session per week
  • (4) LOCAL tournaments
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO CLUB Swag
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: W375DB

 

 

  GIRLS VOLLEYBALL  

**12U-14U TRYOUTS - SEPTEMBER 29TH & 30TH**

13u - 4:00-5:30 (check-in starts at 3:30)
12u - 6:00-7:30 (check-in starts at 5:30)
14u - 8:00-9:30 (check-in starts at 7:30)

--> U12 - U14 TRYOUT REGISTRATION <--

**15U-18U TRYOUTS - NOVEMBER 10TH & 11TH
15u - 4:00-5:30 (check-in starts at 3:30)
16u - 6:00-7:30 (check-in starts at 5:30)
17u/18u - 8:00-9:30 (check-in starts at 7:30)

--> FALL TRYOUT REGISTRATION <--

ELITE TEAM DETAILS:  This is a Highly Competitive team in the following age divisions - 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. (*Cost and tournaments will vary by team and age division) *TRYOUTS FOR 15, 16, 17 ,18 ELITE TEAMS ARE HELD IN JULY

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT AND PARTICIPATED IN OUR ELITE 15 & OLDER TRYOUTS IN JULY!

WE WILL SEE THE 14 & UNDER GROUP SEPTEMBER 29th & 30th - REGISTRATION BELOW

  • *3-4 TRAVEL tournaments (14s will only be traveling to 2 out of area tournaments)
  • SUNDAY PLAY REQUIRED (15 & older teams ONLY; 14s will have one local Sunday play tournament)
  • 3 practices a week (2 team practices and 1 skills specific practice)
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIPS Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: W375DB
  • USA MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: KONVB
  • 5 local tournaments
  • Playing time is not guaranteed 
  • *Nationals (AAU or USA) - This would extend the season at an additional cost.
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • Exclusive KONGO National Gear
  • KONGO ELITE Swag

SEASON COST 15U-18U: $2750 (ADDITIONAL $410 FOR EACH TRAVEL TOURNAMENT - BILLED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON - THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ATHLETE'S TRAVEL EXPENSES)

SEASON COST 14U: $2750 (ADDITIONAL $275 FOR EACH TRAVEL TOURNAMENT - BILLED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON - THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ATHLETE'S TRAVEL EXPENSES)

 

PREMIER TEAM DETAILS: (14 & UNDER TRYOUTS - SEPTEMBER 29th & 30th, 15 & OLDER TRYOUTS - NOVEMBER 10th & 11th)

  • 4 LOCAL tournaments
  • 1 DRIVE-TO travel tournament - St. George area or Idaho (NO Sunday play)
  • 2 practices a week
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: W375DB
  • USA MEMBERSHIP may be required for some teams (this would include Sunday play in a local tournament)
  • Playing time is not guaranteed 
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO PREMIER Swag

SEASON COST 13U-18U: $2650 (THIS INCLUDES THE FEES FOR 1 TRAVEL TOURNAMENT - THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ATHLETE'S TRAVEL EXPENSES)

 

CLUB TEAM DETAILS: (14 & UNDER TRYOUTS - SEPTEMBER 29th & 30th, 15 & OLDER TRYOUTS - NOVEMBER 10TH & 11TH)

  • 4 LOCAL tournaments (NO Sunday play)
  • 2 practices a week
  • (2) 30 minute Speed & Agility sessions a week
  • AAU MEMBERSHIP Required [LINK] - CLUB CODE: W375DB
  • Playing time is not guaranteed, but athletes will have the opportunity to play in each match
  • ReKover Sessions throughout the season
  • Under Armour Uniforms
  • KONGO CLUB Swag

SEASON COST 12U-18U: $1995 (ALL FEES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE)

 

TO REGISTER FOR OUR FALL TRYOUTS, PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW. 

 

  --> FALL TRYOUT REGISTRATION <--

 

 

 

Meet the Coaches

Amber Day - Director of Volleyball Operations  

Amber has been in the volleyball world for over 30 years. She began playing at the age of 12 and then continued on as a 4-year starter throughout high school while competing on the highest level comp teams throughout her youth. She was named Region Player of the Year & 5A All-State her senior year. After graduating high school, she made the difficult decision to end her playing career and turn her focus to teaching the next generation of volleyball athletes. She began coaching at the age of 18, while earning her Teaching Degree at Arizona State University. She continued to coach at the comp level for 12 more years. She took a step back from coaching in 2011 to raise her 4 kids for a few years. During those years, she stayed connected to volleyball by providing individual skills training and coaching her young daughters' rec teams. She has been a Director here at Kongo since 2019.

"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." ~ Arnold Palmer

April Painter - Director of Coaching 

April has 25 years of experience playing or coaching volleyball at every level. She was on championship level teams throughout high school and club, and played Division 1 Volleyball at Weber State University. After graduation, she continued on as assistant coach for 4 years specializing in recruiting and scouting of athletes and teams. She was an assistant coach at Davis High School from 2010-2011 when they won the state title, she was also the head coach at Syracuse Jr High and the Head Volleyball Coach at Farmington High School. She has been a Director here at Kongo since 2019.

Teresa Taylor - Director of Academy & 13U Coach Teresa’s passion for volleyball began when her dad introduced her to the sport at 8 years of age. She continued to expand her knowledge and skills in the game and participated in JR High, High School, and Club volleyball programs. She often traveled 9 hours every week to and from practices so that she could participate in club volleyball! She led her high school team to 3 consecutive State Titles (1991-1994), being named one of the states MVP’s for two consecutive years. Teresa spent years in the gym both playing the game as well as being given the opportunity to assist college coaches in running many summer clinics for young players. After playing as an outside hitter at Weber Sate University for four years, she focused on her family and a career in the medical field. Volleyball began calling to her again as her young daughters showed interest in the sport. She returned to coaching at the JR High level, and has enjoyed inspiring both male and female athletes to love the game. Teresa has coached at the Elite Level for two years at Kongo, but her true passion is teaching the "fun"damentals of the game!



Chennin Armstrong - 17U ELITE Coach


Kelsey Bennett - 15U ELITE Coach (PIC COMING SOON)



Airyn Kussee - 12U Coach


Mya Hosley - 16U Elite Assistant Coach & 13U coach 


Malia Delos Santos - 15U ELITE ASSISTANT Coach


KELLIE HENRY - 12U Coach
Chris Grover - Boys Director of Coaching, 18U Boys & 16U Girls Coach

Chris developed a great love and passion for volleyball AFTER high school. Having never played the sport before, he was a quick student of the game, worked hard and with great discipline to catch up to his peers who had been playing for years. In very little time, he was playing in competitive outdoor tournaments, both in sand and grass. He played outdoor volleyball at all levels for years, taking 1st place in many of the tournaments he competed in. Eventually his passion to continue to compete in volleyball led him to try out for and make the team at Utah Valley State College, where he played Division 1 club in the late 90's early 2000's as an outside hitter. This opportunity allowed him to compete against many talented players at a collegiate level, while improving his skills as a player and strengthening his love for the sport. During his time playing for Utah Valley State College, his team placed 2nd and 3rd in the nation. After leaving UVSC, he continued to play in various outdoor tournaments, and also played for the UVSC alumni team for several years. Chris has coached at Kongo for 2 seasons in both the boys and girls programs. 

Jamie Poole - 16U ELITE Coach & Academy Coach


Cali Schoenrock  - 14U ELITE Coach & academy coach


LIndsay Harris - 14U Premier Coach


Annee Sio - 17U Premier Coach & ACADEMY COACH

  
Rylee Brown - 17U ELITE Assistant, 15U PREMIER coach, ACADEMY COACH


Matt Taylor  -  Boys Director of Operations, 14U Boys & 16U Girls Premier CoachMatt grew up playing volleyball with his family and friends. He played competitively throughtout high school on one of the first mens school club teams in Davis County as well as regularly competing in many indoor and outdoor tournaments over the years. As a student of the game, he has a love of coaching and has coached many young men, young women, and co-ed teams throughout his career. He is a native to Davis County and currently lives in Farmington with his wife and children. Matt has coached for both Kongo's boys and girls programs at the Elite Level.            
Robyn Shea - Setting Specialist She grew up in Sandy, Utah and started playing volleyball in 7th grade at Churchill Junior High.  She went on to play at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City winning the State Championship her junior year.  Robyn was Region MVP and 2nd Team All-State as a setter her Senior year.  Robyn played club ball for a few different clubs in the Salt Lake and Lehi area. She started her collegiate volleyball career at Weber State University where she played for 2 seasons before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Robyn made the All-Tournament Team in the Las Vegas Classic her junior season.  She played for current Stanford Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, during her time at UNLV. After graduating from UNLV, Robyn coached a 15’s team for several years in Las Vegas before her career and travel took her to Chicago.  Once she returned to Utah, Robyn was able to get back into coaching and rekindled her love of the game. She has coached at the Elite Level for KONGO and has been the Setting Specialist for the past two years here. She was  also the Assistant Coach at Farmington High School.

 

TAYLOR RUSSON - 14U ELITE ASSISTANT Coach  & academy coach

 
Bekah Firth - 13U Premier Coach & Academy Coach 


 Tahya Ence - 15U Coach
Janessa Fisher - 18U COACH (PIC COMING SOON) 
McKell Evans - 14U COACH (PIC COMING SOON)




        







Teams

Coach: Airyn Kussee

Coach: Toni Howes

Coach: Lindsay Harris

Coach: Brooke Gill

Coach: Courtney Fullmer

Coach: Chris Grover

Assistant Coach: Toni Howes

Coach: Matt Taylor

Coach: Cali Schoenrock

Coach: April Painter

Assistant Coach: Robyn Shea

Coach: Chennin Armstrong

Coach: Kelly Olsen

Coach: Dallas Horn

Coach: Teresa Taylor

Assistant Coach: Matt Taylor

Roster:

Rachel Bell

 Brady Day

Kaylee Monroe

Tessa Russon

Kylee Searcy

Kadie Sheriff

Rachel Shingleton

Kennedy Thompson

Quincy Wilson

Coach: Jamie Poole

Assistan Coach: Maggie Todd

Roster:

Olivia Checketts

Brinlee Galbraith

Monica Hernandez

Lexi Lee

Halen Moon

Hadley Ovard

Aspen Peterson

Kamryn Randall

Ryann Walton

Coach: Annee Sio

Coach: Bekah Firth

Coach: Dallas Horn

Assistant Coach: Mya Hosley