Coach Information

ACE Volleyball is a Family-oriented and passionate group of parent coaches.  We all have numerous years of experience coaching Volleyball - Many with EXTENSIVE playing and coaching careers.  We take coaching seriously and are constantly improving in our methods and style.  We further our education yearly and subscribe/purchase many different training/coaching aids to help us in our goals to train your athlete to her fullest potential.  All coaches meet the coaching standards set by the AZ Region, while others go well beyond with "Coach of the Year", AOC and CAP certifications (along with others being certified Referee and Scorekeeper trainers.). 

Coach Chad, Coach Denna and Coach Brian all attended the recent AOC Phoenix Clinic at South Mountain Community College.
Hosted by:

 
John Dunning - Stanford            Russ Rose - Penn State        Mike Sealy - UCLA                Dave Rubio - U of A                Stevie Mussie

 
Coach and Club Director - Chad Kreikamp


Contact Information:
480-889-4599 Cell
Years coaching: 12
Coaching history:
High School: 
Volleyball Program Director and Varsity Head Coach: 
Heritage Academy            7-2017 to present
Higley High School            6-2014 to 9-2016
Chandler Prep Lady Titans  6-2012 to 6-2014. 

Named Coach of the Year by the AIA for the 2013 season.
Before that I worked as Assistant Coach and Guest Coach while donating my time to the Chandler Prep Volleyball Program.
Club:
I've coached for 2 clubs (ACE and Aspire), where I worked with all age groups.

Playing history:
I started playing volleyball in 1978 in a recreational league in my home town of Neenah, WI.
As my skills developed, I learned the subtle nuances of each position.  While attending college I formed and played on the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Mens' Club Volleyball Team as a Middle Blocker. My last season I was able to play Outside Hitter for one year before moving to MN.  In MN I met a Div I setter for the University of MN Mens' Volleyball Team and we formed a USA Volleyball team.  We played in numerous tournaments throughout MN and surrounding areas in the A and BB levels.  We played in Regional and National tournaments all over the Midwest.

Around this time I became a certified Regional Referee and Scorekeeper.  I also worked with the North Country Region of USA Volleyball to host and conduct player and coach training all over the Midwest.  In the fall of 2006 I was honored to be asked to join a fledgling group of girls from Chandler Prep and donate my time to work with them and help them develop their skills.  After the first practice, I was hooked!! I have been honored to
have been a full-time coach for over 350 girls over these past few years.  I look forward to working with each of you!

Certifications:
AOC - The Art of Coaching Volleyball - Phoenix Clinic May 2016
USAV - IMPACT Certified
USAV - Background Screened
NFHS - Background Screened and IVP Finger Printed
NFHS - First Aid and CPR Trained
NFHS - AIC Accredited Coach (Fundamentals of Coaching, Coaching Volleyball, Concussion in Sports)
PCA - The Positive Coaching Alliance - Double Goal Coach Level 3
Certified Referee and Scorekeeper

What you love most about coaching:
Watching players get the most out of their skills and seeing the drive and determination
of players striving to achieve their personal goals on and off the court.
Favorites:
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite music: 80s Alternative Classics
What you like to do in your free time: Besides CRAZY light shows, what free time? ;)


Coach - Denna Burns


Contact Information:
480-797-8445 Cell
Years coaching: 6
Certifications:
AOC - The Art of Coaching Volleyball - Phoenix Clinic May 2016
USAV - IMPACT Certified
USAV - Background Screened
NFHS - Background Screened and IVP Finger Printed
NFHS - First Aid and CPR Trained
NFHS - AIC Accredited Coach (Fundamentals of Coaching, Coaching Volleyball, Concussion in Sports)
PCA - The Positive Coaching Alliance - Double Goal Coach Level 3

I am ULTRA-Competitive in every aspect of my life!  "Never give up" is my moto!  I am passionate about the sport and love coaching these young ladies.  My real value as a coach is being able to relate and motivate these young ladies.  My primary focus is impacting player performance through methods other than technical advice or drills. I also act as a liaison between the other coaches and these young players. I can sometimes offer perspectives to these players to help them understand why the coaches are saying/doing certain things and helping strengthen the coach-athlete bond.  I am also good at bringing up the difficult topics and discussions about player/coach, player/player or even player/parent and helping facilitate communication between the parties involved.

I bring an energy and enthusiasm to each of the teams within ACE and I thoroughly enjoy developing friendships with these players.  I coach ATTITUDE.  I coach BEHAVIOR.  I coach EFFORT.  And I'm always here for you!


Coach - Brian Cabelli

Contact Information:
480-288-0829 Cell
Years coaching: 11
Coaching history:
Assistant Coach ACE Volleyball Girls 14s-17s 2015-present
Assistant Coach AZ Volleyworks Girls 18s Traveling Team 2000-2005
USAV Men ‘s Head Coach/Player (Simpsons) A Division 1995 USAV Men’s Assistant Coach/Player (Kikamaka) A Division 1990-1994

Playing history:
I played Collegiately in Southern California for Pierce College 1979-1981.  I was a defensive specialist and outside hitter. I continued to play in several volleyball leagues in Southern California after College.  In 1986 I moved to Arizona where I met a fellow co-worker Larry Nakamura who also had a passion for volleyball.  Larry and I put together a men’s team (Kikamaka) in which he would head the team and I would be the assistant.    I was an outside hitter and the backup setter.  During those 4 years, we had 1 Arizona region title in the A division.  We finished 4th at the YMCA nationals held in Peoria Illinois and  the following year we finished 2nd at the YMCA nationals held in Louisville, Kentucky.  I moved on to a new men’s team in which I was asked to coach and also play.  I moved from being an outside hitter to the setter position.  We won the Arizona region in the A division.  I continued to play in various men’s and coed leagues, but it was time to make the transition to coaching and in 2000 Larry asked me to be his assistant coach for AZ Volleyworks 18’s girls.

Certifications:
The Art of Coaching Volleyball - Phoenix Clinic May 2016
USAV - IMPACT Certified
USAV - Background Screened
NFHS - Background Screened and Finger Printed
NFHS - First Aid and CPR Trained
NFHS - Fundamentals of Coaching
NFHS - The Positive Coaching Alliance

What you love most about coaching:
I love helping players reach their potential and then go beyond what they think is their limits. My hope is the players will feed off the passion of the coaches to help fuel their own passion for the sport.



Coach - Jessica Bell

Contact Information:  TBA


Coach - Cassandra Guidice

Contact Information:  TBA