Testimonials

Company : Club Fred Volleyball
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I single handedly have to give credit to Coach Fred for making my beach game into what it is today. I came to Fred as an indoor player with no control or precision for beach. Fred patiently ran me through hitting, passing, defense and movement drills. I have refined my skills because of Fred, but also improved my court and playing intelligence ten-fold! The thing I like the most about Fred's coaching-style is that we don't waste valuable court time on conditioning that we can do on our own, but instead focus on technique and control by breaking the different skills down and focusing on them individually. Fred also gives you the repetitions to figure out how to master each skill rather than breaking your rhythm by coaching your every movement. I can't say enough positive things about Fred. He truly has improved my game substantially and made me a successful beach player.

Austin, TX   

I began seriously training with Coach Fred in February of 2013. Every session we worked on controlling the ball and controlling the game. Since then I have exponentially grown in my knowledge of beach volleyball and execution of skills. I went from winning one or two tournaments a year, to winning nine tournaments in the 2013 season. Naturally, this has been one of my most successful years in beach volleyball and I can quite honestly say it is because of Coach Fred. His focus on fundamentals and the simplification of the game has given me the tools and confidence to win. He is one of the few people in this world with a real gift and passion for coaching. Each training session is fun, positive and informative. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to elevate their level of play.

Austin, Texas   

Club Fred is pretty fantastic! At the beginning of practice, we usually focus upon hitting technique such as ball placement and proper approach form. This year was my first season playing beach volleyball-and prior to training with Club Fred I had played setter in club volleyball, so actually learning to attack was a very different transition for my individual game. As such, the hitting drills we do at the start of practice have greatly helped me in becoming a more accurate and effective offensive player. My cut and roll shots have improved enormously. Much of practice is also spent working upon serve receive, which any skilled player understands the importance of. Coach Fred has helped me in understanding serve receive strategy (which is very different from indoor)while also actively coaching my partner and I on our platform and foot placement, helping us to develop as a strong-passing team. Scrimmaging is obviously a very important aspect of practice and with Club Fred we scrimmage for about half of each training session-which I love! Coach Fred does not just sit by during our scrimmages; he makes you focus upon what could have made the point more effective and advises you concerning shifts in wind direction-where to put the ball, how hard, and why. All of this information has been really beneficial in developing my sand volleyball "IQ," and I am so thankful to Coach Fred for the dedication and passion which he puts into this program! Advanced players will benefit from Coach Fred's years of California playing while beginners can also be sure they are learning from a highly respected beach coach.

Austin, Texas   

Coach Fred has taken this indoor player and made her into a beach player. He is an incredible motivator; using positive feedback and years of experience to hone your game. He treats his players as though they are his own girls, doing whatever he can to support and nurture them and their game. I can't explain how much he gives of himself as a coach. This is his passion and his life and it shows everyday. He teaches great fundamental volleyball techniques with lots of emphasis on the mental game, which is so important in outdoor volleyball. I look forward to every training session and I'm so grateful to have him as a coach and mentor.

Austin, TX   

Club Fred has taught me the important principles of beach volleyball technique as well as communication. I came to Club Fred with some experience under my belt but Coach Fred was able to break down the basics of the game so that my flow of passes, sets, and attacks were more precise and smarter. In addition, Coach Fred taught me communication and its key component in the beach game. Before I was somewhat a non-vocal sand player, but now I am utilizing my communication to run better plays and have better court awareness. My favorite aspect about Club Fred would have to be the focus put on scrimmaging and the automatic feedback Coach Fred is able to give during game time. By learning about my mistakes and ways to correct them as I play I have become a quicker and more precise player. I would also like to give full credit to Coach Fred for aiding my partner and I to qualify for Junior Olympic National, without Coach Fred the goal of qualifying would not have been attainable. Lastly, Club Fred presents a friendly and open environment for all ages and a camaraderie that the game of volleyball truly represents. I always look forward to practice as I know I will be able to leave the stress of the day behind while playing my favorite sport with my favorite coach.

Austin, Texas   

Five years ago, I first tried sand volleyball. Having played competitive volleyball at many levels, I knew there had to be a "basic rule of thumb" to the sand game, but everyone I asked told me I just had to play to figure it out. After a year of frustration and being ready to stick to indoor, Fred Rojas started talking to me about if I really wanted to learn the sand game and training. I said and emphatic "YES!!" and from there Club Fred was born. I cannot tell you how much Fred has done for the sand volleyball community in Austin and for me personally. I LOVE SAND VOLLEYBALL! Not only is Fred a great coach, but more importantly, he's a great friend, who only wants to see his players get better and succeed. I cannot tell you how many tournaments his Club Fred ladies have won since he started training us. We have put on sand clinics for juniors and last summer Club Fred was extended from just adults to a juniors training program. Fred truly cares about teaching and growing the sport of sand volleyball. Without him, I would not be playing.

Austin, TX