If you come to Lakeside and are willing to work hard and pay attention, you will develop your game. Lakeside is a teaching/learning environment where we pay attention to detail. With an Hons degree in Human Movement and success coaching in Volleyball,Track & field Women and Rugby Union, Bear has the knowledge and delivery to help athletes develop their game to good effect. Bear is a fully qualified Level 2 F.I.V.B. coach with a wide variety of coaching experience, including camps in the former USSR, Japanese University Teams and many others along the way… As well, He achieved 32 Senior Caps for England and many Junior caps for which he was Capt. He also attended the World Student Games in Zagreb and Won many National league and Cup titles(player and coach) and played in Three Champions League competitions. However, He effectively ended at age 24 due to knee injury and has focused on coaching ever since.
In 2010 Bear set up the Lakeside Volleyball Club and with a team of Trillium players, progressed from 78th at U16 to winning Div 1 tier 1 at U18 without losing a match…Only one player of this squad had ever won a medal at Premier level in the OVA. Many of Lakeside’s players go on to play at University level, including NCAA Div 1, with the tools to compete immediately.
We now have players coming back from University helping with our program, this is a huge factor and will help build our steps forwards and support our experienced and detailed coaches who have been in our program for the past Eight years ( please check Bio’s below)
With a recent emphasis on developing from a younger age group, we now have a number of players developing both the technical skills and mental toughness to good effect and look to be right in the mix for the years ahead and beyond.