Instinct is led by 2 former professional and Olympic athletes. Our Head Trainer is a 2 time Brazilian Olympic volleyball player and renowned coach and clinician. We are a very competitive volleyball club and our philosophy is to emphasize sound fundamentals and provide individualized attention while training athletes for sports and life in general. We will bring exclusively to our athletes the best training processes in the world developed from our experiences as high level athletes and from our ongoing relationships with the top coaches and athletes in the world. We will also push our athletes mentally and strategically because we have faced and conquered every challenge they will face in their athletic careers. We have been there!!!
Instinct will celebrate its 10th season in 2017-18. In only 3 years of existence, Instinct won a National Championship in 2010-2011 (17 Division) and finished 2nd in 2011-2012 (17s Division). We have qualified teams for Nationals every season. In 2016-2017 Instinct qualified 4 teams for Nationals. Our 14 Wild Gold P won the Lone Star Classic and finished 2nd in the MidEast Qualiifier. They went on to win Instinct”s 6th medal at GJMC by finishing 3rd in the nation at Nationals.Our 14 Wild Gold N got the bronze medal in the Pacific Northwest Qualifier.In the 15s Division, our 15 Wild Gold E won the NTR Bid Regional championshio and our 15 Wild Gold N finished 3rd. In 2015-2016, Instinct qualified 5 teams for Nationals. Our 14 Wild Gold won the BRONZE medal in the National Championships and our teams brought home 2 National Qualifier championships and 2 3rd place finishes. In 2014-2015, Instinct qualified 4 teams for Nationals, 2 of our teams won National Qualifiers, 12 Wild-MidEast Qualifier and 16 Wild-Show Me Qualifier, and our 12 Wild finished 3rd in the National Championship.
Our recruiting program is outstanding with 100% of our seniors receiving college scholarships, as well as 84% of our juniors and a few sophomores. Check our Recruiting page for more info.
Our coaching staff is led by our Head Trainer, 2 time Olympian, Cilene Drewnick. She is one of the most successful clinicians in the USA and shares all her knowledge with a very professional and experienced staff. All this knowledge is shared with our athletes.
Instinct has developed and trained several nationally recognized athletes in just a few years of existence. Our athletes are easily recognized for their sound fundamentals, knowledge of the game and mental toughness. A few of our players currently grabbing the spotlight are Kierra Holst (OU), Emily Hardesty (Texas A&M), Kaitlyn Kearney (NC State). We have a plan for our athletes.