NEW at the Northeast Athletic Center!

Northeast Strength & Conditioning

In Fall 2022, we are launching our NEW Northeast Strength & Conditioning program, led by our very own Coach Kate.


With the build-out of our new weight room, we'll have a dedicated space at the NAC for you and your teams to get stronger and faster.

Classes Offered

Speed & Agility


6:30 - 7:30pm


Training 101


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Vertical Training 102


6:30pm - 7:30pm

Recovery & Mobility


7:30pm - 8:30pm

Vertical Training 101


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Program Highlights

  • S&C Classes to improve Vertical Jump, Speed, Strength, and Explosiveness (all designed specifically to help you on the volleyball court!)

  • Boys & Girls Club Team training, with sport-specific programming that is periodized to match the demands of our tournament and training schedule

  • Private and small group training

  • Dedicated varsity weight room - COMING SOON!

Meet Coach Kate

Originally from Colorado, Kate is an incredibly accomplished player, coach, and trainer. After winning a USAV National Championship with her club volleyball team, Kate went on to play NCAA Division I Volleyball at the University of Denver as a left-handed opposite. There she began to develop a passion for training and injury prevention after six reconstructive joint surgeries. After completing her degree at Denver, Kate earned a scholarship from Durham University in the United Kingdom to play in both the British University League and National Volleyball League.

As a coach, Kate has been with Northeast since its inception in 2018, coaching and mentoring athletes of all levels from U12-U17. Prior to NEVBC, Kate coached at Colorado Volleyball Association for two years at the U17 and U18 levels, preparing many of her players for college volleyball opportunities. Kate also held an assistant coaching role for Team Durham women’s volleyball after sustaining a serious shoulder injury, where she then worked with Northeast Director Garrett Minyard to coach their team to two National Championships.

Kate is ACSM certified and is working towards her CSCS certification this fall. She has trained our NEVBC Club & Open teams for the past two seasons here at NEVBC, in addition to private training sessions and leading Strength, Speed, and Conditioning classes.

"I am thrilled for the amazing opportunity to lead the new Strength & Conditioning program at Northeast Volleyball Club. I have been a part of NEVBC since Day One in 2018, and I am excited to help our athletes reach their physical performance goals. Volleyball is an incredibly physical sport, and my goal as Director is to give our athletes the workouts and tools needed to jump higher, run faster, and move efficiently as they play the game. Injury prevention and pre-habilitation will also be a huge part of our training, so our athletes can keep playing the sport they love!”

- Kate Oakes, Director of Northeast Strength & Conditioning

Say hi to Coach Kate anytime at kate@northeastvbc.com!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a 101 and a 102 class?
101 classes are for athletes to learn proper form and use of the correct muscle groups. 102 classes are more advanced and for athletes who have either completed a 101 class or are given clearance to move onto a 102 class.

What should I bring with me to class?
You should wear athletic clothes to class and bring water, sneakers, and a positive attitude!