Northeast Strength & Conditioning
In Fall 2022, we launched 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 - Fall 2023
Fall 2023 classes will begin the week of September 11th and end October 29th!
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
Meet the S&C Team
Head S&C Coach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Asssistant S&C Coach
Molly, a long-time NEVBC parent, joins our Strength & Conditioning team as Assistant S&C Coach. Molly has a variety of experience as a coach and trainer. She was a Physical Education Teacher teacher and middle school basketball coach for over 20 years and middle school volleyball coach for 5 years. Molly was a setter for her high school volleyball team, where she earned All-League and played DII basketball at Adelphi University on Long Island, NY.
Molly is a Crossfit Level 1 Coach and a Cooper Institute Personal Trainer. She was the owner of GetMo’Fit Training Facility from 2011-2017. Most recently, Molly is a trainer at Burn Bootcamp in Fairfield, where she currently lives with her family. Her strength as a trainer/coach is getting athletes to believe in themselves and knowing they can do anything they want to. She loves training athletes in the weight room. She knows watching an athlete hit a PR is the best!
Molly’s passions off the court include fighting for equity and creating opportunities for all. She is mom to 3 incredible, fierce, and kind daughters (volleyball/basketball mom!) and loves to read! We are so excited to have Molly join our team!
Assistant S&C Coach
Bio coming soon!