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Dawn B., Chicago, IL Volleyball Coach

Dawn B.

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Over 17 years of coaching volleyball and the club, junior national and collegiate level. Skill development and technical training with 150 plus student athletes; View all coaching experience

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  1. McCook Athletic & Exposition, 4750 Vernon St, McCook, IL
  2. Evergreen Racquet & Fitness, 2700 West 91st Street, Evergreen Park, IL
  3. Oak Lawn Park District, 9401 Oak Park Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Dawn. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Dawn. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$210 3 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Dawn. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$400 5 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Dawn. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$595 10 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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  • University of Iowa (IA)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking

Credentials

  • University of Iowa (IA)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking

More About Coach Dawn

Head Coach for Indiana University Northwest
Previous Head Coach at Prairie State College x1 yr
Previous Head Coach at Chicago State University x1 year
Assistant Volleyball Coach at Chicago State University x3 years
Previous Head Coach at NCAA Div 1 institution
Coaching Coordinator for City Lions VBC;
Head Coach for 1st Alliance 18 White
Previous Coach for Michio Volleyball Club Academy
work with USA HP Developmental Camps and Clinics for over ten plus years

recruited and played for NCAA Div 1 and NAIA universities; Participated in Prairie State Games and tried out for World University Games and National team tryouts in 1992

dynamic stretching; cardio; arm mechanic work; core work; lots of reps on specific area or fundamental requested help with. May use baseball or tennis balls when working with arm swing; focused on core when teaching blocking; very structured practice session

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Client Reviews

Had a great first session with coach Dawn. My daughter came out of the session and said she learned more in the last hour then she did the last 3 years of playing volleyball in middle school. Dawn gave my daughter direction on what she should be practicing until next session. Coach and I will have to coordinate and schedules and figure out when next session could be. Daughter is already looking forward to next session. I would highly recommend coach Dawn.

Coach Dawn was patient and very informative. Although my daughter played volleyball in the past, she was never taught technique. Coach Dawn broke volleyball down for her and explained why she needed to play volleyball in this "new" form being taught. Don't get me wrong she was tough but my daughter said that's what she liked. My daughter has homework and would agree that this is training like she never had before. Thanks Coach Dawn

I loved our session with Coach Dawn. I was impressed with the way she connected with my daughter and how she was able to quickly evaluate her and understand her needs. As we were leaving, my daughter said “She is going to make me a great volleyball player”. We are definitely going to schedule more sessions as soon as I can coordinate our schedules.

Very good motivator and knows her craft well. My daughter learned a lot from her in one hour of training.

Coach Dawn is really good. I wish my daughter had trained with her a lot earlier.

Coach Dawn was Great! She gave us a lot of great advice. My daughter needed a lot of the constructive criticism and feels she is going to improve with Coach Dawn .

Coach Dawn is doing a wonderful job assisting my daughter in developing and improving her volleyball skills. After a few lessons there is marked improvement with her performance.

I love her Trainning session, there intense and challenging. Great job Coach!

The coach was very patient and informative during her lesson. My 13 year old learned a lot. Thank you for your time. We will contact in the future when schedule frees up.

My daughter had her first lesson with Coach Dawn this week and I couldn’t be more impressed. Her focus on technique is exactly what my daughter needs to improve her game. She was tough, but at the same time made the session fun. I highly recommend Coach Dawn!

Coach dawn did an excellent job in the one on one session with my daughter. Her knowledge of technique and body posture was remarkable. We have never had a coach do such an awesome job educating our daughter on her fundamentals. All in all she gave a fantastic lesson

I was extremely impressed by Coach Dawn's patient, through, and professional training. She was able to rapidly evaluate my strengths and weaknesses and tailored my training session perfectly to meet my immediate needs. I didn't think it was possible to adjust and improve as much as I did, and I was really proud when my teammates commented on how much more solid and confident I was after our first game this season. I'm an adult (and aging) athlete, and I wasn't sure It was worth it to invest in a professional coach. My decision to follow-through with booking Coach Dawn was one of the best decisions I've made this year and I can't thank Coach Dawn enough for her expert instruction. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.

Coach Dawn is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter had her first session with Coach Dawn today, she is professional, dedicated, her resume speaks for itself. She is patient, yet stern and very serious about her talent. It is very important to her that her students "get it"
My daughters goal is to tryout & make her high school team in the fall, I have no doubt that she will make it with training from Coach Dawn. After just one session I HIGHLY recommend Coach Dawn, money well spent.

Coach Dawn possesses every quality you'd want in an excellent coach! Her integrity, knowledge and expertise was top notch and exceeded all our expectations. The one-on-one coaching session with Coach Dawn was hands down the BEST coaching session we have ever experienced, I highly recommend Coach Dawn... She is truly an Amazing Coach!

Hi - Coach Dawn did a great job helping my son with some basic moves. He needed help in all areas, the HS coaches just don't teach the mechanics and fine tune movements when they get out of sync - like teenagers often need. After just this first session we can see an improvement. She has a fun personality and was able to talk to a teenage boy that usually just grunts, so that's impressive! haha!

Coach Dawn is a wonderful coach. My daughter is on a club team but didn't have much confidence in her overhand serve. Dawn showed her the fundamentals and had her hitting great serves in under an hour. A few of her teammates joined the session and were also hitting much better by the end of the hour. Coach Dawn was very patient and professional with the girls. She gave them each individual attention and ensured they were implementing the fundamentals she had taught. We would definitely use Coach Dawn again and highly recommend her.

Coach Dawn was amazing!!! Correcting and teaching new skills she was never taught in the past. I was amazed by the improvements I seen after one session.

Coach Dawn was great! I, my husband, and my daughter appreciate her taking the time to assist us in enhancing my daughter's volleyball skills. We were impressed with Coach Dawn's knowledge of the game, her patience, and her very genuine willingness to accurately assess my daughter's skills, including strengths and weaknesses, in the process of devising a plan of action for continued growth in the sport. Coach Dawn provided much needed instruction in many areas vital to my daughter's success as a player. We recommend Coach Dawn for aiding in the development of your volleyball player without any hesitation! You won't be disappointed!

My daughter Izabela just had her first practice with Coach Dawn and I'm very pleased. I stayed to watch and help out and I saw growth in the hour long practice. She pushes her and doesn't baby her. My daughter and I are looking forward for the other upcoming practices.

Coach Dawn is AMAZING! She is what my daughter has been missing. I'm looking forward to what's to come working with Coach Dawn.

My daughter felt that she learned more in one lesson with Coach Dawn, than she has in her last 3 years in club. Coach Dawn, was both patient and encouraging. She gave my daughter plenty of skills to work on at home to improve her game.

Coach Dawn was honest and helpful with specific instructions to improve. She knew exactly how to correct mistakes while still making my son feel bad. Every skill was broken down and evaluated. It was a great experience; one I would love to continue.

Coach Dawn exceeded our expectations. She made our daughter feel comfortable the moment she stepped onto the court. She was able to quickly assess her and note areas for improvement. During the session she was able to utilize a variety of techniques to teach our girl. We could see improvement even after one session. Our daughter walked away even more excited and confident for the game. Overall we would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a well qualified Coach to take you to the next level.

Really liked Coach Dawn she has what it takes to help my daughter get to the next level.

Great first session! Coach Dawn tailored my daughter's session who is an entry-level player to meet her needs.

I would highly recommend Coach Dawn to anyone looking to improve their volleyball skills. Dawn was very easy to schedule and communicate with. She has worked with my daughter and has a no-nonsense approach to coaching...something my daughter greatly benefits from. Dawn is very knowledgeable in the technique and skills necessary to become an elite level player and she coaches her players accordingly.

Coach Dawn is amazing! My daughter learned so many technique tweaks; she is on her way to tryout for club ball after just one session. It is money well spent, my daughter had an intense work out with tips on how to keep practicing at home. I even learned new things that I can immediately apply as a parent coach for school volleyball.
Thanks Dawn!

Coach Dawn was great. She is super knowledgeable about volleyball technique, strategy and what it takes to be successful in this sport. She presents everything in a straightforward, easy to understand manner that really helped my son improve his game. I would definitely recommend working with her!

Coach Dawn was awesome! She was able to teach my daughter skills in one session that she didn't learn after two weeks in volleyball camp.I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in a great coach.

Coach Dawn was very responsive in setting up the first session. She was friendly but tough in the first coaching session, already giving great pointers on proper technique and strengths/weaknesses. Just what my daughter needed.

Coach Dawn was very helpful to my child she was able to point out some very basic concepts of the game of volleyball in the short period of time. I saw growth in my child as an athlete. We have been seeking one on one training for quite some time and I believe coach done will be a great fit. We hope that she will work with us in the future. Thanks a million.

Great coach! Loved the technics and exercises we did.

I had a very effective volleyball lesson with Coach Dawn.
With her patient teaching, passing, setting, spiking, serving . . . . . .
I learn a lot for this one hour lesson.
Now I have more confident to play volleyball and will get more enjoyment.

Coach Dawn is an awesome coach! I am very impressed with her skills, her patience, and her commitment to excellence. My daughter said that she really enjoyed her, and definitely would love to work with her again.

I was extremely impressed with Dawn's gifts in coaching volleyball. In just 1 hour, she was able to identify my daughter's strength's and areas for improvement........her assessment was right on point! I loved her communication style which was firm/no nonsense, yet very encouraging. I would STRONGLY recommend Dawn to any athlete wanting to develop their individual talent in volleyball.

Sincerely,
Theresa M.

Great first session with Coach Dawn. Love her way of fine tuning basic skills.
Love that she incorporates core strength into her sessions.

Coach Dawn was awesome! She is clearly very knowledgable about the game of volleyball, and has a way of teaching and motivating that is great for young players. My daughter has had several private lessons at her club before, and she immediately said how much more she learned from Coach Dawn! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a volleyball coach - I am very happy that we found Coach Dawn!

Within 10 minutes on the court I knew we made the right decision with Coach Dawn. She immediately identified strengths and weaknesses with technique and made corrections. Our lesson did not end at the the 1 hour mark she gave homework for my daughter to work on at home. She was kind with her critiques and worked my daughter hard for the first hour. There were techniques I felt my daughter was doing wrong but never corrected by school or club coaches. Coach Dawn was right on top of it! My daughter gained more in one hour with Coach Dawn than she did in the last 3 years.

Coach Dawn kept my son moving the entire session. She covered all aspects of volleyball with great attention to body mechanics and footwork. It was a very positive experience. I want to schedule more sessions with Dawn.

Coach Dawn was thorough and it was apparent that she knows volleyball and the technique that is required to be a great player. She gave honest and thoughtful feedback as well. I would definitely recommend her and sign up for another session.

Coach Dawn was very polite and patient. She was knowledgeable in volleyball techniques and correct form. She helped me see my weak points in volleyball and worked on addressing them in the limited time we had available.

Coach Dawn is a great coach. My 14 year old 8th grader, daughter said she learned more about serving in her first session with coach Dawn then she has in a year and a half of club volleyball. Coach Dawn is very knowledgeable and focuses on the fundamentals needed to take a player from good to great. My daughter is looking forward to additional sessions with Coach Dawn.

Coach Dawn was very approachable and jumped right in with training our 13 year old daughter. She had a lot of great tips for working on the proper technique and gave her a good direction to move forward with training. We will definitely continue with Coach Dawn!

This was my daughter's first session with Coach Dawn and she was phenomenal. She really took her time with my daughter teaching and showing her the core fundamentals of Volleyball. Coach Dawn not only focuses on the physical but incorporated mental confidence and security within. I would HIGHLY recommend Coach Dawn and you won't be disappointed.

Thank you Coach Dawn

Coach Dawn was great! With one private session, my daughter learned and improved more in one hour then she has in weeks of team practice. Dawn is great with her athletes, is experienced and it's clear she knows what each athlete needs to work on as an individual..

Coach Dawn was great! She was motivating, challenging, and fun . She connected well with my daughter and was able to make a difference in her volleyball skills in the first session. I highly recommend Coach Dawn to anyone looking to be a better athlete and player.

The first session with Coach Dawn went so well, my daughter Joy likes it very much and she found out it is very helpful and promising to get her volleyball skills improved with more sessions going on. I was there for the first training and I am also very impressed by all the work Coach Dawn did to help Joy, all the work she did is right for Joy and is what she needs badly. We will keep doing the training, thanks to Coach Dawn!

Love Coach Dawn! My daughter learned a lot in one lesson. She is very thorough with all the aspects of volleyball and hope to book again soon!

Coach Dawn was awesome. In just one session she was able to correct our daughter's footwork. Additionally, she stressed to her the importance of strength and conditioning as it relates to the game. After one session, we have no doubt that Dawn will have a positive impact on our daughter and her game. Coach Dawn is very patient and candid with her approach and feedback. This is extremely important as it allows her to get the most out of the athlete. Additionally, she is a tremendous communicator and makes learning the game fun for the athlete. In the end, Coach Dawn is very knowledgeable about the game and is somebody I would highly recommend to anybody who wants to take their Volleyball game to the next level.

Dawn was top notch. She was genuinely concerned with my strengths and weaknesses, and tailored the session to improving not just what I thought to be weakness, but my all around skill sets. I am looking forward to working with her again, her patience and constructive feedback was much needed.

We could tell immediately that Coach Dawn is incredibly knowledgeable. We have a shy and budding athlete and Dawn was able to connect with her in her first lesson. She completed a very thorough assessment and gave useful, honest and actionable feedback. Our daughter will be working with her again and I won't hesitate to share her information with other parents interested in finding a responsible, ethical and talented coach.

Coach Dawn is great. She is extremely knowledgable and kind. She not only teaches volleyball skills, but she takes the time to teach core strength and balance.

After working with Dawn only 3 times, my daughter, who never touched a volleyball before her lessons with Dawn, went on to make her school volleyball team! (There were 64 girls trying out!) Dawn even took the time to FaceTime my daughter during the 4 days of tryouts, to go over serving. I would definitely recommend coach Dawn!
She is an amazing coach and teacher! 🏐

Coach Dawn is awesome! She is patient and very knowledgeable about volleyball. She will start with the fundamentals of the game and build from that. My daughter is on her 8th grade team and has really learned a lot from her sessions with coach Dawn. She has also gained more confidence and skills which shows on the court in her games! I highly recommend Coach Dawn for any level player!

My daughter had her first experience with Dawn today. Dawn is tough and very passionate about her game. She pushes her students to the max. My daughter left the session a little frustrated after realizing she didn't know as much as she thought she knew. However, she is ready to get back to Dawn. She said it was hard but it was what she needed. She is highly recommended.

Coach dawn is a great coach. I love the experience, she pushes you like you've never been pushed I promise. She wants the best for you as long as you give 110%.

My daughter and I met Coach Dawn today for my daughters first volleyball lesson. Coach Dawn was able to quickly assess the areas my daughter needs to work on to improve her volleyball game. She worked with her during the lesson using different drills and techniques and gave us some ideas on drills we can work on together. Overall, she was a great coach! We plan on having more lessons with Coach Dawn.

Coach Dawn was great. It is obvious she has great expertise when it comes to volleyball. My daughter received more than just a volleyball lesson; a life style lesson as well. Coach Dawn demonstrated skills and is truly serious about the progress of her students. GREAT!!!.

Coach Dawn is a great coach! After one session I knew that I was going to be challenged to be the best athlete I can be. Her training and techniques are none like I've had before. I would recommend Coach Dawn to anyone. She pushes you to better yourself and checks up on you to see how you're feeling and how you think your lesson went for the day. I love that in a coach!

Coach Dawn is fabulous. Her training was well organized, thorough, and customized based on the needs of my daughter. We were very happy with our session. Thank you.

Coach Dawn is great! She has a lot of coaching experience, knows how to tailor her approach to anyone, and makes the most of the session.

Coach Dawn was a breath of fresh air. She was able to quickly see the fundamental flaws in my daughters game. Correcting her bad habits will take time but knowing them is a great start. Coach Dawn is a great coach that I hope my daughter gets to work with again.

Coach Dawn did a fantastic job with our daughter. She immediately assessed her needs and she was showing improvement within the first hour of Coach Dawn's instruction. I would highly recommend working with her.
New Message From Shannon W. I can't say enough about Coach Dawn !!!! Total package as a coach . My unsure ,not confident in herself 11 year old left 1 session with Dawn ready to take on the world ( so to speak ) Thanks Dawn , it was exactly what she needed :)
Being in HR for almost 20 years has taught me many lessons. When it comes to identifying talent, I look for the following; Does the candidate demonstrate and articulate how they fit our culture? - I believe Dawn will fit the St. Francis culture. Did the candidate project passion for the role/job and provide specific examples? Dawn is a passionate individual and driven to bring the best out of her team and herself. Does the candidate demonstrate a high degree of Interpersonal Savvy? - if they can't connect with people, nothing else matters. Dawn relates well to all people. She is a very good communicator. Is the candidate more accomplished, brings a better resume and skill-set to this role than the person who last had the role? Dawn has moved and taken jobs to help grow and develop her career and coaching body of work. Referrals - We utilize our internal candidate referral programs as part of our recruiting process. Referrals, according to our internal and external statistics, perform better and have higher retention rates than non-referral candidates. I can tell you that Dawn Barnes will not disappoint you and would be a great coach and mentor to every young women on the team.
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