Sonya L., Bonita Springs, FL Volleyball Coach

Sonya L.



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My experience as a competitive player together with my passion for coaching drives my desire to build confident young women in sport and life. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Sonya. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Extended session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

90 min session

Session Length: 90 minutes

$90 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Central Florida (FL)

  • 8 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


  • University of Central Florida (FL)

  • 8 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

More About Coach Sonya

I am a USAV IMPACT and SAFESPORT certified coach. I am a former DI Scholarship Athlete and DI coach, I enjoy working with young athletes in middle and secondary school as well as adults. I tailor my lessons based on my assessment, making it fun for beginner level to advanced, Groups, indoor and beach teams and individual lessons. I typically work with ages 8 - 19.. My goal is to share my love of volleyball and encourage athletes to get out and play!

Imagine North Port - K-12 Program Director, Varsity Head Coach, JV Head Coach
Jelly's Club - Indoor Elite 16's and Beach Coach
Canisius College - DI Assistant Coach
AJVC Elite Club - Elite 15's Head Coach
Florida Gulf Coast (Beach)- Private Lessons for Individual and teams (pairs). Ages 15 - 19
Central Texas (Indoor and Beach) - Private Lessons for individuals. Ages 14 - 23
Erie Community College - Assistant Coach. Ages 17 - 21
VIBE Club (Ages 11 - 14) - Head Coach.
West Austin Volleyball Club - Skills Coach Ages 9 - 12

Athletic Scholarship, University of Central Florida
All American Team, National Junior Olympics
High School Hall of Fame, Sweet Home High School
Student Athlete of the Week, Buffalo News
National Federation of High School record for 292 consecutive wins, Sweet Home Varsity Team
Women's Outdoor Doubles (Sand) Open, Division A Tournament Wins

Lesson Plans will be tailored to player skill level from beginner/youth to advanced as well as skill-specific training requests. My sessions are designed to improve technique, learning retention and overall conditioning. My teaching style is game-like so drills are scored and timed. I avoid using the traditional blocked training style because retention and direct application to game situations is lower. My goal is to create fun, dynamic and challenging sessions that build motor skills, simulate game-like conditions, and result in a more confident, competitive, team player.

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Client Reviews

Fantastic experience!! Coach Sonya was easy to work with and very patient with my daughter!! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!

Sonya was wondering! My granddaughter has used Coach Up in Ohio so we decided to try a session while on spring break. Sonya had a different approach than her regular coach which was good. Lots of new ideas.

Sonya is great to work with -- will definitely book again!

My 12 year old daughter and I very much enjoyed meeting and working with Sonya. We were vacationing in the Ft. Myers area for 2 weeks, so I setup two 1.5 hour sessions for my daughter with Sonya - one indoor and one outdoor - and both were wonderful. Sonya was very positive, providing feedback and direction in a way that my daughter was very comfortable with. Sonya challenged her and inspired her to do more and she did! It was my daughter's first experience on sand and she really liked it, as Sonya took the time to explain the nuances of sand, which my daughter soaked right up. I highly recommend Sonya and will definitely schedule time with her again next year on our Florida trip!

P. S. My daughter returned from our vacation and went immediately into a 3-day school volleyball try-out - and she made the team! She asked me to make sure I shared that here, as she's very appreciative to Sonya for helping her.

Wow! Is all I can say! Coach Sonya definitely knows what she's doing and highly qualified to coach any age. My daughter can't stop talking about how much she enjoyed being trained by her. For anyone looking for a great coach, book with Sonya! You won't regret it.

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My daughter and I couldn't be happier working with Coach Sonya. In just a few lessons, my daughter has improved her game because of Coach sharing her knowledge, experience, example and training techniques. Coach is professional yet fun and more than accommodating with scheduling. We believe private lessons are key to improvement and we're very fortunate to have found Coach Sonya. We will definitely continue lessons.

Coach Sonya is a wonderful coach. She has a tremendous amount of drive and determination to teach the student all about the sport. My daughter is more knowledgable about the sport and has build confidence because of these one on one sessions. Coach Sonya is willing to work with your schedule and willing to help in any way she can to further her understanding of the sport. Thank you Coach Sonya!

Sonya enjoys the success of all of her players as much as she enjoys playing the sport. Sonya seems to have the gift of self awareness that allows her to have the patience to help others learn all aspects of the game that came easily to her. I watched as she disarmed the girls she coached with a humble honesty that allowed her to transfer her knowledge of the game as naturally as she played, it was quite remarkable the joy these girls had in their progress and newfound success.
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